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Expedia Launches First Action for the Google Assistant

BELLEVUE, WA—Expedia.com has launched the Expedia Action for the Google Assistant, giving customers the ability to manage their travel plans through hands-free, natural voice commands on any Google Assistant-enabled device.

With the Expedia Action for Google Assistant, travelers can now browse and book hotels; cancel flight and hotel reservations; add a rental car to an existing round-trip flight reservation; check available Expedia Rewards points; access Expedia trip itineraries; and get packing lists for an upcoming trip.

Nearly one in five U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker and adoption of these voice-powered devices has grown to 47.3 million adults in two years—or 20% of the U.S. adult population according to research from Voicebot.ai.

“We’re excited to innovate with ways to make travel planning easier, no matter where you are or what device you’re using. The market has seen rapid adoption of these new technologies within the past year and we want to make sure that Expedia customers are able to get the travel information they need, exactly when they need it. The Google Assistant is a step in that direction,” said Expedia’s Brent Harrison, VP of product & technology.

The Expedia Action is free and is available in English on any device that supports the Google Assistant.

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