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Travel Ticker™ Delivers Geographically Targeted Deals to Over 10 Million U.S. Subscribers
Travelers Can Easily Access Insider Deals From Top Brands Like Virgin Atlantic and British Airways
PRNewswire
SAN FRANCISCO

Travel Ticker™, a new product from discount travel site Hotwire.com™, now delivers insider deals from 115 top brands to more than 10 million U.S. subscribers. Every two weeks, geographically targeted editions of the Travel Ticker newsletter feature handpicked deals for consumers in the East, West and Central U.S.

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Travel Ticker gives Americans a quick and easy way to find terrific deals on upcoming travel. Hard-to-find deals are delivered via email to millions of consumers nationwide, featuring the best deals available from top travel brands such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, The Paramount Hotel in New York, The Aladdin Resort and Casino Las Vegas, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, Gate 1 Travel and Liberty Travel. Consumers can also browse brand names, travel dates, hotel property information, amenities and more at http://travelticker.hotwire.com/ . Purchases are made directly with the travel provider.

"Travel Ticker gives consumers a great, simple way to find incredible travel savings -- whether they are already planning a trip or looking for a good reason to get away," said Barbara Messing, vice president of Travel Ticker. "Our deep relationships and knowledge of the discount travel industry enable us to target deals to travelers based on their location and interests."

Top Deals from 115 Travel Brands

For travel providers, Travel Ticker is an efficient way to increase visibility for their offerings through a trusted discount travel brand. Since Travel Ticker launched in late June 2006, it has featured deals from 115 travel providers around the world, including Frontier Airlines, CheapCaribbean.com and Destination Hotels and Resorts, which includes top hotels like Estancia La Jolla, L'Auberge Del Mar and the Resort at Squaw Creek.

"In just a short time, we immediately saw the impact of our Travel Ticker advertisement on bookings," said Patty Barr, Director of Revenue Management at the Paramount Hotel. "This efficient channel has helped drive revenues and attract motivated customers to our New York property."

Added Messing: "Travel Ticker helps top travel providers stimulate demand, drive direct bookings and minimize customer acquisition costs, by reaching more than 10 million highly motivated travelers in the U.S."

Cool Savings on Winter Trips

Below are examples of insider deals from our advertisers featured in today's Travel Ticker newsletter:

  $79 / night   Stay at the 4-star Aladdin Las Vegas Resort and Casino for
                only $79 per night midweek (Sunday - Wednesday). For the
                first time, Aladdin is offering a daily $25 shopping/dining
                gift certificate. Plus, enjoy two tickets to the V Theater,
                2-for-1 admission to Elemis Spa and a $10 slot-machine
                credit. Two-night minimum stay required. Travel dates:
                Nov. 16 - Dec. 23, 2006.

  $129 / night  Save 50 percent off published rates at the 4-star Sofitel
                Lafayette Square Hotel in Washington, DC. Upgrade to a
                Deluxe City view room for just $25 more per night. Book
                before 11:59 p.m. on November 29. Travel dates:
                Nov. 17 - 26, Dec. 1 - 31, 2006 or Jan. 1 - 31, 2007.
                Blackout dates: Dec. 4 - 7 and 11 - 14, 2006.

  $139 / night  Stay at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a Conde Nast
                Traveler Gold List resort. Travelers can upgrade to a
                Veranda room for just $15 more per night. Price includes a
                $20 resort credit, does not include $9 daily hospitality
                fee. Offer valid Nov. 15 - Dec. 30, 2006. Blackout dates:
                Nov. 13 - 15 and 28 - 30, 2006.

  $139 / night  AAA Four-Diamond Carmel Valley Ranch at 30 percent savings
                off published prices. One-bedroom Ranch Suite for $139 per
                night, upgrade to Veranda Suite for only $50 more per
                night. Price does not include $25 daily resort fee. Offer
                valid Nov. 26 - Jan. 31, 2007. Blackout dates:
                Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2007.

  From $169 /   British Airways flights to London are on sale with a
  one-way       variety of great fares to other destinations. Travel from
                Chicago, Houston, Detroit, New York, Boston, Philadelphia
                or Miami to international destinations such as London,
                Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Cairo and Nairobi. Free,
                optional two-night stopover in London with every
                international flight. Book before 11:59 p.m. on November 21
                for travel through spring 2007. Based on roundtrip purchase
                from New York; government taxes and fees extra.

Because these outstanding deals are available for fast approaching travel dates and selection is limited, consumers are encouraged to respond right away. Additional information is available at http://travelticker.hotwire.com/

Rates are subject to change and availability. These travel offers are provided by the above-named sponsors and are not under the control of Travel Ticker™. Travel Ticker™ is not responsible for the content, accuracy or completeness of these travel offers. Any concerns regarding any of the sponsors and their travel offer should be directed to the sponsor.

About Hotwire.com

Hotwire.com™ is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). CST: 2053390- 40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com/.

NOTE: Hotwire, Hotwire.com and Travel Ticker are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  MEDIA CONTACT:
   Emily Collins
   Fleishman-Hillard for Hotwire
   collinse@fleishman.com
   415.318.4106
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CONTACT: Emily Collins of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-415-318-4106, or
collinse@fleishman.com, for Hotwire

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