Hotwire is an American travel brand that was started in a collaboration of American Airlines, Continental Airlines, America West Airlines, & United Airlines. It is basically a travel website through which people can book hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets, & vacation packages. The main working method of the company is to sell the unsold travel inventory at low prices. The company is based in San Francisco, California, United States. They are presently working as the subsidiary of Expedia, which is the owner of many other travel brands, including Egencia, Hotels.com, and ClassicVacations.com. The company was started with just 4 employees and now it has given employment to over 300 people that include their management & salespeople.
The management team of the company consists of six Vice Presidents & a General Manager.
There are many hotel rooms, rental cars & airline seats that usually become unsold at certain times. They are sold by the owner companies with the help of websites, such as Hotwire. The name of the participating companies isn’t revealed until customer pay the amount. Basically, the company has implemented a unique type of model that is popular with the name of Opaque. As per official site of the company, they work with top-level organizations that allow them to clean out the inventory that went unsold. In addition to that, the company also provide open travel APIs, which work in travel applications.