Passengers travelling on Spirit of Tasmania will now have free access to an impressive array of online newspapers and magazines thanks to the PressReader app launched today.
The PressReader app and its publications can be downloaded by passengers on a mobile or tablet prior to sailing. Passengers can now download their favourite newspapers and magazines for free while waiting to board, using the Wi-Fi at Spirit of Tasmania’s Melbourne and Devonport terminals.
The app has more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries and is available in more than 60 languages.
Once on board, passengers can relax anywhere on the ship to read their downloaded content, whether it’s the latest news, current affairs, celebrity gossip or the best selection of Australian and international fashion, celebrity, food, health and travel magazines.
Spirit of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer Bernard Dwyer said: “We look for every opportunity to enhance the sailing experience for our passengers and PressReader is an ideal platform to deliver quality content.
“We have a number of interactive experiences and entertainment on board, including cinemas, tasting experiences from Tasmanian producers and live entertainment.
“This service is ideal for those passengers who want to take time out and read peacefully in their cabin or recliner, or those who want to sit back and enjoy the serenity of our Reading Room on board.”
Featuring leading Australian titles such as Gourmet Traveller, Wheels, Delicious, Cosmopolitan, Australian Traveller, Australian House & Garden, Guardian Australia, and international titles such as Vogue, GQ and Business Traveller, PressReader provides hours of engaging digital content to keep passengers entertained and informed.
Those headed to Tasmania will also have access to two digital travel guides - On The Road and Amazing Tasmania - produced by Spirit of Tasmania to provide extra inspiration, local tips and sample itineraries for their adventures.
The travel guides are featured on PressReader, not only showcasing the beauty and diversity of Tasmanian experiences to our passengers but also to a massive global audience who access content all over the world via the app every week.
Igor Smirnoff, Chief Commercial Officer of PressReader said: "For us, it's about the reader - the passenger. We're delivering the stories they like, the newspapers and magazines that they actually want to read, in a way that makes sense to them and fits into their world.
“Whether you're on land or out at sea, you can now read what you want, when you want."
Find out more about how to access PressReader while travelling on Spirit of Tasmania.