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US Travel Association promotes summer-time travel deals in America

eTN Staff Writer  May 04, 2010

The US Travel Association is putting on a promotion to help stimulate summer-time travel in United States through its Discover America Daily Getaways program. Sponsored by American Express, the promotion runs from May 3 to June 4 and offers deals of up to 50 percent off from leading travel companies.

"Discover America Daily Getaways is a win-win for consumers and the industry," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the US Travel Association. "With the challenges everyone has faced, the travel industry is coming together for the first time ever to provide a unique, limited-time opportunity for Americans to buy products and take a trip they may not have considered the past couple years."

Any US resident 18 or older with a major credit card may purchase from an inventory of specially-priced travel products offered by 25 leading travel companies related to hotels, airlines, rental cars, attractions and theme parks, dining, and shopping, among others.

Additionally, any American Express Cardmembers have the opportunity to participate in a daily Cardmember-only auction. Cardmembers can bid on travel packages arranged by two dozen cities.

"With travel and tourism being major drivers of the US economy, American Express is committed to supporting our partners in the industry, and this partnership with the U.S. Travel Association helps achieve that goal," said Shane Berry, senior vice president and general manager, American Express Merchant Services. "We're also pleased to provide our Cardmembers with this exciting added benefit where they'll receive access to once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. We encourage everyone interested in travel to visit and take advantage of the great offers made possible by the travel industry." features travel offers for sale at significant value from a different leading brand each weekday until the limited inventory is sold out. At the same time, American Express Cardmembers can also bid on a different unique city travel package being offered each weekday. The auctions will begin each weekday at 10 am EDT and end at 10 pm EDT.

Upcoming products and auctions will preview five days in advance for consumers who want to be sure to capture these one-of-a-kind deals. Consumers can also signup for daily alerts at

Additional deals and special travel offers from Daily Getaway participants are available on, the official travel and tourism website of the United States. is the nation's most authoritative source of travel information on all 50 states and more than 120 US cities and includes unique trip-planning tools to help travelers plan vacations.

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