February 10, 2009 18:38 ET

Expedia Partners With in APAC

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2009) - announced today their new extended partnership with Expedia, Inc. covering 4 key markets in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India.

With the systems integration finalized on, consumers within the APAC region can now search and compare live hotel rates from Expedia's global selection of hotels against other major travel sites to find the optimal hotel deal. Visitors choosing to make a hotel reservation with Expedia® are then redirected to the respective Expedia site (,, or where they will be able to complete their hotel booking without additional fees or markups.

Yury Shar, Managing Director of, welcomed the new deal: "We're excited to be working with the region's leading online travel provider Expedia. It is a very positive development for both companies and most importantly our users."

"We, too, are excited about the opportunity to provide a quality travel product to's users. Expedia Affiliate Network's is continually seeking new ways to improve our service, support and added value for our top partners in APAC. This strategic partnership is yet one more example of Expedia's commitment to the APAC region," says Expedia Affiliate Network's new Managing Director, APAC, Jens Parkitny.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia,, Hotwire, Egencia (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor, Expedia Local Expert, Classic Vacations and eLong. Expedia, Inc.'s companies operate more than 60 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit (NASDAQ: EXPE).

About is the leading global hotel price comparison engine searching over 900,000 hotel deals from prominent travel sites in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Visitors to can search and compare major travel sites to find the optimal hotel deal and click to buy direct from the hotel or favorite travel site. For more information, visit

Expedia is a registered 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. © 2009 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-40

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