EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visitors planning a trip to historic Eureka Springs can now buy tram tour tickets through YourPassNow.com, a digital marketplace that makes it easy and convenient for visitors to purchase electronic passes, permits, and tickets to public lands online. Eureka Springs is the first city in the nation to join a growing list of U.S. public lands that offer digital access through YourPassNow.
The City of Eureka Springs partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA)—the state’s official provider of digital government services—to offer travelers convenient, secure electronic tickets to the city’s Historic Tram Tours. Once purchased, tickets can be downloaded or stored to an electronic wallet for immediate and future use. They are also emailed for those that want to print their pass or permit. City officials simply scan the electronic or printed tickets before boarding the tram.
“We want to simplify the planning process for visitors to our beautiful city,” said Eureka Springs Transit Director Ken “Smitty” Smith. “With just a few taps on their smartphone, visitors can buy tram tour tickets right from the comfort of their own home. This saves time, helps avoid overcrowding, and gives our guests a better travel experience.”
Developed in cooperation with the National Park Service, YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based, in-person purchase method while simultaneously providing public lands with a tool to help manage the visitor experience.
Eureka Springs joins the following public lands currently providing digital access through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks; Castillo de San Marcos and Colorado National Monuments; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Wayne National Forest; and the Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu Field Office.
You can buy tickets for Eureka Springs Historic Tram Tours by visiting YourPassNow.com and selecting the tour from the drop-down menu.
About Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 21st year as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC's (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was recently named to the 2017 “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” list sponsored by Arkansas Business. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 900 state and local online services.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.
Developed in cooperation with the National Park Service, YourPassNow makes it easy and convenient for visitors to purchase entrance passes and land access permits to public lands online. YourPassNow streamlines a paper-based purchase process that was previously only available at physical park locations or approved resellers. YourPassNow provides visitors a new level of recreation access to America’s public lands. For more information, please visit www.yourpassnow.com.