Launched in November 1998, Expedia.co.uk is operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. Expedia.co.uk is the largest online travel provider for the UK, offering published and some specially-negotiated fares on over 450 airlines, more than 80,000 accommodation properties world-wide, car rental, build-your-own packages and pre-packaged trips.
The website also provides destination guides and maps, holiday insurance, travel information and a free online newsletter. As an agent, with access to special room allocations, using Expedia can be a means of accessing hotel rooms that the hotel's own websites say are sold-out.
Expedia is also able, in many cases, to mix-and-match airlines on a single booking - providing additional 'connection protection' compared to booking individual tickets separately. Members of the Nectar rewards programme can earn points with Expedia bookings.