Expedia, Inc. operates as an online travel company worldwide. The company intends to grow its business through a portfolio of travel brands, including its majority-owned subsidiaries that feature the supply portfolio, including approximately 269,000 properties and 1.2 million live vacation rental listings in 200 countries, 400 airlines, packages, rental cars, and cruises, as well as destination services and activities. Travel suppliers distribute and market products through its traditional desktop offerings, as well as through alternative distribution channels, including mobile and social media, its private label business, and its call centers in order to reach the company’s global audience. In addition, the company’s advertising and media businesses help other businesses, primarily travel providers, reach a large audience of travelers worldwide. Portfolio of Brands The company operates a brand portfolio with global reach, targeting a range of travelers, travel suppliers and advertisers. The company also markets to consumers through various channels, including Internet search and metasearch sites, and having multiple brands appear in search results also increases the likelihood of attracting visitors. Its brands tailor their product offerings and Websites to particular traveler demographics. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Expedia.com, the full service online travel company with localized sites in 33 countries; Hotels.com, a hotel specialist that offers Hotels.com rewards and secret prices through its mobile booking apps and localized Websites in approximately 65 countries; Hotwire.com, a discount travel site that offers Hot Rate hotels, Hot Rate cars and Hot Rate airfares, as well as vacation packages; Orbitz Worldwide, a global travel portfolio, including Orbitz, ebookers, HotelClub and CheapTickets, brands, as well as business-to-business offerings, including Orbitz Partner Network and Orbitz for Business; Travelocity, an online travel brand in the United States and Canada; Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), which powers bookings for airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic Websites, and active affiliates; HomeAway, an online market-place for the vacation rental industry, which also includes the VRBO, VacationRentals.com and BedandBreakfast.com brands; Egencia, a corporate travel management company; trivago GmbH (trivago), an online hotel metasearch company with sites in 55 countries; Venere.com, an online hotel reservation specialist in Europe; Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif Group), a portfolio of travel brands, including Wotif.com, Wotif.co.nz, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.com.nz and travel.com.au; CarRentals.com, a car rental booking company on the Web; Classic Vacations, a luxury travel specialist; Expedia Local Expert (LX), a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in destinations worldwide; and Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a provider of travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 200 retail travel agency franchises across North America. Brand Expedia: The company’s Expedia-branded Websites in 33 countries, including Expedia.com in the United States, make various travel products and services available directly to travelers. Brand Expedia serves various travelers, from families booking a summer vacation to individual travelers arranging a quick weekend getaway, as well as unmanaged business travelers. Travelers can search for, compare information about (including pricing, availability and verified traveler reviews) and book travel products and services on Expedia-branded Websites; and mobile apps, including airline tickets, lodging, car rentals, cruises, insurance, and various local expert services, such as airport transfers, local attractions, activities and tours from various suppliers, on both a stand-alone and package basis. Hotels.com Worldwide: Hotels.com focuses on marketing and distributing lodging accommodations. Hotels.com, with 89 localized sites in 39 languages worldwide and mobile apps on all major platforms, offers travelers a selection of lodging options. Hotels.com Rewards, th
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