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New Travel Resource Launches with Choice Hotels Sleep Inn® brand as Exclusive Sponsor

MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Travel Media Group has announced the launch of Experience America, the latest in a series of Experience Travel products designed to provide travel planning tools and information to help travelers make the most of their trip by giving them information personalized to fit their lifestyle. The site,, launches today with one of Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s franchised brands, Sleep Inn, as the exclusive partner.


Experience America offers a one-stop online destination for travelers to discover the best of America. The site features:

  • Information and resources on top National Park destinations in the United States
  • Theme Park Recommendations via consumer reviews and videos
  • An Experience Vacation Planner, that allows travelers to search for getaways in a specific location or by type of trip such as budget, family, foodie, outdoors or luxury.

"Experience America is the ideal online resource for travelers planning their next American getaway. The experts at USA TODAY guide travelers to the best vacation experiences throughout the United States, with recommendations tailored to their travel style. USA TODAY is the go-to resource for travelers and Experience America is just another way we are providing the tools for travelers to plan their perfect trip," said Jon Peters, president of the USA TODAY Travel Media Group.

"Travelers can experience America while staying at Sleep Inn's simply stylish locations across the country," said Caragh McLaughlin, Senior Director of Brand Strategy for Sleep Inn at Choice Hotels International. "In addition to the free amenities that guests love, such as hot breakfast and high speed internet, the overall guest experience is only getting better as Sleep Inn evolves with its popular Designed to Dream® look and feel.

USA TODAY Travel Media Group launched the Experience Travel series in April 2013. Experience America joins Experience Beach, Experience Las Vegas, Experience Cruise, Experience Food and Wine and Experience Caribbean. Additional Experience Travel series to launch in 2014 include Experience South and Experience Southwest.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation - today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach just under seven million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with 20 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories.  As of March 31, 2014, 398 hotels, representing more than 30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 95 hotels, representing approximately 8,900 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges rewards program. With more than 19 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry. Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at

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