PHILADELPHIA and BELLEVUE, Wash. – A vast selection of travel choices are now just a click away for millions more Americans, thanks to a new agreement between Comcast Online, the nation’s top broadband Internet provider, and Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel service.
With this agreement, Expedia®’s travel service is now directly accessible to Comcast High-Speed Internet’s more than 5.3 million customers via a Travel Channel link on the Comcast.net portal. The Travel Channel joins an array of information, entertainment, and lifestyle channels already available on Comcast.net, such as News, Finance, Sports, Relationships, and Entertainment.
This agreement with Expedia also marks a continuation of Comcast’s commitment to enhance its customers’ broadband Internet experience with quick, convenient access to the information that is most important to them and to deliver special member benefits through partnerships forged with other leading companies. The Expedia® Travel Channel on Comcast.net is an easy-to-use, one-stop travel shop on the same site that users are accustomed to accessing for their news, entertainment, financial, and sports information as well as music, videos, and gaming.
About Expedia Travel Channel on Comcast.net
Customers can conveniently book airline tickets and reserve rental cars and hotel rooms without leaving the comforts of home. With special rates on hotels and other lodging, ground transportation, cruises, and destination activities – all available at blazingly fast 3Mbps downstream speeds – planning that next trip or dream vacation will be even easier for Comcast High-Speed Internet customers. Want a quick getaway at the last minute? Great travel deals will be available and updated on a weekly basis. Comcast.net customers can also research travel news, destination information, travel bargains and even create customized travel pages.
“Our customers want a quick, convenient and secure way to book their travel plans online. Providing direct access to all of the great deals Expedia® has to offer adds incredible value to our high-speed service,” said Greg Butz, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Comcast High-Speed Internet. “Our agreement with Expedia® is the perfect fit for our broadband customers who want the best online experience at their fingertips.”
“We look forward to bringing the best travel experience directly to Comcast.net customers,” said Stuart MacDonald, senior vice president of marketing and packages for Expedia®. “Now the same high-speed access that lets people virtually visit some of the most exciting destinations in the world will let them book the perfect trip to get there – with a pair of providers they trust.”
Examples of some of the great deals Comcast.net customers can take advantage of on the new Expedia® Travel Channel on Comcast.net include*:
• Summer on Sale:
Expedia is now offering up to 30 percent off its already low hotel rates or free nights with qualifying bookings in destinations that suit the tastes of every type of traveler.
• The spicy south of North America:
Ancient ruins, sandy beaches, sumptuous flavors, and vibrant nightlife make Mexico an ideal vacation destination with a four night stay including air and hotel starts at $579.
• Or for a quick sun and fun getaway:
Expedia® is currently offering airfare and two nights lodging in Las Vegas for as little as $220.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. With a presence in 22 of the top 25 United States markets, Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what’s important in their lives. The company’s 59,000 employees serve more than 21 million customers.
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® 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 is also the first online travel site to earn the Good Housekeeping Web Site Certification, awarded to Web sites that meet Good Housekeeping’s rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality assurance. Expedia can be found on the Web at www.expedia.com. Expedia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). CST: 2029030-40
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.
*Restrictions apply. Fares are for economy class tickets, subject to change, and may require advanced booking. Pricing is not available in all markets and some trips may require mid-week travel. See Expedia.com for details.