San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
With the start of the 2011 summer travel season, Viator – the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries – today announced a summer sale on popular tours and activities in top vacation destinations.
“Consumers have many great incentives right now to head out of town on a short day trip or a week-long getaway, including discounts and savings on popular destination activities,” said Ms. Barrie Seidenberg, president and CEO of Viator Inc. “And with Viator’s new travel apps, it’s easier than ever to find and book things to do, on the go and up to the last minute.”
Save on Close-to-Home Day Trips
With soaring prices at the pump, a Viator day trip is cost-effective: someone else does the driving (or flying), you don’t have to fill the car up with gas, and you avoid paying fuel surcharges. In fact, pricing on Viator tours and activities has remained stable in this economy, and summer vacationers will find many discounts up to 50 percent off on popular day trips, including Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas, Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air, Paris Rail Day Trip from London, London to Stonehenge Day Trip, Pyrenees Mountains Day Trip from Barcelona, and Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome, among many others.
Purchase a City Pass at a Bargain Rate
If you’re headed to a city, see the sights for less by picking up a city pass at the start of your trip. These passes are offered in many cities across the U.S. and abroad, and give travelers all-inclusive, unlimited access to top attractions and activities, including cruises, tours, museums, galleries, public transportation, and in some cases the ability to skip long lines. Viator offers city passes in top destinations worldwide with savings up to 50 percent, including Amsterdam, Boston, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney and Toronto.
Great Deals at National Parks
National parks are a great option for budget-oriented travelers, with so many within a short drive – or ferry ride – away from home. For example, Alcatraz Island, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a popular attraction on Viator, with a variety of tour options and savings, including Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour (10 percent discount) and Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip (13 percent discount), among others.
Take Advantage of “Kids are Free” Promotions
Summer is the most popular time for families to get away, and Viator offers a variety of attractions appealing to kids – and adults – of all ages, easily found through its Family Friendly links on city pages. Many destinations offer “kids are free” promotions, and Viator has an assortment of tours featuring free admission for children under 12, including The Superhero Walking Tour of New York, The Harry Potter Walking Tour of London, and Waikiki’s Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour.
Significant Savings When You Book Last Minute
Suddenly faced with an afternoon free of obligations or unannounced out-of-town guests? Finding something cool to do at the very last minute is now easier than ever with the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone and iPod touch and the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad – both free in the App Store. The apps provide access to all tours and activities offered on the Viator website, most available for purchase within 24 hours or less. Plus, e-vouchers make it easy to book a tour and check in on the same device without having to print out a paper copy. Last-minute trips include a range of activities, including traditional sightseeing tours like the Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour to more exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a Private Viewing of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock and a Private Viewing of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums.
Travelers planning an escape can visit the Viator Travel Blog for more inspiration or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news.
Viator® is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to nearly 9,000 tours, attractions and activities in 750-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 260,000 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, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, eight local language sites for the European and Japanese 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.