Online Bookings Launch Travelers Into New Year

According to the Travel Industry Association of America, more than 39 million people booked travel using the Internet in 2002, representing a 25 percent increase over last year. To start the year with an added incentive to stimulate online bookings, Hilton HHonors(R) is rewarding its members with 1,000 HHonors bonus points every time they make a reservation online and complete their stay between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2003.

As the only guest reward program in the world that allows members to earn both HHonors points and miles for the same stay at more than 2,400 hotels worldwide, Hilton HHonors is giving travelers another way to earn extra points for booking online at www.hiltonhhonors.com. Participating hotels include Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton.


“We are emphasizing how convenient it can be to book online,” said Jeffrey Diskin, president and chief operating officer of Hilton HHonors Worldwide. “And what better way to ring in the New Year than with an added incentive to travel.”


Participants must be a member of Hilton HHonors to earn HHonors points and should allow three weeks after completing a stay for the online reservation bonus to appear in their account. The 1,000 HHonors bonus points cannot be earned in addition to any other HHonors points or airline miles online reservations bonus. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles(R) and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.


Hilton HHonors is a guest reward program that gives frequent travellers a faster way to earn the rewards they want most. Enrolled members can Double Dip(R) to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay, at nearly any rate, at more than 2,400 participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Scandic hotels around the world.

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Due to the unmatched flexibility, generosity and value offered by HHonors program features, as well as the many attractive promotions that HHonors offers each year, the program has been recognized with numerous travel industry awards.


Membership in HHonors is free. Travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhhonors.com. Or, to enroll instantly in the program and make reservations, consumers in the U.S. and Canada may call 1-800-HHONORS. Outside the U.S. and Canada, travelers may call the Hilton Reservations Worldwide office in their area. Travelers also may enroll at any participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton or Scandic hotel around the world.


Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group plc, have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton, the world`s best-known hotel brand. Collectively offering more than 2,400 hotels in over 70 countries worldwide, both companies are recognized as leaders in the hospitality industry. Hilton International currently operates more than 390 hotels in over 70 countries worldwide.


The following trademarks are owned by Hilton Hospitality, Inc.: Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton. HHonors(R), Double Dip(R), Double Dipping(R) and Points & Miles(TM) are trademarks owned by Hilton HHonors Worldwide LLC.


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