Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Expedia.co.nz Launches in New Zealand


Expedia.co.nz Launches in New Zealand

BELLEVUE, Wash. and AUCKLAND, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's leading online travel company, today announced the launch of its New Zealand website -- http://www.expedia.co.nz -- a full-service travel booking site designed specifically to meet the needs of New Zealand travellers.

"New Zealand is a very important market in the Asia Pacific region, worth over USD$17bn in 2007(1), so we know Kiwis just love to travel," said Arthur Hoffman, managing director of Expedia.co.nz(TM). "We are very excited to help New Zealanders research, plan and book their perfect holiday with all the benefits of Expedia's global product range, competitive prices, and in-depth travel and destination information."

Expedia.co.nz has an unprecedented product range including over 75,000 hotels, flights from all major airlines, car rental companies and over 3,000 activities and attractions around the world.

Kiwi travellers will also benefit from a variety of innovative tools on Expedia.co.nz like 360-degree virtual tours of rooms and facilities in popular hotels worldwide and read over 280,000 independent traveller reviews. In addition to a superior online experience, Expedia.co.nz also provides access to professional travel advisors who can assist with phone bookings.

All products on Expedia.co.nz are for sale in the local currency -- the New Zealand Dollar. Prices are quoted upfront and include all taxes and supplier surcharges so customers are easily able to understand the total cost of their travel, without any hidden charges.

Expedia has been in the travel industry for over 10 years, operates the Expedia brand in 15 countries around the world and is the global leader in online travel. The company first invested in the Asia travel market in August 2004 through its investment in eLong(TM) (http://www.elong.net/), the second largest online travel company in China. Expedia.co.nz is the third branded Expedia website in the Asia Pacific region joining current sites in Australia, http://www.expedia.com.au and Japan, http://www.expedia.co.jp.

Over 50 million people(2) visit Expedia's global websites each month and hundreds of staff throughout the world work directly with supply partners in local markets.

For more information on Expedia.co.nz, please visit http://www.expedia.co.nz.

About Expedia, Inc. Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travellers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book, and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Expedia, Inc.'s portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com(R), hotels.com(R), Hotwire(R), Expedia(R) Corporate Travel, TripAdvisor(R) and Classic Vacations(R). Expedia, Inc.'s companies also operate internationally with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Japan and China, through its investment in eLong(TM). For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/.

NOTE: Expedia and Expedia.co.nz are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Classic Vacations is either a trademark or registered trademark of Classic Vacations, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. hotels.com is either a trademark or registered trademark of hotels.com, L.P., a subsidiary of hotels.com in the U.S. and/or other countries. Hotwire is either a trademark or registered trademark of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. TripAdvisor is either a trademark or registered trademark of TripAdvisor, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. CST: 2029030-40

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Economy: COVID-19 Lockdown Has Widespread Effects On Labour Market

In the June 2020 quarter, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent last quarter, while underutilisation rose, Stats NZ said today. More>>

ALSO:

NZ Post: New Research By NZ Post Shows Online Shopping Grew 105% In Alert Level 3

New research by NZ Post into how the COVID-19 response has impacted the way Kiwis shop online, shows online shopping increased 105%* when the country moved into Alert Level 3, and may have changed the way Kiwis shop permanently. Online spend peaked ... More>>

ALSO:

Banking: Westpac NZ Lowers Merchant Fees For Small Businesses

Westpac NZ is rolling out a new merchant fee pricing structure that will lead to cost savings for more than 10,000 small and medium Kiwi businesses, and could make contactless transactions more widely available for customers. On 1 September, most ... More>>

REINZ: Million Dollar Plus Property Sales Increase 11.7% Nationally

The number of properties sold around the country for one million dollars or more during the first half (H1) of 2020 increased by 11.7% compared to H1 2019, with 5,426 million-dollar plus properties sold (up from 4,858 in H1 2019) according to the Real ... More>>

Waste: Government To Regulate Plastic Packaging, Tyres, E-Waste

The Government is stepping up action to deal with environmentally harmful products – including plastic packaging, tyres and e-waste – before they become waste. As part of the wider plan to reduce the amount of rubbish ending up in landfills, ... More>>

ALSO:

Bankers Association: Banking Becomes First Living Wage Accredited Industry

Banking has become New Zealand’s first fully living wage accredited industry, leading to nearly 1800 employees and contractors moving onto the living wage and gaining greater economic independence for them and their families. As of today, all ... More>>

ALSO:


QV Valuations: July House Price Index Illustrates Market Resilience

According to the July 2020 QV House Price Index (HPI) results out today , property values recorded a marginal increase, up 0.2% over the month. This is somewhat of a turnaround from June, after the national index edged 0.2% lower. More>>

ALSO:

Property: Queenstown Rents Experience Biggest Drop In Seven Years

Rental prices in the Queenstown-Lakes district saw the biggest annual percentage drop in seven years after falling 28 per cent on June last year, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Trade Me Property spokesperson Aaron Clancy said ... More>>

Seismology: The Quiet Earth

As many daily activities came to a halt during lockdown, the Earth itself became quiet, probably quieter than it has been since humans developed the technology to listen in. Seismologists have analysed datasets from more than 300 international ... More>>

RNZ: James Shaw Says Kiwibank, Not Ministers Should Decide On Investors

Climate Change Minister James Shaw says Kiwibank's decision to stop doing business with companies dealing in fossil fuels is the right one. More>>

ALSO:

FMA: Kiwis Confident Financial Markets Will Recover From COVID-19, Plan To Increase Investments

Despite the majority (60%) of investors experiencing losses as a result of COVID-19, the outlook on investing remains positive, according to a Financial Markets Authority (FMA) survey. Most Kiwis (71%) were optimistic that the pandemic will pass eventually ... More>>

FIRST Union: Warehouse Using Covid For Cover As Extensive Restructure Makes Everyone Worse Off

(FIRST Union comments on The Warehouse consultation and proposed restructure) 'Unfortunately the Warehouse have done the disappointing thing and used Covid-19 to justify a bunch of operational business decisions that will leave hundreds of workers without jobs ... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Mixed Performance By Regions Leaves National Emissions Picture Unchanged

Approximately two-thirds of New Zealand’s regions recorded decreases in their total greenhouse gas emissions, while one-third of regions saw increases between 2007 and 2018, Stats NZ said today. “While some regions reduced their emissions, ... More>>