Motel 6 Web Site Makes The Road Trip Affordable
Goin6.com Offers a Way to See America's Most Fun and Interesting Places
May 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, Texas – This summer, Motel 6 is making the great American road trip affordable with the exciting new journeys featured on its recently unveiled Web site, Goin6.com. Faced with rising fuel prices, the site allows vacation seekers to plan a one-tank trip and use their hard-earned dollars toward fun activities and gasoline rather than on accommodations. Following on the heels of the recently announced Jazz Journey, the next series of uniquely American journeys takes travelers through California's wine country, historic American sites along the Eastern Seaboard, bird watching territory in south Texas and some of America's best-known national parks. Goin6.com helps road trippers and other travelers plan a great trip by organizing the information included on the site into helpful Eat, Sleep, and Do feature tabs. Each featured journey includes Motel 6 locations along the way that provide comfortable and affordable accommodations.
"By utilizing the handy features on the Goin6 website, travelers can save big on their lodging costs – usually as much as $40 to $60 per night," said Jeff Palmer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Motel 6 and Studio 6. "These savings can buy a few more tanks of gas and make that summer vacation last just a bit longer."
The newest featured journey – available online May 20 – is an exploration of America's national parks. The Motel 6 National Parks Tour will feature some of the most magnificent and family-friendly national parks in the Western U.S. region, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and more. The Motel 6 National Parks Tour will guide travelers through canyons, lakes, trails and mountain peaks and feature highlights and activities in and just outside each of these parks like hiking, rock climbing, and white water rafting.
By the end of June, Goin6.com will add several new and exciting Motel 6 journeys with opportunities for travelers to explore and share their experiences of America. Upcoming journey highlights include: a tour through America's historic Eastern Seaboard including stops in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland; an exploration of southern California's theme parks with stops at Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Sea World, and many more; and a swing through bird watching territory in Texas.
Goin6.com debuted this April with the Motel 6 Jazz Journey, a trip specifically designed to assist travelers in tracing the roots of jazz music from Chicago to New Orleans. The Web site currently features video and audio clips from Kahil El'Zabar about each interesting stop with lists of jazz venues for each city on the "Circuit."
Motel 6 offers a low price and great value without sacrificing comfort at more than 900 locations in the United States and Canada. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and a channel line-up including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. All Motel 6 properties welcome pets, and most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. Guests can save even more with Click 6 Internet bargains, available only at motel6.com. For reservations or information, visit www.motel6.com or call 800-4-MOTEL6.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 900 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 21 years Motel 6 has used the tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you," earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 950 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Studio 6 and Motel 6 and the upper-upscale Sofitel and upscale Novotel hotel locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.accor-na.com/.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre.
- Services, with 23 million people in nearly 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in human resources, marketing services and expense management.