Expedia Group announced enhanced features to help TAAP Travel Advisors prepare for the holiday travel season. The new features are available to members of the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) and include an extension of Expedia’s Live Agent Chat to advisors and an improved lodging quote process.
“As part of our continuing commitment to helping travel advisors deliver incredible experiences for the travelers they serve, Expedia Group is further innovating our TAAP solutions to put the most useful tools at their disposal,” said TAAP Senior Director Robin Lawther. “Travel advisors continue to play a crucial role in the travel landscape, and we’re thrilled to provide them with the resources they need to have an even bigger impact on today’s travelers.”
Live Agent Chat connects TAAP advisors directly with a human agent online at any time. Previously only available to TAAP advisors in the US and Canada, the service will now be accessible in other markets, including Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In the coming months, TAAP will extend Live Agent Chat to additional regions in local languages.
With the new, expanded live chat, advisors around the world now have more flexibility to choose a customer support channel that meets their preferences. And, with ease-of-use features, TAAP advisors can quickly resolve booking questions so that they can save time and focus on delivering exceptional traveler experiences.
The new capabilities within the quotation service lets TAAP advisors name and save quotes for future reference, review and modify quotes, and quickly begin booking from a saved quote. Additionally, the update allows advisors to track and manage all their quotes in a single place for improved visibility and convenience.
Expedia Group also announced a growing suite of marketing assets for advisors, including more than 300 customizable templates for social media, email marketing, banners and more. The marketing suite is designed to help TAAP advisors gain a competitive edge by increasing visibility and engagement with travelers.
Expedia Group TAAP offers access to a wide breadth of travel inventory to travel advisors, including more than one million properties, 200,000 activities, 175 car rentals and 500 airlines.
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group, Inc. companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Our organization is made up of three pillars: Expedia Product & Technology, focused on the group’s product and technical strategy and offerings; Expedia Brands, housing all our consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, consisting of business-to-business solutions and relationships throughout the travel ecosystem. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Vrbo, trivago, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Wotif, ebookers, CheapTickets, Expedia Group Media Solutions, CarRentals.com, and Expedia Cruises.
Source: Expedia Group