Expedia.com Launches Wired Cafe at Los Angeles International Airport

Building on the success of
Expedia.com(R) Cafe in San Jose International Airport,
Expedia(R) (Nasdaq: EXPE) today announced the opening of Travel Right(TM) Cafe
in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  Just in time for the holiday
travel season, the launch of Travel Right Cafe provides travelers with an
opportunity to recharge bodies and batteries at LAX, one of the nation`s
busiest airports.  With travelers now arriving at the airport two to three
hours prior to departure, Expedia`s Travel Right Cafe is the perfect spot to
spend extra time relaxing, have a good meal or catch up on email.
 
Located in Terminal 4, Travel Right Cafe has the services travelers need
to stay connected:  phone jacks enabling travelers with laptops to check email
or surf the Internet free of charge, power outlets to recharge cell phone or
laptop batteries, comfortable bar and table seating, plus large windows
offering natural light for workspaces.  At each table in the cafe, which seats
over 100, there are power outlets and a dedicated phone line for each seat.
The contemporary cafe features a travel-themed decor, with maps, fun travel
facts and destination videos on a large screen monitor.
 
“At Expedia, we`re travelers too, so we`re always looking for ways to make
the entire travel experience easier and more fun, not just in the travel
planning and booking process but along the journey,” said Erik Blachford,
senior vice president of marketing and programming for Expedia, Inc.

“Expedia.com Cafe has been incredibly popular with travelers in San Jose.
Now, with Travel Right Cafe at LAX, Expedia can reach out to more travelers by
providing a convenient and comfortable place to log on and fuel up while
waiting for flights.”
 
The menu at Travel Right Cafe features sandwiches and salads from The
Boudin Bakery, hot sandwiches from Jody Maroni`s Sausage Kingdom, and popular
selections such as sushi and chili.  Travelers can also unwind with a
selection of travel-themed drinks, spanning the globe from a classic Manhattan
to an Acapulco-Rita.  HMSHost Corporation, the world`s largest provider of
food, beverage, and retail concessions in the travel industry, serves as the
exclusive operator of Expedia.com Cafes, such as Travel Right Cafe.
 
To celebrate the opening of the latest cafe, Expedia is offering visitors
to both Travel Right Cafe in Los Angeles and Expedia.com Cafe in San Jose
coupons for up to $100 off their next Expedia Vacation. Terms and conditions
for the offer are located on the coupon. In addition, Expedia travelers going
to and from Los Angeles or San Jose will receive a coupon for a free soda at
either Travel Right Cafe or Expedia.com Cafe in their Trip Guide email prior
to their departure.  Terms and conditions for the drink coupon are included in
the Trip Guide email along with the coupon.

 
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