July 10, 2014 11:21 AM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Hotwire, Inc.

Company Overview

Hotwire, Inc. operates a discount travel site that offers discounts on airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages, and cruises in the United States and internationally. It obtains deep discounts from travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms, and rental cars. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California. Hotwire, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Expedia Inc.

655 Montgomery Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Hotwire, Inc.

Age: 43
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Expedia Inc and President of Expedia Inc
Age: 44
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Hotwire, Inc. Key Developments

Judge in Texas Decides $55 Million in Hotel Tax Dispute Against Expedia Inc., Hotwire, Inc., Hotels.com, Priceline.com Incorporated and Orbitz Worldwide, Inc

A federal judge in Texas has decided 11 online travel companies must pay $55 million to cities in a dispute over hotel occupancy taxes. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio set total damages and interest. Garcia had requested that both sides reach an agreement on the amount owed as he prepares to enter his final ruling in the 2006 class-action case. The lawsuit to recover tourism tax revenue named online travel groups including Expedia Inc., Hotwire Inc., Hotels.com, Priceline.com and Orbitz Worldwide Inc.

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