May 18, 2018
How Airbnb overtook Booking.com
According to SimilarWeb data, Airbnb.com’s traffic was 6% behind Booking.com in march 2017, but by march 2018 they held a 20% gain - leaving them behind only TripAdvisor and Expedia.Read more
A new single global platform, Expedia's Local Expert Hub, will provide operators with a scalable, multi-lingual route to market that can be automatically updated through its API connection.
This will allow more tours and activities to be retailed through Expedia’s network of third parties as well as directly on its own website
Besides online marketing opportunities through the Expedia network, it also offers a point-of-sale service to sell tour and activities, on desktop, via kiosks or concierges.
“Direct connect gives operators real-time access to our system. Any time they make an update, that flows through to our customers automatically. All payment processes are automated. An extranet allows partners to come in and manage their own rates and inventory and there is a self sign-up platform to join our network,” says Kerry Landeis, vice-president Expedia local expert.
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