Expedia Group has announced new initiatives and incentives designed to help travel advisors benefit from pent-up demand in the coming months, including an expansion of the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) to new markets, special promotions to generate more reservations and an increased number of advisors. offsets on Premium Plus properties.
“Advisors play a vital role in the global travel ecosystem and we are committed to helping them deliver world-class experiences to the travelers they serve,” said Phoebe Bush, TAAP Director of Expedia Group, Travel Agent Distribution. “In fact, more than 35,000 agencies We are excited to offer our advisors competitive incentives and easy access to our travel offerings to help them maximize their revenue opportunities and meet the needs of travelers in what should to be the busiest travel season in years.”
According to research from Expedia Group, 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 in more markets take advantage of this pent-up demand, Expedia Group is expanding Expedia TAAP to additional markets in the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. This expansion adds 53 new markets to Expedia TAAP. All Expedia TAAP advisors benefit from Expedia Group’s innovative technology and extensive travel offerings, including hotels, vacation rentals, flights, car rentals, cruises and activities.
Expedia TAAP advisors have access to a range of Expedia Group technologies and tools, including a virtual agent that allows advisors to self-serve and find answers to common questions, quickly find information or change reservations, at the 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 assist with decision making. Live Agent Chat will be available in other markets in the coming months.
Expedia TAAP Unveils New Summer Sale and Compensation Increases for Premium Plus Properties
Expedia Group also unveiled new incentives and promotions to help advisors maximize their earning potential during busy travel months. As part of the summer sale, Expedia TAAP advisors in Canada can offer travelers 15% or more savings on thousands of hotels worldwide for bookings made between July 4 and August 7, 2022.
Additionally, Advisors in Canada, Europe, Mexico, UK and USA will receive an additional compensation boost for bookings on Premium Plus properties, a selection of properties where Advisors can already earn the most. of remuneration. Offer is valid on bookings made through Expedia TAAP between June 20 and July 3, 2022