Expedia Group Partners with Afterpay to Provide Flexible Spending to millions of US Travelers
Expedia Group, the world’s leading traveler technology platform, announced a partnership with ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ leader, Afterpay. Today, millions of US-based customers can now book travel for flights and hotels with Expedia through a co-branded experience in the Afterpay app, and select the option to pay in four interest-free installments.
Afterpay’s ‘Pay in 4’ product enables customers to manage their finances by spreading their payments over six weeks with zero interest. By partnering with Expedia Group, Afterpay can offer millions of customers a way to pay for trips that fits within their budget. Powered by Expedia Group’s Retail Partnerships technology, customers can browse and book Expedia Group’s global supply of more than three million properties and 500+ airlines around the world, exclusively through this dedicated experience.
“Expedia Group is proud to become Afterpay’s first major US travel partner,” said Senior Vice President Media and Brand Partnerships Christian Gerron, Expedia Group. “This highlights our ongoing growth in developing cutting-edge traveler technologies that provide our partners with new ways to deliver great experiences to their customers which, in turn, drive customer loyalty.”
“As Expedia Group Partners with Afterpay, it is a significant step in offering our customers a more responsible payment option for higher priced items like travel,” said Alex Fisher, Head of Revenue, North America, Afterpay and Cash App. “As consumers prepare for the peak holiday travel period, we are excited to provide an easy and flexible service that will allow our customers to book and pay in four installments for their preferred flights and accommodations, interest-free and over time.”
Expedia Group also plans to expand this initiative with additional brands in the future, to continue to allow more partners to succeed in the world of travel, powering global travel for everyone, everywhere.
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group, Inc. companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through the global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, they help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. They provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. The 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 the consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, consisting of business-to-business solutions and relationships throughout the travel ecosystem.
Afterpay is transforming the way to pay by allowing anyone to buy products immediately and pay over time – enabling simple, transparent and responsible spending. They are on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.
Afterpay is offered by thousands of the world’s favorite retailers and used by millions of active global customers. Afterpay is currently available in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, where it is known as Clearpay. Afterpay is a wholly owned subsidiary of Block, Inc.
Source: Expedia Group