DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 19, 2003—Hotels.com, the largest specialized provider of discount lodging worldwide, announced today it is offering travelers a free tank of gas, up to $20, when booking their hotel rooms online via its Web site www.hotels.com. Travelers booking accommodations for two or more nights now through September 30, 2003, for stays anytime through December 31, 2003 will be eligible for the rebate. This offer comes just as gasoline prices across the country are once again surging.
“We are seeing more people choosing to travel closer to home and the popularity of drive-to destinations is on the rise. The gasoline rebate fits into the Hotels.com philosophy of providing consumers with the most value for their travel dollars, whether it be by offering the lowest guaranteed hotel rates or by helping reduce overall travel expenditures,” stated Bob Diener, president and co-founder of Hotels.com. “We have offered this promotion to our customers in the past and it has been greatly received.”
Travelers can find information and rules about the promotion by clicking the “deals & specials” tab on the www.hotels.com homepage, and then clicking on the free tank link in the “Browse Deals” section. Travelers qualify for the rebate by booking accommodations for two or more nights at any of the more than 8,000 properties in more than 360 cities worldwide serviced by Hotels.com. Upon completion of their trip, travelers simply need to mail in a copy of their gasoline receipt along with the rebate certificate they find online; Hotels.com will then credit their charge card for up to $20 of their gasoline expense.
A sample of Hotels.com discounted hotel rates include the Ramada New Yorker in New York from $99.95; the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Chicago from $119.95; the Comfort Inn by the Bay, Fisherman`s Wharf in San Francisco from $99.95; the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas from $45.95; the Crowne Plaza Universal in Orlando from $69.95.
About Hotels.com - Hotels.com is the largest specialized provider of discount lodging worldwide, providing service through its own Web sites (including www.hotels.com and others), more than 36,000 affiliated Web sites, and its toll-free call centers (1-800-2-HOTELS). Hotels.com provides accommodations to travelers at over 8,000 properties in more than 360 markets in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability, and also specializes in providing travelers with accommodations for sold-out periods. Hotels.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:IACI).