Welcome to the Joy of Travel

In 1952, a Memphis businessman named Kemmons Wilson opened the first Holiday Inn to provide families a clean, comfortable and affordable place to stay during travel. Today, Holiday Inn welcomes guests at over 1,195 hotels and resorts in 77 countries around the world. Yet our goal remains the same: to share the joy of travel for all.

With the Joy of Travel blog, we celebrate the relationships and experiences that make you smile. Here you’ll find tips for traveling with kids, insight for easier business travel and ideas for unforgettable vacations. You can read articles to inspire your next journey or enjoy personal travel experiences and stories from the road.

Whether you travel for business or leisure, we recognize that that every trip is one full of possibility – and we’re committed to making every moment matter. We hope you enjoy this collection of stories, tips and ideas as we explore everyday moments of joy together.