About is a website for booking hotel rooms online and by telephone. The company has 85 websites in 34 languages, and lists over 145,000 hotels in approximately 19,000 locations. Its Inventory includes hotels and B&Bs, and some condos and other types of commercial lodging. was established in 1991 and began offering hotels online in 1996. In 2001 it became part of Expedia Inc. and in 2002 changed its name to is operated by LP, a limited partnership located in Dallas, Texas, USA. was established in 1991 by David Litman and Robert Deiner as the Hotel Reservations Network (HRN), providing hotel booking via a toll-free phone number in the United States. HRN began offering booking services on the Internet in 1996. In 2001, the company was acquired by USA Networks Inc (USAI) which also acquired a controlling interest in Expedia, the online travel booking company. In 2002 HRN changed its name to and launched the offline brand 1-800-2-Hotels. There followed a period of rapid international expansion with 29 sites added over the next two years. In 2003, USAI was renamed InterActiveCorp (IAC). In 2005 IAC separated its

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