April and May Offer Spring’s Best Rates on Trips to Hawaii and Mexico

Book Now for Savings on Resort Vacations During Pre-Summer Shoulder Season

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ — Don’t wait for summer to take a beach vacation as it will cost more. Some of the best prices of the year on travel to resort destinations like Hawaii and Mexico can be found during April and May, the “shoulder season” sandwiched between spring break and peak summer travel season, when resorts face softer demand and offer great deals.

“Travelers who book trips now for April and May can avoid spring break crowds, enjoy great rates on accommodations at popular destinations like Cancun and Kauai before the peak demand period drives prices up,” said Amy Bohutinsky, consumer travel expert at Hotwire.com.

Hotwire guarantees the lowest hotel rates, with savings of up to 60 percent off of published prices. In some cases, these savings translate to hundreds of dollars off a hotel bill for a multi-night stay. For example, in a recent comparison of prices for a four-star resort in Cancun, Mexico, Hotwire’s price ($84) was $65 below the nightly rate for the exact same hotel on Travelocity ($149). For a five night stay, this translates to $325 in total savings that travelers can apply to other interests during their vacation.*

Below are examples of recently booked hotel deals on Hotwire in popular resort destinations such as Los Cabos, Mexico and Hawaii’s Big Island for stays in April and May:

* $66 / night 3-Star hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico – The Corridor
* $68 / night 3.5-Star hotel, Cancun, Mexico
* $99 / night 3.5-Star hotel, Big Island, Hawaii – Kailua – Kona
* $106 / night 4-Star hotel, Oahu, Hawaii – Waikiki Waterfront
* $132 / night 4-Star hotel, Oahu, Hawaii – Waikiki Near Beach
* $169 / night 4-Star hotel, Kauai, Hawaii – Poipu

Below are examples of Hotwire vacation packages booked in the last 14 days for trips during April and May:

* $585 Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas (3.5-star) Cancun, Mexico – 4
nights hotel and flight from Charlotte
* $740 Presidente InterContinental Hotel Los Cabos All Inclusive
Resort (4-star) Los Cabos, Mexico – 5 nights hotel and
flight from Denver
* $744 Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun (4.5-star) Cancun, Mexico
– 6 nights hotel and flight from Indianapolis
* $881 Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel (3-star) Oahu – 6 nights hotel
and flight from Reno
* $913 Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki by Marriott (4-star) Oahu,
Hawaii – 7 nights hotel and flight from St. Louis
* $916 ASTON At the Maui Banyan (3-star) Maui, Hawaii – 6 nights
hotel and flight from Sacramento

When booking hotel stays on Hotwire, customers can search many different neighborhoods and star ratings simultaneously, enabling price-driven travelers to choose and compare among Hotwire’s deeply discounted rates. Hotwire’s hotel rates are so low; they’re backed by the industry’s most aggressive guarantee. Find a lower rate within 48 hours of booking, and Hotwire will refund double the difference.

* Note: Competitive rates cited for hotel rooms on Travelocity and Hotwire were searched simultaneously for the exact same hotel room and dates of travel. All prices shown are based on hotel rates for one room offered on Hotwire and listed travel sites on March 8, 2005 for travel April 23-25, 2005. Hotel rates shown for all sites do note include taxes and fees.

Hotwire has an opaque business model in which the exact name and address of the hotel is not disclosed until after payment. Hotwire bookings are subject to certain restrictions. Because prices changes all the time, Hotwire customers are encouraged to check rates for themselves.

All prices shown are based on hotel and vacation packages offered on Hotwire between February 22 – March 8, 2005 for travel in March and April 2005. Vacation packages are per-person with double occupancy and roundtrip air. Packages shown include all taxes and fees, while hotel rates do not. All bookings are non-changeable and nonrefundable.

About Hotwire

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with consistently lower prices on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help distribute their excess inventory. Hotwire is a wholly owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) . For more information, visit www.hotwire.com.

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