Expedia Hotels & Flights Named People's Voice Travel App In The 17th Annual Webby Awards

 Expedia Hotels & Flights Named People's Voice Travel App In The 17th Annual
                                 Webby Awards

Expedia Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Web

Ceremony Will Be Available on Watch.WebbyAwards.com at 9 a.m. on Wednesday,
May 22, 2013

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 6, 2013

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Expedia.com®, the world's largest
online travel agency, announced today that Expedia Hotels & Flights has been
named the People's Voice Travel App in the17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as
the "Internet's highest honor" byThe New York Times, The Webby Awards,
presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS),
is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards Winners, is comprised of
web industry experts, including media mogulArianna Huffington, Skype CEOTony
Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founderKevin
Systrom, mobile-phone inventorMartin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founderGarrett
Camp.

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Expedia Hotels & Flights provides users with a selection of more than 140,000
hotel properties, flight booking from more than 200 airlines and mobile-only
deals. Expedia.com recently added itinerary functionality to the app giving
travelers up-to-date info in their hands at every stage of travel using a set
of rich visual cues. The app is free and is available for download at
expedia.com/app and is optimized for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8
tablet devices.

"Expedia's Hotel and Flights app has set the standard for innovation and
creativity on the Internet," saidDavid-Michel Davies, Executive Director of
The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and
vision of its creators."

"Expedia works with millions of travelers every single day, so we have unique
insight into their needs," said John Kim, Senior Vice President, Global
Products, Expedia. "We listen to them and we've learned from them, and we
brought our own insights and expertise to bear when creating Expedia Hotels &
Flights. The results have been just as we hoped and the consumer reaction has
been amazing. So to win a People's Voice Webby award is especially satisfying
for us."

Expedia will be honored at the star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an
opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches.
Highlights from last year's 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest's "Pinterest
loves you Ryan Gosling"; Bjork's "A.E.I.O.U"; and Holocaustsurvivor Tibor
Sands for The United States Holocaust Museum"Thank you for remembering me."
The show will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and
actor,Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, fans can
watch the show in HD atwatch.webbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby
Awards and People's Voice Winners can be found atwinners.webbyawards.com.

About Expedia.com

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,
cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the
Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates
available online for all types of travel.

Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or
product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their
respective owners. © 2013 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST #
2029030-50

ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby
Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet,
including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video,
Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, this year's Webbys received
over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this
year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital
Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include:
Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Twitter, Vitamin T, Quantcast, MailChimp, Yext,
Engine Yard, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, Business Insider,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and
Media.

SOURCE Expedia, Inc.

Contact: Sarah Gavin, Expedia.com, (425) 679-8917, sgavin@expedia.com
 
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