It’s been quite a year for Klook and GetYourGuide – both in terms of their individual strategies and the changes taking place in the tours and activities sector that they operate in.
Klook is now the most heavily funded tours and activities startup in history, notching up just under $300 million in investment so far after its latest – a $200 million round – in August this year.
GetYourGuide is no stranger to the world of big money, as well, having held the most heavily-funded accolade until Klook’s most recent round. It brought in $75 million in November 2017 – giving it a $170 million war chest.
But their markets have changed massively over the course of the last six months, in particular, with Booking Holdings’ acquisition of tours and activities technology specialist FareHarbor in April closely followed by TripAdvisor’s acquisition of Bokun.
We caught up with both Klook and GetYourGuide at the Arvial Event 2018 in Las Vegas.
Here is our discussion with Anita Ngai, chief revenue officer at Klook…
…and then our interview with Mathis Boldt, vice president of global supply and sales at GetYourGuide.