American Express has launched a social media Web site that allows members to share travel tips with other members and communicate with Travel + Leisure editors. The online travel community can be found at www.membersknow.com and access to the travel forum is limited to American Express cardmembers. According to a recent study by Mediamark Research, American Express cardmembers are more than 90 percent more likely to travel frequently and abroad than non-cardmembers, which suggests that cardmembers can provide experienced travel advice. The editors from Travel + Leisure magazine offer information about the latest travel trends and suggest hidden travel gems, in addition to answering members’ questions.
As a cardmember, you can post a question to the community or respond to other members’ inquiries and share your experiences. You can search previous conversations and look to see if anyone has already recommended a ski resort in Colorado or a trendy nightclub in Rio de Janeiro. You can also browse for information by location or activity. If you are looking for a hotel or restaurant in a particular city, you can view some of the most popular hotels and restaurants visited by members based on global American Express cardmember spending. The site has attracted quite a few posts and conversations since its launch and American Express cardmembers will find useful information to help them plan their next trip.