Global traveling has held the biggest attraction for explorers ever since traveling became much more accessible and much less expensive. Every year, millions of tourists flock to different locations across the globe. This trend has also gained popularity because there are more facilities around the globe at locations frequented by tourists, as the local governments recognized the attraction these locations held for tourists. To ensure that global travelers didn’t have to face problems when they reached these locations, the local governments created tourism ministries that took care of the issues faced by travelers and created infrastructure that supported the increased influx of tourists. This trend has also given birth to the global tourism industry.
In earlier times, traveling to far-off places was not easy. There were many challenges and dangers associated with traveling to unknown places. There was also the fear of the unknown as most places across the globe were relatively undiscovered. Still, braver souls would take on the challenge of discovering the unknown. They were mostly driven by the prospect of becoming famous for discovering new places and earning untold riches. But these were not the only driving factors behind the explorers taking on such arduous journeys. There was also the factor of the inbuilt human need to explore the unknown. The most prominent examples of such explorers are the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, a merchant and an adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia during the European Renaissance era, and the Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus, who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean during the same era.
With the birth of the modern era of global traveling in the 19th century, the world has changed more than before. There are nation-states with boundaries that require official traveling papers to enter, which weren’t there in the earlier eras. Although this change might seem to have made traveling more complicated, but in actuality, this was quite helpful in making global traveling much more streamlined. And with the birth of the modern global travel industry, many platforms sprang up to make traveling to places across the globe much easier for travelers. One such platform that has excelled in providing a one-stop solution for global traveling through its revolutionary single pass is Go City.
Go City is a London, UK-based company. As a platform to enable easier global travel, Go City provides the unique concept of a single pass for the entire city that is the intended destination of a traveler. The basic idea of the concept is to combine all the different passes that are required to visit different locations in the city, including the separate fees required for each, into a single pass that a traveler has to show when visiting each location. There is no need for the traveler to buy a pass for each location and then worry about not misplacing the pass during the visit. A single pass enables a hassle-free experience that makes the entire travel less stressful for the tourist.
Go City was founded by Andrew Graham and Agnus Rankine in 1999. The company’s founders realized the need for providing a trip that lessened the hassle mostly associated with traveling to a city and visiting all the important attractions. They came up with the idea to create a central pass that would enable travelers to see major attractions in a city without the need to buy separate passes or tickets for each one. At the same time discounted entry prices on each attraction made the attractions pass more appealing to tourists. The company was initially called Leisure Pass Group. It was later renamed Go City in July 2021. There are multiple teams of Go City located around the world to enable easier travel. The teams are located in various cities around Asia, Europe, and the Americas. There are 30 cities worldwide that Go Pass allows visitors to explore fully. These cities include great locations in Europe like Rome, Amsterdam, and Paris. The Asian sites include Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, and other notable cities. The Americas offer a lot of exciting locations, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Cancun, and many other cities.
Go City has secured multiple prestigious industry awards due to its services. These awards include the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league in 2009, which placed Go City in the 75th position. Also, in 2008, Go City was placed at the top position in Travel and Hospitality and the 78th position in the Top 500 Inc 5000. The Sunday Times International Track 200 ranked Go City at 55 in 2013. And in 2020, Go City was ranked at 50 on The Sunday Times Fast Track Top 250 list.