Hotels.com Welcome Rewards celebrates 4th anniversary Global membership base reaches more than five million

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome Rewards®, the industry-leading loyalty program from Hotels.com®, is celebrating its fourth anniversary in the United States, as the global membership base exceeds five million travellers since its launch in 2008.

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Rewarding leisure and business travelers with one free* night's accommodation for every ten nights stayed, the Welcome Rewards program gives Hotels.com customers the chance to redeem their free night's accommodation across more than 85,000 hotels globally, with no blackouts.

"Americans love loyalty programs and we are proud of Welcome Rewards as it is simple and easy-to-use as well as more generous than many existing hotel loyalty programs," said Nigel Pocklington, chief marketing officer of Hotels.com.

To celebrate the anniversary, Hotels.com is offering U.S. travelers up to 40 percent off** selected hotel bookings made through the Hotels.com Welcome Rewards Anniversary Sale.

To mark the four-year milestone, Hotels.com invited prominent American bloggers to experience the benefits of the program first-hand. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

For more information and access to Hotels.com's exclusive Welcome Rewards promotion, please visit Hotels.com.

About the Hotels.com Welcome Rewards program:

  • Ten nights can be booked at once or separately and can be across multiple eligible hotels.
  • Hotels participating in the Welcome Rewards program are clearly marked on Hotels.com.
  • The free* night can be redeemed at anytime of the year – there are no blackout periods.
  • The free* night is valued at the average rate of the ten nights stayed – customers have the option to use the free night for a higher rate room by paying the difference.
  • Welcome Rewards credits never expire as long as there is activity on the account every 12 months.

Press contacts:
Megan Tyrie – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 593-5815
Email: MeganT@finnpartners.com  

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com

About Hotels.com®
Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through its global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with almost 155,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There are more than 6.5 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading loyalty program Welcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travelers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded at www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data available at www.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcom, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com is part of Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands. 

Hotels.com, Welcome Rewards, Finding You The Perfect Place and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2012 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50

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