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Package rates are prepaid discounted property rates available when combined with a transport component. Our package rates are considered some of the most competitive rates in the travel industry. They're available at 350,000+ properties with an average discount of 20% off and/or may offer higher compensation to you.
Package Rate Selling Guidelines
- Please ensure you only use package rates as intended. You must have booked a flight, car, or train for the same traveler, but this transport booking does not have to come from Expedia TAAP. We do random audits on package booking itineraries each week. If you're selected, we will ask for a copy of your transportation receipt with the traveler's name.
- The package rate should remain opaque and never be disclosed to the traveler or to the property at any time (you can easily 'hide' the price using the Itinerary Builder before forwarding the travel voucher to the traveler).
There are two ways to access package rates on Expedia TAAP:
1. Bundle and Save
This is where you book a bundled package (a property and a flight or car rental) on Expedia TAAP in one transaction. You can read more about booking a bundled package here.
2. Search for package rates
Package rates on standalone properties are only available when you've already booked a transport component for the traveler (please note this transport component doesn't have to be booked with Expedia TAAP). That means if you've already booked a flight, car rental, or train for the traveler, you can now search for a standalone property on Expedia TAAP with the special package rates applying!
When comparing property rates, agents will often search directly for package rates in pursuit of finding the most competitive deal for the traveler. Here's how:
Enter search parameters
On your Expedia TAAP homepage, select ‘Hotels’ and enter your search parameters. After reading and accepting the Package Rate Program Terms and Conditions, tick the box to confirm and ‘Search for Package Rates’
Select the preferred property
You will see a banner at the top of the page (highlighted in green) that confirms you’re searching for package rates – apply filters to quickly narrow down to your preferred properties.
Choose the room type / package rate
When choosing the room type, you’ll continue to see a banner that confirms you’re searching for package rates (highlighted in green). You should also look for the ‘deal badge’ and the ‘compensation tier’ as not every option will always be the same.
Every time you want to search for package rates, you will need to start a new search from the Expedia TAAP homepage, repeating this 1-3 step process above.If you have any feedback or experience any issues, please reach out to your local account management support team.