HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices are rising and innkeepers are coming to the rescue with a "kick gas" promotion. Rallied by the Better Way To Stay campaign, a grassroots "experience B&Bs" effort, hundreds of innkeepers throughout the U.S. and Canada are helping travelers save at the gas pumps under the umbrella of B&Bs Kick Gas! Innkeepers have created offers including everything from free gas cards and gas credits (savings on a stay to put into the gas tank), to free tune-ups for the car, and rewards for carpooling or eco-friendly driving. Visit http://www.BetterWayToStay.com where offers can be easily searched geographically.
"Innkeepers are pumped to help travelers underwrite the cost of travel this spring and summer," said Jay Karen, CEO of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the organization spearheading the Better Way To Stay campaign. "The B&Bs Kick Gas! campaign has rallied inns and B&Bs to encourage those who might be anxious to travel this spring due to rising costs," finished Karen.
Most offers provide a $25 or greater incentive, complimentary breakfast daily and afternoon refreshments when guests stay for two or more days or carpool to the inn.
A number of consortiums have rallied around the B&Bs Kick Gas! campaign:
Historic Inns of Rockland: Stay at any of the member inns for three days and you're treated to a signature "No Fueling" tune-up to improve driving efficiency, a $55 value.
Distinctive Inns of New England: Distinctive Inns of New England members will reward eco-travelers who carpool to the inn and stay two nights with a $25 or greater gas incentive, plus picnics, gourmet dinners and more.
Better Baltimore Bed and Breakfasts: Travel with friends by plane, train, or carpool and receive up to 20% back to put into the gas tank when two rooms are booked for two or more weekday nights.
Cumberland Valley, PA B&B Association: Book two rooms for two nights and carpool to member inns to receive a $35 gas allowance.
Seattle B&B Association: Stay three or more nights at any of the 17 member inns and receive $25 in public transit vouchers for the new light-rail line.
Don't wait for gas prices to go even higher. Hundreds of B&Bs Kick Gas! offers can be easily searched by state or province in one central location at http://www.BetterWaytoStay.com.
About Better Way To Stay
The Better Way To Stay project is a grassroots campaign sponsored by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (http://www.innkeeping.org). The campaign is dedicated to helping travelers discover today's inns and B&B experience. Support for the campaign comes entirely from the B&B industry.
Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, [email protected]
SOURCE Professional Association of Innkeepers International