Explore Marketing Update - June 2017


Explore Marketing Has A New Client

In 2016, New York City welcomed 60.7 million visitors, an all-time record high with many of these visitors including Central Park as one of their top must-see places and we have exciting news to share! Central Park Sightseeing, a tour company offering tours of Central Park, by bike, foot, pedicab and horse carriage, has joined Explore Marketing as a client beginning June 1. As the travel trade and marketing communications representation firm for Central Park Sightseeing, we are responsible for expanding Central Park Sightseeing’s presence in international key markets such as China, India, Australia, New Zealand and Germany through travel trade efforts and creating awareness of the products through media and public relations campaigns. Whilst majority of visitors explore the most visited urban park in the U.S. by foot, there are many other ways to explore the 843-acre park and Central Park Sightseeing, through its vast array of products and services, can help you and your clients plan a memorable visit to Central Park. To find out more on ways to include Central Park activities to your itineraries, email Stefan Merkl. Clients in the UK can email Sonja Quinn from Worldwide Attractions. We are also expanding our social media presence and would like to invite you to follow us on

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Central Park By Bike

Take a few hours or a day to enjoy the grandeur of Central Park, also one of the world’s most filmed locations, on a bike tour with Central Park Sightseeing or on your own. Enjoy the quiet at Strawberry Fields while paying homage to the late Beatle, John Lennon, before taking a lunch break at Tavern on the Green, a beautifully renovated tavern built in 1870, also a symbol of Classic New York having hosted politicians and celebrities since its opening. Routes for private groups can be customized to suit your theme and to ensure a comfortable ride, Central Park Sightseeing offers Cannondale bikes. For further information, email Stefan Merkl.


The Flyer San Francisco Preview

Looking for something new for your clients? Try The Flyer San Francisco at 7D Experience located at Pier 39. Opening in October 2017, The Flyer San Francisco will be the world’s first and only flying theater attraction in 3D. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as The Flyer San Francisco whisks you high above San Francisco’s biggest attractions and most iconic landmarks on an action-packed and immersive thrill for all ages. Buckle into your seats, put on your 3D glasses, and get ready to be amazed as your chairs lift off with your feet dangling! Great attention to detail was placed to create a realistic and inspiring sensation of flying over San Francisco. The Flyer San Francisco is the must-do experience for every visitor to San Francisco and was called “one of the most anticipated theme park attractions in the USA for 2017” by USA Today. Suitable for FITs and groups. For group pricing, email Clayton Hill.


Water Activities At South Tahoe

Calling all water sports and water activities enthusiasts. Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, offers many options for action water sports and water activities. From paddle boarding to kayaking and swimming, this is the place to cool down this summer. Kiva Beach, one of the nicest beaches in Tahoe South, offers a wide sandy beach, shallow warmer waters, and sweeping views of the Sierra Nevadas whilst Cave Rock is a dramatic rock formation along the shore, with tunnels underneath, created for Highway 50. The deep blue water at Emerald Bay is a must-see. Once in the bay, enjoy the calmer waters, and paddle to the famous Fannette Island. Here you can paddle to the rocks, and climb to the top of the small island, where there sits an old teahouse to explore. For those who prefer something more relaxing, cruise around Lake Tahoe onboard the M.S. Dixie II from Zephyr Cove Resort to Emerald Bay. Zephyr Cove Lodge was built in the early 1900’s as a way station between Virginia City and the booming business of mining silver in the Comstock Lode, so there’s a bit of history that precedes embarking on a two-hour cruise across the 13 mile-wide Lake. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and sunscreen, and head to Tahoe South now.


City Vacation Spots

Still deciding on where to go this summer? Offering multi-attraction passes with savings up to 55% off entry to top attractions, Smart Destinations has the pass for every traveler. For those who like city adventures, Chicago, New York City, San Diego and Boston top the list. Popular attractions include Skydeck Chicago where on a clear summer day, you can see out to four different states from this 103rd floor observatory deck; San Diego Zoo which also won the #1 spot on TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards; Chicago Architecture Cruise, a fun, entertaining and educational way to explore Chicago; and the Empire State Building which offers 360-degree view of New York City. Passes can be purchased online and are delivered instantly via email along with a digital guidebook. Whether your client is going for a day or a week, know the attractions they plan to visit or want to decide on the fly, there's a Pass that's perfect to meet every need.


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Barefoot Music Cruises by Hornblower Cruises

Beginning July 2, cruise lovers can enjoy an afternoon of music and sightseeing on San Diego Bay onboard the Hornblower Barefoot Music Cruise. The two-hour cruise will feature local musicians on the expansive sundeck up high above the water with capacity for hundreds of dancing guests. Enjoy incredible views of San Diego as you sail past the Star of India, the Midway Aircraft Carrier, cruise under the Coronado Bridge where you’ll see live Sea Lions near Point Loma. The Barefoot Music Cruise was created in honor of Hornblower’s 35th anniversary. The company has 36 charter yachts throughout California in San Diego, Newport Beach, Marina Del Rey and Long Beach, San Francisco and New York.


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