SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leader in personal satellite navigation, Garmin has joined forces with travel experts the AA to produce a series of premium travel guides for your sat-nav, combining welcome inspiration and guidance with simple turn-by-turn directions.
The new guides are based on the popular AA lifestyle paperback versions and are available in seven downloadable categories, from great days out and hotels to golf courses and great pubs, either one guide at a time or as part of a super saver bundle package.
Garmin's Director of Product and Marketing, Clive Taylor said: "The practical combination of the AA's local knowledge and navigation from Garmin means that with a tap of a button you can access recommendations and information on thousands of AA rated establishments and great days out, wherever you are."
The travel guides can be downloaded from Garmin's website and offer detailed AA reviews, prices, opening times, facilities, AA Star ratings and destination photography for most locations, complimenting Garmin's nüvi series of satellite navigation products.
Taylor added, "The guides will let you plan a perfect weekend break or short stay with the confidence that your selected location has the approval of the AA and with our nüvi sat nav's you'll be guided quickly and effortlessly, enabling you to relax and enjoy your break from the very minute you start."
The easy to use guides will display turn by turn instructions to navigate you to your chosen destination, whilst providing establishment reviews and detailed descriptions of what to expect when you arrive. They will also display points of interest on the interactive map as you take your journey, allowing you to discover more than you ever thought possible.
The AA Guides, 7 downloadable add-on products for Garmin PND's - AA Days Out Guide - Over 1,900 of the best of Britain's rich and varied heritage and attractions across Britain and Ireland are included. A perfect companion for organising family days out or weekend breaks throughout the year, the guide offers a wide variety of sites, from castles to art galleries and museums to theme parks. Essential advice is given on the availability of refreshments, disabled access, parking, prices, opening times, contact details and even whether dogs are allowed. - AA B&B Guide - Based on the UK's best-selling Bed & Breakfast Guide with over 3,400 inspected B&B's, Guest Houses, Farmhouses and Inns in Britain. All of the establishments featured have been inspected and rated for quality by the AA's inspectors, each rated from 1 to 5 stars. There are up-to-date details of room prices, family suitability, parking and contact details. - AA Camping & Caravanning Guide - With over 1000 sites and all the information you need to enjoy a perfect holiday in Britain and Ireland, the guide is the perfect companion for organising camping breaks throughout the year. Each site is inspected by the AA and graded with the renowned AA Pennant Scheme for quality and range of facilities. There is also a quality percentage score to help differentiate between parks of the same pennant rating. Prices, opening times, directions and map locations are included, as are contact details including email and website addresses. - AA Golf Guide - More than 2,400 golf courses in Britain and Ireland, this guide gives descriptions of each course, course designers and golf professionals. Details for visitors include green fees, leisure facilities, entry restrictions, membership details and contact information such as web address, email and telephone numbers. - AA Hotel Guide - Based on the UK's best-selling, "Hotel Guide" with over 3,200 AA inspected Hotels in Britain and Ireland. All of the establishments featured have been officially inspected and rated for quality by the AA and graded with 1 to 5 stars. Over 800 budget hotels are featured, ideal for overnight stops. There are up-to-date details of average room prices, parking and leisure facilities reservation telephone numbers including websites and email address. - AA Pub Guide - A clear and detailed descriptions of over 2,100 traditional countryside inns, taverns, gastro-pubs and welcoming hostelries carefully selected on merit with no charge for inclusion. The guide features food and drink prices, information on opening times, accommodation, parking and family suitability. - AA Restaurant Guide - A complete guide to food in restaurants, hotels and pubs, with over 1,800 restaurants awarded rosettes by the AA's professional inspectors. This is the food lovers' guide to enjoying the best cuisine in Britain with inspected restaurants that feature purely on merit with no charge for inclusion. The guide also includes up-to-date details of food and wine prices, family suitability, contact telephone numbers, websites, email and parking.
Garmin's range of AA travel guides is available for download at http://www.garmin.co.uk/aaguides for an introductory price of GBP3.99 per guide or GBP19.99 for the bundle(1) of all seven guides. For further more information on how to get your hands on the guides and other Garmin products, why not sign up to the Garmin newsletter at http://www.garmin.co.uk
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(1) Price current at time of going to press. Offer ends on 31 October 2008, after which the single guides will retail at £7.99 and the bundle price at £29.99. It is recommended that if downloading all seven guides (180MB) you should check the available memory space on the satellite navigation unit you are intending to download too. Garmin reserves the right to change or withdraw this offer at any time.
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