It’s the Latin word for traveler.

2007 Press Releases

Resolve to Experience More Out of Life and Be a Traveler in 2007 With the Help of Viator

Monday, January 22, 2007

With Thousands of Activities Just a Few Clicks Away, Viator Makes it Easy to Experience More

San Francisco, CA. - January 22, 2007 - The first few weeks of 2007 have come and gone, and while those resolutions all sounded great on December 31, many have already been broken. For people looking for a new resolution to replace the one(s) they've broken, those who never got around to it in the first place, or for those who need a little help thinking of the perfect goal, Viator (www.viator.com) suggests resolving to become a 'traveler.'

"When we say become a 'traveler,' we're not talking about the act of travel, we're talking about the experience of travel," said Rod Cuthbert, founder and CEO of Viator. "Our activities around the world help people challenge themselves, learn about different cultures, rediscover familiar destinations, go beyond their comfort zones, spend more time with family, and even pamper themselves. With the help of Viator, people who make the resolution to become a 'traveler' can count on experiencing more out of life."

No Matter the Destination - Experience It
Viator has activities around the world that help the traveler truly experience their destination like a local. The Paris Gourmet Food Walking Tour, starting at $107.00 is led by a culinary specialist (restaurant owner, chef, etc.) and includes visits to a bakery and pastry shop, caterer, wine shop, cheese shop, a fruits and vegetables shop and a market. The Adventures of Hidden Hawaii tour in Oahu starts at $72.00 and begins with a hike down a hidden path to a waterfall, along to a secluded beach for snorkeling, and onto such hidden gems as Ulupo Heiau, an ancient temple, and Halona Blowhole (Hawaii's Old Faithful). Florence's Artisans  Private Art Tour of Florence, starting at $145.00, begins with a walk along the Amerigo Vespucci Bridge leading to Oltrarno, and includes art and craft stores where ancient Florentine techniques are still used, and an interactive video workshop on creating frescos at Cappella Brancacci museum. The Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe tour in Mexico City, starting at $38.00, visits the archeological site of Teotihuacan, a representation of the Aztec World, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, Butterflies Temple, the Avenue of the Dead, and the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America.

Spend More Time with Family
Family togetherness is a noble resolution every year and with Viator's help, family time can become an experience. A two-day escape to the Florida Keys for the Swim with the Dolphins Experience starts at $199.00 and departs from Orlando. The dolphin session takes place in a natural ocean water lagoon and enthusiasts can experience behaviors such as foot pushes and dorsal tows. Day two includes an Everglades adventure introducing a less friendly member of the wildlife community  the alligator.

Viator customer Diana F. from the UK rated this excursion with 4-stars, noting "This is a fantastic trip with the dolphins being the highlight. We had plenty of time in the water with them. An ace trip all around."

For UK-bound families, the Towns and Gowns Tour: Cambridge and Oxford starting below $120.00 visits Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires," whose courtyards and timeworn buildings inspired the likes of Lewis Carroll who wrote "Alice in Wonderland" there. Children will enjoy Christchurch College, where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. The Day Tour to the Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof in Munich, starting at under $60.00, features ample time for castle exploration as well as a stop in Oberammergau, famous for woodcarvers and richly painted houses. The children may feel right at home, as Neuschwanstein served as the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.

Be More Adventurous
2007 can be the year for travelers to truly challenge themselves with expert assistance from the skilled guides and professionals that Viator works with around the world. Vegas Tandem Skydiving, starting at under $200.00, supplies everything necessary to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush - a 45-second, 120 mph freefall and subsequent 5-to-7 minute descent. Thrill seeking divers visiting the Bahamas are introduced to Caribbean Reef Sharks by professional shark feeders and handlers during the Nassau Shark Adventure, starting at $130.00. The Poas Volcano Bike Ride in Costa Rica, starting at $100.00 includes breakfast with a professional naturalist guide, followed by a visit to the volcano's crater before cycling six-miles toward Poasito for lunch. A 10-mile ride (downhill) follows to the fertile foothills of Costa Rica with a visit to Doka Estate Coffee Farm.

* All prices listed are per person and are accurate at press time.

About Viator
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences - the things you do when you get there, providing access to more than 5,000 sightseeing tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in more than 75 countries, as well as customer reviews, star ratings and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator - the Latin word for traveler - offers online consumers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities that meet a variety of tastes and preferences, including sightseeing tours, theater tickets, soft adventure trips, attraction passes, wine and culinary excursions, and many "well kept secrets" off the beaten path. Viator's in-house travel experts help take the guess work out of planning by hand-picking respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service. Viator, founded in 1995, sells its products directly to consumers at www.viator.com and through its growing global network of more than 3,500 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.

Contact
Kate Sullivan, 1-973-568-7589
pr@viator.com

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