Package Rates are prepaid discounted property rates that are 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.
Package Rate Selling Guidelines
- Please ensure you only use Package Rates as intended. You must have booked a flight, car, cruise, 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 hotel 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
This is a special feature for agencies at Silver tier or above. It is only available when you've already booked a transport component for the traveler (note this transport component doesn't have to be booked with Expedia TAAP). That means if you've already booked a flight, car rental, train, or cruise for the traveler, you can now search for a standalone property on Expedia TAAP with the discounted 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
Select "Hotels" and enter your search parameters. Then tick the box "Show me Package Rates" and click "Search"
Select the preferred property
You can identify which properties are offering Package Rates on their lowest available rate through the green bar that will appear in the listings, see below:
Choose the room type / Package Rate
When choosing the room type/rate you should also look for the Package Rate badge as not every option will offer the discounted rate.
Then click 'Reserve' and complete the booking as usual.
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.