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Hotwire Declares This Summer 'Season of the Great American Road trip'
Two week sale helps customers get even better deals on long weekend adventures

SEATTLE, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today® officially declared this summer the 'Season of the Great American Road trip' and announced a corresponding contest and two week sale on summer travel. From June 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST until July 6 travelers can explore the sights and sounds of summer with discounts on hotels throughout the U.S.    

"With Hotwire's great deals, the average traveler can take three spontaneous road trips for the price of two and doesn't have to skip out on that extra weekend getaway," says Henrik Kjellberg, President, Hotwire. "Substantial savings on travel leading into the fourth of July holiday weekend allows travelers to easily tap into their slightly adventurous side and hit the road to new and exciting destinations this summer."

July is the biggest month for Hotwire® car rentals and nearly half are for three to six day trips, making it the perfect time to explore the country and visit multiple destinations in one trip. Not only that, but travelers using Hotwire can save up to 60 percent on hotel rooms, making a spontaneous summer road trip even more affordable.

To officially kick-off the Summer Road trip season, Hotwire is holding a contest to find the country's greatest photos from life on the road. Starting today, entrants who submit their best, most original summer road trip travel photo, via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #TheGreatAmericanRoadtrip will qualify to win three nights for two at Terranea Hotel in Los Angeles. Winners will also receive six days of a convertible car rental to cruise from destination to destination in style. The competition will run from 10 a.m. PT on June 23 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, July 6.*

"Whether heading down Pacific Coast Highway and enjoying one of the country's most scenic roads, or driving along Route 66, one of the original highways in the U.S., Hotwire wants adventure seekers of all ages to grab a bag and hit the road," said Henrik Kjellberg.

Additional Details:

  • Sale begins June 23 at 5 p.m. PST and runs through July 6
  • Deals available at over 500 hotels throughout the summer
  • Exclusive Hot Rate® hotel savings in NYC, LA, Las Vegas and other top destinations

About Hotwire is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages.  Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. is an award winning website and Hotwire, Inc. is an operating company within Expedia, Inc. For more information, visit In addition to, Hotwire, Inc. also operates  

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*See official contest rules for entry details.

Anita Lavine, Porter Novelli for Hotwire

Carrie Peters, Hotwire