Tips and tools to help travelers navigate the holiday season with ease
Columbus, Ohio – November 6, 2017 – The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. From shopping to planning to traveling, Americans love all that the holidays have to offer but can get overwhelmed by everything they must do. That’s why Red Roof is making it easier than ever for travelers this year with tips and tools to help book and plan winter vacations, including innovative travel technology, loyalty member and military discounts and Red Hot Deals®.
The vast majority of Red Roof guests travel by car, which saves valuable dollars and avoids the stress of flying. Hopper Research found that flights will increase by as much as 10 dollars per day in November while gas prices are forecasted to decline, making this year uniquely positioned for a winter vacation road trip.
"Holiday travel does not have to be stressful and expensive if travelers hit the road and take advantage of technology, tools and deals," says Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof. "At Red Roof we’re putting technology and true savings to work, making planning and booking seamless for travelers, with our best in class mobile-friendly online booking engine, revamped RediCard® Rewards member benefits and our RediPromise™ Low Rate Guarantee."
TIP ONE: USE INTUITIVE, EASILY ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS TO AVOID STRESS
As soon as travelers hit the road, Red Roof suggests they log into the Along-a-Route tool on RedRoof.com. Using patent-pending mobile technology, Along-a-Route uses a traveler’s location and the direction in which they are traveling to suggest properties directly along their way, which can be easily booked using their smartphones with as few as three taps. There’s no need to worry about last-minute booking because Along-a-Route does it all, taking the stress out of booking and allowing drivers to concentrate on the road. Plus, every Red Roof location has free parking for further savings.
TIP TWO: BOOK DIRECT TO SAVE MONEY
Booking direct on RedRoof.com, including using Along-a-Route, is the best way to save because guests can lock in their savings with the RediPromise™ Guarantee. If travelers find a lower rate within 24 hours of booking direct on RedRoof.com, Red Roof will not only adjust the reservation to the lower rate, but also take an additional 15 percent off the price! Booking direct also helps consumers avoid booking scams, which have become a menacing problem for many in the industry. Customers can have the peace of mind that their reservation is real and their personal information is safe on RedRoof.com.
TIP THREE: LEVERAGE LOYALTY FOR FREE NIGHTS
Another great way to save big is becoming a member of RediCard Rewards. Already the richest rewards program in the economy hotel industry, RediCard has taken its point-based rewards program to new heights. Guests can now use their RediCard points to not only book free nights, but also to shop for gift cards from popular retailers like Amazon and Target or consumer products from Red Roof’s online catalog, including Apple products, cameras, luggage, watches and more. Members also receive a discount of up to 20 percent off Red Roof’s best available rate when they book directly with Red Roof at least two days in advance and receive free water bottles at check-in.
TIP FOUR: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DEALS FOR THOSE WHO SERVE
To make the holidays happier than ever, Red Roof is rolling a special promotion for the troops with its Home for the Holidays Military Discount. Recognizing the bravery and dedication of those who serve our country is always a Red Roof priority, and this year any active duty or retired military members save 40 percent off their room rate when they book between November 1 and November 22—and that discount is good for stays through the end of February 2018. Red Roof is also offering 1,000 free nights to military members and their families through the Military Ticket Program.
TIP FIVE: SAVE ON PET SITTERS AND BOARDING
Don’t stress about finding sitters for pets or researching reputable pet hotels to board your four-legged family member. At Red Roof, pets stay completely free with zero hidden fees. So bring along one well-behaved dog, cat or other furry friend when you book a stay at Red Roof.
TIP SIX: LOOK FOR RED HOT DEALS
Red Roof always offers 10 percent off room rates for military members and seniors, but travelers can also look for Red Hot Deals at specific properties on RedRoof.com. Guests can book their holiday travel now by visiting RedRoof.com or calling 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663).