Expedia, Inc. to Support Doctors Without Borders

Travel industry leader to support medical humanitarian organization with financial contributions, travel and technology expertise, and business operations mentorship

BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's largest online travel company, today announced its support of the U.S. division of Doctors Without Borders /Medecins San Frontieres (MSF). MSF will be a primary recipient of charitable financial support from Expedia, Inc. and will have the opportunity to leverage the company's technology and travel resources where necessary.

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"MSF is grateful to Expedia for supporting our relief efforts," said Jennifer Tierney, Director of Development, MSF-USA.  "With their generous financial, in-kind, and pro-bono support, MSF will be able to provide assistance to people in war-torn countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, or in the wake of natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan."

An international, independent organization founded nearly 40 years ago, Doctors Without Borders has 19 offices worldwide and medical humanitarian projects in nearly 70 countries, providing aid to those living in areas affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, lack of health care and natural disasters.

Earlier this year, Expedia® made an initial donation to Doctors Without Borders as part of its employee matching gift program, through which the company matches employees' charitable donations up to $5,000 annually per employee. Doctors Without Borders was selected to receive Expedia's match to contributions made by company employees across the globe to fund relief efforts following the Pakistan floods.  Expedia plans to continue this practice, providing donations to Doctors Without Borders that match overall employee charitable giving following major global catastrophes.  Expedia also plans to explore other internal opportunities to fund additional contributions over the life of the relationship.

"At our foundation, Expedia is a global company with a desire to support the social, environmental, and economic conditions of communities around the world," said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, Inc.  "This sponsorship affords Expedia the opportunity to align our employees' humanitarian interests and desires to contribute on a global scale to an organization whose efforts bring aid to the suffering in the aftermath of unimaginable events.  Their work is truly commendable, and we're honored for the opportunity to be a part of that."

This announcement marks the first time Expedia has made a formal commitment to Doctors Without Borders on a corporate scale, however TripAdvisor®, an Expedia, Inc. brand, donated $392,000 to the organization in 2008 as part of their 'More Than Footprints' philanthropic initiative.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites; leading U.S. discount travel site Hotwire®; leading agency hotel company Venere.com™; Egencia®, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company; the world's largest travel community TripAdvisor® Media Network; destination activities provider ExpediaLocalExpert®; luxury travel specialist Classic Vacations®; and China's second largest booking site eLong™. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers vast opportunity to reach the most valuable audience of in-market travel consumers anywhere through TripAdvisor Media Network and Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network.  (NASDAQ: EXPE)

About Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.  Today, with 19 offices worldwide, Doctors Without Borders provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, and natural disasters.  In 1999, Doctors Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  For more information visit doctorswithoutborders.org.

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