Launches Two New Sites in Indonesia and Vietnam

Sites have localized languages and content, and offer more than 135,000 hotels.

May 12, 2011, 08:00 ET from

DALLAS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --®, the world's leading hotel booking website, has today announced the launch of two new sites in Indonesia and Vietnam, bringing the total number worldwide to 77 including 15 in the Asia/Pacific region. With more than 135,000 hotels on sale, the new websites are in local languages and feature everyday deals and special promotions tailored to the local market.

"The timing for this expansion couldn't be better, since various cities in both Indonesia and Vietnam saw price increases last year, according to the Hotel Price Index™ (HPI)® from," said Victor Owens, vice president of marketing, North America. "With the addition of these two new sites, will now be able to offer its award winning services to these growing markets. This, alongside hyper local information in their native languages is truly an exciting prospect for both leisure and business travelers alike."

Besides strong global and local content, users on all sites enjoy access to more than two million unique user-generated hotel reviews as well as some of the best room rates in the industry. Users can book online, on a mobile device or by calling one of the dedicated 24/7 customer service centers. As the market leader in online hotel bookings, is able to capitalize on its global size to negotiate competitive rates and provide consumers with attractive deals.

About® is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering more than 135,000 properties in over 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. is the smarter way to book travel by offering welcomerewards®, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of other travelers captured in more than two million Guest Reviews and; a Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking with can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter via or visit the Travel Smart Blog for consumer and business travel information. Get clayed at Detailed Hotel Price Index data is available at:,, A Smarter Way to Book™., Hotel Price Index, HPI and the logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, LP. Other logos or products and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners © 2011, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50

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