Brides! Toss Aside Your Worries About Where Your Guests Should Stay … The Only Thing You Should Toss Is Your Bouquet

Hotels.com, the Expert in Booking Hotels Online, Features the Convenience of Group Bookings

DALLAS, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — June is THE wedding month of the year and brides have enough to worry about when planning their wedding without worrying about booking hotel rooms for their wedding party, family members and guests. The experts at Hotels.com recommend their online group reservation feature to take the guesswork out of booking parties of any size in a single transaction. Brides can book up to 8 rooms online or call hotels.com Group Reservation Specialists for 9+ rooms.

According to the wedding authorities at weddingchannel.com, “Recommending hotels for your guests will help you place them in close proximity to the wedding activities as well as strategically allow you to place family at one hotel and friends at another,” said Rosanna McCollough, editor in chief, weddingchannel.com. “Strategically, this will keep your rowdy groomsmen away from your mother-in-law.”

The group bookings feature on www.hotels.com is a convenient way for groups to book accommodations for any occasion including family reunions or sports team travel. By merely clicking on the 9+ rooms option or the Group Travel link at the bottom of the hotels.com homepage you can complete the Group Hotel form and you will be contacted by a Group Reservations Specialist or call 1-866-476-8771 directly. Parties of fewer than nine can book their groups online through Hotels.com while larger parties can appreciate the service of working directly with a Group Reservations Specialist in order to book rooms with confidence and obtain the personal assistance of a hotel expert.

“We listen to our customers, and more and more they are asking for a convenient and reliable way to book groups online whether for a family wedding, high school reunion or a sporting event,” said Cheryl Rosner, president of Hotels.com. “We aim to make wedding, honeymoon or any group travel a smooth and easy process from the booking through the check out.”

According to Hotels.com, the following are the “Top 10 Weddings Destinations” for the new “WeddingMoon” trend (combining wedding and honeymoon in one location with family and friends):

1. Cancun
2. New York City
3. Hawaii
4. London
5. Las Vegas
6. Paris
7. Key West
8. Cabo San Lucas
9. San Francisco
10. Aruba

For those driving to the wedding, Hotels.com is offering a gasoline rebate to help offset high fuel costs. Travelers will find a “Gasoline Rebate” icon on hotels.com after clicking the deals and specials tab on the homepage providing them with details of the promotion. To qualify for the rebate travelers must book accommodations now through June 19, 2005 for two nights or more at any of the more than 19,000 hotels worldwide serviced by Hotels.com for stays through Labor Day weekend, September 5, 2005. Upon completion of their trip, travelers mail in a copy of their gasoline receipt along with the rebate certificate they printed from hotels.com. Hotels.com will then credit their charge card for the amount spent on gas up to $30. See http://www.hotels.com/ for full details.

About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering reservation services through its own websites (including http://www.hotels.com/ and others), its interactive affiliate network (http://www.ian.com/ ), and its toll-free call centers (1-800-2-HOTELS). Hotels.com gives travelers the widest selection of lodging accommodations from traditional hotels to vacation rentals at more than 19,000 properties in more than 400 cities in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. The experts in booking hotels online or offline, Hotels.com is a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability. Customers can book from one to eight rooms online. For groups looking to reserve nine or more rooms, contact Hotels.com Group Desk at 866-476-8771. See website for details and restrictions. Hotels.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) . CST: 2059975-40.

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