The CAA Rewards MasterCard credit card helps you rack up reward dollars—for travel, membership renewal or anything else AMA offers (photo: M_a_y_a/iStock)

AMA News: Summer 2016

By AMA Staff

CAA magazines across Canada, including AMA Insider, were recently voted top travel magazine in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards! The awards are determined via surveying the community. Since the awards’ inception in 2013, National Geographic has taken the top spot, so this is a huge honour for AMA. CAA’s TourBooks also earned first place for best guidebook—an honour previously bestowed upon the formidable Lonely Planet guidebooks.

Have a magical day, wherever you are in the world, with the Disney luggage collection by American Tourister. You can pick up your very own Mickey or Minnie spinner at any AMA centre. The hard-side suitcases are lightweight, durable and available in 21-inch carry-on or 28-inch models, making them perfect for Mouseketeers of any size. Member price: from $139; regular price: from $160

When it comes to booking cruise vacations, nobody does it better than AMA. Viking River Cruises recently honoured AMA Travel’s leading role by inviting Michelle Chimko, our chief operating officer, to christen one of six new Viking Longships in Amsterdam. River cruising, especially in Europe and Asia, is more popular than ever, and AMA has more cruise specialists than any other agency in Alberta. Visit us online to embark on your next voyage.

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AMA Bike Assist offers two-wheeled peace of mind (photo: Kali Nine LLC/iStock)

With AMA Bike Assist you can use any of your annual service calls to get help if your bicycle breaks down while you’re riding. We’ll deliver air for flats, adjust chains and tighten loose handlebars. If we can’t fix it on the spot, we’ll transport your bike home or to a repair shop.

Did you know AMA builds tow trucks for our Road-side Assistance fleet plus other commercial truck operations? We recently designed new parkade trucks to service the growing number of malls, condos and businesses in Alberta. The trucks easily slip in and out of parkades with clearances of just 5’11”. That means we can now get in and get vehicles out of tight spots faster—and you can rest assured that AMA is constantly innovating to better serve our members.

As we get older, it’s important to be aware of physiological changes that can affect our safety behind the wheel. AMA’s confidential Seniors In-vehicle Evaluation can help. Trained AMA instructors assess driving skills during a 45 minute on road drive. Along with a vision screening and driver questionnaire, the senior will receive verbal feedback and a written evaluation. Click here or call 1-800-642-3810 for more information.

You can now stretch dollars a little further with AMA’s new Monthly Payment Plan. Paying for membership in 12 equal monthly installments means you can join the AMA family for less than $9 per month. The plan is available to new and renewing members. To sign up, call 1-800-222-6400 or visit an AMA centre.

The province no longer mails reminders about your vehicle registration expiry. Sign up now for our Vehicle Registration Auto-Renew online service. We’ll remember for you—automatically, every year. We’ll even mail your new plate stickers and registration to your home. Sign up so you won’t have to worry about registration expiration ever again! Still prefer to visit? We can also handle your renewal at any AMA centre.

Remember, your vehicle registration expires in:
May: last name beginning C or N (excluding Cl)
June: last name beginning Cl, H or SC
July: last name beginning Av, Be, L, Sz, V or Z
August: last name beginning E, Gr or R