Expedia expands into Southeast Asia with the launch of new Singapore site

On February 22, 2011 at 02:00 PM


Expedia, Inc., the world's leading online travel company, has announced the launch of its new Singapore website – www.expedia.com.sg – a travel booking website designed specifically to meet the needs of travellers from Singapore.

The new website marks the company's entry into Southeast Asia, and is the fifth Expedia® site in the Asia Pacific region, adding to its existing regional presence in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India. Expedia, Inc. also has a presence in China through a controlling investment in eLong™.

The new Expedia Singapore website currently offers hotel bookings and will include air fares and packages later this year.

“As one of the fastest growing online travel markets in the world, Southeast Asia represents an extremely important part of our Asia Pacific growth strategy. In 2011, you will see a significant acceleration in the points of sale that we actually launch. There is plenty of scope for growth in the online travel market in Asia as recent survey findings have shown that travel purchases top the list of online shopping here, a trend that is set to grow exponentially, presenting us with great opportunity for Expedia. The launch of the Expedia Singapore website is the first step of further investment in this region with new sites in Malaysia, Korea and Thailand to follow within the first half of this year,” said Dan Lynn, Vice President and Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific.

“Singaporeans are keen travellers and with the launch of our newest website, we empower the customer to research and book their perfect holiday, selecting from Expedia’s global product range and highly competitive prices. The new website will also provide in-depth travel and destination information, trusted by more than 25 million shoppers per day on Expedia globally,” added Lynn.

“Expedia’s unrivalled technology, unique product offering and global foot print give us the confidence to replicate the success of our operations in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India,” Lynn concluded.

Expedia also has localised sites for travellers in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Mexico.

Notes to editors

About Expedia

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's leading online travel company, operates Expedia.com.sg in Singapore. Expedia helps travellers plan and book their travel by providing a personalised service, the latest technology and a wide selection of holiday packages, cheap flights, hotel bookings, car hire, in-destination attractions & activities, adventure tours and travel insurance to suit their travel needs.

Expedia.com.sg has been designed specifically for the Singapore traveller and offers the best in hotels and travel destinations worldwide. The siteprovides travellers with a suite of online booking and travel management tools, along with a fully localised service and dedicated phone supportto help them plan and book the right hotel from a selection of over 130,000 properties worldwide. As the world’s leading online travel company, Expedia offers visitors an unprecedented set of tools including detailed property overviews, virtual hotel tours and independent traveller reviews to help consumers make informed decisions.

When searching for and booking travel, Expedia customers in Singapore can rely on the same quality product and services provided by the company globally:

  • A local customer service call centre with travel experts providing the same great rates plus expert destination advice in local language, available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day on 800 120 5806 or via email.
  • Greater flexibility – Expedia.com.sg does not charge a change or cancellation fee for when your travel plans change.
  • All prices are quoted in Singapore Dollar with no need for conversion for the traveller, and include all taxes and fees
  • Expedia’s Deal Hunter to search special deals, offers and promotions for Singapore customers
  • Travel Deals newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest travel offers
  • Access to over 5,000 activities and attractions around the world.
  • More than 1.1 million independent traveller reviews
  • Over 2,600 virtual tours of rooms and facilities for popular hotels worldwide

For more information on Expedia Singapore, please visit http://www.expedia.com.sg

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