Agency & Agent Business Development Tips

Use Expedia TAAP to grow your business and increase your bottom line?

Offer your clients the widest selection of Hotels, Flights, Vacation Packages, Rental Cars, Activities and Attractions!

Grow your business by booking the products that pay the most commission on Expedia TAAP! Search and book over a million global hotels, flights, packages and activities. Earn more commission by being paid on the gross total – including taxes and fees. Up sell activities and attractions such as transfers, theme parks, tours and much more!

Another suggestion is to set up the ability to charge an agent fee internally by using an agency credit card in the reservation and then creating an invoice with an extra fee to bill your clients.

Hotels

  • Offering over 385,000 global hotel location featuring both prepaid and pay at hotel options
  • Utilize our Google mapping search technology to find a hotel in a specific area
  • Provides Expedia Traveler reviews on potential hotel bookings
  • Allows edits to itinerary name

Car Rentals

  • Book car rentals with over 300 companies without advance payment

 

Activities and Attractions

  • Ability to search a destination to review activities, attractions, tours and ground transportation which can be offered and reserved for your clients

Packages

  • Earn commission on air when you include it in a package (air and hotel or air, hotel and car). Agents will earn commission on the entire total package price – including taxes and fees.
    • Note: a package must include a hotel segment. Booking your clients’ trip (air, hotel, car, transfers, attractions , tours) as a package can save them up to $500

Flights

Flight only bookings are non-commissionable. However, suggest the following options to maximize your commission on air only bookings:

  • When booking air – offer to book a hotel even for one night to turn the booking into a commissionable package
  • When booking air only reservations, if necessary, you can internally invoice a service fee by using an agency credit card for the booking and then invoice the client for the desired amount