The Best Travel Portal – International, That’s Expedia

On May 08, 2012 at 10:03 AM

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New Delhi, May 04 2012: Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, has been conferred with the reader’s choice award for “The best Travel portal- International”, at an event hosted by The Lonely Planet Group. Mr. Vikram Malhi, Country Head, Expedia Indiarepresented the Expedia India team at the event and accepted the esteemed award. The winners were chosen by readers who voted through a poll conducted both online and via the magazine.

“It is an honour for us to have received an award of this prestige. At Expedia, we are committed to facilitating the best possible travel experience. We continually strive towards improvising ourselves and remain in pursuit of Innovation. Getting recognition for our efforts with a reader’s choice award, within less than 2 years our brand launch in India, is enormously encouraging. I would like to thank the Lonely Planet Group for this gesture, the readers for their support and travellers across India for placing their trust in us” said Mr. Vikram Malhi, Country Head, Expedia India.

The Lonely Planet awards symbolise as the hallmark of achievement in the Travel and Hospitality industry due to their independence, integrity, transparency and through evaluation of application provides opportunity for self assessment and helps companies accelerate the performance and competition.                                                                                                                                   

About AirAsiaExpedia

AirAsiaExpedia is the joint venture company between the world's leading online travel company, Expedia Inc. and the world's best low cost airline, AirAsia. Headquartered in Singapore, AirAsiaExpedia operates Expedia’s businesses in India, Japan, Southeast Asia and East Asian markets and the business across Asia. In India, AirAsiaExpedia operates, a full service business helping Indian travellers plan and book their travel by offering them a comprehensive inventory of hotel accommodation, flights and tourist attractions from across the world. Its comprehensive inventory features more than 149,000 hotels, 438 flights and 5, 000 holiday activities and attractions from across the world. 

With products like ‘Build your trip’ consumers not only have the freedom to create their own packages but also receive the best discounts on creating packages from Expedia’s inventory of hotels, travel activities and car. Expedia currently operates localized websites across 27 points of sale in India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, US, Canada, France, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK,   Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Switzerland, South Korea, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico. 

About Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet, the popular travel magazine from UK, launched its India edition back in 2009. It is recognised as the traveller’s best friend across the world, and the flag-bearers of this brand in India. These travel Awards, celebrate the best travel experiences available to Indians, and anoint the best service providers, the preferred places to stay and the destinations Indians most love to visit. The first travel magazine in the country to offer both inspiration and information, it’s written specifically for the Indian traveller – addressing concerns from visas to where to find familiar food. Lonely Planet Magazine India explores the world through Indian eyes. The Indian traveller is fast evolving and is ready to explore the world and the magazine caters to their need for a trusted companion. It’s designed for the new, curious Indian travellers who look for experiences that validate them and help them grow as individuals. The philosophy is to explore the why of travel, focusing more on insights into the cultural and natural beauty of a place than on tourist trappings aiming at bringing travel as a complete experience.

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