Expedia.co.in powers hindustantimes.com with the largest worldwide travel inventory

On December 06, 2010 at 03:42 AM

New Delhi, November 25, 2010: Expedia.co.in, the world's largest online travel company, today announced its partnership with Hindustan Times to power the latter’s online travel section. The partnership aims to offer hindustantimes.com users with access to Expedia’s comprehensive inventory of travel products, including hotels, flights, cars and holiday packages. As part of the launch Expedia.co.in will also be providing all hindustantiimes.com page visitors with the exciting and exclusive opportunity to answer five questions on five consecutive days and win an absolutely free three-day stay in Goa.

According to Mr. Daniel Lynn, Vice President and Managing Director, Expedia Asia-Pacific,“Expedia’s comprehensive global travel inventory will provide hindustantimes.com’s users with the choice of over 127,000 hotels, 3000 holiday activities and access to over 500 airlines across the world. Additionally a host of interesting travel deals and hotel discounts like the 72 hour sale, Last Minute Deals & Deal Hunter, coupled with Hindustan Times’s rich travel content including travelogues and destination guides is sure to provide consumers with a superior booking experience.”

From a business point of view, this partnership is part of our larger strategy to come closer to our consumers, through relevant and best-in-class channels like Hindustantimes.com. Going forward, we will continue to make similar investments and to customize and personalize our service offerings for the Indian consumers,” he added.

 Top 5 reasons to travel with Expedia.co.in

  • 72-Hour sale – Available only for 72 hours on a particular destination, this sale gives travellers upto 30-50% off on hotel reservation
  • Last-Minute deals – planning to travel within the next 21 days? Last minute deals provides travellers with 20% to 50% off or even free nights at top quality hotel accommodation.
  • Deal Hunter - Need a hotel outside 21 days? Find a great hotel deal with upto 70% discounts with the Deal Hunter
  • Insider’s Select recognition - Look out for the Expedia Insider’s select ranking of the hotel, showcasing satisfaction levels for the hotel, by fellow travellers
  • Travel-simplifying features - Maps, weather forecasts, 360 degree virtual tours of hotels and a ‘Travel News Centre’ dedicated to providing travellers with insightful information about destinations and travel around the world.

Hindustantimes.com will provide a link on the navigation bar, titled "Travel," which will open a co-branded travel section "Powered By Expedia.” The section will provide a wide array of tools like destination guides, extensive vacation packages, photo & video gallery, etc. Expedia will service all transactions resulting from the travel channel.

About Expedia.co.in

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest online travel company, operates Expedia.co.in (http://www.expedia.co.in/) in India. Expedia.co.in provides Indian consumers with a distinctive suite of travel solutions comprising a wide selection of holidays, destination attractions, flights, hotels and car rentals supported by a 24x7 call centre. 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 20 points of sale in India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, US, Canada, France, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Ireland

The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK.

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