May 04, 2008|
AAA Makes Online 'Best-in-Class' Mapping Tool Available Free To Public
Jim Rink (313) 336-1513
And AAA offers another historic first:AAA.com
is the first online mapping tool to provide the locations of and fuel prices for local gas stations. AAA recently added data for almost 100,000 U.S. gas stations to its popular TripTik® travel planner. Locations are updated weekly and multiple-grade fuel prices are updated four times daily. Simply mouse over each location to see prices for multiple fuel grades.
In addition to gas stations, the new AAA map/planning tool features more than 400,000 “points of interest” which include lodgings, restaurants, events and attractions.
For example, travelers can click on hotel and restaurant icons to find AAA ratings, pricing levels and contact information. Want to stay at that hotel? Book it atAAA.com
by simply clicking on the icon and following the simple reservation instructions. Need information on local attractions, Hertz® car rental locations, retail establishments that offer AAA discounts, AAA-approved auto repair facilities? Just click on the appropriate icons that appear on the map. Looking for local campgrounds or events? They are only one click away.
It is anticipated that granting the general public access to the new and enhanced AAA TripTik ® mapping tool will generate revenue for the Auto Club once users identify the multiple savings and benefits available to AAA members. Of course, AAA members using AAA.com will continue to take advantage of AAA’s members-only benefits through the Auto Club’s discount programs and preferred travel provider arrangements.
As part of AAA’s marketing message for the new and improved TripTik® travel planner, consumers will be encouraged to Map it. Plan it. Go. The marketing message stresses the three key functions that separate TripTik® travel planner from its competitors:
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