Bucket Pass launches in Quito
August 10th, 2015
Two weeks ago, we announced to Ecuador in the Eugenio Espejo Convention Center that Quito would be the first Bucket city. In front of tourism industry leaders and in partnership with Quito Turismo, we spoke on our goal to increase the access to tourism in the city through offering a pass to the top destinations in Quito. We proudly announced that this digital pass would be the first of its kind in Latin America, and we look forward to bringing Bucket to many more cities in the future. Today we have the privilege to announce that tickets to these attractions have finally gone on sale.
This year has been both challenging and rewarding. Over the past 13 months, Daniel and I have worked to form strategic partnerships with Quito’s best destinations. We diligently sought to improve ticketing technologies for our attractions and customers, all while living hundreds of miles apart. Throughout our launch year, Daniel was a fellow at Esperanza, a microfinance non-profit in the Dominican Republic, while I embarked on my first year of Teach For America, teaching middle school math to inner city youth in Dayton, Ohio. Our days consisted of full time work dedication, and our nights consisted of a dedication to seeing Bucket come to life, along with more lesson planning on the side.
It brings me a lot of joy and pride to know that Bucket is now available worldwide, and we have a lot of people to thank for our success. Without the help of Quito Turismo, we wouldn’t have been able to reach such incredible partner attractions. Our friends and families helped us along the way, and God helped guide us in our vision. Today we get to share that vision with the world, helping adventures see the beautiful cultures of the world and check a few items off their bucket list.