Get out the candles and load up on the cake (and maybe a little champagne as well) – it’s time to celebrate an anniversary! After being founded by Cecilia Dahl, Kevin McLaughlin, Tyler Brooks and Ed Kim back in 2003, Smart Destinations has really taken off and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Ten years ago today, on July 23, 2003, the Go Boston Card was officially introduced. It’s a decade later and the Go Boston Card is still giving customers a wicked good value by saving them up to 55% on admission to all the top Boston attractions and tours.
The Go Boston Card has definitely changed over the years, but its current version might be the best yet. In addition to saving you on admission to any or all of the included 53 Boston attractions, you’ll also be able to skip the ticket line at a bunch of the city’s hot spots because the Go Boston Card offers instant delivery and is immediately available for download as a mobile pass after purchase (you can also print it after checkout). It also includes a mobile version of a guidebook giving you detailed information about all the attractions that are available with the pass.
For a look at how Smart Destinations has changed in the 10 years since the Go Boston Card made its initial debut, see the exciting timeline below:
2003 – Founded by Cecilia Dahl, Kevin McLaughlin, Tyler Brooks and Ed Kim.
2003 – Go Boston Card Introduced July 23.
2004 – Go San Francisco Card makes its debut.
2007 – New York Explorer Pass added.
2007 – One millionth customer on July 9.
2008 – Placed #78 in the top 500 of Inc. 5000’s list. Ranked #1 in the Travel and Hospitality Category.
2010 – Patent granted on SDI’s technology Platform.
2011 – Go Select Passes introduced.
2012 – Go Select mobile technology is introduced.
2012 – Named among Lead 411’s “Hottest Companies in Boston”
2013 – Virtual Go Card tech introduced.
2013 – Finalist for EyeforTravel’s Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards.
2013 – Passed eight million attraction visitors