Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) October 20, 2008
Frommer's® today announced its relationship with Aircell®, the leader in global airborne communications, to bring Frommer's trusted guide content to inflight passengers free of charge. Starting with American Airlines, Frommer's, the market leader in travel guides and a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc., has designed, developed and is hosting the destination guides available on Aircell's inflight Internet service, Gogo®. Gogo enables airline passengers to access the Internet and be more productive in flight on Wi-Fi enabled devices so that when they land, they have more time to enjoy their destination. This is a new distribution channel for Frommer's and the first time the content has been available to inflight airline passengers.
Frommer's is providing in-depth travel guides for the United States of America, including Frommer's picks for "Best Hotel Bets" in major cities as well as Frommer's real time event listings featuring concerts, festivals, exhibits, sports events and more for each destination. Also included are up-to-date weather forecasts and airport guides for the four "hub" cities currently being served -- including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Miami.
"We are incredibly excited we can now provide real time Frommer's expert advice to travelers when they are actually en route to their destination," said Craig Schickler, Director of E-Business Development at Wiley. "This will enhance the travel experience of passengers both in flight and once arrived in their destination."
"Frommer's was a natural choice for one of the first content providers on the Gogo portal," said Tom Weigman, Executive Vice President, Wireless Services at Aircell. "As one of the most respected and insight-rich guides in the world, Frommer's is the travel companion of choice for many. Now -- via its inclusion in the Gogo service -- it's as accessible in flight as it is on the ground, but is delivered to passengers on the move, where such information can be even more valuable."
The market leader in travel guides, Frommer's has a guide for every type of traveler -- from the sophisticated world traveler to the first-time student traveler on a tight budget. Frommer's publishes more than 300 guides and sells 2.5 million guides annually, reaching 7 million travelers who count on Frommer's for exact prices, savvy trip-planning, sightseeing advice, dozens of detailed maps, and candid reviews of hotels and restaurants in every price range. Frommer's -- the best trips start here. Frommers.com is a comprehensive, opinionated travel resource featuring more than 3,500 world destinations. For more information, visit frommers.com. Frommer's is a registered trademark of Arthur Frommer. Frommer's is a branded imprint of Wiley.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.
Aircell® is the world's leading provider of airborne communications. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit http://www.aircell.com.
Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check any e-mail, Instant Message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit http://www.gogoinflight.com.
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