UrbanDaddy and Virgin America Team Up for New Google Chrome Traveler Application
Media powerhouse UrbanDaddy debuts exclusive traveling app in the Chrome Web Store
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2011
Virgin America and luxury media powerhouse UrbanDaddy (UrbanDaddy.com) have launched their jointly developed Virgin America Traveler app for Chrome. The free app, now available exclusively at the Chrome Web Store, will assist and inspire travelers for upcoming trips with on-the-fly essential packing lists and complete integration with UrbanDaddy’s unparalleled archive of local restaurant, nightlife and entertainment recommendations.
UrbanDaddy’s highly filtered, editor-driven database of suggested bars, restaurants, shopping and leisure destinations represents the single most carefully curated real-time city guide available anywhere online. Before app users leave for their next Virgin America jaunt, they’ll be able to access original stories cataloging the best of the best in food, nightlife and entertainment in their destination city.
“The opportunity to partner with Virgin America as their local content partner makes a ton of sense for us as we’re big believers that UrbanDaddy and Virgin America view the world””and the city””in much of the same way,” said Lance Broumand, CEO of UrbanDaddy.
Users will also be able to select specific trip themes and the app will instantly generate a packing list of “must bring” essentials for their carry-on. Travelers can then share those packing lists, along with destination-focused photo collages, with friends through various social networks. Virgin America guests can also try the app on Google’s new Chromebooks at Chrome Zones located at select airports.
“Our goal has always been to use technology to reinvent the travel experience””and help bring some fun back to flying. We couldn’t be more pleased to team up with UrbanDaddy to offer our flyers the best insider travel tips to complete their packing list””on the go,” said Porter Gale, Vice President of Marketing for Virgin America.
This summer Virgin America has teamed up with Google to offer guests the opportunity to “test-fly” Google’s new Chromebook for free. Chromebooks are the first computers built and optimized for the Web, with eight-second startup, amazing Web apps and security built in. Through September 30, Virgin America guests departing from San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Dallas”“Fort Worth can check out a Chromebook at their departure gate, then take it for a spin at the terminal and aboard select flights. With free Wi-Fi for the entire journey, travelers can experience the Web at 35,000 feet on a Chromebook. Known for its top-notch guest service, beautiful design and a host of high-tech amenities, Virgin America has captured a list of industry best-in-class awards in only four years of operation. The airline offers unrivaled value with low fares and innovative features like touch-screen personal seatback entertainment, power outlets at every seat, fleetwide Wi-Fi, mood-lit cabins and custom-designed leather seating with a deeper and more comfortable pitch. Virgin America has captured a string of industry best-in-class awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, best-in-class in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Zagat Global Airline survey and recently “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
UrbanDaddy Media Contact:
Lance Broumand, CEO 212-929-7905
UrbanDaddy is a leading interactive media brand and publisher of unique and curated local lifestyle content across multiple cities, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, DC and Boston. The company’s products include its flagship email newsletters, the UrbanDaddy family of websites and a series of award-winning location-based mobile applications called The Next MoveÃ¢“¢. UrbanDaddy’s deep archives of content comprise one of the most clever and well-curated collections of real-time city guides available today, recognized for excellence by The New York Times, Advertising Age and Vanity Fair. UrbanDaddy’s partners include the Morgans Hotel Group, Moët, Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Diageo, Sony, Nokia, Apple and Ralph Lauren, among others.
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In just over three years flying, Virgin America was named “Best Domestic Airline” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, best- in-class in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Zagat Global Airline survey and recently “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
Virgin America is a US owned and operated airline that has created 2,000 jobs and welcomed more than 12 million guests since its August 2007 launch. The airline’s current base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In April 2011, the airline became an anchor tenant at SFO’s new sleek and sustainable Terminal 2. Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas”“Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun and Chicago.
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