Internet Explorer 8 – Optimised for

Expedia Desktop Gadget Terms of Use

This document governs the use by you, the customer, of the Expedia Desktop Gadget ("Gadget"). By installing, copying or otherwise using the Gadget, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • your use of the Gadget shall be governed by the "Expedia Inc. Web Site - Terms Conditions and Notices" (the "Terms of Use"), which can be found at ;
  • the Gadget consists of software developed by or on behalf of Expedia's supplier, Microsoft Corporation, a Washington corporation located at One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 and elements developed by Expedia Inc. to work in conjunction with Microsoft's software;
  • in particular the limited licence set out in the "Software available on this web site" section of the Terms of Use shall apply to your use of the Gadget; and
  • in construing the Terms of Use, the Gadget is to be regarded as software published on and/or contained on and/or obtained and/or made available through the Expedia Inc. Web site.
  • in construing the Terms of Use, the Gadget is to be regarded as "Software".

In addition and subject to the various terms and conditions referred to above, please also note that

  • the Gadget only functions on the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Vista® or Microsoft Windows 7©.
  • if you enter personally identifiable information ("PII") into the Gadget this PII is not collected, viewed or otherwise used in any way or for any purpose by Expedia, its affiliates and/or their suppliers. All other PII you provide to Expedia through the Web site is governed by the " Privacy Pledge" which can be found at
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Internet Explorer 8, the fastest way to the best deals on

The new improved version of Internet Explorer is now available to download for free and has been optimised especially for customers. The new Web slices and Accelerators mean it is now even quicker and easier to find for travel deals on

Internet Explorer 8 – Optimised for Expedia

Customised Web slices

Add customised Web slice's and you won't have to come back to the site again and again for deal updates and travel information. Web slices provide up-to-the-minute information in one convenient place on the new Favourites bar.

Expedia Weather


Check the weather at your holiday destination before you decide where to go, or when you start to pack.

Expedia Currency Converter


Find out how much local currency your money gets you, using the latest exchange rates from 55 currencies.

Expedia Hotel Deals

Hot Hotels

Use this web slice to make sure you don’t miss out on Expedia’s hottest hotel deals of the week. Also includes hotel reviews.

Expedia Last Minute Deals

Last Minute

Use this web slice to get the best last minute deals with Expedia! You will find the most popular last minute offers at amazing prices.

Visual search

Internet Explorer 8 combines your browsing history with detailed suggestions from to give you more targeted search results. Let the Instant Search Box speed you along with image and text suggestions that appear as you type.

Expedia Visual Search

To install Expedia Visual Search you will need to open this page in Internet Explorer 8 or install Internet Explorer 8 on your PC.

Get all the answers to your travel questions by searching directly on the Expedia site.

Desktop Gadget

Download Holiday Countdown

Download Holiday Countdown

Add your trips to the holiday countdown desktop gadget and see how long is left until you depart as well as current weather information at your destination.

System Requirements: Windows Vista or Windows 7

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