The popular Daily Getaways program, the annual push to encourage travel around America, was given a weeklong preview this week by the U.S. Travel Association.
Exclusive offers from 10 major travel companies will be featured in the sale formally beginning on July 18 and including:
- Accor Hotels
- BWH Hotel Group
- Choice Hotels
- IHG Hotels & Resorts
- Marriott International
- Universal Orlando Resort
- The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, and
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
These deals will offer up to 50 per cent savings on loyalty points, theme park tickets, vacation packages, and hotel stays.
Deals and discounts made accessible by the Daily Getaways program can assist in lowering the cost of vacation experiences.
According to STR, the national Average Daily Rate (ADR) for the week ending June 25 was 17 per cent higher than 2019 levels, making discounted loyalty points and hotel stays an intelligent purchase.
For many tourists, discounts and loyalty programmes are more crucial than ever. According to Destination Analysts, 52 per cent of American travellers consider travel rewards programs to be a vital part of their leisure trip planning.
“This year’s Daily Getaways arrives at a time when domestic leisure travel in the U.S. is surpassing pre-pandemic levels. With so many Americans looking to book trips amid rising costs and record inflation, Daily Getaways provides travelers with exclusive offers to make future travel plans more affordable,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. “U.S. Travel, together with our industry partners, is proud to present this promotion to spur increased travel within the United States and continue to aid the recovery of the travel and tourism industry.”
For American travelers, leisure travel remains a top priority in terms of spending. In June, 62 per cent of travelers said leisure travel was a “high” or “extremely high” budgetary item. But many are waiting until the last minute to make plans.
According to Amadeus, most hotel reservations (55 per cent) are still made less than a week before departure. With deals in Daily Getaways carrying at least a year-long expiration and many programs offering points that never expire (with an active account), travelers are able to secure a travel deal now, to use later.
Available Daily Getaways Program Offers
Since its inception in 2010, the Daily Getaways program has offered travelers access to deals from top travel brands in a one-stop, once-a-year marketplace, with deep discounts on points from top loyalty programs among the fastest sellers.
The following is a breakdown of how travelers can view and buy the deals:
Deals Preview: Starting on July 11, U.S. Travel will start giving internet visitors a sneak peek of the Daily Getaways deals and letting them sign up for alerts when they go live.
Daily Deals: Starting on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT, a limited number of deals will be offered for online purchases daily through August 12, 2022, or while supplies last.
Trading Platform: To preview and later purchase the deals, consumers can visit DailyGetaways.com. Travelers can also sign up for daily alerts to be reminded of deals that interest them before limited quantities sell out.
Travelers can look forward to the following travel opportunities from Daily Getaways:
Hotel rewards through reduced hotel loyalty points: Top hotel companies, including Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors, IHG One Rewards, World of Hyatt, and Wyndham Rewards, will be selling loyalty programme points.
Overnight getaways: Hotel packages from Accor Hotels, Marriott International, Universal Orlando Resort, and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in U.S. locations like Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Orlando, and more. The packages include discounted accommodations, park tickets, and electronic gift cards.
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, nonprofit group that speaks for the entire travel sector. In 2022, it is predicted that Americans will spend $1.1 trillion on travel (still 10 per cent below 2019 levels). The travel industry is a crucial part of the country’s prosperity. U.S. Travel supports measures that will speed up a uniform recovery across the sector and restore economic and job development.
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