Hipmunk Launches Direct Hotel Bookings on Web and Mobile Through Partnership With Expedia Affiliate Network

Hipmunk Launches Direct Hotel Bookings on Web and Mobile Through Partnership 
With Expedia Affiliate Network 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 --  Hipmunk, one of
the leading travel sites, today announced users of the site and
mobile applications will now be able to book hotels on Hipmunk.com
through a partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN).  
"This marks a significant moment for our business," said Adam
Goldstein, Hipmunk CEO. "We've heard from many of our users that they
would prefer to book with us, and now we're providing them with that
solution and a better purchase experience." 
Sean MacDonald, Senior Vice President Sales for EAN, said, "We
welcome the opportunity to work with Hipmunk. They are an exciting,
innovative new technology company and we look forward to achieving
great things through this partnership." 
Direct booking allows Hipmunk users to purchase hotels in fewer
clicks and without navigating to another site. Utilizing EAN's
inventory of over 91,000 hotels worldwide, users of Hipmunk's hotel
search will now see a "Book on Hipmunk" button on certain hotels. On
mobile, users must sign into their Hipmunk account in order to book,
and a user can save their billing information in a secure account to
avoid entering information with each unique purchase.  
As of today, direct booking will roll out to all web and desktop
users and as an update to the iOS and Android mobile applications. 
About Hipmunk
 Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to search for
flights and hotels. The site and mobile apps save you time by
comparing top travel sites so you don't have to. The unique display
makes it easy to visually compare results to choose what's best for
you. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, bringing in
more travel options from commercial flights to trains to charter
flights and more accommodations from large hotels to home and
apartment rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway.  
About Expedia Affiliate Network
 Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is a
division within the Expedia, Inc. group, the world's leading online
travel company. EAN creates the tools and technology that help
millions of travellers find the perfect hotels for their next trips.
EAN works with over 10,000 partners in 33 countries to turn their web
traffic into hotel bookings and happy customers. For more information
on EAN visit www.ean.com.  
Media Contact:
Jacqueline Tanzella
Head of Public Relations
(415) 794-1118 
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