How Does Hotwire Compare to Other Travel Sites?

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Not so long ago, those of us with wanderlust required the services of a professional travel agent, relied on word-of-mouth reviews about hotels, made reservations by phone sight-unseen or simply improvised on the go with our guidebooks in hand. These days, the world is at our fingertips thanks to multiple websites geared towards educating us about and ultimately helping us secure the best travel deals available. So where does Hotwire fit in? Launched in 2000 and later becoming part of the Expedia Group in 2003, Hotwire was one of the first online travel websites to work directly with suppliers to book unsold inventory. 

To this day, Hotwire continues to offer some of the top travel discounts and deals around — but it's not the only site to do so. Find out how Hotwire compares to other websites that help you book flights, hotel stays and vacation packages.