Smart Destinations Rolls Out New Go Select Mobile Pass in Seven Major Tourism Markets
Go Select Pass Delivers Discount Tickets (up to 40% off) for Top Attractions to Smartphones
BOSTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People are using smartphones as airline boarding passes, taxi trackers and hotel check-in tools. Smart Destinations, a leader in innovative, money-saving attraction passes, today announced the release of the Go Select Pass, which allows travelers to custom-build their own discount attraction passes and leave long lines and high admission prices behind. The powerful and simple new app turns any smartphone into a money-saving pass, allowing travelers to save on top activities, attractions and tours while using their phone as their admission pass.
It's easy to use: instead of standing in line at the gate and paying full price, travelers can use any smartphone to visit GoSelectPass.com and purchase admission to more than 400 popular attractions in America's top tourist destinations. iPhone and iPad users can also download the app from the App Store. Either way, anyone with a smartphone can then skip most entrance lines and go straight to the gate, using their smartphone as their admission pass.
Not only does Go Select Pass give travelers a way to avoid long lines and the hassle of printing, carrying (and possibly losing) tickets, it helps travelers save on the price of admission to popular destinations. Visitors who purchase passes with two or more attractions are guaranteed to pay less than the gate price, and the more attractions they choose, the more they save – up to 40 percent off.
"According to travel research firm PhoCusWright, 60 percent of visitors still buy their attraction tickets by going to the front gate, standing in long ticket lines and paying full price," said Kevin McLaughlin, CEO and co-founder of Smart Destinations. "The mobile capabilities of the new Go Select Pass make it easy to pay less. Now, you can use your phone to create your personalized, money-saving Go Select Pass while sitting at breakfast on the first day of your vacation. Then you scan the QR code on your phone at the gates. It's the easiest way to get attraction tickets on your phone – you just build a pass, save some money and skip the lines."
As the only app in the world that lets travelers use any smartphone as an all-in-one savings and admissions pass, Go Select Pass makes it fast and easy to create a custom itinerary on a smartphone to see the country's top attractions. Travelers can choose from more than 400 of the most popular attractions in seven U.S. destinations: Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Go Select Pass is already accepted at many top U.S. attractions, including Boston's Museum of Science, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bay Cruise and the NBC Studio Tour in New York.
"Go Select Pass is the only mobile app that delivers tickets on a smartphone, where customers are guaranteed to pay less," noted McLaughlin. "Smartphones have changed the way we travel in so many ways, and with this cool new mobile app, travelers can forget about long lines and full gate admission prices."
Since 2004, Smart Destinations passes have delivered over six million money-saving attraction admissions to budget-conscious families. Today's mobile Go Select Pass launch now provides instant access to savings, perfect for smart, cost-conscious on-the-go travelers and spontaneous adventures.
About Smart Destinations
Smart Destinations is revolutionizing the travel industry with its proprietary technology that offers the only mobile multi-attraction passes that maximize the fun, savings and convenience of sightseeing with flexible purchase options for every type of traveler. Available on any smartphone, online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select, provide guaranteed savings at more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, San Diego, Chicago and Boston. All passes come with valuable extras, including the ability to skip the line at select attractions. Smart Destinations passes leverage the company's patented technology and the industry's largest network of attraction partners to save consumers up to 40 percent compared to purchasing individual tickets. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.smartdestinations.com.
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