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The Wayfarers Walking Vacations Introduce Free iPad App

The Wayfarers Walking Vacations Introduce Free iPad App with videos of walks, introductsion to specially led tours, frequently updated tips, and gorgeous photography from around the world

 
Jan. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- THE WAYFARERS’ WALKING VACATIONS INTRODUCES FREE IPAD APP
App Offers Video of Tours, Photography and Fitness Tips, Easy Booking for iPad Fans

Newport, Rhode Island, January 2011 – One of the first adventure travel companies to embrace the power of digital technology and the excitement surrounding the iPad as an emerging lifestyle medium, The Wayfarers has introduced a vivid and informative app for iPad users in conjunction with Yudu, a leading international digital publishing company.  Filled with tips about how to select a walking vacation, the first edition available of the Wayfarers’ app integrates an electronic version of the brochure, brought to life with striking photos, video, and seamless linking to the Wayfarers’ Web site where more information is available about The Wayfarers’ extensive tour program, The new Wayfarers iPad app is available free for downloading (along with an iPhone version) at the iTunes Store.  

“Travel and the versatility of iPads go hand-in-hand, so we’ve created an app to fit," notes Michael West, co-founder of The Wayfarers. “Many of our guests love the convenience of the new technology but still like the feel of reading a glossy travel brochure. Our app for the iPad blends the two perfectly – and with the app we have the flexibility to offer exciting new editions throughout the year.”

Examples of content available for easy viewing on the iPad are:

•   A preview of upcoming walks with guest hosts Ellen Barone who will advise participants on photography tips; and Pamela Petro, an expert on Wales
•   Links for booking of Wayfarers’ trips, for connecting with the Wayfarers’ Web site for additional information and for direct contact with the Wayfarers
•   Exclusive access to future editions and enhancements including slideshows and video

The Wayfarers’ 2011 program offers an eco-sensitive “walking” holiday of both culture and fitness in 15 countries with 39 itineraries and 76 departure dates.  The 2011 program adds new walks and refreshed itineraries  including a Country House Stay walk, Wales: Pembrokeshire, France: Alsace, and Italy: The Dolomites, plus back-to-back UK and Italy two-week walks with special discounts.

Prices for all UK and Europe walks remain unchanged for the third year. Walks are rated on a five-level system, with a five rating indicating the highest challenge level.  For walks with a four or five rating, The Wayfarers includes a complimentary, four-week pre-conditioning Fit for Trips program (a $169 value), customized by itinerary.

Wayfarers’ walks span the globe with an emphasis on the UK and Europe, and roam alongside beautiful coastal areas, amidst striking mountainscapes and through quaint villages.  The walks are crafted by The Wayfarers’ highly seasoned and knowledgeable leaders to include not only scenery but also an extensive cultural immersion that can only be had on foot.  Accommodations and dining take advantage of the indigenous settings and include charming inns and manor houses, pubs and restaurants with an emphasis on intimacy and local tradition.  Small group size is a Wayfarers trademark, with most walks averaging eight to 10 participants.

In addition to the iPad app and the iPhone app, information regarding the new 2011 walks and updated itinerary features can be found at www.thewayfarers.com.  

The Wayfarers
Named by National Geographic Traveler as purveyor of one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and by National Geographic Adventure as one of the “Best Hiking Companies,” The Wayfarers offers an eco-sensitive “walking” holiday of both culture and fitness in 15 countries with 39 itineraries and 76 departure dates.  Walks cover South Africa, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Alaska, Maine and Southwest USA, and a barging/walk combination in Burgundy.  Private group itineraries can be arranged for a minimum of eight people.  Now in its 28th year, The Wayfarers offers exclusive entrées into homes and gardens otherwise closed to the public, graceful accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and meetings with local residents. Walks are from 6-13 days and are rated on a five-level challenge scale.  The Wayfarers is also a member of Trusted Adventures, www.trustedadventures.com, dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited.  www.thewayfarers.com.  800-249-4620. Twitter: @Wayfarers  Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thewayfarers

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Named by National Geographic Traveler as purveyor of one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and by National Geographic Adventure as one of the “Best Hiking Companies,” The Wayfarers offers an eco-sensitive “walking” holiday of both culture and fitness in 15 countries with 39 itineraries and 76 departure dates. Walks cover South Africa, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Alaska, Maine and Southwest USA, and a barging/walk combination in Burgundy. Private group itineraries can be arranged for a minimum of eight people. Now in its 28th year, The Wayfarers offers exclusive entrées into homes and gardens otherwise closed to the public, graceful accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and meetings with local residents. Walks are from 6-13 days and are rated on a five-level challenge scale. www.thewayfarers.com. 800-249-4620.

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