Amtrak, Visa U.S.A., Choice Hotels, and Avis Rent A Car said they will offer discount packages to travelers using business cards.

The discounts are to be used in conjunction with Amtrak's Explore America fare, which offers travel for as long as 30 days with unlimited stopovers in as many as three regions.

Visa cardholders get a 5% discount on upgrades to Amtrak on-board sleeping accommodations; a 10% discount off-the-rack rate or room upgrades at more than 1,300 Choice Hotels, including Clarion Hotels, Quality Inns, Sleep Inns, Rodeway Inns, and Econo Lodges; and discounts and special offers on Avis auto rental.

Discount coupons from the partners are enclosed in a booklet that allows passengers to keep track of their travels. Amtrak conductors punch the coupons to indicate which train is ridden in each segment of the trip.

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