Mission

About our travel family

Hotwire is a small brand that has been powered by a community of savvy travelers since 2000. Much like the road less traveled, we’ve charted the twists and turns of changing industry landscapes to consistently enable spontaneous travel for all. Curiosity and passion fuel our desire to take our company, and our culture, into new spaces through innovation. 
 
We’re here to incite and inspire. We’re here to lead you to more meaningful travel moments, enabling you to take “just one more day” at a discounted price. With each new adventure we reflect on where we’ve been, and look forward with excitement to where we’re headed. At the end of a challenging day, it’s the journey we value most, not just the deal.
 
At Hotwire, we’re constantly looking towards the horizon, ready to learn more about ourselves and how to build a better product for our fellow travelers along the way. 
 
 

About our history

We launched in 2000 with an innovative proposition: our Hot Rate® Hotels, Hot Rate® Cars and Hot Rate® Flights offer travelers deep discounts if they wait to learn the name of the hotel, car rental agency or airline until after they book. After more than 15 years of innovating in the online travel space, we now offer a robust portfolio of travel products – including the option to book your favorite travel brands by name. Either way, we have you covered.
 
Hotwire, Inc. is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands.