Priceline.com Express Deals(SM) Hotel Service Offers Family Friendly Winter
Getaways For Up To 45% Off
Money-Saving Escapes For Presidents' Week And School Break
NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 14, 2013
NORWALK, Conn., Feb.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --School break is coming up and
you still haven't figured out what to do with the kids? Well, priceline.com
(Nasdaq: PCLN) has an answer. Using priceline.com's Express Deals hotel
service, families can save up to 45% on their hotel accommodations without
bidding. Savings are good for a long weekend, or a whole week. And travelers
will find these winter bargains all the way from the Florida and California
beaches, to the nation's biggest cities.
"Families will find very attractive fares and rates for travel over this
year's school breaks," said priceline.com's in-house Travel Ekspert Brian Ek.
"The average national airfare for the latter half of February is up a modest
2% over last year. Rental car rates in some locations are as low as $12 a day
for a compact car. And hotels are offering compelling discounts to attract
Where are the best bets for a family trip? "Florida is offering some great
deals right now, and that goes for the beaches, and for Orlando," said Ek.
"For shorter getaways, take a look at the big cities, like New York, San
Francisco and Washington, DC, where there are lots of things to do and see for
little or even no money. If you've been house-bound for awhile, just about
any getaway will be appreciated by the entire family."
For families, Ek recommended trying priceline.com's Express Deals hotel
service. "Like Name Your Own Price®, you don't receive the name of the hotel
until the reservation is made, but that's where the similarities end. Express
Deals is tailored for parents who need specific amenities – and a
wallet-pleasing rate. Just choose the city, neighborhood and star-level hotel
you want. You can see all of a hotel's amenities, including whether it has a
pool, on-site restaurant, whether it's pet-friendly, and more. You can even
choose a star-level hotel that offers more than one bed in a room. This way,
families get what they need, along with a rate that's been pre-discounted up
to 45% over published rates."
Here are some examples of Express Deals that were shopped on February 14^th
(prices and availability can change at any time. Quote price is rate-only
and does not include taxes and fees):
For a long weekend (February 22-24)
oWashington, DC. 3-star hotel in the Convention Center/Capitol Hill area.
Choice of 1 or 2 beds for $99 a night. Hotel also offers a pool, on-site
restaurant and fitness center.
oBoston. 4-star hotel in the Boston Common/Theater District area. Choice
of 2 double beds or 1 queen for $78 a night. Hotel is pet friendly and
also offers an on-site restaurant and fitness center.
For a week (February 17-24)
oOrlando. 3-star hotel in the Universal Orlando Resort/International Drive
North area. $96 a night for 1 bed, $119 a night for a 2-bedroom suite.
Hotel is pet friendly and also has a pool, free parking, an on-site
restaurant and fitness center.
oOrange County, CA. 4-star hotel in the Newport/Huntington Beach area.
$99 a night for choice of 1 or 2 beds. Hotel is pet friendly and offers a
pool, free airport shuttle, and an on-site restaurant and fitness center.
oDaytona Beach. 2.5-star hotel in the Ormond Beach area. $196 a night for
2 queen beds. Hotel offers a pool, micro-fridge, free breakfast, free
Internet, free parking, a fitness center, and is pet friendly.
Here are some examples of rental car savings that were obtained recently by
travelers using priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® rental car service
(quoted prices are rate-only and do not include taxes and fees. Rates and
availability are subject to change at any time).
oMiami, compact car, $12 a day.
oFort Lauderdale, economy car, $14 a day.
oTampa, economy car, $15 a day.
oSan Francisco, compact car, $14 a day.
oLos Angeles, compact car, $15 a day.
For flights, travelers can choose from hundred of published-price itineraries,
or use priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® airline ticketing service that can
save up to 40% over published fares. For more information, visit
www.priceline.com. Priceline.com also offers a free Priceline app for iPhone,
iPod touch, iPad and Android that lets travelers on the go book their hotel
rooms, airline tickets and rental cars, even at the last-minute.
About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel
reservations, with over 270,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is
composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and
Rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides
online travel services in over 180 countries in Europe, North America, South
America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world,
offering over 260,000 hotels (as of January 1, 2013), and is available in 41
languages. More recent hotel counts are available on the Booking.com website.
Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline
tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition
to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of
priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the
lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals^SM, where
travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.
Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available
in 38 languages. Rentalcars.com is a multinational car hire service, offering
its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided
in 40 languages.
Contact: Press Information: Brian Ek, +1-203-299-8167, email@example.com,
Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan, +1-203-299-8487,
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