-- Activities Company Disrupts the $100 Billion Global Market
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peek.com, the one-stop shop to discover and book amazing activities, tours and more, today announced its international expansion.
Airlines and hotels have platforms that allow people to easily find, compare and make reservations with any player in the market. Activities, however, have remained relatively untouched. Peek will use its presence in 15 US regions as a springboard to disrupt the $100 billion global activities market as it expands into London, Paris and many more cities throughout the year.
Peek provides a beautifully designed platform for its users to find things to do while they're traveling in a new place or exploring their hometown. Whether it's discovering an underground art scene, swimming with sharks or heading to a film festival, Peek provides people with everyday adventures that create lasting memories.
"Peek surfaces the best experiences in each market, removing the struggle of digging through multiple activity and review websites," said Ruzwana Bashir, Founder and CEO of Peek. "Our international expansion solves this problem on a global scale, better connecting people with the cities they love."
Peek's first international markets are London and Paris. With their classic charm and off-the-beaten-path attractions, these cities provide locals and travelers with a wide range of activities, including:
Activities In London
Bungee Jumping Over the Thames
Want to see London from a whole new perspective? Take in the River Thames, Canary Wharf and the London skyline from a fresh angle with a heart-pounding bungee jump over the O2 Arena. Take a leap of faith and jump from a 160ft crane platform and marvel at what it's like to fly at 60mph.
Cocktails and Cabaret Tour in Soho
Explore the entertainment capital of London on this walking tour of Soho. Feel like you've stepped into the late 1700s as the tour covers classic pubs and the original alleys surrounding Soho Square. Afterwards, you'll be treated to an evening of entertainment with a cocktail, a 2-course dinner and a cabaret show at Soho's distinguished restaurant, Floridita.
Activities In Paris
Traditional French Pastry Class
Learn to bake three classic French desserts for 'l'heure de gouter,' the French tradition of afternoon pastries. This 3-hour class teaches you about classic French baking and cultural culinary traditions. The menu includes mini crème brûlée with tuile cookies, mini pink praline tartelettes and mini strawberry compote with chocolate crumble topping. Yum!
Insider's Tour of the Paris Flea Market
With 17 separate markets and 2,500 shops, the world's largest flea market is a unique Paris treasure and a fun and exciting adventure – provided you find your way around. In this tour, you will meet some of the characters and art dealers who make the charm of one of the most sought-after Paris attractions.
Peek.com is a one-stop shop for travelers and locals to book amazing activities, tours and more. Whether it's discovering an underground art scene, swimming with sharks or heading to a film festival, Peek connects people with everyday adventures that create lasting memories. Hidden gems come from "Perfect Day" itineraries from tastemakers such as Tory Burch, Wolfgang Puck, Diane von Furstenberg and Piers Morgan. The New York Times called Peek "a site you want to visit again and again," and Mashable named Peek the #1 "Travel Startup You Need to Know." Peek is backed by Eric Schmidt, Jack Dorsey, David Bonderman, SV Angel and CAA.
Francesca Barber, Peek