2011 Press Releases
Viator Turns Travelers into Thanksgiving VIPs with Exclusive NYC Parade and Cruise Events
November 17, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO - (Nov. 17, 2011) - There no place in the world quite like New York City on Thanksgiving as Buzz Lightyear, Snoopy, the Radio City Rockettes and Santa Claus take to the streets of the Big Apple. The team at Viator, the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, has a couple of exclusive events for travelers and locals alike looking for things to do in New York City to make this Thanksgiving holiday that much more special. And when Friday rolls around and thoughts of steals and deals set in, travelers can hit the computer or smartphone for a 10 percent discount on all of Viator's experiences around the world.
New and Exclusive for Thanksgiving 2011
Sure to sell out, the VIP Exclusive Viewing of New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape the crowds and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in style from a New York City skyscraper. This VIP event provides access to two floors of viewing space more than 20 stories above Midtown Manhattan, and includes a lavish breakfast buffet. Trade the crowds and frostbite-inducing weather for a toasty warm bird's-eye view of the holiday parade as it turns down 7th Avenue.
- For a limited time, travelers who book this exclusive morning event will receive a free New York City Holiday Lights Tour for Thanksgiving evening worth nearly $50. This 2.5-hour guided tour by coach dives into the rich history and tradition of the festive and dazzling holiday lights at places like Lincoln Center, Times Square and The Plaza Hotel.
Trade the Apron for a Yacht
The New York Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise features spectacular views of Manhattan and the New York skyline and a gourmet holiday meal with all the traditional trimmings. This exclusive sailing combines one of the best ways to explore Manhattan along the Hudson and East Rivers with a feast the whole family will enjoy. Once dinner is done, there are no dishes to do. Instead travelers can dance the night away with the on-board DJ. This special event is likely to sell out so booking soon is recommended.
Black Friday Bonanza
There's no need to rush out at midnight to take advantage of Viator's Black Friday sale. Travelers relaxing by the fire or out enjoying a football game can save 10 percent on all of Viator's 9,000 experiences around the world throughout the day on Friday, November 25th. Heading to Florida? Take a surfing lesson. San Francisco? Explore the City by the Bay by Segway. Rome? Go to Gladiator School. London? Skip the Line at the London Eye. Shoppers can simply enter promo code "1011" at checkout through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide and the Viator mobile website - m.viator.com - to receive the special holiday savings.
Travelers can visit the Viator Travel Blog for more travel planning inspiration or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news.
*Please note that this offer is available for new online transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking. Bookings made by phone are not eligible for online discounts. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount and is not valid for Viator gift certificates or Disney theme parks & attractions.
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. 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.