FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines Vacations is a partner of the National Park Foundation and now offers the National Parks Pass for purchase with all domestic U.S. vacation travel. With the purchase of a vacation (must include a minimum hotel stay or car rental depending on vacation purchased) customers can now simply add the National Parks Pass to broaden their travel experience by visiting places of spectacular beauty and exciting national history. From Maui to Maine to the Florida Everglades, the National Parks Pass makes it easy to enjoy them all.
The National Parks Pass is an annual pass that provides admission to any national park charging an entrance fee. The pass costs $50 and is valid for one full year from first use in a park. More than 80 percent of the proceeds from the sales of Parks Passes go directly into supporting priority projects in national parks.
To help enhance the National Park experience, also included in the purchase of the National Parks Pass are:
A water-and-tear-resistant map of all the National Parks with information to help plan a park adventure // A Proud Partner vehicle decal
Option to receive a FREE subscription to the GOPARKS newsletter, produced by the National Park Foundation // A list of the National Parks and operating hours are online at www.nationalparks.org or www.nps.gov/parks.html
The National Parks Pass admits the designated cardholder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle (any noncommercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes) when there is a per-vehicle entrance. When a per-person entrance fee is charged, the Parks Pass admits the designated cardholder, spouse, children and parents. The National Parks Pass is nonrefundable, nontransferable and does not cover or reduce use fees such as charges for camping, parking, tours, and concessions.
After the purchase of the National Parks Pass with American Airlines Vacations, the National Park Foundation will personalize the Pass and send it via U.S. Mail within seven to 10 days after receipt of the order.
Customers desiring more information, or to make reservations, can visit their travel agent, call American Airlines Vacations at 800-321-2121, or visit www.aavacations.com
American Airlines Vacations is the most successful airline-owned tour operator in the United States. As a market leader in the travel industry with more than 50 years experience, American Airlines Vacations offers its customers a choice of over 1,500 hotels and resorts in more than 300 destinations worldwide. The company`s Web site is at www.aavacations.com.
As a Proud Partner of America`s National Parks, American Airlines is committed to educating the American public and helping connect them to their National Parks. The Proud Partner program is an initiative of the National Park Foundation, the Congressionally chartered nonprofit partner of America’s National Parks. Created by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation strengthens the enduring connection between the American people and their National Parks by raising private funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness. Over the past six years NPF has raised $94 million in grants and program support for National Parks across the country. For more information, visit www.nationalparks.org.
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