Smart Destinations Offers The Only Mobile-Enabled Ticket In The Attraction Pass World And Receives Two Patents For Its Mobile Validation Technology

As the world becomes more mobile — a 2015 Pew Research Study reports nearly two thirds of Americans own a smartphone — Smart Destination’s Go City Card has the unique distinction of being the only mobile enabled ticket in the pass world.

BOSTON, MA (October 20, 2015) — As the world becomes more mobile — a 2015 Pew Research Study reports nearly two thirds of Americans own a smartphone — Smart Destinations’ Go City Card has the unique distinction of being the only mobile enabled ticket in the pass world.

According to Matt Higgins, Chief Technology Officer of Smart Destinations, “We actually just received a second patent for our custom software enabling mobile validation of our passes.”

The most recent patent involves software which processes a sale “with at least one unspecified term.” This means when Smart Destinations sells a Go City Card online, the company doesn’t know exactly when the pass will be used or at what attraction. The technology allows Smart Destinations to recognize a pass for some date in the future at any of 450 attractions, confirm payment to the attraction, and allow the pass-holder to gain entry.

The other patent, also received in 2015, has to do with processing admission to a venue by relating access to a scan of a QR code.

Higgins notes that Smart Destinations has installed approximately 1,000 reader devices at 450 attractions across the country to enable consumers to gain access to attractions via their smartphones rather than having to use the old rip it ticket book format.

While Smart Destinations still sells the Go City Card via bricks and mortar outlets in each of the 11 cities it serves, approximately 90% of its audience opts to use the smartphone technology access.

For additional information, visit GoCityCard.com.

About Go City Card

Go City Card, a division of Smart Destinations, sells multi-attraction passes to 11 of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Go City Cards can be purchased online and instantly delivered to a traveler’s smart phone or they can be bought at brick and mortar outlets within a city upon arrival. Travelers choose from different types of passes to fit their needs including an all-inclusive pass which provides carte blanche to visit any of that city’s included attractions or a “Build Your Own” which enables a traveler to create their own itinerary. Depending upon the pass selected, travelers can realize a savings of up to 55% less than paying at the gate. All passes come with valuable extras including the ability to skip the line at select attractions and comprehensive guidebooks that offer insider tips and bonus discounts on shopping and dining.

For additional information, visit GoCityCard.com.

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