Interestingly, when we checked back this morning, the results had reverted to the old format, thus backing up the statement about this being a test.
Call us old-school and/or price-conscious but we like seeing the rate first and foremost. After all, that's pretty much why we're hitting up Expedia--to find deals. Otherwise, we would just go book directly through the hotel.
Changing up the search results isn't the only new thing at Expedia. The company recently entered a "strategic marketing agreement" with Travelocity. That may sound alarming, but we spoke with a few insiders and essentially, this is a tech deal with Travelocity using Expedia's booking engine.
The "marketing agreement" won't begin until early next year but people are saying that both companies will remain independent of each other, and even, rivals.
We're a little skeptical of that last bit but as long as the lovable Roaming Gnome doesn't have to wear an Expedia patch on his shirt, we'll be ok.