Online holiday booking becomes easier

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EXPEDIA, the world’s largest online travel company, now has a connection to ResRequest.

ResRequest is constantly improving its product and connectivity between suppliers and buyers is a strategic focus. With the new Expedia connection, properties using ResRequest to manage their reservations can now connect directly to Expedia without a channel manager.

Connections allow them to increase their client’s sales and improve business efficiency. Connections between the supplier and buyer mean that rates, availability, and bookings can be distributed electronically.

The connection to Expedia gives customers the ability to sell their stock on Expedia partner platforms including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Egencia, Hotwire, Trivago, Venere.com and several Expedia-affiliate channels.

The Expedia connection process is simple. Contact Expedia to register and specify that you’d like the Expedia connection to ResRequest.

Once the commercial agreements are in place with Expedia, the support centre connects your ResRequest and Expedia system together.

Your rates and availability are distributed and updated on Expedia, directly from ResRequest. Bookings made by Expedia are automatically highlighted in ResRequest for your central reservation team to review, along with an email.

All you need to do is manage your profile information on Expedia – they’re really helpful and have a team to assist with these housekeeping items.

There is no recurring fee for this connection. ResRequest does not charge commission for bookings made by Expedia. A once off setup fee of approximately 1 hour is billed at the standard data set up rates.

You can track the success of the connection as bookings are automatically linked to an Expedia agent and an Expedia source. Your marketing team can run their favourite report to track bed nights, yield, average length of stay and revenue filtered or grouped by the Expedia agent or source.

Customers have already started using the connection, with over 40 properties active with the ResRequest-Expedia connection.

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