launches in Ireland bringing 4-star hotels at 2-star prices

Monday, March 28, 2011

Irish travellers can save up to 50% off hotel rooms with Hotwire 'Hot Rates' -

DUBLIN, March 29, 2011 - Irish holidaymakers looking to bag a bargain break at home or abroad this
year are in for a treat., a leading US discount travel site is
launching in Ireland, bringing its deeply discounted hotel 'Hot Rates' to
Irish shores. More than 40%(1) of hotel rooms are left vacant every night;
Hotwire(R) specialises in selling these rooms for greatly reduced rates of up
to 50% off.

With Hot Rates(TM) available in more than 2450 cities worldwide, the
Irish launch of Hotwire promises to make travel more affordable for Irish
whether holidaying in Ireland or an exotic location further afield.

"We are proud to announce the launch of Hotwire in Ireland, bringing
Irish customers the best hotel deals from some of the most trusted hotel
brands in the world," said Clem Bason, President of Hotwire. "Customers are
looking for new ways to save when booking a holiday or short break. At
Hotwire that's what we do. We work hard every day to bring unsold rooms to
consumers at deeply discounted prices ensuring that customers continue to
have great travel experiences, they just pay less for them."

    Hotwire Hot Rates offer great savings(2)

    4-star hotels in London from 91
     Euros per night                       Hot Rates savings 30%
    3-star hotels in Paris from 74 Euros
     per night                             Hot Rates savings 45%
    4-star hotels in Las Vegas from 39
     Euros per night                       Hot Rates savings 50%
    4-star hotels in Edinburgh from 91
     Euros per night                       Hot Rates savings 35%
    4-star hotels in Madrid from 67
     Euros per night                       Hot Rates savings 40%
    3-star hotels in San Francisco from
     64 Euros per night                    Hot Rates savings 50%
    4-star hotels in Dublin from 54
     Euros per night                       Hot Rates savings 40%

How Hotwire works

Hotwire has special relationships with over 25,000 leading hotels
worldwide. When these hotels have unsold rooms, they use Hotwire to fill
them, so consumers get up to 50% off standard rates. Travellers wishing to
take advantage of Hotwire Hot Rates are given information about the hotel's
star rating, amenities, neighbourhood and customer reviews of the hotel. Once
the room has been booked, the name of the hotel is revealed.

Hotwire offers Hot Rates to suit every budget and trip, so whether you
are planning a late getaway family holiday in Florida, to splash the cash in
New York City or a gastronomic adventure in Madrid, Barcelona, or Paris,
Hotwire has a plethora of affordable hotels on offer from well-known brands
and independent hoteliers.

About Hotwire is a leading discount travel site that helps travelers' book
hotel rooms at significant savings you can't find on many other travel sites.
Launched in the U.S. in 2000 and in the U.K. and Ireland in 2011, Hotwire's
unique partnerships with hotels worldwide offers travelers deeply discounted
hotel rooms that would typically go unsold. 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

Hotwire,, 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. (c) 2011 Hotwire, Inc. All rights

(1) Per STR Global, January 2011 report, UK hotel occupancy at 56.7%

(2) Savings percentage discounts are based on Hotwire Hot Rate deals
found [in the last 3 weeks] for a specific date range compared with lowest
published rate we've found on leading retail sites when we conducted our
search. Prices are dynamic and may no longer be available and will vary based
on your desired travel dates.

    Media contact:
    Helen Ellis
    Atomic PR

Helen Ellis, Atomic PR, +44(0)20-7282-2903, HotwireUK at

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