Expedia.com has completed the journey across London to its new offices in the award winning Angel Building in St John Street, EC1.
The move to the state of the art building gives Expedia.com - a UK subsidiary of Expedia, Inc - the capacity to grow its team of more than 650 creative and highly skilled employees to 1,000, making it a major player in the local London economy.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Expedia, Inc. president and chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, said: “This office move signifies our growing global reach at Expedia, Inc. Expedia serves consumers in over 70 countries, offering travel options to over 200 destination countries.
“This office really stands at the heart of our European support operations, and plays a key role in our business globally.
“London itself is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world; a gateway to Europe and beyond, but also a top destination in its own right.
Expedia, Inc. customers book approximately 5,000 rooms every single day in London, equating to £300 million spent on hotels in the city in a typical year.
Commenting on the move, mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: “Expedia’s decision to drive their European operations from London clearly reflects our position as a world leading city, offering the environment, skills and facilities that attract global players in the digital economy.
“Expedia’s investment marks a strong and long-term commitment to our great city, helping to generate jobs and growth for London’s economy.”