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Smart Destinations Announces 2.5 Millionth Attraction Visit


Smart Destinations Inc., the fastest growing travel company on the Inc. 500, marked their 2, 500, 000 visitor to an attraction using their pre-paid all access attraction passes. The visit occurred at Shedd Aquarium on April 21st. Located in Chicago Illinois, the Shedd is the nation’s top rated aquarium, and a popular attraction on Smart Destinations’ Go Chicago Card.

"It took us four years to get to one million visits, " said Cecilia Dahl, founder and President of Smart Destinations. "To get to this level in less than half the time is pretty gratifying. I give credit to the team here for their focus on delivering customer value and to the over 425 museums, tours, and attractions who partner with us in our network."

"We’ve partnered with Smart Destinations since 2005, " said Ron Nuce, of the Shedd Aquarium. "It has been great to see how their business has grown, and not just because of the visitors they bring us, but also because the product itself does a lot for the city of Chicago. Go Chicago Card is promoted around the US and the world as a way to draw attention to all that Chicago has to offer as a vacation destination. On top of that, the visitors love the value they get.

The benchmark visitor used the popular Go Chicago Card, one of Smart Destination’s flagship ‘Go Cards’. Go Cards allow a customer to pay a single price and then use the card as their entry ticket to as many as 80 different attractions in a given destination. Smart Destinations other product, the Explorer Pass, similarly allows customers to save time and money by paying once for the card and then using it for a set number of attractions in their destination of choice. The products area available across North America – from Oahu to Boston, San Diego to Toronto, and a dozen top destinations in between.

About Smart Destinations:

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 and on the Web, Smart Destinations’ products are a "trusted companion" for the best a destination has to offer at an unbeatable price point. For more information on program participation, the company, and its products, visit


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