Travel Marketing Platform Viamigo Launches Pro Membership

SAN FRANCISCO —May 6, 2009 — launched today, Pro Memberships from Viamigo.com help professionals – interpreters, tourism boards, tour operators, guides, schools, hotels, parks, cruises and more – to market their services to global travellers.
Pro Members are featured, can post up to 10 offers, and get a web link for just $149 per year, discounted by 20% by going to this site right now: http://Viamigo.com/tour-guide/travel

Travellers’ find in Viamigo authentic, localized experiences and insider adventures by connecting them with “personal tour guides” everywhere around the world.
The travel professional now have a web platform to introduce their services and provide insider information travellers. – How to get away from the popular tourist attractions and experience the secrets of a city and remote natural areas normally only enjoyed by locals. Traveller’s profit from their knowledge by having the kinds of experiences one often only reads about.
Version 1 of the site has been covered widely, by media such as Travel Weekly, the LA Times and Aurther Frommer blogged about the site.
“We got feedback from our professional members, from travellers and even media, and we incorporated their suggestions into V2,” says Viamigo founder, Jeffrey Goldsmith. “I personally went to trade shows like ITB and spoke to the industry, including tourism boards, a growing handful of who are members. They told me what they needed.”
Now the site offers travel professionals a way to blog, which can increase their search engine placement and put them in the top 10.
Tours can now be embedded in other sites for no cost – for example the travel section of a magazine or the website of a tourism board.
Key features for Pro Members:
• Create up to 10 offers to travellers.
• Allow a web link from all offers to the member site.
• Featured placement.
Key features for travellers:
• ‘Real’ places and people who offer experiences to travellers, from private guides to business interpreters to balloon rides to museums..
• Direct contact between travellers and people at their destination.
• Categories include wine, walking tours, diving, gay and lesbian interests, safaris, language immersion, fishing, food, shopping, history, local culture, bird watching, housing rentals and any kind of travel adventure

you might imagine.
From professional tourist guides, diving instructors, and archaeologists to connoisseurs of every sort, all are posting what they know, first-hand knowledge that make travel experiences more enriching.
“Travellers need more than online booking from the travel,” adds Jeff Goldsmith. “And that’s why travellers use Viamigo every day.”
About Viamigo
Viamigo is a privately held company based in San Francisco. The Viamigo web platform is a simple way for global travellers to find adventure and culture, by connecting with travel professionals. From private guide to fishing boat captains, culinary experts, licensed mountaineers to gallery owners, Viamigo helps travel professionals to market their services to global travellers who wish to visit both the most popular and the most remote corners of our planet.

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