Expedia Adds Beautiful, Simple Itinerary With Live Data to Award-Winning Booking App

Expedia Adds Beautiful, Simple Itinerary With Live Data to Award-Winning 
Booking App 
Expedia Shares New Download Numbers, Passes 11 Million Downloads
Milestone on Eve of Mobile Itineraries Launch 
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/13 --   Expedia.com(R), the
world's leading online travel company, today announced the addition
of a set of robust, visual mobile itineraries capabilities to its
award-winning Expedia mobile app. Because the itinerary is connected
to the traveler's Expedia itinerary, the mobile app gives the
traveler up-to-date info in their hands at every stage of travel
using a set of rich visual cues. Using location awareness and time
zone updates, the app surfaces the most relevant part of the
itinerary and related information like airport maps, flight status,
confirmation codes and addresses at the moment the traveler is most
likely to need that piece of information. The addition of mobile
itineraries neatly complements the features that have made the free
Expedia app one of the top apps in travel: flight booking from more
than 200 airlines, selection of more than 140,000 hotel properties
and mobile-only deals. 
"Unlike other itinerary applications, we've built what travelers
really want. We are giving them live access to the most up-to-date
travel data and wrapped it in a beautiful experience. We're launching
our itinerary in 30 countries and 16 languages; on Android and iOS;
for both phones and tablets around the world simultaneously. This is
our biggest mobile launch ever," said John Kim, Senior Vice
President, Global Products, Expedia. 
The Expedia app's Mobile Itineraries feature delivers the following
benefits: 


 
--  The most real-time data; the app updates information automatically.
--  Free flight status updates (competitors tend to require premium
    upgrades to access this feature).
--  Itinerary sharing via email and SMS.
--  Login-free itinerary access using email and itinerary number.
--  One-touch access to Expedia customer service.
--  Itinerary information for all bookings made on desktop or mobile.
    Namely:
    --  Flights. Mobile Itineraries displays confirmation code, airline,
        flight number, travel dates and times, gate information and flight
        status. Additionally, it provides a flights map showing pins for
        departure and arrival, as well as potential layover airports and
        paths between them. The app also shows airport terminal maps for
        over 200 major airports worldwide.
    --  Hotels. The Hotel Page shows hotel address, contact information
        and a map of where hotel is located.
    --  Car Rentals. Provides confirmation code, car rental company, phone
        number for national 800 number, local phone number and the pickup
        and drop-off date and time.
    --  Cruise. See the day your cruise starts, then tap your cruise to
        open up your full cruise itinerary on the web.
    --  Destination Services. Shows the valid start date for each
        activity, the date the activity expires, the number and name(s) of
        guests and a link to redeem vouchers, which provides barcodes for
        the activity.

  
Expedia also announced today that the Expedia mobile app has been
downloaded over 11 million times in 228 different countries and
territories including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet
versions. 
The app is free and is available for download 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 Turks and Caicos, scuba in St. Lucia or spring ski in Vail, 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 2013 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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