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Hotwire deals and last minute offers

By Bob Zucker
Entertainment Magazine

While the economy is still down and the holidays are approaching, Hotwire has some unadvertised last minute deals on hotel, airfare and car rentals. The travel industry is still discounting rates to attract a shrinking travel market. Their misfortune is your fortune. Because of an excess in unrented inventory, last minute deals have gained big discounts. has a pre-season sale to make sure they sell all rooms and seats for the holidays. Hotel rates are up to 50% off. Airfare is up to 40% off and car rentalss start art $12.95 a day. Visit the official web site for today's online specials.

These official affiliate links to Hotwire's exclusive offers provide direct access to special discounts and promotions. Hotwire does not have promotional codes or coupons. Instead, they pass their savings on to their customers through these affiliate links. Select an offer or search for a deal.

Hotwire has exclusive relationships with hotels, car rental agencies and airlines to offer customers deals on travel that are not available anywhere else. When suppliers have unsold rooms or rental cars, they use Hotwire to sell their excess inventory.

Hotwire has great deals in cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Through Hotwire's partnerships with leading travel companies, they can get you low prices that can't be found anywhere else.

Hotwire's partners allow access to their unsold inventory - empty seats on flights, empty hotel rooms, and unrented cars - at big savings. By showing the name of Hotwire's travel partner after you book, Hotwire can get you travel deals that are significantly below published prices. Recommends Seven Travel Tips for Value-Minded Vacationers

Escalating gas prices, increasing hotel rates and packed airlines getting you down? Wondering if all the best deals are booked?

Travel expert Clem Bason of discount travel authority offers seven easy tips to help steal a deal.

  1. Be flexible with dates. Shifting your plans by a few days can save hundreds of dollars. Instead of getting to the beach on Friday, go earlier or later, and use the savings to splurge on dinner at a great restaurant at your destination.
  2. Set a budget, not a destination. Let the deal be the inspiration. If the price is right, you'll enjoy the beach whether it's in Hawaii or the Caribbean. So look for the better deal, pull out the swimsuit and go.
  3. Be a contrarian. Don't follow the crowds -- head for the hills! Check out mountain resorts during the summer. Visit Las Vegas mid-week. Or enjoy a city break over the weekend.
  4. Travel to alternate airports. Travelers are amazed to find that flying to Newark instead of JFK, or Oakland instead of San Francisco, could potentially save them hundreds of dollars.
  5. Stay local. Avoid airport crowds and contribute to the regional economy by vacationing at destinations within a 2-4 hour drive of your home town. Use the Local Trips tool at to find deals, even at the last minute, on hotels within driving distance -- up to 250 miles away from home.
  6. Check out the best value vacation destinations in America. Hotwire (R) recently evaluated 50 U.S. places that offer the best combination of discount travel, affordable entertainment and overall appeal. The top three destinations on the Hotwire Travel Value Index are Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and Raleigh and Durham.
  7. Use online tools to help find last-minute deals. For example, TripStarter (TM), an online tool at, can help you choose the right time of year to take that dream vacation based on historical air and hotel pricing data.

"Travelers should know that the joy of a summer getaway doesn't need to be overshadowed by the stress and expense involved with planning a trip," said Bason. "Flexibility is the key, and a tiny change in plans can lead to big vacation savings." (TM) is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire(R) negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction For Independent Travel Web Sites." Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc.

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