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Travelers Can "Trip-or-Treat" With the hotels.com Halloween Sale and Gift Card Perks

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Travelers Can "Trip-or-Treat" With the hotels.com Halloween Sale and Gift Card Perks11:26 EDT Tuesday, October 11, 2011More than 100 hotels offer up to 30% off on travel through November 7 and allow guests to pick their perkDALLAS, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Halloween, as children dress up and go trick-or-treating, travelers can get a treat of their own with the hotels.com® Halloween Sale. Thrill seekers and costume lovers can visit some of the spookiest Halloween festivals throughout the country, while getting great hotel deals and other treats. Hotels.com customers can pick their perk by selecting gift cards from over 100 restaurants and retailers nationwide. At select properties, guests can choose a $25 gift card when staying for two nights, or a $50 gift card when staying for three nights or longer. Rooms must be booked by October 31 for travel through November 7, 2011.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111011/DA84197)"Halloween is known for being a spooky holiday, but the hotels.com Halloween Sale won't scare travelers or their wallets," said Miguel Oliveira, Director of Merchandising and Promotional Products for hotels.com. "Fans of the ghostly holiday can celebrate by visiting some of the biggest Halloween parades and festivals while receiving gift cards to spend on food, clothes, travel and more."Chicago Hotel DealsOn October 29, the "Windy City" will transform into a spooky city with its annual Halloween Spooktacular, taking place on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The festival is free and fun for the whole family, with costumed characters filling the streets and free refreshments available. For some pre-Halloween excitement, visitors can check out the third annual Scarecrows on Parade starting October 15, where businesses lining Clark Street display their most creative scarecrow designs. Travelers can stay in Chicago at the Hotel Allegro, a Kimpton Hotel, and receive a $25 Pick Your Perk gift card for a two night stay. Rates at the Hotel Allegro, a 4-star property, start at $189 per night.Washington, D.C. Hotel DealsAt the 13th annual Boo at the Zoo celebration at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., families are invited to trick-or-treat amongst the animals and their keepers. Open October 21 -23, kids can stock up on candy and snacks while checking out some of the most frightening animals around. Visitors to the nation's capital can receive a Pick Your Perk gift card when staying at the Howard Johnson Washington DC North/BW Parkway, with rates starting at $64 per night, or the American Inn of Bethesda, with rates starting at $89 per night.Las Vegas Hotel DealsSin City plays host to some of the world's most outrageous parties, so it should come as no surprise that Halloween in Las Vegas is an over the top affair. Many hotels host their own private celebrations, but the public can attend the Las Vegas Halloween Parade in the Arts District on Halloween night. As part of the parade, judges will select the best costumes in categories including Wildest, Best Illuminated, Best Vegas Theme and more. After a long night of celebrating, visitors can get some rest at the 3-star Polo Towers - a Diamond Resorts International Destination, which sits directly across the street from world class dining and shopping at CityCenter, and boasts Strip and mountain views. Hotels.com customers booking through the Halloween Sale can receive a $25 gift card when staying two nights, or a $50 gift card when staying three nights or more.   All hotel deals are subject to availability. To book your hotel room, visit www.hotels.com or call 1-800-2-hotels. Other news is available at our media room: http://press.hotels.com/en-us/.Press contacts: Lily Karp ? Ruder Finn for hotels.comPhone: (212) 715-1696Email: karpl@ruderfinn.comTaylor L. Cole, APRhotels.com North AmericaPhone: (469) 335-8442Email: taycole@hotels.comAbout hotels.comHotels.com® is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering almost 140,000 properties in over 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. Hotels.com is the smarter way to book travel by offering  welcomerewards®, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of other travelers captured in over three million Guest Reviews and;  a Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking with hotels.com can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit hotels.com. Hotels.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcom and Twitter via www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom or visit the hotels.com Travel Smart Blog for consumer and business travel information. Get clayed at http://www.clayyourself.com. Detailed Hotel Price Index data is available at: http://www.hotel-price-index.com, hotels.com, A Smarter Way to Book?.Hotels.com and the hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of hotels.com, LP. 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