Hotwire Uncovers Last Minute Independence Day Deals Worth Celebrating Fourth of July Falling Mid-Week Creates 10 Days of Deals Before, After and During the Holiday in Cities Booming with Fireworks, BBQs and Parties

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today revealed its list of 10 last minute Fourth of July deal destinations. While Independence Day falling on a Wednesday may seem like an inconvenience to some, the holiday's rare mid-week placement is actually creating good deal opportunities, especially on 4-star and higher hotels. When counting the weekends before and after the Fourth, travelers can score 10 days of bargains on all their travel needs. With the holiday week less than two weeks away, these deals leading into and out of Independence Day will help guide travelers toward destinations where they will get more bang – for their buck and from fireworks.

"With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, travelers have two weekends – the one before or after the holiday – to plan a trip at deeply discounted prices," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "With demand split across these two weekends, hotels, airlines and car rental agencies won't be booked up during either one, leading to great deals across the board for nearly 10 days! Folks should jump on these deals now, especially in light of overall high summer travel prices."

Among the best destinations to score a deal on either end of the holiday are Orlando, Las Vegas, New York and Seattle. Many of Orlando's theme parks will be hosting Independence Day celebrations that the whole family can enjoy, while Vegas will add even more lights to the Strip with their fireworks display. New York will light up the sky over the Hudson River with the 35th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show and Seattle will do the same over its Lake Union for the Family 4th at Lake Union celebration. Those looking to travel the weekend before the holiday should check out Ft. Lauderdale, while travelers looking to kick off the trip with Independence Day should take a look at Miami. No matter what side of the Fourth they land on, these deals represent a welcome respite for travelers forecasted to experience exceptionally high summer travel costs as we head more into the season.

Some of the best deal destinations leading into and out of the Fourth of July are:

Weekend leading into July 4th (June 29 – July 5)




Destinations

Price Drops for 4-star and Higher Hotels

Avg. Hotwire 4-star and Higher Hotel Price




Orlando, Florida 

- 16%

$79

Las Vegas, Nevada

- 13%

$91

New York, New York

- 9%

$154

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

- 7%

$89

Seattle, Washington

- 5%

$135







Weekend leading out of July 4th (July 4 – 9)




Destinations

Price Drops for 4-star and Higher Hotels

Avg. Hotwire 4-star and Higher Hotel Price




Orlando, Florida 

- 13%

$81

New York, New York

- 9%

$151

Miami, Florida 

- 7%

$112

Seattle, Washington

- 7%

$134

Las Vegas, Nevada

- 5%

$93




Hotwire® average nightly hotel rates are for 4-star and higher hotels and are based on Hot Rate® bookings made from May 1 – June 12 for stays between the above dates.

About Hotwire

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 award-winning website and operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST# 2053390-50.  NST: 20003-0209.  For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com. Hotwire operates in 8 countries worldwide: www.hotwire.com, www.hotwire.com/uk, www.hotwire.com/ie, www.hotwire.com/au, www.hotwire.com/nz, www.hotwire.com/se, www.hotwire.com/no and www.hotwire.com/dk. In addition to Hotwire, The Hotwire Group of websites includes: www.hotwire.com, www.travel-ticker.com, www.carrentals.com.  

Hotwire, Hotwire.com, the Hotwire logo and Hot Rate are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Hotwire, Inc.  All rights reserved. CST# 2053390-40.

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Melissa Penn
Atomic PR
(323) 648-5426
melissa.penn@atomicpr.com

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