Expedia launches TAAP in New Zealand
Expedia announced the launch of its Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) in New Zealand following the great success of the program in Europe and Australia. From 08 March New Zealand agents can gain direct access to Expedia’s massive global inventory and earn commission on bookings for flights, hotels, tailor-made packages, car rental and activities. Other markets across Asia Pacific will be launched later this year. Agents who sign up to the scheme will get access to a password protected channel where they can book and earn commission on Expedia content.
“Travel Agents love this program because they can earn revenue selling highly competitive rates and inventory otherwise not available to the Retail Trade” said Stuart Udy, Manager of Travel Agent Distribution APAC at Expedia. “Agents find it ever increasingly difficult to satisfy an internet savvy customer with access to great Internet rates and availability. Up until now, much of that business was walking out the door.”
“This morning I received a phone call from an agent who had just made her first booking through the Expedia site. I counted she said “