Expedia introduces Elite Plus program to Canadian customers with free hotel upgrades in select cities

Elite Plus benefits available to customers who book 15+ room nights or $10,000+ in hotels and airfare on Expedia.ca annually

TORONTO – March 29, 2011– Expedia, Inc., the world's leading online travel agency, recently launched the Expedia® Elite Plus™ Program for Expedia.ca customers. Elite Plus customers booking on Expedia.ca receive free room upgrades and VIP perks at VIP Access™ hotels in select markets in North America. Expedia.ca customers earn membership in Elite Plus when they book more than 15 room nights, or spend more than $10,000, in a calendar year.

The VIP Access hotel room upgrade benefit is available at select hotel properties. Expedia continues to expand the scope of the benefit, most recently adding properties in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, New York and Chicago to its VIP Access portfolio. Other markets where VIP Access hotels are also available include Vancouver, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and San Francisco. Currently, over 320 hotel properties participate in VIP Access across the US, Canada and the Caribbean, with more markets to be added throughout 2011.

"Expedia Elite status effectively gives our customers the red-carpet treatment during their travels," said Edward Nevraumont, vice president of customer loyalty, Expedia.com. "Whether it's a free upgrade, on-site perks or exclusive pricing, we've designed the program to make travel as rewarding and hassle-free as possible."

“We value our loyal Expedia.ca customers, and are thrilled to show our appreciation by offering Elite Plus access to great perks in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary,” said Sean Shannon, Managing Director, Expedia Canada. “From travel vouchers to free upgrades, we look forward to delighting our VIP customers and invite them to continue earning rewards through the program.”

Besides the VIP Access benefit, Expedia.ca Elite Plus members also receive exclusive offers and/or promotions.

Expedia first introduced the Expedia Elite Plus Program to Expedia.com® (US website) in 2008. Currently, the Expedia Elite Plus program is available to customers in the United States and Canada through Expedia.com and Expedia.ca.

For more information about Elite Plus and VIP Access, please visit www.expedia.ca/eliteplus (for French: www.expedia.ca/fr/eliteplus).

About Expedia.ca

Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, Expedia.ca(TM). To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia.ca provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, car and hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insurance and traveller-authored content. Expedia.ca customers are supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book, and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Expedia, Inc.'s portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com®, hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Corporate Travel, TripAdvisor® and Classic Vacations®. Expedia, Inc.'s companies also operate internationally with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Japan and China, through its investment in eLong™. For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ: EXPE).

Expedia, Expedia.com, Elite Plus, Expedia.ca, VIP Access and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

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For more information, please contact:

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feheley@veritascanada.com


Expedia and Expedia.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Expedia, Expedia.com, Elite Plus, Expedia.ca, VIP Access and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information, please contact:

Bryan Feheley
Veritas Communications
O: 416-955-4588
C: 647-330-3567
feheley@veritascanada.com

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