Expedia.com Expedia.com Deals Las Vegas Vacationers a Winning Hand

BELLEVUE, WA — August 20, 2001 - Travelers to Las Vegas just hit the jackpot with the debut of Expedia.com®'s comprehensive, new Las Vegas Store (www.expedia.com/lasvegas), the one-stop shop for all of their Las Vegas travel needs. The new store on Expedia.com provides consumers with tremendous savings such as travel package discounts and the guaranteed lowest rates at popular hotels, plus planning resources including event listings and restaurant descriptions.
"People interested in a trip to Las Vegas can find everything they need in one dedicated store on Expedia.com," Erik Blachford, senior vice president of marketing and programming for Expedia, Inc., said. "Even seasoned Las Vegas visitors will find the new store indispensable. In addition to getting great travel deals, Expedia® travelers can easily research and book the tours and attractions that make Las Vegas vacations memorable."

Visitors to Expedia's Las Vegas Store will find great deals on a wide range of hotels and vacation packages. For example, the store currently features the lavish, 5-star Bellagio and highlights a variety of Las Vegas air and hotel packages on the Strip.

The new Las Vegas Store also offers Expedia travelers all the excitement of the city with the ability to purchase tickets in advance to popular shows including Blue Man Group, EFX Alive and Siegfried and Roy. When they want to explore alternatives to the glitz of downtown Las Vegas, Expedia visitors can purchase tickets for tours of Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, or Bryce Canyon.

Visitors to Las Vegas are often surprised to discover that restaurants are more abundant than casinos. Expedia helps travelers dine Las Vegas-style with descriptions of 123 restaurants, which can be sorted by either cuisine or price.

Expedia's interactive capabilities allow travelers to visit Las Vegas before they even leave home. For instance, the 360-degree tour gives visitors a preview of the lights and excitement of the Strip with up-close views of Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Hilton. Other features allow Las Vegas-bound travelers to discover the location of the hotels in relation to other notable sights using an interactive map, or watch a slide show for detailed shots and information on attractions such as Bellagio's evening fountains, Venetian's gondola rides and the Manhattan skyline of New York, New York.

Las Vegas is constantly changing and Expedia will continue to update the content of the Las Vegas Store to provide travelers with timely information, a first look at upcoming events, and great travel deals.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE) operates Expedia.com, an independent leading online travel service in the United States with localized versions in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. To help customers travel right, Expedia.com provides the best combination of air, car and hotel booking, vacation package and cruise offers, destination information and mapping. Industry experts agree. Expedia's quality and leadership was recognized through several awards, including both PC Magazine's "Readers' Choice" and "Editors' Choice" Awards, Forbes' "Favorite General Travel Site," Smart Business' MVP Award, PC World's "Best Bet" and IFITT's "Best Web site in the Travel Agency, Tour Operator and Cruise Category." Expedia is ranked the seventh largest travel agency in the U.S. according to Travel Weekly Magazine.

Expedia.com customers are supported by a credit card guarantee (U.S. site only), an industry-leading privacy policy, and live agents via e-mail and an 800-number available 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Expedia.com is also available under Travel on the MSN® network of Internet services.



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