Thursday, November 13, 2008

Traveling This Holiday Season? Book With Expedia and Give Yourself the Gift of a Vacation

PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expedia announced today some good news for the approximately 32 million U.S. travelers planning to fly this holiday season(1) -- book your holiday flight with Expedia and receive $200 toward a vacation in 2009. Whether the annual pilgrimage home for the holidays is their favorite vacation of the year, or it reminds travelers how much they actually need a vacation, Expedia has launched its Holiday Kickback promotion to help make the holidays a little merrier.

The Expedia Holiday Kickback, which is available to travelers booking and flying round-trip within the U.S. prior to January 3, 2009, includes a $200 coupon to use on a flight and hotel stay of five or more nights between January 3, 2009 and March 30, 2009. To redeem coupon, travel must be booked before March 25, 2009.

"We know that many people are committed to traveling to see their families during the holidays, and they may end up prioritizing that trip over a vacation for themselves," said Sean Kell, general manager of "The Expedia Holiday Kickback was created to give holiday travelers across the country something to look forward to while visiting family this holiday season."

The winter months hold some of the best vacation values, with many destinations lowering prices as demand drops. In addition, many U.S. airfares are at or below 2007 rates. Following are a few examples of the current deals Expedia has for travel in early 2009 -- toward which the $200 Holiday Kickback Coupon could be applied:

-- Flight + five nights in the Waikiki Marina Resort in Honolulu, starting
from $490 per person
-- Flight + five nights in the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui, starting from
$791 per person

-- Flight + five nights in the Paradise Island Harbor Resort All Inclusive
in the Bahamas (Nassau), starting from $734 per person
-- Flight + five nights in the Casa Marina Beach and Reef -- an Amhsa
Marina Resort in the Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata), starting from
$575 per person

-- Flight + five nights in the Sheraton Suites Plantation in Fort
Lauderdale, starting from $549 per person
-- Flight + five nights in the Wyndham Orlando Resort, starting from $515
per person

For some U.S. travelers, the first trip they plan in 2009 may be to attend the 56th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. For those travelers, Expedia has launched a new travel resource as go-to source for insider tips to help visitors make the most of their time and budget in the nation's capital during the presidential inauguration.

For more information on inauguration travel, visit For more information on the Expedia Holiday Kickback and to book your holiday travel now, visit

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