Choice Hotels International Participating in Daily Getaways Promotion in Partnership with American Express and the U.S. Travel Association

Save Up To 50% On Leading Travel Brands At

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Choice Hotels is joining more than 20 of America's top travel brands this spring in the Daily Getaways 2012 promotion offering travelers great savings just in time for the summer travel season.

The five-week online promotion at is sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association and runs April 9 through May 11, with a preview of deals beginning April 2. Travelers can save up to 40 percent on hotels, car rentals, loyalty points programs, theme park admission and city attraction passes. American Express card holders will save an additional 10 percent off all transactions.

Each day a new exclusive deal from a prominent travel brand will be unveiled on at 1pm EDT and made available for purchase throughout the promotion period, until the limited inventory is sold-out.

Choice Hotels is offering over 1,200 Choice Privileges discounted point packages which will be available on May 3, 2012, at

"Choice Hotels is pleased to participate in this important program supporting the U.S. travel industry," said Greg Brown, vice president of loyalty, promotion and relationship marketing at Choice Hotels. "This is our third year and the response to our hotel package offers has been phenomenal."

Any U.S. resident, age 18 or older, with a major credit card can purchase from this inventory of specially-priced travel products.

"The impact of the $1.9 trillion U.S. travel industry is significant and growing," noted Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "As the economy continues to bounce back, more Americans will be planning travel this summer. The Daily Getaways promotion provides an added incentive with fantastic deals to travel within the United States this spring and summer."

"American Express is proud to partner again with the U.S. Travel Association on its third year of Daily Getaways," said Shane Berry, Senior Vice President and General Manager, National Client Group, American Express. "Through our partnership, we again are offering our cardmembers an additional 10 percent discount on all transactions made at We encourage everyone making travel plans for this spring and summer to take advantage of the exclusive offers available."

The calendar feature on the promotion site allows deal seekers to not only preview upcoming products, but also set email reminders to bid on specific deals when they become available. Consumers can also register for daily alerts at and follow deal announcements on Twitter @dailygetaways.

About U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $1.9 trillion in economic output and supports 14.4 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. For more information, visit

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Global Merchant Services is the merchant network of American Express, which acquires and maintains relationships with millions of merchants around the globe, which welcome American Express-branded Cards. Learn more at and connect with us on, and

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2011, more than 400 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 80 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in 20 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collectionare proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

(C) 2012 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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