We’ve got some great news to relieve the stress of high gas prices when planning your getaway this summer. Several lodging companies have come up with creative promotions to refund the cost of your tank of gas – or at least take a bit of the sting out.
IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group), with the largest number of hotels in the world, offers to give you some “Vacation Pay” as a reward for staying on weekend nights. From now through August 31, 2011, travelers who stay two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) will receive a $75 prepaid card to be used as you wish. You can consider it a payment for a tank of gas, a reimbursement for baggage fees or just plain mad money for having some fun on vacation. IHG branded hotels include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. Visit IHG.com/get75 to book your summer deals.
B&Bs are out to Kick Some Gas! Hundreds of Bed and Breakfast owners across the country have started a grass-roots effort to give travelers some ‘relief from their pain at the pump’. As small business owners they can relate better than most to the stress high gas prices put on family vacations. To-date over 310 lodgings across the country have created individual promotions to lesson the drain on your wallet caused by soaring gas prices. Visit the special website BettterWayToStay.com to search for great promotions at B&Bs and Inns by state. The discounts and dates of promotion vary by lodging.