Hotels Offering Gas Cards for Guests

6/4/11 – Some of Wisconsin’s hotels are helping their visitors keep their gas tanks full. About 30 members of the state’s Hotel-and-Lodging Association are offering travelers gas cards of 25-to-50-dollars, depending on how long they stay. And officials say more hotels will offer the cards as the summer goes on. With gas prices heading toward four-dollars-a-gallon again, hotel owners are trying to keep their rooms as full as possible. And association president Trisha Pugal (pew’-gle) hopes the gas card promotion will encourage travelers to go a little further and longer than they might otherwise. Pugel said Wisconsin hotels saw less than a two-percent increase in business last year – and there are already signs of growth for this year. The gas card promotions end August 31st. You can get more information on-line at WisconsinLodging-Dot-Org.