World Tourism Day 2019
Celebrate World Tourism Day with 1-Day Flash Sale of Mobile Passport plus
Shout out to St. Francis of Assisi! “For it is in giving that we receive.” Here’s a feel-good heads-up: in giving to disaster recovery efforts, you’ll receive a premium upgrade to the popular, time-saving, upgraded version of Mobile Passport. The 1-day sale of Mobile Passport plus coincides with World Tourism Day on Friday, September 27th. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Tourism Cares’ disaster recovery fund to support efforts such as those resulting from Hurricane Dorian.
Mobile Passport plus enables all the basic features of Mobile Passport in addition to other convenient features, like the use of the automated document scanner and encrypted storage of passport profiles to prepare for upcoming trips. Normally priced at $14.99/year, the sale price of Mobile Passport plus will be discounted on September 27, 2019 by $5 to $9.99/year. Five dollars of each sale on this day will be donated to Tourism Cares. To obtain the $9.99 annual price, we invite you to download Mobile Passport for iOS or Android and upgrade to Mobile Passport plus on September 27, 2019 by using the company code: WTD2019TC
Tourism Cares is a mission-driven non-profit that unites the travel and tourism industry to benefit the people and places on which the industry depends. Donated funds will be directed specifically to Tourism Cares’ Destination Disaster Recovery Fund, which focuses on restoring and improving tourism resources and infrastructure to support communities long-term. The strategy revolves around recovery investments to improve local employment and quality of life and the visitor experience.
World Tourism Day is hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the global community of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution the sector can make in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Greg Takehara, CEO of Tourism Cares commented on the initiative. “We are grateful for the donation to the Tourism Cares’ Destination Disaster Recovery Fund, which Airside Mobile has chosen to make on behalf of its Mobile Passport plus subscribers,” he said. “We acknowledge their effort to stand hand-in-hand with the industry in celebrating World Tourism Day and addressing the needs of tragically affected destinations following Hurricane Dorian. Their contribution represents a commitment, which companies like Airside Mobile are making to ensure people and places thrive through positive social impact, using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide. What is particularly impressive is that as a relatively new start-up, Airside is making this commitment arguably before their day has come. They recognize that a greater purpose must be embedded into who they are at their core. Tourism Cares, the industry, and destinations in need become the fortunate recipients of thoughtful leaders like Airside Mobile.”
Jessica Patel, Chief Commercial Officer of Airside Mobile and Board Member of Tourism Cares, shared her support. “We celebrate the UN’s World Tourism Day this year by offering this promotion of Mobile Passport plus to our valued members,” she stated. “What better opportunity than to speed up your own travel experience and help transform communities that have endured such tragic loss. Airside is committed to supporting our members and their communities and interests while making travel altogether more accessible and convenient. We appreciate Tourism Cares’ leadership in this important economic sector, at the local, national, and global levels. Together, we work to drive expand opportunity, equality, and inclusivity.”
Join the celebration on Twitter at: #WTD2019
About Airside Mobile
Airside Mobile is a leading provider of privacy-based digital identity solutions. Among a suite of products, Airside’s award-winning Mobile Passport app is the first commercial product that expedites the customs entry process into the U.S. at most major airports and cruise ports. In concert with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Airports Council International – North America, Boeing, and Airlines for America, Airside has facilitated over 12 million entries into the United States. Established in 2009, Airside Mobile is a U.S. corporation headquartered in Arlington, VA.
Learn more at: www.airsidemobile.com
About Tourism Cares
Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, unites the travel and tourism industry to benefit the people and places our industry depends on. We believe it’s in our best interest to support the destinations we all depend on so that communities, travelers and businesses can prosper. Our members include leading travel associations and companies who we mobilize to use business as a force for good by convening, educating, and motivating all sectors to make a positive impact through travel.
Learn more at: www.tourismcares.org