DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the holiday bills arriving
in the mail and Valentine's Day around the corner, Hotels.com is offering
customers a chance for romance without spending a dime ... up front that is.
The expert in online hotel booking is allowing customers to book now and pay
later with the Bill Me Later(R) program. This powerful payment choice enables
travelers booking hotels or vacation rentals worldwide on Hotels.com to defer
payment for 90 days -- until May 2005 when booking by January 31st and until
June 2005 for bookings made by February 28th.
"Whether you're planning Spring Break to Hawaii, Florida, or the
Caribbean, or a last minute romantic getaway to Las Vegas or New York, the
Bill Me Later program allows customers to enjoy the trip now and pay for it
later," said Cheryl Rosner, president of Hotels.com. "Booking with Hotels.com
is about ease, convenience and security, and that extends to this flexible
payment option we are offering our customers."
Qualified travelers who choose the Bill Me Later payment option for
reservations of $450 or more can defer payment without interest charges until
June 2005 on bookings made by February 28th. All customers need to do is
simply select the Bill Me Later payment option when making their reservation
at http://www.hotels.com , or by calling 1-800-2-HOTELS. To qualify for a
Bill Me Later account, customers are not required to complete a lengthy credit
application. Credit restrictions do apply. Bill Me Later offers a "zero
fraud liability" protection which means customers are not responsible for
unauthorized charges. Please see http://www.hotels.com for additional details
concerning the Bill Me Later program.
*Restrictions Apply -- See http://www.hotels.com for details.
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. Hotels.com is an
operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI). CST: 2059975-40.
About Bill Me Later
Bill Me Later(R), developed by I4 Commerce, is a credit-based payment
solution designed to meet the needs of today's multi-channel retailers. Bill
Me Later's unique combination of convenience, security and flexibility at the
point of sale improves the overall buying experience online and via the
telephone. Retailers offering Bill Me Later experience higher sales, lower
transaction costs and a streamlined integration.
I4 Commerce has strategic alliances for merchant distribution with the
largest payment companies in the industry, including First Data Corporation
and Paymentech. Through these alliances, Bill Me Later can be offered by over
70% of merchants leveraging the same scaled infrastructure that manages credit
card transactions. For more information, visit http://www.i4commerce.com .
MEDIA INQUIRIES, CONTACT:
Connie Lee for Bill Me Later