Daily Getaways Is Returning In 2017

Daily Getaways is a promotion, sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association, which has been offered the past several years as a way of encouraging US tourism. The promotion has consisted of all kinds of travel packages, including offers on car rentals, hotel stays, loyalty program points, and theme park admission. Here’s an example of some of the 2016 travel packages.

It was a great promotion when it was first offered several years back, though over the years the deals have gotten worse and the competition for the best travel packages has increased exponentially. Nowadays it’s almost like a lottery to pick up one of the better packages, and that’s not even accounting for the deals getting worse.

It has just been confirmed that Daily Getaways will be returning in 2017, and we now know the basic details:

  • A preview of Daily Getaways packages will be available on April 3, 2017
  • The live sale of Daily Getaways packages will begin on April 10, 2017
  • A new package will be available for purchase every weekday at 1PM EDT

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For 2017, the Daily Getaways partners include the following travel companies:

  • Alamo Rent-a-Car
  • Avis Car Rental
  • Best Western International
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Expedia
  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Hertz Rent-a-Car
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  • InterContinental Hotel Group
  • Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • Loews Hotels and Resorts
  • Marriott International
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Omni Resorts and Hotels
  • SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
  • Universal Parks and Resorts
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Bottom line

Once the preview is made available in a few weeks I’ll be sure to post again, though in the meantime it’s good to know that Daily Getaways will be returning in 2017. However, I don’t have especially high hopes. Many of the packages just aren’t worthwhile, and those that are worthwhile sell out within moments. I’m guessing the most attractive offer will be from Hyatt, since they usually sell points at an attractive cost through Daily Getaways.

(Tip of the hat to Points With A Crew)

Comments

  1. Why even bother talking about it? About as likely to get their better deals as you are to get a ticket to Comic-con.

  2. For those of you that don’t always want a five-star hotel, Choice can be a great value, even if you won’t be redeeming in Scandinavia. Last year I bought $700 worth of points and redeemed them for 25 nights of free motels on a USA roadtrip. I stayed mostly in basic but nice and clean Quality Inns for around $30/night. All last minute, refundable bookings.

  3. @Matt of Canada

    Which points did you buy? This is actually a great idea to use points, I might do that this summer

  4. I bought IHG points to fill out my Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora trip this summer. Thought it was a good deal.

  5. @Benedikt I bought Choice points. If you stay in small towns or in the suburbs, you can almost always find a clean, well-reviewed hotel for 8000 points a night (around $30 if you buy with daily getaways). My girlfriend and I spent an average of $100/day combined on our road trip, which wouldn’t have been possible without the points!

  6. Thank you very much, you also wrote it in the first post like I just saw, but I skipped it 😛

  7. Some of the deals can be worth it to the right person. Anyone have a consensus on the best credit card to use for the Daily Getaway site? Costco Citi has 3% cash back on travel, wonder if that might work…

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