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The Getaway Gift Card™ from offers the perfect gift
for travelers in need of a break.

Austin, TX – It’s no secret that Americans are desperately in need of a break. They work harder than members of any other county in the developed world. Yet, hundreds of thousands of vacation days go unused by American workers because they feel they can’t take time to get away. This holiday season, give the ideal “no more excuses, it’s your turn for a break” gift. The Getaway Gift Card from means that the lucky recipient finally has a good reason to relax. calls it the three-day week-long vacation, because a three-day getaway at a B&B can feel like a week-long vacation with minimal travel time, plus all the extras and pampering.

According to Deloitte's 23rd Annual Holiday Survey of retail spending and trends, for the fifth straight year gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase. A staggering 66 percent of consumers surveyed in 2008 plan to buy them. Businesses will be giving more gift cards to employees than any other gift category this year, according to a recent American Express Business Gifting survey. From the employee perspective, gift cards rival a day off as a desirable gift, and are bested only by cash and vacation time.

This holiday season, savvy gift card shoppers are turning to The Getaway Gift Card from, welcome at nearly 4,000 B&Bs across the United States and Canada. Consumers love that that there are no fees, no taxes, no expiration or blackout dates, and that free shipping is always available. Online buying means shoppers can give an instant no-strings gift that offers complete flexibility. It’s the perfect gift for the boss -- send him/her far, far away -- or for that difficult-to-buy-for person who has everything but time to relax. Add a customized photo of the whole office or a romantic beach scene, and you have the perfect gift that’s tailored to fit.

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