The online travel agency (OTA) has been quietly refining its rewards program for some 18 months, with significant updates appearing this year. Now, the company is finally ready to talk about the overhaul. During a phone call with The Points Guy, Dan Reed, Expedia’s vice president of global merchandising, explained that the key changes boiled down to value and versatility.
Starting June 13, customers will no longer need to book their flight and hotel together to take advantage of discounted “bundled” rates on Expedia. After purchasing a flight, car or package, Expedia customers will now see the “Add-On Advantage.” The new system will allow customers to assemble their own travel packages without having to purchase each individual item at the same time. Customers will be able to add on the hotel deal any time after purchasing their flight until the day the trip begins.
Because 46% of U.S. travelers prefer to book their flight and hotel separately, Expedia will enable customers to book discounted hotels after they purchase their airfare on Expedia with Add-On Advantage.
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T+L reports on the 2018 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study, highlighting the top things most people can't stand while traveling.