Hotwire and certified hopeless romantic Joe Amabile are looking for newly-minted couples to join the Love at Last Minute Challenge, which sets out to see which relationships have the potential to last long after their last-minute, “Quickie” trip with Hotwire, with the opportunity to win $10,000 at stake.

Here’s how it works:

1. Couples can enter by 11/5 by uploading a travel Q&A video and answering a few quick questions about their relationship by clicking the link below

2. Joe Amabile will put his quick-connection experience to work and select three (3) couples he thinks have what it takes to go the distance

3. Those lucky couples will embark on an all-expenses paid last-minute Quickie itinerary curated by Joe himself in one of Hotwire’s coveted top cities for a Quickie

Once their Quickies are complete, any (or all) of the couples that can demonstrate that they are still together after their trip will be rewarded with $10,000 they can choose to use for their next 5-star baecation, compliments of Hotwire!

After more than 18 months of a severe travel drought, Americans are itching to get away and make up for lost time with more trips and better experiences. A new survey by Hotwire shows a corresponding interest in short, last-minute trips ... also known as quickies!

This is especially true for the nearly 50% of millennials that are motivated to travel ASAP to see if the virtual dating-app spark they found during quarantine can turn into a long-lasting, IRL flame. That’s why last-minute travel app Hotwire and reality show heartthrob Joe Amabile are on a nationwide search for three newly-minted couples ready to put their relationship to the test as part of the internet’s quickest dating challenge-Love at Last Minute!

To create the third annual “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie Index,” Hotwire analyzed 10,000 data points across 350 destinations to uncover the best cities for travelers looking to level up their upcoming travel to make up for trips lost to 2020. That means these cities offer more at every turn: more 4 and 5-star options, amazing value, swankier amenities, and more experiences at the destination, all available within the Hotwire app.


2021 Index

2020 Index

In this survey, Hotwire went straight to the source to find out what the top traveler priorities are today and how travelers are changing the way they book, increasingly opting for quick, spontaneous getaways that offer more savings when booking last minute with Hotwire, and more money saved to splurge on fancy experiences.

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Hotwire and reality show heartthrob Joe Amabile have teamed up to announce the internet’s quickest dating challenge, Love at Last Minute, which sets out to see which relationship(s) have the potential to last long after a last-minute, “Quickie” trip with Hotwire, with the opportunity for up to three couples to win a grand prize of $10,000 each.

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Hotwire releases 3rd annual "America's Best Cities For A Quickie" Index with the best destinations for an upgraded getaway. Top 40 Cities for 2021 were ranked based on an increased appetite for "Revenge Travel" and desire to level up travel experiences.

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