Expedia Group announced signings with new travel partners during its inaugural Explore 23: Connect Asia conference, further bolstering its expansive B2B portfolio across the Asia-Pacific region.
It will help these new partners’ businesses grow using its technology solutions – White Label Template, Rapid API, and Optimized Distribution. These technologies are driving extensive traveller demand into the region by enabling partners to tap into a global travel market, while retaining full control of their operations.
The White Label Template, Rapid API, and Optimized Distribution solutions are designed for businesses to leverage Expedia Group’s investment in industry-leading technology and remain at the forefront of travel.
“We are intensifying our focus on helping partners find new demand and controlling their wholesale distribution across Asia-Pacific and beyond. Our industry-leading technology will have a positive impact by delivering valuable demand to our partners and creating amazing travel memories to people that visit this incredible region. Our technology solutions power major local airlines and hotels, and manage wholesale distribution for our hotel partners,” said Greg Schulze, senior vice president, strategic partners, Expedia Group.
“Through these partnerships, we foster a sense of collaboration rooted in a shared goal of enriching the travel experience.”
Expedia Group’s White Label Template is a turnkey solution that allows partners to integrate Expedia Group’s extensive selection of hotels and other travel products into their own websites or apps, creating a one-stop shop for their customers. The solution provides a multi-product travel website, seamless loyalty integration and enhanced marketing capabilities to drive deeper customer engagement and grow revenue. Newest partners include Jetstar Airways, Philippine Airlines, and Mastercard.
The group’s Rapid API technology enables travel companies of any size to build superior end-to-end booking experiences by giving companies access to industry-leading support and Expedia Group’s comprehensive lodging supply, including competitive rates and availability from more than 700,000 properties with 35 different property types in over 25,000 destinations worldwide. The API solution also offers a great selection of last-minute availability and package rates. Gmarket (South Korea), and Joy Travel (Guangzhou, China) have signed on as new partners for Rapid API.
Developed in collaboration with hotels, Expedia Group’s Optimized Distribution technology offers hotels a single gateway solution that provides a consistent and reliable shopping experience for travellers, helping ensure an accurate display of hotel descriptions, room rates, and fees through known and trusted third-party travel providers. Having tripled the number of participating hotel chains, the most recent partners include Dusit Hotels & Resorts, and COMO Hotels and Resorts.
In addition, Vietnam Airlines recently expanded its relationship with Expedia Group at a global scale to enhance traveller experiences and increase visibility for Vietnam’s national carrier.