Redeemable at 100,000+ properties and destinations worldwide
TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - A new breakthrough for the experiential, Hotels.com® is making it easier to give the gift of travel for the holidays, or any day of the year, thanks to the introduction of the Hotels.com Gift Card in the U.S. and Canada.
Gift cards have been a consumer mainstay for decades, but shoppers seeking a travel gift card have been limited to airline- and hotel chain-specific selections until now. The Hotels.com Gift Card is a more convenient and flexible option and is redeemable at more than 100,000 hotels, chain properties, resorts, and bed and breakfast accommodations worldwide through the Hotels.com website. Gift card remains the most requested gift item during the holiday season as 58 percent of holiday shoppers plan to purchase a gift card this year1.
"Our new gift card is the first of its kind in the travel space for both gift givers and gift recipients, and it's redefining the gift of travel," said Neha Parikh, VP and General Manager, Hotels.com North America. "Whether you want to give the gift of a resort getaway with friends, a romantic weekend on the beach, or a remote lakeside family retreat, the Hotels.com Gift Card lets travellers choose among thousands of options to create unique experiences."
With no applicable fees or expiration dates, recipients are able to purchase Hotels.com Gift Cards in values as low as $10 on the Hotels.com U.S. and Canadian websites. Each card's value can be applied to the balance of new hotel reservations at the time of booking.
The Hotels.com Gift Card can be purchased as an instantly redeemable e-gift card or plastic card at http://www.hotels.com/giftcards.
Travellers can let us know where they would vacation if they received the gift of travel on Twitter @hotelsdotcomca and using the hashtag #giftoftravel.
1 PwC US and Strategy& 2014 Holiday Outlook: Top trends, consumer behaviors and implications for retailers
Hotels.com L.P. operates Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website with over 365,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.
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For further information: Press Contacts: Lauren Wasley, energiPR for Hotels.com, Phone: (416) 425-9143 x 19, Email: [email protected], @energiPR; Taylor L. Cole, APR, Hotels.com North America, Phone: (469) 335-8442, Email: [email protected], @TravelwithTLC