EXPEDIA: small world, big savings

EXPEDIA: SMALL WORLD, BIG SAVINGS

The UK’s no.1 online travel agent unveils even more great value holiday savings

Expedia.co.uk has launched its September promotion with great deals on flight and hotel packages, for travel until the end of the year and beyond. Whether it is a city break in Rome, a beach trip to top up a fading summer tan or a low cost offer to Asia, these latest Expedia deals ensure value for money to a variety of popular destinations.

On sale until 31st October 2009, deals include domestic getaways from £49; European city escapes from £101; beach breaks from £114 and long haul holidays from £548.

Alongside the September promotion, collectors can earn three times the number of Nectar points (3,000 points) that would usually apply.  When booking ‘tailor-made’ packages until 31st October such as flight and hotel; flight and car; or flight, hotel and car, Nectar customers will now benefit from even more great savings.

“It is important for everyone to feel that they are getting as much value out of their holidays as possible at present and, with this new Expedia promotion, we have some sizzling deals that are hard to resist,” says Jonathan Cudworth, director of product management, Expedia.co.uk.

“But the great value deals are just the start.  At Expedia, we want to create the best marketplace around for travellers to plan, book and manage their trips, which is why we have also chosen to remove all Expedia change and cancellation charges from hotel bookings. Customers can snap up the latest offerings with confidence and have the flexibility to change their hotel bookings at a later date, if their plans change.”

In the event of a last minute change of plans, individual hotels may charge their own change or cancellation fees. Full details are available during the booking process on Expedia.co.uk.

The Expedia September Promotion includes the following great deals:

Edinburgh Hotel for £120

Two nights bed and breakfast at the four star Mackenzie Guest House is £120, based on two sharing a standard double room.  This cosy gem has views overlooking the local park and is close to Arthur’s Seat, Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Castle. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0871 226 0808.

European city break

Hotel Paris for £148 per person – this includes a 10% discount on a one night stay

Two nights room only at the four star Villa Opera Drouot is £148 per person, based on two sharing a standard double room.  This includes return travel on Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Paris Nord, departing 16th November 2009.  Situated in the heart of Paris, the Villa Opera Drouot is not far from great shopping at Galeries Lafayette as well as the Opéra Comique. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0871 226 0808.

Short haul beach break

Lanzarote for £174 per person plus 3,000 Nectar points

Seven nights room only at the three star Galeón Playa & El Galeón apartment complex is £174 per person, based on two sharing a double room.  This includes return flights from London Gatwick to Arrecife, departing 29th November 2009. Galeón Playa is located on the seafront at one of the most beautiful spots of Costa Teguise. This quiet holiday complex overlooks the sandy beaches of Las Cucharas and el Jablillo. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0871 226 0808.

Long haul beach break

Barbados for £486 per person – this includes a saving of 55% on a six night stay plus 3,000 Nectar points

Seven nights room only at the two and a half star New Edgewater is £486 per person, based on two sharing a standard double room.  This includes return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick to Bridgetown, departing 16th November 2009.  This St. Joseph property is near Soup Bowl, Bathsheba Beach and St Joseph Parish Church. For reservations, visit www.expedia.co.uk or call 0871 226 0808.

For further information on all Expedia’s deals, visit www.expedia.co.uk