LONDON, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The best way to discover a travel destination is to ask the locals - so HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialists, have gathered tips and images from US-based bloggers, accommodation owners and tourist boards to inspire travelers to explore the 'real USA'. The initiative, called the United Sharing Adventure, will continue to be built via users' recommendations and has the support of travel resource DiscoverAmerica.com.
An interactive map lets travellers discover locals' secret food, drink, sight-seeing and partying tips, as well as photos for each state. Users are encouraged to add new tips or images to help build the 'real USA' map.
- New York: Amanda of Hostelling International - New York suggests "to party in Cielo. Santos Party House. Webster Hall. New York has some of the best sound systems in the world, and these clubs are famous for it. But for the more off-the-beaten-path adventure, try old favorite Rubalad. Rubalad, which used to have a home in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, is now housed in a secret location that is only a few Google clicks away (I found it in less than five minutes)."
- Connecticut: Jen from Connecticut office of tourism suggests "to spend an afternoon touring Connecticut's expansive vineyards on the Connecticut Wine Trail and enjoy dozens of local award-winning breweries and brew pubs on the Connecticut Beer Trail."
Camila Clark, DiscoverAmerica.com director, marketing communications said: "As specialists in the budget accommodation sector, HostelBookers.com are a good fit for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination. Iconic landmarks, action-packed adventure, breath-taking views, dazzling nightlife or total relaxation the USA's diverse landscape allows visitors to discover this land like never before."
Giovanna Gentile, at HostelBookers.com added: "With this initiative we expect people to share their own experiences and to encourage a larger number to travel to or within the USA to find out more."
For more information or to share your own tips and images please go to http://www.hostelbookers.com/united-sharing-adventure/.
About Brand USA
Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures. Established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, the organization's mission is to increase international visitation to the United States while working in partnership with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. These benefits include creating jobs essential to the economy and fostering understanding between people and cultures.
For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit http://www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about travel to and around the United States, please visit Brand USA's consumer website at http://www.DiscoverAmerica.com.
HostelBookers.com is the leading budget accommodation website in the travel industry not to apply a service charge. Based in London, HostelBookers was launched in 2004 and now employs a team of over 120 people.
It has over 20,000 properties available in more than 3,500 locations worldwide and provides customers with a range of accommodation, from hostels, camping and self-catering apartments to guesthouses and budget hotels.
The site is available in 11 languages.