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2014 Press Releases

Viator.com Adds New Shore Excursions in Alaska

July 14, 2014

New Experiences like Dogsledding, Glacier Walks and Seaplane and Helicopter Tours Let Visitors Chill Out During a Summer Cruise to Alaska San Francisco, CA (July 14, 2014) – Viator , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today announced the addition of new shore excursions in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Skagway - Alaska. From thrill-seeking adventures to quietly enjoying Alaska’s spectacular wildlife and natural wonders by kayak, raft or foot, Viator offers plenty of side trips to keep cruise passengers busy for days in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Juneau The Juneau ...  more

From the Shores of San Francisco to the Bays of Boston, Viator Names the Top Experiences for Celebrating the States

June 26, 2014

World-renowned Fireworks, Luxury Cruises and Insider Tours of Congress and Gettysburg Showcase the Formidable Fabric of America San Francisco, CA (June 26, 2014) – Independence Day fireworks are a great American tradition – so why stay home to watch the festivities? The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has compiled a list of the top tours and activities offering some of the remarkable vantage points to watch the sky sparkle this 4th of July. And with the fourth falling on a Friday this year, it’s also a great time to take advantage of the long weekend to ...  more

Viator Names the Top 10 Tall Buildings and Towers for Taking in the Season’s Longest Lasting, Summer Solstice View

June 17, 2014

Marvels of Architectural Excellence Provide Exciting Experiences for Travelers from New York City to London to Shanghai San Francisco, CA (June 16, 2014) – The approaching summer solstice (June 21) ushers in the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has a selection of tours and attraction passes – bookable online and on the Viator Tours & Activities App – that take travelers to the “top of the tops,” all over the world, for unbeatable views and memorable experiences. The Tallest Buildings in ...  more

Twisper Selects Viator as Preferred Partner for Tours and Activities

June 9, 2014

San Francisco, CA (June 9, 2014) – Twisper, the Berlin-based local discovery travel service, has selected Viator.com as its preferred partner for worldwide tours and activities. Available on mobile (iOS, Android) and online (www.twisper.com), Twisper connects a global community of passionate travelers who co-create and share the world’s best insider locations with more than 20,000 selected members. Through the new partnership with Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, Twisper will provide its members with the ability to discover and book the best things to do in more than ...  more

Hot Gifts and Cool Rewards For Dads and Grads from Viator.com

June 5, 2014

Whether buying as a gift or for yourself, a world of curated insider experiences will beat a pen or a tie any day! San Francisco, CA (June 5, 2014) – From sending a grad out into the world to celebrating a dad who’s always there for you, Viator – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – has some ideas that will show them just how special they are. Every experience, like a baseball game with a Yankees legend or a canal cruise in Amsterdam, can be booked in advance at Viator.com or on-the-go on the Viator Tours & Activities App – currently featured in the App Store’s “Apps for Graduates” ...  more

Hot New Tours for Cool Summer Travel Experiences from Viator.com

May 20, 2014

New Experiences like an Exclusive Excursion by Private Plane to Niagara Falls from NYC are Perfect for Summer and Bookable on Mobile San Francisco, CA (May 20, 2014) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is jumping in headfirst and celebrating a selection of brand new experiences around the world for travelers to enjoy this summer. Curated activities that feature off-hours explorations, remarkable views, special access and VIP treatment, these brand new experiences would be the highlight of any trip, and are even bookable in-destination and at the last minute on the  ...  more

10 Great Reasons to Visit Mexico This Summer From Viator.com

May 8, 2014

Turn up the heat! Viator is Taking Inspiration from Cinco de Mayo and Highlighting Some South of the Border Summertime Getaway Ideas and New Destinations San Francisco, CA (May 8, 2014) – Cinco de Mayo may be over, but the party doesn’t have to end. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is keeping things ‘caliente’ by unveiling its “Top 10 Insider’s Picks in Mexico” for travelers looking to keep that festive feeling alive. While it’s sure to be hot (in more ways than one), other reasons to consider travel to Mexico in the summer include smaller crowds, better deals ...  more

Experience DC and Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Arlington National Cemetery with Tours and Activities from Viator

May 1, 2014

San Francisco, CA (May 1, 2014) – Arlington became a national cemetery on June 15, 1864, and starting in May the Arlington National Cemetery will host a series of events to commemorate this important milestone in America’s history. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, offers travelers a variety of ways to pay tribute and honor the traditions, remember the sacrifices, and explore the history of the cemetery as well as other notable landmarks, memorials and monuments across the US capital city. By land – The moving and inspiring Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials ...  more

Experience the WWI Centenary With Commemorative Travel Activities from Viator

April 23, 2014

2014 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War One and Viator is Helping Travelers Pay Tribute Across Northern France and Belgium San Francisco, CA (April 23, 2014) – Spring 2014 will begin the four-year-long commemoration of World War I. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has a collection of single and multi-day tours from Brussels and France that bring travelers onto the very battlefields that served as the backdrop to the tragedy and the heroism that unfolded during the early months of the “Great War.” Flanders Stretching north of the ...  more

Viator Announces Expanded Collection of Exclusive Insider Videos Across Asia and Australia Plus Redesigned YouTube Channel

April 11, 2014

Online and On Mobile, Get a Glimpse into the Best Tours, Attractions and Destinations Before you Travel; Viator’s Revamped YouTube Channel Makes Viewing Quick and Easy San Francisco, CA (April 11, 2014)- They say "seeing is believing". Viator.com ,the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, makes that a reality with the company's exclusive collection of insider videos available online and on mobile, including the recently launched series, Viator Asia-Pacific: Travel with an Insider. The new videos take travelers inside for an intimate look at experiences across Sydney and Melbourne ...  more

Forget the TIVO and Experience the Real Thing with New Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Deadliest Catch Tour from Viator

April 3, 2014

Don’t be a Spectator; Climb the Fortress Walls, Drink the Manhattans and Catch the Crabs Just Like TV’s Most Beloved (and Bloody) Characters Below the Surface and Behind the Scenes All Over the World San Francisco, CA (April 3, 2014) - Why watch when you can do? Viator , the leading provider of tours and activities worldwide, has a collection of experiences that bring travelers and fans “on location” of some of today’s most watched and most talked about television shows. “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men” and “Deadliest Catch” provide thrilling and chilling on-screen drama that leads to amazing real-life explorations in ...  more

With Its Picturesque Waterside Perch, Hamburg Is A Unique Destination For Experiencing Germany in Spring and Summer

March 24, 2014

San Francisco, CA (March 24, 2014) - Unmistakably German yet seasoned with it’s own unique maritime vibe, Hamburg sits nestled along the Elbe River in northern Germany. Viator the leading provider of tours and activities worldwide suggests travelers include Hamburg as part of their exploration of Germany, and experience its art scene, architecture, culture and cuisine. Hamburg has a lot to offer travelers in 2014 including a year-long celebration of Bach, the first Hamburg International Music Festival (May 9 – June 15), some hot new clubs and recently designated Michelin-recognized restaurants. Exploring Hamburg Hamburg ...  more

Viator.com Names Insider Picks for Best New Tours and Travel Experiences for 2014

March 6, 2014

Activities like Buddhist Almsgiving in Bangkok and Gourmet Picnics at China’s Great Wall Get Travelers Below the Surface and Behind the Scenes All Over the World San Francisco, CA (March 6, 2014) - From robots to reverence, the team of travel experts at Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – has selected their top picks for hot new tours and activities for 2014. This eclectic selection of curated destination activities showcases the broad variety of travel experiences travelers can discover through Viator.com and the Viator Tours & Activities ...  more

New Research Reveals €37.2 ($51) Billion European Travel Activities Market; Tours and Activities Represent Most Popular Segment

March 5, 2014

As Online Sales Continue to Grow, Viator Targets Mobile and In-Destination Booking Opportunity as the Next Major Disruptor in Naturally Fragmented Global Activities Market San Francisco, CA (March 5, 2014) - Just when you thought the $30 billion U.S. travel activities market was big, along comes a new study that jumped the pond to find out that the European market is even bigger, totaling €37.2 billion (or $51 billion). According to the newly released PhoCusWright study “When They Get There (and Why They Go): Activities, Attractions, Events and Tours in Europe,” the sale of trip activities is more than ...  more

For Anyone Inspired by the Winter Games, Viator.com says "Get Your Mittens On"

February 20, 2014

Skis, Snowshoes, Skates and Sleigh Rides Help Travelers Create their Own Gold Medal Moments San Francisco, CA (February 20, 2014) – If the Sochi Games and this year's epic North American snow totals weren't inspiration enough, Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – has a selection of snow-based activities to make it super (G) easy to let out your inner Olympian. From big mountain ski runs to graceful snowshoeing or ice-skating, and even a magical sleigh ride or two, Viator has a curated collection of winter wonders to make every memory ...  more

Travel with an Insider; Viator Announces Top VIP and Exclusive Tours for 2014

February 10, 2014

From Secret Rooms at the Vatican to a Private Landing in the Grand Canyon – Iconic Bucket-list-worthy Travel Experiences from Viator.com San Francisco, CA (February 10, 2014) – Ever dreamt of touring the Vatican without the crowds, stepping beyond the velvet ropes into secret rooms at Versailles, or enjoying the raucous revelry of Mardi Gras from a private balcony in New Orleans? Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – and its global team of insiders are making those travel dreams a reality. Thanks to long-standing and unrivalled partnerships with the best tour operators  ...  more

Viator Names the Year’s Top 10 Private Tour Guides

January 16, 2014

“Insider Experiences” A Top Priority for 2014 as Travelers Seek Highly Personalized Tours and Activities San Francisco, CA (January 16, 2014) – With a new year comes new trends to watch for, and Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide – sees continued growth in private, custom and exclusive tours. The team analyzed traveler reviews and bookings made through the Viator Private Guide Network to compile the 2014 Viator Travel Awards: Top 10 Private Guides . From the highest rated guide to the most popular newcomer, these experts represent some of the best private tour guides ...  more

Viator Names Laura G. Saum Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Account Management

January 15, 2014

San Francisco, CA (January 15, 2014) – Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today announced that Laura G. Saum has joined the company’s executive management team as Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Account Management. Saum will lead a global team of market managers and maintain oversight of the company’s supplier management strategies. She will also be responsible for the company’s worldwide product acquisition strategy maintaining a strong focus on hand-selected tours and experiences – run by the most trusted local tour ...  more

2013 Press Releases

2014 Has Much to Offer for Travelers Seeking Sport, Sneak Peeks, Skipped Lines and Sincere Sentiment According to Viator.com

December 17, 2013

Private and Exclusive Tours Surged in 2013 with More Growth and Higher Expectations Predicted for 2014 San Francisco, CA (December 17, 2013) – As 2013 draws to a close, the New Year is bringing with it many opportunities for momentous, memorable and mobile travel experiences. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is looking ahead at some of the trends and tours that will help shape travelers’ in-destination experiences in 2014, including the huge demand for private, exclusive and skip-the-line experiences. Solo & Selective A blockbuster among Viator ...  more

Viator Announces Exclusive Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Tour in Time for World Premier

December 16, 2013

Journey to Middle-earth and Walk in the Hobbit’s Footsteps with Exciting Behind-the-scenes Experiences in New Zealand from Viator.com; Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets San Francisco, CA (December 13, 2013) – As the world awaits the upcoming release of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has announced the launch of a new of collection of hand-picked experiences that bring travelers straight to the heart of “Middle-earth.” Dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien as the hometown of the characters in “The Lord of the Rings” and in the prequel ...  more

Turkey or Brisket – How to Shake off the Holiday Food Coma with Energetic Local Activities from Viator.com

November 7, 2013

As Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Historically Coincide, Viator.com Suggests Checking Out Local Tours to Help Visitors and Hosts Alike Burn Some Calories and Extend the Holiday Fun San Francisco, CA (November 7, 2013) – November 28, 2013 marks an historic occasion – the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. This means twice the tradition, twice the celebration and twice the food! The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is welcoming “Thanksgivukkah” with suggestions for entertaining visiting family that also happen to get bodies moving after the bountiful feasts. ...  more

Viator Announces Exclusive, Once-in-a-Lifetime Downton Abbey Experience

October 22, 2013

On November 5 th , for One Night Only, Mingle with the Carnarvon Family while Walking in the Footsteps of the Crawleys of Downton Abbey - available only from Viator.com San Francisco, CA (October 21, 2013) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is pleased to announce the launch of an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience that will delight travelers and Downton Abbey super-fans alike. Currently closed to the public, Highclere Castle is opening its doors for a special event on November 5 th and Viator has secured a limited number of tickets for its customers that ...  more

Bring on the Borough - Unique New York Travel Experiences in Brooklyn from Viator.com

October 10, 2013

Capitalizing on the City's Own Special Flavors, Viator Adds New Tours to the Brooklyn Mix San Francisco, CA (October 10, 2013) - The saying “I Love NY” is about more than just the island of Manhattan. The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is spreading the love and highlighting some of the best things to do in Brooklyn. As the most populous of all five boroughs, Brooklyn is rife with cultural diversity and rich in history and Viator wants travelers to catch the ferry, subway, taxi, or bike to see it (and taste it) for themselves. The way to a traveler's ...  more

The Recipe for Winning in Las Vegas – Top 12 Insider Travel Experiences from Viator.com

September 26, 2013

Celebrating Vegas as Viator Moves into Larger Luxe Local Digs San Francisco, CA (September 26, 2013) – What happens in Vegas isn't staying in Vegas this week. The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has selected its top 12 Insider Picks for travelers heading to Sin City. As the company commemorates its move into larger local office space today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and entertainment provided by Recycled Percussion and Elvis Monroe, travelers can get the inside scoop on the staff's top recommendations for things to do when visiting the Strip and ...  more

Shore Excursions by Viator Adds New Ports in Middle East and Asia; Announces Site-wide Sale

September 18, 2013

Expanded Port Roster and Addition of Oceania Cruises Enhance Viator's Dedicated Shore Excursion Offering San Francisco, CA (September 18, 2013) - Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide - today announced the addition of a collection of new ports-of-call, a new cruise line and a site-wide sale on the company's dedicated shore excursion website, www.shoreexcursions.viator.com . Viator's New Ports-of-Call Complementing its roster of more than 120 global ports-of-call, Viator has added a collection of shore excursions in Hong Kong, as well as some of the best ...  more

Viator.com Adds New Ghost Tours and Spooky Travel Experiences

September 13, 2013

Putting a Unique (and Gripping) Twist on a Destination, Ghost Tours Aren't Just for Halloween Anymore San Francisco, CA (September 13, 2013) - Friday the 13 th is the perfect day to shriek the word on a new collection of ghostly goodies on sale now from the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide. Hand-selected by Viator's “existential experts,” this new crop of creepy delights compliments Viator's savory selection of ghost walking tours, ghoulish explorations and cemetery visits that take travelers inside the dark side in cities around the world. What's ...  more

Indulge a Love of Spirits, Stogies and Travel with Tours and Activities from Viator.com

August 28, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 28, 2013) – The team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is thinking outside the box ( of wine ) and is highlighting a select group of tours for travelers to sip their stronger spirits in style. From learning the finer points of fermentation and distilling to tasting such libations as whiskey, rum and sake, travelers to destinations like Brooklyn, San Juan and Edinburgh can enjoy their favorite varietals, along with a few suggestions for a first-hand look at custom hand-rolled cigar making as well. After all, cigars and spirits often go hand in hand. ...  more

Magical Destinations; Top Choices for Experiencing the Jewels of the Mediterranean with Viator.com

August 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 20, 2013) — With the bays of the Mediterranean lapping against their shores, waterside cities in France as well as Spain and Italy become magical destinations for travelers in the summer months. The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has chosen a select group of tours and shore excursions that will let travelers explore this gem-box of a region — private yacht or not. Nice and the Côte d’Azur Known as the capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice boasts pebbly and pristine beaches that punctuate the luxurious landscape. ...  more

Viator Launches 'Inferno' Tour in Florence

July 30, 2013

New Tour Explores the Florence Backdrop of Dan Brown's Latest Best Seller; Joins Curated Collection of Novel-inspired Experiences San Francisco, CA (July 30, 2013) — Code-cracking Harvard Professor Robert Langdon is at it again and Viator.com has launched a brand new tour that puts fans of Dan Brown's latest work into the heart of one of its primary settings - Florence. In his latest novel - Inferno - Brown combines Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy with cutting-edge science and technology to create a thriller filled with codes, symbols and secrets, as well as some of Florence's major (and mesmerizing) sights ...  more

Celebrate the Birth of HRH Prince of Cambridge with an Exploration of Royal London with Viator.com

July 23, 2013

More Royals and Even More Ways to Experience London like a Royal Insider San Francisco, CA (July 23, 2013) — London just got a little bit more royal and travelers can experience it with Viator.com . London in the summer is always fascinating and fun, but the Royal family has made this summer historic with the birth of the third in line to the Crown. The team at Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has a hand-picked selection of activities in and around London that highlight the UK’s Royal Family including a new VIP experience that features special insider-access at the Tower ...  more

The America’s Cup Sails into San Francisco — Experience the Action and More with Viator.com

July 3, 2013

Cruise alongside the Race and Explore San Francisco with Hometown Help from Viator July 3, 2013 (San Francisco, CA) — On July 4, sailors and spectators will descend on the banks of San Francisco Bay for one of sports’ most spectacular events — the America’s Cup World Series. As the “Summer of Racing” commences officially on July 7, San Francisco’s own Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, can help racing fans get closer to the action and make the most of their time in town with activities across San Francisco, excursions to Wine ...  more

Viator Adds New Shore Excursions in Asia, Australia and South Pacific

June 27, 2013

Tours and Activities in 10 New Ports of Call Enhance Viator’s Collection of Shore Excursions Worldwide San Francisco, Calif. (June 27, 2013) — Viator.com — the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide — today announced the addition of shore excursions in 10 new ports of call in Asia, Australia and throughout the South Pacific. The expanded line-up now totaling 120 ports worldwide — available on Viator’s dedicated shore excursion website, www.shoreexcursions.viator.com — offers transoceanic cruise passengers the opportunity to discover and book unique ...  more

“For It’s One, Two, Three Tours You’ll Save at Viator.com”

June 20, 2013

Book Three NYC Tours — from VIP Yankees and Mets Experiences to 4th of July Fireworks and Fun — and Save 25% Just in Time for Summer June 20, 2013 (San Francisco, CA) — Whether it’s America’s pastime or the celebration of America’s Independence, New York City is the place to be this summer. The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, wants to help travelers visiting the Big Apple experience the City like an insider — and, save a little money while they’re at it. Buy Two NYC Tours, Save 25% on the Third New York ...  more

Viator.com Launches a New Site Design and New “Insider Guides” Just in Time for Summer

June 13, 2013

June 13, 3013 (San Francisco, CA) The summer travel season has arrived and with it comes an exciting site update from the team at Viator.com . One look at the site and travelers will see the design has undergone a transformation that simplifies navigation and welcomes the visitor inside with bold and engaging images and a streamlined search tool. Viator has made it easier than ever for travelers to find the best tours, useful tips and verified reviews relevant to them and the trip they’re planning. Optimized with tablets and iPads in mind too — users of which represent a growing number of Viator customers — the ...  more

Viator Launches “Game of Thrones” Tours

May 28, 2013

Fans of Downton Abbey, Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes and More Will Enjoy Viator’s Collection of TV and Movie Tours SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 28, 2013) — For those already longing for the next season of HBO series “Game of Thrones,” Viator.com has launched two new tours that put travelers in the center of this popular epic fantasy adventure. Not settling for re-runs and DVDs, Viator — the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide — has built a collection of exciting experiences to give fans an insider’s look into some of today’s most popular shows and ...  more

Viator Dials Up the Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations and Top 5 Same-Day-Cities Booked via App

May 20, 2013

Viator’s App-loving customers enjoy NYC, San Francisco and Rome on the fly but for this summer—it’s Paris all the way! San Francisco, Calif. (May 20, 2013)—Who said phones were just for calling people? Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has turned the smartphone into the traveler’s key to unlocking the best things to do in their destinations. Delivering handheld, on-the-fly access to a hand-picked selection of 15,000 experiences around the world, as well as more than 350,000 reviews, photos and exclusive videos, the free Viator Tours ...  more

Return the Favor and Give Mom the Gift of Knowledge with Learning Experiences from Viator.com

May 7, 2013

Surprise Mom with Lessons in Perfume Making, Paddleboarding, Bollywood Dancing and Much More San Francisco, Calif. (May 7, 2013)—She was your first teacher. Now it’s time to return the favor, but, with a little bit of flare. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has pulled together a selection of fun lessons and learning activities that would make great gifts for Mother’s Day 2013. Whether it’s the kitchen she craves, favors her creative side, yearns for the outdoors, or just wants a beautiful gourmet lunch, Viator has a selection of ...  more

Viator Announces Multi-Day Cruises to Antarctica

April 26, 2013

New Itineraries Enhance Viator’s Collection of Cruises and Riverboat Tours in Destinations Worldwide San Francisco, Calif. (April. 26, 2013) —Antarctica may very well be the last frontier for cruise travelers, but Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has now made it easier to experience the adventure of a lifetime with six new tours that visit the White Continent’s top attractions. Can’t wait until November (Antarctica’s high season) to set sail? Viator offers multi-day cruises and river tours, available throughout the summer, in ...  more

Summer Vacations Might Be Short but the Lines Usually Aren't; Skip Them and Save Time with Viator.com

April 15, 2013

Enjoy the world’s most popular sights and attractions, and avoid wasting time waiting in line with “jump the queue” access San Francisco, Calif. (April. 15, 2013) — For many, the warmth of summer means it’s time for a vacation—but being stuck in long lines at the world’s hottest attractions can quickly turn any travel experience cold. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—delivers insider access by allowing travelers to make the most of their free time this summer with “Skip the Line” entry at top museums, ...  more

Experience Rome and the Vatican Like an Insider with Viator.com

April 4, 2013

Skip the Line Access, Exclusive VIP Tours, Papal Audiences and a Brand New Infographic Take Travelers on a Remarkable Journey San Francisco, Calif. (April. 4, 2013) —2013 has already been a year of unprecedented historical events in Rome as Pope Francis I—the first Pope from South America—settles into his new role. The crowds are expected to swell beyond their usual high season enthusiasm with pilgrims from Argentina and throughout the world planning their trips to Rome. The team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has a curated selection of ...  more

As Florida Celebrates 500 Years, Viator.com Celebrates the Sunshine State

March 28, 2013

Experience Florida with Viator during “Viva Florida 500”* San Francisco, Calif. (March 28, 2013) — Florida is often thought of as the State in the U.S. with the best weather and rightfully so. But it also happens to hold the distinction of being recognized as the oldest as well, with Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León crossing its shores in 1513. The team at Viator.com — the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide — is commemorating the State’s 500th anniversary by highlighting amazing things to do in Florida with ways to explore these ...  more

Experience Holland's Tulips, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Amsterdam's Canals with Viator.com

March 21, 2013

San Francisco, Calif. (March. 21, 2013) — In Amsterdam, 2013 is all about numbers — 7 million, 400 and 40 just to name a few and with help from the team at Viator.com — the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide — travelers can experience all of them. Visitors to Amsterdam will have the chance to see more than 7 million tulips and flowers in bloom; commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Van Gogh Museum with its highly anticipated reopening; and cruise along the city’s Canals, turning 400 this year. Viator’s things to do in Amsterdam and the Netherlands — ...  more

Viator Announces Qantas as Latest Member of Global Affiliate Network

March 19, 2013

Qantas Customers to have Direct Access to Thousands of Curated Experiences in Destinations Worldwide; Partnership Marks 30th Airline Company to Select Viator for Experiences San Francisco, Calif. (March 19, 2013) — Viator, Inc., parent company of Viator.com — the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities — has announced Qantas ( www.qantas.com.au ), Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and member of the oneworld alliance, as the latest major travel provider to join the company’s global affiliate network. Along with its reputation for excellence in ...  more

Kiddies or Co-eds — Viator.com has Spring Break Experiences for Every Type of Traveler

March 5, 2013

Fun with the Kids or Thrills with the Buddies, Viator has Amazing Experiences to Make this Year Unforgettable for all the Right Reasons San Francisco, Calif. (March. 5, 2013) —Two simple words may have never had such different meanings depending on who you ask—Spring Break. Families envision sand castles, dolphins and Mickey Mouse, while co-eds are dreaming about bikinis, water sports and Jose Cuervo (only those over 21 of course). Since the possibilities are endless, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has pulled together a selection of ...  more

Take Advantage of Winter’s Bounty with Snowy Experiences from Viator.com

February 26, 2013

Skilled Skier or Flailing Tuber—A Selection of Fun-Filled Winter Activities Await San Francisco, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2013) —Winter’s wrath can leave many travelers yearning for warmer climes, yet those with an affinity for the chilly thrills have a lot to be thankful for. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has picked a few activities from its global collection of curated experiences that take full advantage of Mother Nature?s winter bounty to get travelers onto the mountains and into the snow, and even an ice cave or two. Ski and Snowboard  ...  more

Beach.com Selects Viator®, Inc. as its Preferred Partner for Tours and Activities

February 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA (February 20, 2013) — Beach.com , the online lifestyle resource for people who vacation or live by the beach, has selected Viator , Inc., as its preferred partner for tours and activities. By integrating the seamless white label solution developed by Viator, the leading online resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, Beach.com is helping travelers discover their destination like an insider. Through the website’s homepage “Activities” tab, Beach.com users can access thousands of pre-screened tours and activities that meet high standards for quality and price in beach ...  more

Viator.com Unveils Sweetest Tours and Activities for Valentine’s Day Proposals

February 8, 2013

San Francisco, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2013) —When it comes to popping the question, the “where,” “when” and “how” are almost as important as the ring. To help find inspiration for an amazing proposal, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—pulled from its curated collection of activities to create a selection of sure-fire romantic settings, some already used by Viator customers as the backdrop to the big question. While watching the sun rise : Few things are more romantic than watching the sun rise, even more special ...  more

Viator Partners with TripAdvisor to Make Booking Tours Easier for Travelers

January 30, 2013

TripAdvisor and City Guides App Users Gain Direct Access to Viator’s Collection of Global Tours and Activities San Francisco, Calif. (January 30, 2013)— Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today announces a partnership with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, to help travelers find and book the best things to do in popular destinations around the world. Through the new partnership, TripAdvisor and City Guides App users can now click “Book Now” to gain direct access to Viator’s diverse selection of worldwide tours and ...  more

Viator.com Unveils Top Travel Destinations for 2013

January 25, 2013

San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2013) —With the entire world to explore, trying to narrow down a list of possible destinations to visit in 2013 is tough. Fortunately, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has taken the guesswork out of deciding where to go with the “ World’s Top 50 Travel Destinations in 2013 .” As part of the Viator Travel Awards , the list spans popular destinations and includes compelling reasons to visit this year in particular, from reflecting on big moments in history to revisiting areas hit hard by natural ...  more

CruiseCompete Selects Viator® as its Exclusive Partner for Shore Excursions

January 22, 2013

San Francisco (January 22, 2013) — CruiseCompete , the premier online cruise marketplace, has selected Viator , Inc. as its exclusive partner to provide its users with access to shore excursions in ports around the world. Through an integrated connection with Viator’s dedicated shore excursion website , CruiseCompete is able to provide its users with seamless access to a vast selection of unique and popular excursions in ports worldwide—at the best prices, guaranteed. Through the “ Shore Excursions ” link on the CruiseCompete homepage, cruise passengers can simply select their cruise line and itinerary ...  more

Viator.com Unveils the Top 10 Activities in the Caribbean

January 15, 2013

From adventure sports and hiking to sunset sails and rum-runs, Viator travelers are having fun in the sun San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2013) —Bucket lists were made for the Caribbean: from adrenaline junkies looking for their next daring adventure to nature lovers hoping to spot a group of frolicking dolphins, there’s something for everyone. To help travelers determine which items to cross off their lost-in-paradise bucket list this year, Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide—has combined traveler reviews, bookings and data from millions of travelers ...  more

2012 Press Releases

Viator Announces Trends to Watch in Tours & Activities for 2013

December 20, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2012)—As 2012 draws to a close, Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, is taking stock of the past 12 months and looking ahead to some of the trends predicted to make an impact in the activities sector in 2013. According to Viator, travelers hitting the high seas, those making use of mobile technologies and lovers of libations and culinary experiences will be noteworthy travel trendsetters in the year to come. Shore Excursions—Savvy Pax Will Bypass the Cruise Lines Cruise passengers have long relied on their cruise lines for access ...  more

Viator Brings Travel Cheer to Popular Mobile Holiday Gear

December 11, 2012

Apps, Mobile Site, and 12/12/12 Sale turn the Hottest Holiday Tech Gifts into Handy Travel Planning Tools San Francisco, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2012)—With a little help from Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, some of this holiday season’s hottest gifts can go from tech gadget to travel guru with just a few swipes. Viator’s mobile site and suite of free apps—including the brand new Viator Tours and Activities App for Android —deliver on-the-go, insider access to more than 10,000 pre-screened activities in over 800 destinations, letting ...  more

Start 2013 in Style with New, Exclusive and Unique New Year’s Eve Activities from Viator.com

December 5, 2012

Sydney to San Francisco—Treat yourself to One Heck of a Night San Francisco, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012)—To help holiday revelers ring in the New Year like never before, the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for booking thousands of tours and activities worldwide, is launching a collection of brand new activities that complement the company’s many traditional and perennial favorites. With experiences that span the globe from Oahu to Whistler to Westminster, Viator has brought together a selection of soirees—not only for travelers but for locals too—that guarantee a festive send off to 2012 and warm ...  more

Dazzling Lights, Christmas Markets and Yuletide Karaoke Make for Happy Holiday Travel from Viator.com

November 28, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2012)—Putting the madness of Black Friday behind us, it’s time to make the season bright for travelers with tours and activities around the world that capture the spirit (and sometimes the “spirits”) of the holiday season from Viator.com . As time-honored holiday displays light up the skies and traditional Christmas markets set up their wares, Viator also showcases experiences that give the festivities a special flare like a sparkling suspension bridge crossing, Segway sojourns and a little bit of holiday-infused Karaoke. Blue Christmas anyone? New Holiday Experiences for 2012 ...  more

Viator Launches Library of Exclusive Insider Videos Starring Top Tours and Attractions Worldwide

November 14, 2012

Viator Gives Travelers First-hand Video Previews and Opens Facebook Voting in the $10,000 Dream Travel Job Contest San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2012)— Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking the best tours and activities worldwide—has launched an exclusive collection of dynamic videos aimed at providing travelers with insider access to the world’s most popular tours and attractions, before they travel. Exclusive Video Collection Online videos are becoming a popular planning tool for travelers, confirmed by a recent Google study* which found that 89% of leisure ...  more

Celebrating Travel Innovation with 'Techie' Tours from Viator.com

November 12, 2012

From Locally-optimized iPad Rentals in Singapore to GPS-guided GoCars in San Francisco, Technology is the Travelers’ Guide Today San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2012)—As travel innovators gather in Phoenix for the annual PhoCusWright Conference and tomorrow’s Travel Innovation Summit, techies and travel enthusiasts will be watching intently to see which products and services emerge as “the next big thing” in the industry. In honor of innovators worldwide, the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for finding and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities, is highlighting a selection of tours ...  more

As the Election Nears, Insider Tips to Washington, DC from Viator.com

October 31, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2012) —As the excitement and anticipation rises with just days to go before Election Day, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities worldwide—is sharing the scoop on how to experience Washington, DC like a true insider. Exclusive tips and tours from local professional private guides as well as traditional and unique sightseeing experiences will help those in search of an authentic capital experience during the election, leading up to the inauguration and beyond. A View From the Inside Washington DC is a complex ...  more

Ahoy Cruise Passengers! Viator’s Shore Excursions in Warm Weather Ports Make Wave Season Planning a Cool Breeze

October 23, 2012

Ease of Booking, Insider Access to Unique Experiences and 5% off All Excursions through Nov. 6 San Francisco, Calif. —(Oct. 23, 2012)—As winter looms and wave season sails into high gear, finding the best values on popular shore excursions can be a challenge. But not this year! This spring’s launch of a new site from the team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, guaranteed that cruise passengers planning Wave Season 2012–13 sailings would have a trusted resource for insider access to the best excursions at the lowest prices. Celebrating the ...  more

Viator.com Unveils the Five Most Popular, Ghoulish and Ghostly Halloween-Inspired Travel Experiences for 2012

October 10, 2012

From the Sinister to the Snoopy, Viator has Thrilling and Chilling Tours and Activities to Please Halloween Lovers Worldwide San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2012)—Ghost hunters, lovers of the paranormal and toddlers and tweens alike will all find a treat among the Top 5 most popular Halloween-inspired tours announced today by Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities worldwide. Along with their tally of the hottest mayhem and macabre for 2012, Viator has many mystical and magical experiences all over the world, sure to frighten and delight, while exposing the ...  more

Explore the Exotic Experiences and Mesmerizing Sights of India with New Tours and Activities from Viator.com

October 3, 2012

New Tours in Chennai, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi and Kolkata Let Travelers Explore India beyond Mumbai and New Delhi San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2012)—Bristling with astonishing diversity, India offers an array of mesmerizing sights and attractions—from mountains, deserts and beaches to mysterious temples, grand palaces and exotic food. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations—recently added a selection of new experiences to help travelers get a first-hand glimpse into the intoxicating and thrilling sights and attractions in some ...  more

Leap into Fall with These Leaf-Peeping Tours and Activities from Viator.com

September 19, 2012

Leaf Lusting in the Northeast via Cruise or Road Trip, Including Two New Tours Departing From New York City San Francisco, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2012) —Though summer is still sizzling away, fall is right around the corner with cooler temperatures and a colorful explosion of blazing red, glimmering gold and burnt-orange leaves throughout the Northeast. With experts predicting more vibrant foliage than last year, Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—is offering professional leaf-peepers and casual ...  more

Oktoberfest and Beyond—Munich Tours and Activities from Viator.com

September 13, 2012

Schweinebraten, Schweinshaxe and of Course, Beer, are Just Some of the Bavarian Delights of the World’s Largest Fair and Germany’s Capital San Francisco, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2012)—The centuries-old celebration of Oktoberfest kicking off Sept. 22 is an exciting celebration of the Bavarian culture and Germany’s bustling capital of Munich. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities around the world—can still get some lucky travelers to the 2012 celebration (Oktoberfest sells out annually and time is running out), but also has a great selection ...  more

Enjoy the World's Most Popular Attractions Like an Insider—Without the Crowds—from Viator

September 6, 2012

Special Access to the Empire State Building, Sistine Chapel, Versailles and More San Francisco, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2012)—Long lines and crushing crowds don’t have to be part of the travel experience when visiting the world’s most popular landmark attractions. Savvy travelers can now avoid the masses and enjoy special perks with "Viator VIP Exclusives" from Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. These exclusive activities are available only through Viator, and offer travelers special benefits ...  more

Popular Viator® Tours and Activities App Now Available on iPad

August 23, 2012

Perfect for Last-Minute Getaways, Free App Lets Travelers Research and Book 10,000 Things to Do Around the World Plus Exclusive Deals and Video SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and SYDNEY—August 23, 2012— Viator, Inc ., a leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, today announced that the Viator Tours and Activities App is now available on the App Store for iPad. The Viator Tours and Activities App takes full advantage of the new iPad’s Retina display, bringing crisp high-resolution images and videos to planning your trip’s activities. The app delivers one-touch access to ...  more

Celebrate Olympic Gold with Winning Destination Activities Across America from Viator.com

August 16, 2012

Create Medal-Worthy Memories with Tours and Experiences in Popular Cities across the USA San Francisco, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2012) —With more than 100 medals won by the US Olympic team in London (almost half of them gold), there’s no better time to celebrate the States and the winning experiences travelers can have here. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—is celebrating the inspiring performances of the American Olympians by highlighting a selection of top contenders across the USA. Maneuver like a ...  more

Quehostales Selects Viator®, Inc. as Preferred Partner for Tours and Activities

August 14, 2012

Online Resource for Hostels Worldwide Gives Customers Seamless Access to Travel Experiences 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 ...  more

Viator Adds Dozens of Tours and Activities in China

July 31, 2012

New Tours and Destinations Help Travelers Explore China beyond Beijing and Shanghai—from Tea Plantations to Pandas to Spelunking and Much More San Francisco, Calif. (July 31, 2012) —As a major business and technology leader in the modern world, it is easy to forget that China also lays claim to one of the most ancient civilizations alive today. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—has added a selection of new tours and activities for travelers to experience China beyond its two largest cities, ...  more

Londoner or Visitor, Great Tips for Skipping the Olympic Crowds but Not the Culture from Viator.com

July 18, 2012

Single and Multi-day Trips Exploring London’s Neighboring Cities and Nearby Countries Expand the Olympic Experience Beyond the Games San Francisco and London (July 18, 2012) —As the week started off with record numbers of travelers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport, the spotlight began to shine even more brightly on the host city of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and the crowds that would follow through the beginning of September. Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 ...  more

Savor Summer's Wonderful Sights and Culinary Delights with Viator.com

July 11, 2012

Explore the World’s Most Delicious and Historic Neighborhoods with a Food-Themed Getaway San Francisco, Calif. (July 11, 2012) — Travelers hungry for an epicurean adventure this summer can satiate their gastronomic cravings with a culinary experience from Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. From gourmet dining and street food to private cooking classes and “grub” crawls, Viator.com allows travelers to follow their stomachs in praise of food, glorious food. Avoid the “I Ate ...  more

Toast Summer with Wine Tours and Tastings from Viator.com

June 28, 2012

Travelers Can Walk, Ride, Bike or Even Kayak as They Sip Their Way through Wineries Worldwide San Francisco, Calif. (June 28, 2012) — The heat is on, and the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—offers travelers a variety of wine tours to keep their cool—and cool off—this summer. Whether private or small groups, food pairings with cheese and chocolate, or time set aside for kayaking and rock-climbing, Viator’s wine tasting options come in all shapes and sizes, offering ...  more

A Taste of Summer in Suds with Beer Tasting Tours from Viator.com

June 21, 2012

Travelers can Tickle their Taste Buds with Everything from Craft Brews in NYC to Czech Beers in Prague San Francisco, Calif. (June 21, 2012) — Thinking outside the (wine) box, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—has served up a selection of beer tours to help travelers get a real taste for their destinations this summer. From Brooklyn to Brussels, there are plenty of brew tours to choose from including some that feature chocolate tasting, racehorses and bike rides (helmets required!). ...  more

Celebrate the Fourth of July with New and Exclusive Events from Viator.com

June 12, 2012

Firework Fetes, the Statue of Liberty and the Blue Angels Make Independence Day Dazzle San Francisco, Calif. (June 12, 2012) — What says summer better than fireworks over the Hudson River and a parade of tall ships across Boston Harbor on the Fourth of July? The team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—has gathered a special selection of thrilling Independence Day experiences in Boston and New York City, some exclusive to Viator customers only, to help travelers and locals alike revel in the ...  more

Viator.com Unveils 10 Top Destinations for Summer 2012

May 31, 2012

Viator’s Facebook Fans ranked some of the World’s Most Popular Destinations as Their Pick for #1 San Francisco, Calif. (May 31, 2012) — Viator’s Facebook fans have spoken. Earlier this year, the team at Viator.com —the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—asked their Facebook fans to vote on what the most popular travel destinations would be in 2012. Based on their feedback , Viator has compiled a list of hot summer travel spots, from big cities rich in history and culture to those with unique ...  more

Viator, Inc. Names Gavin L. Delany Head of Global Product Sales

May 22, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (May 22, 2012) -- Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, today announced the addition of Gavin L. Delany to the company's executive management team as vice president in charge of global product sales. In this role, Delany is responsible for Viator's worldwide product acquisition and supplier management initiatives for all of the company's platforms including its flagship site Viator.com , locally-optimized websites in 10 languages, a portfolio of mobile websites and apps, ...  more

A Jubilee, Judo and John, Paul, George, and Ringo are Just a Few of the Great Reasons to Visit London this Summer with Experiences from Viator.com

May 15, 2012

The Queen's 60 th Anniversary, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the 50 th Anniversary of the Beatles Make London More Thrilling than Ever San Francisco, Calif. (May 15, 2012) - The Olympic games may grab all the headlines, but London's calendar is brimming with many exciting events this summer. The team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has compiled a list of places, attractions, events and experiences sure to please travelers of all ages, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the 50 th  ...  more

Viator Adds Dozens of Tours and Activities in New Destinations, Perfect for Summer Travel Season

April 26, 2012

From Snorkeling to Salmon Hatching, Viator Has Experiences for Every Type of Traveler San Francisco, Calif. (April 26, 2012) ? There?s always someplace new on the horizon, and travelers searching for fresh places to explore in 2012 will find numerous options from the team at Viator.com ? the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. With new destinations and activities coming online regularly, travelers will find the perfect additions to their travel wish lists. New destinations include Costa Rica, Bermuda, Grenada (Caribbean) and Sitka ...  more

Viator.com Announces Three "Win Your Dream Travel Job" Finalists

April 20, 2012

Enter by April 25 for a Chance to Claim the Final Spot! San Francisco, Calif. - April 20, 2012 - Aspiring filmmakers and passionate travelers have less than a week left for a chance to win the globetrotting adventure of a lifetime. The final spot in the " Win Your Dream Travel Job " Contest from Viator.com - the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in over 150 countries - will be revealed on Monday, April 30. In order to be considered in the final judging period, entries must be received by Wednesday, April 25. The "Win Your Dream Travel Job" Contest will give four finalists, paired in teams of two, ...  more

Viator® Launches New Shore Excursion Website to Help Cruise Passengers Find and Book Great Deals on Popular Local Excursions, Exclusive Experiences and Private Tours, up to 60% Off

April 2, 2012

Viator Worry-Free Bookings Provide Cruisers Guaranteed Ship Connection and Savings off Cruise-Sponsored Excursions in More Than 80 Popular Ports of Call Worldwide 10% off All Shore Excursions Booked through New Site through April 30, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON, SYDNEY (April 2, 2012) - Viator, Inc., the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, today unveiled a new website specifically designed to help cruise passengers find and book shore excursions with savings up to 60% off typical rates offered by cruise lines. The new website - shoreexcursions.viator.com - features ...  more

Stop and Smell the Spring Flowers with Viator.com

March 20, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. (March 20, 2012) ? Spring has finally come to the northern hemisphere, and that means warmer weather, more daylight and bright bursts of colorful flowers to chase away the winter blues. The team at Viator.com ? the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries ? has compiled a list of destinations where travelers can enjoy the best sights and scents of the season as Mother Nature puts her best on display. Tiptoe Through Tulips in Holland The Dutch tulip is spring specimen of world-class renown, and Holland is home to ...  more

Rome for Easter or Any Time - See it All and Skip the Lines with Viator.com

March 16, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. (March 16, 2012) - Each spring, multitudes descend on Rome and the Vatican for the most important Christian celebrations of the year: including Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter. As Holy Week approaches, and fast on its heels high-season for the travel to Italy, the team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has suggestions for beating the crowds and making the most of a holiday in Rome and beyond, any time of year. Set the Stage After touch-down in Rome, travelers can shake off the ...  more

Triposo Selects Viator®, Inc. As Its Mobile Partner For Worldwide Tours And Activities

March 6, 2012

San Francisco and London (March 6, 2012) -- Triposo , an innovator in mobile and app-based travel guides, has selected Viator , Inc., the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, as its preferred partner to provide mobile access to tours and activities through its collection of free, interactive travel guides. Viator's mobile platform will provide Triposo's iPad, iPhone and Android users with the ability to research and book the best things to do in their destinations, all at the best prices. Triposo offers the Triposo Travel Guide to the World for iPhone, ...  more

Viator.com Launches "Win Your Dream Travel Job" Contest - 60 Days, 20 Cities, 1 Video Camera - All on Viator

March 1, 2012

Final Contestants will tour the U.S. or Europe to film their adventures and document their experiences; Facebook votes will determine winners of the $10,000 Grand Prize San Francisco, Calif. - March 1, 2012 - Viator.com , the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in over 150 countries, has launched a global casting call to find four passionate travelers with a knack for capturing their passion on film. Winners will have the opportunity to film and star in travel videos featuring some of the world's most amazing and iconic travel hot spots - truly the globetrotting adventure of a lifetime. Viator's ...  more

Viator Launches Portuguese Language Website

February 23, 2012

Latest Local Language Site Extends Viator?s Global Reach into South America San Francisco and London (February 23, 2012) - Viator, Inc., the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, today announced the debut of a new local-language site - Portuguese - at www.br.viator.com . This latest addition to the Viator portfolio of local-language sites brings the total to nine, with sites successfully operating in French, German and Spanish since 2009; Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish since 2010; and Japanese since early 2011. Portuguese is the official ...  more

Viator Launches Mobile Sites in French, German and Spanish

February 9, 2012

Local-language Mobile Platforms Provide European Travelers with on-the-go Access to Viator San Francisco and London (February 9, 2012) - Viator, Inc., the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, today announced the launch of three new Viator mobile sites for European travelers: French ( fr.m.viator.com ), German ( de.m.viator.com ) and Spanish ( es.m.viator.com ). These local-language mobile sites complement Viator's French, German and Spanish translated websites, and are the latest additions to Viator's selection of resources for travelers on-the-go, which ...  more

Viator.com Celebrates Valentine?s Day with Chocolate Experiences and Champagne Tastings

February 2, 2012

Treat the One You Love to an Especially Sweet and Bubbly Celebration San Francisco, CA (February 2, 2012) - Valentine's Day conjures up thoughts of romance and extravagance - and why not? The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in over 150 countries, has dipped into their savory selection of chocolate and champagne experiences to offer sweet Valentine's suggestions for Cupid's army. And, the love doesn't have to stop on February 14th, as the splendor of these selections can be enjoyed year-round. Better than a Box of ...  more

Gearing Up for Super Bowl Celebrations, Viator.com Names Winning Hometown Travel Experiences

January 26, 2012

Whether Boston or New York, a Selection of Exciting Activities Await the Revelers San Francisco, CA (January 26, 2012) - As the New England Patriots and New York Giants plot their best gridiron strategies, fans considering a trip to a victory parade can guarantee a winning travel experience whether or not their team wins. The team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has made their picks to help visitors to Boston and New York experience their destination beyond the ticker tape. Things to do in Boston  ...  more

The World's Top 10 Attractions Named by Viator.com

January 19, 2012

Viator Travelers Spanned the Globe in 2011 and Put the Eiffel Tower on Top as their Favorite Attraction SAN FRANCISCO - (January 19, 2012) - The Eiffel Tower, an iconic jewel of the Parisian landscape, was the world's most popular attraction in 2011, according to Viator travelers and the 2011 Viator Travel Awards . The team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has combined traveler reviews, photos and bookings as well as data from the millions of travelers who visited Viator in 2011, to identify the World's Top ...  more

Viator.com Names Top 10 Private Guides for 2011

January 12, 2012

Private Tours and Guides to be Key Factor in Travel Planning in 2012 San Francisco, CA (January 12, 2012) - Highly personalized travel experiences that involve private guide tours will be one of the most popular ways to explore destinations around the world in 2012, according to the team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. To help inspire travelers to explore more personalized travel options this year, Viator has named the top 10 private guides from among thousands within the Viator Private Guide network . Local ...  more

2011 Press Releases

Last Minute Gifts and Galas from Viator.com

December 20, 2011

Friends & Family Discount Makes the Season Even Brighter SAN FRANCISCO - (Dec. 20, 2011) - Just a handful of shopping days remain before the holidays but procrastinators still have time to buy the perfect gift and plan the ideal celebration before time runs out. The team at Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - makes it simple for harried shoppers to click, pay and print their way to shopping success and a fete-filled holiday. And, a 10-percent off site-wide Friends & Family* discount will help the holiday budget ...  more

Two Viator® Apps Named Among Best Travel Apps of the Year by Apple®

December 15, 2011

Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone® and iPod touch® and Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad Win Top Honors by Helping Travelers Research and Plan Amazing Experiences Viator Extends All Mobile Users 10% Off Tours and Activities* Booked By December 31 SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2011) - Viator - the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - announced today that the company's recently launched mobile travel apps have been named by Apple to the App Store Rewind 2011 list of the top five travel apps of the year for the U.S. ...  more

Viator.com Unveils Top Christmas Markets and Holiday Gifts Even the Biggest Grinch Would Find Hard to Resist

November 30, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - (Nov. 30, 2011) - As the holiday season kicks into high gear, many are busy shopping for gifts, making plans to be with loved ones, or looking forward to a much-deserved vacation. To help consumers survive the month of December with their sanity intact, the team at Viator - the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - compiled a list of the top Christmas markets in Europe where visitors can find festive decorating tips, buy authentic gifts, or simply get filled with the holiday spirit. And for those who've run out of gift ideas or simply don't know ...  more

Viator Turns Travelers into Thanksgiving VIPs with Exclusive NYC Parade and Cruise Events

November 17, 2011

Black Friday Viator Discount Caps Off Holiday 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 ...  more

iM@ Mobile Selects Viator®, Inc. as its Mobile Partner for Tours and Activities

November 14, 2011

Dollar and Thrifty First iM@ Partners to Launch Using m.viator.com with "Around Town" Sites SAN FRANCISCO - (Nov. 14, 2011) - iM@ Mobile has selected Viator , Inc., the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, as its preferred partner to provide mobile access to experiences through its collection of destination and event guides. Through the recently revamped m.viator.com, travelers using iM@'s series of mobile city and conference guides will be able to research and book thousands of pre-screened tours and activities, all at the best prices, ...  more

Air New Zealand Selects Viator, Inc. as its Preferred Destination Activities Provider

October 26, 2011

Partnership Marks First Connection to Viator's New Dynamic API System SAN FRANCISCO, California (October 26, 2011) - Air New Zealand ( www.airnewzealand.com ), a Star Alliance member, has selected Viator, Inc., parent company of Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking trip activities and experiences at the best prices - as its preferred partner for global destination activities. Air New Zealand, the world's leading airline for direct flights to the South Pacific, is enhancing its customer offering with a direct and seamless link to Viator's more than 9,000 tours and activities in hundreds of ...  more

Ghosts Walks and Gruesome Explorations Give Travelers a "Spirited" Experience from Viator.com

October 20, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - (Oct. 20, 2011) - From a rendez-vous with a vampire in San Francisco to a date with a dungeon in London, Viator.com - the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has a selection of ghoulish and gory experiences for locals and travelers around the world. Celebrating the spirit of Halloween, Viator is highlighting a selection of its more macabre tours and activities for those who want to put a little fright into their sightseeing. Get Out with the Ghosts in Europe A new experience from Viator, the Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night ...  more

Cruise Ships and Travelers Head South for Warmer Weather and Amazing Experiences

October 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - (Oct. 5, 2011) - It's no secret that some of the best travel bargains during the fall can be found on a cruise, as ships in Alaska and Europe reposition to warmer waters like the Caribbean for the winter. To help cruise ship passengers get the most bang for their buck on a fall getaway to sunnier climates, Viator - the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - has new discounts on shore excursions in popular Caribbean ports of call. Viator's selection of Caribbean shore excursions allows travelers to ditch the masses and customize their itinerary ...  more

Vayama Launches Tours and Activities Offering through Strategic Partnership with Viator

September 20th, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - September 20, 2011 - Vayama.com - the online travel agency that specializes in discounted, international airfares has selected Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com - the leading resource for researching and booking trip activities and experiences at the best prices - as its preferred partner for global destination activities. Vayama customers are used to finding the lowest prices and best schedule options for their international travel. By partnering with Viator, travelers around the world will have direct access to more than 9,000 tours and activities offered by Viator. ...  more

Viator's Tips for Saving Time and Money on a Fall Getaway

September 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - (Sept. 15, 2011) - As travelers jump on early fall travel to take advantage of cooler weather and colorful scenery, Viator - the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries - offers tips for finding the best bargains and saving on time when planning the perfect fall getaway. Fall for Foliage Autumn in New England is high season for leaf peepers, and big crowds typically mean higher prices. Avoid both with Viator?s escorted fall foliage tours. Someone else does the planning, organizing and driving - all travelers need to do is take in the ...  more

Decadent Tours and Activities for Chocolate Lovers Available Through Viator

September 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - (Sept. 1, 2011) - Chocoholics rejoice! According to a large-scale review of research by scientists at the University of Cambridge (published on Monday in the British Medical Journal ), regularly indulging in chocolate could reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. But if you're worried about the expanding waistline that could accompany such a diet, satisfy your cravings instead by visiting cities renowned for their love affair with chocolate. Viator , the leading resource for more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries, offers chocolate lovers a variety of ...  more

Great Last Minute Deals Available on Viator® for Labor Day Weekend

August 24, 2011

Chance for Free Upgrades Available SAN FRANCISCO - (Aug. 24, 2011) - Looking for fun things to do for Labor Day weekend? There?s still time to grab a last-minute deal on things to do close to home or during a long-weekend getaway. Viator , the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries, just added new deals on tours and activities available during the Labor Day holiday weekend, with discounts up to 50 % off already guaranteed low prices. Some ideas, ranging from limited-time Member-Only Deals to Viator?s everyday deals, include: Member-Only Deals Register for a ...  more

Viator® Adds New Alaska Shore Excursions For Cruise Travelers

August 11, 2011

Expanded Offerings Include Late Season Bargains on Tours Departing from Popular Ports of Call SAN FRANCISCO - (Aug. 11, 2011) - Viator , the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries, today announced new tours and activities for cruise passengers in Alaska ports of call, including Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. Viator's Alaska shore excursions are affordable alternatives to those offered by cruise lines, with savings up to 40 percent on popular activities including glacier trekking and ice climbing, seaplane and flightseeing tours, ziplining through the Alaskan rainforest, and ...  more

Viator® Launches Member-Only Deals for Tours and Activities, Discounts of Up to 75% Off

July 31, 2011

Debuts in 25 Markets, Offers Members Ability to Search by Destination, Date and Time SAN FRANCISCO - (Aug. 1, 2011) - Viator , the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries, today announced Member-Only Deals in select markets, offering Viator members exclusive discounts ranging from 20 to 75 percent off already guaranteed low prices. Users simply need to register for a free Viator account and sign in to view and search the deep discounts, which can be accessed through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone and Viator's mobile site . Member-Only Deals ...  more

Viator® Reveals Top 10 July Fourth Travel Destinations and Deals

June 24, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (June 24, 2011) - With July 4 falling on a Monday this year, there's an opportunity not to be overlooked for a long weekend getaway in celebration of America's birthday. Those who haven't made travel plans yet can still find plenty of bargains, as Viator - the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries ? today unveiled the 10 best travel deals and destinations for celebrating independence at the last minute. "Sometimes the best things do come to those who wait, and travelers who haven't made plans yet for the July 4th holiday weekend will find many bargains on ...  more

Viator® Announces Summer Travel Bargains

June 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (June 15, 2011) - With the start of the 2011 summer travel season, Viator - the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries - today announced a summer sale on popular tours and activities in top vacation destinations. "Consumers have many great incentives right now to head out of town on a short day trip or a week-long getaway, including discounts and savings on popular destination activities," said Barrie Seidenberg, president and CEO of Viator Inc. "And with Viator's new travel apps, it's easier than ever to find and book things to do, on the go and up to the last ...  more

Viator® Launches Two New Apps on the App Store(SM)

May 17, 2011

Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone® and iPod touch® and Viator Ultimate ExperienceSM Guide for iPad Now Available to Travelers Worldwide SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON, SYDNEY (May 17, 2011) - Viator Inc., the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries, today announced two new apps - Viator Tours and Activities for iPhone and iPod touch and the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad - are now available on the App Store. The new apps capitalize on the native features of each device to inspire travelers and help them discover and book unique things to do around the world - ...  more

Not Invited? Five Ways to Escape the Royal Wedding

April 14, 2011

London, UK - Open any paper or magazine or switch on the television and you can bet that it won't be too long before someone mentions the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate on 29 April. If the antics of the Royal Family leave you cold, then at least you have the opportunity to get away from it all, thanks to a happy conjunction of bank holidays, with an extra one added to the mix by Prime Minister David Cameron, who recently admitted that he camped out on the Mall at the time of the 1981 Royal Wedding between William's parents. And, with a little help from Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 9,000 trip ...  more

Avoid the Crowds during a High Season Summertime Cruise with Unforgettable Shore Excursions from Viator.com

April 14, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Summer is the best time of year to visit many of the cruise lines' most popular destinations throughout Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico. But ideal weather conditions and school vacations go hand-in-hand with larger crowds and sold-out cruise-sponsored shore excursions. Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 9,000 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has unforgettable shore excursions in many of the world's most popular port cities to help travelers avoid the crowds, save money and create a unique experience. Alaska Summertime Alaskan cruise itineraries take ...  more

Unique, Less Touristy European Cities Make the Perfect Spring Getaway Destinations

March 29, 2011

San Francisco, CA - A springtime visit to a slightly less traveled to European destination can be a traveler's best trip strategy. The team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 6,000 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, recommends considering destinations like Amsterdam, Barcelona and Istanbul for spring getaways and Easter breaks with smaller crowds, favorable weather and unique cultural experiences around every corner. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam boasts an intriguing blend of old and new with the ease of one of the world's best hangouts and the exuberance of a big city. ...  more

Viator.com Helps All Spring Breakers Create an Adventure to Remember

March 10, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Spring Break isn't just for partying anymore (well, not exclusively anyway). Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 6,000 trip activities and experiences at the best prices has a selection of adventurous activities in hot destinations to help Spring Breakers create getaways that won?t have to "stay in Vegas." Activities from Viator.com in destinations like Mexico, the Bahamas and Las Vegas make Spring Break 2011 more than just another party. MEXICO ? No one is saying Senor Frogs is off limits, but a trip to Mexico for Spring Break can be so much more than just margarita-mania. With ...  more

As Prince William's Wedding Approaches, Experience Royal London in Regal Style with Viator.com

March 3, 2011

Get the Royal Treatment with a Royal Wedding Walking Tour, a Private London Eye Capsule and Special Access to the Crown Jewels San Francisco, CA - It has been 30 years since Great Britain and the world experienced the pageantry and splendor of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking nearly 6,000 trip activities and experiences at the best prices offers travelers access to more than 130 tours and experiences in and around London . But for those hoping to experience royal London in regal style in anticipation of the April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Kate ...  more

New Research Reveals U.S. Travel Activities Market Outperformed Overall U.S. Leisure Travel during Height of Recession

February 16, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Proving that travel really is about the experience you have once you arrive in your destination, the sale of travel activities, such as sightseeing tours, events and attractions in the United States outperformed the overall U.S. leisure travel sales market during 2009's market turmoil by 11 percentage points*, according to the soon-to-be released PhoCusWright study "When They Get There (and Why They Go)". This trend is expected to continue as online sales of activities in the U.S. are expected to grow by 13 percent this year and 11 percent in 2012, outpacing U.S. online leisure travel sales overall, expected to grow 8 ...  more

Viator.com Puts the Love in Travel with the Spirit of Valentine's Day, All Year Long

February 2, 2011

San Francisco, CA - As the urge to buy flowers and chocolates grows stronger, Viator.com wants travelers to think outside the heart-shaped box and opt for a more memorable romantic destination activity instead. The team at Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has suggestions for infusing an upcoming trip with a little Valentine-flavor, as well as the ultimate in romance - wedding packages. And, many of these activities are available on February 14th to make the most romantic day of the year even sweeter. Europe Many cities across Europe have ...  more

Viator Reveals the Top 10 Destinations and Travel Award Winners for 2010

January 26, 2011

San Francisco, CA ? Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has named the top 10 most popular travel destinations of 2010 as part of the Company?s annual Viator Traveler Awards competition. All Viator Traveler Award winners are selected by using a combination of actual trips taken by Viator travelers with data on the destinations most frequently visited by the 20+ million travelers who researched and planned their travels on Viator.com in 2010. Viator?s Top 10 Travel Destinations of 2010 1. Paris, France ? Skip the line at the Louvre, ...  more

Viator.com Launches Local Language Site in Japan

January 19, 2011

London and San Francisco - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, today announced the debut of its latest local-language site in Japan – www.viatorcom.jp . The launch of Viator’s Japanese-language site brings the Company’s portfolio of translated local-language sites to eight, with French, German and Spanish having launched in 2009 and Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish having debuted in early 2010. All Viator local-language sites enable travelers to make bookings in their local currency, as in this case, the Japanese Yen.  ...  more

2010 Press Releases

From Sydney to Paris to New York – Ring in the New Year with Fetes and Fireworks from Viator.com

December 16, 2010

San Francisco, CA – The stockings are stuffed and hung by the chimney, now it’s time to start thinking about a New Year’s Eve celebration. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has a selection of special cruises, dinners and dances in cities like Sydney, Paris, New York and Oahu to help travelers and locals party like it’s 2011. These one-night-only exclusive events are hot activities and often sell out so planning ahead for the last night of the year is a must, and Viator has the tickets. Live it Up Down Under Australia is one of the ...  more

Viator, Inc. Names Dan Hart Head of European and Asian Operations

December 8, 2010

San Francisco and London - Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the addition of Dan Hart, 42, to its executive management team. As General Manager, Europe and Asia, Hart will lead Viator's international expansion throughout Europe and Asia, based out of the company’s Southbank offices in London. Hart will lead Viator's consumer-direct business throughout Europe and Asia, both of which are strategic areas of focus for the Company. He will continue to develop and grow Viator's seven European-language sites – ...  more

For Holiday Shoppers and Travelers, Viator.com has Unique Travel Gifts and Festive Experiences to Make the Season Bright

December 2, 2010

San Francisco, CA – Whether in the market for a holiday gift or a holiday lift, Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has something for shoppers and travelers alike. Much more unique and interesting than the gift cards perched on supermarket and drugstore displays, Viator.com Gift Certificates make the perfect one-size-fits-all-with-a-twist holiday gift. For travelers, Viator’s holiday-inspired activities in places like Washington DC, Paris and Salzburg are sure to give any trip a true holiday feeling. Shoppers -- Give the Gift of Experience ...  more

Excursions in 40 Destinations Let Cruisers Create Personalized Port Itineraries with Guaranteed Low Prices, Quality and Service

November 15, 2010

San Francisco, CA – Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has expanded its offering and services for shore excursions in 40 destinations and announced the introduction of "Worry-free Shore Excursions"** in many of the most popular port cities to accommodate the time windows of cruise passengers. Viator Shore Excursions can be found on the site's new "Cruise Port Pages" which highlight specific port and destination information including local area maps and suggestions on the best things to do with only one day in town. Backed by a low-price ...  more

Visit Another Dimension Complete With Vampires, Graveyards and Ghosts With Halloween-Inspired Travel Experiences From Viator.com

October 28, 2010

San Francisco, CA - As Halloween is upon us, the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has consulted the Ouija board to make their suggestions for ways travelers in the U.S. and Europe can experience the spirit of Halloween on an upcoming trip. Many popular destinations from London to New Orleans have an element of the macabre as part of their history and when well-explored with a professional guide (or vampire…), can make for a unique and sometimes chilling destination experience. Vampire Tours Watching an episode of True Blood ...  more

Viator Acquires Global Private Tour Guide Network - OurExplorer.com

October 26, 2010

San Francisco, CA - Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the acquisition of Sydney-based OurExplorer.com , an online resource for identifying and booking qualified private tour guides around the world. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2008, OurExplorer.com has built a global online network of professional tour guides who specialize in the most popular destinations like London, New York and Paris, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations including places ...  more

Travel Industry Leaders iSeatz and Viator Strike Strategic Partnership

October 14, 2010

New Orleans, LA, and San Francisco, CA (October 14, 2010) - iSeatz , the world's leading provider of highly customized private label travel solutions, and Viator Inc., the parent company of Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced a strategic partnership. Through the agreement, iSeatz gains direct access to Viator's vast selection of global attractions spanning 450 destinations in 75 countries. As a result, iSeatz's clients have the option to seamlessly integrate Viator's destination activities into their branded in-path  ...  more

Viator.com Appoints Three New Vice Presidents, Expands Executive Management Team

September 27, 2010

San Francisco, CA (September 27, 2010) - Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the promotion of three key executives. Ken Frohling has been promoted to vice president in charge of business development; Kelly Gillease has been promoted to vice president in charge of marketing; and Scott McNeely has been promoted to vice president in charge of product. In addition, each of the new vice presidents has been named to the Viator executive management team. "Ken, Kelly and Scott have each had a significant impact on Viator's successes ...  more

Viator Founder Rod Cuthbert Resigns Chairman Position, Becomes Chairman Emeritus and Advisor

September 27, 2010

San Francisco, CA (September 27, 2010) - Viator, Inc., the leading online seller of destination activities worldwide, has announced that its founder, Rod Cuthbert, has resigned his role as chairman of the company's board of directors, effective immediately. As Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Cuthbert will remain an advisor to the company. Cuthbert founded the company in 1995, opened its U.S. offices in 1999, and served as its CEO until 2008, when Ms. Barrie Seidenberg assumed the CEO role. "The skills of a founder are often very different to those required by a mature business and I find myself consistently torn between by ...  more

Viator.com Expands Travel and Destination Content to Include Thousands of Top Attractions Worldwide and Invites User-Generated Reviews and Recommendations from Any Traveler

September 21, 2010

Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has expanded its travel offering to include deeper destination and attraction information, an open platform for submitting traveler recommendations and tips, and more ways to personalize the trip planning experience through new member profiles. Viator designed the site's new content and features to help travelers answer some key questions: What are the top sights and attractions in a destination? What are the best things to see and do to meet my interests? What tips will help me have the most amazing ...  more

The Crush is on for Wine and Vineyard Experiences from Viator.com

September 9, 2010

Every year between August and October, vineyards around the world staff up, pick their grapes and begin the process of turning the fruit of their vines into very fine wines. Inspired by "the crush", the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is highlighting a selection of wine tastings and vineyard visits in regions abuzz with harvest activities. For connoisseur or casual sipper, wine-focused experiences are an exciting way for any traveler to get to know the fruits of their destination. Wine Experiences in Napa and Sonoma Gracing ...  more

Turn a Last-Minute Staycation into a Vacation Getaway by Adding New Experiences from Viator.com

September 2, 2010

Time may be running out on the summer of 2010, but there is still plenty of time to have great experiences whether or not long-distance traveling is in the cards. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has great ideas for turning a hometown or nearby city into an amazing last minute getaway destination. Exploring like a traveler locally or putting old skills to work again can turn an ordinary day into a true vacation experience. Take Me to the River Cruise A cruise of any kind is not your typical every day activity so adding one from ...  more

With Market-leading Selection of Activities in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Viator.com Helps Travelers Discover More

August 25, 2010

The team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is pleased to announce the addition of Israel to its roster of destinations around the world. Deeply rooted in tradition and religious significance, Israel is also an emerging tourism market, perfect for those seeking religious pilgrimage as well as those looking for leisure, relaxation and luxury. "There?s been a bit of a void in the online travel market for a comprehensive and reliable resource for tours and activities in Israel, long on Viator?s radar as an emerging and special destination we ...  more

European Travelers, Holidays in Europe and Skipping the Longest Lines - Perfect Together with Viator.com

August 5, 2010

As lines grow longer outside places like the Vatican and the Louvre this time of year, it is safe to conclude that many of the excited visitors to Europe are from Asia, Australia and the United States. But according to Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, many waiting in those long lines are lucky enough to call Europe home and like the other travelers in line, would like to know how they can skip those lines altogether. Skip the Line activities from Viator help travelers save time, stay cool and stay calm with one quick dash past the waiting ...  more

Perfect for Summer, New Tours and Activities Around the World from Viator.com

July 15, 2010

Just in time for the height of the 2010 summer travel season, Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has added a selection of activities to its worldwide roster of things to do while visiting a new or familiar destination. Along with aerial trails of zip lines at Red Mountain and a high speed cruise on the Thames in London is a selection of limited-time-only activities that feature competitive tug-of-war and caber tossing in Scotland and breakfast with a Beefeater in London. "For Viator it isn't about how many tours we offer. It's about a new ...  more

Scandinavia, Land of the Midnight Sun, Shines for Travelers with Experiences from Viator.com

July 8, 2010

Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is featuring an oft overlooked region of Europe, Scandinavia. In the summer, Denmark , Norway and Sweden experience a natural phenomenon due to their location north of the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun. But beyond the extended daylight, each destination features distinctive cultural, historical and natural elements for travelers to experience and explore. Denmark From ancient castles to Lego, Denmark , the smallest of the Scandinavian countries features a unique blend of history and ...  more

Celebrate July 4th and National Treasures in Top U.S. Destinations with Viator.com

July 1, 2010

San Francisco, CA - As the Fourth of July approaches, travelers to Viator.com's top three most popular U.S. destinations -- Las Vegas , New York and San Francisco -- can experience everything from Ferrari driving to gospel singing to complement the beauty of the fireworks. The team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has selected activities in its most popular U.S. destinations to help travelers celebrate some of America's natural national treasures as well as the holiday. LAS VEGAS Anyone in Las Vegas on July 4th should watch ...  more

Unleash Great Travel Value Beyond the Price Tag with Skip-the-Line and Private Tours from Viator.com

June 24, 2010

Finding the best price is always important. But for Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, providing travelers with great value goes far beyond money. With skip-the-line and private tours, as well as limited-time-only activities, summer travel this year can prove to be priceless. "We are thrilled to see a return to travel this summer, particularly in the U.S. as the dollar has begun to strengthen against the Euro and consumer confidence is on the rise," said Barrie Seidenberg, CEO and president of Viator.com. "Finding the best value includes the ...  more

French, German and Spanish Sites Drive Viator.com's European Expanision; Mark One Year Anniversary

June 16, 2010

Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is marking the one-year anniversary of the company's first three local language sites across Europe. Viatorcom.fr (French), Viatorcom.de (German) and Viatorcom.es (Spanish), launched in June 2009, have experienced solid growth in the past 12 months as the sites continue to reach more travelers and generate new affiliate partnerships, expanding Viator's reach throughout the European travel market. Despite the recent tumultuous travel climate, combined sales for the French, German and Spanish sites grew ...  more

The List Is In - June's Top 10 Destinations for Amazing Experiences from Viator.com

June 3, 2010

June is here and with it is the kick-off to the 2010 summer travel season. Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has tallied the list of the top 10 most popular destinations for June 2010, ranked by actual bookings made by Viator customers. To help inspire would-be travelers' summer trip plans, the hottest themes and attractions for each destination have made it to the top 10 as well. "Viator customers do an excellent job of researching and booking activities that will enhance their trips, and really, who would argue with Rome ranking as their ...  more

Experience the World Cup Beyond the Matches and Explore South Africa with Viator.com

May 11, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (June 11 - July 11, 2010) may be all about football (aka soccer), but for Viator.com, it's all about South Africa. The team of travel experts at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has compiled a selection of tours and activities in three of the World Cup host cities - Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Football fans and travelers alike can experience the beauty of South Africa beyond the stadiums. Cape Town Cape Town features a mix of natural beauty with beaches, mountain ranges, vineyards and ...  more

As School Breaks Near, Viator.com Continues the Learning with Destination Activities Guaranteed to Teach Travelers Something New

April 30, 2010

As the time nears for schools to break for the summer, Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is keeping the learning alive. The team of travel experts at Viator has selected a number of destination activities around the world that will enable travelers to experience something unique to their destination while challenging themselves to learn something new. From learning how to fly a plane in California to preparing homemade pasta in Italy, travelers this summer will take home much more than souvenirs. WINE and DINE 101 Viator offers a ...  more

Explore Destinations Boasting the Spirit of Earth Day with Tours and Experiences from Viator.com

April 20, 2010

In commemoration of Earth Day 2010, the team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is highlighting three destinations with amazing ecosystems and vast biodiversity. Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands each feature unique attributes from rain forests to deserts, mountain ranges to coral reefs. Viator offers many ways for travelers to experience these natural gems to help increase support for their protection and sustainability. Each of these Earth Day-inspired selections has first-hand reviews posted on Viator.com - anywhere from two to ...  more

Viator, Inc. Names Scott Halstead Chief Financial Officer

March 16, 2010

Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the appointment of Scott Halstead, 46, to the position of chief financial officer. Mr. Halstead, who will be based in the company's San Francisco headquarters, brings more than 20 years of experience in building high growth companies to the Viator team. During his career, Mr. Halstead has put his expertise in finance and business operations to work in the health and employee benefits, payments and information services sectors, most recently at venture ...  more

Viator.com launches four new country sites across Europe

February 10, 2010

Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, today announced the debut of four new European local-language sites: www.viatorcom.dk in Danish, www.viatorcom.nl in Dutch, www.viatorcom.no in Norwegian and www.viatorcom.se in Swedish. According to PhoCusWright*, Scandinavian countries (defined in their research as the combined travel markets of Denmark, Norway and Sweden) collectively rank sixth in terms of travel spend throughout the European travel market. But it's the online penetration throughout the region - 45 percent - that makes ...  more

Katie Price would have had more choices on Viator.com

February 3, 2010

So Katie Price (aka Jordan) and Alex Reid tied the knot in Las Vegas this week. Well, you don't have to be famous to have a "private, simple" (sure...) ceremony like they did, even if at the last minute. Viator.com has nearly 10 Wedding packages in Las Vegas to choose from, ranging in price from £39 for the World Famous Drive-up Wedding in Las Vegas to £638 for the Ultimate Grand Canyon Helicopter Wedding . The wedding of your dreams (or Alex and Katie's) is just a few clicks, and a flight, away. Wannabe spouses can check out Viator.com's Weddings & Honeymoons in Las Vegas section for more details. Media Contact  ...  more

2009 Press Releases

Make Merry and Memories with Holiday-Inspired Tours and Activities from Viator.com

December 9, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 9, 2009) - The team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is making the holidays about more than gifts, parties and fruit cake. With a selection of holiday-inspired tours and activities, Viator hopes to inspire spectacular holiday memories that include sleigh-rides, midnight cruises and magnificent entertainment. High-Kicking in the Holiday Spirit The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is quintessential New York. Locals and visitors make this show a part of ...  more

Give the gift that inspires lifetime memories from Viator. com

November 24, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 24, 2009) - The time to write up the holiday gift list has come, and with it a new set of standards as well. With all that everyone is facing these days, it isn't just about fit, flash or favorite anymore; it's also about value, meaning and inspiration. That's where the Viator.com Gift Certificate comes in. Available in multiple denominations starting at just $25, Viator Gift Certificates are redeemable for any of the 5,500 destination tours, activities and experiences available on the Viator.com website. Each of the thousands of experiences, located throughout more than 75 countries around the ...  more

Like many of today's travelers, Viator.com is going mobile

November 18, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 18, 2009) - Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is on the go with the launch today of its new mobile site, http://mobile.viator.com . As part of Viator's ongoing efforts to deliver innovative resources that help travelers plan the perfect trip, the new mobile site beta, optimized for the iPhone and other smartphone devices, will enable customers to research destinations and book activities - anytime, anywhere - through the added convenience of a 'phone-friendly' interface. Viator Mobile will enable ...  more

Catacombs, Cemetaries, Dungeons and Vaults - Haunting Experiences from Viator.com

October 21, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 21, 2009) - Trick-or-treating for candy is the preferred activity for children when Halloween rolls around every year. But the team at Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, takes the experience beyond candy with ghostly and ghastly activities around the globe that attract travelers (and sometimes an other-worldly visitor as well) all year long. THE HAUNTS OF EUROPE - Prime haunting grounds full of legend and lore mark the European landscape. The city of London boasts its share of ghastly lore ...  more

Travel to Tokyo and immerse into Japanese culture with Viator.com

September 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 23, 2009) - The experience to be had by travelers visiting Japan is much unlike any they can expect in other parts of the world. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, has a selection of activities in and around the Japanese capital city of Tokyo - a city best explored with knowledgeable and local, multi-lingual guides leading the way. So unique in its ever-present blend of modern technologies and ancient cultures, Tokyo gives travelers from every corner of the world an opportunity to experience a special ...  more

Viva la Summer in Tuscany and Venice - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

August 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 27, 2009) - As the latter part of the Summer travel season approaches, the crowds start to diminish making this a wonderful time to experience two of the most popular and beautiful destinations in the world, Italy's Tuscany region and the city of Venice. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, features a variety of private tours, skip the line activities and other opportunities that enable visitors to find their inner 'viator' (Latin for traveler) and truly experience everything these unique and diverse ...  more

Viva La Summer Last Minute Travel Solutions - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

August 20, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 20, 2009) - The summer travel season may be winding down but with the right planning travelers can still make magical summer memories, whether traveling far or staying close to home. As part of the Viva La Viator summer series, the team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is focusing on seizing the moment with ideas that will help last minute travelers have incredible experiences wherever they go. Just Book It - With thousands of tours and activities in countries across the globe, ...  more

Viva La Summer in San Francisco - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

August 12, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 12, 2009) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is continuing its inspirational summer series, Viva La Viator , with a focus on its home-town of San Francisco. A popular destination year-round, many San Francisco activities sell out weeks in advance so booking activities ahead of time ensures travelers will have the best Bay Area experience possible. With nearly 100 experiences to choose from, Viator can help every traveler to San Francisco make the most of their trip and experience more of their ...  more

Viva La Family - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

August 5, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 5, 2009) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is continuing its summer series, Viva La Viator, aimed at inspiring every traveler to explore as they never have before in any destination they choose. This week the team at Viator has selected a theme rather than a destination to highlight - Family Friendly Experiences. Viator features a "Family Friendly" category of tours and activities in top cities so families can easily find and book the best things to do in the destination they are visiting. The ...  more

Viva la Summer in Paris - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

July 29, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 29, 2009) - As the Tour de France has concluded along the Champs-Elysées, Viator.com is exploring the beautiful city of Paris as its summer series, Viva La Viator, continues. As "viator" is Latin for "traveler," Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, is encouraging everyone taking a trip this summer to dig deep, like the cyclists climbing the Alps, to truly experience all their destination has to offer. VIVA PARIS! Paris, the capital city of France located on the lovely river Seine, is ...  more

Viva la Summer in New York City - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

July 22, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 22, 2009) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices is continuing its summer series - Viva La Viator - to help inspire travelers to explore more of their destination on every trip. This week's feature - New York City. VIVA NEW YORK Viator has more than 125 activities in and around New York City, many of which are just as exciting and interesting for locals as they are for first-time visitors. All of Viator's 5,500 experiences around the world are pre-screened for quality and service and feature the ...  more

Viva la Summer in London - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

July 16, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 16, 2009) - The pageantry and the grand presentation of the monarchy that calls London home as well as the city's historic landmarks have no better backdrop than the inviting and warm days of summer. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices is continuing its summer series - Viva La Viator - highlighting one destination or theme each week helping travelers find inspiration and the resources they need to create an unforgettable trip experience. VIVA LA LONDON Among Viator's thousands of pre-screened ...  more

Viva la Summer in Rome - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

July 8, 2009

San Francisco, CA (July 8, 2009) - Summer travel season is well underway and Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices is continuing its summer series - Viva La Viator. Each week, Viator will highlight a destination or theme to help travelers choose where they want to go and what they want to do when they get there. With thousands of pre-screened tours and activities, Viator makes it possible for everyone planning a trip to be a 'traveler' and leave no stone unturned, wherever they go. Viva la Roma! Undeniably one of the most ...  more

Viva la Summer in Las Vegas - Celebrate the Inner-traveler with Viator.com

July 1, 2009

San Francisco, CA (July 1, 2009) - Summer 2009 is here and so is the kick-off of 'Viva La Viator' - a special summer series from Viator.com , encouraging every traveler taking to the skies, seas, roads and rails to unleash their inner traveler. After all, the word 'Viator' is Latin for 'traveler.' As the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, Viator is launching a weekly feature with hot destinations and exciting themes to help encourage travelers to experience more during an upcoming trip, or to offer a bit of 'destination inspiration' for those who ...  more

German travelers visit the Big Apple, other exciting destinations with Viator.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

San Francisco, CA (June 17, 2009) - German travelers are now booking destination activities in advance of travel and in their local language with the recent launch of the German version of Viator.com - http://www.viatorcom.de . The world's leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, Viator is now enabling German travelers to research the world's most popular sightseeing tours and destination activities in their native language and purchase in Euros. With summer travel season ramping up in both the U.S. and Europe, the team at Viator has compiled the list of the five ...  more

Viator.com launches local language sites in Europe

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO (June 9, 2009) - Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences in 75 countries at the best prices, today announced the debut of three European local-language sites: www.viatorcom.fr in French, www.viatorcom.de in German and www.viatorcom.es in Spanish. At the close of 2008, online leisure and unmanaged business travel represented 29 percent of the €246 billion European travel industry. As the world's largest travel market with future online adoption expected to continue at double-digit levels*, France, Germany and Spain, market leaders ...  more

Leave no lava stone unturned - Experience Hawaii with Viator.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 21, 2009) - The massive surf, sea breezes, tropical warmth and unique culture keep the islands of Hawaii ranked consistently among the most popular destinations for travelers booking their trip activities through Viator.com . With more time to take a longer trip (school's almost out) and deals still out there on air travel and hotel rooms, now is a great time to make Hawaii that special getaway. The team of travel experts at Viator.com has chosen a selection of experiences from among the nearly 200 pre-screened activities available throughout the islands to help inspire return visitors or first-timers to ...  more

Viator names former Orbitz Exec, Thomas Colandrea, Vice President, Global Product Sales

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 5, 2009) - Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the addition of Thomas Colandrea, 53, to its management team. As Vice President, Global Product Sales, a new position within the company, Mr. Colandrea will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing Viator's worldwide product acquisition and supplier management initiatives for the company's direct-to-consumer retail site www.viator.com , Viator's network of more than 1,000 active affiliate partnerships, as well ...  more

Angels & Demons & Rome with Viator.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 29, 2009) - Secret societies, crypts and catacombs, murder and Tom Hanks - no, this isn't the typical Viator.com experience. Angels & Demons (the tour, depicted here in a blog posting with video and narration by Viator founder Rod Cuthbert), is a 4-star tour that provides an incredible journey into the heart of the Eternal City, perfect for anyone visiting Rome as it explores some lesser known sites away from the tourist trail where pagan symbolism and Christianity intermingle. The Rome Angels and Demons Half-Day Tour is led by an expert guide fueled by a shared passion for Rome, history and Dan ...  more

Savvy travelers seize the moment, buy ahead, and enjoy Spain with Viator.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

San Francisco, CA (April 8, 2009) - The team at Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, has uncovered an interesting trend in one of its most popular destinations - Spain . In contrast to much of the news of the day, Viator has seen an increase in advance sales of activities for a number of destinations and in particular, this desirable European destination. Savvy travelers who recognize the benefits of booking tours and activities in advance of travel are saying bye-bye to the blues of the economy and hello to the allure of Spain. "We're seeing a lot of customers take ...  more

Viator Inc. Launches Enhanced Partner Distribution Platform

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Viator Partner Program offers web site owners a simple way to integrate the industry's largest selection of sightseeing tours and activities; adds significant new features for existing partners San Francisco, CA (March 10, 2009) - Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking trip activities and experiences, has released a completely redesigned and revitalized affiliate distribution platform. The new Viator Partner Program gives travel and lifestyle websites the ability to offer their own users the market's most robust range of sightseeing tours, activities, attraction passes ...  more

Grand Canyon Anniversary Bash - Top Sellers on Sale at Viator.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

San Francisco, CA (February 25, 2009) - This week marks the 90th Anniversary of the Grand Canyon receiving its National Park status back in 1919. The experience experts at Viator.com are featuring some great discounts on many of their most popular activities throughout the different parts of the Grand Canyon so travelers can easily add big value and excitement to any trip to Las Vegas. "Travelers who have never been to Las Vegas before are always surprised how many opportunities there are to explore the Grand Canyon from Sin City," said Rod Cuthbert, founder and chairman of Viator. "With really competitive deals for getting to and ...  more

Viator.com Helps Cupid Explore the Sexier Side of Travel

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

San Francisco, CA (February 11, 2009) - Inspired by Valentine's Day, to help travelers spice up a trip that's already planned or for those seeking a travel muse, the team of travel experts at Viator.com has picked a selection of sexy and exhilarating experiences and some personal pampering prospects. These experiences, all pre-screened for quality and service and guaranteed to offer the lowest prices, will provide more excitement and longer lasting memories than any chocolate truffle. . The Saucy Let out the inner... stripper . Stripper 101 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas offers the ultimate in ...  more

2008 Press Releases

Australia Beyond the Big Screen - Value Down Under from Viator.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

San Francisco, CA (November 24, 2008) - It's official. Hugh Jackman is sexy and "Australia" the movie is set to sweep across the big screen in the U.S. this week. Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking destination activities online, has great savings on some wonderful Aussie experiences. With its foundation Down Under, founded in Sydney more than 10 years ago, Viator offers a vast selection of value with tours and activities that have been hand picked and pre-screened for quality and service. With more than 400 experiences showcasing the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback, Perth and everything in between, ...  more

An Extraordinary Destination Sets The Stage For An History Presidency

Friday, November 6, 2008

10 Monumental Experiences to Help Travelers Discover Washington, D.C. from Viator.com San Francisco, CA (November 6, 2008) - As the Capital of the United States since 1790, Washington, D.C. has long been one of the Country's most visited destinations. But after the historic conclusion to the 2008 Presidential Election, the city that serves as host to the Nation's democratic process is embarking on a new chapter. The team of travel experts at Viator.com , the leading resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences, has selected 10 activities to help travelers experience the U.S. Capital firsthand . All ...  more

Viator, Inc. Appoints Carlyle Venture Partners Chairman, Robert E. Grady, To Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

San Francisco, CA (October 1, 2008) - Viator, Inc. today announced Robert E. Grady, Partner and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, and chairman of the company's U.S. venture and growth capital group, Carlyle Venture Partners (CVP), has assumed the Carlyle seat on Viator's board of directors. Mr. Grady (50) chairs San Francisco-based Carlyle Venture Partners, which is the largest investor in Viator, Inc. and he oversees the firm's $1.5 billion investment portfolio. Viator, Inc operates Viator.com, the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more ...  more

Destination Asia - Create Huge Experiences on the World's Largest Continent with Activities from Viator.com

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Travelers can choose from more than 400 Tours and Activities in Destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Vietnam SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 18, 2008) - With its diverse cultural and geographic landscape, a trip to any one of Asia's 30-plus countries has much to offer. To ensure travelers have access to the sights, sounds, tastes and feelings that make Asia such an amazing destination, Viator.com , the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 tours and activities online, has built a collection of more than 400 carefully pre-screened experiences that represent the scope of the region.  ...  more

Top 10 Beach and Island Destinations for 2008 from Viator.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fiji, Greece, Brazil and Jamaica Are New among Favorites of Viator Travelers San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2008) - The most popular beach and island destinations have much to offer travelers in addition to their beautiful sand and captivating surf. Viator.com, the world's leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices has unveiled its 10 most popular beach and island destinations for 2008. Some favorites return from 2007 - Hawaii, Thailand, the French Riviera, Cairns, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic - with new hot spots joining the mix namely Fiji, Greece, ...  more

Viator, Inc. Names Former Expedia Exec Patrik Öqvist Managing Director and Head of European Operations

Monday, July 28, 2008

Viator Expands European Operations with New Offices in London's Southbank Neighbourhood San Francisco, CA (July 28, 2008) - Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the addition of Patrik Öqvist, 40, to its management team. As Managing Director, Viator Europe, Mr. Öqvist will lead Viator's day-to-day operations throughout Europe, based in London. In addition to business development activities, including the expansion of Viator's global affiliate network of airlines, hotel companies ...  more

Kids' Choice - Out of this World Experiences for Summer Vacation Thrills from Viator.com

Monday, July 21, 2008

50,000 Traveler-Submitted Reviews and Photos Fuel Confidence in Booking Ahead San Francisco, CA (July 21, 2008) - Summer is in full swing and with plenty of time left, families hoping for amazing experiences need look no further than Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices. There are the traditional theme parks like Orlando's Disney World and L.A.'s Disney Land, but beyond the rides, families can create extraordinary experiences that make things like kissing dolphins and space exploration a reality. Viator's catalogue of more than 50,000 ...  more

Destination Nextdoor: Travelers Put Spin on Staying Local with Viator.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

San Francisco, CA (July 1, 2008) - Traveling to a far off land is exciting and out of the ordinary, but spending time experiencing nearby cities and towns can be quite worthwhile and enjoyable as well. The team of travel experts at Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has selected a few of Viator's top U.S. destinations to illustrate how travelers can capitalize on the 'staycation' trend in travel this summer. "At Viator we feel the travel experience is about what you do when you get there," said Barrie Seidenberg, CEO and president of ...  more

American Airlines Vacations Selects Viator, Inc. as a Preferred Destination Activities Provider

Monday, June 30, 2008

Partnership Combines American Airlines Vacations Airfares, Hotels and Car Rentals with Exciting Destination Activities at One Low Price San Francisco, CA (June 30, 2008) - American Airlines Vacations ( http://www.aavacations.com ) a division of American Airlines, the world's largest airline, has chosen San Francisco-based Viator, Inc. as one of its preferred destination activities providers. American Airlines Vacations, which offers great deals on vacation packages featuring unpublished American Airlines fares with negotiated, unpublished hotel accommodations, ground transportation and activities for one low price, is ...  more

Savour Europe While Saving Money with Viator.com

Thursday, June 24, 2008

Great Summer Deals on Tours and Experiences in Europe's Most Popular Cities San Francisco, CA (June 24, 2008) - Travelers heading to Europe this summer may be calculating exchange rates and wondering how their souvenirs will effect their budget. When it comes to planning destination activities, Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has discounted a selection of popular tours and activities in some of Europe's hottest cities. "There's a reason why everyone visits Europe in the summer - there's nothing like it," said Rod Cuthbert, ...  more

Plan a Fabulous Summer Trip with Tips from Viator.com

Monday, June 9, 2008

Viator Offers Ideas to Help Travelers Save Money, Time and Sanity All While Enjoying Unforgettable Experiences San Francisco, CA (June 9, 2008) - The team of travel experts at Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has complied a quick list of tips to help travelers capitalize on every moment of their 2008 summer vacation time and make the best use of their budget. "Today's travelers are faced with many challenges, from extra fees for carry-on luggage to gas prices that average $4 a gallon. So whether they're flying, driving or taking ...  more

easyJet Selects Viator, Inc. as Preferred Destination Activities Partner

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sightseeing Tours, Activities and Experiences from Viator Complement easyJet's Low Fares, Hotel Accommodations and Travel Services San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2008) - London-based easyJet, Europe's leading low-fares airline, has chosen San Francisco-based Viator, Inc. as its preferred destination activities partner to provide its customers with exciting and unique tours and experiences in more than 50 markets throughout Europe and Northern Africa. In addition to low fares, a seamless technology integration now enables travelers who book at www.easyjet.com to select from thousands of Viator's pre-screened ...  more

Viator.com Offers Eco-Inspired Activities to Help Travelers Explore the Planet's Natural Wonders

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2008) - In commemoration of Earth Day 2008, the team at Viator.com , the leading online resource for more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is recommending travelers consider exploring some of the most environmentally focused attractions in the world. From reefs to glaciers to rainforests, the time is right to visit these amazing eco-attractions built by Mother Nature. "We are raising environmental awareness and promoting eco-friendly travel with our Guide for Sustainable Living and Travel and the ability to offset carbon emissions directly at Viator.com," ...  more

From the Sistine Chapel to the Lochs of Scotland - Experience More of Europe with Viator.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Exclusive Activities, Extended Tours and Special Values Help Travelers Make the Most of Every Moment, and Dollar San Francisco, CA (April 1, 2008) - Travelers are defying the sinking dollar and pursuing their passion with travel to Europe as hot as ever, according to Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices. As the high-season for travel to Europe approaches, Viator customers are booking destination tours and activities before they depart, helping them secure availability, lock-in pricing, bypass long lines and save vacation time for the ...  more

Going Cruising? Viator.com Offers Shore Excursions in More Than 20 Ports with Less Hassle, More Variety

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cruisers Save 8% on 2008 Shore Excursions Booked Before April 30, 2008 San Francisco, CA (March 12, 2008) - It's a vacation destination expecting a record year - The Cruise Ship. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. (CLIA), more than 12.8 million* people are expected to become cruise ship passengers this year, with families/multigenerational cruisers and baby boomers among the fastest growing cruise vacation groups. As millions choose to hit the seas this year, travelers are demanding more from their cruise experience. Viator.com offers cruising travelers unique, affordable alternatives ...  more

Thousands of Remarkable Images Inspire Unforgettable Experiences with Traveler Photos on Viator.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Take a Tour, Snap a Photo, Win a Prize - the New Viator "Traveler of the Month" Program San Francisco (February 28, 2008) - It's true what they say about a picture telling a thousand words, especially when it commemorates an unforgettable travel experience. Viator.com, the leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is letting the inspirational images speak for themselves with the launch of traveler-submitted photos. The traveler photo feature is the latest in an ongoing series of enhancements to the Viator website, and complements popular customer ...  more

Viator.com Shoots Cupid's Arrow with Romantic Travel Experiences Worldwide and Year-round

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ten Romantic Ways to Infuse Your Next Trip with St. Valentine's Vibe San Francisco, CA (January 31, 2008) - The right time for romance can be every time you travel with a little guidance from Viator.com, the leading online resource for more than 5,500 experiences and activities in more than 450 destinations around the world. Viator's team of travel experts (and romantics) has made some sweet selections for travelers, including the most romantic city as well as 10 equally dreamy flights, nights out and other hot activities to warm the hearts of a loved one whether on vacation or close to home, for Valentine's Day or any day.  ...  more

Let Viator.com's Best of 2007 Inspire Unforgettable Experiences in 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Travelers Booked, Bloggers Blogged and Viator Tallied: 2007's Most Popular Activities & Destinations with Recommendations for 2008 San Francisco, CA (January 8, 2008) - Viator.com, the leading online provider of destination activities and experiences worldwide, has compiled the most popular activities and destinations of 2007, as well as popular blog posts and other recommendations as part of its "List Mania" to help travelers create unforgettable experiences every time they travel in 2008. "It is no surprise that Rome, a true classic, ranked number one for 2007, with Paris a close second," said Rod ...  more

2007 Press Releases

Think Outside the Gift Box and Help Loved Ones Customize Their Next Trip with the Gift of Experience from Viator.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ten Reasons Why Viator.com Experience Gift Certificates are the Perfect Fit this Holiday Season SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 5, 2007) - Is this something he'd like? Does she have this already? I thought you were buying his gift! The perfect solution to all of this holiday gift-giving uncertainty is simple - the Viator.com Experience Gift Certificate . Viator.com, the leading resource for more than 5,500 tours, activities, events and experiences in more than 450 destinations around the world, has gift certificates available in four currencies (AUD, GBP, EURO and GBP), in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $200 or $500.  ...  more

Viator.com Unveils Seasonal "Give and Take" Activities to Create Holiday-Spirited Experiences

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Holiday Festivities and City Passes around the World Make the Perfect Gift - for a traveling loved one…or You! SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 14, 2007) - Whether headed off for a getaway or looking for a memorable gift for loved ones or guests, Viator.com, the leading online resource for more than 5,500 destination activities in 75 countries, has a number of options to make the season bright. Viator.com's team of in-house travel experts has assembled their picks for seasonal and holiday-themed activities , guaranteed to make memories, never to be exchanged or returned. For the millions hosting ...  more

AAA Chooses Viator as Preferred Partner for Worldwide Destination Tours and Activities

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

North America's largest leisure travel organization adds activities from Viator to its vast roster of travel services SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 14, 2007) - AAA, North America's largest leisure travel organization, selected San Francisco-based Viator, the leading online resource for local tours, experiences and activities in more than 450 destinations around the world, as its preferred partner for destination activities. The addition of Viator is part of a major upgrade of the AAA.com Web site which will be unveiled in 2008. The AAA.com upgrade will be rolled out in phases, and consumers will be able to use Viator's ...  more

Viator.com Destination Deals - Spotlight on Halloween and NYC

Monday, October 22, 2007

October marks the season of ghost stories and reported hauntings. Viator.com has created a search category devoted to the macabre. "Halloween Tours and Treats" with terror-inspired activities around the world - some with 'slashed' prices and 'eye-witness' accounts as well as the Top 3 spookiest traveler picks: Haunt #1 - The Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour transports travelers on the 'trolley of the doomed' through the dark side of Boston for $28.80*, 10% off the regular price. (Get out the broomstick and check out Salem, the Witch City tour, for $35.) Haunt #2 - Hollywood's  ...  more

Viator, Inc. Appoints Former British Airways and Hilton Executive Chris R. Vukelich to Board of Directors; Announces Shift in Executive Roles

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Barrie Seidenberg adds CEO Responsibilities to President Role; Viator Founder Rod Cuthbert Assumes Position of Executive Chairman of the Board SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 2, 2007) - Viator, Inc. today announced the appointment of seasoned travel industry executive Chris R. Vukelich to its board of directors. In addition, the company announced that Ms. Barrie Seidenberg, who has served as the Company's president since 2005, has assumed the additional role of CEO. Rod Cuthbert, who founded Viator in 1995, assumes the role of executive chairman of the board of directors. "Chris's detailed knowledge of the European marketplace ...  more

Viator.com Debuts New Site Features, Offering More Resources for Travelers to Uncover Trip Activities and Experiences around the World in any Season

Monday, September 24, 2007

Customer Reviews, a Travel Blog, Special Pricing and Exclusives, Suggested Itineraries, and Shareable Wish Lists place 5,500 Tours and Activities in 75 Countries at Travelers' Fingertips SAN FRANCISCO (September 24, 2007) - As new seasons emerge around the globe, Viator.com , the world's leading online resource for trip activities with more than 5,500 pre-screened tours and experiences in 400-plus destinations, is providing travelers with great reasons and resources to keep the getaway spirit alive, all year round. After nearly a year in the making, Viator has announced the debut of its enhanced website with several new ...  more

Top 10 Beach & Island Destinations from Viator.com - Take travalers to the sand, sea and beyond

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hot Activities to Help Experience the Most Popular Sun-Soaked Destinations Year-Round SAN FRANCISCO (August 28, 2007) - Beach and island destinations around the world are popular throughout the year and each offers its own variety of activities to be enjoyed by travelers and locals alike. Viator.com ( www.viator.com ), the world's leading online resource for more than 5,500 trip activities, tours and events in 75 countries, has unveiled its 10 most popular beach and island destinations including a reef town, beach communities and tropical hot spots. Viator's team of travel experts has selected some of its hottest activities to help ...  more

Viator.com's Top Picks for Wonder-filled Ways to Experience the New 7 Wonders of the World

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (July 10, 2007) - Viator.com, www.viator.com , the world's leading online resource for more than 5,500 trip activities, tours and events in 75 countries, has several unique and "wonder-filled" ways to experience many of the new 7 Wonders of the World. Viator.com's team of travel experts have hand-picked the best tours and activities to experience these Wonders, unveiled over the weekend by the New7Wonders organization ( www.n7w.com ). All activities and tours booked through Viator.com are backed by a low-price guarantee and earn airline miles. Chichen Itza, Mexico - Well worth the trip from Cancun or the Riviera ...  more

Viator Names Two Seasoned Executives to Management Team

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Phillipa Harrison, Global Head of Product and Jeff Lewis, Vice President of Engineering Join Viator SYDNEY AND SAN FRANCISCO (June 20, 2007) - Viator Inc., the leading online resource for researching and booking activities in 75 countries worldwide, today announced the addition of two new executives to its management team - Phillipa Harrison as Global Head of Product and Jeff Lewis as Vice President of Engineering. Both Harrison and Lewis will be based in Sydney, Australia, working in close coordination with the teams in Viator's San Francisco headquarters and its regional offices in Las Vegas and London. These are newly ...  more

Viator Travel Advisory - Surveys Find More Travelers Booking Trip Activities in Advance, Tightening Supply Yet Many Still Gambling With Their Vacation

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Online activities, events and tour specialist Viator.com advises travelers to plan ahead to save money and time, and avoid costly last-minute vacation mishaps One-third of vacation travelers say they are now more likely to purchase activities in advance than they were three years ago with 76 percent reporting they already do so Nearly 40 percent of vacation travelers (39 percent) have been forced to change plans because their activity was sold out Nearly 3 out of 4 tour operators around the globe report increase in advance bookings has limited availability for walk-up sales1 SAN FRANCISCO (May 30, 2007) - The ...  more

Silverjet Selects Viator to Complement Silver Class Services with Event Tickets, Sightseeing Tours and Other Destination Activities

Monday, May 21, 2007

UK-based, all business class airline adds ability to book destination activities in London and New York to exclusive customer offering LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO (May 21, 2007) - Silverjet ( www.flysilverjet.com ), the only British, exclusively business class airline providing daily service between London and New York, has selected Viator ( www.viator.com ) as its preferred destination activities partner. Through its affiliation with Viator, the leading online resource for researching and booking destination activities worldwide, Silverjet is providing its customers with access to sightseeing tours and excursions, attraction passes, ...  more

Give Mom a Gift as Unique as She is - An Experience That Creates Memeories to Last a Lifetime from Viator.com

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Stumped on What to Get Mom? Spice it up this year by Going beyond the Traditional SAN FRANCISCO (May 3, 2007) - Someone who's already bestowed the gift of life shouldn't be honored with a token that will be quickly forgotten  or worse, returned. Viator.com, the leading online resource for researching and purchasing destination activities in 75 countries worldwide has the perfect solution  the gift of experience. From new ways to experience something familiar, to cooking classes, to special dining and travel getaways, Viator has a selection of more than 5,000 activities in every corner of the world, or for Moms staying close ...  more

Blue Holidays Chooses Viator as Partner to Enhance Destination Activities Offering

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Selection of Viator Sightseeing Tours and Activities to Complement Virgin Blue Flights, Hotel Accommodations SAN FRANCISCO and SYDNEY (April 24, 2007) - Australia-based Blue Holidays has enhanced its customers offering with the addition of destination activities provided by Viator (www.viator.com), the leading online resource for researching and booking activities in 75 countries worldwide. As a result, in addition to packaging Virgin Blue flights and hotel accommodations, Blue Holidays customers can now research and book sightseeing tours and activities at www.blueholidays.com through the websites Activities tab. Founded in ...  more

Viator.com Offers Travelers Carbon-Neutral Destination Activities Perfect For Earth Day or Any Day

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Launches Earth Day Writing Contest Offering 100,000 Free Miles of Carbon Offsets to Help Travelers Minimize Climate Footprint San Francisco, CA (April 10, 2007) - As the annual commemoration of Earth Day approaches on April 22, Viator.com, the leading online resource for researching and booking activities in 75 countries worldwide, is helping travelers minimize their climate footprint. Viator's diverse selection of eco-friendly activities in destinations around the world and new suggested guidelines for sustainable living and travel will help travelers truly experience their destination while taking steps to protect the environment.  ...  more

Viator.com Goes Green with Carbonfund.org

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Viator to Offset Company Travel and Educate Travelers in Minimizing Climate Footprint San Francisco, CA (April 3, 2007) - Viator.com, the leading online resource for researching and booking activities in 75 countries worldwide, has formed a partnership with Carbonfund.org to offset its company-related carbon emissions and help educate travelers about minimizing their carbon footprint on the environment. Through its partnership with Carbonfund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting climate change education, carbon offsets and green power, Viator is targeting a 100 percent carbon-neutral corporate environment. As part ...  more

British Airways Enhances Customer Offering with Addition of Worldwide Portfolio of Destination Activities Provided by Viator

Monday, April 2, 2007

Leading Carrier to Provide Travelers with Direct Access to Thousands of Sightseeing Tours and Activities SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON (April 2, 2007) - British Airways, one of the worlds largest and longest-established international airlines, has selected Viator (www.viator.com) as its preferred destination activities provider. The affiliation with Viator, the largest online resource for researching and booking destination activities worldwide, will provide British Airways customers with direct access to nearly 3,000 sightseeing tours and activities in many of the more than 550 destinations the airline serves around the world. British ...  more

Grand Canyon West Rim Excursions from Viator Have a New Dimension

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Viator Offers Easy Access to West Rim and Skywalk from Las Vegas by Luxury SUV, Helicopter, Plane, Hummer or Coach Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2007) - The Native American Indian tribe, the Hualapai, has constructed a 70-foot promenade made of glass and steel and secured it to the edge of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, adding a new dimension, a Skywalk , to the beautiful wonder that nature has continued to carve for millions of years. The West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and the Skywalk which opens to the public today, are a short journey from Las Vegas. Travelers can choose from a variety of air and land options ...  more

From Tourists to Travelers - Visitors to Europe are Raising the Bar as Trends Emerge on Viator

Monday, March 26, 2007

Travelers are Seeking out Experiences to Get them Below the Surface of their European Destinations SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (March 26, 2007) - While Europe may be the second-smallest continent as measured by geographic landmass; the countries that make up the region are massive in culture, history and diversity. Evidence of this are the trends that are emerging from Viator's customer booking patterns, which clearly illustrate a desire to submerge oneself in the local culture, to spend more time getting to know a destination, and to indulge in the traditional experiences for which certain cities have become most well-known. "These ...  more

Viator Names Its Top 10 Hottest Spring Break Destinations for 2007

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

A Spring Break Party Guide Helps Travelers of All Ages Make the Most of Their Getaway SAN FRANCISCO (March 6, 2007) - With Spring Break season getting into full swing in the U.S., Viator has selected its Top Ten Hottest Spring Break Destinations with suggestions on 'the things you do when you get there' to help travelers, whether students or their parents looking for action or relaxation, make the most of their warm weather excursions this time of year. Viator's Spring Break Party Guide is a useful resource for travelers of all ages to help them save time at their destination for fun in the sun, not planning. By booking Spring ...  more

And the Winner Is…The Traveler Experience the Road to the Oscars with Hollywood Activities at Viator.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Experiences like Backstage Tours, Location Visits, Shopping Excursions and Private Soirées Get Travelers Ready for the 79th Annual Academy Awards SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 13, 2007) - Since only a handful of Oscars will be awarded during the 79th Annual Academy Awards on February 25, most people won't be getting up close and personal with the world's most famous gold statuette. But there can be plenty of Hollywood winners with blockbuster tours and activities in and around (and above and below) Tinsel Town and other 'on location' cities, available at Viator.com. With more than 100 tours and activities boasting the Hollywood theme ...  more

Viator Provides Travelers with a 'Big Easy' Cure to the Winter Blahs and Blues - The New Orleans Experience

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Mardi Gras Season or Year-round, Viator Helps Travelers Experience All New Orleans Can Offer While Supporting the Crescent City Rebuild San Francisco, CA. - February 1, 2007 - With Mardi Gras fast approaching, the time is right to plan a visit to New Orleans and take in all the sights, sounds and tastes that this Louisiana city is known for. Many of the hotels, attractions, tours and restaurants throughout the city are back in business and by visiting the Big Easy, travelers can actively contribute to rebuilding this important city as it continues to rebound from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. "New Orleans has always been a ...  more

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 ...  more

Sun, Snow and Everything in Between - Whatever the Season, Viator has the Perfect Experience for Every Traveler

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

From sun-drenched beaches to snow-capped mountains, Viator has destination activities around the world to suit every traveler's desire San Francisco, CA. - January 10, 2007 - The first few months of 2007 - whether the Northern Hemisphere's winter or the Southern Hemisphere's summer - can be enjoyed with experiences from Viator that span the globe as well as various climates. Travelers can take advantage of their local weather conditions or make an escape to something different with the vast offering of more than 5,000 destination activities - the things you do when you get there - that Viator has selected for its customers in more than ...  more

2006 Press Releases

LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS AND NEW YEAR'S REVELERS ALIKE REJOICE WITH GREAT GIFTS AND CELEBRATIONS FROM VIATOR.COM

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

San Francisco, CA - December 12, 2006 - Procrastinators of the worst kind can find solace by visiting Viator.com this holiday season. For a quick, easy and special gift, or party plans for ringing in the New Year, Viator.com has the answer. Give the Gift of Experience Forget the frame or scented candles - procrastinators still have plenty of time to buy the one they love, or the guy they pulled in the office Secret Santa - the gift of "experience." Viator Gift Certificates, available in four currencies (USD, EUR, GBP, AUD), come in denominations as low as $25, and are redeemable toward the purchase of any of Viator's 5,000 ...  more

VIATOR.COM NAMES VICKI POTTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

San Francisco, CA., December 12, 2006 - Vicki Potts has been named chief financial officer of Viator.com, it was announced today by Rod Cuthbert, founder and chief executive officer of Viator.com. Ms. Potts' new appointment is effective immediately, and she will be located in the company's Sydney, Australia regional headquarters. Ms. Potts joins Viator with more than 20 years of experience in finance, primarily within the technology industry. Immediately before joining Viator, Ms. Potts was with Unwired Group Ltd, a Sydney-based wireless broadband provider, where she served as the company's chief financial officer since 2002. During ...  more

VIATOR.COM ADDS SPARKLE TO THE SEASON WITH A GROWING SELECTION OF SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS AND WINTER WONDERLAND ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 20, 2006

Early gifts from Viator include holiday-themed destination experiences, seasonal excitement and savings on activities around the world San Francisco, CA. ? November 20, 2006 ? Travelers can add some cheer to the holiday season this year by taking advantage of seasonal destination activities around the globe. Viator.com has a number of activities to make the most of a holiday getaway, a winter wonderland, or a night out on the town close to home. Many of Viator's featured holiday activities take place for a very limited time, or in some cases just once, so travelers should plan quickly to avoid missing out on once-in-a-lifetime ...  more

VIATOR TURNS "TOURISTS INTO TRAVELERS" WITH A NEW DESIGN, ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY AND USER-GENERATED CONTENT

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hollywood, CA (November 14, 2006) ? Viator, the world's leading online provider of global destination activities has re-designed its consumer website ? Viator.com ? with a new look and feel, enhanced search and booking functionality, more products in more destinations, and the Web (and Travel) 2.0 holy grail ? user-generated content. The site redesign was announced today at the Annual PhoCusWright Executive Conference in Hollywood, California. With the mission of turning "tourists into travelers" ? helping consumers of travel products dig deeper into their destination rather than skimming the surface ? Viator conducted focus groups ...  more

THE APPEAL OF GHOSTS, GOBLINS, AND THE SUPERNATURAL EXTENDS BEYOND HALLOWEEN WITH HAUNTINGS HAPPENING AT VIATOR.COM

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The macabre and mysterious meet the fun, adventurous and thrilling destination activities available through Viator.com San Francisco, CA. -- October 11, 2006 - The Halloween tradition that started as a pastoral and agricultural festival in Ireland, when the deceased revisited the mortal world, is typically only celebrated once a year. However, human nature continues to inspire a curiosity about everything from the "unexplainable" to tales of lingering souls, and Viator.com can match the macabre with the brave traveler looking for an experience far beyond "the beaten path." Ghosting in Europe ? home of the original Halloween ...  more

NEW EXPLORATIONS AND GETAWAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER ACCORDING TO VIATOR.COM

Friday, October 6, 2006

From Seasonal Events to Different Ways to See a Home City, Viator has Something to Make a Regular Day into a Special Memory San Francisco, CA, October 6, 2006 ? The kids are back in school and the weekends are quickly filling up with soccer games, homework, and chores that have been put off all summer. But with thousands of destination activities in home-cities across the country, Viator.com can make a family experience out of a routine weekend, without the need for an airplane ride or complicated carry-on. Welcome the Change of Seasons New England-style With the back to school chaos comes the seasonal change that gets ...  more

VIATOR JOINS COMMISSION JUNCTION TO OFFER
GLOBAL PORTFOLIO OF TOURS AND ACTIVITIES TO MORE ONLINE CONSUMERS

Monday, September 18, 2006

Efficient Pay-for-Performance Model Increasing Traffic and Sales for Viator and Commission Junction Partners San Francisco, CA ? September 18, 2006 ? Viator, the leading online resource for destination activities worldwide, today announced it has partnered with Commission Junction to cost-effectively extend its portfolio of tours and activities to more online consumers. Commission Junction, an industry leader in pay-for-performance marketing, provides Viator efficient access to an active and productive global network of online publishers in a variety of online retail categories. Some of the Commission Junction publishers ...  more

THRILLS, CHILLS AND LIVE ACTION ADVENTURE ? THEME PARKS TOP THE LIST FOR KIDS AT VIATOR.COM

Thursday, August 17, 2006

For End of Summer Getaways or Trips throughout the Year, Viator Has Passes to Parks All over the World, All Year Long San Francisco, CA (August 17, 2006) ? The children have spoken ? they want to be flown upside down, looped around and soaked to the bone at theme parks around the world, courtesy of Viator.com. Some of the most popular destinations being booked at Viator.com by families traveling with children are theme park destinations. With Viator?s selection of destination activities spanning more than 75 countries, the choices for those daring to defy gravity go far beyond the expected. Disney, Disney, Disney ? OUI! Visit ...  more

VIATOR BRINGS YOU VEGAS BEYOND BLACKJACK AND BACCARAT

Monday, July 31, 2006

Experiences that don't need to 'Stay in Vegas' -- Extreme Adventures, Nature Excursions and even Blue Man Group San Francisco, CA. (July 31, 2006) - Whether you're playing in the World Series of Poker or taking the family on a summer trip to the desert, Las Vegas has much to explore and experience. With an extensive selection of outdoor excursions that brings you up close and personal to some of the world's most breath-taking sites, and even a number of activities that maintain the same element of risk associated with high-stakes poker, Viator has something for everyone in Vegas. ?Thirty-eight million people visited Las ...  more

THE ART OF COOKING

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Viator has hundreds of interesting and unique dining activities in countries around the world. But to celebrate the actual "art of cooking," Viator has a distinctive selection of cooking classes and specialized gastronomic tours, both in the US and around the world, allowing the traveler to become the gastronomy expert, and, experience destinations through the local cuisines and products. Southern Specialties Enjoy fun, food and folklore at The New Orleans School of Cooking as you learn the secrets of Louisiana fare including Gumbo and Jambalaya preparation in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart ...  more

EXPERIENCE AMERICA WITH FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES FROM VIATOR.COM

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Exciting Things to Do in Top Destinations ? From Backyard to Across the Country SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2006 ? The fireworks have officially ushered in the heat of the summer travel season, and families are ready to move. Whether you're kicking off a month-long vacation, or thinking of day-tripping, Viator has exciting activities across the country to meet everyone's schedule, budget and preference. Viator's team of travel experts has hand-picked some of the best and most unique family activities in popular U.S. destinations to commemorate the arrival of summer. The selections include an array of local highlights, allowing ...  more

VIATOR SECURES ADDITIONAL $4 MILLION IN FUNDING THROUGH CARLYLE VENTURE PARTNERS AND TECHNOLOGY VENTURE PARTNERS

Monday, June 5, 2006

Growth in Global Online Travel, Integrated Destination Activity Position Viator for Success San Francisco (JUNE 5, 2006) -- Viator (www.viator.com), the world's largest online resource for tours and activities, today announced it has raised an additional $4 million through its current investors, Carlyle Venture Partners, the U.S. venture and growth capital arm of Washington D.C.-based The Carlyle Group, and Sydney-based Technology Venture Partners. This financing follows the $6 million raised from the same investors in November 2005. Allan Thygesen, managing director of Carlyle Venture Partners and a member of the Viator ...  more

VIATOR, INC. ACQUIRES LAS VEGAS-BASED LOOKTOURS TO EXTEND LEADERSHIP POSITION IN GLOBAL ONLINE TOURS AND ACTIVITIES MARKET

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Combined Company Creates Most Comprehensive Worldwide Resource for Booking Tours, Activities and Adventures Before You Go LAS VEGAS (May 23, 2006) -- Viator ( www.viator.com ), the single largest online resource for tours and activities worldwide, today announced it has acquired Las Vegas-based LookTours, a leading provider of Las Vegas and other major market sightseeing tours and destination activities. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LookTours' collection of activities will add to Viator's existing market-leading portfolio of "the things you do when you get there" that currently boasts more than ...  more

MAMMA MIA! GIVE MOM A MOTHER?S DAY ?EXPERIENCE? CARE OF VIATOR

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

From Theatre Tickets to Luxury Shopping to Cooking Classes, Viator Provides Online Access to Thousands of Destination Activities around the Globe San Francisco, CA ? May 2, 2006 ? With Mother's Day 2006 quickly approaching (May 14), the gift she'll never anticipate but will always remember is just a few clicks away at www.Viator.com. Is mom a world-traveller? Does she like to stay close to home? Is she a thrill-seeker? Would she like to learn something new? No matter what mom's inclination, Viator's vast selection of more than 4,200 destination activities in more than 420 cities in 70 countries around the world provides a ...  more

CRAVING AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE? VIATOR OFFERS TRADITIONAL EXCURSIONS TO EXTREME ADVENTURES?AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Monday, May 1, 2006

Here's a sampling of some of the wild, wonderful, and wacky things you can book through Viator (www.viator.com). San Francisco, CA ? Viator offers thousands of tours and activities in more than 70 countries. Here's a sampling of one-of-a-kind and absolutely unforgettable experiences you can book through www.viator.com: THE WILD Zero Gravity Flight ? Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Experience what the astronauts feel when they go into space, without having to leave the earth's atmosphere! You'll ...  more

VIATOR OFFERS ECO-INSPIRED GETAWAYS FOR THE EARTH DAY-INSPIRED TRAVELER, ALL YEAR ROUND

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Viator Offers Online Access to Thousands of Destination Tours and Activities around the Globe San Francisco, CA ? April 18, 2006 ? Is the concrete jungle getting you down? With Earth Day approaching, it may just be the perfect time to get away and back to nature with eco-inspired tours and other outdoor adventures available through www.viator.com. Viator is the world?s leading provider of destination activities that provides a convenient one-stop online resource to help travelers research, book and plan ?the things you do when you get there.? As part of its global portfolio of more than 4,200 activities in 420 cities in 70 ...  more

LONELY PLANET, PRICELINE UK, OPODO PARTNER WITH VIATOR TO OFFER DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Viator Provides Leading Online Sellers with Global Destination Activity Products San Francisco, January 26, 2006 - Viator, an online provider of bookable destination products, today announced international partnerships with Lonely Planet, Opodo and Priceline UK, three leading travel companies. All three partners now offer the full range of Viator?s content on their respective sites. ?Featuring more than 4,000 products from 400 destinations in 46 countries, these three new strategic partnerships reflect Viator?s expanding global reach,? said Rod Cuthbert, CEO of Viator. ?With Viator solely focused on the destination ...  more

2005 Press Releases

VIATOR SECURES $6 MILLION TO ADVANCE LEADERSHIP POSITION IN ONLINE TOURS & ACTIVITIES MARKET

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

San Francisco, CA, November 1, 2005 ? Viator Inc., a provider of destination travel products, has announced the completion of a $6 million Series B financing. The investment was led by Carlyle Venture Partners, the US venture and growth capital arm of Washington, DC-based Carlyle Group. Existing investor Technology Venture Partners also participated. Over the last five years, Viator has built extensive supplier and distribution relationships as well as an advanced technology platform. The company now plans to add a wide range of new suppliers and destinations to their current offering of 4,000 tours and attractions, in over 400 ...  more

Viator.com Enables Travelers to Earn Miles on American Airlines and Delta While Booking Vacation Activities Worldwide

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

San Francisco, CA - March 30, 2005 -- Savvy travelers worldwide can now earn miles on American Airlines AAdvantage and Delta SkyMiles by booking their vacation activities in advance on Viator.com, the first site of its kind to provide a mileage program. "With over 4,000 activities in 46 countries worldwide, we offer our customers a great range of sightseeing, tours, attractions and theme parks. Now we also deliver a great reason to book in advance: earn miles in the American or Delta mileage program," said Viator CEO Rod Cuthbert. Miles can be earned on all purchases made on Viator.com, one ...  more

Viator launches Japan offering, announces partnership with JTB Corp.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

San Francisco, March 9, 2005: Sightseeing and activity specialist Viator has launched a range of sightseeing tours and activities in Japan, with initial focus on Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto. The selection includes half-day and full-day sightseeing tours, along with Shinkansen ("bullet-train") tours. Viator CEO Rod Cuthbert said "We think Japan is one of those markets where English-speaking travelers are really looking for the chance to research and book their sightseeing and activities in advance. Japan can be a daunting place for many visitors and the knowledge that they don't have to stress-out making ...  more

2004 Press Releases

Viator launches direct connect service for ?add-on? travel products

Monday, November 8, 2004

The web service, developed in collaboration with suppliers and software developers, will be proposed as an industry standard San Francisco, November 8, 2004: Viator, the leading online aggregator of add-on travel products ? sightseeing, tours, attractions, passes & transfers ? has announced the launch of its ?Direct Connect? web service. Developed in collaboration with a group of US and European suppliers and software developers, the web service is designed to deliver the benefits of real-time inventory access that are viewed as standard in the air, hotel and car markets, but do not exist today in the add-ons space. Release ...  more

Viator provides destination productsfor priceline.com?s vacation packages service

Monday, September 20, 2004

San Francisco, September 20, 2004: Viator, the global aggregator of bookable destination products, said today that it has begun offering its range of destination products as part of priceline.com's vacation packages service. Priceline.com's vacation packages service lets leisure travellers choose from over 2,000 quality hotels, resorts and all-inclusives in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada. Now, in addition to airfare, hotels and rental cars, priceline.com customers can further customize their vacation package with tours, tickets for local attractions and events, airport transfers and more.  ...  more

QANTAS Holidays Launches Hotel Site, Powered by VIATOR Technology

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Sydney, July 14, 2004: Qantas Holidays has launched a new online accommodation booking facility designed and built by Sydney company Viator Systems, better known as the world leader in selling destination activities on the web. The Qantas Holidays initiative, known as ReadyRooms, allows consumers to book 'last-minute' Australian hotel rooms through the Qantas web site. ReadyRooms is designed to meet the needs of people who want to book accommodation in Australia within 14 days. It is the latest initiative by Qantas Holidays to offer more travel products online reflecting strong consumer demand for hotel bookings on the web. ...  more

Shopping basket for add-on products an industry first

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Buyers can include multiple products in their booking without worrying about confirmation status San Francisco, June 10, 2004: Viator Inc., the online market leader for add-on travel products, today announced it has developed the first shopping cart facility to enable consumers to make travel bookings that include both immediate and delayed confirmation products. The shopping cart has been launched on Viator's consumer web site, www.viator.com , and will be released to channel partners in the coming months. Over 1,000 web sites have adopted Viator's database as the foundation of their add-on offering. The database ...  more

Leading travel sites choose Viator to provide add-on products

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Dynamic Packaging systems are being enhanced to offer sightseeing, attractions and a wide range of "the things you do when you get there?" San Francisco, March 23, 2004: Viator, the leading aggregator of bookable destination products, has announced that three major travel sites recently began offering its product range within their dynamic packaging systems. The sites are Orbitz, Hotwire and Lastminute.com, the leading UK on-line travel company. Viator CEO Rod Cuthbert said that each of its new partners had done an outstanding job of integrating the company's range of sightseeing, tours, attractions and transfers into their ...  more

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