Expedia has acquired a further 8% in China-based online travel agency eLong for US$72.4 million.
The US giant, which purchased the 8% from social networking company Renren, adds to its 55% existing stake in eLong.
Earlier this year Expedia also acquired 8% of eLong for US$41.2m while China-based internet company Tencent acquired 16% of the company.
Both acquisitions are evidence of Expedia's desire to expand in China as well as its strategy to go down the transactional route as it prepares to spin off Tripadvisor as a public company before the end of the year.
Last week eLong announced a 19% increase in net revenue to US$25.8m for the 3rd quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter last year while net income increased to US$1.5m compared to US$0.2m year-on-year.
Room nights increased 42% to 2.7m for the quarter over the same period in 2010.