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Explore Marketing Update - Issue 25

New Explore Marketing Team Members

As Explore Marketing continues to grow, we are excited to announce that Sofia Williamson, former President of North American Journeys, is now a part of the Explore Marketing team. With over 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Sofia will collaborate with Explore Marketing on setting up sales missions, supporting clients with account management, and more. This addition to the team provides Explore Marketing with an even greater bandwidth to further support our existing and new clients’ achieve their goals. Please join us in welcoming Sofia to the team. Email Sofia Williamson


San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct 6 - 14

Held annually between the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, The San Francisco Fleet Week attracts more than 1 million fans from around the world. During the event, the world-famous Blue Angels, longest-running flying squadron in the U.S., will soar directly over the Golden Gate Bridge performing choreographed acts in the air. And, you too can experience the thrill of flying above San Francisco via The Flyer — San Francisco at Pier 39. Known as the world’s first 3D flying theater, The Flyer — San Francisco combines motion seats, live-action and computer-generated imagery to simulate flight, and in-theater special effects create a sweeping experience for all your senses! Launch over the Golden Gate Bridge, barrel down Coit Tower, zoom through Lombard Street and Chinatown, and soar through the Redwood National Forest. A thrilling and inspiring attraction for all ages, The Flyer — San Francisco is a perfect introduction to San Francisco and a riveting ride for you to see San Francisco in a whole new way. The Flyer — San Francisco is included in the San Francisco Explorer Pass and can easily be combined with a bay cruise. During the aerial shows of the Blue Angels, you might even have a chance to see the excitement close up!


Go City & The Great Cities Pass


As the world's largest provider of attraction passes, the Leisure Pass Group offers passes for 37 cities in 17 countries across 5 continents, including 14 cities in the United States. Through the Go City multi-attraction passes, and The Great Cities Pass, guests have access to over 1,000 attractions worldwide at a discounted price. Go City passes are available in all-inclusive and multi-attraction options, giving FIT and small-group travelers an opportunity to choose by days or by attractions, allowing them to do as much as they want for one low price. Each pass includes the top attractions and activities in each city, offering savings of up to 55% versus buying activities individually, and includes a multilingual guidebook. Go City Cards and their corresponding guides are available digitally (available for use on your mobile device or printed out) or as a physical pass, making distribution via the travel trade easy as 1-2-3. On the other hand, The Great Cities Pass offers the ultimate immersive sightseeing experience in the world's most famous cities and is in seven destinations - New York, London, Barcelona, Paris, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Dublin. Learn more



Unlimited Biking: Bike Rentals, Customized Bike Tours and Experiences

With seven locations across New York City, Unlimited Biking New York offers a variety of services such as bike rentals, guided bike tours and experiences which can be customized to suit your clients’ needs. For guests who like to explore on their own, a wide selection of Cannondale e-bikes, tandem bikes and regular road bikes are available for rent and guests can choose to return the bikes at an Unlimited Biking New York location different to the one they picked-up from without any extra charge. For those who prefer to learn more about the various areas in New York City, the guided tours of Central Park by bike, foot or pedicab in multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch), Brooklyn Bridge by bike or foot and Harlem by bike and some of the recommended tours. Aside from that, in-depth experiences and tours are also available. For example, the The New York City Secret Streets Bike Tour takes guests through Greenwich Village, the World Trade Center, before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn where guests can discover the amazing history of an underground railroad stop and more. Most tours depart daily and can be customized for private groups of various sizes. To learn more, email Annie Zhou


Biking in South Lake Tahoe

As the leaves begin to turn golden, enjoy autumn and the picturesque fall foliage in South Lake Tahoe by bike. The 72-mile loop around Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking scenery of deep blue water, Douglas Fir grove, and spectacular views of Emerald Bay and for daredevils, Tahoe South’s legendary trails such as the heart-pounding downhill track of Saxon Creek Trail guarantees a thrilling ride. Read more



Transportation Needs in San Francisco

As one of the top destinations for meetings and conventions in the U.S., in 2018, the Moscone Center in San Francisco generated 41 events with 694,272 citywide room nights and with the completion of the Moscone expansion project this year, a record number of room nights were booked in 2019 - more than 1.2 million. For meeting planners and companies requiring transportation needs to move attendees from one location to another, or for airport transfers, Tower Tours San Francisco offers bus services that can be arranged for groups of all sizes with capacities ranging from 18, 26, 40 and 50 seats to assist with customized private bus tours, airport transfers, and shuttle transportation of all kinds. Many buses also have the capability to accommodate luggage in the bus storage component. Aside from that, Tower Tours can also provide assistance with Accompanying Persons/Spousal tour programs, and even take advantage of its special “Badge Program” discount for all convention/conference attendees!  On-site staffing for an on-site “Tour/Information” desk at the convention registration lobby can also be arranged. To discuss your group’s needs, email Cassandra Jew.





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