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CityPass Reveals Its Big Deals on the Small ScreenNew Web-Based App Selected as "Staff Pick" and "Featured App" by Apple (April 28, 2009)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/28/09 -- CityPass®, the visitor program bundling North America's most popular museums and attractions into convenient booklets, has launched a mobile web site to zero in on CityPass information, savings and premier attraction details on an iPhone.
CityPass ticket booklets have always been conveniently pocket-sized for the budget-savvy traveler. Now the resources of citypass.com are available to travelers via an iPhone, through a partnership with WhereTraveler®, the online and mobile edition of one of the world's most trusted travel brands. The new CityPass mobile site is available at http://wheretraveler.com/mobile/cp/.
The CityPass mobile site is designed to link out-of-town visitors with CityPass attraction descriptions, exhibits, locations and extras. The next version of the site will also include WhereTraveler content, providing users with select, concierge-style recommendations on the best places to eat, shop and explore in the vicinity of a CityPass attraction. The Where® suite of products, WhereTraveler, Where® Magazine and Where Guestbook® reach more than 136,000,000 readers every year with content that is developed by local, veteran editors in each market. The partnership will the first all-in-one travel source for in-the-city mobile users.
Unveiled April 1st at the U.S. Travel Association's TravelCom '09, CityPass Mobile proved its viability within the first two weeks, selected as a "Staff Pick" by Apple personnel, "Featured App," as well as continuing as the number one spot in the travel category.
"WhereTraveler is happy to help bring the CityPass content to travelers via their mobile phones," said Russ Leseberg, WhereTraveler Vice President of Operational Innovation. "CityPass is the leader in attractions for the travel industry, and CityPass Mobile's content is the perfect complement to WhereTraveler's select recommendations and bundled tools that enhance traveling. Our ultimate goal is to provide users with everything they need when visiting a city, all on their iPhone or Blackberry."
CityPass saves time and money in 11 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto, Canada. For more information, click on www.citypass.com or call toll free (U.S./Canada) 877-THEPASS or direct, 707-256-0490.
WhereTraveler's reputation and content is backed by the publishers of Where magazine and Where Guidebook, names trusted by travelers since 1936. The Where® suite of products, WhereTraveler®, Where® magazine and Where Guidebook®, reach more than 136,000,000 readers every year. Content is vetted by seasoned professional editors who live in the places they write about, making it the name travelers trust for information as they plan for and engage in traveler. With over 120 destinations worldwide and 15,000 local and national advertisers, WhereTraveler delivers an unprecedented mix of unique destination content and money-saving offers from local restaurants and retail establishments. To view and download WhereTraveler's mobile applications, visit http://wheretraveler.com/mobile/tools/.
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