Led by chief executive Ted Stimpson, 53, this London-based company’s multi-attraction smartcards are used by tourists in cities including London, New York and Paris. In May, it launched a California pass, offering access to 14 attractions in the Golden State. It also builds customised software for tourist boards to manage their own smartcard systems. In 2016, Exponent bought the group from Primary Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum and the following year merged it with two US companies, making it the world’s largest attraction pass operator. The group’s largest shareholder, with a 44% stake, is the Exponent-backed Big Bus Tours (No 125).
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