Travel Site Kicks Off “Quickie Getaway Sale” on National Just Because Day So Spontaneous Travelers Can Snag 5 & 4-Star Hotels over Labor Day in NY, LA, Miami, DC, Chicago and San Diego
“Just because” was ranked the No. 1 reason Americans book short, last-minute getaways, according to a recent nationwide survey by online travel site Hotwire®. To ensure spontaneous travelers can enjoy an incredible trip for no reason at all, Hotwire has announced it will kick off its most exclusive sale of the year on National Just Because Day (August 27), offering 5 and 4-star hotels in top American cities for a fixed price of only $59 through August 29, or until lodging supply sells out.
The “Quickie Getaway Sale” offers dramatic savings for Labor Day Weekend trips, with average nightly discounts in sale cities, which include NY, LA, Miami, DC, Chicago and San Diego, ranging from 69-81% off compared to room rates on other online travel sites for 4-5 star hotel stays during August 30 – September 2.
Hotwire is known for inspiring last-minute travel via their everyday Hot Rate® deals which offer customers 4-star hotels at 2-star prices by letting travelers define their desired hotel rate and key destination details, such as neighborhood, hotel amenities, and hotel star rating, then suggesting the best hotel for their needs, with the hotel name revealed after booking. Hotwire’s recent survey showed a strong demand for this type of booking:
- Nearly all Americans (90%) prefer short getaways of three nights or less vs. a longer vacation.
- 85% of Americans are willing to take a chance to get a great last-minute deal.
- The number one driver of last-minute “quickie” trips of 2-3 nights is no reason at all — 60% of American millennials book a quickie getaway “just because.”
- Other top reasons why millennials book these types of trips include the celebration of an event (39%) and needing a break or feeling burned out (51%).
Many of the $59 sale cities also appeared in Hotwire’s recent America’s Best Cities for a Quickie Index, which identified the top major, mid-size, small town, and itty-bitty cities perfect for a 2-3 night quick getaway, ranking the top 40 destinations based on best bang for the buck (value), ease of getting there (convenience) and high entertainment value.
Hotwire’s Quickie Getaway Sale launched August 27 and is expected to sell out quickly. Check out all the details and book here: hotwire.com/quickiegetaway
Need ideas for how you can plan your next “quickie” trip? For more information on how to “Make it a Quickie,” or to view the complete city index and custom itineraries, visit quickie.hotwire.com.