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Expedia Provides Great Deals for Travel and Play This Holiday Season
Shopping? Skiing? Gambling? Take Advantage of Great Holiday Deals, Destinations, and Activities
PRNewswire
BELLEVUE, Wash.

Expedia(R) has announced a sleigh-full of deals, destinations, and activities to entice travelers heading for adventures at home or beyond -- just in time for the holiday season. Plus, customers who book and complete any flight, hotel or flight+hotel package between now and Dec. 31, 2004, get up to $200 off a vacation package in the New Year.*

Whatever the holiday destination, Expedia offers deals, tons of selection, easy booking, and great customer service to help travelers build an unforgettable holiday get-away. Whether it's a trip to the Big Apple for an early holiday shopping spree or a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Expedia is providing irresistible options to get travelers into the holiday spirit.

Holiday Shopping Getaways:

Expedia's travel editors selected 10 top cities for holiday shopping, including picks on places to stay and special packages. Travel to "tres chic" boutiques in Paris, take the gals on a "Shopping Adventure Tour" in Manhattan, book yourself a "Guerrilla Fashion Makeover" in San Francisco, or take the family to the Mall of America in Minneapolis this year in search of the perfect gift. See a complete list of holiday shopping recommendations at www.expedia.com/holidayshopping.

Sample Shopping Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*:

   --   World's Shopping Capital -- New York City:  Book a three-night stay
        at the Metropolitan Hotel, roundtrip airfare from Miami and a New
        York Shopping Adventure tour for $622 per person.
   --   Like, Totally Killer Malls -- Los Angeles:  Hit the L.A. shopping
        scene with a three-night stay at the Sheraton Universal Hotel plus
        roundtrip airfare from San Francisco and a Beverly Center Shop and
        Dine package for $411 per person.
   --   Big City, Border Bargains -- San Diego:  Shop in San Diego and stay
        for three nights at the Westin Horton Plaza Hotel including
        roundtrip airfare from Chicago and a Tijuana Day Tour for $609 per
        person.

  Hit the Slopes with Great Ski Deals:

Expedia is your winter sports headquarters -- get great ski vacation packages, check daily snow reports and resort reviews, and even book your rentals and lift tickets all online. Plus, plan your ski escape now and get a mountain of cool freebies.

   --   Ski Free:  Buy a three-day lift ticket, get the last day of skiing
        free.
   --   Stay Free:  Get a fourth night free at top ski resorts.

   --   Rent Free:  Buy a three-day ski or snowboard rental, get the last
        day of rental free.

Additionally, Expedia is joining with American Airlines to offer even more ski savings; check for the American Airlines flights when booking your ski getaway. To browse for your ski trip, visit www.expedia.com/ski.

Sample Ski Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*

   --   Lake Tahoe:  Escape Dallas and fly to the Lakeland Village Beach &
        Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe for $350 including airfare and a four-
        night stay.  Don't forget to add on ski ticket and equipment
        rentals.
   --   Steamboat, Colo.: Fly from Boston to Denver roundtrip and stay for
        four nights at the Thunderhead Lodge and Condominiums for $501 per
        person.

  Roll the Dice in Vegas:

Expedia has great deals in Las Vegas year round and the holidays are no exception. This holiday season, travel like a high roller with Expedia's VIP casino package at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino. When you book a vacation package including flight and a stay at The Venetian, you'll receive prime perks including discounted spa treatments and services at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, two for one admission to the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum and complimentary golf club rentals. To book your next Vegas vacation, visit www.expedia.com/lasvegas.

Sample Deals: Get a $200 coupon in 2005 for booking one of these vacation packages*

   --   Venetian VIP Package:  Travel from Chicago to Las Vegas and stay at
        The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino for $393, including air and a
        two-night hotel stay.  Located in the heart of Vegas, this luxury
        resort offers celebrity chefs and singing gondoliers. For travel
        between Nov. 14 - Dec. 29, 2004.
   --   Vegas Shopping: Fly from Philadelphia to Las Vegas and stay at The
        Tropicana for $293.50, including air, a two-night hotel stay and
        "Shop and Shuttle" transportation to the Fashion Outlets in Las
        Vegas.

Whether you've committed to visiting the family back home or you plan on taking an exotic holiday trip, there's many more holiday deals, travel ideas, and tips to be found at www.expedia.com/deals.

About Expedia, Inc.

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 services and activities. Expedia's quality and leadership have been recognized in awards such as PC Magazine's "Editors' Choice" and Forbes "Favorite General Travel Site." Expedia, Inc. is an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp .

NOTE: Expedia, Expedia.com, and the airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States, Canada and/or other countries.

   * Happy Holidays Coupon Offer:  Offer Terms & Conditions:

   1.   To qualify for a discount coupon off of travel between Jan. 1 - Mar.
        31, 2005, shop for a flight, Expedia Special Rate hotel, or
        air+hotel vacation package for travel completed by December 31,
        2004. Car only bookings do not qualify for this offer. You will need
        to sign into your account - or sign up for one - in order to qualify
        for and receive a coupon. Click "Choose and continue" after
        selecting your flight, Expedia Special Rate hotel, or air+hotel
        package. On the Rate Details Summary page, click the "I have a
        coupon" link and enter the code "Getaway" into the redemption code
        box.
   2.   Within thirty (30) days of your travel end date, Expedia will
        deposit your coupon directly into your Expedia account. You will
        receive an e-mail notification when your coupon is ready to use. If
        you do not currently receive Expedia promotional emails and want to
        be notified when your coupon has been deposited, please sign-up at
        www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=moda
   3.   When you are ready to redeem your coupon, click the URL in the
        notification email or go to www.expedia.com. You will be required to
        log in to your Expedia account. This single-use coupon may be used
        when booking one (1) new air+hotel vacation package of four (4)
        nights or more on Expedia.com by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on March
        27, 2005, for travel between January 1 and March 31, 2005. Travel
        must be completed by March 31, 2005.
   4.   This offer is from Expedia.com(R) and is available to Expedia.com
        U.S. members only.
   5.   Air+hotel vacation package reservations are subject to availability.
        Coupon may be redeemed only by booking online via the coupon travel
        booking procedure on Expedia.com. Coupon may not be combined with or
        applied to other coupons, promotions or special offers.
   6.   All taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges applicable to the booking,
        including, without limitation, extra person charges, parking fees,
        phone and other charges to the room and incidentals, are applicable
        to your reservation, and this coupon cannot be applied to them.
        These charges must be paid at the time of reservation or to the
        hotel directly, and they are the responsibility solely of the
        customer.
   7.   Please check vacation package Terms and Conditions for more
        information on air+hotel trip reservation and cancellation policies.
        Coupon cannot be applied to the cost of penalties, prepaid
        reservations, administrative fees, or other miscellaneous charges.
   8.   Coupon will be deemed fully used once a qualifying reservation has
        been made, and will not be returned or replaced, even in the event
        that the reservation is cancelled. If travel dates are changed after
        the use of coupon, then the coupon will not apply to the changed
        travel schedule.
   9.   Terms and conditions of this offer are as written and cannot be
        changed by any representation of any unauthorized person, including
        employees of Expedia, Inc.
   10.  Void where prohibited by law.

SOURCE: Expedia, Inc.

CONTACT: Alexa Waltz of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-415-318-4110, or
waltza@fleishman.com, for Expedia, Inc.