One of the world’s biggest third party travel companies, Expedia, has been around for over 20 years. It started as a company within Microsoft, and then was spun out, built up, and then made public as one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. They work with thousands of hotels, airlines, car rental companies and more to create custom travel packages for anyone looking for a one stop shop to book a vacation.
But is Expedia reliable? Is it safe to book travel with them? We’ll dive into these questions and more below:
One of the things we love most about booking through Expedia is their vast and expansive coverage of almost every airline and hotel chain. There are a few that are missing, but when you search on Expedia, you’ll get a clear picture of just about every offering that’s out there. You can trust that you will get a great price as well, as their search results list from lowest price to highest price, but you can also filter the options in several other ways. So you know you can reliably find a vacation package, whether that’s just a flight, or a flight, hotel, and a rental car.
Expedia also offers no change fees on Hotels, which is a great benefit by booking through them. Flight changes, like with all major airlines, vary by provider, so make sure you check the flight reservation while you’re booking it.
As mentioned above, Expedia offers great consumer protection across all of your purchases, especially hotels. Expedia is also one of the most reputable names in travel, and they rely heavily on providing a great experience for new customers to ensure they return for their next travel booking. They protect customer data, and make sure that your travel plans are booked safely. It is very rare that you will have any trouble with your vacation booking through the Expedia website, and even when things change, Expedia notifies you quickly and makes sure you will have other options if necessary.
We have never in our several years of covering travel heard of any trouble with Expedia’s legitimacy. They are a huge company, covering travel plans in 75 countries, with access to thousands of different travel packages that you can easily customize to meet your needs.
Here are just a few of the other brands that Expedia owns:
- Classic Vacations
- Expedia Affiliate Network
- Expedia Local Expert
- Expedia CruiseShipCenters
- Expedia Global Partner Solutions
- Hotwire Group
With access to that many platforms, you can rest easy knowing that one of the most experienced names in travel will help you book the perfect vacation.