Smart Destinations appoints new CEO Ted Stimpson to head the travel industry leader
October 29, 2013
Smart Destinations (http://www.SmartDestinations.com), the technology leader in the multi-attraction ticketing space, today announced the appointment of Ted Stimpson as Chief Executive Officer. With company growth projected to exceed 30% in 2013, the appointment of this proven business leader will further propel Smart Destinations’ rapid growth in the online travel industry.
Stimpson has significant experience in scaling organizations. While President and CEO of Imagitas, Stimpson led the company to well over $100 million in sales and doubled its profitability.
“Smart Destinations is well-positioned for transformative growth,” said Terrell Jones, Founder of Travelocity.com and Board Member of Smart Destinations. “I am looking forward to working with Ted to aggressively grow this exciting company in the next few years.”
Over the past decade, Smart Destinations has evolved from a travel start-up to a leader in the emerging multi-attraction pass industry that serves nearly 2 million customers a year and facilitates over $26 million in traveler savings. It has also generated over 7 million visits to a network of over 450 attraction partners, including the Empire State Building Observatory, Top of the Rock, SkyDeck, Shedd Aquarium, and the San Diego Zoo.
An innovator in the mobile technology sector, Smart Destinations launched the world’s first real-time multi-venue mobile ticketing platform. It lets travelers use a single QR code to gain admission to the largest attractions network. In addition, it streamlines backend operations for attraction partners. Smart Destinations launched an all-digital Go Select Pass in 2011 and recently released mobile versions of the popular Go City Cards for instant delivery and mobile display.
“The multi-attraction pass industry is an expanding market and Smart Destinations is the clear technology leader in the industry, providing unique products and services to travelers that offer unmatched value and flexibility,” said Stimpson. “I am excited to join such a team and look forward to using my experience to help the company scale its already successful business.”
About Smart Destinations
Smart Destinations helps travelers enjoy more activities in their destinations for less. With its multi-attraction passes, visitors enjoy flexible purchase options, savings of up to 55% off gate prices, and the convenience of skipping the line at most popular attractions. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select Passes, provide admission to more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, Oahu, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Boston. For more information visit: http://www.smartdestinations.com.