Largest online travel company in the world, Expedia, Inc operates in over hundred sales points in more than sixty countries. They are a parent company for a number of travel bands over the internet that includes Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Venere, Classic Vacations, etc. - to mention a few. They even initiate bookings for innumerable hotels, consumer brands, airlines and others through the affiliate network of Expedia. It was established in 1996, as Microsoft's division. However, it was rounded off in the year 1999. TicketMaster purchased it in 2001 and renamed it as USA Networks. They have proved to revolutionize travel, using technology as their greatest power.