ATLANTA, June 1, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is sharing with worldwide customers the travel experience of its most seasoned and well-traveled flight attendants and employees to create SiteSeer Travelcast, a unique series of complimentary downloadable mini travel shows. With an average of nearly 20 years of experience, Delta employees – composed primarily of flight attendants – double as personal guides who share their expertise and experience through entertaining and insightful virtual tours that offer undiscovered, eccentric and, even, money-saving information about each city.
Starting today, individuals can download the new SiteSeer Travelcast videos, the first ever custom created travel podcast series from an airline, that feature Boston, Brussels, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Orlando and Seoul, at www.delta.com/siteseer.
“SiteSeer Travelcast is a perfect example of how the ‘new Delta’ is dedicated to rethinking every moment of the travel experience, including the itinerary for the destination itself,” says Tim Mapes, Delta’s vice president of Marketing. “Through a simple online trip, travelers can quickly know more from the people who go more by obtaining helpful, unique and moneysaving tips from Delta’s travel professionals.”
"I've been giving travel tips to passengers and friends both in the air and on the ground for more than 20 years," says David Lang, an Orlando based Delta Flight Attendant who serves as a guide. "With SiteSeer Travelcast's downloadable video podcasts, I can now reach even more customers with my travel tips who can carry them all on their MP3 players."
The Brussels’ podcast informs viewers that the Place de Chatelain hotel hosts a Wednesday evening street market where wine samples are free for travelers who return a tasting glass acquired for a mere $2 deposit. The New York SiteSeer Travelcast discloses that the original Macy’s offers an 11 percent discount coupon for tourists (with valid identification). Delta’s virtual tour guides also demonstrate that a city’s authentic flavor doesn’t have to break the bank, as travelers learn they can sample inexpensive, yet rich, regional delicacies such as Mumbai’s fruit dessert “pan” and Brussels Pierre Marcolini “couture” chocolate.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.