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TORONTO — Travel agents in Canada now have access to exclusive B2B rates from Marriott and other major international hotel chains and can earn up to double the compensation when booking through Expedia TAAP (Travel Agent Affiliate Program).
The company says the new initiative is part of Expedia TAAP’s commitment to help travel agents recover from the impact of COVID-19 and kickstart their return to growth.
Available via Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), the new program allows agents to earn up to double their compensation for bookings at international hotel chains including Marriott, Highgate and Club Quarters.
Agents can now access B2B rates on 81,000+ room types globally through Expedia TAAP. Current B2B rates move properties up the Expedia TAAP compensation tiers, enabling agents to earn up to double the compensation on each booking.
“Travel agents have been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, like the rest of the travel industry, and we’ve been looking for ways to help them recover,” says Alfonso Paredes, Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships at EPS.
“Being part of Expedia Group gives us a unique position to unlock B2B rates at scale. This, coupled with the recent launch of our Expedia TAAP incentive program, shows our commitment to helping travel agents kickstart their return to growth,” he adds.
Last year Expedia Group became the exclusive global distributor of Marriott B2B rates, content and availability. The program has since been expanded to include other leading global hotel chains, with more coming in the months ahead.
Meanwhile Expedia TAAP’s incentive program offers agents fast track upgrades to ‘silver tier’, unlocking up to 42% more revenue on all lodging bookings. The company says that nearly 70% of lodging rates on Expedia TAAP are now refundable and more than 150,000 properties have added their sanitization standards and processes to the platform.
Agents can register for Expedia TAAP here.