BELLEVUE, Wash., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Expedia.com® announced the launch of a new way for travelers to save. Travelers can now qualify for hotel discounts up to 43 percent off at any point before their trip by booking either a flight, car or package on Expedia.com.
Expedia is always looking for ways to make booking a bargain easier and has been testing the ability for travelers to add on a hotel at a discount after booking a flight, car or package. In 2017, travelers who booked this way saved nearly $40 million. With more hotels available than ever, and the option to book discounted accommodation right up to the travel date, Expedia expects Americans to save even more in 2018.
Aaron Price, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Brand Expedia, comments: "Packages are still a great way to save, but we recognize it isn't always the easiest or most convenient way for travelers to book. A recent study1 shows more than 40 percent of people prefer to book their flight first. Giving travelers access to accommodation discounts from the time they book their flight, car or package right up until the moment they travel is yet another example of how we are listening to our travelers and helping to bring their next trip within reach."
"People make an average of 43 searches before booking anything and getting the best price remains the top concern for people booking travel2. No longer will they need to visit multiple sites to know they're getting an unbeatable deal on accommodations simply because they booked a flight, car or package," says Price. "Better yet, it takes away the pressure of planning and paying for everything up front."
How to save with Expedia:
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1The 2018 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Survey was conducted on behalf of Expedia by Northstar Research Partners, a global strategic research firm. The survey was conducted online from February 22-March 19 across North America, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific using an amalgamated group of best-in-class panels. The study was conducted among 18,229 respondents across 23 countries.
2Survey commissioned by Expedia and conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, polling more than 2,000 respondents, aged 18-65+, located in the U.S.