AAA Online TripTik(R) Mapping Tool Offers No-Hassle Access to Exclusive Travel, Gas Price Data
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Online travel planning is easier than ever
before for Southern California drivers at the Automobile Club of Southern
California's Web site, AAA.com, with new home-page access to the enhanced
online TripTik® Travel Planner. This state-of-the-art mapping application
provides travelers with helpful, continuously updated information on gas
prices, key attractions, car repair facilities, AAA offices and AAA-rated
restaurants and lodgings along each route.
Members and non-members can now access the online TripTik® Travel Planner
directly from AAA.com without logging in. Whether it's a day trip to an
amusement park or zoo, or a drive vacation across several states, the
online TripTik® is loaded with exclusive AAA information that will help
travelers plan the most scenic or most direct route, avoid highway
construction delays, schedule their gas station stops, view nearby AAA
Diamond-rated lodgings, and eat at AAA Diamond-rated restaurants.
"Our members have been using TripTiks® to plan their vacations for
decades, with AAA assembling these page-by-page detailed, custom routings,"
said Diana Meinhold, the Auto Club's vice president for travel products and
services. "The Auto Club continues to offer travel expertise in our office
and over the phone, but the online TripTik® Travel Planner is another
tool enabling travelers to instantly access AAA travel information and
expertise, as well as helpful features such as locations and pricing
information for more than 100,000 gas stations across the U.S."
The online TripTik® also provides information to travelers about other
attractions near their selected route to offer them choices of additional
stops along the way, and it allows users to plot their trips using multiple
destinations. For those who want travel ideas, the online TripTik® allows
users to explore locations while reading built-in information about
attractions in that area.
One click on the handy map icons opens the AAA listings, many with photos,
from AAA's database of AAA Approved and Diamond rated hotels and
restaurants, attractions, events, and destinations. Travelers can also
display locations and information for Show Your Card & Save® member
discount locations, AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities, and AAA/CAA club
In addition to easy TripTik® access, both members and non-members will
also be able to access the contents of AAA TourBooks® online at AAA.com.
TourBook® information also is included within the TripTik® application.
"The Auto Club has been a leader in providing travel information to drivers
since 1900, and this new easy access to TripTik® and TourBook® online
transforms the organization into the most effective online travel resource
for motorists," Meinhold said.
Auto Club members will continue to enjoy exclusive access to the printed
versions of TripTik® and TourBooks® at all Auto Club district offices,
as well as member-only discounts to thousands of attractions, lodgings,
events and other retail locations listed in TripTiks® and TourBooks®.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA
federation of motor clubs, has been providing service since 1900. Today,
the Auto Club's members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products
and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and
buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services
and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these
products and services is available on the Auto Club's Web site at
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