Expedia Group is opening package travel rates to all of its travel agency community customers. Director retail distribution Stuart Udy, says this move recognises the impact of the Covid pandemic on agents.
Previously only silver and above level members had access to the discounts (around 20%) on products booked via the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). Now all tiers will be included in the scheme, while those partners who had silver or above membership in 2020 will retain that level thorughout 2021.
The decision to widen the package discount programe is based, according to Expedia TAAP, on giving travel agents a chance to recover as travel demand returns.
‘This is all about bringing customers back. As markets open up, we want to ensure agents have access to the best possible supply to get their customers moving again,’ says Udy.
Expedia TAAP will be conducting a webinar for any New Zealand agents interested to know about Hotel Package Rates, on Wednesday 24 February at 10.30am.
Click here to register.