Expedia, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings, earned $283 million in the quarter, up 10 percent from a year earlier. The value of bookings on Expedia sites was $15.4 billion in the quarter, a 21 percent rise from a year ago when excluding a business the company recently sold, eLong. The company owns sites such as Travelocity and Hotels.com. Expedia Chief Financial Officer Mark Okerstrom said in an interview that the company expects a "meaningful" increase in savings and revenue above the $75 million per year it earlier expected would come from the Orbitz buyout. Get the full story at Reuters Read also "Egencia's gross bookings for the third quarter rose 1 percent year over year " at Business Travel News