Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com launch new online booking platform for travel industry

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) has today launched Hotels.com™ for Partners, a new online platform that allows partners such as airlines and travel companies to white label or co-brand with Hotels.com™, and access its huge list of hotel rates and availabilities, increasing customer loyalty and traveler spend as a result.

Hotels.com for Partners brings together the experience, innovation and expertise from industry leading Hotels.com while delivering the technical expertise and relationships that come from the EAN team. The platform is unique as it offers partners only accommodation options that deliver the highest conversion rates, thanks to extensive and rigorous testing by the Hotels.com technical team. Furthermore, partners benefit from a suite of easy-to-integrate tools that deliver relevant properties and a seamless booking experience from start to finish.

Hotels.com for Partners provides partners with the tools and technology that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trips. Customers will be able to access hundreds of thousands of high quality, competitively priced hotels located in the partner’s key destinations, with great deals and package rates for consumers who have made a flight booking.

Alongside the extensive property portfolio from Hotels.com, partners will also benefit from the full customer support and product services provided by EAN, whose team help partners with the integration, optimization, data science and account management of the platform.

Johan Svanstrom, President of the Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network brands commented:

“We pride ourselves on the simple booking process and the large selection of properties we offer today’s modern traveler. This latest collaboration between Hotels.com and EAN brings together two fast-growing, truly global players in the travel market, giving us the ability to provide an even more robust business solution to partners via our new platform.

“Our new product will give partners a high-converting, mobile ready solution, with the added benefit of access to the combined expertise and technical support from Hotels.com and EAN.”

One partner who has been trialing Hotels.com for Partners is Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), Switzerland’s national airline, which flies to 46 countries from its bases in Zurich and Geneva.

Parand Rohani, Senior Manager, Head of Online Sales Development at Swiss said:

“We are delighted to be working with EAN and using their Hotels.com for Partners technology. We are always working hard to improve our accommodation offering, and the platform offers tried and tested options that we know appeal to our customer base.”

Hotels.com for Partners provides partners with the opportunity to increase their customer loyalty and traveler spend with the best in partner-to-partner and partner-to-customer experience through ready built technology.

For more information on Hotels.com for Partners or Expedia Affiliate Network, please visit EAN.com. For partner inquiries please contact support@ean.com.