Expedia Adds Three New Members to Its Preferred Car Vendor Program

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Expedia.com(R), one of the world’s leading online travel services, today announced that it has added Budget, Payless and Europcar to its Platinum Marketing Program for preferred car rental vendors. The companies join Advantage, Hertz and Enterprise in this program and expand the breadth of preferred car rental options available on Expedia.com(R). The addition of Europcar also significantly expands the geographic reach due to their significant presence in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

Expedia(R)’s Platinum Marketing Program guarantees that travelers booking on Expedia.com will have access to the same low rates available anywhere else, including a car rental company’s own web site. In addition, it also ensures a guaranteed level of customer care and special offers for Expedia customers. In return, car rental companies receive extra marketing and promotional opportunities on Expedia.com, giving them enhanced access to the nearly 25 million shoppers on Expedia.com each month.

“We are very excited to welcome these new brands into our Platinum Marketing Program,” noted Noah Tratt, vice president of car programs at Expedia. “This program is a win-win for both Expedia users and our car rental preferred vendors. The addition of these vendors assures the choice and value that consumers expect from Expedia.com.”

Expedia(R)’s Expert Searching and Pricing (ESP) technology helps locate the right car for any traveler. Color photos are provided for convenience. Travelers can choose a minivan, SUV, sports car or convertible, based on their needs. Expedia customers can see total price results from the initial car search and receive notification of the lowest price available from any search tab.

About Expedia.com

Expedia.com is one of the world’s leading online travel services and is a part of the third-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 through awards including PC Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice” and Forbes’ “Favorite General Travel Site.” To find the trip that’s right for you, travelers should visit http://www.expedia.com/. Expedia is an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) . CST: 2029030-40

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