Press Release

Alitalia Launches Tours and Activities through Cooperation with CityDiscovery

PARIS, 6 August 2012Sightseeing tours and activities worldwide are now available in Alitalia's website through an agreement with CityDiscovery.


With this Partnership, Alitalia commits to meet its customers' needs by optimizing their trip-planning process. Alitalia passengers can access the service anytime at www.alitalia.com and choose their tours—from affordable hop-on hop-off tickets in New York to all-inclusive multi-day packages in Paris—along with their flights. They benefit with a shorter and easier booking experience, allowing them to save time and added expenses.


CityDiscovery has more than 400 things to do in Italy covering Rome Skip the Line passes, Milan city tours, Tuscan excursions from Florence, Venice canal boat rides among others. Tours cater to a wide variety of interests from history and heritage activities to outdoor recreation. Other top cities in CityDiscovery's roster include London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Buenos Aires plus over 400 destinations. To appeal to online customers from around the world, CityDiscovery tours are offered in many different languages, one of which is Italian. Alitalia passengers can search tours in Italian at http://alitalia.city-discovery.com/it/.


"It is a great privilege working with the Italian flag carrier." Emmanuel Issaurat, president and founder of CityDiscovery, comments, "The partnership is a major step to strengthening our presence in the Italian inbound-outbound market. Italy is one of our most in-demand destinations with a significant customer base. We are looking much forward to establishing a long-standing cooperation with Alitalia.


About Alitalia:


Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana (www.alitalia.com) is a completely private airline.


Alitalia is Italy's leading airline operating more than 5,500 weekly flights in the Summer season 2012, across a network of 95 destinations - 28 of which in Italy and 67 in the rest of the world, with 25 million passengers served in 2011 and a fleet of 152 aircraft (as on 31 December 2011).  The Alitalia network is based at 7 airports: Rome, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Turin, Venice, Naples and Catania. In 2012 Alitalia enriched its network with new national and international connections from Roma Fiumicino airport. Alitalia is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and in 2010 joined the airline industry's leading trans-Atlantic Joint Venture with Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines. This four-way joint venture provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network offering more frequencies, competitive fares and harmonized services on all trans-Atlantic flights.


About CityDiscovery:


CityDiscovery's Partner Program provides access to over 6,000 travel activities in 110+ countries worldwide. As a leading provider of sightseeing tours and ground transportation worldwide, City Discovery sells directly to consumers and through a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and partners.

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