LONDON, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.co.uk (http://www.expedia.co.uk/Hotels), the UK's leading travel booking site, has enjoyed double success at one of the industry's most prestigious travel trade awards - The Globe Travel Awards 2011 presented by Travel Weekly in association with Associated Newspapers.
The ceremony, which took place on 16th January, saw Expedia scoop two awards - Innovation in Travel Award for Expedia Hotel View and the UK's favourite Online Booking Website, as voted for by readers of the Mail group newspapers.
Expedia Hotel View (http://www.expediahotelview.co.uk/) is the first service of its kind, which combines customer reviews, hotel pricing in information with location based imagery from Google StreetView to give people a clear impression of the area surrounding their selected accommodation and the chance to take a virtual walk around, so they can book with confidence.
"We are very proud to have received two awards at the Globe Travel Awards. We are constantly improving the booking experience and these awards, together with three awards we received from the British Travel Awards testify that consumers are pleased with the investments we have made to further enhance the booking experience with Expedia.co.uk.
Expedia Hotel View is one of a number of new innovations and services which we have been developing over the last year and we will be introducing further services to support our customers and bring greater clarity to travel planning over the next few months." says Andrew Warner from Expedia.co.uk.
The full results are available at http://www.travelweekly.co.uk.
In 2010 Expedia also won the following 3 awards at the British Travel Awards:
- Best Flight Booking Company - Best Hotel Booking Company - Best Trade Booking Website (Flights)
About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travelers. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com(R), hotels.com(R), Hotwire(R), Egencia(TM) (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor(R), Expedia Local Expert(TM), Classic Vacations(R) and eLong(TM). Expedia, Inc.'s companies operate more than 70 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index. Expedia, Inc. partners with loyalty programme Nectar in the UK enabling its customers to collect 200 Nectar points on stand alone flight, hotel or car hire bookings and 1000 points on package purchases through www.expedia.co.uk. For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ: EXPE).