In honor of our military both in the U.S. and Canada (where I live), we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of the best military deals and discounts around. First of all, if you serve or have served in the United States or Canadian military, we thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your service to our country and for the sacrifice and dedication you demonstrate each and every day. Here in Canada, we are celebrating Remembrance Day, while in the United States, Veteran’s Day is in observance.
My grandmother taught me to have respect for the military at a very young age. Every November 11th, she would have us stand silently in memory of the lives lost and to thank those who still serve our country. She was very adamant about it, and it was a tradition that’s stuck with me to this day.
The military’s service does not go unnoticed and there are plenty of hotels and chains that offer discounts to help cut the cost of travel. Whether it be to visit loved ones during the holidays, or as a stopover during your journeys, click through for the best military travel deals around!
Norwegian Cruise Line 1 of 10
If you're a Veteran, a Reserve member, National Guard, or one of our country's Active Duty Military, you can receive 10% off a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line by adding promotional code MILITARY on Step 1 of the booking process online.
Westin Lake Las Vegas 2 of 10
Fancy a trip to Vegas? The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces and First Responders by offering those men and women up to 50% off their best available rate. If you book online or over the phone, be sure to ask for special SET number 244042.
Flight Discounts 3 of 10
Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines offers special military fares for active duty military members and their dependents. On Delta, military is allowed up to 10 checked bags on regular flights and up to 4 bags on Delta Connection flights for free. The only catch is that you must book these tickets over the phone or in person.
Disney Cruise Line 4 of 10
Disney Cruise Line is offering special military rates up until December 2013. They are limited to one stateroom per military member, per sailing, and the discount is quite good with rates starting at $100 per night, per person for a 4-night Bahamian cruise. Be sure to use the special booking code "MTO" when booking your cruise online.
All additional details can be found online by visiting Disney Cruise Line.
Sandals Resorts 5 of 10
Hilton Hotels & Resorts 6 of 10
Starwood Hotels 7 of 10
Starwood Hotels is yet another chain that provides special rates (in this case, government rates) to the military. The discount is applicable to stays in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic and French Polynesia. You can book through a dedicated line 1-866-924-2775 and visit their website for more information.
Marriott 8 of 10
Econo Lodges 9 of 10
Choice Hotels offer their own competitive government rates that are applicable to military personnel and their dependents. In addition, the chain has their own Choice Privileges Armed Services program where they boost you up to Elite Gold level which automatically provides 10% off all stays, special offers, and in-hotel benefits.
Learn more about both perks by visiting Choice Hotels.
Best Western 10 of 10
Best Western provides discounts to U.S. and Canadian military -- all you need to do is provide proof of identification upon check-in. More details can be found by visiting Best Western.
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