Corporate News and Innovation

Expedia throws down the gauntlet on booking fees

On March 14, 2011 at 01:00 PM

The world’s largest online travel company, Expedia, has thrown down the gauntlet with local competitors who continue to charge their customers booking fees which, according to Expedia, offer no value to customers.

While Expedia.com.au continues to lead the campaign against fees, some online travel agents (OTAs) in Australia continue to charge customers fees of up to $50 to book a flight. They also charge various fees to change/cancel a flight, hotel or package.

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

The key findings from the research* are: Read more

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. Read more

Manage the Expedia Facebook page and stand a chance to win 10K

On January 25, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia.com.au to hand over the keys to its new Facebook page for one month

Calling all social media aficionados! Online travel company Expedia.com.au is giving Australians the chance to take over the reins of its brand new Facebook page for one month and will stand the chance to win $10,000.

From 4 February until 7 March, Expedia.com.au’s  Facebook page will be in the hands of three shortlisted applicants acting as interim administrators with one being selected as the winner. All they have to do to be in the running for $10,000 is to build Expedia.com.au’s online community by creating and posting the most engaging Expedia-relevant content on the company’s Facebook Wall. Read more

Expedia appoints Reddy Kalluru as Director, Online Partner Marketing, Asia Pacific

On July 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Expedia, Inc, the world's largest online travel company and operator of the Expedia.com.auTM and Expedia.co.nz websites in Australasia, has announced the appointment of Reddy Kalluru as Director, Online Partner Marketing, Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. In this newly-created role, Mr Kalluru will oversee the marketing strategies for building brand awareness, revenue generation and customer acquisition along with managing partnerships with key regional media owners and online marketing agencies.

His appointment follows the recent senior management appointments of Dan Lynn as Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific, Nicolas Chu as General Manager, Australia and New Zealand and Chris Hann as Retail Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Expedia appoints Chris Hann as Retail Manager, Australia & New Zealand

On July 02, 2010 at 04:00 AM

Expedia, Inc, the world's largest online travel company and operator of the Expedia.com.auTM and Expedia.co.nz websites in Australasia, has announced the appointment of Chris Hann as Retail Manager, Australia and New Zealand. In this newly-created role, Mr Hann will managethe company’s extensive product line while seeking new product opportunities to respond to Expedia’s strong local and regional growth.

His appointment follows the recent appointments of Dan Lynn as Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific and Nicolas Chu as General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Read more