Expedia Enhances Agent Program

Travel Agent Affiliate program offers more tools and functionality for travel agents and agency managers By: Skye Mayring
Expedia has updated its Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). // © 2014 Thinkstock
Expedia has updated its Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). // © 2014 Thinkstock

The Details

What:
Expedia.com recently released the latest version of Expedia's industry-first Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP).

Why It Matters:
TAAP now features an enhanced single sign-on; 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.

Fast Facts:
- TAAP gives U.S. travel agents access to Expedia's global inventory, letting them earn competitive commissions on hotels, dynamic packages and activities.

- The TAAP program offers commissions, incentives, promotions and technology.

- The program has more than 38,000 members worldwide and gives travel agents access to more than 240,000 hotels and 400 airlines.

What They Are Saying:
“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, U.S. 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.”

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