History of the Online Travel Industry Pioneer

In 1996, a small division within Microsoft launched online travel booking site Expedia.com®, giving consumers a revolutionary new way to research and book travel. Since that time, Expedia, Inc. has evolved into the world’s leading online travel company, with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s most notable travel brands.

Major Milestone Timeline

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2006

OCTOBER

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Expedia!Fun rebranded to Expedia Local Expert
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Expedia.com celebrates 10 year anniversary

APRIL

Michael Adler
2005
THE IAC YEARS (June 2003- Aug 2005)
2005

JANUARY

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2004

APRIL

TripAdvisor
IAC acquires TripAdvisor (announced 03/04)

MARCH

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IAC acquires Egencia and rebrands it Expedia Corporate Travel

2003

NOVEMBER

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IAC acquires Hotwire (announced 09/03)

AUGUST

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IAC acquires Expedia (announced 03/03)

JUNE

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THE EARLY YEARS (1996-2002)
2002

NOVEMBER

Expedia Corporate Travel Logo

2000

JANUARY

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Expedia acquires Travelscape.com, Inc.

1999
NOVEMBER

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1996

OCTOBER

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Expedia.com debuts on web as Microsoft Expedia Travel Services