With many of us keen to spend time in the great outdoors these days, one hospitality group is offering discounted rates for travelers at hotels near national parks in the US.

For this initiative, Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, has entered into a partnership with the National Park Foundation. It has launched a travel planning website that makes it simple for members to take advantage of discounted rates for stays at its 406 properties located near national parks. There is also the option to redeem points for America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands' annual passes.

Timber Top Mountain and Nagut Mesa at Kolob Canyons in Zion Canyon National Park, Utah
Zion Canyon National Park in Utah © Nickolay Stanev/Shutterstock

The website also provides travel tips and inspiration and offers trip planning guides from local experts. According to the National Park Foundation, most Americans live within 100 miles of a national park. With 419 national park sites in the US and at least one national park in every state, Marriott Bonvoy members can plan a national park road trip earning points for stays throughout their journey toward free nights for future trips and qualifying nights toward elite status. They can also donate up to $500 (€427) worth of points to the National Park Foundation.

“In 1916, legislation creating the National Park Service was enacted," says Brian King of Marriott International. "The noble vision behind the act has provided generations of Americans and visitors abroad the gift of experiencing our country’s greatest treasures. We are thrilled to offer Marriott Bonvoy members a convenient way to plan road trips and explore historical sites and national wonders with their friends and families with this one-of-a-kind travel partnership. The opportunity to experience breathtaking scenery in pristine wilderness settings while giving back to the National Park Foundation is invaluable and will help preserve parks for future adventure seekers.”

To learn more about the National Park Foundation and Marriott Bonvoy marketing partnership, please visit here.

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