Seventy percent of American travelers admitted to getting lost on a trip according to a survey by Best Western International. Of those, 51 percent drove up to 25 miles out of their way inevitably bringing up the question, å“Are we there yet?å”
As you begin to plan your weekend getaways and even your summer vacations, how can you prevent unexpected detours, wasted gas or antsy passengers? The answer may be easier than you thought.
Best Western, The World’s Largest Hotel Chain?, offers an easy to use trip planning function on its consumer Web site to make your next vacation more enjoyable.
The online Trip Planner allows travelers to enter their starting and destination points and get a driving route and a list of Best Western properties located along the way. It provides printable, detailed maps and driving directions, mileage calculations, estimated driving times and links to information, photos and booking capability for the hotels located one-half-mile, one, three or five miles off the planned route. The trip planner works for all U.S. and Canadian locations and numerous international destinations.
Best Western also wants to help you plan the perfect summer road trip. A Kidz Korner has been added to the hotel chain’s website featuring downloadable games and activities to occupy kids while in the car, or even on an airplane. The section also contains tips on ways to get the children involved during the trip. There’s also a link to packing tips with some unique advice to consider before jamming your suitcase full of unnecessary items.
If you still don’t know where to go on vacation this year, click the “On the Road With Best Western” option within the trip planner. You’ll find driving tours and interesting facts about locations to visit nationwide. Check back regularly as new destinations are continually added.
Simply visit www.bestwestern.com and click on the Trip Planner button on the navigation bar to begin your preparation.
Best Western International is the World’s Largest Hotel Chain? with more than 4,000 hotels in 80 countries and territories. Best Western is a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels that provides marketing, reservations and operational support to its members.
**The survey, conducted by Riter Research, Inc., asked 350 adults between the ages of 18 and 69 about their recent travel habits. The survey’s margin of error is 5.4 percent.