Expedia launches in Australia

9th Dec 2005

Expedia is launching an Australian website, Expedia.com.au. The new website offers Australian consumers a choice of hotels that best meets their needs from over 60,000 properties worldwide. Consumers can also choose from a broad range of over 2,000 activities and attractions in more than 250 destinations around the globe.

“Expedia.com.au offers in-depth hotel content to help travellers make informed decisions,” said Arthur Hoffman, managing director of Expedia.com.au.”

“Our 360-degree virtual tours and extensive hotel photograph library allow customers to visualise a hotel before they arrive, and our detailed property overviews and traveller opinions provide unbiased insight and advice that help consumers compare, contrast and decide.”

“Many Australians already shop on various Expedia-branded websites around the world. With the launch of Expedia.com.au we have now created an Expedia website that is tailored for the needs of the Australian consumer,” continued Hoffman.

In-depth hotel content helps consumers find the perfect hotel Expedia.com.au provides Australian travellers with a range of online tools and resources to help them choose the hotel that is right for them. The new Expedia.com.au website includes:


—360-degree virtual tours of hotels, featuring crisp, rotating images of hotel rooms and facilities, allowing travellers to see the hotels they are considering before they book
—Detailed property overviews written by Expedia editors who evaluate properties on an objective, independent basis
—Over 75,000 independent traveller reviews of hotels completed by Expedia customers after actual paid hotel stays. Expedia’s traveler opinions provide relevant, timely, unbiased and authentic information about properties that you won’t find in travel guides. Expedia only allows Expedia customers with a verified stay at a particular hotel within the last six months to write a review.
—Functionality allowing consumers to narrow search results based on their specific needs or requirements, such as high-speed Internet access, swimming pool, free parking, pet friendly and more. Expedia’s scale and global reach ensures great selection and value.


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