Web Buzz review in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Travel Section (2/27/11) praises the new Airport Transit Guide app. For the full review, click HERE
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In less than 2 1/2 months since its launch, the Airport Transit Guide app has reached the single-day list of the top 100 Travel Apps in the U.S. iTunes market — as well as in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, and the United Kingdom! (NOTE: There are more than 12,700 iTunes Travel Apps.)
Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide has achieved an unusual milestone in the app world in less than two months since its debut. On Jan. 31, with the posting of a fifth 5-star review, it moved from “No Ratings — Not Enough to Average” to “AVERAGE 5 STARS.”
To read the reviews, you will need to click two more times after clicking HERE (click on “View in iTunes,” then scroll down and click on “Customer Reviews All Versions ”).
“…this app does a great job of balancing comprehensiveness with simplicity.” And it gets 5 stars for “(solving) a real travel need or challenge.” Click HERE for full review
Sandy Dhuyvetter, the Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkMEDIA interviews the editor of The Airport Transit Guide (ATG), Ron Salk. Ron discusses the development of the ATG into a phone application after 28 years in print. To listen to the interview, click HERE
SALK INTERNATIONAL OFFERS FIRST ‘AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE’ APP
LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 8—The first digital edition of Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide is now available in the iTunes App Store for downloading on iPhone, iPod, and iPad. This, the 25th Edition, covering ground transportation at 460 airports worldwide, has been completely revised for 2011, and replaces the $9.95 print edition, which had been published continuously since 1982. The new app is $9.99, including free updates. (A Lite Version, featuring Denver and Hong Kong, is free.)
“Here, for the first time in one easy-to-navigate app,” said editor and publisher Ron Salk, “the traveler has all the critical ground-transportation data – found nowhere else in one place – for making informed comparisons and money-saving decisions to get from the airport into the city. We’ve made more than 10,000 changes since the last edition, and, now that we are digital, we can also offer our thousands of loyal users interactive dialing and website access to airports and transportation companies all over the world.”
Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide includes: taxi rates to the city and outlying points, plus tipping advice; website-telephone listings of airports, taxi, and shuttle services, most of them accessed by one touch of the screen; airport coach, limo, and van shuttle schedules and prices; train, subway, and bus fares, schedules, and routes; parking rates; car-rental agencies; inter-airport connections; cruise-port transfers; helicopter service; and more.
“Our new app, which has been under development for some six months with Amadeus Consulting, Boulder, Colo., completes the world traveler’s digital arsenal of flight, hotel, and restaurant apps, and just in time to be a great iTunes gift-card stocking stuffer,” Salk said. “Early, in 2011, we also plan to introduce the app for BlackBerry and Android smartphones,” he added.
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FROM JOE BRANCATELLI’S BLOG: “JOE SENT ME”:
When The Airport Bible Goes App, You Know Print Is Dead
For as long as I’ve been on the road, Ron Salk’s Airport Transit Guide has been the bible for business travelers. The annually updated, pocket-sized guide had exhaustive data on transportation options between airports and city centers. It was, quite literally, an irreplaceable asset. Well, now it has been replaced. For 2011, Salk has abandoned the print edition and turned the entire Airport Transit Guide database into an iPhone app. The app costs $9.99 and is compatible with the iPad and iPod, too. (More information is HERE.) Salk promises Airport Transit Guide apps for BlackBerry and Android devices early next year. He’d better hurry. My 2009 edition is dog-eared and falling apart and if I have to consult my airport bible on a phone, I’d like it to be on my BlackBerry.
FROM “THE TRAVEL INSIDER,” DAVID ROWELL’S BLOG:
I’ve long been a fan of Ron Salk’s excellent little reference book, the International Airport Transit Guide – click the link to see a review I wrote back in 2005.
Since the 2005 review, the only thing that has changed has been the annual updates and enhancements to the book, and the coverage has slightly expanded from 456 to 460 airports, spread around the US and rest of the world.
But now, just released, the latest edition has gone electronic. The book is now an iPhone app – click this link to access it through the iTunes Store : AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE by Salk International (don’t worry, Android owners – Ron plans to release an Android version early in 2011 for you too), and still at the same $9.99 price.
Better still, whereas in the past, we fans of this excellent publication would have to buy a new copy each year, the iPhone app offers free upgrades for I’m not quite sure how long (but for at least one or maybe two or more new editions), giving us a much greater value than that offered by the earlier print edition.
In my 2005 review, I pointed out how the Airport Transit Guide saved me $50 the first time I used it, by making it easy for me to understand how to get to the airport in Munich by train rather than taxi.
Using the iPhone app has continued to save me money and make me a smarter traveler too. For example, a Brussels taxi driver asked me if I was going to add a tip to the fare for driving me from the airport into the city center. I knew, from Ron’s book, that the tip was included in the metered fare!
And in considering how to get from downtown Amsterdam to the airport, I wondered how much I’d save by taking a train rather than taxi. Answer from Salk’s International Airport Transit Guide : About €52, US$70. That sure motivated me to tow my suitcase a couple of blocks to the train station!
Some ebook format travel books don’t work, because they aren’t as convenient in how they are laid out as a good old fashioned printed book. But the new ebook version of Salk’s International Airport Transit Guide works perfectly. It is conveniently laid out, concise and succinct, and a joy to have.
If you do any sort of air travel, you’re sure to find yourself relying on this the same as I do, and saving money from using the information contained therein, again the same as I do. And the change of mental perception, from being a travel ‘victim’ with insufficient knowledge, to being a travel ‘victor’ with excellent knowledge, really provides an excellent start and end to any travels you make.
Recommended. David Rowell, The Travel Insider
To view or buy the app and read reviews, click HERE:
AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE
is now a mobile application!
The 25th edition (and first digital edition) of Salk
International’s Airport Transit Guide covers ground
transportation at 460 airports worldwide, and is
completely revised for 2011, replacing the print edition.
Travelers and planners can access all the critical ground
transportation data – found nowhere else in one
place – for making informed comparisons and moneysaving
decisions to get from the airport into the city:
• Taxi rates to the city and outlying
points, plus tipping advice
• Web site and telephone listings of airports,
taxi, and shuttle services, most of them
accessed by one touch of the screen
• Airport coach, limo, and van shuttle schedules and prices
• Train, subway, and bus fares, schedules, and routes
• Parking rates and car-rental agencies
• Inter-airport connections, cruise-port
transfers, helicopter service, and more!
AVAILABLE TODAY* for $9.99
at the iTunes App Store, including free updates.
To view the new app, click HERE
*Digital edition available for download to iPhone, iPod and iPad. Versions for BlackBerry and Android smartphones
planned for early 2011. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ©2010 Ronald D. Salk