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Monday, October 6, 2014

ArrivalGuides, the largest distributor of destination content, and Opera launch ArrivalTV on Amazon Fire TV

TV as we once knew it belongs to the past, as unique online channels are created online a daily basis. On-demand TV is now one of the key ways for consumers to find the content they require.

According to a recent study Google conducted with Ipsos MediaCT, two out of three U.S. consumers watch online travel videos when they’re thinking about taking a trip (“Travel Content Takes Off on YouTube”).

To take a leading position in this segment, ArrivalGuides www.arrivalguides.biz , the world’s leading supplier of B2B destination content for the travel industry, formed a strategic content partnership with Opera Software in January of 2014 to launch ArrivalTV in all platforms used by travelers to find the best inspirational destination videos. These include YouTube, Daily Motion, TV apps for OEMs (such as Sony Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-Ray Players and TiVo), online with all ArrivalGuides 260 travel partners and now on the Amazon Fire TV streaming media device.

“ArrivalTV provides an innovative app to offer customers a new kind of experience to inspire travelers,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore.  “We’re thrilled that ArrivalTV has created an app for Fire TV.  We think customers will love the experience.”

Through ArrivalGuide’s partnership with official tourist bureaus and DMOs, ArrivalTV will help travelers find inspiring destination videos from the key local experts in each destination. ArrivalTV is a one-of-a-kind channel, allowing travelers access to high-quality travel videos supplied by the official tourist bureaus.

“Our partnership with the tourist bureaus and many of the key travel operators in the world, combined with our work with Opera Software, gives us a great potential to create a unique on-demand TV travel channel,” says Magnus Aideborn, CEO of ArrivalGuides.

“Opera TV Snap has helped ArrivalGuides to expand their inspiring globetrotter content to also reach TV viewers,” says Daniel Nordberg, Director of Business Development for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “We are excited for ArrivalTV to join the Opera TV Snap apps premiering on Amazon Fire TV.”

ArrivalGuides is the global leader in supplying B2B destination content solutions to the travel industry. Over 260 travel companies use the information to drive their travel business across all platforms. ArrivalGuides provide updated information for over 550 destinations, in various languages. ArrivalGuides has created a unique network of information sourced and updated directly by the official tourist bureaus. ArrivalGuides head office is in Gothenburg, Sweden, with sales offices in Japan, Australia, China, Italy and the US.

For more information on how your destination can join the ArrivalGuides network please email aviva@visit.com

For distributors who are interested in ArrivalGuides content, services and inflight solutions, please contact ola.zetterlof@arrivalguides.com

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