Reveals Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator for June 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cologne tops the list for biggest savings

LONDON, May 19, 2011 - Price conscious holiday seekers wanting to be the first to sample some
summer fun are in for a deal as, a leading discount travel
site, releases its latest Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator[1]. The savings
indicator flags the top ten cities worldwide where you can currently find the
biggest savings on room rates on

Cologne tops the charts in June with a massive 55% saving over standard
hotel room prices on leading retail sites. In addition to affordable
accommodation, Cologne also offers consumers plenty of cultural and
historical treasures including its world-famous museums and active art scene.
Boston follows closely behind with a saving of 51% offering a bargain in a
city where room rates in general have risen.

For those looking to get away with the family, hotels in Athens and
Orlando are offering savings of up to 40% with an average price of a Hot Rate
hotel in Orlando coming in at 39 pounds Sterling[2]. Florida is gaining in
popularity with Europeans as a holiday destination this year. And Paris is
only a short journey by Eurostar for those looking for a romantic city break
where hotel rooms are available with a 28% saving.

    Travel Savings Indicator: Top 10 Destinations
                                Hotwire Hot Rates saving versus Standard rate
    Rank   City
    1      Cologne, Germany                                         55%
    2      Boston, USA                                              51%
    3      Athens, Greece                                           40%
    4      Orlando, USA                                             39%
    5      Toronto, Canada                                          35%
    6      Washington, USA                                          32%
    7      Los Angeles, USA                                         32%
    8      Zurich, Switzerland                                      30%
    9      Las Vegas, USA                                           29%
    10     Paris, France                                            28%

"Consumers can benefit from some fantastic savings on top travel
destinations if they know where to look," said Fulvia Montresor, Sr Director
of Hotwire(R). "We're seeing incredibly low hotel rates in some great
historic cities and cultural hot spots and these destinations can make for
great holidays and city breaks throughout June. Hotwire's Worldwide Travel
Savings Indicator has something for everyone looking to get away this month,
whether they want culture, glamour, romance or fun for the family."

The Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator tracks the lowest published room
rates found on leading retail sites for a specific date range against the
Hotwire Hot Rates(R) savings available in a comparable hotel in the same area
with the same star rating and calculates the % saving. Hotwire then ranks the
cities according to the % savings on offer.

    Sample deals for travel June 7th-14th[3]

    4* Hotel       Cologne - Muelheim Area Hotel     80 pounds Sterling/night
    3 1/2* Hotel   Neuss Area Hotel                  61 pounds Sterling/night

    3* Hotel       Brookline -Newton - Harvard Area  56 pounds Sterling/night

    4* Hotel       Athens South -Vouliagmeni Area
                    Hotel                            61 pounds Sterling/night
    3* Hotel       Athens City Centre Area Hotel     37 pounds Sterling/night

    4 1/2* Hotel   Disney Main Gate - Celebration
                    Area Hotel                       66 pounds Sterling/night
    3* Hotel       SeaWorld - I-drive South Area
                    Hotel                            34 pounds Sterling/night

    4* Hotel       Lester B. Pearson Intl Airport
                    Area Hotel                       74 pounds Sterling/night
    3* Hotel       Don Valley Area Hotel             51 pounds Sterling/night

    4* Hotel       Arlington Area                    129 pounds Sterling/
    3* Hotel       Georgetown Area Hotel             116 pounds Sterling/

    Los Angeles
    4* Hotel       LA Intl Airport LAX Area Hotel    77 pounds Sterling/night
    3 1/2* Hotel   El Monte -Rosemead -Monterey
                    Park Area                        57 pounds Sterling/night

    4* Hotel       Zurich Area Hotel                 114 pounds Sterling/

    Las Vegas
    5* Hotel       Las Vega Strip -North Area Hotel  68 pounds Sterling/night
    4* Hotel       Downtown Las Vegas Area Hotel     41 pounds Sterling/night

    4* Hotel       Charles de Gaulle Intl Airport
                    CDG Area Hotel                   76 pounds Sterling/night
    3* Hotel       Passy - Auteuil Area Hotel        85 pounds Sterling/night

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. Hotwire customers 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.

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. 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
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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] The June Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator Top Ten is based on
bookings made on Hotwire UK site between 1st April 2011 and 28th April 2011
for stays between the 1st and 30th of June.

[2] 39.00 pounds Sterling is the average price for bookings made in
April-June for stays in June 2011.

[3] Prices are based on 2 adults sharing and are correct at time of going
to print. Prices are dynamic and may no longer be available and will vary
based on your desired travel dates.

    Media contact:
    Helen Ellis
    Atomic PR


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