Joe Brancatelli (“JoeSentMe”) has just published his selection of the apps every business traveler must have in 2012, with the Airport Travel Guide’s iPhone/iPad/iPod app as one of only five in the airport category. He says, “Here are the absolute essential apps that improve the quality of your life on the road,” and he calls the Airport Transit Guide “an irreplaceable resource.” To see the complete list of “Must-Have” Business Travel Apps, go to http://bit.ly/yyQPqQ
Veteran travel journalist Ed Perkins — he was founding editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter — reviewed us in his sydnicated weekly column and website, www.mybusinesstravel.com He had this to say about apps “that are new to me, or upgraded”:
Salk International (www.airport-transit-guide.com) has completely overhauled its landmark Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, both in coverage and format…Currently you can download it from the iTunes store for a sale price of $4.99…I’ve used and written about this invaluable guide for almost all of the three decades of its existence, and I can only echo the rave notices posted on various travel review sites. It’s especially helpful when you’re about to visit a foreign city for the first time.
Last week we told Joe Brancatelli that we were posting a holiday sale for the Airport Transit Guide. Joe runs the exclusive travel website Joe Sent Me, which caters to business and professional travelers and is widely read in the travel industry. He had this to say:
The Airport Transit Guide was the bible for travelers who prefer to use mass transit to commute to and from airports around the world. Well, it was the bible until creator Ron Salk discontinued the printed guide and morphed his data on hundreds of airport transit options into an iPhone app. Now the app is the virtual bible for travelers who use mass transit for airport travel. And between November 11 and January 1, the $9.99 regular price of the app is slashed by 50 percent. If you’re an iPhone user and a business traveler, the $4.99 you’ll spend for the Airport Transit Guide is probably the best investment you can make.
We agree, and hope that the Airport Transit Guide helps you in your travels. As many reviewers and customers have noted, the app pays for itself in the first use. If you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad, give it a try.
David Rowell recently posted a great review of the Airport Transit Guide on his highly respected blog, The Travel Insider. We are reposting it here:
Still talking about travel innovations, electronic books, and bargains, I’m delighted to be able to tell you about a wonderful bargain being offered for a short time by a good friend of The Travel Insider, Ron Salk.
Ron publishes a gem of a little book called the Airport Transit Guide. It gives you wonderfully useful information on how to travel between major airports around the world and the cities they serve. I rely on it whenever I’m going somewhere new, and often refer back to it when going somewhere familiar, too. Ron’s been doing this for almost 30 years now and has his book and the information inside it down to a fine art (or should that be science?).
I reviewed the print version back in 2005, and last December he enhanced it to digital format, available for any type of iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad). Since then he’s updated what he is referring to as his 25th Edition several times (updates are easier for electronic reference guides than for print ones) and now he is offering the guide at half price from today through the end of the year. A mere $4.99.
I’ve regularly saved much more than $5 from his advice – even much more than $50; – particularly in learning how to take trains between cities and airports so this has to be one of the great travel bargains of the year. If you have an iOS device, or know a friend who does, this would be a great present to give to yourself or to them.
Here’s a link to my review of the electronic version of Ron Salk’s Airport Transit Guide to tell you more about it, and there’s a link from there to the iTunes store if you choose to buy it. Recommended.
We thank David for his review and highly encourage you to check out the Airport Transit Guide for yourself.
The BBC-TV’s FastTrack travel segment today praised the Airport Transit Guide as an invaluable aid to the traveler, calling attention to the app’s interactive links and its thorough coverage of nearly 500 airports around the world. The segment was repeated throughout the day. Thank you, British Broadcasting Corporation, for your kind words. Here, following tips on saving and trading your airline miles, is the BBC’s segment on the Airport Transit Guide iPhone app.
In its 1st quarter, the Airport Transit Guide garnered 5-star ratings and hit the list of Top 100 Travel Apps in the U.S. and nine other nations. For the full story, click HERE
Resounding praise from a leading travel blogger, who definitely understands what the AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE is all about! Please read it NOW
Another breakthrough: Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide is hot! The app appeared for the first time under the “What’s Hot” section of the iTunes App Store this week. http://bit.ly/i6klAQ”
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
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 ”).