Global communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced it has partnered with GetYourGuide, a booking platform for travel experiences, to bring rich contextual-based excursion offers to passengers in-flight, with no data or airtime charges to either the airline or passenger, the company said.
The partnership will leverage contextual-based displays of excursion offers from GetYourGuide´s vast inventory, and enable passengers to easily activate those offers in-flight over Viasat´s powerful in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system.
Viasat will serve as the direct contractor to airlines, seamlessly integrating GetYourGuide´s popular travel experiences into the Viasat IFEC system. The implementation can be white-labeled and airline-branded, and unlike any competitive product, Viasat can promote any tour, activity or attraction ticket offer to a connected passenger, then activate the offer in-flight.
GetYourGuide allows travelers to connect with the best things to do wherever they´re headed — including skip-the-line tickets to the world´s most iconic attractions, walking tours by top local experts, immersive food and beverage tours, cooking and craft classes, bucket-list experiences, and niche offerings you won´t find anywhere else. Since its founding in 2009, travelers from over 170 countries have booked more than 30 million tours, activities, and attraction tickets through GetYourGuide. Powered by a global team of over 500 travel experts and technologists, the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has offices in 14 countries around the world.
Viasat helps shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. The Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people´s lives anywhere they are–on the ground, in the air or at sea.