Changing Summer Plans Made Easier With Gatlinburg’s Travel Change Assistance Plan

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - by Frances Haman-Prewitt

Summer travel plans can change quickly leaving travelers to cancel reservations, pay penalties and plan a new trip. The city of Gatlinburg has launched a program to assist travelers with this overwhelming task. Gatlinburg Travel Change Specialists are available to help travelers create itineraries and provide discounts to help offset the cost of cancellation fees.

“Our program will help travelers who have a change in plans this summer for any reason,” said David Perella, executive director for the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism. “No one wants to cancel a vacation and the hassle of planning a new vacation may seem daunting. That’s why we are offering to help simplify the process and make your ideal vacation a reality.”

By calling 800 965-0374, a Gatlinburg Travel Change Specialist will assess a traveler’s vacation needs and help build a custom itinerary so they don't have to plan a whole new trip. Whether travelers are looking for adventure and outdoor activities, shopping, relaxation or family fun, Gatlinburg has something to offer.

Gatlinburg will help accommodate travelers who have to cancel travel plans by offering a Gatlinburg Game Changer Card valid for a variety of different discounts. For example, travelers can receive a 25 percent discount on a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, free child admission with the purchase of an adult admission to many of the Ripley’s attractions and much more.

The number of restaurants, attractions and retailers who are offering help to travelers is growing daily and an updated list can be found on the web at www.tcap.gatlinburg.com.

Travelers must show proof of cancellation to be eligible for the Gatlinburg Game Changer Card.

Gatlinburg Travel Change Specialists are also available to help with changing group tours, reunions, meetings or convention plans. Visitors can find more information about the program by visiting www.tcap.gatlinburg.com or calling 800-965-0374.


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