The Intrigue of Orient Express Travel Is Handy With Its First iPad App [VIDEO]

The intrigue and adventure of Orient-Express travel is now available in an iPad app. From dreaming to summer vacation planning, the “Orient-Express Traveller” app puts an array of locations at a traveler's fingertips.

Dare to dream with the new Orient-Express iPad app designed to complement the latest edition of its “Traveller” magazine. The app showcases the alluring world of Orient-Express with a collection that spans land and water.

The Orient Express Traveller iPad App

With summer vacation around the corner, international exploration is on the agenda for many travelers. The “Orient-Express Traveller” iPad app is right on time to help savvy travelers plan their dream vacations.

The Orient-Express is a luxury hotel company and adventure-oriented travel operator that just launched its first app for the iPad. The app complements the recent launch of the Orient-Express' most recent edition of its 'Traveller' magazine.

The app showcases the irresistible world of the Orient-Express. It includes fantastic photography, insider tips, video clips and maps of the travel experiences available with Orient-Express. Travelers can choose from hotels, cruises and trains. There are also recommendations for planning family excursions, celebrations and more.

Film clips bring potential destinations to life. There are interactive maps for users to review the worldwide collection of Orient-Express. The content is updated regularly to give users a virtual vacation in the palms of their hands.

Use the iPad app to view cooking classes in Florence at Villa San Michele or visit the temples of Angor Wat. There are also behind the scenes looks at the latest Orient-Express projects, such as the Palacio Nazarenas hotel in Cuzco opening in June, 2012.

Summer getaway possibilities are endless with an international collection of experiences that range from adventurous to relaxing. The Orient-Express includes 37 hotels, two river cruise operations, six tourist rains and a restaurant. The iPad app opens up a world of ideas to plan a one-of-a-kind dream vacation.

The “Orient-Express Traveller” iPad app is available now for free at the App Store for users who want to find out more about these unique journeys. The Orient-Express has offered unique travel experiences since 1976, beginning with the purchase of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Soon thereafter the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express was recreated to link Venice, London and Paris.

Now the travel company offers luxury rail businesses in 23 countries. Their properties include the Hotel Ritz Madrid, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. The company also operates the '21' Club, one of the most iconic restaurants in New York.

According Travelmole, Google reported the number of mobile users researching travel on mobile devices such as iPads is expected to grow by 51 percent in the United States alone. It was also estimated mobile travel bookings are expected to triple by 2013. As more people turn to mobile devices to plan vacations, free iPad apps such as the “Orient-Express Travellers” offer a helping hand.

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More About the Orient-Express

The Venice-Simplon Orient Express train service is not the same as the Orient Express long-distance passenger train service originally operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits that ran from 1883 to 2009. The Venice-Simplon Orient Express train service continues to run today, delivering a variety of travel experience to international adventurers.

The name “Orient-Express” has been associated with sophistication, intrigue and adventure for decades. It has also been the subject of media coverage. In 1982, guests and celebrities were invited to be interviewed on the Orient-Express for “Whicker's World,” a television series hosted by British travel journalist Alan Whicker.

In 1988, comedian Michael Palin traveled on the Orient-Express train for the first part of his journey “Around the World in 80 Days.” In 2010, actor David Suchet hosted the “Masterpiece Mystery” episode of “David Suchet on the Orient Express” about a real trip on the train.

The Orient-Express specializes in delivering authentic local experiences. An example is the '21' Club restaurant in New York City. It is located in midtown Manhattan, in the center of all the Big Apple action.

The '21' Club is a short walk away from the Broadway theater district as well as many of the top sights and leading hotels in NYC. The popular restaurant serves top notch American cuisine and has a Grand Award-winning wine list. The sophisticated setting features attentive service with the fun-loving spirit of NYC.

Orient-Express' '21' Club has two restaurants, the Bar Room and the romantic Upstairs at 21, which is notable spot for marriage proposals. The facility also has ten private banquet rooms, including a legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar. It showcases the Orient-Express' commitment to authenticity.

The “Orient-Express Traveller” iPad app offers an array of other travel suggestions for authentic getaways. For more information about amazing escapes, visit Orient-Express. Below is a video about the '21' Club in New York City.

Image Source: Orient-Express Media