Expedia is a full-service, online travel site that helps travelers plan and book their trips. With a full suite of destination research and hotel, flight and car reservation services, Expedia offers a one-stop booking experience for pleasure or business travel.
Expedia offers an A-to-Z experience in travel planning that gives customers the option of starting with events and experiences rather than the typical dates and destinations. Travelers might choose from such experiences as a Las Vegas Club Crawl that includes luxury limo bus transportation to several nightclubs and free VIP passes. They can choose from things to do in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean or Latin America. Expedia distinguishes itself with its Local Expert Destination Services that put customers in touch with an expert team of local concierges who can provide area information and make recommendations and reservations for sightseeing, dining and other activities.
For the basic services you expect from an online travel agency, Expedia doesn't disappoint. Featured package deals make booking a vacation easy and stress-free. The site lists the most popular destinations as well as last-minute bargains and special promotions. You can also shop by such themes as beach vacations, all-inclusives, romantic getaways and family trips.
Hotel booking is simple. Expedia allows you to compare the prices and features of several properties at once. It offers special deals on three-star accommodations for travel on a budget, and it has discounts on luxury hotels worldwide. In addition, you'll find hotel and flight packages and a range of car rental and flight options. You can also use Expedia to research and book your cruise. Search cruises by most popular and budget deals, by ocean or river, destination or port of departure. Whatever type of travel you prefer, Expedia can get you off to a great start.
Expedia offers specials in the form of promo codes and coupons through its Travel Deal e-mails. Expedia Rewards lets you earn points for your hotel reservations, flights, package deals and activities you reserve through the site.
You don't have to be at home or in your office to plan or book your trip on Expedia. Free mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone and Android tablet literally put the world at your fingertips, wherever you are, any time of the day or night.
Expedia revolutionized the travel industry when it debuted in 1996 as one of the Internet's first travel agencies. Although Expedia began as an American travel site, over the course of its first few years in business it expanded its reach with localized sites for Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. In 2012, Expedia has more than 20 localized sites that span the globe to serve travelers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.