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Book Now, Pay Later: Hotels.com Gives Customers a Flexible Payment Option

Hotels.com Launches Bill Me Later(R) Promotion Offering Customers No Payments

Until June 2005*



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    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.
 
     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.  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:
      Nicole Hockin
      Hotels.com
      469-335-1595
      nhockin@hotels.com
 
      Connie Lee for Bill Me Later
      RFBinder Partners
      212-994-7542
      connie.lee@rfbinder.com
 
 

SOURCE Hotels.com

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