Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc.

Date Founded



333 108th Avenue NE,Bellevue, WA 98004-5703

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Consumer Services
Other Transportation
Other Business & Consulting Services
Internet Software & Services
Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines

Company Description

Expedia, Inc. is an online travel company. The company provides travel products and services to leisure and corporate travelers, including travel agencies, tour operators, travel supplier direct websites and call centers, consolidators and wholesalers of travel products and services, large online portals and search websites, certain travel meta-search websites, mobile travel applications, social media websites, as well as traditional consumer eCommerce and group buying websites. It also offers travel and non-travel advertisers access to a potential source of incremental traffic and transactions through its various media and advertising offerings on its transaction-based websites. The company operates through two business segments: Leisure and Egencia. The Leisure segment provides a full range of travel and advertising services to worldwide customers through a variety of brands including: Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States and localized Expedia and Hotels.com websites. The Egencia segment provides managed travel services to corporate customers in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Expedia was founded on August 9, 2005 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Chief People Officer

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network

Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development

President, Hotwire Group

President, Egencia

President, eCommerce Platform

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Senior Executive at Expedia, Inc.

Vice Chairman & Director at IAC InterActiveCorp

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Uber Technologies, Inc.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

Founder at New Form Productions LLC

Secretary & Director at The Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc.

Founder at Scott Rudin Productions

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Tribune Media Co.

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PAR Capital Management seeks to maximize after-tax capital appreciation by assuming high levels of risk in an aggressively managed portfolio of securities. There are no restrictions on the type of instruments in which they may invest, although Par Capital invests primarily in publicly traded equity securities, as well as options, warrants, and swaps related to equity securities. Such equity securities may be common or preferred, voting or non-voting, and may be of U.S. or non-U.S. issuers. Investments may also include privately placed equity securities, including warrants and options, of issuers that may or may not have a class of securities that is publicly traded. Par Capital may invest in publicly traded or privately placed debt instruments, including bank loans and distressed, defaulted or non-performing loans, notes and bonds, high yield or subordinated instruments. Such debt securities may have equity features or be convertible or exchangeable into equity securities. The firm engages in short sales of equity securities. They also may use options, total return swaps, credit default swaps, and other derivatives to gain exposure, hedge exposure or manage risk. In addition, Par Capital may employ the use of leverage.

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Winslow Capital Management primary investment strategy is their Large Cap Growth strategy, although they also offer Managed Volatility Large Cap Growth strategy. Winslow believes that investing in companies with above-average earnings growth provides the best opportunity to achieve superior portfolio returns over the long-term. While above-average earnings growth is a necessity, valuation relative to their estimated earnings growth rate is also important in stock selection. Winslow invests in 3 types of earnings growth: long-term sustainable earnings growth, cyclical growth in the right part of the cycle, and newer industries with rapid growth. Typically, Winslow allocates 25%-40% of a portfolio to securities representing each type of earnings growth. Winslow's Large Cap Growth investment process is fundamentally-driven, with an underlying valuation discipline. They begin with a qualitative evaluation to identify high-quality growth companies. They look for companies: in markets with growth opportunities; that hold lead market share (or the potential to gain market share); with identifiable/sustainable competitive advantages; that deploy excess cash to enhance returns; and that deploy excess cash to enhance returns. To identify investments, Winslow uses a quantitative screen of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index with market-caps greater than $4 billion, complemented with suitable companies that are not in the index or are below $4 billion in market-cap. Winslow uses multiple screens to further narrow the list, including a qualitative assessment in the context of each company’s sector. Their analysis emphasizes competitive advantage and pricing power in determining whether a company meets their definition of a high-quality growth company. In an effort to outperform the Russell 1000 Growth index, they build portfolios that are distinct from the index. Sector weightings usually vary from +/- 10 percentage points of the index weight. Winslow generally seeks to own position sizes of 1%-3%. Portfolios typically hold 55-65 stocks. Winslow diversifies portfolios with respect to earnings growth rates, market-caps, p/e ratios and economic sectors. A portion of the assets may be invested in dollar-denominated equity securities of non-US issuers that are listed on a US stock exchange or in ADRs.For the Managed Volatility Large Cap Growth strategy, Winslow engages Nuveen Asset Management LLC, an affiliated investment advisor, to invest in futures and/or swaps in to minimize the volatility of the account over changing market conditions. While Winslow primarily provides investment advice with respect to securities, client accounts in the Managed Volatility Large Cap Growth strategy may include commodity interests (e.g., futures, options on futures and swaps) on a limited basis.

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Altimeter Capital Management seeks to produce long-term, risk-adjusted capital appreciation though their portfolio of relatively concentrated long, short and private investments. The firm identifies investment opportunities for, and participates in the acquisition, management, monitoring and disposition of investments for hedge funds and venture capital funds. The firm's investment advisory activities focus on advising the funds on investments in securities of publicly and non-publicly traded companies that offer opportunities to realize substantial long-term appreciation. Altimeter Capital may also offer advice on investments in equities, short sales, venture capital transactions, derivative instruments, options and other asset classes. Investments focus on the Internet, software, travel and consumer sectors.

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Expedia, Inc., trivago NV purchase tripl GmbH from HR Ventures GmbH

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Expedia, Inc. purchases SilverRail Technologies, Inc. from Sutter Hill Ventures LLC, Canaan Management, Inc., Accel Partners LLC, GrandBanks Capital, Inc., Brook Venture Management, Inc., Mithril Capital Management LLC

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Advised onExpedia, Inc. purchases Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

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Advised onExpedia, Inc. purchases Auto Escape Group SAS from Montefiore Investment SAS

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Advised onExpedia, Inc. purchases Wotif.com Holdings Limited

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Despegar.com Corp. provides online travel agency services. It offers tours and corporate packages to destinations such as Paris, Cancun, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Barcelona, and Las Vegas, as well as vehicle rentals and hotel bookings. The company was founded by Roberto Hernán Souviron, Federico Fuchs, Martín Rastellino, Ernesto Cadeiras and Christian Vilate in December 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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FivePals, Inc. develops mobile platform services for hotels. It helps users to have hotel communication wherever they are. The company was founded by Justin Effron, Alexander Shashou and Dmitry Koltunov in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider that offers hotel reservations, airline tickets and packaged tours to business and leisure travelers in China. Ctrip aggregates information on hotels, flights and vacation packages, and enables customers to make informed and cost-effective travel bookings. Ctrip primarily targets frequent independent travelers in China who do not travel in groups. These travelers form a traditionally under-served yet fast-growing segment of the China travel industry. The company has experienced substantial growth since its inception in 1999 and has become one of the best-known travel brands in China. It is the largest consolidator of hotel accommodations and air tickets in China in terms of the volume of the transactions booked by the end customers. Recently, Ctrip also initiated the travel management services, to appeal to major corporations in China. The company offers its services through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of its centralized toll-free, 24-hour customer service center and bilingual websites. The company's goal is to create long-term shareholder value by enhancing its position as a leading travel service provider in China. Going forward, the company intends to leverage the Ctrip brand to attract new travel suppliers and negotiate more favorable contractual terms with its existing suppliers, expand its hotel supplier network and room inventory, and expand air-ticketing and other travel product offerings, including leisure packaged tours and corporate travel management services. The company also intends to pursue selective strategic acquisitions and expand into Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and conducts substantially all of its operations in China. With its operational headquarters in Shanghai, it has branches in 9 other major cities in China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Xiamen, Wuhan, Chengdu, Qingdao and Shenyang. The company also maintains a network of sales offices in about 45 cities in China

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Rank #385
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #385
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
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