Expedia Announces Long-Term Strategic Partnership With US Airways
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), the world's largest online travel company, announced Aug. 10, that it has signed a five-year agreement with US Airways. This strategic partnership will make all US Airways products and services, including all published fares and inventory as well as special package inventory, available through Expedia.com (R) and its affiliate sites.
The renewed, strategic relationship benefits US Airways by giving the airline access to the broad reach and targeted merchandising opportunities only Expedia (R), as the world's largest online travel company, can provide. The partnership also gives Expedia travelers access to all of US Airways' best rates and complete inventory, allowing the company to give customers what they want, when, where and how they want it.
"We are very excited about this agreement with US Airways," said Paul Brown, president of Expedia, Inc. Partner Services Group. "It highlights Expedia, Inc.'s dedication to forming long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our partners. This strategy helps both parties reach their business goals while offering travelers the broadest range of options at the best prices guaranteed."
"Our customers are our first priority, and US Airways looks for every opportunity to deliver superior service and value," said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales & marketing at US Airways. "Our new contract with Expedia delivers valuable marketing and merchandising opportunities for our product with commercial terms that align with our interests for the long term."
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. Expedia, Inc. also provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Expedia, Inc.'s portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com (R), hotels.com (R), Hotwire (R), Expedia (R) Corporate Travel, TripAdvisor (TM) and Classic Vacations(R). Expedia, Inc.'s companies also operate internationally with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and China, through its investment in eLong(TM). For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ:EXPE) .
About Expedia (R) Partner Services Group
Expedia (R) Partner Services Group offers its supplier partners choice, seamless coordination and complete access to our vast traveler base. The formation of the Partner Services Group is a testament of Expedia's commitment to continually refine the way we conduct business by seeking our suppliers' input and customizing our services to meet their needs.
NOTE: Expedia and Expedia.com are either registered trademarks or 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.
Source: Expedia, Inc.
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --