Expedia and Best Western new partnership

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman Expedia, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, and Best Western International, have signed a global partnership agreement to distribute Best Western branded hotels on Expedia sites.This partnership is global in nature as Expedia features more than 150 travel sites in more than 70 countries, while Best Western boasts more than 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide.Expedia senior vice president of the Global Partner Group Melissa Maher, said that Best Western is one of the most recognizable and popular hotel brands in the world.“We are thrilled at the opportunity to drive demand to their owners, and offer Expedia shoppers a swath of new Best Western hotel options to book,” Ms Maher said.Best Western senior vice president of marketing and sales Dorothy Dowling, said that Expedia is an incredibly valuable distribution and marketing channel.“This new strategic partnership is a great investment to ensure hoteliers can easily and efficiently sell their hotel rooms on their sites,” Ms Dowling said.The agreement includes participation in the Expedia Traveler Preference program, which provides Expedia shoppers with an option to pay at the time of the booking, or pay the hotel at the time of stay.Further technology enhancements between the two companies will also ensure that rates and availability of rooms will be reflected in real-time on Expedia sites, providing the best possible customer experience with seamless booking integration.last_img read more

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