Tripadvisor has announced the launch of Tripadvisor Plus, a new annual subscription that can help members save money.
Currently available in the U.S. for $99 per year, the membership includes rental car savings and benefits from Hertz as well as perks on hotels around the world, savings on Tripadvisor’s bookable experiences, and travel advice from Trip insiders.
In partnership with Hertz, Tripadvisor Plus members will be able to receive discounts off Hertz base rates and off Dollar Car Rental base rates, according to the company.
Additionally, Tripadvisor Plus members will get a complimentary year of Hertz Five Star elite status, which enables drivers to skip the counter, earn points toward free rentals, and access one-class upgrades (subject to availability). Additional benefits include waived Young Renter fee and free car/child seat rentals.
"We're thrilled to partner with Tripadvisor to offer Plus members Five Star elite status, car rental savings, and other exclusive benefits that will enhance their travels," said Laura Smith, Hertz’s executive vice president of sales, marketing, and customer experience. "Now more than ever, customers want a safe, fast, and easy rental experience, and we're committed to delivering on those expectations, and more, for Tripadvisor Plus members."
"As a company, we've always believed that travel brings out the best in us, and if the last 15 months have taught us anything, we need it more than ever,” said Lindsay Nelson, Tripadvisor’s chief experience and brand officer. “That's why we created Tripadvisor Plus — a program that helps members become better travelers by saving them money so they can get more out of every trip they take. More experiences, more memories, more travel, more human connection. Tripadvisor Plus has your back by unlocking choice, so you can save more to spend more on what you've been missing, whether a quick weekend away or a postponed honeymoon."