Unveils Top 10 `Independent Destinatons`

26th Jun 2003

While millions of American families prepare to celebrate the independence of their country this Fourth of July, 13 million singles in America(a) will also be looking to take advantage of the long holiday weekend., the new online travel site founded by the premier names in hospitality including Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Marriott and Starwood hotels, released today the top 10 destinations for travelers looking to exert their “independence” and have a little fun this Fourth of July.

From the hot nightlife of Miami`s South Beach or Bourbon Street in New Orleans, to the patriotic celebrations in the nation`s capitol or the celebrity “see or be seen” of Los Angeles, singles are sure to celebrate their independence in style. The following 10 destinations offer distinctive and exclusive activities that appeal to singles of all ages and interests.

1)  Miami
                            2)  Boston
                3)  New Orleans  
                4)  Chicago
                  5)  San Francisco
                6)  Philadelphia
                  7)  New York City
                  8)  Los Angeles
                  9)  Washington DC
                  10)  Orlando

“With Fourth of July falling on a Friday, we are already seeing a
large number of reservations this year from people taking advantage of
the long holiday weekend,” said Scott Hyden, general manager of For customers still looking for accommodations, is the site they should visit to make their reservation. secures and confirms reservations directly through the
hotel, unlike other travel sites that use an inefficient, error-prone
process, so booking discounted rates at the last minute is not only
possible but easy, too. We can eliminate your concerns, so you can
worry about packing enough sun tan lotion or getting a good seat for
the fireworks show.”

Booking a hotel reservation through gives everyone
access to i-DEAL(TM) rates on discounted hotel rooms from the largest
selection of economy, 3, 4, and 5 star hotels on the Internet. Other
travel distribution sites will only allow you to book discounted rates
up to 48 hours in advance; has direct real-time access
to more than 10,000 hotels that allows last minute travelers to reap
the benefits of great rates and availability, even booking the same
day. In fact, 25 percent of hotel rooms reserved through
are booked within two days of travel. Its seamless connection to
hotels` central reservation systems ensures the real-time confirmation
and security of a customer`s reservation. Therefore, rooms can be
booked on within hours of a stay, allowing travelers to
plan an impromptu vacation with an “independent” spirit.




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