Hotel Stay of Three or More Nights Earns Travelers a $50 Gas Card

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gas prices got you down? Expedia® says “fill ‘er up!” The world’s leading online travel company today announced another incentive to hit the road this summer. Every Monday through Friday, each week through the end of June, Expedia is rewarding travelers with a free $50 Gas Money Prepaid Mastercard® when they book a hotel stay of three or more nights. Part of Expedia’s “Summer of Adventure” Sale, the offer is good for stays at hundreds of participating hotels across the U.S., and the cards are redeemable through August 31, 2008 at virtually any gas station.


“Summer vacation is an American institution and we want to ensure that the price of gas doesn’t come between travelers and this precious time to get away,” said Paul Brown, president, “Between this pre-paid gas card and the thousands of deals running in our summer sale, we’re offering values that will allow all travelers to plan the summer adventure getaway that is right for them.”


Expedia’s Summer of Adventure Sale is the largest in the site’s history, with up to 30 percent off hotels, cruises, car rentals and activities in more than 220 destinations in the U.S. and abroad — and more deals added daily ( Examples of hotels participating in the summer sale and free gas card incentive include:


  -- Kona Kai Resort in San Diego: Three-star resort with standalone stays
     from $167 per night
  -- Hotel ZaZa in Houston: Four-star hotel with standalone stays from $134
     per night
  -- Hotel Blake in Chicago: Three-and-a-half-star hotel with standalone
     stays from $149
  -- Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove in Miami: Four-star hotel with
     standalone hotel stays from $199 per night
  -- Roosevelt Hotel in New York: Three-and-a-half-star hotel with
     standalone stays from $299 a night

About Expedia


Expedia ® is the world’s leading online travel provider, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia ( aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia® Best Price Guarantee, Expedia promises to offer to its customers the best rates available online for all types of travel, making it the most comprehensive customer guarantee in online travel. Expedia is dedicated to positively impacting global tourism by providing travelers environmentally conscious travel options. Expedia is a founding member of the World Heritage Alliance — a joint initiative with the United Nations Foundation to promote sustainable tourism. Expedia is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).


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SOURCE: Expedia, Inc.


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