World's Largest Online Travel Company Grows Hotel Reservations for Israeli Hotels

Hundreds to attend Expedia hotel revenue management seminar

Nov. 24, 2010 – Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, today released new data showing 28% growth in reservations at hotel properties in Israel made on the more than 90 Expedia® and Hotels.com® sites in over 60 countries worldwide. The highest number of Israel hotel reservations are made on Expedia and Hotels.com sites in the U.S., the U.K., and France.

“We are working closely with more and more Israeli hotel partners to help them reach the millions of travelers who book travel on our international websites,” said Diego Lofeudo, Director of Market Management for Expedia, EMEA. “Together with our local travel partner in Israel, International Group Travel, we have formed a team that is both local and international, bringing the best mix of market knowledge available in the online travel industry to our partners in Israel.”

The number of Israeli hotels that have partnered with Expedia has grown nearly 20% in the last 12 months. Today, more than 130,000 hotels are available through Expedia, which handles more hotel bookings than any other travel agency in the world. For these hotels, becoming a part of Expedia’s global online travel marketplace means exposure to nearly 60 million travelers who shop for and book travel on the more than 90 localized Expedia- and Hotels.com-branded travel booking sites each month, reaching consumers in more than 60 countries around the globe.

Expedia has operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. Its team includes hundreds of hotel relationship managers and revenue management specialists based in local markets to assist hotel partners in developing individualized distribution strategies. Expedia currently has a team of five hotel market managers based in Tel Aviv who are responsible for working with hotels throughout Israel.

Expedia is hosting a hotel summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv on Thursday, November 24th at 11:00am. Nearly 120 members of the local hospitality community are expected to attend the event, where Expedia will present on global and local travel trends and strategies for Israeli hotel owners and managers to maximize revenue in 2011. Expedia also plans to recognize outstanding achievements made within the market during 2010.

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 Expedia Partner Services Group
Expedia Partner Services Group (PSG) is the central point of contact for travel suppliers to access the global Expedia marketplace of leading travel brands comprising more than 90 points of sale worldwide. 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.

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