Veterans Gain Access to Discount Travel Website


Veterans can now use the American Forces Travel website to save money on travel! A new policy opens up the website to all honorably discharged veterans, which means more savings will be available to all. Read on to learn more!

AARP ~ ” A recent policy change makes 16 million veterans eligible to receive travel discounts of up to 60 percent off through the American Forces Travel (AFT) website, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

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Previously, only active duty, National Guard, reservists, their families and DOD civilians were eligible. Now, all honorably discharged veterans from any branch of service are granted access. The AFT website offers over 1.2 million hotels in 71,000 global destinations along with flights, rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and event tickets. Discounts can range from 35 percent to 60 percent off traditional pricing, according to AFT.

AFT launched in 2019 as a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program designed to provide travel benefits to the military community. The website is operated by Priceline, the online travel agency, at no cost to the DOD. Meanwhile, the program generates revenue to support quality-of-life programs for service members and families, according to DOD.

First-time users are required to provide their service information to determine eligibility through the DOD’s Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Once verified, trips can be booked at any time.” ~ AARP

Click the link below to learn more about this new discount opportunity!

Source: Veterans Gain Access to Discount Travel Website

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