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Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index Study of Global Travelers Reveals That They Now Consider the Smartphone to Be Their “Most Indispensable” Travel Companion

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 11:57 GMT

Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index examines how mobile devices impact travel and work-life balance

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2016 FOOTBALL FEVER CAUSING MAJOR RISE IN TRAVEL SEARCHES

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 17:40 GMT

Online searches suggest UK football fans set to flock to France’s stadiums next summer at European Football Championships. Searches for match locations on Expedia.co.uk shoot up by almost 870% in just two days following Euros draw.

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HARDWORKING BRITS MISSING OUT ON HOLIDAY

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 17:35 GMT

Hardworking Brits are missing out on holiday – with one in five (18%) not taking their full allowance.

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BRITS TO SET NEW TRAVEL TRENDS WITH SURPRISE CHRISTMAS GETAWAY CHOICES

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 17:33 GMT

Brits to set new travel trends with surprise Christmas getaway choices

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ZEN-SATIONAL SECRET TO HOLIDAY RELAXATION REVEALED

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 17:29 GMT

Expedia releases in-flight yoga guide to help holidaymakers boost their physical and mental wellbeing

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EXPEDIA APPOINTS THIRD CITY AS UK CONSUMER AGENCY

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2016 17:24 GMT

Expedia appoints Third City as UK consumer agency

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Discover Europe by bicycle

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2015 15:24 BST

20% of Brits cycle to stay active on holiday

August 2015, London: Holidays are no longer just an excuse to sleep in or relax by the pool. New research from Expedia, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites has revealed that 50%[1] of Brits try to work out during a holiday, with 20%[2] citing cycling as their preferred way to do so. To help you make the most of your well-deserved break, Expedia suggests some fantastic destinations which cater for cyclists of all levels.

A cycling holiday is a great way to discover a new destination, especially in Europe where Brits can take advantage of declining flight prices to popular destinations[3] and the strength of the sterling against the Euro. Moreover, cycling burns an average of 600 calories per hour[4] making it an easy way to combine exercise and sightseeing.

“We often find ourselves trying to do more with less time and if you’re looking for a way to stay fit whilst enjoying your holiday, cycling could be the answer. Riding a bike you can get off the tourist trail and discover city destinations as a local, uncovering hidden gems and corners outside of the most known routes,” said Andy Washington, Managing Director of brand Expedia in the UK and Northern Europe.

Expedia’s five European cycling tours to try :

1. Cyclist's paradise in Copenhagen

Denmark is one of the cycling capitals of Europe with each Dane cycling 1.1km per day on average.[5] The charming Danish capital of Copenhagen is a cyclist's paradise - flat, with well-marked cycling paths. Take a city bike tour to see major sights like the imposing Amalienborg Palace, the 17th-century Kastellet Fortress and the vibrant waterfront of Nyhavn. Before you go, discover what else Copenhagen has to offer with a virtual tour of the city.

2. Indulgent Barcelona

Hit the streets of Barcelona and discover the iconic sights and hidden gems of the city. Pedal along charming alleys and the bustling promenade before treating your taste buds to delicious tapas made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. This leisurely city bike tour with Spanish tapas offers you a new way to see the bohemian side of the city away from the crowds of regular tours. Feel the wind in your hair as you ride down twisting alleyways, past famous monuments such as La Sagrada Familia and through traditional markets.

3. Live like a local in Amsterdam

Bicycles are to Amsterdam what skyscrapers are to New York—or what gondolas are to Venice. They are an ever-present attribute of city life and an integral part of its culture. Two-wheelers carry young and old, whether they’re rushing off to work or heading out to see friends.

The city bike tourintroduces you to famous attractions, such as the impressive Rijksmuseum, the elegant Vondel Park, the infamous Red Light District and Anne Frank’s house.

4.Cultural Berlin

Cycle the streets on a contemporary Berlin half-day bike tour through the city’s multicultural and modern attractions. Pedal along the runways at Tempelhof Airport, experience examples of urban renewal – such as the Art House Tacheles – and learn why counterculture is considered an integral part of life in the Kreuzberg district.

5.Lisbon Countryside

Uncover hidden treasures and picturesque scenery on a Sintra bike tour through the town’s charming streets and UNESCO-listed monuments. With an ancient Moorish castle, the odd and imaginative 19th-century Pena Palace and beautiful gardens, there's much to discover in this delightful town steeped in Portuguese legend.

For more inspiration on European cities to discover by bicycle, visit Expedia.co.uk.

[1] This survey was carried out on behalf of Expedia by OnePoll on 1000 adults in the UK who have been on holiday. The survey was carried out between 25 February 2015 to 5 March 2015.

[2] This survey was carried out on behalf of Expedia by OnePoll on 1000 adults in the UK who have been on holiday. The survey was carried out between 25 February 2015 to 5 March 2015

[3] Flights from the UK to Lisbon and Barcelona have seen a 15% price drop year-on-year: http://expediablog.co.uk/air-travel-trends-2015/

[4] http://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/discovering-denmark-two-wheels

[5] http://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/discovering-denmark-two-wheels

About Expedia

Expedia is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.

For travel inspiration and tips visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/expedia.co.uk

Expedia.co.uk is owned and operated by Expedia Inc. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc. Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 020 7395 7181 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com

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Expedia Dispels Five Flight Upgrade Myths

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2015 15:17 BST

August 2015, London: Dressing extra nicely, flirting with the airline staff, or simply finding the courage to ask? There are many myths about how to be upgraded on a flight, but is there really any truth to them? The travel experts at Expedia.co.uk, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, reveal the truth behind upgrade tactics and offer a few tips on how to increase your chance of success.

  • 1.Myth: Asking for an upgrade at the check-in desk is the best way to secure a free upgrade

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, asking for an upgrade at the check-in desk is very unlikely to land you a seat in the premium cabins. Instead, the majority of seat changes are decided internally by the airline the day before the flight takes off. You are more likely to be selected for an upgrade if you are travelling alone and the airline can see that you have travelled with them on a regular basis. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to become a member of the airline’s frequent flyer or rewards programme. The number of complimentary upgrades depends largely on how oversold the economy cabin is and how many spaces are available in the premium cabins.

  • 2.Myth: Asking for an upgrade at the boarding gate is the best way to secure a free upgrade

Fact: Even more so than asking at the check-in desk, it is usually far too late to secure a free upgrade by the time you get to the boarding gate. However, occasionally airlines sell upgrades at the gate for a reduced fee so you might be lucky enough to bag a premium seat for a reduced fee.

  • 3.Myth: If I dress well, I am more likely to be upgraded

Fact: As most changes to allocated seats will have probably been made well before you arrive at the airport, a fancy suitcase and designer outfit will not put you to the top of the list. Essentially, the more money you have spent with an airline, the more likely you are to enjoy perks such as complimentary upgrades.

  • 4.Myth: If I’m super polite and chatty with the airline staff, I am more likely to get upgraded

Fact: Although airline staff will no doubt appreciate your friendly manner, this is unlikely to secure you an upgrade. The reality is that, as well as loyal customers, celebrities, journalists and other VIPs will be seen as a priority as they are more likely to bring in business for the airline in future.

  • 5.Myth: If I tell the airline staff that my partner and I are on our honeymoon, they will try to upgrade us

Fact: It is rare for a couple to be upgraded to a premium cabin just because they are on their honeymoon. Furthermore, as this is such a widespread myth, airline staff are likely to be a little dubious of your honeymoon story as they will have heard it several times before.

So what can I do to increase my chances of being upgraded?

  • 1.Make sure you sign up to an airlines’ frequent flyer or rewards programme to demonstrate your loyalty to the carrier and how much money you have already spent with them.
  • 2.Try to travel regularly with this airline to build up as many points as possible.
  • 3.If you do decide to treat yourself to an upgrade, Expedia’s research conducted with the Airlines Reporting Corporation revealed that the gap between premium and economy fares is smallest on flights within Europe or when flying from North America to the Caribbean or Mexico. For these routes over the summer premium class fares are around 55% - 65% more expensive than economy fares compared to around 200-300% more expensive for intercontinental long-haul routes.
  • 4.If you have a contact within an airline who has the authority to upgrade customers, reach out to them as early as possible with your upgrade request and dates of travel.

For inspiration on summer getaways, visit Expedia.co.uk

About Expedia

Expedia is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.

For travel inspiration and tips visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/expedia.co.uk

Expedia.co.uk is owned and operated by Expedia Inc. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.

Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 0208 618 2970 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com

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2015 Mid-Year Air Travel Trends: Expedia® and Airlines Reporting Corporation Release Global Report Detailing Air Travel Trends and Pricing for Coming Months

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:23 BST

London, UK - June 24, 2015 – Expedia®, in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and other organisations, recently released a comprehensive study analysing a rich set of global air travel trends. The report, Travel Check-Up: Air Travel Trends 2015 represents original analysis of a variety of travel data.

Key insights / themes from the report

Travellers are predicted to benefit from continuing declining air prices in 2015 with favourite destinations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America averaging price drops ranging from 4 to 6 percent year-on-year.

Flight prices from the UK to Lisbon and Barcelona show the largest decrease year-on-year at 15%.

Ticket prices for the first half of 2015 declined about 2 percent on average across Europe and North America, while travellers in Asia-Pacific experienced an average 7 percent air ticket price decline.

  • US travellers are set to be spending more time in Europe this summer.

Expedia data for flight+hotels packages reveals travellers can save up to US$648 (£429) on packages booked for travel dates between June and September 2015 across all destinations.

“An analysis of air industry data suggests the second half of this year will shape up to be an optimal time to travel – and a particularly strong period for the British hospitality industry,” said Andy Washington, MD of the Expedia brand in the UK and Northern Europe.

Getting more bang for our buck

In general, the market suggests a very positive outlook for Brits looking to travel this year, particularly to continental Europe with a strong pound giving Brits increasing value for money against the Euro. So it is perhaps not surprising that eight out of 10 of the top summer travel destinations booked on Expedia.co.uk are European countries, with destinations including Cyprus, Portugal and Ireland all showing a more than 40% increase in demand this summer. This trend is further supported by the ARC data where we see ticket volumes for travel within Europe are growing for both premium[1] and economy-class tickets. Moreover, Brits seem to be attracted, not just by the weaker Euro verses the pound, but also by the weaker Scandinavian currencies with travel from the UK to Norway and Sweden up by over 30%.

Furthermore, Brits looking to travel to popular holiday destinations on both sides of the Atlantic can benefit from declining air ticket prices. Flights from the UK to Lisbon and Barcelona have seen double digit price drops year-on-year, followed by flights from the UK to Toronto, Orlando and Prague.

Rank Destination City 2015 YoY ATP Forecast
1 Portugal Lisbon -15%
2 Spain Barcelona -15%
3 Canada Toronto -12%
4 United States (Florida) Orlando -11%
5 Czech Republic Prague -8%
“Brits are benefitting not just from the strength of the pound vs the Euro when they travel, but also from increases in the number of tickets available on certain routes. With low-cost carriers like Norwegian airlines increasing their services between London and Lisbon and London and Barcelona for instance we are seeing greater availability of lower priced tickets” explains Washington.After running data on package deals booked for travel between June and September 2015 that include air and hotel, we determined travellers can save up to US$648 (£429) across all destinations.

“Our goal is to help people to make the most of the tips and tricks of travel insiders to help them to find the best deal so they can start to look forward to their trip even sooner. There are for example huge savings to be made by booking flight+hotel together or by booking some of the destinations where the pound is stronger than last year. Booking further in advance will also offer you a wider choice of air fares and hotels and many hotels offer major discounts for advance bookings – particularly if you book a flight and hotel together and are therefore less likely to cancel,” Washington added.

Looking at a number of the favourite destinations for British travellers we can see that there are still some great deals to be found by booking flight+hotel together.

Destination Maximum % Saved by travellers originating in Europe Maximum GBP Savings
New York 51% 1,813
Paris 21% 190
Rome 14% 176
Barcelona 11% 108
Amsterdam 11% 94
Europeans respond to the allure of the EastAlong with inter-European travel growth, our report also suggests similar growth in ticket volume for economy and premium-class travellers from Europe heading to Asia Pacific, where economy travel grew by 4 percent and premium by 11 percent for tickets booked between January-April 2014 and January-April 2015, outpacing growth of other long-haul regions such as North America.

Furthermore, while economy fares from Europe to the Asia-Pacific have remained fairly flat compared to last summer, travellers in economy are getting more value for their flight by extending their length of stay in the region.

“In countries like Thailand where we are seeing increases in demand of over 50% this summer vs last, food and drink for a family can cost as little as 200 Thai baht[2] (less than £4) compared to £48 in the UK[3], so having paid the main expense of the flight, you can find savings by staying a little longer and enjoying more time with friends or family” adds Andy Washington.

Who’s coming to Europe and when?

The European hospitality industry is set to benefit from US travellers spending longer in Europe this summer as they seem to be taking advantage of the weak Euro and pound vs the dollar.

“The UK is the most popular European destination for American tourists and Americans are already the highest spending tourist group visiting the UK[4] so the fact that they are planning to spend longer in Europe this summer is very encouraging for the British tourism industry,” said Andy Washington

The report also suggests June and July are the hottest months for long trips to Europe for travellers from Asia-Pacific before they shift their focus to North America in August.

Chinese travellers in particular are shifting towards North America for their long trips in August – we believe this trend may be led by the appeal of the strength of the Chinese Yuan vs the dollar. According to Expedia’s Vacation Spending report, Asian travellers are almost twice as likely as Europeans to book an international vacation based on getting the best value for money for their currency (over 40% of Asian travellers do so vs just 22% of European travellers).

Notes to editors

Top Countries and Top Cities booked on Expedia.co.uk for summer 2015

Top Countries Top Cities
United Kingdom London
United States of America Rome
Spain & Canary Islands Barcelona
Italy Paris
France Amsterdam
Germany New York
Portugal Dublin
Netherlands Venice
Greece Las Vegas
Ireland Berlin

Source of data

This study reflects a partnership between ARC and the Expedia group and includes data for travel in more than 200 countries and territories. The report also utilizes data from other industry sources such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Diio Mi and the Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO).

Download a copy of Air Travel Check-Up: Air Travel Trends for the First Half of 2015 at the Expedia® blog here http://expediablog.co.uk/air-travel-trends-2015 .

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[1] For the purposes of this paper, “Premium-class” includes First and Business classes.

[2] http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Thailand&country2=United+Kingdom&city1=Bangkok&city2=London (Price based on a family of four eating a meal at an inexpensive restaurant in Bangkok (19 June 2015))

[3] http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=United+Kingdom&city=London (Price based on a family of four eating a meal at an inexpensive restaurant in London (19 June 2015))

[4] http://www.visitbritain.org/inbound-tourism-trends, International Passenger Survey, Office for National Statistics, markets by volume of visits (2014)

About Expedia
Expedia is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.

For travel inspiration and tips visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/expedia.co.uk

Expedia.co.uk is part of the Expedia Inc. brand portfolio. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 020 7395 7181 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com

About Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2013, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 13,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 200 carriers to focus on what's important—increasing revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.

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The jet-setters – who really had it better? 1950s vs today

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 16:06 BST

Travelling back in time: How British travel has evolved

London, UK, 16 July 2015 - With the peak summer holiday season on the horizon, Brits will be jetting off on their most anticipated holiday of the year. In homage to British holidaymakers, the experts at Expedia.co.uk are delving in to the history of British travel from the last 60 years to ask the question, who really lived the Golden Age of Travel?

From the couture, cuisine and class of the 1950s, to the tech savvy travellers of the ‘tenties’, British travel habits have been transformed over the last 60 years. Air travel, once a luxury afforded to only the wealthy, is now a pleasure enjoyed by the masses, with the resources to create their own unique experiences. 60 years ago a week’s trip to Spain would have cost around £35 per person - almost five times the average weekly wage for the time and the equivalent of £1,026 in today’s money! Today you can enjoy it for as little as £200 per person1 and £1,000 would buy you a week’s holiday in Cancun, Mexico!2

The Fashion

 
First class cabin of a BOAC De Havilland Comet 1, early 1950s. Image provided by the British Airways Heritage Museum.

Holidaying in the 1950s was a big event and a chance to showcase your best clothes on the finest mode of transport. It wasn’t uncommon to see women taking their seats wearing corsages or air stewards in designer uniforms – a stark contrast to today’s trend of comfortable inflight wear. Swimwear, too, made waves, with pieces like high-waisted bikini bottoms, long-line tops, full-cup tops and swimsuits incorporating low-cut legs and side-ruching that still influences swimwear today.

Tech

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BOAC cabin service, early 1950s. Image provided by the British Airways Heritage Museum.

Technology has reinvented travel over the last 60 years, with most looking forward to watching award-winning films on the back of their seats as part of in-flight entertainment or using their own tablets. However 60 years ago you could expect to receive a board game to keep you occupied on long haul flights.

Technology has also had a huge impact on our overall holiday experience. Now our holidays are the ideal occasion to gather our gadgets, whether it’s to capture memories on camera or check your itinerary on your smartwatch. The Expedia Apple Watch, for example, offers customers over 20 different types of alerts for flight status, gate changes, hotel check-in and check-out times, car rental pick-up and drop-off - a far cry from juggling boarding passes and analogue cameras of a time gone by.

Destinations

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This year marks the 65th anniversary of the package holiday, with the first being an all-inclusive trip to the Mediterranean. Whilst celebrities of the 1950s could generally be found holidaying “on the Continent” and destinations like Torremolinos and Capri, not all could afford this luxury and holidaying in the 1950s was still very much about home soil. Blackpool boomed and attracted northerners in their hoards, while Brighton was the glittering destination of choice for those in the south.

Despite enjoying package holidays for the last half century, recent figures show an increase in the number of Brits designing their own holidays3, with information and communication more quickly and readily accessible than ever before both at home and on the move.

To see more of the then and now of travel, or for if you’re looking for inspiration on where to travel this summer, visit Expedia.co.uk’s The Golden Age of Holidays website: Golden Age of Travel

[1] A seven night stay at the 4* Hotel ILUNION Suites Madrid starts from just £185 per person based on 2 people sharing a standard room. This includes return flights from London Gatwick to Madrid with British Airways departing on 15 September. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0330 123 1235.

2 A seven night stay at the 4*Privilege Aluxes Isla Mujeres Hotel starts from just £923 per person based on 2 people sharing a standard room. This includes return flights from London Heathrow to Cancun with British Airways departing on 15 September. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0330 123 1235.

3 WTM Industry Report 2014

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About Expedia
Expedia is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.

For travel inspiration and tips visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/expedia.co.uk

Expedia.co.uk is owned and operated by Expedia Inc.. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc. Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 020 7395 7181 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com

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About Expedia

About Expedia

Expedia is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.

For travel inspiration and tips visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/expedia.co.uk

Expedia.co.uk is owned and operated by Expedia Inc. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc. Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2015 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 020 7395 7181 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com