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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 annually because American workers feel they can’t take time to get away. After a year of scaling back, travelers are looking at hitting the roads again in 2010. This holiday season, give the perfect “no more excuses, it’s your turn for a break” gift. The Getaway Gift Card from means that the lucky recipients finally have 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 away, with minimal travel time and lots of extra pampering.

In September 2009, surveyed more than 40,000 travelers asking, "If Santa could bring one gift, what would you like it to be?" Almost 55 percent said they would like a gift card for B&B travel, trumping clothes, tech toys, appliances, collectibles and even general gift cards. There’s no time like the present to present the gift of relaxation to everyone on your holiday list!

This holiday season, savvy gift card shoppers are turning to The Getaway Gift Card from, welcome at over 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 everyone from the boss to your significant other.

The Getaway Gift Card from is conveniently sold online in any amount from $25 to $2,000, and in $50 and $100 denominations in thousands of retail stores. For online purchasing, visit to buy a customized gift card, complete with a personalized message and choice of design. Choose from a variety of pre-set designs, or upload a personal photo. Imagine a funny shot of the office staff on the boss’s gift card or an adorable photo of the grandchildren wishing Nana and Grandpa happy holidays.

Save on gas you’d use to go to the mall; order from your own computer or call 800-GO-B-AND-B. Gift cards can be printed instantly online or mailed from in foil-lined envelopes with a free 64-page directory, a $5.95 value. Free shipping is always available, including free FedEx on orders of $100 or more. The Getaway Gift Card from is the only gift of travel where custom photos may be uploaded completely free then shipped by mail or FedEx to the recipient.

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About Founded in 1995, is highly recommended by The New York Times, Real Simple, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY and many others. To learn about nearly 10,000 other perfect choices for your next B&B getaway, visit, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, read up-to-date trip reports on The Blog, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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