Expedia helped transfer booking power into the hands of consumers, and is one of the world's largest full service travel sites.
Since the company launched Expedia mobile itineraries with real-time travel notifications in 2013, the Expedia mobile app has helped save countless travelers hours and undue stress during their trips by delivering more than roughly 5 million gate change alerts, 12 million flight check-in reminders and more than 12 million hotel check-in notifications.
Together, Expedia’s sites and mobile apps give travelers the tools to browse and book everything from hotels and flights to rental cars, rail and local activities on the go and access up-to-the-minute trip details and alerts in a radically simple, efficient way based on whatever device they are using at the time.
Expedia Rewards members can use points for savings on hotels, cars, flights, and flight+hotel packages.
The Expedia app interface is easy to navigate and requires fewer than a dozen finger taps to select a flight, hotel, rental car, activity.
The largest number of trip legs booked for one itinerary through Expedia.com was in 2004, a customer booked a 14-segment trip, departing from Budapest and landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, completed in around 80 days.
Today, technology is at the core of what we do at Expedia. We aren’t just a travel company; we’re a tech company that does travel.
Expedia is experimenting in this space and using our 20+ years in the travel industry to build new technologies that can interact with travelers in a natural way.
Central to Expedia’s business shift is the notion that we have access to better travel data than anyone in the industry.
Formed in 1996 as a small division within Microsoft, Expedia’s continued growth is fueled in large part by consumer love of travel.
Our success has allowed us to invest back into the strength of the business to stay ahead in this tough market.
Expedia has invested over $850M trailing year over year in tech spend.
Over the past 20 years, more people have flown out of New York City than from any other American city, based on flight bookings on Expedia.com.
Expedia has sold enough hotel room nights in the last 20 years to account for every person living in the United States.
The largest group of travelers booked on a single itinerary on Expedia was exactly 100 people. This happened three separate times in 2009. One of those was a group trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
We offer more than 1,400 +VIP Access™ hotels around the world; over 269K hotels; and 1.2M vacation rentals through HomeAway.
Expedia has covered 534 billion miles in air travel, this is enough for 72 round trips (in passenger miles flown) from the sun to Pluto and back.
37 million Expedia Rewards members across 32 countries.
More than 1.6 million Expedia customers in 2014 who booked travel on PCs used the Expedia mobile app to view their trip itinerary, which is more than double the previous year.
Expedia has a usability lab, where Expedia’s researchers watch people shop for and book travel so we can understand their needs, frustrations, and delighters when using our sites and use those observations to improve the site experience.
We’ve built an enormous network of nodes that we call the Travel Graph, which provides endless opportunities for our developers and engineers to identify patterns that can drastically improve the online travel experience for users.
14,000+ employees worldwide in over 30 countries equates to a broad group of talent to grow. We are up to the challenge!
Over 2000 engineers dedicated to excellence of our tech platform and growing. We offer training to support employees interested in building their skillset.
Over the last 10 years alone, travelers who booked through Expedia have flown 534 billion miles, or the equivalent of 72 round trip flights from the sun to Pluto.