EXPEDIA has expanded its European operations and launched
websites in both Italy and the Netherlands.

The sites will concentrate on selling accommodation at tour
operator rates and will feature on-line bookability. Unlike Expedia’s other
regional operations, neither website will sell flights.

Expedia.co.uk managing director James Vaile said the on-line
agency had done research, which found there would not be a major market for
flights in either country.

Expedia now operates in five European countries: the UK,
Germany, Italy, the Netheralnds and a joint venture in France with rail
operator SNCF.

The Dutch website can be seen by going to www.expedia.nl and the Italian version by
going to www.expedia.it.