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Commercial? Yes
Type of site booking service
Registration Yes
Owner Expedia, Inc.
Created by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink

Expedia is an Internet-based travel reservation website, and a part of the Expedia, Inc. based in the US with localized sites for 18 countries. It books airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions and services via the World Wide Web and telephone travel agents. The site uses multiple global distribution systems like Amadeus or the Sabre reservation systems for flights and for hotels, Worldspan, and Pegasus, along with their own hotel reservation system for their contracted bulk rate reservations. This last is shared with other Expedia, Inc. sites.[1]

Expedia was started by Microsoft, which they then spun off as a multi-billion dollar company because it was "no longer about software intensive technology" and they were "concerned that they would not do their best at this."[2]


  1. ^ Expedia GDS hotel description
  2. ^ Bill Gates on the CNBC TV Show The Big Idea

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