Wyndham launches new app feature to help travelers plan road trips

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After staying home during the pandemic for two years, travelers want to get out and explore the world. They are planning more road trips than ever and many companies in the travel industry know it. That’s why the American hotel company Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is launching a new feature called “Road Trip Planner”.

The new mobile app feature, integrated into the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts app, helps travelers plan their next road trip and includes interactive tools that allow users to book hotels, choose from different itineraries and discover new travel opportunities.

According to information provided by the company in the press release, recent research for their American Road Trip Index found that 80% of Americans plan to take a road trip in 2022, but 66% feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to plan. . this.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, considered the largest hotel franchise in the world with hotels in more than 95 countries and more than 6,000 in the United States, wants to bring a technological solution to travelers.

Jessica Davidson, Senior Vice President, Digital, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said, “With thousands of hotels on the highways and roads of our country and 22 trusted brands, there’s no better company. placed to help travelers live the road trip of their dreams.

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He added, “With Road Trip Planner, travelers enter a few trip details and instantly get an itinerary with all of their hotel stops, bookable in one transaction. This not only takes the stress out of trip planning, but ensures that the journey is as exciting as the destination.

It’s not the only company that has taken on board America’s growing interest in road travel. Same Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner recently launched an app called HearHere to play audio with historical information related to the user’s current geolocation.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts offers an option that includes their popular brands – such as Days Inn, Super 8, Microtel, Baymont, La Quinta, Howard Johnson and Travelodge – to provide “The easiest way to book and go” as the indicates their service mark.

Learn more about Road Trip Planner

The new digital platform will allow travelers to plan, create and book trips and multiple hotel stays at once. It offers features for different types of trips, from coastal road trips to national park road trips to long-haul trucker routes.

Road Trip Planner will be integrated with the two-year-old Wyndham Hotels & Resorts app, which lets users quickly book rooms at nearby hotels using Lightning Book functionality and check in and out. phone.

“Building on the success and strong adoption of our mobile app, Road Trip Planner is the perfect complement to Lightning Book, which is our fastest way to book direct and allows customers to book a hotel in just a few clicks. Now, whatever your travel preferences, whether booking last minute or planning well in advance, Wyndham has you covered. Summer here we come!” Davidson said.

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Here are the main features included in the platform:

  • Personalized routes: Travelers can discover route alternatives from location A to destination B and filter the search based on driving distance, pet-friendly locations, or preferred brands and amenities.
  • Recommended routes: After mapping a route, the app’s intelligence can recommend the best route based on the user’s travel preferences.
  • Reservation details: travelers can view multiple reservations and make requests or lock amenities before arriving.
  • Pay your way: the app offers different payment options, including cash and Wyndham Rewards points.

This new feature can be a great alternative for different types of travelers – from those who prefer carefully planned itineraries to more spontaneous travelers – given that it also offers different types of hotel experiences. But, it is especially useful for those looking to stay in budget and mid-range hotels in the United States.

During the summer, road trippers will have more options to plan, book, schedule and take advantage of technology on their next adventure.

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