With tax season upon us, Expedia, Inc. today announced that its WWTE(TM) private-label technology now powers travel services on a new Intuit Web site (www.RockYourRefund.com), enabling customers to book vacation packages and hotels online. The new site, geared toward young tax filers ages 18-24, offers a quick and easy way to prepare and file taxes online. With an average tax refund of $900 for this age group, taxpayers can choose to use a refund to book great travel packages online to their favorite destinations.
The addition of WWTE travel discounts and services on the site delivers added value to visitors with discounts of up to $200 off regularly offered WWTE vacation package prices. Bookings must be made by July 31, 2005*. In addition, visitors to RockYourRefund.com can pay just $5.95 to prepare a federal return using the most popular TurboTax for the Web(SM) tax preparation service, which includes the ability to e-file for a faster refund.
"RockYourRefund.com is a convenient, one-stop shop that makes it easy for young taxpayers to prepare and file their taxes online and then book a value vacation package or hotel. It's a great way to spend a well-deserved refund," said Michael Maron, director of RockYourRefund.com.
Expedia(R)'s WWTE private-label technology provides booking access to a vast selection of vacation package options from Expedia as well as tens of thousands of hotels, from boutique properties to major chains.
"We are excited to be working with Intuit by providing online visitors to RockYourRefund.com with the added convenience of booking vacation packages and hotels," said Tony Gonchar, vice president, private label at Expedia, Inc. "This demonstrates the added value that Expedia's WWTE can bring to companies that aren't in the travel industry, but are interested in diversifying their online presence by offering more services to their customers, including travel."
WWTE, operated by Travelscape, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc., provides private label booking solutions for travel suppliers looking to enhance their product offerings. The WWTE private label solution gives travel suppliers the ability to enhance their own Web sites with industry leading cross-sell and dynamic packaging solutions offering access to highly competitive travel products and services. Additional information about WWTE can be found at http://www.wwte.com/. Expedia, Inc. is an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp
NOTE: Expedia, Expedia.com, WWTE and the airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States, Canada and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
*You must enter the correct coupon code from the site to receive your savings. See site for savings. Stay three nights and spend $300 on a hotel only reservation and receive a $50 discount. Stay three nights and spend $1200 on an air+hotel vacation package and receive a $100 discount. Stay 6 nights and spend $2000 on an air+hotel vacation package and receive a $200 discount. All minimum spending must be before taxes and fees. All vacations are based on availability and subject to change without notice. Bookings must be made by July 31, 2005.
SOURCE: Expedia, Inc.
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