2012 Press Releases
Quehostales Selects Viator®, Inc. as Preferred Partner for Tours and Activities
August 14, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — (August 14, 2012) —QueHostales, a provider of hostel accommodations in more than 4,000 cities, has selected Viator, Inc., the leading resource for more than 10,000 tours and activities around the world, as its preferred partner for tours and activities. Based in Tarragona, Spain, QueHostales.com was created by web developer Pixeldreams, a leader in the online tourism sector in Spain with over 200 destination focused sites to provide travelers with an easy-to-use online resource for booking more than 36,000 hostels in thousands of cities worldwide.
Through the affiliation, as QueHostales customers are making their accommodation reservations at www.quehostales.com, they can also research the things they can do in their destination via a direct link to Viator’s global selection of travel experiences. Viator activities include everything from city passes, hop-on, hop-off bus tours and attraction passes to private after-hours access to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel in Rome and an expertly guided Tapas tour in Barcelona—and, everything in between. All of Viator’s activities are hand-selected by a team of travel experts to maintain the highest levels of quality and service, and are guaranteed to have the lowest prices.
“It is our goal to simplify the process of locating and booking hostel accommodations for travelers,” said Isaac Panton, Founder of QueHostales.com. “Along with listings for more than 36,000 places to stay worldwide, the addition of Viator’s exciting activities and traditional sightseeing tours is a great benefit for our customers.”
“QueHostales reaches a very broad audience of traveler, primarily throughout Europe, who are often looking for a true local experience when they travel. We are excited to be providing them with direct access to our worldwide selection of activities,” said Ken Frohling, vice president of Business Development for Viator.
Viator® is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 10,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-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 more than 330,000 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, the Viator Shore Excursions website, local language sites for European, Latin American and Asian 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.
The project is part of expansion plans being made by Pixeldreams in 2012 with the launch of global projects. QueHostales.com is the first in the list, which includes the premium names ReservarHotel.es and Reservando.com, high value domains from portfolio were acquired by Pixeldreams during the years 2010 and 2011, years that shaped the enviable portfolio that can be seen in duermefacil.com. Founded in 2006 Pixeldreams has been dedicated during these years to developing projects that facilitate the process of tourist reservations to specific cities, it now has made the leap to global projects, the first has been queHostales.com which aims to give the most information possible to the user, who with just 4 simple steps can search, sort, compare and finally book.