{Ottawa, ON} Since launching in January 2010, over 500,000 people from around the world have saved money on their holidays in New York City and Orlando by using an Eat and Play Card. The small company from Ottawa, Canada, has grown its distribution base to travel providers such as tour operators and travel agencies in 15 countries. “500,000 is a huge number that has surpassed our expectations at this stage and really helps justify our idea and business model” says Chris Ritchie, a co-founder of Eat and Play Card Inc. and its Director of Operations. Eat and Play Card was developed to be the “all in one source” to help leisure travelers save money on their in-destination vacation expenses such as dining, entertainment and shopping and is offered through travel companies as a for sale ancillary product or a bundled added value.

Some of the world’s top travel companies are now working with Eat and Play Card because they know the convenience and value the card can provide their customers. “We regularly hear from card holders who call it a “must-have” and who buy it year after year,” says Larry Raubach, the company’s other co-founder and Director of Marketing & Partner Development. “And there is no better reference than repeat customer” he says.

Some of the companies that now sell Eat and Play Card, include Thomas Cook, Priceline, Air Canada Vacations, CAA/AMA Travel, Attraction World and Viator, the world’s largest aggregator and distributor of attraction tickets and destination activities. While hotels such as the Milford Plaza and Park Central in New York as well as well some of Marriott’s SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inns in Orlando include it free with their rooms as added value. “Gray Line New York has become a tremendous distribution partner”, says Raubach. “They now bundle it with their All Loops Tour, which makes New York’s biggest and best hop-on, hop-off bus tour experience, even better”, he says.

About Eat and Play Card

Eat and Play Card enriches vacation experiences through exclusive access (for up to four people) to savings of 10% – 50% off the total purchase across the full range of in-destination vacation expenses: dining, attractions, entertainment, shopping and more. The “anti-coupon”, Eat and Play Card can be used repeatedly over an entire vacation, has no annoying restrictions, and counts some of the world’s most popular brands as partners. Currently accepted at over 250 venues in Orlando and New York, Eat and Play Card is coming soon to other popular destinations.