Explore a different side of Europe’s cities: Lufthansa Facebook app offers insider travel tips
SceneSpotter makes city trips a unique experience
Toronto, ON, July 05, 2012 – With the new SceneSpotter app from Lufthansa (http://apps.facebook.com/scenespotter), travelers can now explore Europe off the beaten path. Locals and insiders offer personal travel tips on Lufthansa’s 20 European destinations via the SceneSpotter app on Facebook. It provides travelers in Europe information about interesting sights, culinary highlights and nightlife hotspots that can not be found in any travel guide.
This new feature turns every city trip – whether it’s an art tour through Barcelona or a weekend in Reykjavik with friends – into a unique experience. Users can plan their trip and share their itineraries with friends on Facebook. They can also quickly and easily add their own personal tips or recommend existing tips to other users. Additionally, SceneSpotter can be used to directly book Lufthansa flights and selected private accommodation through the online platform Airbnb.
SceneSpotter launched with 20 of Lufthansa’s European destinations: Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Birmingham, Bologna, Budapest, Geneva, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Westerland (on the island of Sylt).
Lufthansa’s Facebook page went live in December 2009. The company offers 24/7 customer service on Facebook, and it also posts photos, videos and news from the world of Lufthansa along with inspiring travel ideas, tips and up-to-date information on everything having to do with flying. In addition to Facebook, Lufthansa is active on other social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube and Xing.
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 211 destinations in 84 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with its recent acquisition of Austrian Airlines and SWISS – Vienna and Zurich. From its 21 North American gateways, Lufthansa- recently voted by Fortune as one of the five most admired airlines in the world- and its partners serve over 450 destinations in more than 120 countries. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-400, as well as the Airbus A340 sub fleet. Currently, Lufthansa has over 150 new aircraft worth about $18 billion on order. It will be the largest European operator of the A380 and is also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries’ two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues its $150 million program earmarked for building new or upgrading existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend more than $1.4 billion in new onboard products and services by 2015. In 2010, Lufthansa re-launched its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit www.lufthansa.com.