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Travel Tech Celebrates First Annual National Shop for Travel Day


Travel Tech on January 09, 2018

Travel Tech Celebrates First Annual National Shop for Travel Day

Search, Compare, and Book with Confidence

Arlington, VA – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is encouraging consumers to celebrate the first annual National Shop for Travel Day by visiting their favorite online travel sites today, Tuesday, January 9th, to see what great deals can be found.

Founded by Travel Tech, National Shop for Travel Day is a celebration of the travel marketplace and consumers’ ability to search, compare, and book travel, across all brands, including the ability to book packages of air, hotel, car, rail, and tours all in one place.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar has proclaimed that National Shop for Travel Day will be observed annually on the second Tuesday in January beginning in 2018.

“Whether it’s traveling for leisure or business, consumers not only benefit when suppliers have to compete for their business on price and service, but they’ve come to rely on online travel companies as a trusted resource for researching, planning, and booking their trip,” said Travel Tech President Steve Shur. “We created National Shop for Travel Day to remind consumers that when booking travel, it pays to shop around, saving both time and money, and Travel Tech’s members provide the tools and resources to help consumers plan and book travel seamlessly from their phone, tablet, or computer. In an era when the hotels and airlines only want travelers to come directly to them, bypassing the comparative environment, OTAs and metasearch platforms force suppliers to compete for their business, to the benefit of the consumer and the travel and tourism economy.

“We hope everyone who loves to travel will take advantage of this special day by visiting their favorite online travel platform or app to search, compare, and book that next great trip.”

Some of the deals you will find today include 10 percent off Express Deal hotel purchases for the first 200 customers who book on Priceline.com with the coupon code 4YY3CH3B24; and 10 percent off experiences (e.g., tours, attractions and other activities) on TripAdvisor and Viator with the promo code SHOP4TRAVEL. For more National Shop for Travel Day deals, click here.

More information about National Shop for Travel Day can be found at Travel Tech’s Website. You can also follow @TravelTech on Twitter for the latest news and updates. And be sure to use the hashtag #ShopForTravelDay to join the conversation on social media.

 

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