Rezdy In The News

A complete list of Rezdy press mentions.

Hail the Agent: Tour Operators are being told Travel Agents are the Answer

KarryOn – 12/4/2018

The latest Industry Survey Research  Rezdy: Tour Operator Trends for Booking Channels – Australia & New Zealand Edition for 2018 is pointing to the power of the Travel Agent.

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Lenoir Takes the Plunge, Passes The CEO Baton at Rezdy

Travel Trends – 3/4/2018

Founder Simon Lenoir has made the big decision to step away from his day to day management responsibilities at Rezdy, handing the CEO reins to Chris Atkin,  previously Chief Operating Officer.

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Rezdy Raises Another $3M and There’s More on the Way

Travel Trends – 8/3/2018

Sydney company Rezdy has raised a further $3m to fuel growth in North America, opening a second US office in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The company said: “This was an interim round to fund acceleration in the international growth of Rezdy ahead of a larger equity round later next year.”

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Rezdy US growth

Travel Daily – 7/3/2018

Rezdy has opened a second US office, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a move to support its expanding US and Northern Hemisphere customer base.

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Rezdy lands new $3M round for North America activities tech push

PhocusWire – 6/3/2018

Tours and activities booking tech specialist Rezdy has raised a further $3 million as part of an expansion warchest in the North America region.

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Wine is changing: A chat with Matthew Moate

The Digital Wine – 27/2/2018

In one of his recent interviews, WISA Executive Officer Matthew Moate speaks about the future of the Wine Industry, and how Rezdy is transforming wine experiences by making the products available directly to online travel and booking agents globally.

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Local Partners Are Key for Agents Selling Experiential Travel

Travel Market Report – 15/12/2017

One of the best ways for travel agents to build authentic client experiences is by working with the growing network of partners, including Rezdy, who can provide a wide array of vetted options the agent otherwise wouldn’t have the time to source and manage.

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What Travel Trends Will Make a Mark on 2018?

Travel Market Report – 14/12/2017

As travel agents look to the coming calendar year, it’s always helpful to think about some of the growing trends that might work their way into their clients’ 2018 travel plans, and help them spur on their business.  Travel experts including Bob Gilbert, Head of North America sales of Rezdy, weigh in on what they think will be popular for the coming year.

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Should Travel Agents be Market Experts, or Leave Experiences to Suppliers?

Travel Market Report – 13/12/2017

Bob Gilbert, Head of North America sales of Rezdy, shares his insight on the debatable notion of delivering unique experiences from travel agents and tour operators.

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In-destination with the Tours and Activities Snapshot for 2017

tnooz – 11/12/2017

Featuring Rezdy’s Founder & CEO Simon Lenoir, get the latest insights on the hottest Tours and Activities trends of 2017, exclusive to the tnooz community.

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tnoozLIVE@Arival: Rezdy COO Chris Atkin

tnooz – 20/11/2017

During the inaugural Arival event, we sat with an executive from one of the players in the reservation technology space, Rezdy. In his positions as Rezdy’s COO and CFO, Chris offers a view into the tours and activities sector — especially about how his company takes a customer-first approach to guide the way they build solutions for tour operators with a variety of needs.

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Winners announced for 2017 Wine Industry IMPACT Awards

The Drinks Association – 20/10/2017

Ten visionary companies, including Rezdy, are celebrating after winning coveted 2017 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards in Adelaide last night.

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Wine Industry Impact Award results

Daily Wine News | Grapegrower & Winemaker in Business & Technology – 20/10/2017

Last night at Adelaide Town Hall, the Wine Industry Suppliers Association (WISA) held its 11th annual awards night. Awards were given in eight categories, and were judged on their level of both direct and indirect impact, including Rezdy (sponsored by AV Plus).

Glittering Ceremony to Toast Success of 2017 Wine Industry IMPACT Award Winners

Wine Industry Advisor – 19/10/2017

Ten visionary and progressive companies, including Rezdy, are celebrating the ultimate recognition of excellence as recipients of the coveted 2017 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards.

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Rezdy Reports Surge in Tour & Activities Summer B2B Bookings

Insider Travel Report – 12/10/2017

Rezdy LLC, the B2B online distribution and reservation platform for tours, activities and attractions, said it recorded unprecedented booking activity in the U.S. summer travel months topping one booking per second for the first time in company history in the peak of the summer season.

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IFITT Talk: Numerous participants, inspiring speakers and great debates

Travel Daily News Asia – 1/9/2017

The IFITT Talk on “Digital Marketing in Tourism” was one more successful event co-organised by the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management (CTLM) of the University of South Australia and IFITT. Held on the 30th August, it gathered more than 140 professionals, including Rezdy, representing the wider South Australia tourism industry.

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Australia is leading in the wine tech innovation

Travel Daily News Asia – 7/8/2017

Fifteen visionary businesses, including Rezdy, that have introduced ground breaking developments in Australia’s wine sector have been declared finalists in the coveted 2017 Wine Industry IMPACT Awards.

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Why tours & activities complete the puzzle of the one-stop-shop

EyeforTravel – 7/8/2017

A brand new report from EyeforTravel finds that growth in the segment is inevitable for travel brands that put mobile first. Rezdy, a provider of online booking software to tour operators, says today nearly 40% of all tours and activities are booked online.

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As tours and activities industry matures, Rezdy wants to function as its GDS

Tnooz – 25/7/2017

As it comes of age, the “T&A” industry is following a similar historical path as airlines and hotels, according to Bob Gilbert, head of North American sales for Rezdy, a developer of online booking solutions for tour and activity providers.

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Rezdy nominated in prestigious National Travel Industry Awards 2017

Bailador – 5/5/2017

Rezdy has been nominated for the Best Agency Support Service in the National Travel Industry Awards 2017.

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Rezdy partners with VELTRA to expand distribution channels in Asia

China Travel News – 30/3/2017

B2B online distribution and reservation platform Rezdy LLC has partnered with Asia’s leading online travel agent VELTRA to increase its distribution channels in APAC.

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Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Skift – 17/3/2017

Rezdy, a company that offers software tools for tours-and-activities providers, has raised $1.8 million in funding, in a round led by Bailador Technology Investments, with Microequities VC Fund also participating.

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Rezdy Cash Injection to Fuel US Growth

Travel Trends – 14/3/2017

Rezdy has raised A$2.4m to accelerate  growth in the United States. Investors include Bailador and the Microequities VC Fund.

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B2B Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Expands Into United States

Travel Agent Central – 10/3/2017

A new online distribution platform for tours, activities and attractions is entering the U.S. market. Rezdy has raised $1.8 million in capital funding to open a U.S. office in Las Vegas, where travel industry veteran Bob Gilbert will lead the company’s U.S. sales team.

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Activity tech house Rezdy brings in $1.8 million funding round

Tnooz – 10/3/2017

The financial backer of SiteMinder and Stackla has led a $1.8 million investment in Rezdy, the tours and activities technology provider.

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Rezdy seeks to gain U.S. foothold with agencies and consortia

Travel Weekly – 26/2/2017

Rezdy, an Australian reservations platform that includes tour, activity and attraction distribution, is expanding into the U.S., with industry veteran Bob Gilbert leading the charge as head of sales in North America.

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HEDNA president and board, Rainmaker has new VP, and more…

Tnooz  – 22/2/2017

Bob Gilbert becomes head of sales for the tours and activities distribution service Rezdy in the US, its first direct move with a member of the management team into the country since its creation in Australia in 2011.

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Hodge Podge: Shifts, Shakeups, and Occasional Shaftings in the Tour and Travel Industry

INBOUND  – 21/2/2017

Bob Gilbert has been tapped by Rezdy LLC, a B2B online distribution and reservation platform for tours, activities and attractions, to lead its expansion in the United States.

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Rezdy Selects Bob Gilbert to Help Grow U.S. Operations

Insider Travel Report – 16/2/2017

Rezdy LLC, a B2B online distribution and reservation platform for tours, activities and attractions, has tapped travel industry veteran Bob Gilbert to lead its expansion in the United States.

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Use Inbound with your Ads to effectively convert Visitors

Hubspot Academy  – 14/2/2017

By using the AdRoll x HubSpot integration, Rezdy was able to optimize their campaigns even further to increase conversions while decreasing costs.

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The technologies of tomorrow: will they add value to tours and activities?

LinkedIn Pulse – 2/2/2017

Watch Rezdy CEO Simon Lenoir’s keynote about Immersive Experiences at the 2016 Expedia Partner Conference in Las Vegas.

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Tours and Activities Providers Still Have Doubts About the Internet

Skift – 1/2/2017

According to Rezdy, while many OTAs and tours and activities marketplaces charge around 20 percent commission, travel agents and inbound tour providers often charge equal or higher rates; around 68.4 percent of tour providers feel that commission rates are fair.

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Rezdy partners with Website Travel

Travel Daily – 15/12/2016

Tour and activity aggregator Rezdy has today announced a new partnership with Website Travel, connecting more than 2,000 of Rezdy’s suppliers with 600+ agents on the Website Travel platform.

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Rezdy’s New Agreement Hooks Travel Agents up to Thousands of Tour & Activity Suppliers

KarryOn – 15/12/2016

Some 600 Travel Agents will have an easier time booking tours and activities thanks to Rezdy’s new arrangement with Website Travel.

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Rezdy and Website Travel announce partnership

BYTE – 8/12/2016

Connecting over 2,000 of Rezdy’s tour and activity suppliers with 600+ agents using Website Travel. The partnership will facilitate real-time availability sharing between the two platforms, giving travel agents immediate booking confirmations without picking up the phone.

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Quick guide to selling tours and activities

Travel Weekly – 5/12/2016

It’s a new age for agents with API technology allowing them to easily search, book and earn from these previously pesky add-ons to the meat and potato flight and accommodation bookings.

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This Aussie travel tech start-up is changing the game for small tourism businesses

Anthill Magazine – 29/11/2016

Australian travel technology company Rezdy is changing the game for small travel and tourism businesses, making them more competitive globally and changing the way the travel industry views the tour and activity sector.

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Rezdy – Case Study

AdRoll – 25/11/2016

Rezdy was seeing success with AdRoll—but they wanted to take their performance to the next level. With the HubSpot integration, they were able to increase conversions while decreasing costs.

Why agents should be selling tours and activities

Traveltalk – 20/11/2016

Has selling tours and activities often fallen into your ‘too hard basket’ with the effort not being met by the return? Technology provider Rezdy gives us their tips to selling experiences.

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Travellers leaving it late – Rezdy

MICEBTN – 11/10/2016

Australian travellers are avoiding forward planning, according to a survey by independent global tour and booking software company Rezdy.

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Don’t make me rush, I’m waiting for the last minute

ETB Travel News – 10/10/2016

Independent global tour and activity marketplace and booking software company Rezdy has analysed its 2016 bookings in Australia and found some clear travel trends relating to booking lead time.

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10 of the Quirkiest Tours & Attractions Agents can book their clients

KarryOn – 21/09/2016

KarryOn teams up with Rezdy to scour through the Rezdy Marketplace to list (and even try some out) some of the quirkiest tours and activities available for Agents to sell.

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Bookeasy, Rezdy major pact

Travel Daily – 21/09/2016

Over 200 Visitor Information Centres will be given real-time availability and immediate confirmations for tours and attractions following a deal between booking software company Rezdy & DMS Bookeasy.

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Rezdy and Bookeasy join forces

eTravel Blackboard – 20/09/2016

The major partnership will enable over 200 existing Visitor Information Centre and Destination partners real-time access to tours and attraction availability plus the ability to book directly.

Rezdy joins forces with Sightseeing Pass

Karryon – 16/09/2016

Rezdy provides Sightseeing Pass with access to a greatly expanded inventory of WA tours and attractions.

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Rezdy and Sightseeing Pass partner to showcase the beauty of Western Australia

eTravel Blackboard – 16/09/2016

Rezdy and SSP join forces in a move that makes it simpler and more cost effective for travellers to experience Western Australia’s attractions.

Rezdy escapes to the 1900s

KarryOn – 08/09/2016

Rezdy invites KarryOn to a 1900s escape room experience.

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Opera can help you earn double commission

Travel Monitor – 31/08/2016

Rezdy and Opera Australia partner and offer more commission for shows booked during September.

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How to join Rezdy

Travel Weekly – 31/08/2016

Rezdy gives agents an opportunity to join for free and make money from tour bookings.

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Getting to know Rezdy’s Director of Suppliers Partnerhsips, Anthony Valeriano

Karryon – 22/08/2016

Read Anthony’s thoughts and tips on how to succeed in the travel industry.

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Rezdy teams up with with Experee

Karryon Travel Bites – 17/08/2016

Rezdy boosts international distribution network, brings Aussie experiences closer to UK travellers

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Rezdy partners with Experee

Travel Daily- 16/08/2016

Rezdy becomes preferred technology partner to Scottish-based experience website.

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Midweek Interview with Eva Mezei, Digital Producer at Rezdy

Travel Weekly- 10/08/2016

Find out Eva’s thoughts on today’s travel tech industry.

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Top 5 Aussie Selling tours

Karryon- 04/08/2016

Independent global tour and activity marketplace and booking software company Rezdy has released its current top five selling tours in Australia.

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Rezdy partners with Expedia

Travel News- 12/01/2016

Rezdy LLC., a leader in online travel booking and distribution services for tours and activity business, has announced a new strategic partnership with Expedia, Inc.


Rezdy Gets $3m In Funding, Targets US Expansion

Travel Trends – 02/11/2015

Rezdy, the Sydney-based tours/activities aggregator and distributor, has just raised $3m to fund its growth in the United States and also develop new products.

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Rezdy scores $3m, gets sporting legend on board

China TravelNews – 30/10/2015

Australian tours and activities software specialist Rezdy has raised $3 million Series A funding and has earmarked to cash for further expansion into the US and new products.

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With an additional $3 million in seed funding Rezdy is shaping up to be one of Australia’s more successful TravelTech platforms

Startup Daily – 30/10/2015

Independent TravelTech platform Rezdy announced yesterday that it had closed a $3 million round in funding, led by Bailador Technology Investments, that will be used to expand its operations into the United States.

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Rezdy scores $3m, gets sporting legend on board

Tnooz – 29/10/2015

Australian tours and activities software specialist Rezdy has raised $3 million Series A funding and has earmarked to cash for further expansion into the US and new products.

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David Kirk’s Bailador leads $3m Series A for tour booking startup Rezdy

BRW – 29/10/2015

Rezdy co-founder Simon Lenoir held out for 12 months for an Australian venture capitalist against a barrage of US interest, and he’s finally found one in the form of former Fairfax CEO David Kirk, whose Bailador Technology Investments has led a $3 million Series A round for the tour & activity bookings software startup.

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Instant Tours4fun Bookings on Rezdy

Karryon – 19/1/2015

Tours4fun has agreed to integrate with global tour operator software company Rezdy, to allow agents and customers to book a tour and one of Rezdy’s other travel suppliers in one booking.

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RedBalloon Announces Partnership With Rezdy

RedBalloon – 13/1/2015

Rezdy’s technology is top class and is built for mobility and fast growth. They can easily integrate with suppliers and distributors, something RedBalloon was looking for in a partner.

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Viator Announces Connectivity Milestone in Ongoing Evolution of Tours and Activities Sector

Viator – 10/11/2014

Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today revealed an important milestone for the company as part of its continued innovation within the tours and activities sector.

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Rezdy Confirms Offline Dominates Tours and Activities Bookings

Tnooz – 1/11/2014

Australian tours and activities platform Rezdy has released some stats from its clients which show that offline bookings are still way ahead of online, with mobile’s share of these online bookings increasing very slowly indeed.

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B2B Travel Startups Need to Show Personality on Social Media

Skift – 1/11/2014

Business-to-business travel startups are loosening their top buttons when it comes to how they socially connect to fans and prospects.

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Rezdy Takes to Tours

Travel Weekly – 30/1/2014

Global tour and activity booking software Rezdy has announced its partnership with online experiences gift retailer RedBalloon, in order to build a more comprehensive software for the lucrative tours and activities sector.

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Tour Operators: Connect Rezdy to Hundreds of Apps with Zapier

Zapier – 22/4/2014

Rezdy, a tour operator booking software, is now among Zapier’s library of 300-plus connected apps, meaning you can now do more than ever with new reservations in the app.

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Growing A Funded Online Travel Software Startup In Sydney With Simon Lenoir, Founder of Rezdy

Founders Grid – 26/2/2014

Simon, please introduce yourself… I am originally from the French Alps. I started out as an IT professional, and then decided to marry that with my passion for tours and activities. I now live in Sydney and run my own booking software company.

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$1.5m for Rezdy shows local angels have deep pockets – but venture capitalists are missing

BRW – 21/2/2014

The founder of Sydney-based tour bookings software start-up Rezdy took his frustration at running a tech-challenged Thai scuba diving centre, and turned it into a business which has raised $1.5 million across three angel rounds, and opened a San Francisco office on February 17.

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Four Best Reservation and Online Booking Apps For Managing Complicated Schedules

GetApp – 10/9/2013

A handful of the best reservation and online booking apps are helping small and mid-size businesses compete with large hotel chains and other international agencies, providing plug-and-play software that businesses can use to start accepting reservations through their websites and social media pages.

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Simon Lenoir, Rezdy Founder 

ETravelBlackboard – 2/1/2013

Sharks aren’t as bad as they seem, according to Rezdy’s founder, who told e-Travel Blackboard the underwater creature just has a bad reputation.

Rezdy raises another $300,000 as it limbers up for million dollar round

StartupSmart – 10/12/2012

Online reservation system Rezdy has snagged $300,000 from existing investors, adding to the $250,000 it raised earlier, but is already planning to raise up to $1.5 million in 12 months’ time.

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Rezdy brings reservation tools to burgeoning tour and activity sector 

Tnooz – 14/2/2012

TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring Australia-based Rezdy, a reservation system provider for tours and activities.

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Rezdy eyes global growth following $250k seed funding 

StartupSmart – 2/2/2012

Rezdy, a six-month-old web start-up, has secured $250,000 in funding from Grand Prix Capital ahead of an ambitious global growth plan over the next year.

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