DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2016) - FareHarbor, a family-owned business serving tour and activity operators and concierge desks with the industry's ultimate online booking and reservation management platform, today announced an API integration with GetYourGuide, the leading online marketplace for discovering and booking travel activities worldwide.
Founded in 2009, GetYourGuide is one of the world's largest independent online platforms for booking travel activities around the globe. Operating in the $100 billion global market for travel activities, the company offers a robust and experiential digital marketplace, connecting the highly fragmented ecosystem of global tour and activity operators with GetYourGuide's massive customer base of domestic and international travelers. Through its highly optimized online and mobile platform, travelers enjoy a one-stop-shop to search, discover, book and digitally redeem travel experiences.
Through the new integration with GetYourGuide's API, FareHarbor's tour operator customers now have exposure to market their tours and activities on GetYourGuide real-time availability and without the worry or hassle of overbooking. This gives tour operators using FareHarbor access to the millions of people who use GetYourGuide each month to search and book travel reservations. Because GetYourGuide is immensely popular in Europe, the new system integration exposes FareHarbor clients to a large new base of European travelers seeking to book exciting tour adventures in the United States.
"We are delighted to announce this mutually beneficial partnership with FareHarbor, which opens up vast new tour options for our customers while creating exciting new marketing opportunities for FareHarbor's clientele," said Johannes Reck, Co-Founder and CEO, GetYourGuide. "GetYourGuide constantly strives to deliver a world-class user experience along with an ever-expanding array of premium travel opportunities to our customers, and this partnership with FareHarbor is clearly aligned with those goals."
"All of us at FareHarbor endeavor to create new marketing avenues for our clients while we streamline and simplify their lives and their business operations with our industry-leading reservation platform," said Lawrence Hester, CEO, FareHarbor. "This new partnership with GetYourGuide is yet another achievement that helps us deliver on that mission."
As the internet's largest booking platform for travel activities, GetYourGuide offers more than 27,800 attractions, tours and activities in upwards of 2,500 worldwide destinations. From sightseeing and historical tours to sport activities, museums, and event tickets, GetYourGuide provides an extensive assortment. The GetYourGuide website was launched in 2010. The company has offices in Berlin (HQ), Zurich, Paris, London, Barcelona, Dubai and Las Vegas, employing more than 200 people, of which about 180 work in the Berlin headquarters. For additional information about GetYourGuide, please visit the company's website at www.getyourguide.com.
Founded in January 2013, Honolulu-based FareHarbor began shortly after a planned family vacation to Hawaii, when co-founder Zachary Hester and his brother Lawrence discovered the challenges of booking activities online while on the island. After working in the business for two years, he assembled a team of family and friends and together they set out to create a world-class online reservation system specifically designed to empower tour operators to better serve their customers while increasing online bookings and revenue. Today, FareHarbor supports more than 3,000 tour operators, booking agents and concierge desks in 50 states plus the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Tahiti from its offices in Hawaii, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis and Boston. For more information, please visit fareharbor.com.