Expedia Signs New Multi-Year Agreement with United Airlines
BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 6, 2011 -- Expedia, Inc., the world's largest travel company, today announced a new multi-year agreement with United Airlines through which travelers booking on Expedia.com® and Hotwire® will have access to all United and Continental fares, schedules and inventory. The agreement comes as Expedia and United mark nearly 15 years of working together.
“The travel distribution landscape is constantly changing, but our partnership with United remains strong,” said Greg Schulze, senior vice president of global tour and transport. “We are pleased to work strategically with United to extend its full range of products to millions of travelers.”
Expedia and United will work together on innovative merchandising and promotional programs designed to maximize exposure for United’s products and grow revenue. At the same time, travelers booking on Expedia, Inc. sites will have access to United’s unmatched global route network and U.S. hub structure, ensuring they have access to the best selection of airfares available.
In addition, United will be giving its customers online access at united.com to nearly 145,000 hotels via the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN). The platform is easy to integrate and fully customizable and will provide plenty of options for tailored merchandising offers. “Continuing to work closely with Expedia is key to reaching a vast audience of leisure travelers throughout the U.S. and Canada,” said Dave Hilfman, United Airlines senior vice president of sales.
About Expedia, Inc. Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 100 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites; leading U.S. discount travel site Hotwire®; leading agency hotel company Venere.com™; Egencia®, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company; the world's largest travel community TripAdvisor® Media Group; destination activities provider ExpediaLocalExpert®; luxury travel specialist Classic Vacations®; and China's second largest booking site eLong™. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers vast opportunity to reach the most valuable audience of in-market travel consumers anywhere through TripAdvisor Media Group and Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.comor follow us on Twitter @expediainc.
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