Expedia

Expedia

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Bright,inviting interface offers users a pleasant experience and options for a tailor-made vacation;Lowest prices available for flights and hotels

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Expedia, one of the most well-known travel sites, offers users the lowest prices on flights, hotels and car rentals. It has also mastered the travel bundle, giving travelers the chance to make reservations all at once and save money.

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Rewards Program

Expedia has an extensive rewards plan called Expedia+. As a member, you'll have access to a program called "Unreal Deals." Here's how it works: as you travel, you'll elevate your member status and benefits over the course of a year. Free membership automatically gives you +blue status, which allows travelers to earn points that can be used for hotels, flights and activities on your next trip. +blue is followed by +silver status once you've spent $5,000 on eligible bookings or stayed in seven qualifying hotel room nights and offers users exclusive travel offers and VIP booking access for hotel bookings. Finally, users who earn +gold status after spending $10,000 on eligible bookings or staying in 15 qualifying hotel room nights will get free amenities and discounts at VIP hotels, customer service agent access and hotel upgrades when available.


Those who are signed up with Expedia+ and Expedia+ Business are able to earn points whenever they book that can go towards purchasing later flights, hotels, packages and activities. Another option for Expedia+ members is to use their points to donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Booking Process

The booking process on Expedia is laid out clearly from the moment you enter the site.
The home page features all of the search services it offers, even underscoring the booking packages or 'bundles'.
Once you've decided what service you require - be it a flight, hotel, rental car, cruise, activity or some combination of the five, you can book directly from Expedia.
If you're booking a flight, the options for your departing and returning flights will be on separate pages, unlike some other travel sites that will lump the two together at first glance.

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