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Viator app spots city highlights

Webb buzz

Virtual-travel app seems more geared toward showing than selling.

May 29, 2011|Jen Leo

Anyone up for a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel or a helicopter ride above New York City?

Name: Viator

Available for: iPhone and iPad, with an Android version in development

What it does: Highlights thousands of things to do in the world's top 100 cities.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday, June 02, 2011 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 News Desk 1 inches; 46 words Type of Material: Correction
Viator app: In the Web Buzz column in the May 29 Travel section, a review of the Viator app indicated the app is available for both the iPhone and iPad. Although Viator apps are available for both devices, the review was of the iPad version only.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, June 05, 2011 Home Edition Travel Part L Page 3 Travel Desk 1 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
Viator app: In the Web Buzz column in the May 29 Travel section, a review of the Viator application indicated the app is available for the iPhone and iPad. Although Viator apps are available for both devices, the review was of the iPad version only.

Cost: Free

What's hot: Spin the globe, find a city and uncover a list of the best attractions, day trips and memorable experiences in the world's most visited destinations. Keep clicking and you'll find photos, traveler reviews and links to the Viator website, where you can purchase tours and tickets. You can also create a wishlist and share your favorites with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter.

What's not: Those who already use the Viator website might be annoyed that the tour and pricing information is not more upfront in the app. It seems more focused on inspiring travel than selling it.

Worth it: Yes, if you like to take popular city tours or day trips when you visit a city. This app will put the best options at your fingertips.

-- Jen Leo

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