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Expedia Group bolsters APAC B2B portfolio with new partnerships

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Expedia Group announces multiple B2B partnerships in the Asia-Pacific, integrating White Label Template, Rapid API, and Optimized Distribution to drive regional growth and innovation in travel technology.

SINGAPORE – At its inaugural EXPLORE 23: Connect Asia: Expedia Group announced a series of new travel partners who have signed up to Expedia Group’s technology solutions to help their businesses grow, further bolstering Expedia’s expansive B2B portfolio across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Expedia Group’s B2B division empowers companies of any size to succeed in the universe of travel through its innovative B2B technologies; White Label Template, Rapid API, and Optimized Distribution. These technologies are driving extensive traveler demand into the region by enabling partners to tap into a global travel market, while retaining full control of their operations. The White Label Template, Rapid API, and Optimized Distribution solutions are designed for businesses to leverage Expedia Group’s investment in industry-leading technology and remain at the forefront of travel.

We are intensifying our focus on helping partners find new demand and controlling their wholesale distribution across APAC and beyond. There are exciting opportunities that lie ahead in Asia Pacific. Our industry-leading technology will have a positive impact by delivering valuable demand to our partners and creating amazing travel memories to people that visit this incredible region. Our technology solutions power major local airlines and hotels, and manage wholesale distribution for our hotel partners. Through these partnerships, we foster a sense of collaboration rooted in a shared goal of enriching the travel experience,” said Greg Schulze, senior vice president of Strategic Partners at Expedia Group.

Expedia Group’s White Label Template is a turnkey solution that allows partners to integrate Expedia Group’s extensive selection of hotels and other travel products into their own websites or apps, creating a one-stop shop for their customers. This means travelers can easily book their own package holiday. The solution provides a multi-product travel website, seamless loyalty integration and enhanced marketing capabilities to drive deeper customer engagement and grow revenue. Joining hundreds of other global travel companies, today, Expedia Group’s newest APAC partnerships include:

  • Jetstar Airways – One of Asia’s largest low-cost airlines, Jetstar has partnered with Expedia Group to give their customers more options, allowing them access to Expedia Group’s global supply of more than 900,000 properties. Jetstar’s new booking platform will enhance and simplify the travel planning process for its travelers by offering a seamless one-stop booking experience, all in one transaction. This is live in New Zealand and Singapore, with Japan to follow this fall.
  • Philippine Airlines – the flag carrier of the Philippines – has launched PAL Holidays, a new one-stop travel website powered by the Expedia Group’s cutting-edge White Label Template. The site, which offers a seamless and comprehensive platform for all travel needs, is designed to help passengers effortlessly plan and book their entire journey.
  • Mastercard – Expedia Group’s template technology and Mastercard’s digital redemption capability power a complete loyalty points redemption program for participating issuers that allows cardholders to redeem credit card loyalty points for travel bookings. This extensive partnership with Mastercard, where our technology delivers travel to thousands of banks around the world using Mastercard’s loyalty services, will soon expand to major banks in Australia, with more on the horizon for 2024.

In addition, Expedia Group’s leading Rapid API technology enables travel companies of any size to build superior end-to-end booking experiences by giving companies access to industry-leading support and Expedia Group’s comprehensive lodging supply. This includes competitive rates and availability from more than 700,000 properties with 35 different property types in over 25,000 destinations worldwide. The API solution also offers a great selection of last-minute availability and package rates.

New partners signing for Rapid API includes, Gmarket, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in South Korea, adding an international travel segment to its offerings, and Joy Travel, a Guangzhou-based hotel accommodation distributor specialized in outbound travel from mainland China and international travel, with tour operators in Southeast Asia.

Developed in collaboration with hotels, Expedia Group’s Optimized Distribution technology is a win-win solution for the industry. It offers hotels a single gateway solution that provides a consistent and reliable shopping experience for travelers, helping ensure an accurate display of hotel descriptions, room rates, and fees through known and trusted third-party travel providers.

In the last two years, Expedia Group has tripled the number of participating hotel chains and is rolling out the technology with a number of hotel partners in APAC. The most recent partners joining the Optimized Distribution solution include, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Thailand with a portfolio of 55 hotels and resorts in 16 countries and joining optimized distribution in addition to their other wholesale partners, and new pilot partner, COMO Hotels and Resorts, a Singapore-based hotel group operating 17 hotels worldwide.

The new APAC partners join a number of other leading travel companies in partnership with Expedia Group, including Vietnam Airlines, who in August expanded its relationship with Expedia Group at a global scale to enhance traveler experiences and increase visibility for Vietnam’s national carrier.

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