Expedia and Marriott International Continue Successful Relationship Under New Multi-Year Agreement

Expedia and Marriott celebrate a nearly decade-long relationship

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE)(http://www.expedia.com/), the world's leading online travel company, and Marriott International, Inc. today announced a new multi-year agreement that extends one of the longest running strategic relationships in the online travel industry.

"The success of our relationship with Marriott is a perfect example of Expedia's commitment to the business of our partners, both in the short and long term," said Melissa Maher, vice president of hotel strategic accounts, Expedia. "This new agreement with Marriott builds on our long history of flexible, collaborative agreements that meet the unique needs of each of our supply partners."

"Renewing this strategic relationship with Expedia gives us valuable exposure and distribution in the leisure market across the globe, by virtue of Expedia's size and global brand presence," said Larraine Voll Morris, vice president, eDistribution, Marriott. "We are pleased to continue this beneficial relationship."

This longstanding business arrangement gives Marriott properties access to Expedia's extensive targeted promotional and merchandising opportunities to reach travelers throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Marriott's properties also benefit from direct access to Expedia's global travel marketplace through ExpediaConnect, the technology solution for chain hotels to connect directly into Expedia's global marketplace.

Marriott properties are consistently among the highest rated in the world by Expedia customers. In 2008 alone, 90 Marriott-branded properties were recognized on the Expedia Insiders' Select list, a ranking of the world's best hotels.

About Expedia, Inc. and Expedia Partner Services Group

Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company. With more than 60 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, its portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com, hotels.com, Hotwire, Egencia (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor, Expedia Local Expert, Classic Vacations and eLong. Expedia Partner Services Group (PSG) is the central point of contact for travel suppliers to access the global Expedia marketplace. With hundreds of employees in local markets throughout the world, Expedia PSG makes it easy for suppliers to meet their global distribution objectives, and delivers a portfolio of innovative connectivity solutions, rate and inventory management tools, business intelligence reports, and online marketing expertise.

About Marriott International, Inc.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 3,100 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.

Expedia and Expedia.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Classic Vacations is either a trademark or registered trademark of Classic Vacations, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. hotels.com is either a trademark or registered trademark of hotels.com, L.P., a subsidiary of hotels.com in the U.S. and/or other countries. Hotwire is either a trademark or registered trademark of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. TripAdvisor is either a trademark or registered trademark of TripAdvisor, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.

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