Expedia and Hotels.com Renew Relationship with Interstate Hotels

31st Aug 2004

Expedia, Inc. and Hotels.com have renewed their agreement with Interstate Hotels & Resorts to
extend the reach of Interstate-managed properties via Expedia.com and
Hotels.com. This agreement with the nation’s largest independent hotel
management company continues to emphasize the added value Expedia(R) and
Hotels.com bring to suppliers by showcasing their properties to 30 million
unique travel shoppers each month.

Expedia and Hotels.com have already established direct connectivity with
the reservations systems of about 100 Interstate properties. As part of
this agreement, the parties will continue to direct connect to additional
properties over the coming months. Direct connectivity makes it easier and
more cost-effective for hotels to manage the inventory and rates on the
two Web sites, while customers benefit from real-time information on room

“Expedia and Hotels.com offer the broadest reach of any third party online
Web site, and our portfolio of hotels will immediately benefit from
exposure to an expanded base of customers that would be otherwise
difficult to reach,” said Pam Streeter, vice president of electronic
distribution and marketing for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “Leveraging
this important relationship will help to boost occupancy rates during
periods of both low and high demand. This is a testament to the valuable
partnership that working with Expedia and Hotels.com brings us.”

As part of the agreement, the hundreds of hotels operated by Interstate
will be able to efficiently market to the 30 million active travel
shoppers that visit Expedia and Hotels.com each month.

“We value each and every one of our supplier relationships and being able
to offer Interstate’s inventory to our customers underscores our continued
focus on providing one of the broadest selections of hotels available on
the Internet,” said Edward Muncey, vice president of sales at Expedia and
Hotels.com. “We’re pleased that Interstate Hotels & Resorts, which
represent tens of thousands of rooms in North America and overseas, will
also benefit by using Expedia and Hotels.com to expand their marketing



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