San Francisco, CA and Finland (PRWEB) June 10, 2015
Finnair, one of the longest-operating airlines in the world and a member of the oneworld alliance, has selected Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities as its preferred partner for destination experiences.
Through the new partnership, Finnair is providing their customers with direct access to Viator’s vast selection of tours, activities, attractions, shore excursions and events in the cities they serve across Asia, Europe and North America. As part of a seamless integration, tours and activities can be booked on Finnair.com through the “Tours and Activities” link via the “Information and Services” tab on the homepage, as well as through pre-trip channels such as confirmation and departure emails.
Examples of experiences Finnair customers can book in some of the airline’s most popular destinations include:
- Bangkok: The Baipai Thai Cooking School Class and a Private Tour of the Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
- Helsinki: The Helsinki Sightseeing Cruise and Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour
- Paris: A Versailles by Bike Day Tour and Skip the Line tickets for the Eiffel Tower
- St. Petersburg: A Private Russian Cooking Class and a tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens with Neva Boat Ride
- Stockholm: A half-day tour of Viking History and the Stockholm City Helicopter Tour
“Our team is continuously seeking ways to innovate as an airline and as a travel company,” said Jarkko Konttinen, Vice President, Product Development & Ancillary Business, Finnair. “By partnering with Viator we’ve capitalized on their expertise in working with major airlines and created a resource our loyal customers can rely on for all of their travel planning needs including flights, car rental, hotel accommodations and now the best tours and destination experiences worldwide.”
“Viator is excited to be partnering with Finnair to provide their millions of customers with access to our extensive and growing selection of tours and activities around the world,” said Ken Frohling, vice president of business development for Viator. “With the company’s expertise across Europe and its significant and growing presence in the Southeast Asia travel market, we look forward to providing our suppliers with expanded access to travelers in those important regions.”
Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 600,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, will be the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past five years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
** Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015