Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2005
Smart Destinations Inc. Â the premier provider of smart card-enabled tourist attractions passes in major U.S. travel destinations Â today announced its Go Card Â the leading all-inclusive, value attractions pass Â is now available to travelers in four new cities across the country. Targeting top U.S. vacation destination spots, the new cards extend smart value savings for travelers looking to see Âall that a city has to offer.Â The company unveiled its four new cards - Go Chicago Card, Go Orlando Card, Go Seattle Card and Go San Diego Card - adding to the success of its Go Boston Card and Go San Francisco Card.
Providing travelers with a fixed flat-fee card that offers unlimited access to hundreds of attractions across the country, Go Cards simplify the destination experience for visitors. The easy-to-carry card and companion guidebook highlight local sites, letting travelers better tailor a visit based on schedules and interests, with travel discounts that equal a fraction of the price they would normally pay. Go Cards allow the card holder full pre-paid entrance to some 30 to 60 premium Chicago attractions, Orlando attractions, Boston attractions, Seattle attractions, San Diego attractions and San Francisco attractions. Additional travel discounts at stores and restaurants are also included in the card benefits. Visitors can purchase the Go Cards online at http://www.GoCardUSA.com or through the more than 1,000 company distribution partners.
ÂThe success of the Go Cards is in their simplicity,Â said Cecilia Dahl, president and co-founder of Smart Destinations. ÂOur smart card makes visiting a destination easier and more personal. For one low price, customers receive convenient and unlimited pre-paid entrance to top-level attractions that meet their interests.Â
Go Chicago Card will feature unlimited admission to ChicagoÂs finest tourist attractions including: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, The New Hancock Observatory, Gray Line of ChicagoÂs famous two-day hop-on/hop-off trolley tour and guided day trips including North Side Tour, South Shore Tour and Inside Chicago: The Grand Tour. The card will also include a Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Boat Tour and Architectural River Cruise, Chicago Historical Society Museum admission and guided walking tours, admission to the Frederick C. Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a series of walking tours led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and more. Visitors also receive a free full-color pocket guidebook and savings of up to 20% on shopping and dining throughout the city. Go Chicago Card will be available for an introductory price on May 20 starting at $39.00 for an adult one-day pass. It can be purchased online at http://www.GoChicagoCard.com.
With Go Orlando Card, visitors can see Âthe rest of OrlandoÂ in a new way starting May 31. Designed to give visitors the value and convenience of a theme park pass on the days they take a break from the big parks, Go Orlando Cards give visitors unlimited admission to more 30 attractions and tours, and receive a free full-color guidebook and savings of up to 20% on shopping and dining. Top participating Orlando attractions include: Gatorland, Fun Spot Action Park, RipleyÂs Believe it or Not, Titanic and Watermania. Visitors also get free admission for mini golf, go cart rides, airboat rides and other activities. In addition, visitors who purchase 3 + day cards also receive a free dinner theater valued at over $50. For those looking to travel to the beaches of Miami, the Go Orlando Card even includes unlimited free admission to MiamiÂs top attractions including: Miami Duck Tours, Miami Metro Zoo, Airboat rides, Island Queen Cruises and more.
In addition, to provide maximum flexibility for Orlando visitors, Go Orlando Card is valid for any 2, 3, 5 or 7 calendar days out of a 14-day period. The Go Orlando Card will be available for an introductory price of $79.00 for an adult two-day pass valid for two days of unlimited admissions in a 14-day period. Go to http://www.GoOrlandoCard.com to purchase.
Go Seattle Card lets visitors gain unlimited admission to more than 30 attractions, and receive a free full-color guidebook and savings of up to 20% on shopping and dining. Some top Seattle attractions included are: Space Needle, The Experience Museum Project (EMP), Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Hop On/Hop Off tours on the Double Decker Bus tour, City Sights Tour, and full-day trips to Mt. Rainier or Mt. St. Helens. Visitors can also tour Safeco Field, see the Underground Tour and stop at the MOHAI museum and Henry Art Gallery. Harbor Cruises, Lake Cruises, the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Tacoma Museum of Art are also part of the package. Go Seattle Card will be available on May 1 for an introductory price starting at $39.00 for an adult one-day pass online at http://www.GoSeattleCard.com.
Finally, thanks to Go San Diego Card, visitors have unlimited admission to the cityÂs best attractions including: The Aerospace Museum, Automotive Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, Petco Park ÂHome of the San Diego PadresÂ tour and the Museum of Man. The card will also include Whale Watching, a Harbor Cruise, admissions to the Miramar Speed Circuit and Coronado Museum of History, a ride on the Belmont Park Roller Coaster and walking tours of San Diego, plus more. Visitors receive a free full-color pocket guidebook and savings of up to 20% on shopping and dining throughout the city. Go San Diego Card will be available online at http://www.GoSanDiegoCard.com on June 10 for an introductory price starting at $39.00 for an adult one-day pass.
In addition to the new cards, Smart Destinations also unveiled 2005 editions of Go Boston Card and Go San Francisco Card. Go Boston Card 2005 will include more than 60 attractions in the Greater Boston / New England area including new attractions in Salem, Mass and Cape Cod. Go San Francisco Card 2005 will give visitors access to over 45 attractions, including all of San FranciscoÂs top museums and tourist attractions as well as expanded offerings in the wine country. New for 2005, Go San Francisco Card now includes a free, full-day wine country tour valued at over $55.00 retail.
Smart Destinations operates offices in each city in which it does business, and is a member of those city convention and tourism offices, as well as of the Travel Industry Association of America and Cross Sphere (Global Association for Packaged Travel). Its commitment to service is reflected in details such as the free illustrated Guidebook that accompanies each Go Card, highlighting attractions as well as shops and restaurants that provide travel discounts to Card holders, plus fun tips, maps and emergency numbers.
ÂThe Go Boston Card became an important component of our strategic marketing plan to bring more value to Boston visitors and provide ways for them to see the city at an affordable price,Â remarked Mimi LaCamera, Director of Visitor Marketing for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. ÂThe card is very popular among our visitors, particularly with families who appreciate the opportunity to affordably take advantage of a broad array of the best of what Boston offers.Â
About Smart Destinations
Smart Destinations is the premier provider of smart card enabled tourist attraction passes in the United States. Smart DestinationsÂ Go Cards offers simplified access to dozens of attractions of interest to individuals, couples and families, eliminating paper coupons and scheduling rules. The Go Guidebook is ready-to-travel and includes fun facts about a city, access details, and important local numbers. Distributed through major travel services in 25 countries as well as on the Web, Smart DestinationsÂ Go card is the industryÂs Âtrusted companionÂ for the best a city has to offer at an unbeatable price point.
For more information on program participation, the company and its Go Cards, visit http://www.smartdestinations.com or call 617-742-5950.
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