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Expedia launches first action for the Google Assistant

Travelers can now ask the Google Assistant to explore their itineraries, book hotels and get packing lists.

BELLEVUE, Wash. – announced the launch of 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. After linking their Expedia accounts to the Action, travelers can get personalized assistance with existing itineraries, they can check Expedia Rewards balances, get packing lists, and much more.

"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," says Expedia's Brent Harrison, VP of Product & Technology.

With the Expedia Action for the 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
  • Get packing lists for an upcoming trip

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

To activate simply talk to Expedia on any compatible device and follow the instructions to link the Expedia account so you can get personalized help every time you come back.

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