Expedia commemorates Independence Day by launching month long celebrations!

On August 11, 2011 at 09:28 AM

- Adds 400 new hotels to its domestic inventory - large_IDay.jpg

- Gives away free hotel stay to every 65th traveler in addition to upto 50% discounts 

India,  August 10th, 2011: As a part of its efforts to ramp up its operations in India, Expedia.co.in, the world's largest online travel company, today announced an addition of 400 hotels to its domestic inventory. The company is also commemorating India’s 65th Independence Day, by running exciting offers for the entire month, specially for domestic travelers. As part of these celebrations, while consumers can avail of upto 50% off on their domestic hotels booking, Expedia.co.in is also promising a 100% refund to every 65th customer who books a hotel with them. Applicable during the extended weekends of 13 – 15th Aug (Independence Day), 20th – 22nd Aug (Janmashtmi) and 27th – 30th Aug (Ramadan Eid), users can easily make bookings through Expedia.co.in as well as through the 24x7 call centre on the number 1800 102 4452.

According to Manmeet Ahluwalia, Marketing Head, Expedia India, “As the World’s Largest Online Travel Company, Expedia boasts of providing travelers with the widest choice as well as best value. Our Independence Day product has hence been created to help our consumers - the Experiential and Experimental travelers make the most of the three long weekends coming up in the month of August, with deep discounted hotels across India and a chance to get a free stay from Expedia.  Also, keeping up with the spirit of India’s 65th year of Independence, we are offering a 100% refund on the stay for every 65th customer”.

 Expedia.co.in also has a number of lucrative offers available to the traveler that can help them receive the best of offers at the best of prices

  • 72-Hour sale– Available only for 72 hours on a particular destination, this sale gives travelers upto 30-50% off on hotel reservation
  • Last-Minute deals– planning to travel within the next 21 days? Last minute deals provide travelers 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 up to 70% discounts with the Deal Hunter

 Additional portal features that aid in improving the consumer’s booking experience, include -

  • ‘Build your trip’– This product gives consumers the freedom to create their own packages, even while providing them with the best discounts on Expedia’s inventory of hotels, travel activities and car.
  • Insider’s Select recognition- Look out for the Expedia Insider’s select ranking of the hotel, showcasing satisfaction levels for the hotel, by fellow travelers
  • Travel-simplifying features- Maps, weather forecasts, 360 degree virtual tours of hotels and a ‘Travel News Centre’ dedicated to providing travelers with insightful information about destinations and travel around the world.

 Expedia’s distinctive booking experience provides users with thousands of independent reviews from fellow travelers and the opportunity to use travel-simplifying features such as maps, weather forecasts and 360 degree virtual tours of hotels. The company’s comprehensive inventory features more than 140,000 hotels, 430 airlines and 5,000 holiday activities and attractions from across the world.

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 25 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 and Indonesia.  

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