Company Donates Portion of Every Sale to Support Give2Asia
March 23, 2011
Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, provider of Go City Cards, multi-attraction passes designed to save travelers time and money, has partnered with Give2Asia to donate funds raised through online sales of its multi-attraction passes in support of the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Give2Asia is a partner organization of the Asia Foundation and is a leader in facilitating philanthropic giving to Asia, including disaster relief and recovery.
For every Go City Card or Explorer Pass purchased on the Smart Destinations website now through April 15, the company will donate one dollar to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund, established by Give2Asia.
“Our heart goes out to the Japanese community, which has endured such great devastation over the past few weeks,” said Cecilia Dahl, President and Founder of Smart Destinations. “We are honored to partner with Give2Asia for such a worthy cause. We encourage all those planning vacations or local getaways to visit our site and buy a card, as your purchase will immediately aid those in need in Japan. Visitors to our site can also find information on making personal donations to Give2Asia.”
The donations raised by Smart Destinations and Give2Asia will fund short- and long-term projects, helping Japanese communities deal with the disaster’s aftermath, while also providing immediate relief in situations where there are more pressing needs.
In 2010, Smart Destinations’ multi-attraction passes saved travelers more than $9 million on sightseeing, attractions and additional travel expenses in 14 destinations across the U.S., including Oahu, which was also impacted by the tsunami. Through April 15, travelers can continue to save money with Smart Destinations’ multi-attractions passes, while also supporting an important cause.
To learn more about Give2Asia or to make a direct donation, visitwww.Give2Asia.org
Smart Destinations is provider of Go City Cards, the only multi-attraction passes that maximize the fun, savings and convenience of sightseeing with flexible purchase options for every type of traveler. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards provide admission to more than 500 attractions across 14 North American destinations, including Oahu, New York City, Chicago, and San Diego. The passes come with valuable extras, including the ability to skip the line at select attractions and comprehensive city guides that offer insider tips and bonus discounts on shopping and dining. All of Smart Destinations’ passes leverage the company’s patented technology and the industry’s largest network of attraction partners to save consumers up to 55% compared to purchasing individual tickets. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.smartdestinations.com.
Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grant-making experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and has allowed for over US$150 million in donations since its inception in 2001. For more information, visitwww.Give2Asia.org.