Expedia TAAP (Travel Agent Affiliate Program), a booking engine which connects travel agents to Expedia Group’s global portfolio of accommodation, flights, packages, car rentals and in-destination activities, is celebrating reaching a milestone of 15 million cumulative trips booked on its platform.
Diego Pedrani, Senior Director, Retail Distribution, Expedia Partner Solutions TAAP brand, says: “We are delighted to mark such a significant moment for Expedia TAAP. Our powerful, ready-built agent booking engine has experienced dramatic growth since its creation. TAAP empowers travel agencies to grow their business by offering their travelers competitive rates and availabilities sourced by Expedia Group. Expedia TAAP also offers popular features such as in-destination experiences, last-minute availabilities and competitive package rates.”
Expedia TAAP, which is part of Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), one of the B2B brands of Expedia Group, is used by over 35,000 agencies in over 30 countries; its popularity stems from the industry-leading technology the platform is built on, which boasts unique planning tools such as a customizable itinerary builder, instant booking confirmations and real-time reporting on transactions and earnings. Through Expedia TAAP, agents can access more than 600,000 accommodations, flights from over 500 airlines, car rentals from 175 providers and more than 35,000 in-destination activities worldwide from Expedia Group’s travel supply.
Pedrani continues: “A year ago, TAAP came under the dedicated care of our team at EPS which has provided additional resources for the platform to continue to thrive. As a result, the program has experienced accelerated growth, demonstrating just how much the platform unlocks the power of Expedia Group for our travel agent partners. EPS is laser-focused on providing the expertise, personalized support, technology and tools to enable our travel agent partners to reach their full potential.”
In 2018, Expedia TAAP received two Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in recognition of its online travel services – receiving a Gold award for ‘Overall Trip Planning’, and a Silver award for best ‘Travel Agent Only Website’.