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LAST UPDATED: June 27th, 2019
The Hotwire travel booking site has saved travelers thousands of dollars through its booking strategy. Hotwire, which launched in 2000, is part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. The company's sister brands include Expedia,,, Classic Vacations, Egencia, and TripAdvisor. 

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The Good

  • Travel services
  • Mobile app
  • Insurance

Travel Services

Travelers can book a number of travel accommodations and services through Hotwire, including flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages. Hotwire also allows users to filter search options so that they can quickly find exactly what they are looking for.

Mobile App

Hotwire offers a free mobile app that is compatible with Apple and Android devices. Customers who download the app can instantly view and book travel services using their mobile device.


Hotwire provides its customers with travel protection underwritten by Allianz. Insurance policies cover trip cancellations, interruptions, and delays; emergency medical and dental expenses; and baggage loss and delay to give customers peace of mind while they travel.

The Bad

  • Limited booking options
  • No rewards plan

Limited Booking Options

Hotwire only offers its customers the option to book online. While this is convenient for many travelers, others would be more comfortable booking in person or over the phone.

No Rewards Plan

Unfortunately, Hotwire does not provide a rewards program for its customers to participate in.

The Bottom Line

Hotwire offers several travel services, a mobile app, and insurance to its customers. However, the company only allows customers to book online and does not offer a rewards plan.
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Thomas Hullinger Pleasant Grove, UT

Hotwire gives me a lot of options for travel. I can compare and I can see what they look like. There is lots of information and they can give me an update as well when something that I was looking at comes back at a better price.

3 years ago