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 December 05, 2011
Expedia Partners Up With Travel Agents In Malaysia

 Expedia, the world's leading online travel company, has announced the launch of its Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) in Malaysia. Through this new service, travel agents will now have access to Expedia's extensive global inventory and can earn commissions on hotels, dynamic packages and activities.

As the world's largest online travel provider, Expedia provides travel agents with highly competitive services and access to a top quality travel supply for their customer bookings. Agents who sign up with the programme will be able to directly access Expedia's comprehensive inventory of close to 145,000 hotels worldwide. They can also use the familiar and user-friendly Expedia platform to check availability of hotels, activities and flights, and make bookings in real time, while earning competitive commissions of up to 10% on hotels and activities, and 1.5% on flights when booked as part of a package.

Through Expedia's TAAP, travel agents will be able to enjoy an efficient service which provides flexibility in the entire reservation and payment process. Members can also take full advantage of Expedia's exclusive support line dedicated solely to supporting the needs of travel agents. Those who register with the programme can also benefit from Expedia's regular newsletters, deals, promotions and other valuable tools aimed at helping travel partners provide the best possible service to their clients.

"Expedia is committed to providing the most comprehensive, efficient and flexible service to our customers and partners. Our Travel Agent Affiliate Program has been extremely successful in Europe, America, and Asia Pacific, and we are very excited to bring it to the travel agent community in Malaysia," said Charee Guico, Travel Agent Distribution Manager Southeast Asia.

"We recognize that offline agents are a critical part of the travel landscape, and TAAP provides the perfect way for Expedia to work with this community," she added.

Expedia's Travel Agent Affiliate Program was first launched in Italy in 2002 and has since expanded to the rest of Europe, America and Asia Pacific. In Southeast Asia, TAAP was first launched in Singapore in June 2011. The programme currently has 3,000 partners in the Asia Pacific.

To celebrate the launch of TAAP in Malaysia, Expedia is offering a bonus of MYR300 for travel agents who sign up with the programme and make their first booking of MYR3,000, from now till 4 January 2012. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information about TAAP, visit: access.expedia.com.my/

AirAsiaExpedia

AirAsiaExpedia is the joint venture company between the world's leading online travel company, Expedia Inc. and the world's best low cost airline, AirAsia. Headquartered in Singapore, AirAsiaExpedia operates Expedia's businesses in India, Japan, Southeast Asia and East Asian markets and the AirAsiaGo.com business across Asia.

Working in tandem, AirAsiaExpedia will use the AirAsiaGo brand to increase the ancillary revenue of AirAsia.com customers by adding hotel to flights. By selectively using the brand in other markets as an online travel business, the company will use AirAsiaGo to attach a hotel and other trip items for AirAsia loyalists and customers buying flights on AirAsia.com. AirAsiaGo has the flexibility to operate anywhere that AirAsia builds its route network.