Expedia Group today announced an expansion of the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) to market. Advisors in market can use Expedia TAAP (using our point of sale in Ireland ) to access broad travel offerings, including hotels, vacation rentals, flights, car rentals, cruises, and activities.
“Advisors play a critical role in the global travel ecosystem, and we are committed to helping them deliver world-class experiences to the travelers they serve,” said Mirco de Pellegrin, Director for Expedia TAAP in Europe. “In fact, more than 35,000 agencies count on us to fulfill their bookings. We are thrilled to offer market advisors access to our travel offerings to help them maximize their revenue opportunities and meet the needs of travelers in what is expected to be the busiest travel season in years.”
According to Expedia Group research, more than three-quarters (76%) of people plan to travel in the next year and will take three trips on average. To help travel advisors take advantage of this pent-up demand, Expedia Group is expanding Expedia TAAP to 53 additional markets in Caribbean, Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Expedia TAAP advisors have access to a range of Expedia Group technology and tools, including a Virtual Agent that allows advisors to self-serve and find answers to common questions, quickly search for information, or modify bookings, at a time of their choice. Additionally, advisors in the US and Canada now have access to Live Agent Chat, where experienced agents are available to answer detailed questions and help with decision-making. Live Agent Chat will become available in additional markets in the coming months.
Expedia TAAP offers a wide breadth of travel inventory to travel advisors, including more than one million properties, travel products, 200,000 activities, 175 car rentals and 500 airlines. Click here for more information about joining Expedia TAAP.
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Our organization is made up of four pillars: Expedia Services, focused on the group’s platform and technical strategy; Expedia Marketplace, centered on product and technology offerings across the organization; Expedia Brands, housing all our consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, consisting of business-to-business solutions and relationships throughout the travel ecosystem. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.