US on-line journey procuring firm

Expedia Group is an American on-line journey procuring firm for shopper and small enterprise journey.[4] Its web sites, that are primarily journey fare aggregators and journey metasearch engines, embody,, HomeAway,,, Orbitz, Travelocity, trivago and Vrbo.[5]

In response to Wealthy Barton, the corporate’s first CEO, the phrase “Expedia” is derived from a mixture of “exploration” and “velocity”.[6]

Historical past[edit]

Based as a division of Microsoft in October 1996,[7] Expedia was spun off right into a public firm in 1999.[8]

In 2001, IAC/InterActiveCorp (identified on the time as USA Networks Inc) purchased a controlling curiosity within the firm for an estimated $1.5 billion.[9]

In 2003, it was totally bought by IAC/InterActiveCorp and have become a part of IAC Journey.[10]. Wealthy Barton resigned as CEO and was changed by Erik Blachford.

In December 2004, IAC introduced plans to spin off IAC Journey into Expedia. Dara Khosrowshahi was introduced as the brand new CEO.

In August 2005, IAC spun off Expedia Inc., which owned its journey group of companies, together with Expedia, Expedia Company Journey (now Egencia), TripAdvisor, Basic Holidays, eLong,, and[11]

In December 2011, Expedia, Inc. spun out TripAdvisor Media Group, retaining its portfolio of journey transaction manufacturers.[12]

On December 21, 2012, Expedia purchased a majority stake in journey metasearch engine Trivago in a mixed money and inventory deal price €477 million (roughly $630 million).[13]

In 2012, Expedia’s Egencia unit acquired Through Journey, the most important journey firm in Norway.[14]

In 2012, Expedia’s acquired Journey Dream Trip, the journey firm in Mexico for $200 million.

In 2014, Expedia acquired for $658 million.[15]

In January 2015, Expedia acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corp for $280 million. Expedia beforehand partnered with Travelocity to supply the know-how platform for Travelocity’s US and Canada factors of sale.[16]

In 2015, Expedia acquired Orbitz for $1.6 billion in money.[17]

In July 2015, Expedia and Marc Benioff, CEO of participated in an funding of $11M in Wingz.[18]

In 2015, Expedia purchased HomeAway for $3.9 billion.[19]

In March 2017, Chelsea Clinton was named to the board of Expedia. In her newly named place, Ms. Clinton will get $45,000 a 12 months in money, plus $250,000 a 12 months in inventory vesting over three years.[20]

In August 2017, Mark Okerstrom turned the President and CEO of Expedia, Inc.[21]

In March 2018, Expedia, Inc. introduced that it had modified its title to Expedia Group, Inc.[22]

On Dec. 4, 2019, Mark Okerstrom and Alan Pickerill resigned as CEO and CFO, respectively. At the moment, Expedia Group’s chairman, Barry Diller, took over day-to-day operations, whereas the Chief Technique Officer, Eric Hart, turned appearing CFO.[23]

In February, 2020, Expedia introduced it was chopping 3,000 jobs, roughly 12% of the workforce, citing a “disappointing 2019.” Diller, in his position as appearing CEO, acknowledged the corporate had develop into “sclerotic and bloated” and that staff have been “all life and no work.”[24]

On 23 April 2020, Peter Kern was appointed as CEO of Expedia Group.

Mergers and acquisitions[edit]

Expedia’s first acquisition was Travelscape for US$89.75 million and for US$80 million on March 17, 2000. It subsequently acquired Basic Customized Holidays in March 2002 for $78 million. The corporate has made 4 divestments, through which elements of the corporate are offered to a different firm. On December 31, 2000, Expertise Crossover Ventures acquired a 7% minority stake in Expedia for $50 million. IAC acquired a 65% majority stake within the firm on February 5, 2002, for $1.372 billion, and a 12 months later, on August 8, 2003, USA Interactive acquired Expedia for $3.636 billion. Expedia was finally spun off as a separate entity with a worth of $7.981 billion. The corporate made essentially the most acquisitions in 2002 when it acquired three corporations: Basic Customized Holidays, Metropolitan Journey, and Newtrade Applied sciences.[25]

In January 2015, Expedia acquired the web journey company Travelocity from the tech agency Sabre Company for $280 million.[26]


Date Firm Enterprise Nation Worth (USD) References
March 17, 2000 Travelscape Web service supplier  United States $89,750,000 [27]
March 17, 2001 Vacationspot Web service supplier  United States $70,850,000 [28]
March 11, 2002 Basic Customized Holidays[note 1] Journey company  United States $78,000,000 [29]
July 11, 2002 Metropolitan Journey Journey company  United States [30]
October 28, 2002 Newtrade Applied sciences Reservation software program  Canada [31]
April 5, 2004 Exercise World Journey and touring  United States [32]
April 12, 2004 Egencia Journey company  France [33]
July 15, 2008 Lodge Reserving Engine  Italy 200,000,000 [34]
October 18, 2010 Mobiata Cellular App Developer  United States [35]
April 27, 2012 VIA Journey Journey Administration Firm  Norway [36]
March 12, 2013 trivago GmbH Lodge Metasearch Engine  Germany $564,000,000 [37]
July 6, 2014 Wotif Journey Company  Australia $657,000,000 [38]
January 23, 2015 Travelocity Journey Company  United States $280,000,000 [39]
September 17, 2015 Orbitz Journey Company  United States $1.6×10^9 [40]
November 4, 2015 HomeAway Vacation Rental Service  United States $3.9×10^9 [41]
October 25, 2018 Pillow Quick-Time period Rental Administration  United States [42]
October 25, 2018 ApartmentJet Quick-Time period Rental Administration  United States [43]
August 22, 2019 CanadaStays Vacation Rental Service  Canada [44]


South Carolina gross sales tax go well with[edit]

On January 18, 2011, Travelscape, a subsidiary of Expedia Inc. primarily based in Las Vegas, was ordered to pay $6.Three million in again gross sales taxes to South Carolina by the state’s supreme courtroom. Travelscape argued that South Carolina’s efforts to tax on-line retailers situated out-of-state violate the Dormant Commerce Clause. In a unanimous ruling, the courtroom decided that the corporate has a presence within the state adequate to be required to gather gross sales tax. Whereas Travelscape doesn’t have bodily services in South Carolina, the courtroom decided that frequent gross sales journeys made by its staff and the truth that the corporate furnished resort rooms within the state set up its presence for tax functions.[49]

Workplace places[edit]

Expedia Group has its headquarters on Elliott Bay in Seattle.

On April 2, 2015, Expedia introduced that it will transfer its headquarters to the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle by the tip of 2018, buying the Amgen campus on the Elliott Bay waterfront for $228.9 million.[50] As a part of the transfer, Expedia is proposing an enlargement of workplace area on the 41-acre (17 ha) campus to 1.23 million sq. toes (114,000 m2) to accommodate staff, designed by ZGF Architects.[51][52]

The transfer was later delayed to 2019, citing some logistical hurdles together with the commute from the Eastside to Seattle in addition to visitors congestion close to the campus.[53] Incentives for workers to hunt different types of transportation have been additionally introduced, with the corporate exploring firm shuttle companies from park and rides in Redmond.[54]

Along with the campus, Expedia gained possession of the Helix bridge, now named Expedia Group Bridge, and a plot of land now used as a transportation hub for Expedia staff.


In 2008, CNN Cash ranked Expedia third within the “Web Providers and Retailing” sector of its record of most admired corporations in the US.[55]

See additionally[edit]

  1. ^ Basic Customized Holidays was acquired from World Trip Group.
  2. ^ Expertise Crossover Ventures acquired a 7% minority stake in Expedia Inc.
  3. ^ USA Networks acquired a 65% majority stake of Expedia Inc.
  4. ^ USA Interactive acquired remaining pursuits in Expedia Inc.
  5. ^ IAC/InterActiveCorp spun off Expedia Inc.


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