These partnerships bridge the gap between booking and trip planning and, for the first time, allow travelers to plan, budget and book in just one place
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2008
Today NileGuide, the one-stop-solution for online travel planning, announced the selection of Viator, Inc. as its preferred destination activities provider, enabling its customers to seamlessly research and purchase activities while they are planning their trips. NileGuide is also launching a tool to enable customers to compare hotel, car, and air prices across Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, and Priceline as well as book hotels directly on NileGuide. These new abilities strengthen NileGuide's position as the only resource where a consumer can plan their trip, create an itinerary, compare prices, book a hotel, reserve a table, book activities and create and print their own customized guidebook.
"These partnerships bridge the gap between booking and trip planning and, for the first time, allow travelers to plan, budget and book in just one place," said Josh Steinitz, CEO and co-founder of NileGuide. "This partnership also proves the robustness of our business model, which is based upon owning and monetizing the itinerary."
"Our partnership with NileGuide enables their customers to save valuable time and money with direct access to a selection of more than 1,500 tours and experiences in the destinations they serve, all pre-screened for quality and service," added Rod Cuthbert, Viator chairman and founder.
With more than 80 destinations from around the world and five new ones launched every month, NileGuide is the fastest and easiest way to plan your perfect trip. NileGuide provides unmatched travel intelligence by combining the recommendations and knowledge of hand-picked local experts with trusted sources like Travel & Leisure, Wine Spectator, Citysearch, ForbesTraveler and many others.
NileGuide is the only one-stop-solution for personalized travel planning. NileGuide is a completely free service that provides high-quality customized recommendations to allow anyone to plan their perfect trip. It is the world's first truly interactive travel guidebook.
Founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, NileGuide is a private company whose investors include Draper Richards, KPG Ventures, Austin Ventures, and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners.
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 5,500 tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in 75 countries. Viator - the Latin word for traveler - offers travelers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities with helpful resources like customer reviews, star ratings, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts have picked respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service, all backed by Viator's low-price guarantee. Founded in 1995, Viator sells its products directly to consumers and through its global network of more than 1,000 affiliates. Viator welcomes nearly two million visitors per month. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.