WALMART has announced that they are helping their shoppers save big time on travel.
Thegiant announced that they are creating a new travel program to help customers have the vacation of their dreams.
In a press release, Walmart announced that they are partnering with Expedia to create Walmart+.
Under the program, members receive five percent Walmart cash when they book hotels, vacation rentals, car, rentals, and activities with them. Customers will also receive 2 percent Walmart cash on flights and a blended rate for vacation packages.
“We’re bringing together the ultimate savings membership and vacation booking site to deliver a first-ever travel-focused benefit for Walmart+ members,” said Venessa Yates, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart+.
“Combined with our other benefits — including free delivery, streaming, and savings on fuel — we’re creating a membership that saves customers time and money, whether they’re at home or having fun at their favorite vacation destination.”
When people book with Walmart+ they gain access to over 900,000 properties, 500+ airlines, and 100+ car rental companies. Members also get a chance to book thousands of different activities to fill up their itinerary.
“We’re connecting Walmart’s massive customer base with Expedia Group’s extensive array of travel supply partners from all around the world,” said Expedia Business President Ariane Gorin.
“What’s exciting is that with this collaboration, Walmart customers will benefit from Expedia’s ongoing innovation through TravelOS, our A.I.-powered travel operating system, as we continue to add new products and feature updates to drive the best traveler experience.”
To get access to all of these luxuries, customers have to sign up for a membership which is $98 a year.
Competitors like Target and Amazon are far behind Walmart’s latest program.
Amazon had partnered with Priceline to help offer discounts for Prime Day but has yet to come out with a program for their customers.
As of now, their main competition is Costco Travel, which has recently helped a couple save thousands of dollars on their honeymoon.
Avery Perkins, 25, told Insider that she and her fiance found out about Costco’s program through their pastor and wasn’t even sure if it was legitimate.
However, after confirming with the resort, they were able to save $1000 on their travel, as well as got a $350 gift card.