febrero 14, 2011
low cost, travel
barcelona, congress, deals, free, gsma, ideas, mobile, tips
The way to discover a city can vary depending on how many days you are visiting, what is the purpose of the trip…whatever it is, taking the most advantage of the trip with previous information, but..what happen when the city you are visitng offers really good deals!!
Hurry up because Barcelona has deals for you!! ans some of them are finishing soon.
So, if you are in Barcelona during this week for the GSMA Mobile World Congress or just visiting the city, don’t forget to download the free Barcelona Lonely planet application. Lonely planet tweeted it today and it will be available until midnight Thrusday the 17th. During that days, you can also have free wifi acces to Skype Acces-enabled Wifi hotsports in cafés, hotels and airports across Spain.
But Barcelona doesn’t offer only this city guide for free, with your mobile device you can get some discounts with Facebook places. You only have to log in on Facebook places, and check in at:
- Starbucks and you will get a Free TALL hot beverage (until the end of the month)
- El corte Inglés 50% off onall their products. (Also until the end of the month)
- H&M: 20% off on whatever you buy until today
- Futbol Club Barcelona store: You get a 2X1 when you buy a ticket for a soccer game. (Also until the end of the month)
- Sol Melià hotels: 50% off in the restaurants, breakfast buffet and Spa of this hotel chaine
- BBVA: if you check in any ATM or office, they give Red Cross 2€
- United Colours of Benetton: if you checkin in a store,they give Architecture for Humanity 2€
febrero 3, 2011
low cost, travel, Travels
abroad, canada, city, cityguides, free, guides, information, lonelyplanet, mobile, smartphone, tips, travel, usa
Before going to travel to a city, you have different options to get the information for a better exploration of the new place you are. That options are infinitive, depending on your relationship with locals (a lot of people have a lot of contacts everywhere in the world, or use sites like couchsurfing or hospitality club), or forums online, libraries, bookstores for a Lonely Planet (my favourite guide) …so many places to get that information for really cheap and just to take the best for their days in the new city.
But today, there’s another option also for free for having the information on your mobile device!
If you have a smartphone and want to travel to the major cities in the United States and Canada, this is the perfect time to download for free the 13 Lonely Planet city guides! The apps are available for free until tomorrow, February 4th (they are usually 5,99 USD) and they include: Hundreds of places to explore and points of interest of real interest, the maps work offline and all the information is in detail of the following cities:
Also available the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel
Yes, as you can see, they are only available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and I’m an android user 😦 !!
Tip: they are almost 20MG, so download from the Itunes or with a Wifi connection, the 3G connection can take forever!