Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) has released the EAN Rapid, a new API solution which allows EAN’s partners to provide partners faster access to rates and availability from more than 400,000 accommodation worldwide.
EAN Rapid offers 35 different accommodation types, from ryokans to houseboats, in more than 25,000 destinations around the world. The platform’s new format enables the different property types to be visible to partners, allowing them to prioritise certain types according to travellers’ preferences and their own marketing activities.
This will also enable partners to recognise new accommodations that are introduced as the Expedia group continues to broaden the volume and range of properties available through EAN.
EAN Rapid also provides access to more than 13 million property images, of which over 85 per cent are large scale, based on research showing that images are a vital part of the booking process. EAN aims to provide at least 20 photos for every accommodation listing through EAN Rapid.
Additional functionalities will also be introduced through fixed release schedules.
“EAN’s new API is all about speed, giving our partners faster access to our rates and availabilities in order to service their customers better,” said Ariane Gorin, president, Expedia Partner Solutions brand. “We will continue to invest in and enhance features for EAN Rapid. The API allows us to help our partners scale their businesses faster than ever before.”