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Pedal tavern expert, Angie Gleason, analyzes the Minneapolis PedalPub incident from an industry level. What party bikes can learn from the Minneapolis example and what this means for businesses moving forward.

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Are you worried what Groupon deals might do to your tour’s online reputation? Are Groupon buyers harder to please than others? New data to help your company answer these questions and more about Groupon’s impact on your tour business.

As zip lines grow, accidents have appeared in the news. Xola University has gathered original research to help you contextualize these accidents, and communicate your tour’s safety measures more effectively.

Packing List for ACCT

Don’t forget to pack any of these essential items. Get the most out of ACCT with our complete guide for what to bring. See you in Palm Springs!

Small Business Saturday Holidays Tour Operators

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the day to “shop small.” With Small Business Saturday only days away, here’s how you can be prepared before the holiday rush.

Amazon Shakes up Travel Industry

Things in the travel world get interesting as e-commerce giant, Amazon, plans to launch a hotel booking platform.

Viator Tour Operator Updates

Tour providers weigh in on Viator’s changes to visibility, branding, technology, and reviews. Xola University analyzes the important questions for your business to consider.

Viator open platform infographic

Viator shakes things up for tours and activities by moving away from curated listings to an open platform. Xola University is your home for business and industry insights, including the latest in Viator news.

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Locals increasingly set the tone for what travelers want: authentic, unique, experiences. Use residents as your benchmark to build a successful tour.