Expedia Signs Partnership Agreement With JAL Hotels

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world’s largest online travel company, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with JAL Hotels, a Tokyo-based hotel management company operating nearly 40 properties throughout Japan under the Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City brands. Under this agreement, JAL Hotels properties located in Japan will become available to over 50 million travelers that visit the more than 90 Expedia®- and Hotels.com® –branded travel booking sites each month.

“Through our partnership with Expedia, JAL Hotels will have the opportunity to reach a wider audience of travelers throughout Asia and the rest of the world,” said Hitoshi Fujisaki, Corporate Executive Officer, Sales & Marketing, JAL Hotels. “That exposure will play a key role in helping us in reach our goal of becoming one of the top Japanese lodging brands in the market.”

“Japan is an important destination for Expedia travelers worldwide, and we’re very pleased to deepen the selection of hotels we offer them through our partnership with JAL Hotels,” said Peter Lee, director of market management for North Asia, Expedia Partner Services Group. “Expedia remains focused on collaborating with JAL Hotels and all of our partners in Japan to develop distribution strategies that best fit their respective business objectives.”

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 Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites; leading U.S. discount travel site Hotwire®; leading agency hotel company Venere.com™; 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.

About JAL Hotels
JAL Hotels, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates Nikko Hotels International, an international luxury hotel group, and Hotel JAL City, a chain of 13 mid-priced hotels in Japan. JAL Hotels currently has 57 hotels worldwide, in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region.

In 2010, JAL Hotels plans to open four new Nikko Hotels International properties: 471-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai in United Arab Emirates; 499-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi and 90-room Suzhou Qingshan Hotel, in China. Plans for additional Nikko Hotels openings include 436-room Hotel Nikko Xiamen, 411-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou and 475-room Hotel Nikko Suzhou in China; and 335-room Hotel Nikko Saigon in Vietnam. For more information, please visit www.jalhotels.com.
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