Internet travel agency Expedia has outgrown a downtown Bellevue office tower and soon will expand to another building nearby.

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Internet travel agency Expedia has outgrown a downtown Bellevue office tower and soon will expand to another building nearby.

Expedia spokeswoman Katie Deines Fourcin said Thursday that the Bellevue company signed a lease for three floors in the Skyline Tower at Northeast Fourth Street and 110th Avenue Northeast. She said employees will begin occupying the new offices by the fall.

“Based on our projected growth and a steady hiring pace, it is clear we need more space outside Expedia Tower, which is near 100 percent capacity,” she said.

The company moved its headquarters to the 20-story Expedia Tower at Northeast Fourth Street and 108th Avenue Northeast in 2008, taking floors three through 18. Expedia had been at Sunset Corporate Campus along Interstate 90 in Bellevue.

In April, Expedia posted a first-quarter profit of $52 million on revenue of $822.2 million, up 15 percent from a year ago.

Expedia, which makes money from travel bookings, plans to spin off its TripAdvisor unit into a stand-alone, publicly traded company by the end of the third quarter. Based in Newton, Mass., TripAdvisor offers user-generated, travel-related information to draw Web traffic and to sell advertising.

Amy Martinez: 206-464-2923 or amartinez@seattletimes.com