Daily Getaways is a promotion, sponsored by the US Travel Association, that has been offered annually as a way of encouraging US tourism. The promotion has consisted of all kinds of travel packages, including offers on car rentals, hotel stays, loyalty program points, and theme park admission. Here’s an example of some of the 2018 travel packages.
It was a great promotion when it was first introduced years ago, though over the years the deals have gotten worse and the competition for the best travel packages has increased exponentially. Nowadays it’s almost like a lottery to pick up one of the better packages, and that’s not even accounting for the deals getting worse.
It has just been confirmed that Daily Getaways will be returning in 2019, and this will be the tenth anniversary. We now know the basic details:
- A preview of Daily Getaways packages will be available on April 29, 2019
- The live sale of Daily Getaways packages will begin on May 6, 2019
As of now we don’t yet know what the 2019 packages will look like, though based on what we’ve seen in past years I would possibly expect to see discounts on purchased World of Hyatt points, discounted Marriott gift cards, Las Vegas hotel packages, discounted car rentals, and more.
We have a couple more months until the previews are available, though it’s good to know that the promotion will be returning for yet another year.
However, I don’t have especially high hopes. Many of the packages just aren’t worthwhile, and those that are worthwhile sell out within moments. I’m guessing the best offer will be from Hyatt, since they usually sell points at an attractive cost through Daily Getaways. That’s also typically the most competitive promotion, though.