Wyndham Launches Road Trip Planner App

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Road Trip Planner, the latest digital innovation to its mobile app. The interactive booking tool helps travelers with the planning and booking process, allowing them to plan their next trip in minutes.

A recent study commissioned by Wyndham for its “American Road Trip Index” revealed that over 80 percent of travelers plan to take a road trip this year, with two-thirds (66 percent) feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out where to stay. Jessica Davidson, SVP, digital, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said, “With Road Trip Planner, travelers enter a few details about the trip and instantly get an itinerary with all their hotel stops, bookable in one single transaction. It not only eases the stresses of travel planning but ensures the journey is as exciting as the destination.”

The app helps travelers customize itineraries with filters including driving time or distance, preferred brands, amenities and pet-friendly locations, among others. They can also map a route with preferred stops or discover a recommended route based on their travel preferences. The app enables travelers to view multiple reservations on one screen, look up key amenities and share on-property requests ahead of time. Travelers can pay in the way that works best for them, including Wyndham Rewards points, cash or a mix of both.

Earlier this month, Wyndham teamed up with Wakefield Research to commission its first-ever "American Road Trip Index," uncovering key insights around travelers' upcoming road trip plans while tapping into pop-culture preferences.

Some of the top insights from travelers are as follows:

  • Take Away the TV: 59 percent would sooner give up a month of TV before giving up a week of vacation, with Millennials (67 percent) and Gen X (66 percent) being the most eager to trade in their TV remotes.
  • Food Is the Focus: One in two (50 percent) put trying a new restaurant among their road trip travel plans while over a third (34 percent) are looking forward to exploring a small town.
  • Going the Distance: Road trippers plan to travel on average over 700 miles on their next trip, with over a quarter (27 percent) planning to travel 1,000 miles or more.

Wyndham’s Road Trip Planner is available as part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts mobile app. Between May 26-30, 2022, members can take advantage of Wyndham’s promotional offer of 8,000 bonus points — redeemable for a $25 Visa prepaid card when they book two-nights or more through Wyndham’s mobile app. A two-night minimum stay is required and stays must be completed by June 30, 2022.

For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com/app.

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