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AAA publishes travel information and trip planning tools in a variety of digital and print formats. AAA’s rich, proprietary content is gathered by professional inspectors and travel editors and backed by AAA’s knowledgeable travel and member service professionals.


  • Destination Information Detailed content for North American destinations is available to travelers via the searchable AAA Travel Guides on, downloadable eTourBook guides, regional TourBook publications and retail products including The AAA PetBook. Smartphone users can access travel information on the go using AAA’s free app. Content for international destinations is featured in top-quality retail publications including the AAA Europe TravelBook and AAA Caribbean Guide.

  • Mapping and Navigation  AAA’s digital mapping tools include the TripTik Travel Planner, available on and in the AAA Mobile app, which allows travelers to create and share custom trip routings across devices. AAA’s GIS/cartography professionals also research and produce atlases, sheet maps and individual routing maps that identify road construction, scenic highways, congestion areas, mileage and drive time estimates.

  • Inspections and Diamond Ratings Continuing a 79-year tradition, AAA’s professional inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced property evaluations. AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only one using detailed, published guidelines weighted by member priorities to assign AAA Approved hotels and restaurants ratings of One to Five AAA Diamonds to guide member travel decisions. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at Inspectors share their travel insight on Twitter @AAA_Travel.

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