A Savings in the Gas Tank: Hotels.com Offers a Gas Rebate in Time for Summer Travel

The Expert in Booking Hotels Online Names Top Memorial Day Destinations

DALLAS, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Putting dollars back in the wallet for vacation, Hotels.com, the experts in booking hotels, announced today that it is offering customers a gasoline rebate to help take the sting out of elevated prices at the pump. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. average is $2.163 a gallon, up 14.6 cents from a year ago. Travelers booking accommodations for two nights or more will receive up to $30 back from Hotels.com.

“We know that many of our customers drive to their destination and with gas prices still at record levels every bit of savings helps. Offering a gas rebate allows our customers to put those dollars toward something fun — like their summer vacation,” said Cheryl Rosner, president of Hotels.com.

With Memorial Day around the corner, now is the time to take advantage of the gas rebate and plan a trip with Hotels.com. The following are the top ten Memorial Day destinations based on actual booking demand by Hotels.com customers.

Top Memorial Day Destinations According to Hotels.com

1. New York City
2. Las Vegas
3. Orlando
4. Myrtle Beach, SC
5. Miami
6. Ocean City, MD
7. San Francisco
8. New Orleans
9. Chicago
10. Biloxi, MS

Hotels.com Road Trips(TM) — Drive Travel

For those wondering where to go on one tank of gas Hotels.com Road Trips(TM) provides travelers information and booking capabilities up to six hours from their homes. Entering a zip code will return a list of destinations with recommendations for accommodations, dining and attractions. Additional features allow travelers to refine their search with the option of sorting destinations by city name or travel distance from home. Travelers may book online at http://www.hotels.com/ or call 1-800-RoadTrips.

Gasoline Rebate

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 400 markets worldwide serviced by Hotels.com for stays through Labor Day weekend, September 5, 2005. Upon completion of their trip, travelers simply need to 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.

See http://www.hotels.com/ for 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 17,000 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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