Expedia's TAAP Gives US Travel Agents Improved Access to Global Inventory

Updated Program Provides Robust Reporting and Optimized Commission Tracking

Jun 16, 2014, 11:00 ET from Expedia.com

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com®, the world's largest full service online travel site*, recently released the latest version of Expedia's industry-first Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). TAAP gives US travel agents access to Expedia's global inventory, letting them earn competitive commissions on hotels, dynamic packages and activities. TAAP features an enhanced single sign-on (SSO), dedicated tools for agency managers, the ability to build customized itineraries for adding service fees, and enhanced reporting. In addition, TAAP now offers API integration for XML with select agencies.

"TAAP demonstrates Expedia's commitment to giving travel agents a competitive edge, letting them generate incremental revenue and expand their client base," said Linda Lossing, US head of Expedia's Travel Agent Affiliate Program. "This is the industry's most efficient and comprehensive travel agent affiliate platform and we're thrilled to make it available to travel agents nationwide."

TAAP members have direct access to Expedia's extensive inventory. They can use Expedia's intuitive platform to research, plan and book end-to-end trips for clients, while earning commission. Launched in the US in 2010, TAAP currently operates in more than 40 countries and gives travel agents access to more than 240,000 hotels and 400 airlines. The program has more than 38,000 members worldwide.

For more information, please visit: http://www.expedia.com/TAAP or call the dedicated TAAP support line at 866-513-4853.

About Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program
The Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) is a division of Expedia dedicated to Travel Agents. TAAP is designed to give travel agents all the tools they need to provide the traveler with competitive and comprehensive products and pricing. The TAAP program works with Travel Agents, offering commissions, incentives, promotions, and technology all geared towards facilitating the activities of travel agents. TAAP is a global enterprise, catering to thousands of travel agencies around the world.

About Expedia.com
Expedia.com is the world's largest full service travel site*, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of top vacation destinations, cheap tickets, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.

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*Based on a comparison of other full-service online travel agencies, defined as those providing booking and services related to air, hotel, cruise, car and activities to a global customer base. Data based on comScore Media Metrix for Expedia, Inc. Sites, Worldwide, Average Monthly Unique Visitors, Oct '12-Sept '13.

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