Expedia Receives World Travel Award for Leading Online Travel Agency Website 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:34 PM IST (11:04 AM GMT)
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Expedia Receives World Travel Award for Leading Online Travel Agency Website 2013

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, December 12, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Expedia was voted the 2013 World Travel Award for World’s Leading Online Travel Agency Website 2013 at the glittering ceremony at La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The industry’s elite – including CEOs of leading travel companies, government ministers and tourism board chiefs – travelled from around the globe to celebrate the very best travel and tourism brands.

Expedia won this award under the travel technology -category where-in the nominations were adjudged on the parameters of customer satisfaction and quality of service, overall business performance, product innovation, staff relations and development, CSR and contribution to local community, commitment to sustainable policies, fulfilment of long-term corporate vision.

Being a consumer focussed brand, Expedia’s product strategy has been around providing seamless and holistic booking experience. The brand has taken several industry defining steps, including the Democratization of travel, by enhancing our reach and providing consumers with flexibility of choosing and customising their own vacation. Specific solutions like Build your trip, massive discounts on booking ‘flight + hotel’ together and Hotel Sales across cities have helped the consumers to plan their trips in advance while availing deep discounts (up to 70%) even in peak holiday season. We are offering exclusive deals and an additional 10% for all bookings through the new upgraded Exepdia app v3.5. Owing to its technology legacy, Expedia delivers intuitive and innovative products with an extremely user-friendly interface and ease of navigation on both web and mobile.

Expedia® is the world’s leading online travel provider, helping millions of travellers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. Currently, we are running discounts of up to 50% on hotels in Thailand, Singapore and Goa. With the Expedia SuperSavers, consumers can save up to 55% on their hotel bookings The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 by Graham E. Cooke and is now acknowledged as the ultimate global travel accolade, celebrating those companies, organisations and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service. The awards are totally impartial and are recognised worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence. The Wall Street Journal is among the many media that have heralded the World Travel Awards as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry”.

Ankita Juneja, Text100, [email protected]