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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

As millions of Americans search for deals and discounts to build their summer travel plans, the U.S. Travel Association together with all 50 state tourism offices and more than 100 convention and visitors bureaus have launched

This site is being portrayed as the Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United States. This one-stop travel planning source features special deals and offers to help U.S. residents save time and money and get on the road this summer.

On this site they’ve brought together a wealth of information and made it easy for travelers to research and located great destinations, activities and deals. This mega site houses official content from all the states and the largest destinations and offers some great tools to help you plan where to go and what to do.

There are more than 7,000 pages of official content supplied by all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, more than 100 cities and regional destinations and more than 3,000 popular trip activities. This site will continue to with the addition of new destination and attraction profiles. compiles the most-trusted and official sources in travel, from state tourism offices and convention and visitors bureaus to agencies such as the National Park Service and Scenic Byways. Other reliable brands in travel information such as American Express, Fodor’s, Google Maps and are also represented.

It is an impressive almost overwhelming yet useful site. Before planning your next USA getaway be sure to visit These local travel pros are paid to tell people where to go!

If you are experiencing data overload after browsing this site check with your local travel agent. They should be able to sort things out and work with you to craft your dream getaway.

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Happy travels!