Yes, it is perfectly safe to book through Expedia. In fact, Expedia is one of the most trusted travel booking websites. Millions of people use Expedia every year to book their flights, hotels and other travel arrangements, and there have never been major security concerns.
You can use Expedia to find flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Because Expedia has been in the travel search business for so long, it has many features that make it a top choice for travelers, although in some respects it lags behind other, newer search sites.
Expedia is a reliable booking site as it works with many reputable travel accommodation companies. This gives you countless options, so you can usually find accommodation that works for you. Expedia also offers a “Best Price Guarantee”, travel insurance plans and a lenient cancellation policy.
You can be reimbursed up to the total cost of your trip if you have to cancel or shorten your trip for covered reasons. You are covered for travel delays, baggage delays, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal belongings.
You can check in online 24-48 hours before departure – depending on your airline. After checking in, follow the instructions to receive your boarding pass. You may be able to print it, save it or send it to your phone or pick it up at an airport kiosk.
Expedia makes most of its money booking properties in bulk for a cheap price, and then selling them to their users at a slight premium. Expedia benefits from the increased margin and also occasionally collects commission fees from hotels that increase their exposure through Expedia’s website.
There are certain advantages to paying a little more and booking directly through the hotel’s website. If the above example hasn’t convinced you why the extra money is worth it, maybe this bit of news will: IF YOU BOOK THROUGH A THIRD PARTY SITE (Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.) YOUR ROOM TYPE IS NOT GUARANTEED .