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  • Hotwire update
    5 days ago

    Tired of the Deep Freeze? Hotwire President shares warm weather travel tips with Fox News.

    As temperatures dip in January and February, so do travel prices

    If you're eager to escape the cold, the window of opportunity for booking and traveling is right now. While winter escapes have become more popular over the years, they still represent less than 22 percent of the trips taken in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the U.S.

  • Hotwire update
    6 days ago

    MBA Networking Event: Boston University School of Management's West Coast Networking Club (WCNC) was recently in San Francisco, visiting leading technology companies in the Bay Area. As part of their West Coast Tech Trek, MBA students met with companies that are transforming business through technology and Hotwire, Carrentals and Expedia were very excited to take part in this event!  WCNC is a student-run organization, more information can be found here:


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Hotwire Interviews

Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014

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    Customer Service Manager Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at Hotwire.

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    initial communication began with a standard HR telephone interview. I then had a phone interview with the hiring manager and was told I would hear in a couple of weeks whether I would be brought out to headquarters for a face to face interview. I was called a couple of days later and arrangements were made to fly me out. I was e-mailed flight and hotel information along with the interview schedule for the day. No other support of guidance was provided I needed to figure everything out as far as getting to hotel and office the next day. The interview was a series of interviews with different people including a phone interview with their outsourced call center vendor. It was a total of five people I met with, there were no bathroom breaks or such given in between any of the different people. They gave the impression I was taking up too much of their time. I left to catch public transport, at my expense, back to the airport and got a voice mail the next day that I had been turned down.

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Hotwire Awards & Accolades

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Silver for General Website (Travel Category), W3 Awards, 2011
Leading Provider of Outstanding Ground Transportation Deals, Travelzoo Awards, 2011
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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Expedia
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Consumer Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. is an award winning website and Hotwire, Inc. is an operating company within Expedia, Inc. For more information, visit operates sites in 12 countries worldwide.

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