Expedia Exec Durchslag Resigns

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Expedia Worldwide president Scott Durchslag has abruptly resigned, according to media reports (first spotted at TechFlash).

GeekWire reports that a spokeswoman declined to say why Durchslag left Bellevue, WA-based Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) about a year after joining, and there wasn’t an SEC filing reflecting the departure before word got out, which indicates it wasn’t a planned exit. Durchslag previously was chief operating officer at Skype.

Expedia president and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will reportedly take over Durchslag’s duties, which were described on the company website as “managing the overall strategy and operations” for Expedia’s flagship online travel-booking business, including expanding worldwide and into new channels.

Khosrowshahi’s regular job is overseeing the entire Expedia portfolio of services, through a multilayered management structure that dates back to Expedia’s former days as an inside property of Barry Diller’s IAC holding company.

Expedia, one of the original dot-com success stories for the Seattle region following its spinout from Microsoft, recently broke its TripAdvisor business off into a separate, publicly traded company.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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