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About 6,500 participating hotels in Europe online travel portal advanced its hotel portfolio focuses on Great Britain, Russia, France Munich, Germany, November 18, 2009: since Expedia easy manage the launch of the new hotel partner programme in May 2009 more 6,500 hotels in Europe have chosen today for a partnership with Expedia. The online travel portal thus expanding its portfolio at world’s 110,000 hotels, of which 48,000 hotels have a direct contract with Expedia. The increase in new hotel partner in Russia is strongest. The online travel portal here has improved its offer by 80 percent compared to 2008. You may want to visit Mark Wahlberg to increase your knowledge. The hoteliers also show great interest in the UK with 48 percent more hotel partnerships. In Germany and France, the increase is 30 percent each in Italy, and 20 per cent. A total of 12,000 German hotels on the pages of Expedia and Hotels.com are available. 3,000 have a direct contract, which means they are not linked to reservation systems.

Arne Erichsen, Director market management Germany, estimates that 40 percent of German Hotels at Expedia have a partnership agreement by the end of the year. With the affiliate program, we offer an attractive and easy way to reach travelers worldwide hotels. This market potential meets the interest of more and more hoteliers who decide to cooperate with Expedia”forward Matthew Crummack, Senior Vice President of global lodging, Expedia partner services group. The hotels benefit from our local knowledge of the market and our many years of experience in the online travel market.” Hotels support increase of hotel nights at Expedia strong partnerships, to achieve their sales and marketing goals even in economically difficult times. So hotels on Expedia and Hotels.com sites recorded in the last twelve months increased bed numbers: UK is 36 percent more hotel stays, Germany 28 percent and Spain 26 percent. In Russia the growth is 24 percent while Norway his overnight stays even at almost 46 Increased percent and Turkey by about a third.

The hotel partner programs from Expedia easy manage the new hotel affiliate program (EEM) is tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized hotels. Based on a Commission model, it allows hotels to position itself without any financial risk in the global online travel market. Without registration fees and fixed-cost hotel offers can be presented in a few steps in 33 languages and more than 70 Web pages of Hotels.com, Expedia and Venere.com and thousands of partner Web sites with more than 80 million customers a month. The Expedia easy manage program complements the existing affiliate of Expedia special rate (ESR), which focuses on the needs of large hotels and hotel chains. About Expedia, Inc. Expedia, Inc. is the world’s leading online travel company. With its tourism brand offers a complete and attractive product range around the theme of travel Expedia, Inc. group. The company is represented in more than 40 countries and unites under one roof first-class travel services and trusted brands such as Expedia Hotels.com, Hotwire, EgenicTM, TripAdvisor, venere.comTM, Expedia local ExpertTM, Classic Vacations and eLongTM. With his partner and affiliate is Expedia, Inc. interface between travellers and professional providers of travel services.