Expedia.com Website to Aid Travelers to National Parks
Expedia is partnering with the National Park Foundation on a new website to help travelers planning trips to national parks, according to ABC News.
The timing of the website launch was designed to coincide with the airing of Ken Burns' new documentary on public television, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."
The site at www.expedia.com/nationalparks includes downloadable park maps and other content from the National Park Foundation, as well as information about lodging options outside the parks.
The content also includes suggestions for long weekend itineraries with stops at national park sites in Colorado, Texas and Michigan, and a series of stories called "Can't-Miss National Parks." The first five parks featured in the "Can't-Miss" series are the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Olympic and Yosemite.
While the Expedia site can be used to identify and book accommodations near the parks, it cannot be used to reserve campsites or book stays inside the parks.