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Viewranger Links with Laterooms.com

Published by Augmentra

ViewRanger has linked up with accommodation booking specialist LateRooms.com to offer accommodation booking to outdoor enthusiasts. Offers accommodation convenient for hiking and cycling trails through the My.ViewRanger website and within the ViewRanger GPS mobile app.

Planning an impromptu adventure has just got a whole lot easier with accommodation booking now available through ViewRanger, as a result of a linkup between award winning outdoors GPS app ViewRanger (www.viewranger.com)and hotel booking specialist LateRooms.com.

The ViewRanger service includes access to a massive database of walking and cycling trails internationally from a wide range of publishers like Walkingworld, CycleRoutes and The AA, as well as lots of user generated trails. The linkup seamlessly integrates this with the LateRooms.com service and means that once you’ve found the perfect route for your adventure, you can browse and book from a choice of nearby accommodation. Planning a multi-day adventure? No problem either, ViewRanger can suggest accommodation close to each day’s starting location.

Route and accommodation search can be done either using the ViewRanger web based planning tools at my.viewranger.com or using the embedded “find nearby accommodation” link within every route downloaded to the ViewRanger mobile app.

LateRooms.com offers a wide range of properties in the UK and in many European destinations including Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal & Czech Republic, so is ideally placed to provide hotel and guest house accommodation for walkers, cyclists, and other outdoor recreationalists across Europe.

Offline Marketing Manager at LateRooms.com, Lynda Matthews says: “We’re excited to be providing accommodation options through ViewRanger. We’ve a vast range of properties to suit all budgets and hope guests find their prefect haven to unwind in after a day full of action packed adventure.”

Craig Wareham, co-founder and CEO of ViewRanger says: “Our customers use ViewRanger not just to locate themselves and navigate their route, but also to plan their adventures using our apps or on our web service. The ability to find places to stay that are close to trail heads, see the location of accommodation over the trail map, and then book that accommodation, safe in the knowledge of getting a great deal through LateRooms.com, is another step in making ViewRanger the one stop solution for outdoors adventure.”

The ViewRanger Outdoors GPS app is free to download for Apple, Android and Symbian smartphones and tablets, and comes complete with free access to global maps. The app can then be easily upgraded to use detailed national mapping agency maps for more than twenty countries worldwide (such as Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain from £2.99). More information can be found on www.viewranger.com.

See link below demonstrating a route of accommodation search tab via the web service at my.viewranger.com. http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTE4MTM%3D

This route was created and photographs and notes uploaded to create a record of the trip and also provide helpful hints to help other’s enjoy the cycle ride. Details of nearby accommodation is supplied by LateRooms.com

About ViewRanger GPS (http://www.viewranger.com)

ViewRanger is the award-winning mobile app and website, where outdoor enthusiasts come to discover, plan, navigate, and share their outdoor adventures on smartphones, on tablets, and online. Used by active outdoor consumers worldwide, ViewRanger is also trusted by search and rescue teams and other outdoor professionals.

ViewRanger combines an advanced GPS app with an interest-based social network and an open digital content marketplace. The app, running on Apple iPhone/iPad, Android, or Symbian OS devices, delivers mapping, navigation, gps-enabled trail guide content, location sharing, and sports performance stats to anyone worldwide who wants to get more from their time in the great outdoors.

ViewRanger comes with free access to global maps, and can be upgraded to run premium topographic map data like Ordnance Survey maps in UK, Ireland and for a growing number of countries, including Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, parts of Italy, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, The Spanish Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, & USA.

ViewRanger works with more than 400 content partners to publish their premium mapping and trail guide content through the ViewRanger service. Partners include national mapping agencies such as Ordnance Survey and IGN; alongside guidebook and trail partners such as The AA, Cordee, Wilderness Press, and many tourism organizations.

For more information contact: Ian Pond Ian@viewranger.com

About LateRooms.com (http://www.laterooms.com/)

LateRooms.com is part of the B2C division of TUI Travel PLC’s Accommodation and Destination Sector. Also within this division are AsiaRooms.com and Hotels-London.co.uk. LateRooms.com is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering fantastic deals in over 63,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.

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