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Wrapping Up 2017: The Year in Review

2017 was a great year for travel, despite some difficulties in the form of natural disasters and security concerns. Overall, the industry is thriving, innovating and pushing the boundaries of what it means to travel in the 21st century. It was also a great year for ArrivalGuides: we cemented new partnerships, expanded our content library

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Cruises, Mobile and Conscious Tourism: What to Expect from the Travel Industry in 2018

The travel industry is in constant flux, evolving, offering new services and finding innovative ways to fuse tech into the travel experience. Here are some of the key developments that will shape the travel landscape in 2018 and beyond. Rise in Cruises Cruise ship travel is expected to grow 4.5% in 2018, and the industry

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Global Travelers Demand Instant Access to Information From Anywhere While They Travel

Mobile is dominating the world, changing the way users interact not only with each other, but with their favorite brands, as well. Users are smarter than ever before. They are educated, well informed and know exactly what they want. They have higher expectations and demand a seamless user experience while browsing, searching and booking. If

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Skift Global Forum 2017: What We Learned at the “TED Talks of Travel”

The Skift Global Forum events are NOT, they insist, a trade fair. They are creative business gatherings for travel industry leaders, often unofficially referred to as “the TED Talks of travel”. They are discussion forums where the industry’s greatest minds – marketers, strategists, technologists, innovators – talk about changing trends and the future of travel.

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Introducing the brand NEW ArrivalGuides.com

Explore the world with the new ArrivalGuides! You are invited to try out our new booking platform. After many months of hard work, new ArrivalGuides has been launched to allow you to try it out for yourself and to give us some feedback Ready? >> Start your new trip here <<  WHY BOOK TRAVEL WITH US? The ArrivalGuides

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Eger´s destination guide live at Budapest Airport

Gothenburg, Sweden (December 2, 2016) - Eger, one of Hungary's most popular and iconic destinations is known for its international-level spas (with curative waters), award-winning wines and colorful and exciting cultural environment. Eger is a city of legends. In Eger, there is a story tied to everything, be it the thousand-year-old castle, the epic 1552
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Visit Valencia joins ArrivalGuides

Gothenburg, Sweden (November 16, 2016) - Old meets new in the vibrant city of Valencia, where centuries-old architecture and tradition are complemented by forward-thinking innovation and a bustling modern art scene. The third-largest city in Spain enjoys all the amenities of a world city while still feeling quaint and manageable, and savvy travelers often opt
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Is the Time Right for Trip Planning Tools?

The following post was written by Ola Zetterlöf, chief operating officer of ArrivalGuides, one of the 2016 Phocuswright Conference media partners. The article was originally published on Phocuswright website. I was asked by Phocuswright to give my thoughts on the companies in this year’s Phocuswright Innovation events. For me there are two key factors to

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Lappeenranta, Finland to attract international travelers with ArrivalGuides

Gothenburg, Sweden (November 2, 2016) – Situated near the Russian border only couple of hours away from the Finnish capital, Lappeenranta is a popular international university city and an entry point between east and west. With the beautiful Lake Saimaa, Europe´s fourth largest lake, Lappeenranta is a bustling Lakeland destination and a center of the

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Travel distribution – the end of the world as we know it

A recent Amadeus report “Travel distribution – the end of the world as we know it” lists mobile apps as the most important technology to disrupt travel distribution. Mobile devices are already shaping the market today and their role as a major disruptor in the industry will continue to grow. Their portability is modifying the