Sam’s Club has announced the release of its retail travel app, appropriately called Sam’s Club Travel. The app offers members-only savings on hotels, rental cars, vacation homes and other travel activities, as users search for savings for trips that will be taken weeks or months from now, or last-minute deals.
The app requires users to login with their Sam’s Club membership details, and then allows them to search for travel results based on price, star rating, TripAdvisor review count or distance from the user’s current location. For users looking for a last-minute getaway, a special Deals tab can be used to find same-day or next-day travel accommodations. The company says users can expect to find deals of up to 60 percent off the original retail price in this Deals section of the app.
As users search for accommodations, rental cars and other items, the database pulls information from more than 40,000 hotels and 10,000 activities in 4,500 cities. This includes finding discounted rates on flights from over 150 airlines and 18 car rental brands around the world.
“Sam’s Club members now have access to simplified travel search and lightning-fast booking capabilities through a dedicated app right on their iOS or Android devices,” said Jamie Iannone, president and CEO of SamsClub.com, in a statement. “Our app combines massive travel inventory and weekly deals to help members save time and money — whether they’re planning a business trip or well-deserved vacation.”
The original Sam’s Club Travel experience launched online in June 2014, in collaboration with Tourico Holidays, a company specializing in wholesale travel services. The Sam’s Club Travel app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.