Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. --
Travel and adventure are two perks of joining the Marine Corps, but since you can’t take your family on deployment, sometime you just want to take a vacation.
The Marine Corps Air Station New River Information, Tickets and Travel office offers discounted rates, friendly service and a knowledgeable staff to aid in planning a vacation or trip.
Susan Clark, the air station ITT supervisor, said they have contracts with several cruise liners, resorts and hotels both in the local area and as far as Florida and Washington, D.C. to save service members money on their vacations.
Service members and dependents can walk into the office with the date of their vacations and budgets, said Clark.
“We ask them what they like to do and where they would like to go and we offer options to choose from,” said Clark. “Every ticket is different, but there is a saving in every order compared to the gate price.”
The staff receives information directly from airline companies’ terminals to provide the most inexpensive flights possible.
For people who want to stay in the area or drive to their vacation, ITT has contracts with several hotels to offer service members significant discounts.
Clark said if a family of four goes to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the weekend and goes to Medieval Times and the family plans on staying in a two-bedroom suite at one of the hotels with a contract, ITT can save them $145 on the trip. They could use that money to enjoy more events on vacation.
The ITT office works with other services to offer discounts all across the United States, Clark added.
If families are driving cross-country and want to know about deals and discounts before they travel, ITT has information on offers in other states for travelers.
If a person has a specific event or attraction he would like to see, then he can talk to the program director to get a discount.
Clark asks that people start planning vacations up to four weeks ahead of time to get the best deals, and to consider the time of the vacation. Sometimes deals are blacked out for holidays, like Independence Day.
ITT staff urges clients to check the webpage at http://mccsnr.com/itt for regular updates on the deals offered. For any information not posted, visit the staff inside the Landing Pad, or call 910-449-6530.