Corporate News and Innovation

Expedia partners with Barnardos

On August 26, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Online travel company, Expedia.com.au, announced today it has entered into an exclusive charity partnership with Barnardos Australia.

The relationship positions Barnados as Expedia’s sole charity partner and forms an integral part of Expedia’s community engagement activities.

Nicholas Chu, Managing Director, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Barnardos as we greatly admire its efforts with children, young people, families and community.” Read more

Demi Kavaratzis appointed as Expedia’s Head of Transport, Australia and New Zealand

On July 06, 2011 at 01:30 PM

Online travel company, Expedia, has announced the appointment of Demi Kavaratzis as Head of Transport, Australia and New Zealand.

In this role, Demi is responsible for managing and growing Expedia’s commercial relationships with airlines, car hire companies, insurance providers and tour suppliers in Australia and New Zealand.

Nicolas Chu, Managing Director of Expedia Australia and New Zealand, commented: “The strength of our many commercial relationships is key to Expedia’s ability to offer a one-stop-travel-shop to our customers. We are thrilled to have someone with Demi’s experience, passion and commitment is leading this crucial area of our business.” Read more

Expedia gets top marks from Australian travellers

On July 05, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia.com.au has swept the board, taking out the majority of categories for Canstar Blue’s inaugural Most Satisfied Customers award for online accommodation bookings.

Canstar Blue surveyed 2,500 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The survey compared Wotif.com.au, Webjet.com.au, Lastminute.com.au, Hotel.com.au and Expedia.com.au. 

Nicolas Chu, Managing Director, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are thrilled that Expedia has been recognised for its outstanding customer service. Read more

Joint venture of AirAsia and Expedia to power online travel revolution in Asia

On March 29, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Joint venture of AirAsia and Expedia to power online travel revolution in Asia

First partnership of its kind globally between a low-cost carrier and an online travel agency

AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline and Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company covering Asia Pacific and offering a complete range of great value flights, hotels, and holiday packages.

This is the first partnership of its kind globally between a low cost carrier (LCC) and an online travel agent (OTA).  This “marriage made in heaven” between the world’s largest online travel company, and the world’s most innovative airline, allows both companies to build on each other’s strength in bringing happiness through travel to the world’s travellers. Read more

Expedia throws down the gauntlet on booking fees with new multi-million dollar campaign

On March 14, 2011 at 01:30 PM

The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia, has launched a new multi-million dollar marketing and advertising campaign in Australia and New Zealand. The campaign, which focuses on flight booking fees, throws down the gauntlet with local competitors who continue to charge their customers booking fees which, according to Expedia, offer no value to customers.

Research* commissioned by Expedia late last year found that almost three quarters of Australians and New Zealanders are angered when websites charge fees and believe they should not be charged. Read more