A mecca for local and overseas visitors alike, the Palm Springs area has something for every budget and interest year round. Famed for being Hollywood's "rat pack" hang-out, today it hosts some of the world's largest music festivals. Only 2 hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego and 4 hours from Las Vegas.
CityPASS co-founder, Mike Gallagher, explains how he and his partner, Mike Morey, launched in 1997, CityPASS which bundles prepaid admission to each city's top attractions. Their backgrounds in destination marketing and tourism industry research armed them with insight into how travelers want to experience a destination:without a lot of fuss and at significant savings.
George Applegate, a Director of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Executive Director of the Big Island Visitors Bureau is passionate about Hawaii's colorful heritage, embedded in its population. Of course, the natural sites, beaches and attractions are renowned draw.