New travel promotion grants additional discounts to AmEx customers

American Express recently formed a partnership with the U.S. Travel Association to take part in the new Discover America Daily Getaways 2011 promotion, the company announced. This deal will give cardholders an additional 10 percent off all travel deals already offered by the program, which includes bargains on hotels, airfare and vehicle rentals.

“American Express is committed to supporting our travel industry and we’re proud to again partner with U.S. Travel Association for the Discover America Daily Getaways,” said Shane Berry, senior vice president and general manager for American Express Merchant Services. “We encourage everyone making travel plans for this spring, summer and beyond to take advantage of the exclusive offers available.”

The promotion is available online through May 13, the report said.

Credit card lenders are attempting to increase enrollment in rewards programs because they typically carry higher annual fees and interest rates than no-frills accounts.