Go City Card Review - Saving Money for Travelers

Summer vacation season is here! As people from around the world explore the U.S. from sea to shining sea, budget is top of mind when faced with ever increasing prices for gas, food, accommodations, airfare, entertainment, and more.

City Card, Multi-Attraction Pass

AAA has just reported that a record 41.9 million Americans are expected to travel this Fourth of July.  Whether these individuals are heading to the top tourism destinations like New York, Florida, California, etc. or welcoming visitors into one of these destinations, there is no doubt that sightseeing at popular attractions will be on their agenda.

San Diego Zoo

The ability to save money and feel as if you have received greater value for that hard earned travel dollar drives most consumers. The Go City Card offers vacationers the opportunity to enjoy savings up to 55% on sightseeing in major cities across the U.S. versus buying their attraction tickets individually at the gate.

 

NYC Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum Ferry ticket

While travel experts are advising everything from “plan ahead” to “book last minute” in order to save the most on summer 2015 travel, the great news about using a Go City Card is that you can do either. You can buy it in advance so you have sightseeing checked off your list, or you can purchase it last minute —even after you already have arrived at your destination —and it will be delivered instantly to your Smartphone. If you don’t activate the pass within one-year of purchase, you can get a refund, too, no questions asked. For families, singles, or couples heading to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego, or San Francisco, the Go City Card is a valuable way to save a great deal of cash on admission to the museums, tours, and other attractions tourists plan to visit as these costs can quickly add up. And this is before adding in the cost of food, souvenirs, and more.

 

Dolphin encounter

According to Go City Card Chief Executive Officer, Ted Stimpson, “Our company’s aggregated buying power and close relationships with 400+ attractions across the U.S. enables vacationers to do more and spend less,” a philosophy that is music to any traveler’s ears.

 

FAST FACTS

OVERVIEW:

Go City Card is a multi-attractions access pass, which offers travelers the opportunity to realize significant savings of up to 55% on attractions, museums, tours and more versus buying their tickets individually at the gate.

DESTINATIONS:

Go City Card attraction passes are available in nine U.S. destinations with more regions coming online this year. Current cities include: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego, and San Francisco.

BENEFITS:

Go City Card attraction passes help travelers to maximize their fun, savings and convenience while exploring a destination.

Passes provide admission to a variety of top attractions, museums, tours and more for one upfront price, enabling travelers to save up to 55% versus purchasing individual tickets for each attraction at the gate. Even greater discounts are available for groups over 10.

Go City Card passes are available for instant delivery and offer a variety of flexible purchase options for every type of traveler.

In addition, all passes come with valuable extras including the ability to skip the ticket line at select attractions and a free guidebook that includes insider tips and bonus discounts on shopping and dining.

 

POINT OF PURCHASE:

Go City Cards can be purchased online at gocitycard and instantly delivered to a traveler’s smart phone. They can also be bought at outlets within each destination upon arrival or shipped to customers in advance of their trip. Currently over 90% of the passes are delivered digitally.

 

Chicago Children's Museum

TYPES OF PASSES:

All-Inclusive Pass provides a consumer with carte blanche access to visit any of that city’s included attractions. All-Inclusive Passes come in a choice of durations varying by city.

 

Explorer Pass features the opportunity to visit a specific number of attractions for one low price. Explorer passes come in a choice of attraction increments varying by city.

 

Build Your Own enables consumers to create their own custom pass and itinerary and pre-select the attractions they plan to visit while receiving guaranteed savings (between 15% to 25% depending on the city and number of attractions selected).

 

Boston Ducktour

ATTRACTION ACCESS:

Each attraction has a special scanner to process Go City Card passes. The consumer simply presents their digital or physical pass for scanning at the attraction ticket window and proceeds to the entry gate. At select attractions, Go City Card holders are able to skip the ticket line and proceed directly to the gate.

 

REFUND POLICY:

Every Go City Card pass comes with built-in cancellation insurance free of charge. Any traveler who does not activate and use their pass within one year of the purchase date is able to receive a free refund, no questions asked. Activated passes are non refundable.

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

 

Go City Card is a division of Smart Destinations, a Boston-based company in business since 2004.

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Ted Stimpson, Chief Executive Officer John Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer Rob Cartwright, Chief Financial Officer Matt Higgings, Chief Technology Officer Carrie Tayloe, Vice President of Product Development Lori Timony, Vice President of Channel Sales & Strategic Accounts

 

Orlando Believe It or Not

CONTACT INFO:

Go City Card 1-800-887-9103


 

Photos: Courtesy of Go City Card

 

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