With Results in for the U.S. Presidential Election, Hotwire Reveals That the Majority of Americans Would Also Prefer to Vacation

 With Results in for the U.S. Presidential Election, Hotwire Reveals That the
Majority of Americans Would Also Prefer to Vacation with Barack Obama vs. Mitt
                                    Romney

While Most Folks Can't Vacation with the POTUS, They can Visit Some Favorite
Locales of the First Family at a Fraction of the Cost

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --With the election now behind us
and Barack Obama being elected to serve a second term as the President of the
United States, Americans have also weighed in on presidential travel partner
preferences, and the results were in line with the election. According to the
second annual Hotwire® American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted by Harris
Interactive among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, if they had to
choose, the majority of Americans (60 percent) would rather spend their
vacation time with President Barack Obama over defeated presidential candidate
Mitt Romney (40 percent). In addition, the survey further found that Americans
would like to spend Thanksgiving with the POTUS over any other holiday.

"This was a close election, and now that the ballots are in, it's clear that
Americans also have very distinct ideas about who would make a better travel
friend," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "However, regardless
of companion preferences between candidates, at Hotwire one thing is certain:
travelers don't have to pay presidential prices to visit favorite First Family
destinations like Martha's Vineyard, Santa Barbara and Hawaii."

The survey also found that, of the 60 percent of U.S. adults who would prefer
to vacation with President Barack Obama:

  o41 percent would most want to spend their Thanksgiving vacation with him
  o19 percent would most want to ring in the New Year with him
  o13 percent would most want to spend Christmas with him
  oEight percent would most want to spend Halloween with him
  oAnd, 18 percent would most want to spend some other holiday with him

Conversely, of the 40 percent of U.S. adults who would prefer to travel with
presidential candidate Mitt Romney:

  o38 percent stated they would want to spend their Thanksgiving vacation
    with him
  o15 percent would most want to ring in the New Year with him
  o13 percent would most want to spend Christmas with him
  oEight percent would most want to spend Halloween with him
  oAnd, 26 percent indicated that they'd most want to spend some other
    holiday with him

To celebrate election fever, Hotwire has compiled a list of five popular
holiday destinations for presidents past and present where Americans can
experience deep savings this holiday season. These destinations include:

Destination           Sample Hotel Deal on Neighborhood/Area
                      Hotwire
1. Honolulu, HI      4-star       $132    Waikiki Beach
2. Martha's Vineyard, 3-star       $96     Martha's Vineyard - Edgartown
   MA
3. Santa Barbara, CA 3-star       $166    Santa Barbara – near city center
4. Jackson Hole, WY  3.5-star     $98     Jackson Hole – near city center
5. Washington D.C.   4.5-star      $122    White House -
                                            Downtown

Hotel sample rates are based on Hotwire searches made on 11/05/12 for travel
dates of 11/21/12 – 11/25/12. All hotel sample rates are Hotwire Hot
Rates.

*Survey Methodology
Harris Interactive® fielded the study on behalf of Hotwire from October 15-17,
2012 via its QuickQuery^SM online omnibus service, interviewing 2,133 U.S.
adults aged 18 years and older. This data were weighted to reflect the
composition of the general adult population. No estimates of theoretical
sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available. For
complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact
Monica Caires at Monica@atomicpr.com or (323) 648-5426.

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, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help
travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. Hotwire.com
is anaward-winningwebsite and Hotwire, Inc. is an operating company of
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Contact:
Monica Caires
Atomic PR
(323) 648-5426
Monica@atomicpr.com

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