Hotwire Survey Reveals Working Americans Will Have an Average of Nine Paid Vacation Days Leftover in 2012

  Hotwire Survey Reveals Working Americans Will Have an Average of Nine Paid
                        Vacation Days Leftover in 2012

Up 48 Percent from Last Year, Travel Experts Suggest Americans Still Have Time
to Make the Most of Their Unused Vacation Days at Deeply Discounted Rates

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/®, a leading discount
travel site, today released additional findings from its second annual
American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive in
October 2012 among over 2,000 U.S. adults. The new information shows that that
most Americans will leave an average of 9.2 paid vacation days on the table
this year, a 48 percent increase from 2011's average of 6.2 unused paid
vacation days.

While the majority of working Americans haven't taken advantage of all their
vacation days, the Survey showed that they'd like to. According to the new
information, 87 percent of Americans would take more leisure trips if they
felt they had the time and the money to do so.

"It's obvious that people want to travel more, but these surprising results
also make it clear that if they do not find the savings or a deal to do so
they will not take that extra trip, leaving many with over a week of leftover
paid vacation," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "The good
news is that our data shows one of the best times to travel is just around the
corner. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, hotels, airlines and car rental
companies will inundate sites like Hotwire with some of the best deals we'll
see all year."

There's no time like the present to take advantage of your unused vacation
days and book that trip you've wanted to go on. To help illustrate the deep
savings consumers can find between Thanksgiving and Christmas as compared to
the peak summer season, Hotwire® has compiled a list of the top 10
destinations that will offer the deepest hotel savings. These destinations

Destination      Price    Sample Deal      Neighborhood/Area
1.    Boston, MA  -33%     4-star $107  Boston Common
2.    San Francisco, CA    -28%     4-star          Fisherman's Wharf
3.    Seattle, WA               -26%     4-star       Downtown – Pike
                                         $95         Place
4.    Denver, CO          -25%     4-star       Greater Downtown
5.    Washington, D.C.          -24%     4-star $85   Capitol Hill
6.    San Diego, CA        -23%     4-star $96 Gas Lamp District
7.    Chicago, IL    -17%     4-star $111 Magnificent Mile
8.    Orange County, CA         -16%     4-star       Newport Beach
9.    Las Vegas, NV      -13%     5-star          The Strip – North
10.   Atlanta,                  -13%     4-star       Perimeter
      GA                  $65

In addition to the deep savings associated with travel between Thanksgiving
and Christmas, there are numerous other times throughout the year when
Americans can cash in on their unused vacation days while staying within their
budget. By turning to the Hotwire® travel app, Americans will be able to take
more trips and save year round on travel to exciting and rejuvenating locales.

Above savings are calculated by comparing Hotwire Hot Rates® for select
destinations during peak season (7/1-10/1) against Hotwire Hot Rates this the
weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas (11/26-12/18). Hotel sample rates
are based on Hotwire searches made on 11/12/12 for travel dates of 11/30/12 –
12/03/12. All hotel sample rates are Hotwire Hot Rates.

Survey Methodology
Harris Interactive^® fielded the study on behalf of Hotwire, Inc. 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 was 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
Andrew Reynolds at or (323) 648-5425.

About Hotwire® 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.
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Andrew Reynolds
Atomic PR
(323) 648-5425


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