MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. Located on Vayama.com on the main menu under the "Travel Info" tab, customers can now seamlessly research and book everything from hot air balloon flights in Cairo, to cooking classes in Tuscany.
"A key strategy for us has been to broaden our localized services to our international customer base," said Tom Kent, VP of Marketing for Vayama.com. "We chose to partner with Viator for our destination activities not only because of the depth of their offering in so many global destinations but also because they share a similar desire to help travelers create the best travel experience at the best price possible."
"Vayama has worked to create a website with the latest technologies that provides their customers with a unique and massive selection of options for booking their international travel," said Ken Frohling, vice president of Business Development for Viator. "We look forward to expanding the distribution of our activities to their broad customer base and to their affiliate partners as well."
Vayama is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. The company offers travelers a vast selection of flights through its online booking engine that taps into inventory not available on other online travel websites. Launched in 2007, Vayama has continued to expand its online international travel services to include features such as 24/7 customer service, premium economy and coming soon - discounted hotel rates and car rentals.
Vayama is part of Travix, a global travel company that manages an extensive portfolio of international travel websites operating under the brands; Vayama and BudgetAir (USA & Canada), CheapTickets (Asia), Flugladen and Vliegwinkel (Europe). Travix operates its five brands in 15 countries; employs 375 staff; and has combined sales in excess of USD $1Billion.
Viator® is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 9,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator– the Latin word for traveler – offers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities via its Web and mobile platforms with resources such as nearly 300,000 traveler reviews, ratings and photos, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts hand-pick trusted local operators to ensure quality, value and service, all backed by a low-price guarantee. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, eight local language sites for the European and Japanese markets and more than 2,000 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a privately held company, with lead investment from The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Founded in 1995, Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Visit the Viator Travel Blog for more inspiration or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news.