New York, NY, November 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Customers of City-Discovery.com, a website that specializes in bookings for sightseeing tours, travel experiences, and ground transportation worldwide, can now watch videos of popular travel experiences on the site. Professional two-minute videos of a destination’s special attractions and activities are now available for selected tours, including the ever-popular walking tours to more adventurous travel experiences like crocodile-watching, zip line adventures, and ultimate space experience in Orlando.
Videos are high-quality movies featuring either voice-overs or virtual tours by professional guides, with music in the background. They are produced in partnership with tour suppliers from various destinations.
“Our goal is to bring the travel experience closer to the customer,” says City Discovery vice president Wladimir Guez. “The online video tours will give prospective customers a better sense of what the destination and actual tour will be like. This is especially important for first-time travelers or budget-conscious ones who wish to be reassured that they will be getting their money’s worth by booking a tour.”
“Also, as more travelers research trips and activities online before traveling, being able to see the actual activities on video beforehand goes a long way towards eliminating guesswork about the reliability of tour providers,” Guez adds.
Tours with videos include bestselling sightseeing activities and adventure packages. Examples are the Vatican City Walking Tour Experience, an Escorted Cruiser Bike Tour of Rome, Biking in Florence, Motorcoach Tour of Mt. Fuji and Hakone, the Ultimate Space Experience featuring a two-hour fully-guided tour of the Kennedy Space Center, Gatorland Tour of a protected habitat in Orlando, the Key West Shallow-Water Experience where swimming with dolphins is the highlight, and the Zip Line Glide and Ride Eco Adventure in Florida’s wetlands and forest.
The video listings join the set of new and enhanced features on City-Discovery.com, which includes itineraries, expanded media content, shareable wish lists (called WishBox on the web site), and travel gift certificates that can be exchanged for tours. Soon, user-generated videos will be available, making the media content on the site more interactive.
Videos of travel experiences can be watched on this page: www.city-discovery.com/tours_with_videos.php.
About City Discovery
City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, activities, and ground transportation worldwide. Featuring over 5,000 travel activities in 300 destinations, it sells directly to consumers with a best price guarantee through www.city-discovery.com and through a network of over 7,000 travel agencies and affiliates. Established in 2004, City Discovery is managed by Tours and Co Inc, a leading e-travel service company based in the United States with offices in France, Greece, Italy, and the Philippines.