Expedia, Inc. is an American online travel agency, which operates the website expedia.com. The company is located in Bellevue, West Coast Washington State.
Expedia was founded in 1995 within Microsoft. In 1996, the online site. In 1999, the IPO took place. At this point, operation Expedia websites in Canada, the UK and Germany. 2002 acquired USA Networks (now IAC / InterActiveCorp ), the majority of the company. 2003, the remainder of the shares was acquired. During the period as a subsidiary of IAC including a majority stake in eLong was acquired. In 2005, then was the recent IPO as Expedia, Inc. This concerned Expedia, Expedia Corporate Travel, TripAdvisor, Classic Vacations, eLong, Hotels.com and Hotwire.com. In December 2012, Expedia announced the completion of a contract for the acquisition of the majority stake in the search engine trivago. For 61.6 percent of the shares, a total of 477 million euros to be paid. The acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. End of January 2014 it was announced that Expedia was listed by unfair attempts to get a better ranking on the search engine Google, much further down in search queries. In 2014 Expedia.de was criticized that the portal take 9.50 euros as hidden costs and thus violates requires that full cost transparency of EU law.
Expedia.com, or Expedia.de in Germany, is an online travel agency and claims to be the fourth largest travel agency in the United States. Expedia operates across the United States towards Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Japan and China. The company provides both individual services such as flights, hotel stays, rental cars and tickets to attractions and vacation packages. Egencia it also offers a specialized service for companies and business. 2007 trips were taught for more than $ 19 billion. The use websites worldwide the Sabre reservation system. This system is used to work with Worldspan and Amadeus GDS system. In Germany, the company with the website Expedia.de has been active since 1999. The products that are described by Expedia.com, need not necessarily be their own offers, but also link to existing offers on the Internet.