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Expedia helps travelers easily plan and book their whole trip with the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, vacation rentals, rental cars, cruises, activities, attractions, and services.
Expedia Inc. is an online travel agency owned by Expedia Group, an American online travel shopping company based in Seattle. The website and mobile app can be used to book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruise ships, and vacation packages.
The people who work there are travelers and technologists. They work across time zones, hemispheres, cultures, and languages. They’re used to breaking things down and building them back up again until they’re even better. They know travel can be hard, but also know that it’s worth it every time. And because they believe travel is a force for good, they take their roles seriously. They’re here to build great products, and facilitate connections between travelers and their partners that truly bring good into the world.
History of Expedia
The website launched on October 22, 1996, as a division of Microsoft. In 1999, Microsoft spun off the company as a public company. Rich Barton became its CEO. In July 2001, USA Networks, Inc. bought the company from Microsoft. In March 2011 the company bought Travel Smart Vacations for the amount of $11.3 million. In June 2014, they started accepting bitcoins.
About Expedia Group
The group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers.
The group’s family of brands includes Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.