Steal A Great Hotel Deal Now

20th Nov 2003

PRNewswire-FirstCall SAN FRANCISCO Nov. 20 :

The holidays are more than just a time of good cheer: this is also a great
time to steal a great hotel deal, reveals discount travel site

Whether you are planning a trip to see the holiday lights, want to snuggle
up in romantic luxury with your loved one or prefer to make it easier on
your relatives when you come for a visit, it`s worth checking out some of
the hotel bargains available in November and December.

“It`s no secret that we`re entering the busiest leisure travel period of
the year, but it`s less well known that hotel rooms are one of the biggest
bargains out there during this time,” said Gregg Brockway, chief product
officer for Hotwire. “People tend to cut back on business trips around the
holidays and when they travel for leisure, the majority of them will stay
with family and friends. That leaves a lot of unoccupied rooms at great
Hotwire specializes in selling excess inventory at up to 75 percent off
published hotel rates. Below are examples of Hotwire hotel rates recently
booked for the holiday period.*

—4-Star hotel, Boston, Downtown $65/night ($74 saved)—4-Star hotel,
Chicago, Downtown $74/night ($35 saved)—4-Star hotel, New York City,
Midtown $113/night ($76 saved)—3-Star hotel, New York City, Times
Square $125/night ($84 saved)—4-Star hotel, San Francisco, Union Square
$74/night ($55 saved) Great Off-Peak Hotel Rates at Snowy and Sunny


Those considering getaways at popular ski destinations or warm-weather
spots can also save money by adopting the “shoulder season” strategy.
Travelers booking high-demand destinations will find the most savings
during off-peak periods such as the first two weeks of December, and after
January fifth.
Below are examples of hotel rates for popular destinations recently booked
on Hotwire.*
—4.5-Star hotel, Kauai, Lihue-Kapaa $125/night ($84 saved)—4.5-Star
hotel, Maui, Wailea $157/night ($102 saved)—4-Star hotel, Miami,
Downtown $55/night ($67 saved)—3-Star hotel, Denver, Downtown $45/night
($54 saved)
Hotwire`s hotel rates offer savings of up to 75 percent every day and are
backed by Hotwire`s “double the difference” low price hotels guarantee. If
consumers find a lower rate on hotels within 48 hours of purchase, Hotwire
will refund double the difference.
Holiday Getaway Contest
Travelers researching hotel rates should check out Hotwire - they may get
extra lucky! Hotwire is currently hosting a special “$2,000 Holiday
Getaway” contest. Anyone who searches a Hotwire hotel rate between now and
December 8, 2003 is automatically entered to win a $2,000 vacation credit
on Hotwire. For complete details, please visit

* Hotel rates shown do not include taxes and fees. Hotel savings
calculated against hotels` pre-tax published rate. All purchases are
nonchangeable and nonrefundable. Because prices change all the time,
Hotwire customers are encouraged to check rates for themselves.

About Hotwire
- is a leading discount travel site with consistently lower
prices on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation
packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its
travel suppliers to help sell their excess inventory. Hotwire is a wholly
owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp . For more information, visit



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