Expedia.co.uk Celebrates Double Win at The Globe Travel AwardsBy Expedia.co.uk, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011
LONDON, February 15, 2011 - Expedia.co.uk (www.expedia.co.uk/Hotels), the UK's leading travel
booking site, has enjoyed double success at one of the industry's most
prestigious travel trade awards - The Globe Travel Awards 2011 presented by
Travel Weekly in association with Associated Newspapers.
The ceremony, which took place on 16th January, saw Expedia scoop two
awards - Innovation in Travel Award for Expedia Hotel View and the UK's
favourite Online Booking Website, as voted for by readers of the Mail group
Expedia Hotel View (www.expediahotelview.co.uk/) is the first
service of its kind, which combines customer reviews, hotel pricing in
information with location based imagery from Google StreetView to give people
a clear impression of the area surrounding their selected accommodation and
the chance to take a virtual walk around, so they can book with confidence.
"We are very proud to have received two awards at the Globe Travel
Awards. We are constantly improving the booking experience and these awards,
together with three awards we received from the British Travel Awards testify
that consumers are pleased with the investments we have made to further
enhance the booking experience with Expedia.co.uk.
Expedia Hotel View is one of a number of new innovations and services
which we have been developing over the last year and we will be introducing
further services to support our customers and bring greater clarity to travel
planning over the next few months." says Andrew Warner from Expedia.co.uk.
The full results are available at www.travelweekly.co.uk.
In 2010 Expedia also won the following 3 awards at the British Travel
- Best Flight Booking Company - Best Hotel Booking Company - Best Trade Booking Website (Flights)
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 in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travelers.
The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com(R),
hotels.com(R), Hotwire(R), Egencia(TM) (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel),
TripAdvisor(R), Expedia Local Expert(TM), Classic Vacations(R) and eLong(TM).
Expedia, Inc.'s companies operate more than 70 global points of sale in more
than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America,
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of
the S&P 500 index. Expedia, Inc. partners with loyalty programme Nectar in
the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on stand alone
flight, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases
through www.expedia.co.uk. For more information, visit
www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ: EXPE).
For further press information, please contact the Expedia press office
team: Telephone: +44(0)870-990-5427, Email: expediapressoffice at golinharris.com
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