We’re on a mission to enrich lives through great travel experiences.

We’re making it easy to discover and book unique things to do in hundreds of destinations worldwide. Whether you’re headed to Boston or Bangkok, we’re here to help you find amazing activities.

Best selection of experiences
From unique local adventures to skip-the-line tickets at major monuments, we offer something for every kind of traveler
Seamless, secure booking
Get tickets straight to your inbox with our hassle-free booking process
24/7 customer support
Need a hand? We’ve got you covered, anywhere and anytime.
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In addition to PlacePass.com, we build technology that enables leading travel brands to tap into the $150 billion market opportunity for in-destination experiences. Our suite of products and services help industry leaders grow loyalty, generate new ancillary revenue, and own more of the customer journey.

Where we’ve been, where we’re headed

Co-founders Ethan and Emily launched PlacePass in 2016 from a small house in Harvard Square affectionately known as “The Garage.” Lifelong travelers, they’d been exploring the world one activity at a time (think dog sledding in western Canada; kayaking in Maine; cooking classes in Lebanon;) but were frustrated by how much time and energy it took to find those high-quality experiences. They hit on the idea for a single marketplace that could bring amazing activities together, and PlacePass was born.

We’ve since left The Garage for bigger digs in Boston, but the spirit of adventure that shaped those early days has remained the same as we grow. We now offer experiences to customers in more than 180 countries worldwide, and we’re proud to be backed by leading travel and technology investors who support our ambition to transform the way people travel.

Our Team

Ethan Hawkes

Ethan Hawkes

Co-Founder & CEO
Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard

Co-Founder & Head of Product
Melinda Benaissa

Melinda Benaissa

Customer Success Associate
Colby Camp

Colby Camp

Software Engineer
Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin

Product Manager
Benny Guan

Benny Guan

Software Engineer
Lauren Hughes

Lauren Hughes

Senior Product Designer
Elliot Kardon

Elliot Kardon

Manager - Analytics & Insights
Markus Kobler

Markus Kobler

VP of Engineering
Matt Kurkowski

Matt Kurkowski

Director of Customer Acquisition
Amy Le

Amy Le

Project Manager of Partnerships
JoJo Lee

JoJo Lee

Product Designer
Dan Lim

Dan Lim

Growth Analyst
Andrew Loschiavo

Andrew Loschiavo

Product Designer
Jason Mong

Jason Mong

Senior Software Engineer
Shane O'Donnell

Shane O'Donnell

Senior Software Engineer
Becca Payne

Becca Payne

Senior Manager - Partnerships
Neelima Renikuntla

Neelima Renikuntla

Director of Quality Assurance
Matthew Sordello

Matthew Sordello

Software Engineer
Hannah Survance

Hannah Survance

Business Development Associate
Maeve Sussek

Maeve Sussek

Customer Success Associate
Kim Tower

Kim Tower

Customer Success Manager
Jorge Villalobos

Jorge Villalobos

Software Engineer
Justin Vincelette

Justin Vincelette

Software Engineer
Dan Wernick

Dan Wernick

Director of People Operations
Shana Wickett

Shana Wickett

Senior Product Manager
John Wiley

John Wiley

Director of Design

Interested in joining the team?