AAA.com makes planning a trip and finding discounts easy

Orlando, Fla., June 4, 2009

Great rates, custom maps, customer service, expert travel information and more make AAA.com a one-stop travel planning website  

As millions of Americans carefully plan and budget their summer vacations, AAA.com has a new look and an easier way to find the travel information and savings needed to research and book a complete vacation. Along with in-depth travel information, the site features great rates, user-friendly online mapping tools, and simple planning and booking tools. Offering the best of both worlds, AAA.com offers users 24/7 access to all of AAA’s online products and services backed by the reliability and customer service of AAA’s Travel professionals.

To access AAA’s travel planning tools and savings visit the travel section of AAA.com or visit AAA.com/Travel for direct access. Some of the convenient planning tools and information available on AAA.com include:

Great rates: AAA members who visit AAA.com to book a hotel room are more likely to find better rates than on other travel websites 67 percent of the time. Users can also search AAA.com for the best prices and AAA member benefits on cruises, vacation packages, flights and car rentals.

Maps and directions: Planning a summer road trip? The TripTik® Travel Planner can create routing itineraries and custom maps that include Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants, recommended attractions, and Show Your Card & Save® locations where members can receive discounts. AAA’s popular online mapping tool even helps users avoid traffic by displaying historic congestion information and offering an easy-to-use route modification tool. AAA has in-vehicle navigation and travel information solutions as well, including AAA Mobile® Navigator and AAA content available via select Magellan GPS systems.

Travel information: Not sure where to go or where to stay? Read detailed destination information and “AAA Pick’s” from AAA experts in the “Travel Guide” section and use AAA’s Diamond Ratings to find lodgings and restaurants at your destination or along your route. Most destinations have properties that range from budget to deluxe. AAA TourBook® listings, also available at AAA.com, include Diamond Ratings for more than 58,000 AAA Approved restaurants and lodgings. All properties are rated on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, allowing travelers to easily identify properties that fit their needs and budgets.

No time for planning? Check out AAA Drive Trips®, AAA’s expert-created, ready-to-go itineraries for popular destinations.

Additional Savings: Save money by finding the least expensive gas available. The TripTik Travel Planner also features current fuel prices at over 100,000 U.S. gas stations, including E-85 fuel availability. At a time when saving money is more important than ever, AAA members can also find AAA Show Your Card & Save® locations to take advantage of discounts at attractions, restaurants, automotive centers, retailers and more across the U.S. and Canada.

Travelers will find AAA.com a useful tool whether they need quick maps and local driving directions or complete travel planning tools and destination information. Visit AAA.com/Travel for more information and current rates.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com

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