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EXPLORE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S THEME PARKS

6/16/2008

Latest Goin6 Tour Encourages Travelers to Explore America’s Best Amusement Parks

DALLAS, Texas (June 16, 2008) – In an ongoing effort to offer fun, affordable travel amidst soaring fuel prices, Motel 6 has launched the Southern California Theme Parks tour as the next featured road trip on its new trip-planning Web site, Goin6.com. The Motel 6 Southern California Theme Parks tour is specifically designed to assist travelers in discovering the best family-friendly attractions that Southern California has to offer. By staying with Motel 6, which offers the lowest price of any national chain, families can find accommodations for less than many will spend on one tank of gas.

“The best part about staying at Motel 6 along the way is that you can easily save between $40 and $60 per night on lodging costs and then use those hard earned dollars to have more fun,” said Jeff Palmer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Motel 6.

The Southern California Theme Parks tour guides travelers from one fun destination to the next while recommending the best places to eat and sights to see apart from the thrills within some of the best-known theme parks in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Some of the featured parks along the tour include Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Water Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Use Goin6.com to map out a weekend, week or longer vacation to include plans to visit more than just the parks. In Los Angeles, check out the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, test your limits with double-decker hamburger at Bob’s Big Boy restaurant, and spend a family-friendly night on the town at Universal City Walk in Universal City. In Orange County, check out the dinosaur digging site at the Discovery Science Center, grab a bite to eat at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, and cool off in the lazy river at Knotts Soak City. In San Diego, ride the Skyfari Tram to your favorite animal exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, “please do touch” at the interactive Ruben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center, and treat yourself to some great tasting food at the Corvette Diner.

The Goin6.com Web site also helps any family, adventurist, or daredevil plan a great trip by utilizing the “Eat,” “Sleep,” and “Do” feature tabs, including Motel 6 locations along the way that provide comfortable and affordable accommodations. Throughout this summer, the Goin6.com site will launch new and exciting Motel 6 journeys with opportunities for travelers to explore America on a budget. Currently, Goin6.com features great vacation ideas like the Jazz Journey, a trip that traces the roots of jazz music from Chicago to New Orleans, the National Parks Tour – Arizona/Utah Loop, featuring some of the most magnificent and family-friendly national parks in the Western U.S. region, and Cradles of Liberty: D.C./Philadelphia – a trip that guides travelers to sights brimming with American history along the East coast.

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About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 900 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 21 years Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you,” earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.

About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 950 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Studio 6 and Motel 6 and the upper-upscale Sofitel and upscale Novotel hotel locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.accor-na.com/.

About Accor Worldwide
Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre.
- Services, with 23 million people in nearly 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in human resources, marketing services and expense management.

CONTACT:
Laura Rojo-Eddy
(972) 360-5970
lrojo@accor-na.com


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