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FIVE HOLIDAYS TO BE WON WITH EXPEDIA’S #MY139

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2016 13:31 GMT

Travel website Expedia.co.uk has today launched its #My139 campaign – offering five lucky people the chance to win £500 to spend on site.

To be in with a chance of scooping a getaway, participants must post details of the best travel experience that they have had for £139 or less. They can enter by using the hashtag #My139 and tagging Expedia on any social media platform in the UK.


The competition has been launched in line with new research from Expedia.co.uk that estimates that by purchasing flight and hotel together on their website customers can save an average of £139.[i]

This means us Brits are potentially losing out on more than £2 billion in travel savings by not taking advantage of such ‘dynamic’ online travel packages.[ii]

Be it swimming with sharks in Sydney, or an elephant ride in Thailand share what made you tick on holiday and you could bag yourself another break. Over the course of the competition, five winners will be selected at random and rewarded with a £500 virtual credit card to be used on site.

The competition will run from today 26th January - 29th February 2016, with one winner announced per week.


1.Taken from Expedia.co.uk bookings made between 1 January and 30 September 2015. £139 = the difference between the total amount of money spent on packages (for packages we mean flight + hotel) and the amount of money that customers would have spent booking the same flight and hotel separately, then divided by the total number of packages sold

2.58% of those surveyed used the Internet or an online travel agent to book a holiday in the last 12 months. This equates to 27,514,998 adults (based on the total UK adult population of 47,358,000). Of these, 70% DIDN’T book a package = 19,260,498 people (based on the total UK adult population of 47,358,000). Expedia calculates that the average saving from booking a package in the UK = £139 (see point 3 below). Therefore, the saving missed out on is (19,260,498 x 139) = £2,677,209,205 (£2.6 billion)

Ends

1.Taken from Expedia.co.uk bookings made between 1 January and 30 September 2015. £139 = the difference between the total amount of money spent on packages (for packages we mean flight + hotel) and the amount of money that customers would have spent booking the same flight and hotel separately, then divided by the total number of packages sold

2.58% of those surveyed used the Internet or an online travel agent to book a holiday in the last 12 months. This equates to 27,514,998 adults (based on the total UK adult population of 47,358,000). Of these, 70% DIDN’T book a package = 19,260,498 people (based on the total UK adult population of 47,358,000). Expedia calculates that the average saving from booking a package in the UK = £139 (see point 3 below). Therefore, the saving missed out on is (19,260,498 x 139) = £2,677,209,205 (£2.6 billion)

About Expedia

Expedia® is one of the world's leading full-service online travel agents offering access to hundreds of thousands of hotels including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names and access to over 400 airlines along with a wide selection of car hire and destination experiences. By combining choice with specialist tools to help refine these options, Expedia.co.uk helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Now with the award-winning Expedia mobile app you can plan and book flights and hotels on the move. The Expedia app offers helpful tools to manage your trip including: airport terminal maps; hotel check out time and flight status notifications; maps to your hotel and a host of other features. Expedia.co.uk partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on flight only, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk.


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Expedia.co.uk is owned and operated by Expedia Inc.. The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia(r) Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc. Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. (c) 2016 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST: 2029030-50


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