Expedia.com is a travel booking website owned by Expedia Group. The website can be used to book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises and vacation packages.
Expedia.com launched on October 22, 1996 as a division of Microsoft. In 2001, Bill Gates spun off the property to become a public company. Rich Barton became Expedia’s CEO.
In July 2001, USA Networks, Inc. bought Expedia from Microsoft.
In December 2010, listings for AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines, were removed from Expedia’s site. The decision resulted from a dispute over the degree of access to the site’s customers. AMR reversed its decision in April 2011, allowing tickets to once again be sold through the aggregate site.
In September 2014, Expedia Inc. partnered with Citigroup and created the Expedia+ card whose members can earn bonus points and earn benefits and priority customer service through the website.
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