Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of
Mobile With Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence 
200 Airlines, 140,000+ Hotel Properties Accessible via Seamless,
Simple Interface; Mobile-Only Hotel Deals up to 60% Off 
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 --  Instant flight sorting
of more than 200+ airlines. Beautiful, intuitive interface. More than
140 thousand hotel properties. Crisp, gorgeous destination imagery.
Mobile-only deals of up to 60% off. Say hello to the new features to
be found in "Expedia," the newly updated mobile app launched today by
the world's leading online travel agency. Travelers are afforded the
information about flight and hotel availability (as well as
cancellation messaging) that they expect to see when booking on
Expedia's desktop site. The Expedia app, which previously featured
only hotels, is now available in the United States on iPhone and
Android platforms. 
"Travelers have millions of different flight options and the Expedia
app update is the first to marry the simplicity travelers expect from
mobile with the underlying intelligence and comprehensive choices
they've come to expect from Expedia," said John Kim, Senior Vice
President, Global Product, Expedia. "The Expedia app puts all of that
technology and big data -- and the confidence it brings -- in the
palm of your hands with a casual simplicity that masks the underlying
e-commerce power behind it." 
The newly updated Expedia mobile app features the following
improvements: 


 
--  Introducing Flights on Expedia Mobile. Travelers can now view, sort
    and book flights -- to domestic and international destinations -- on
    more than 200 airlines that are sold in the US. Flights can be sorted
    by price, departure time, arrival time or duration. Sorting is a quick
    and simple process and travelers can checkout easily via a single
    swipe.
    
    
--  Rich Hotel Visuals. Upwards of 140,000 hotel properties -- literally
    millions of hotel rooms worldwide -- are accessible via the Expedia
    app. Crisp graphics illustrate every last room. Rooms can be sorted
    via popularity, price, deals, ratings or distance from the booker.
    
    
--  Mobile-Only Hotel Deals on the Launch Screen. Upon launching the app,
    travele
rs will see deals only available on their phones. In some
    cities, such as Las Vegas, rooms are available for up to 60% off.
    Mobile-exclusive deals can also be found in search results of cities
    throughout the US.

  
Expedia has continued to make mobile a key part of its growth strategy.
The Expedia hotels app was downloaded approximately 5 million times
in 220 different countries and territories, and 10% of Expedia
customers today are engaging in mobile. 
The app is free. iPhone and Android users can download the app at
www.expedia.com/app. 
About Expedia
 Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site,
helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel.
Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide
the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages,
flights, hotels, rental cars, resorts, cruises and in-destination
activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia
Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates
available online for all types of travel. Whether you want to relax
in Cape Cod, sail in Lake Tahoe or swim in Tahiti, we know every trip
and every traveler is unique and we want to help you Find Yours(TM). 
Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. Copyright 2012 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST #
2029030-50 
SOURCE: Expedia.com
 Web site: http://www.expedia.com/ 
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Gavin
Expedia.com
(425) 679-8917
skeeling@expedia.com 
Dave McNamee
HL Group (for Expedia)
(646) 274-3635
dmcnamee@hlgrp.com 
 
 
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