Published on : Sunday, April 13, 2014
They say “seeing is elieving”. 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 in Australia, as well as major destinations across Asia like Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kyoto and Tokyo.
History of Viator’s Travel with an Insider Videos
Rewind to 2012 when Viator first sent two crews of two videographers out into the world to record their travel experiences as part of the “Win Your Dream Travel Job Contest”.
The resulting videos, showcasing the best of North America and Europe, have received industry praise (2013 Webby and Travel Weekly honors) and thousands of views by travelers looking for the best things to do.
From kayaking and cliff diving on the Big Island to exploring side streets on a Black Cab Taxi tour of London travelers can preview many of Viator’s most popular tours and activities before they book them.
Travel Videos and Search as Travel Influencers
According to the Google-commissioned study*, “The 2013 Traveler,” 51% of leisure travelers said they watch online travel videos and of those travelers, 65% are looking for activity ideas in a particular destination. Viator’s revamped YouTube Channel – YouTube.com/ViatorTravel – provides an additional access point for travelers to search and view the exclusive video content featuring tours, attractions, destination overviews, special deals and promotions. Inspired viewers can immediately begin planning their next trip via YouTube with access to the Viator Tours & Activities App, emails, deep links and more.
Now Playing: Asia and Australia
Viator lets travelers take a rickshaw ride in Beijing from the comfort of their home. From iconic sites like Sydney Opera House in Australia to more off-the-beaten-path explorations including a Thai cooking class in Bangkok, Viator’s new collection of videos in the Asia Pacific region help travelers choose the experiences that are just right for them.
Discover Sydney includes overviews of the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, the beautiful Blue Mountains, the Taronga Zoo as well as a visit to Hunter Valley’s wineries and gourmet cheese shops.
As Australia is known for its unique wildlife, the Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour delivers with an up close and personal experience with the one world’s largest penguin colonies.
Discover Beijing provides travelers with a comprehensive overview of the major sites, sounds and tastes of the capital of China like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo showcases Viator’s most popular day tour from Tokyo and includes the sweeping views from Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi as well as a speedy trip on the Skinkansen Bullet Train.
The Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok is an exploration of how the locals buy and sell their goods using the river as their thoroughfare featuring an exploration of the iconic landmark.
More is Pretty Much Always Better
Viator continues to roll out the red carpet and premiere new videos from all over the world on a regular basis. Recent and upcoming additions to the playlist include Chicago, Madrid, Sorrento and Vancouver.
In addition to the Viator YouTube channel, all videos can be viewed on Viator.com and in full-screen mode on the Viator Tours & Activities App.