Expedia.com.br: World’s online travel leader is now in Brazil to enable travelers to create their trip their way

With over 300 airlines and almost 155,000 hotels globally, as well as dynamic holiday packages, Expedia.com.br offers travelers from Brazil a one-stop shop for all of their travel needs

Sao Paulo, October 3, 2012 - Expedia®, the global leader in online travel, with a presence in 30 countries, announced today the launch of its website in Brazil. Expedia.com.br was developed so that Brazilians can create their trip their way.

"Today we announce the launch of Expedia.com.br in Brazil. Expedia offers the widest selection of flights, hotels, packages, car rentals and activities - all the great services for which Expedia is recognized around the world," said Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO Expedia, Inc. "We bring the experience we have gained in other places around the world to Brazil; a market that we believe represents a great opportunity for us," he continues.

With over 300 airlines and almost 155,000 hotels globally, as well as dynamic holiday packages, Expedia.com.br offers travelers from Brazil a one-stop shop for all of their travel needs. Expedia.com.br has established solid relationships in the Brazilian market with airlines, such as TAM, GOL and AZUL and 1,500 hotels within the country, across 150 cities. Expedia’s unmatched product offering and global footprint will enable it to uniquely serve the needs of Brazilian travelers.

Brazil is the largest travel market in Latin America; the country alone accounts for 42% of the region’s online travel sales, at US$ 6 billion, according to data from PhocusWright.

“Booking your holiday should be a simple process that gets you a fantastic deal. Expedia.com.br offers Brazilian travelers the widest selection of options to build their trip their way,” said Sean Shannon, Vice President of Expedia Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to its user-friendly interface, Expedia.com.br also offers travelers a huge array of value-added products including detailed property overviews, virtual hotel tours, as well as independent and verified traveler reviews to help consumers make informed decisions.

With Expedia.com.br travelers can make their reservations anytime, anywhere – just the way they want to. Whether they are looking to create their trip from beginning to end using the website or they want Expedia to help them make their reservation for them. The Expedia.com.br customer service toll-free number 01-800-563-0600 is available 7 days a week to help them with all their travel needs.

Also available for travelers is the mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. This application enables direct booking on the device, and travelers can search and select hotel options with attractive graphics, photos and a wonderful online booking experience.

When travelers book through Expedia.com.br they can book with the confidence that their itinerary has been fully confirmed and delivered to their inboxes. And they can rest assured that all their personal and credit card information has been securely transmitted on Expedia’s proven ecommerce platform.

To celebrate its arrival into Brazil, Expedia.com.br will be offering Brazilian travelers unbeatable travel packages to over 40 international destinations, including Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Lisbon, for up to 50% off! This special sale will be available for our launch week starting October 3, 2012. Check out Expedia.com.br for more details.

About Expedia.com.br
On Expedia.com.br Brazilians can create their trip their way (Sua viagem da sua maneira). By offering many options, the latest technology for vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, and activities for their preferred destinations. Expedia.com.br offers toll-free customer support service seven days a week at 01-800-563-0600. Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States, Brazil and/or other countries. Other products and logos and company names mentioned in this document may be the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

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