WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover America Daily Getaways 2011 promotion begins today, offering exclusive savings and once-in-a-lifetime vacation packages, only available at http://www.DailyGetaways.com. Back by popular demand for its second consecutive year and just in time for planning summer travel, this U.S. Travel Association promotion, sponsored by American Express, offers savings up to 60 percent on almost 30 leading travel destinations and brands.
Throughout this five-week online promotion find unprecedented deals on airfare, hotels, car rentals, theme park admission and city attraction passes until May 13, 2011. A sample of travel partners include Avis, Caesar's Entertainment, CityPASS, Busch Gardens, Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, United Airlines, Universal, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and more. American Express® Cardmembers will also save 10 percent off all transactions on top of the already discounted deals available.
Any U.S. resident, age 18 or older, with a major credit card can purchase from this inventory of specially priced travel products.
"As the economy continues to improve, more Americans will travel this summer," noted Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "According to the latest U.S. Travel Association and Ypartnership travelhorizons® survey, 59 percent of U.S. adults plan to take a trip for leisure purposes between this February and July, up almost 5 percent over the same period in 2010. The Discover America Daily Getaways promotion ensures the U.S. Travel Industry benefits from this increase and provides great deals for consumers to stay and play within the United States this spring and summer.
"American Express is committed to supporting our travel industry and we're proud to again partner with U.S. Travel Association for the Discover America Daily Getaways," said Shane Berry, Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Express Merchant Services. "This year we're pleased to offer our Cardmembers an exclusive 10 percent discount on all transactions made at http://www.DailyGetaways.com. We encourage everyone making travel plans for this spring, summer and beyond to take advantage of the exclusive offers available."
Each day on http://www.DailyGetaways.com a new exclusive deal from a leading travel brand will be unveiled at 12 pm EDT and made available for purchase throughout the promotion period, until the inventory is sold-out. Once-in-a-lifetime vacation packages from Greater Miami and The Beaches, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL and Philadelphia, PA will also be auctioned weekly. Bids can be placed beginning at 12pm EDT each Monday when a new package is released until bidding is closed that same Friday.
This year, upcoming products will preview in a calendar located on the promotion site, allowing consumers ample time to mark their calendars with reminders to bid on these one-of-a-kind-deals. Consumers can also register for daily alerts at http://www.dailygetaways.com or follow deal announcements on Facebook (DiscoverAmerica.com) and Twitter (@discoveramerica).
About U.S. Travel Association
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $704 billion travel industry. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. For more information, visit www.ustravel.org.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Merchant Services is the merchant network of American Express, which acquires and maintains relationships with millions of merchants around the globe, which welcome American Express-branded Cards.
Discover America, LLC is a wholly owned entity of the U.S. Travel Association and operates DiscoverAmerica.com, the Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United States, for U.S. resident travelers and for international travelers. The international sites were developed under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the five leading inbound markets to the United States. The website's content is presently available in five languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. For more information, visit www.DiscoverAmerica.com.
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