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How to become expedia partner API how much does it cost.

if I have a booking engine I want to connect with Expedia via API does this process take a long time? and how much does this cost? does this need a deposit?

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asked  Jan 4, 2023

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Olexander Kolisnykov, Editor at AltexSoft

answered  Jan 27, 2023


Expedia is one of the market leaders, and they are very selective when it comes to integrating partners. They must engage their engineering team for each integration, so Expedia carefully vets businesses. If you’re a small startup, it's not likely they accept you. It’s better to try their affiliate program first. If you have a decent volume of bookings and they do choose you, the enrollment with contract negotiation and API connection may take months. Say, Priceline integration is much simpler and faster. 

Regarding the cost, there’s no flat rate for all. It’s individual for each partner. The end price may depend on many factors, including your market, its coverage, booking volumes, etc. 

As an alternative, try bed banks (Hotelbeds, Webbeds, etc.) or other resellers. 

Also consider your internal booking engine integration with suppliers. It normally takes 2-3 months to enable standard search and booking flow for a single supplier API. 

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Steve Diaz, Software Developer at Walmart

answered  Mar 25, 2023


To become an Expedia Partner API, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Register for an Expedia Partner Central account on the Expedia Partner Solutions website.
  2. Once you have registered, you will need to complete the Expedia Partner API application form and submit it to Expedia.
  3. After your application is approved, you will receive an Expedia Partner ID and API key, which will allow you to access the Expedia Partner API.

The cost of becoming an Expedia Partner API varies depending on your specific needs and requirements. Expedia offers different pricing options based on factors such as the number of transactions per month, the type of content and services you need, and the level of support you require. You can contact Expedia Partner Solutions directly to discuss your specific needs and get a quote for the services you require.

It's worth noting that while there may be costs associated with becoming an Expedia Partner API, partnering with Expedia can provide significant benefits, including access to a vast inventory of travel products, advanced search and booking capabilities, and a range of tools and services to help you grow your business.

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pmma poundy

answered  Aug 9, 2023


The process of connecting a booking engine with Expedia via API can vary in time and cost depending on multiple factors such as the complexity of the integration, the number of features required, and the availability of resources. Connecting to Expedia's API can be a complex task that requires technical expertise, so it's recommended to hire a professional developer or a development team to handle the integration.

The cost of connecting to Expedia's API can also vary depending on the scope of the project and the rates of the development team involved. It's important to keep in mind that there may be additional costs associated with maintaining the integration, such as ongoing support, updates, and bug fixes.

As for whether a deposit is required, this is something that would need to be discussed with Expedia directly. The terms and conditions of the integration may vary depending on the agreement reached between the booking engine and Expedia.

The process of connecting a booking engine with Expedia via API can be complex, time-consuming, and costly, and it's recommended to hire a professional developer or development team to handle the integration. The cost and terms of the integration would need to be discussed with Expedia directly.