Expedia.com is the place to book summer travel because of our unmatched selection, flexibility, and value. With savings of up to 30% off our everyday rates at more than 5,000 hotels across 350 destinations worldwide, travelers can find great deals with our summer sale wherever they'd like to go. Whether it's a weekend getaway close to home, a family vacation to Hawaii, or a midweek business trip, travelers have more choices for great savings when booking on Expedia.com," said Tim MacDonald, general manager of Expedia.com. "What's more, Expedia.com customers can book travel with the confidence that if their plans change, Expedia.com won't charge them a fee to change or cancel their reservation." Other online travel agencies charge as much as $30 per person to change or cancel reservations.

From New York to Mexico and Las Vegas to London, Expedia.com's summer hotel sale features dramatically lower rates at hotels in the most popular destinations around the world. These summer sale discounts are on top of already low rates in many destinations, a combination providing exceptional value for summer travelers. Examples include:

- New York: Over 100 participating summer sale hotels with prices up to 48% lower than last year*

- Cancun: Over 40 participating hotels with prices up to 48% lower than last year

- Las Vegas: Over 40 participating hotels with prices up to 54% lower than last year

- London: Over 30 participating hotels with prices up to 49% lower than last year

- San Francisco: Over 40 participating hotels with prices up to 45% lower than last year

The launch of Expedia.com's summer sale comes on the heels of sweeping changes to the company's service policies that provide its travelers increased value and flexibility. Last week, Expedia.com announced the elimination of online air booking fees, as well as change fees and cancel fees from Expedia.com on all hotel, car rental and cruise reservations and on virtually all flight reservations.

*Market level comparisons are based on the average daily rates at participating hotels for stays in June and July 2009, as compared to the average daily rates of stays booked on Expedia at those same hotels for June and July 2008.