Hotwire is an online travel deals website that is owned by Expedia, a company that is traded publicly on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Operating Hotwire.com, the company was founded in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California. With Hotwire, travelers can search for discounts on every aspect of travel, including airfare, hotel accommodations and rental cars. The company also offers discounted vacation packages. The deals available on Hotwire.com provide hospitality businesses, airlines and car rental companies to fill empty seats and reserve unsold rooms and vehicles. A search engine feature allows users to quickly find all of the available offers in a particular destination.