July 31, 2014 / 8:45 PM / in 3 years

Expedia profit rises on higher room, air ticket bookings

July 31 (Reuters) - Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by higher bookings for hotel rooms and airline tickets.

The company's net profit rose to $85.9 million, or 67 cents per share, for the second-quarter ended June 30 from $63 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier. (bit.ly/Xl6dto)

Excluding items, Expedia earned $1.03 per share.

Revenue rose 24 percent to $1.49 billion. (Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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