Flightseeing tours in New York City, Dubai, and Rio de Janeiro are bestsellers on City-Discovery.com, a website that offers over 5000 travel experiences and transfers in over 300 cities worldwide. According to Wladimir Guez, vice president of City Discovery, helicopter and balloon tours in big cities across the United States, Europe, and the Swiss Alps are becoming very popular, based on repeat bookings of these activities.
“Travel trends show that more travelers seek unique sightseeing experiences. Travelers to Dubai, for instance, seek chartered flights on a seaplane over the city’s skyscrapers and deserts. Adding to our flightseeing tours is one way of meeting our customers’ expectations. On top of our helicopter and balloon tours, we also offer the ultimate thrill with skydiving and hang gliding experiences,” Guez said.
On the website are over 90 flightseeing tours in 30 cities, including Bogota, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Luxor, Phoenix, Prague, Reims, Rome, Seattle, and Sedona.
In New York, the New York, New York Helicopter Ride is a consistent bestseller. It features the city’s five boroughs and highlights attractions such as the Hudson River, Manhattan’s Financial District, Woolworth Building, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, Verrazano Bridge, Central Park, Yankee Stadium, and Columbia University. Alternative tours are The Big Apple Helicopter Ride and Romance over Manhattan Private Helicopter.
In Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon Pine Cabin Overnight Getaway by Helicopter is recommended, with a stay at the historic Grand Canyon West Ranch. The activity also includes spectacular views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Iceberg Canyon, Silver Mines and the Las Vegas “Strip.” Other tours include the Neon and Lights Tour, Grand Canyon West Rim Tour, and Mini Hoover Dam Tour.
In Dubai, seaplane flights are also popular. The Helicopter Ride over Dubai takes off from a private terminal at Dubai International Airport, before continuing down the creek and turning left over Port Rashid. Tours such as the Seawings Silver, Seawings Silver - Flight from Dubai Creek, and The Burj Experience are on sale on City-Discovery.com, with 15% off the regular rates until September 30, 2010.
Also part of the website’s air, helicopter and balloon tours are paragliding and hang gliding in Bogota, Boeing and Future of Flight in Seattle, tandem jumping in Prague, and hot air balloon rides in Burgundy, and Chenonceau.
For a complete listing, visit City-Discovery.com. For featured travel experiences and photos by customers, read the City Discovery Travel Blog (blog.city-discovery.com) and follow City-Discovery.com on Facebook (facebook.com/citydiscovery), and Twitter (twitter.com/citydiscovery).
Economical transfers and ground transportation options such as private vans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches are also available on the main website.
About City Discovery
City Discovery (city-discovery.com) is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With over 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 300 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wishbox, suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery sells directly to consumers through City-Discovery.com and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 15 languages and has offices in USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.