Expedia to expand Springfield operations by up to 100 new jobs

By: Rachael Mhire | 11 years ago

Springfield, MO – July 11, 2013 – Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world’s leading online travel company, today announced plans to add up to 100 new jobs at its Springfield, Missouri location. Since establishing a presence in Springfield in 2001, Expedia, Inc. today has grown its local workforce to include more than 850 employees.

A majority of the new, available positions will include Global Financial Operations support services roles, supporting the company’s online travel brands including® and®. A job fair will be held on July 30, 2013 from 9:00am to 6:00pm CDT at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4155 South Nature Center Way in Springfield. Company representatives will be on hand to meet with, and provide further information to, those interested in working for the online travel company.

“Springfield offers an impressive caliber of talent, and we very much look forward to growing our team here,” said Frank Zijlstra, Vice President of Global Financial Operations, Expedia, Inc. “We are an innovative company full of really passionate people, doing exciting things in technology and travel. What’s not to love about that?”

“Missouri’s well trained workforce, low taxes and great quality of life continue to bring new jobs and investments to Springfield and throughout the state,” said Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon “Expedia has been a strong employer in southwest Missouri for more than a decade and we look forward to working with them to ensure many more years of success in the Show-Me State.”

The bulk of Expedia, Inc.’s Springfield workforce is based at the company’s offices at the former terminal building at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, which opened in 2010. Since then, the company has expanded its lease by approximately 10,000 square feet – the first time in 2012 – and now has an additional 10,000 square feet of office space currently under construction.

“We are excited for the opportunity to facilitate Expedia, Inc.’s continued growth in our market,” said Brian Weiler, Director of Aviation, Springfield-Branson National Airport. “The partnership between the airport and Expedia, Inc. continues to create job growth within the community, making it a win for us all.”

Expedia, Inc.’s latest expansion will be aided by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The company will utilize the Missouri Quality Jobs program, which provides saleable/refundable tax credits to companies creating jobs that pay above the average county wage.
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About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s leading online travel brands, including:®, the world’s largest full service online travel agency, with localized sites in 31 countries®, the hotel specialist with sites in more than 60 countries
Hotwire®, a leading discount travel site that offers opaque deals in 13 countries on its 12 sites in North America, Europe and Asia
Egencia®, the world’s fifth largest corporate travel management company
eLong™, the second largest online travel company in China™, the online hotel reservation specialist in Europe
trivago®, a leading online hotel search company with sites in 33 countries
Expedia Local Expert®, a provider of in-market concierge services, activities and experiences in 18 markets worldwide
Classic Vacations®, a top luxury travel specialist
Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, one of North America’s leading retail cruise vacation experts

The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world’s leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.

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