Hotels.com Consumer Survey Reveals Majority of People Will Drive This July 4th Holiday Weekend

According to a Hotels.com

survey of more than 600 people, 75 percent of travelers will take to the
road for the long July 4th holiday weekend. Additionally, nearly 25
percent will be driving more than 360 miles and over a third will be
traveling together with family. Hotels.com has also announced its top ten
road trip destinations for the July 4th holiday period. Topping the list
is Atlantic City, NJ followed by Ocean City, MD and Santa Barbara, CA,
indicating travelers want to be at or near beaches this summer.

“The Hotels.com July 4th survey shows that Americans are ready to
celebrate their freedom and independence this year with a long weekend
getaway. We have consistently seen more and more travelers taking to the
highway as their primary means of travel. Our recent launch of Hotels.com
Road Trips(TM) was developed to satisfy this growing trend,” said Cheryl
Rosner, president of Hotels.com.

Hotels.com Road Trips(TM) is an all-inclusive, one-stop online shopping
option for travelers planning, researching and booking overnight drive
trips. By simply inputting a zip code, travelers receive recommended
destinations, hotels, condos, suites & vacation rentals, local events and
estimated drive times from one to six hours from home. Additional features
allow travelers to refine their search with the option of sorting
destinations by city name or travel distance from home. Travelers may book
online or call 1-800-RoadTrips. To celebrate the launch of Road Trips(TM),
visitors to Hotels.com can register by August 17, 2004 to win a new 2004
MAZDA6 Grand Prize in the “Set Your Wheels In Motion Sweepstakes.” See
Hotels.com for rules and restrictions.

Top Road Trip Destinations for July 4th According to Hotels.com

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  1.  Atlantic City, NJM

  2.  Ocean City, MD

  3.  Santa Barbara, CA

  4.  Philadelphia, PA

  5.  Savannah, GA

  6.  San Antonio, TX

  7.  Palm Springs, CA

  8.  Virginia Beach, VA

  9.  New York City, NY

  10. Chicago, IL
“Our customers know they can find the most value for their travel dollars
at Hotels.com. In fact, to help take the sting out of rising gasoline
prices we are offering our customers a gasoline rebate of up to $30.
Hotels.com provides the widest selection of accommodations, from hotels,
Bed & Breakfasts and vacation rental properties, in all price ranges in
destinations like Savannah, GA or San Antonio, TX to year-round favorites
including Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Florida,” stated Rosner.
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