Just in Time for IPW in Denver—the Host City Becomes Newest CityPass Destination
It was announced last week that the newest North American destination to offer the CityPASS® bundled admission to popular visitor attractions is IPW host city Denver. This increases to 13 the number of destinations for which travelers can purchase CityPASS. The new Denver CityPASS C3/C4/C5 ticket is a mobile ticketing concept that allows users to select any three, four or five attractions from a list of eight top sights. The ticket is delivered directly to the purchaser’s email, which can be saved to their smartphone and easily scanned at each attraction.
The list of attraction options includes: the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus; Denver Art Museum; Denver Botanic Gardens; Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Denver Zoo; Downtown Aquarium—Denver; History Colorado Center; and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Retail Pricing for Denver CityPASS tickets starts at $39 for adults; $29 for children, age 3-11. For more information, contact either [email protected], or [email protected].
Route 66 in OklahomaAppeals to International Visitors
Receptive tour operators who are putting together product for overseas visitors might have an unexpected sleeper in historic Route 66—America’s “Mother Road”—which attracts millions of visitors each year, with about a third of them international visitors. The spike in international traffic is due in, no small part, to well-developed infrastructure of sites and services aimed at accommodating both groups and FITs. For instance, there are the following museums:
—Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton—This particular attraction, which is also the largest museum dedicated to Route 66, tells the history of the Mother Road by decades. Each year, over 50,000 visitors come in to tour the museum.
—National Route 66 and Transportation Museum in Elk City—This attraction shows what the Mother Road meant “back in the day,” and what it represents in retrospect. Jim Mason, with the City of Elk City, says “(It) kind of takes you through all the different stages of the whole process.”This particular museum has an eclectic collection of old vehicles, as well as artifacts that represent Route 66 in its heyday.
—Route 66 Interpretive Center located in Chandler—As is the case with the two previous museums, Route 66 Interpretive Center located in Chandler features interactive exhibits that cover such subjects as vintage postcards, neon lighting, vanished icons, current roadside attractions and more.
To find out more about Route 66 and the destinations along what is also known as the “Main Street of America,” operators interested in group tours, motorcoach information, sample itineraries and a searchable tour planner should visit: https://www.travelok.com/group_tours.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours in Las Vegas
Receiving rave reviews for its unique product, Lip Smacking Foodie Tourshosts food tours with visits of up to five of the top restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip or in the city’s Downtown. Guests become VIPs—with immediate seating, three-to-four signature dishes at every restaurant and a guided walking tour between stops packed with insider information on Las Vegas and the sights along the way. Top notch, specialty food and drink are set down immediately with chefs offering greetings and cocktails prepared tableside. For more information, contact the group’s president, Donald Contursi, at 702.289.4796, or at [email protected].
Museum for Lynching Victims in America Opens: Just opened during the last week of April, The Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, presents and explores the brutality and the scale of lynchings throughout the U.S. South between 1877 and 1950, when more than 4,000 black men, women and children died at the hands of white mobs between—a fact documented by Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery legal rights organization that raised the $20 million it took to building the memorial and its accompaning museum. One will see the name of every lynching victim, as well as other exhibits featuring photos, recordings and interactive locations. Thus far, the new attraction has received rave reviews. Ticket prices range from free (for children six and under) to $10. For more information, visit: https://museumandmemorial.eji.