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AARP in 2018: Travel benefits slowly eroding

AARP has featured travel discounts as a member benefit for many years, and those travel deals remain a focus of AARP's ongoing program. Many of the longstanding deals carry over into 2018, but the program has lost some key participants this year.

Hotel. The AARP hotel discount program focus is now down to just three large hotel brand "families" plus Best Western:

-- Choice Hotels: Up to 10 percent discount at most Ascend, Cambria, Clarion, Comfort, EconoLodge, MainStay, Rodeway, Sleep Inn and Suburban units.

-- Hilton Hotels: Five percent or 10 percent discount at most Conrad, Curio, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Garden Inn, Hampton, Hilton, Homewood,...