Marriott Signs with and

3rd Feb 2004 and announced today they have signed an
agreement with Marriott International, Inc. to provide and customers with greater access to rooms at Marriott properties.
Participating brands include Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels
& Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Residence Inn by Marriott,
Courtyard by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by
Marriott and SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

As part of this agreement, Marriott will make its inventory of hotel rooms
available for the hotel and vacation package offerings on and, enabling Marriott hotels to market to the nearly 20 million
customers looking for hotel rooms on and each
month. In turn, travelers will have access to rooms at more than 2,000
Marriott properties in North America.

“We want to ensure travelers have access to Marriott properties no matter
how they prefer to plan and book travel,” said Bruce Wolff, Marriott
senior vice president, sales and eCommerce strategy. “Expedia(R) and are valuable distribution channels, and we are pleased with
this new relationship.”

Marriott has also agreed to develop a direct connection with Expedia and that will make it easier and more cost effective for Marriott
to manage inventory and rates through Expedia`s and`s booking
channels from the Marriott central reservation systems.

“With this agreement, Expedia, and Marriott have made great
strides to develop offerings that ultimately benefit consumers,” said
Lloyd Frink, senior vice president of hotels at IAC Travel. “The hotels in
Marriott`s portfolio are highly regarded by Expedia`s and`s
customer bases and this exciting relationship will allow us better to meet
our travelers` needs. Marriott`s decision to join our network of high
quality hoteliers is further evidence of the value that and bring to hotels.”


Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has
approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s
most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at

Expedia, Inc. is the world`s leading online travel service and the fourth
largest travel agency in the U.S. Expedia`s award-winning Expert Searching
and Pricing (ESP) technology delivers the most comprehensive flight
options available online. ESP also allows customers to dynamically build
complete trips that combine flights, Expedia(R) Special Rate hotels and
other lodging, ground transportation, and destination activities. Expedia
operates Classic Custom Vacations(R), a leading distributor of premiere
vacation packages to destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and the
Caribbean; and Expedia(R) Corporate Travel, a full-service corporate
travel agency. Expedia, Inc.`s wholly owned subsidiary, Travelscape, Inc.,
operates WWTE(TM), bringing complementary cross-sell and dynamic packaging
booking functionality to third parties on a private-label basis. Expedia
can be found at Expedia is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp. CST: 2029030-40


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