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Top 10 Travel Deals for Military & Veterans

Our nation’s military and veterans sacrifice daily to protect our nation and preserve our freedoms. It’s important for those who serve to have some leisure time, get away from everyday stress, and spend quality time traveling with their families.

In honor of Veterans Day, here are 10 travel discounts for active duty military and veterans. Thank you for your service!

1. Veterans Advantage
Veterans Advantage provides a marketplace of discounted travel services and exclusive savings to enhance the lives of our nation’s military and veterans.

The company was founded by Vietnam vet Scott Higgins, in response to a lack of respect he saw for veterans after Vietnam. Veterans Advantage partnered with Amtrak to provide a VetRewards Card on Presidents Day, 2001. The first member signed up from a nuclear submarine stationed in the Pacific.

2. Military.com
Whether you’re traveling for work, leisure or on PCS, Military.com can help you find merchants near you or at your destination that offer travel and hospitality discounts for you as a military veteran, and your family.

3. Armed Forces Vacation Club
The Armed Forces Vacation Club offers all eligible members of the U.S. military vacations at an affordable price, including $409 weeklong R&R stays. Membership is free.

4. Wounded Warrior Family Support Retreats
Wounded Warriors Family Support provides vacation retreats to wounded veterans and their families. The family retreats are a chance for veterans to take a break from the pressure of everyday life to heal and reconnect with loved ones in a peaceful, non-stress environment.

Wounded veterans are given the opportunity to decompress and share in positive experiences with their spouses and children, strengthening the bonds of their families and making lasting memories. The retreats program includes both Universal Resorts Orlando & Staycations.

5. American Forces Travel℠
The Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) joint service transformation initiative provides an online vacation travel site, American Forces Travel℠, with Priceline® as the service provider.

The site offers travel deals and benefits for active military, Guard or Reserve, U.S. Coast Guard, retired military and eligible MWR patrons. The site offers a wide selection of discounted rates on hotels, air fare, rental cars, vacation packages, cruises and more.

6. Disney Theme Parks
Through Disney’s Armed Forces Salute program, military personnel can get discounted tickets to Disney theme parks. These deals are good for all military members, including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired military and spouses.

7. Shades of Green
The Shades of Green Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort located right on Walt Disney World property near Orlando, Florida. The resort offers affordable military room rates for Disney vacation along with discounted Disney World tickets and other military discounts.

8. Space-A
Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights–formally known as Military Airlift Command or MAC flights—to travel around the country and world at little or no cost.

Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets. Only service members, retirees and their families are eligible. Only with certain qualifications are reservists, National Guardsmen and family members without an accompanying active-duty sponsor permitted.

Flights are typically free of charge, but you should contact your closest Air Mobility Command passenger terminal or the terminal at the location you intend to depart from for specific information.

9. Commercial Airline Discounts
Many airlines offers special discounted on fares and bag fees for active military and veterans, including the larger airlines like American, Delta, Southwest and United and smaller ones like Hawaiian, Spirit and Alaska Airlines.

Some also offer relaxed luggage size and weight restrictions, and some even offer discounted pet travel services for active military.

10. MilitaryCruiseDeals.com
Owned by a military family, MilitaryCruiseDeals.com offers cruise options and discounts for active, retired and veteran military, as a thank you for their service to our country.

Resources: MilitaryCruiseDeals.com, Veterans Advantage, Military.com, Disney, Shades of Green, MilitaryOneSource, American Forces Travel, Wounded Warriors, Veterans Advantage, Armed Forces Vacation Club, American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit, Alaska Airlines, Delta

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