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Auckland, 8 December 2011 – The world’s largest online travel company,, has been voted by industry peers as the best Online Travel Company of the Year at the recent Travel Digest 2011 Industry Awards. was recognised as the best of the best in the New Zealand travel industry, based on a potential 6,000 industry reader nominations.

The Travel Digest Industry Awards, now in its fourth year is awarded by Travel Digest, New Zealand’s leading monthly travel industry magazine, which has been published since 1980.

The awards recognise a number of leading travel providers, including the best airline, hotel and travel agent.

Nicolas Chu, Managing Director Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “We always strive to provide New Zealand travellers with the best savings through the largest range of airlines, hotels and package deals, so it’s an outstanding achievement for the organisation to be recognised as the best online travel company.”

“To be acknowledged by the industry with such an award is a terrific accomplishment after only launching in New Zealand four years ago. This level of industry recognition helps to reinforce our position as the leading New Zealand online travel agent,” Mr Chu said.

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Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's leading online travel company, operates in New Zealand. Expedia helps New Zealanders plan and book their travel by providing a personalised service, the latest technology and a wide selection of holiday packages, cheap flights, hotel deals, car hire, in-destination attractions & activities and travel insurance to suit their travel needs.


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