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Expedia launches in New Zealand

Expedia, Inc. has launched its New Zealand website,“New Zealand is a very important market in the Asia Pacific region, worth over $17 billion (U.S.) in 2007, so we know Kiwis just love to travel,” said Arthur Hoffman, managing director of

The company added that has an unprecedented product range including over 75,000 hotels, flights from all major airlines, car rental companies and over 3,000 activities and attractions around the world.

With this launch, the travelers in NZ will be offered tools on like 360-degree virtual tours of rooms and facilities in popular hotels worldwide and read over 280,000 independent traveller reviews. also provides access to professional travel advisors who can assist with phone bookings.

All products on are for sale in the local currency—the New Zealand Dollar. Prices are quoted upfront and include all taxes and supplier surcharges so customers are easily able to understand the total cost of their travel, without any hidden charges.