Atlanta, GA and Hoboken, NJ (Vocus) July 29, 2009
The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi), in partnership with Frommer’s® Unlimited, the business-to-business division of Frommer’s, a branded imprint of Wiley, now offers the most user-friendly and content-rich online resource linking travel and weather. Available at http://www.weather.com/destinations, consumers can find recommendations on the “Best Time to Visit” any location. The enhanced section is a one-stop shop for travel planning and can help plan a honeymoon, family vacation, business travel, or getaway weekend. Even if a trip is not on the calendar or in the budget, the Destination Guides section transports dreamers to exotic locations with no packing required.
The weather.com® site uses Frommer’s information on more than 150 cities and nearly 150 countries and U.S. states with reviews of hotels, attractions and restaurants. Each destination has an increased depth of content with up to 50 articles, creating a great source of travel and weather information for any desired destination location. The destination guides, which focus on U.S. cities and states, international cities and many islands, also include new enhancements:
- A “Best Time to Visit” section uses TWCi’s patented method for climate-based “best time to” recommendations (U.S. Patent #7,212,922) and details the warmest, coldest, driest and wettest months along with average temperatures and average rainy, sunny and cloudy days for U.S. destinations
- More family-friendly attractions provide kid-specific opportunities for each destination
- Interactive maps with future radar imagery can be found for each city destination for the most up-to-date, upcoming radar in motion
- A currency calculator in the money section for each destination to assist travel planners
“We are excited to work with such a respected and trustworthy partner as The Weather Channel. Combining Frommer’s expert travel advice with TWCi’s accurate weather information creates a powerful, one-stop travel resource to meet consumers’ vacation planning needs,” said Craig Schickler, director of e-business development for Wiley.
Users can visit weather.com/destinations for all their travel needs along every stage of the travel process. The section can help travelers decide where to go with seasonal weather details such as rainy season, the most travel-heavy periods and the least expensive time to travel. Consumers also can keep up with the upcoming weather and check in on flight status information as a trip nears.
“The partnership with Frommer’s and The Weather Channel brings together the most trusted name in travel and the most trusted name in weather to provide a great travel resource for consumers. Whether they are planning for or dreaming about a trip we can tell them the best time to visit and provide all the tools they need to enjoy every minute of it,” said Monisha Longacre, VP of product strategy and development for TWCi.
Each destination includes location-specific information such as an overview of the area, best time to visit, transportation information to and within the location, attractions, and travel tips involving currency, safety and more.
For more or to start planning your next vacation, visit http://www.weather.com/destinations.
About Frommer’s Unlimited
Frommer’s Unlimited is the business-to-business division of Frommer’s Travel. For more than 50 years, Frommer’s®, a branded imprint of Wiley, has been the trusted source of useful and engaging travel information. Frommer’s Unlimited enables businesses to create high-value propositions for their customers by leveraging Frommer’s travel expertise, rich content resources and technical capabilities. Products and services provided by Frommer’s Unlimited include global destination and events content, private label Websites, mobile applications and custom publishing. Frommer’s is a registered trademark of Arthur Frommer. For more information, visit frommers.biz
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 fulfil their aspirations. 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, encyclopaedias, 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.
About The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile. weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel, is the ultimate source of weather on the Web helping users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 location IDs worldwide. TWCi reaches more than 38 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. TWCi also provides consumers with unique and customizable products such as Desktop Weather, toolbars, extensions, widgets, gadgets, and a full lineup of mobile services including downloads, messaging, mobile Web, and mobile video. Other TWCi sites include forGetaway.com, a vacation home rental site, Forecast Earth, a site dedicated to the discussion of climate change, and a series of international sites, including http://www.weather.co.uk, http://www.meteo123.com, http://www.wetter123.com, http://www.canaldotempo.com and http://www.weather.com/espanol.
For more information on The Weather Channel Companies, including press releases, images, executive information and backgrounders please visit http://www.weather.com/press