SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - Viator, Inc., a leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, today announced that the Viator Tours and Activities App is now available on the App Store for iPad.
The Viator Tours and Activities App takes full advantage of the new iPad's Retina display, bringing crisp high-resolution images and videos to planning your trip's activities. The app delivers one-touch access to more than 10,000 travel activities in 800 destinations, as well as insider information, including 330,000 user reviews and photos, tips and recommendations from travel experts, and information on 4,000 global attractions. Whether you are planning an end-of-summer getaway or looking for something to do later today, Viator makes it easy to find and book experiences to meet every taste -- from traditional sightseeing to immersive and unique experiences.
Travelers can book a range of activities, prescreened by experts for quality and backed by a low-price guarantee including:
- VIP and private access to the Sistine Chapel and secret Vatican rooms
- An intimate French cooking class with a local chef taught in a Parisian apartment
- A full day guided trek and elephant ride through Thailand's Khao Yai National Park
- A tour of Brooklyn and Coney Island by way of New York's best pizza
- Adrenaline-filled zip lining spanning Canada's Whistler and Blackcomb mountain ranges
- Skip the line access at the Empire State Building, Louvre, London Eye and dozens of other top attractions around the world
"We've spent years building relationships, sampling tours and pulling some strings to connect travelers with the highest quality, most unique and memorable things to do in destinations across the globe," said Ms. Barrie Seidenberg, president and CEO of Viator Inc. "The Viator Tours and Activities App on iPad makes it easier than ever for travelers on the go or on their couch to explore and book amazing travel experiences, even things they never knew they could do, with confidence."
The Viator Tours and Activities App for iPad incorporates the device's native features and new Retina display to create a vibrant interface with full-screen slideshows. Other features of the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPad include interactive maps, Member Only Deals, exclusive discounts, opt-in notifications, multiple currencies, paperless E-vouchers, social connections and shareable wish lists.
The Viator Tours and Activities App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
Examples of tours and activities referenced above available on the Viator Tours and Activities App
Private Viewing Sistine Chapel and Vatican
French cooking class in Paris
Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride
New York Pizza Tour
Whistler Zipline Adventure
Skip the line activities: Empire State Building, Louvre and London Eye
Viator is a trademark of Viator Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Viator® is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 10,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator -- the Latin word for traveler -- offers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities via its Web and mobile platforms with resources such as more than 330,000 traveler reviews, ratings and photos, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts hand-pick trusted local operators to ensure quality, value and service, all backed by a low-price guarantee. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, the Viator Shore Excursions website, local language sites for European, Latin American and Asian markets and more than 2,000 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a privately held company, with lead investment from The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Founded in 1995, Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.