It's summertime, school is out and hotels are trying to drum up more family business.
TraveLodge is offering a summer "Vacation Break" promotion at more than 200 locations until Sept. 30. Rates are $29, $39 or $49, depending on the hotel and location.
Prices represent at least a 20% discount off regular rates, TraveLodge spokeswoman.
Participating hotels must offer at least 20% of their rooms at these rates. The rates are available every day, although some properties may have blackout periods. In addition, some West Coast hotels may impose a $10 surcharge per room.
Up to four members of a family can stay in the same room. Reservations are required, but this can be done only a day ahead. As with most promotions, rooms are capacity controlled.
Call TraveLodge at (800) 255-3050.
Sheraton has a "Summer Kids Free-For-All" program offering complimentary breakfasts for two children 12 and under staying with an adult at more than 220 hotels. The promotion runs until Sept. 18.
Children, who have to be accompanied by an adult, get a full breakfast from the children's menu at the hotel's restaurant.
In addition, two youths 17 or under can stay free in an adult's room.
Contact travel agents, or Sheraton at (800) 325-3535.
Inter-Continental Hotels has a new program that offers free air tickets to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, the continental United States and Hawaii.
If you stay six nights at regular rates at participating hotels, you get a gratis air ticket within the continental United States. Seven nights gets a ticket to Mexico, Hawaii or the Caribbean and nine nights earns a free ticket to Europe.
The program, "Rewards Plus," lasts to March 31, 1989. Visits don't have to cover consecutive nights or be at the same hotel.
Participating hotels include Inter-Continentals New Orleans; Miami; Houston; Wailea, Hawaii; Hilton Head, S.C.; New York; San Antonio; San Francisco; Washington, D.C., and Atlanta (opening next fall). Also participating are Scanticon properties in Minneapolis and Princeton, N.J.
You have until March 31, 1990, to use the free air tickets with flights aboard either Pan Am, American, Continental or Eastern Airlines. Inter-Continental will choose the carrier.
For a brochure containing details on the program, contact Inter-Continental at (800) 33-AGAIN.