Despite a Tough Year for Travel, Smart Destinations Comes in at #78
December 9, 2008
Boston, MA – Smart Destinations Inc. the premier provider of unlimited admission attraction passes in North America, did not let a tough year in travel hold it back. The Boston-based company is pleased to announce it ranked 78 on the 2008 Inc. 500 list.
“We are excited about earning a spot on the prestigious annual Inc. 500 list,” said Kevin McLaughlin, co-founder and CEO of Smart Destinations. “Not only did we land at #78, but Smart Destinations is the fastest growing travel company on this year’s list. It’s a fantastic testament to the hard work and dedication of the Smart Destinations team and the support of hundreds of our partners.”
Travelers benefit from the savings and convenience of Smart Destinations’ award winning products – the Go Card and Explorer Pass — which allow consumers to pay a single fee to visit an incredible breadth and depth of museums, tours, zoos, and other attractions. For the attractions, Smart Destinations’ advanced technology ensures that customers from across the US and in 25 other countries are seamlessly admitted and accounted for.
“We never could have done it without the close partnerships we have with the hundreds of museums, zoos, tours, and attractions in our network,” added Cecilia Dahl, co-founder and President. “A stamp like the Inc. 500 is a terrific reinforcement of our belief that those partnerships combined with our relentless focus on the customer experience is a winning combination.”
“If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growing companies in the nation – the ones coming up with solutions to some of our knottiest problems, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”
Headquartered in Boston, MA with locations throughout North America, Smart Destinations is the premier provider of unlimited admission attraction passes in 15 major North American travel destinations from Oahu to New York City. Smart Destinations’ Go Cards and Explorer Passes offer pre-paid access to over 425 museums, attractions, and tours for one fixed price. The combination of savings and convenience has resulted in 94% customer satisfaction as measured by 3rd party research and helped the company rank 78 on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies. Distributed through major travel services in 25 countries, corporate HR departments and their vendors, as well as on the Web, Smart Destinations’ products are a “trusted companion” for the best a destination has to offer at an unbeatable price point.