MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vayama.com, the online travel agency that specializes in international travel, announces today a partnership with PocketGuide, a smartphone application that provides mobile city tours worldwide. After a Vayama customer makes an airfare purchase, becomes a fan on Facebook or signs up for the travel deals e-newsletter, they will receive a code that they can enter in PocketGuide crediting their account to buy a single tour or a package tour, which offers up to a dozen walking tours for a single city.
"Walking tours are growing in popularity worldwide and we think our customers will see tremendous value in the PocketGuide application," said Thomas Kent, vice president of marketing at Vayama. "PocketGuide's selection of tours will enhance our customer's travel experience by providing easy access to a collection of audio tours of the best locations and insider hangouts in major cities worldwide all from the palm of their hand."
Designed by professional local tour guides, PocketGuide offers a collection of worldwide mobile city tours. While on the tour, users can record activities, access offline maps, utilize GPS tracking and share 3D videos of their experience. Users can follow along with the scheduled tour or wander freely through the city, as PocketGuide will provide alerts when an interesting site is nearby.
PocketGuide offers tours in the following cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, Chicago, Cork, Daytona Beach, Debrecen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Hong Kong, Hortob‡gy, Istanbul, Krakow, Las Vegas, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Moscow, New York, Orlando, Paris, Potsdam, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sopron, Sydney, Szentendre, Venice, Vienna, Waterloo and Wellington.
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 airfare, hotels, activities and car rentals.
About Travix International B.V.
Vayama is part of Travix International B.V., a global travel company that manages an extensive portfolio of international travel websites operating under the brands: Vayama (USA), CheapTickets (Europe & Asia), Vliegwinkel.nl (Netherlands), BudgetAir (The Netherlands, United Kingdom, UK, USA, Canada & France), Flugladen (Germany) and EasyToBook.com (Worldwide).
Travix operates in 16 countries, employs 430 staff and has combined sales in excess of USD $1.1Billion.
PocketGuide is a city guide app that turns your phone into a personal tour guide. The app works automatically and guides you through the city by voice - much like a real personal tour guide, without roaming costs. During your trip PocketGuide records your experiences (pictures, videos, comments, track), which will, with one single click, automatically transferred into an amazing 3D video that you can share with your friends. The service is available in 60 cities on 5 continents and more than 1 million people have already used it. The app is developed by Redwood City based technology startup PocketGuide Inc., founded in 2010. PocketGuide Inc. also runs an office in Europe in Budapest. The application has won several awards, including European Golden Seal of e-Excellence (2010), Barcamp Startup Contest (2010), European Startup Week (2011). PocketGuide Inc., raised $2.1 million capital with Finext Startup venture capital firm in 2010. PocketGuide Inc. currently has 20 employers and more than 40 content writer worldwide. For more information please visit: www.pocketguideapp.com