United Services Automobile Association offers travel benefits for car rentals, air travel, hotels, tours and travel insurance. USAA.com has a goal-planning tool to help with vacation planning; a get-ready checklist for packing; and an online money manager tool for budgeting vacation spending. Benefits are for USAA members only.
USAA travel benefits include a price-match guarantee for hotels and resorts along with the ability to earn vacation points. For cruises, USAA offers the lowest price or a discount on cruises. Booking with all major airlines is available and USAA waives extra car rental fees for young or additional drivers. Travel insurance through USAA includes flexible coverage options and discount pricing.
USAA membership is open to U.S. military service members, veterans with honorable discharge, and their eligible family members. USAA offers some products for individuals with no military affiliation. Other qualifications are cadets or midshipmen, officer candidates and individuals whose parents had USAA property or auto insurance. There is no fee to join.
The organization began in 1922 when 25 Army officers were unable to find anyone to insure their vehicles and decided work together and insure each other. In addition to travel discounts, USAA offers insurance, banking, investment and retirement services.