The Power of the Expedia Platform

Choose the best Channel Manager for Expedia to distribute your accommodations

The Expedia Group is here to power more travel in the world. They believe if they succeed, they unleash more opportunities for people to strengthen connections, broaden horizons and bridge divides. Their mission is to power global travel for everyone, everywhere. They do this across 20+ different brands for around 2.9 million properties worldwide every day. Did you know that they not only advertise your property on Expedia, but also on: Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, ebookers, CheapTickets, Wotif. Also they onward distribute your accommodations through Expedia Partner Solutions towards the global business and leisure travel agency network.

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Why choose NextPax as a channel manager to list your accommodations on Expedia?

Content Management

NextPax Travel Technology is offering full content management on the connection towards Expedia. Your pictures, descriptions, amenities and any related section related to Expedia’s content requirements can be shared from our system. Once you have your Expedia account name, we can fully build your accommodations on Expedia Group. Did you know we can build 40.000 accommodations and have those hosted on Expedia within 5 minutes?

Diverse Pricing Solutions

Through NextPax you are able to set a diverse range of pricing solutions for Expedia. We do operate on a Length of Stay model with Expedia, which enables you to set prices for any length of stay, any stay date and for each occupancy. Also we can let Expedia know which taxes or additional fees are payable on location of the property. Also you can rent your accommodation towards long-stay guests, who stay up to 90 days in your accommodation. Last but not least we are compatible to send and distribute your multiple rate-plans towards Expedia Group

Payment Programs Compatibility

NextPax is fully compatible with both payment programs of the Expedia Group. Whether you choose as a property manager to to work with their highly advanced Virtual Card Payment Program, called Expedia Collect, NextPax will ensure smooth payments. We are compatible with Expedia Group’s Expedia Collect clarity package, which provides extra details on when and how you can charge their virtual cards. We are also compatible with their Hotel Collect package, and can onward distribute traveller credit cards towards you (if PCI DSS Compliant) or to the payment provider of your choice

Characteristics of NextPax’s connection with the Expedia Group

  • Trustworthy and reliable connection since 2012, realtime distribution of rates & availability
  • Acces priority support from the Expedia team, through commercial excellence teams and onboarding teams made available by them
  • The ability to synchronize your account with us in just a few clicks
  • Very quick integration. Easy channel to work with and easy to onboard on via NextPax
  • Open to any type of inventory, from hotels to lodging, resorts to villas and anything in between
  • Very diverse pricing solutions available, including Length of Stay pricing, multiple policy options and long-stay rates available. Compatibility for multiple rate-plans
  • Compatible with Expedia Collect and Hotel Collect
  • Ability to provide on-site additional costs, such as local tourist tax or other costs payable at location

Key Features of Expedia

Category OTA
Geographic focus Global
Segment focus Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Holiday parks / resorts and alternative accommodations
Pricing model Commission based
Commission Different per country
Content Management Full: Pictures, Amenities, Descriptions, Geographical Details, Property Details, Expedia Specific Details
Reservation Management Bookings, Cancellations, Modifications, Booking Status Retrieval
Pricing & Availability Length of Stay Pricing, Long Stay Pricing (>90 nights), Availability up to 465 days. Multiple rate-plans
Extra Features Expedia Collect Compatibility
Onboarding time Few minutes
Who is the merchant of record? Accommodation Owner
Payment Solutions to capture guest payments Traveller Credit Cards, Expedia Virtual Card

Explaining the Power of Expedia Group’s platform explained in 8 points

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Through the Expedia Group any accommodation owner can reach the world through global distribution. Expedia Group advertises your accommodations through 20 globally relevant brands, across 200+ travel sites and in 70+ countries. Unlock the this global marketing potential now

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The Expedia Group possesses industry-leading technology. They make roughly about 600B+ AI predictions to satisfy guests and accommodation partners. Across 20M+ virtual conversations take place every day and they process 70T+ data across their platform every day. In short, they are made for scale and invest in technology every day

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The Expedia Group is a real travel vertical with around 2.9 million properties, 210K+ unique activities and roughly around 500+ different airlines, cruise lines and thousands of car-rental companies attached to their platform. Expedia has extreme bundling technologies available to ensure travellers can book their entire trip in one reservation

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When you distribute towards Expedia Group, you will also be advertised on: Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, ebookers, CheapTickets, Wotif. Also they onward distribute your accommodations through Expedia Partner Solutions towards the global business and leisure travel agency network, which is being plugged into the world’s most known Distribution Systems to access more than 100.000+ travel agencies

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Expedia Group’s users have access to a suite of tools and data insights that help you to develop and execute a profitable revenue management strategy. They are constantly innovating and providing best-practice guidance to support your success

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Expedia Group offers state of the art sales, account management and onboarding support. Aside from that you can benefit from tier-1 and tier-2 support teams if anything unexpected happens. Their team is ready to optimize and set you up for success

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Expedia Group is offering a Data Analytics Toolset to help accommodation owners to maximize their Visibility, Conversion and Guest Value towards your competitive set and specific market

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Expedia offers 24/7 global customer and traveller support in most languages and cultures of the world

All about the Expedia Group connection

Do I have to sign up with each of the Expedia Group brand’s separately?

Thankfully, no! You do not need to sign up for all Expedia Group brands separately. When you partner with them, your listing will appear on some of the world’s leading online travel brands, including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Wotif and more. Collectively, our sites cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning and booking travel. Leisure and business travelers with various tastes and budgets rely on our sites for all their travel needs. NextPax, however, has chosen to provide separate connectivity into Vrbo and Trivago for the reason of more specific brand options available over their own connections

What is the Expedia Virtual Card about?

The Expedia Virtual Card is a single use credit card system, which lets you get paid faster for your Expedia Collect reservations— it replaces the need to invoice us. A unique Expedia Virtual Card (EVC) is preloaded with the remittance amount for each Expedia Collect booking. At check out, you charge the virtual card and payment is automatically transferred to you after being processed by your bank

How Is Expedia offering support?

On welcome.expediagroup.com you can find all available information to help you as an accommodation partner to find your way around in the Expedia community. Also, their YouTube channel contains all how-to video’s specifically catering accommodation services and 24/7 support is available in your language

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you list on Expedia Group and you receive your account name, kindly share it with us and we can onboard all of your accommodations within a few minutes

Our NextPax channel management software allows you to build, manage and control an unlimited amount of accommodations at the same time from our system. We sync all the details of your accommodations over our connection with Expedia Group. No more manual work to be done!

No any reservation made to by a traveller with the Expedia Group is an instant booking and is real-time delivered to your system as such.

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‘Working closely with NextPax for almost ten years I can truly say they are an amazing partner.’

‘They keep us sharp and innovative, challenging us to get the most out of our relationship both technically and commercially. Their exceptional service and partnership has let them to be one of few top tier premier connectivity partners.’

Ruud van Buggenum

Booking.com, Connectivity Partner Business Manager

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