Need a Break? Plan Your Road Trip With Hotels.com; The Hotel Experts Offer Big Savings in Hot Florida Cities

DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — According to the Travel Industry Association of America’s (TIA) Spring 2005 Travel Forecast, Americans will take nearly 223 million leisure trips this Spring. Knowing that many of these travelers will be weekend road warriors looking for a quick weekend vacation, Hotels.com Road Trips(TM) is setting the course for the sun-drenched beaches of Florida. The experts in booking hotels online are offering great last minute deals in cities like Jacksonville and St. Augustine in North Florida, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg in Central Florida and Ft. Myers and Miami/South Beach in the Southern peninsula.

“Whether you are up to driving two hours or ten there are many Florida cities that are great vacation destinations and they are all just a few hours drive from several nearby states,” said Cheryl Rosner, president of Hotels.com. “Hotels.com Road Trips helps you to plan and book where you are going to stay, where you may eat, lists local events and even gives you suggestions and coupons for activities in your destination city.”

Customers may book their Florida road trip at http://www.hotels.com/ or by calling 1-800-Road-Trips by April 30, 2005 and have access to last minute deals including:

* Daytona Beach: Oceanside Inn from $89 — Stay 4 nights, Get 5th night
Free
* Ft.Lauderdale: Bonaventure Resort and Spa from $79 — 20% off
* Ft. Myers: Sea Shells of Sanibel from $140 — Exclusive Hotels.com
rate
* Jacksonville Beach: Sea Turtle Inn from $125 — Stay 1 night 10% off,
2 nights — 15% off, 3 nights — 20% off
* Miami Beach: Shelley Hotel from $107 — Save 30% entire stay
* Naples: Quality Inn and Suites Golf Resort from $88 — Save 10% on
entire stay
* Orlando: Ramada Inn Resort Main Gate from $38.50 — 20% off
* Palm Beach: Wellesley Inn and Suites from $109 — Stay 1 night 10%
off, 15% off two nights, 20% off 3 nights
* St. Augustine: St. Francis Inn B&B from $119.95
* Tampa: Seminole HardRock Hotel Casino from $175 — Exclusive
Hotels.com rate

TripBucks(TM) Enjoy More. Spend Less.(TM)

Additionally, customers who book with http://www.hotels.com/ will receive additional savings for their trip with the TripBucks available with every booking. TripBucks are coupons for discounts on dining, entertainment and more in the traveler’s destination city. Exclusively offered to Hotels.com customers, TripBucks can provide up to $75 worth of savings. Customers can choose three coupons from the wide array of coupons offered and print them after completing their reservation on http://www.hotels.com/ for use during their trip allowing them to enjoy more and spend less.

Road Trips(TM) — Drive Travel

Hotels.com Road Trips offers an all-inclusive, one-stop online shopping option for travelers planning, researching and booking overnight drive trips. By simply inputting a zip code, travelers receive recommended destinations, hotels, condos, suites & vacation rentals, local events and estimated drive times from one to six hours from home. 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.

See http://www.hotels.com/ for information on best rate guarantee.

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 nearly 15,000 properties in more than 400 cities in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. The company is a one-stop shopping source for hotel pricing, amenities and availability, and also specializes in providing travelers with accommodations during sold-out periods. 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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