Dreaming of a family vacation can be stalled when high airfare and exorbitant hotel rates derail the adventure. Sam's Club has launched Sam's Club Travel to its members. This travel website aggregates amazing savings, broad selection and 24/7 multi-channel customer service in one destination.
The Sam's Club Travel website, available at www.samsclub.com/travel, integrates TripAdvisor reviews alongside savings comparisons. There are no pop-up windows or external sites. The process is streamlined for the user.
As the Sam's Club Travel launches with Tourico Holidays, a global leader in wholesale travel services, complied a list of top travel spots for Chicago. Recent Tourico data reports that the Top 5 travel destination SEARCHES in the Chicago market are:
1. New York, NY
2. Los Angeles, LA
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Chicago, IL
5. Orlando, FL
For these destinations, Sam’s Club Travel has savings on hotels, flights, rental cars, popular theme parks and attractions, just to name a few options for the next vacation or business trip.
Why is travel and vacations on the rise? Here are a few findings from recent surveys.
- America needs a vacation! A recent study from Oxford Economics revealed that in 2013, Americans left 429 million days of earned leave on the table. That equals roughly 1.2 million years - enough to stretch back to the last Ice Age.
- The desire for travel is increasing, but Americans need more options to save on their next trip. According to the U.S. Travel Association, domestic leisure travel is expected to rise 1.7 percent in 2014 to 1.6 billion trips, while working Americans are expected to take 452 million domestic business travel trips this year.
- For Chicago travelers, Sam’s Club offers significant savings with security. This week, the 5-3-1 Sam’s Club MasterCard launched, giving 5 percent cash back on fuel purchases, 3 percent cash back on travel, dining and entertainment and 1 percent cash back on everything else! Plus, Sam’s Club MasterCard is the first retail-branded card to offer chip-card enabled security for a safer transaction with every purchase.
Vacations are going from the planning stage to the travel stage with a little help from Sam's Club Travel. Where will your family be going?