Discount travel site Hotwire.com
today announced the launch of its first-ever package product, allowing customers to customize a discount vacation with consistently lower prices. Hotwire vacation packages are available in combinations of air with hotel and car, air plus hotel, or hotel plus car.
Additionally, for the first time, Hotwire customers searching for a package can now know the exact hotel where they will stay, as well as view photos and read a full description of the property. All prices are shown with taxes and fees included.
“With our new package product, we took our best negotiated deals and combined them to save even more money on the whole trip,” said Karl Peterson
, Hotwire president and CEO. “Our package prices are consistently lower than what`s offered on other sites. And because our packages show all hotel details up front, customers can choose the exact vacation that`s right for them.”
Hotwire discount packages are available in 35 popular cities and vacation destinations, including Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. More destinations will be added in the coming months.
Below are examples of Hotwire packages sold last week:
á $659 Villa Del Palmar Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico - 7 nights flight and hotel from San Francisco (SFO)
á $596 Radisson Waikiki Beach, Oahu - 7 nights flight and hotel from Los Angeles (LAX)
á $549 Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico - 7 nights flight and hotel from New York (EWR)
á $519 The Buttes - A Wyndham Resort, Phoenix - 4 nights hotel and car from New York (LGA)
á $456 Le Meridien Beverly Hills - 3 nights flight and hotel from Detroit (DTW)
á $435 Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando - 6 nights flight and hotel from Pittsburgh (PIT)
á $399 Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort, Miami - 3 nights flight and hotel from Baltimore (BWI)
á $342 Renaissance World Gate Hotel, Orlando - 3 nights flight, hotel and car from San Francisco (SFO)
á $335 Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco - 3 nights flight, hotel and car from Seattle (SEA)
Packages shown are actual purchases made between 4/5/03 and 4/9/03. Prices shown include all taxes and fees, and are per-person with double occupancy and roundtrip air. All purchases are nonchangeable and nonrefundable. Because prices change all the time, Hotwire customers are encouraged to check prices for themselves.
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(08/04/2003) Hotwire Launches New Radio Advertising Campaign
(02/04/2003) Worldspan Wins Hotwire Contract for Air Bookings
(24/01/2003) Record Sales Year for Hotwire Hotels