Published: 07 Mar 2008: Online travel company Expedia, Inc. has entered India with the launch of Expedia.co.in.
Expedia.co.in is the 17th Expedia branded site.
"The launch of Expedia India provides us an additional foothold as we continue to invest aggressively in Asia to match the enormous scale and potential of the region," said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Expedia, Inc. "Our goal is to grow our international revenue to half of our total revenue, and burgeoning travel markets like India are key to achieving that goal."
In 2007, Expedia, Inc.´s international revenue accounted for 32% of worldwide revenue, up from 28% in 2006.
Expedia.co.in has been designed specifically for Indian travelers, offering a global selection of nearly 80,000 hotels and over 3,000 attractions, with payment in Indian rupees. Expedia also provides fully localised service and an in-country customer care center staffed with dedicated agents who speak both Hindi and English.
"As the number of Indians traveling abroad continues to grow, the strength of Expedia´s international supply gives us an advantage over existing travel providers in the market," said Sharat Dhall, managing director, Expedia India. "We aim to be the International travel expert for Indians, who can now travel the world with confidence with Expedia.co.in."