Hotwire Celebrates a Decade of Deals with a One-Day Additional 10 Percent Discount

Promotion Applies to Hotwire Hot Rates for Hotel and Car Bookings Made Today

SAN FRANCISCO  (Profitable.com)  Hotwire.com®, a leading travel site, turns 10 today, and while for some that might mean it’s time for hide-and-go-seek and pinata lines, in the world of online travel, that’s a birthday worthy of a more “mature” celebration. So Hotwire® is ringing in its 10th anniversary by holding a 24 hour promotion that gives travelers an extra 10 percent off any Hotwire Hot Rates® for hotel or car rental bookings.  To score the 10 percent off, consumers simply need go to www.hotwire.com/anniversary and they’ll automatically get access to the discounted rates on hotel and car rental searches from that URL. It’s so simple, even a 10-year-old can do it.

The discount is on top of the great deals Hotwire already offers through its Hot Rates. By working with hotels, airlines and car rental companies to fill unsold inventory, Hotwire is able to offer big discounts – up to 50 percent off. Since it was founded in 2000, Hotwire has paved the way in online discount travel with its no bidding, no hassle, no games approach.

“Hotwire has helped pioneer discount travel on the web,” said Clem Bason, President of the Hotwire Group. “Over the past decade Hotwire has delivered millions of deals to budget-conscious travelers, and we’ve been lucky enough to get their support in return. We’d like to thank all of our customers, both new and old, by offering them a little extra something today to make their valuable travel dollars go even further.”

Every night 1.8 million hotel rooms go unsold*, which amounts to an estimated $187 million dollars in lost revenue. So providing great discounts on unsold inventory benefits both suppliers and customers alike. It also means that travelers are sure to find a great selection of quality hotel space on any given day – all at great prices.

This promotion is only available Wednesday, October 27, from 12:00 a.m. PST to 11:59 p.m.

*Unsold hotel room figure provided by STR Global.

About Hotwire

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row.” Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST: 2053390-40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com.

Hotwire, Hotwire.com, Hot Rates and the Hotwire logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Hotwire, Inc. All rights reserved.  CST# 2053390-40.

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