Techtalks: Traveltech

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.