Mary Fisken of Pukekohe Travel has won the top booker prize in Expedia TAAP’s recent Marriott New Caledonia promotion. She has won a two-night stay at each of Le Méridien Noumea and Sheraton Deva, including breakfast for two adults. She also receives return economy airfares for two thanks to Aircalin, while New Caledonia Tourism is covering the airfare taxes.
Hoteliers should think of Expedia as a full distribution platform through which to access various channels, Stu Udy, director retail distribution at Expedia TAAP told attendees at the group’s partner event in Park Hyatt Auckland.
Auckland hoteliers and other industry representatives were given a positive outlook for the medium term future, but reminded that average daily rate (ADR) is still an area of focus at the Expedia Group partner event in the Park Hyatt Auckland this week.
Expedia TAAP’s top two booking agents of New Caledonia Marriott Hotels this August will earn major rewards thanks to Marriott International Hotels, Aircalin, and New Caledonia Tourism.
Expedia TAAP is continuing to develop its new trade-focused website and agents can expect to see the gradual migration to the new platform over the next quarter.
New TIME NZ sponsors Silversea Cruises and Mint Payments, along with loyal sponsor Expedia TAAP have announced the recipients of their mentee scholarships, starting 8 March.
Angela Webber from House of Travel will be sponsored by Silversea Cruises, Danielle Mueth from First Light Travel by Mint, and Zaheda Davies, NZ Travel Brokers by Expedia TAAP.
Kiwi travel agents have just returned from a Destination Gold Coast / Expedia TAAP famil.
Kate Fulton, of Destination Gold Coast says the purpose of the famil was to not only rewards the top selling Gold Coast TAAP agents following on from a November incentive, but also to showcase a range of new hotels, tours and experiences on offer.
Expedia Group has a number of new features available to members of the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) including an improved accommodation quote process and the recently revealed extension of Expedia’s Live Agent Chat to agents.
‘As part of our commitment to help travel agents deliver for the travellers they serve, Expedia Group is further innovating our TAAP solutions to put the most useful tools at their disposal,’ saysTAAP retail distribution director ANZ Stuart Udy.
Expedia TAAP is expecting to see a full return to business by the end of this year ‘at the latest’ says Stu Udy, director travel agent distribution.
However, he does add a caveat – the recovery could be constrained by airline capacity.
Features such as the new TAAP Quotation tool have proved a hit with New Zealand agents, says Expedia TAAP’s director travel agent distribution, Stuart Udy. This tool enables a TAAP agent to create a quote in seconds.
‘NZ agents have embraced the feature in just a few weeks and are among the top adopters worldwide,’ says Udy.