indi_hero_sm.jpgI never get tired of finding great websites for travel deals, and the latest deal site to hit the market is Daily Getaways, which is sponsored the U.S. Travel Association and American Express. Now through June 4, the site will offer five deeply discounted getaway packages to travelers that can be redeemed at the time of their choice (redemption times vary by offer). Packages range from discounts on hotel stays to an all-out blowout weekend in Las Vegas (including a visit with Cher) and are offered daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. American Express cardholders can also sign up to bid for “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences like going to the CMA awards, tickets to the Indy 500, or a weekend eating and hanging out with top chefs in Chicago (all of which are deals being offered this week).

We recently blogged about the slump in American tourism, but the U.S. Travel Association is hopeful that this new attempt at offering deals will get people excited about traveling again. After all, they reason, travel can also help stimulate the economy and impact America’s bottom line. “Discover America Daily Getaways is a win-win for consumers and the
industry,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel
Association.  “With the challenges everyone has faced, the travel industry
is coming together for the first time ever to provide a unique, limited-time
opportunity for Americans to buy products and take a trip they may not have
considered the past couple years.”

To learn more about today’s deals, visit or follow @DiscoverAmerica on Twitter.

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