Expedia Affiliate Network has announced the addition of TripAdvisor and Walk Score tools to the AARP Travel Center powered by Expedia, in an effort to enhance its hotel searches. TripAdvisor’s user-generated reviews will now be displayed when searching for a hotel on the website. Walk Score is also displayed and enables members to visually locate their hotel on a map while showing local points of interest surrounding the property.
“We want to ensure that AARP members have the tools they need to find the right hotel for their trip, and integrating TripAdvisor and Walk Score should help them do that,” said Thaddeus Hanscom, Expedia Affiliate Network’s Vice President for the Americas. “With our investment in the AARP booking platform, we’re enabling better purchase decisions… and that means more than just cost and time savings. It means superior travel experiences for AARP members.”
The AARP Travel Center was launched in 2008 and combines members-only discounts with travel deals from Expedia.