Expedia Releases Data On Growth In Travel Bookings To Indonesia

Online travel leader unveils new business model for Indonesian hotels to reach travelers worldwide

Expedia Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, released data today showing the number of international bookings made on Expedia® and® global sites for travel to Indonesia has grown nearly 70% over the past twelve months, with the majority of the travelers coming from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K.  The number of Indonesian hotels currently working with Expedia has also increased, growing nearly 50% during the same period of time.
“Indonesia is growing in popularity as a destination among travelers worldwide, and Expedia is committed to helping our hotel partners get in front of these travelers,” said Roman Kesseli, director of market management for Expedia, APAC.  “We have a team of people dedicated to helping hotels in Indonesia showcase their properties to our global audience of travelers, and we’re excited by the growth our partners are seeing.”
Hotels that partner with Expedia can offer their property on more than 90 localized Expedia and online travel sites in over 60 countries across the globe.  Collectively these sites receive nearly 60 million visitors each month, vastly extending the reach of hotels to new customers they would not be able to reach on their own. 
Earlier this month, Expedia’s hotel relationship team in Indonesia hosted nearly 200 members of the local hotel community at educational e-commerce summits in Bali, where they presented online travel marketing and distribution strategies.  The company also announced plans to launch its successful low-cost, commission-based Expedia Easy Manage (EEM) program in Indonesia, giving hotels more choice in how they can work with Expedia. The program is expected to be available to Indonesian hotels beginning December 1, 2010.
About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized®- and®-branded sites; leading U.S. discount travel site Hotwire®; leading agency hotel company™; Egencia®, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company; the world's largest travel community TripAdvisor® Media Network; destination activities provider ExpediaLocalExpert®; luxury travel specialist Classic Vacations®; and China's second largest booking site eLong™. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers vast opportunity to reach the most valuable audience of in-market travel consumers anywhere through TripAdvisor Media Network and Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world’s leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network.  (NASDAQ: EXPE)
About Expedia Partner Services Group
Expedia Partner Services Group (PSG) is the central point of contact for travel suppliers to access the global Expedia marketplace of leading travel brands comprising more than 90 points of sale worldwide.  With hundreds of employees in local markets throughout the world, Expedia® PSG makes it easy for suppliers to meet their global distribution objectives, and delivers a portfolio of innovative connectivity solutions, rate and inventory management tools, business intelligence reports, and online marketing expertise.
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