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Veterans Now Have Access to Military-Only Discount Travel Deals

Most veterans now have access to the American Forces Travel website, which advertises discounted airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, cruises and travel packages. It also offers discounts on event tickets for things like sporting events, concerts or theater.

The travel website, a joint venture of Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, and online travel agency Priceline, offers customers discounts of up to 60% off regular prices on most travel and events. The site is available to active-duty troops, Guard and Reserve members and honorably discharged veterans, among others.

The website provides reservations at more than 60,000 hotels worldwide, reduced change fees on flight reservations, free cancellation on car rentals, and weekly cruise emails that give you early access to limited-time offers. Event tickets have no service charges, shipping fees or other hidden charges.

“Sixteen million veterans will now be able to access the American Forces Travel website, joining the 10 million active-duty, Guard and reserve service members, family members, DoD civilians, and other patrons who are already receiving the benefit,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron. “We are committed to providing quality-of-life programs to our military community, which includes our honorably discharged veterans.”

According to the press release making the announcement, Increasing the number of eligible customers will allow American Forces Travel to negotiate even larger discounts for travel in the future. The partnership between MWR and Armed Forces Travel also provides much needed funds for the MWR program and its quality-of-life programs on military installations across the world.

Registration is quick and easy, and all purchases come with Priceline’s Best Price Guarantee.

For more information, or to purchase your travel or event tickets, visit the American Forces Travel website. Proof of eligibility is required.

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