Hotels Offer Discounted Rates through Hotwire

Customers of the
travel Internet site, Hotwire, now can purchase discounted Hotwire
Hot-Rates(SM) at more than 1,000 participating Days Inn(R), Ramada(R),
Travelodge(R), Howard Johnson(R) and Wingate Inn(R) hotels.
Hotwire sells deeply discounted hotel rooms to price-conscious leisure
travelers.  By asking travelers to be flexible on certain details like exact
hotel, Hotwire saves consumers up to 70 percent off published rates.
To find discounted rates, consumers log on to (
and choose a
destination, travel date and hotel category.  Unlike other discount sites,
Hotwire offers rates for the hotel category and travel dates selected without
the need to make a bid or submit credit card information.  The hotel brand is
not disclosed until after the customer confirms the reservation through
Hotwire. Hot-Rates can be reserved until 6 p.m. on the day of check-in.
  “Hotwire allows us to introduce even more travelers to our Days Inn,
Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson and Wingate Inn hotels, while helping them
save money at the same time,” said Peter Strebel, senior vice president of
sales & marketing for Cendant Corporation`s hotel group, which franchises the
hotels.  “This is another effective means of making our hotel rooms available
to consumers.”
Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson and Wingate Inn rooms also
can be booked through each brand`s Web site as well as
and other Internet travel providers.
“We are proud to offer Cendant`s quality hotels,” said Spencer Rascoff, Hotwire vice president of hotels. “Our customers now can expect even more
availability, better pricing and ultimately better deals.”
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