Expedia.com will serve as the exclusive travel partner to power travel bookings for Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores. Beginning today, more than 47 million Sam's Club Members can access the Expedia-powered booking tools.

"At Sam's Club, our sole purpose is to provide our Members the best product and service at the best price. This partnership with Expedia allows us to achieve that objective and to also provide our Members the best selection and world class customer service for travel and entertainment booking," said Philip Malcolm, Vice President of Membership Card and Services Strategy, Sam's Club. "This is a winning solution for all parties and most importantly, Sam's Club Members, as it grants them access to virtually unlimited travel possibilities. Sam's Club wins by deepening our ability to meet our Members needs, and Expedia benefits by expanding its customer base."

Expedia(R) is powering Sam's Club Travel through Worldwide Travel Exchange (WWTE), which provides travel booking solutions for companies looking to enhance their own travel offering with industry leading cross-sell and dynamic packaging solutions, and access to highly competitive travel products and services. Expedia currently powers the online travel bookings for some of the world's best known brands, the Web's most high traffic sites, and leading airlines and hotels worldwide.

"This partnership extends our award-winning technology, breadth of selection, and top-notch customer service to empower Sam's Club Members to book the trip that's right for them," said Tony Gonchar, Vice President, Distribution Marketing, Expedia, Inc. "This partnership builds out the geographic and demographic base of travelers Expedia serves, and delivers additional high value business to our supply partners."

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