Expedia : and Vrbo Announce 2022 Top Performing Connectivity Partners

SEATTLE, MARCH 8, 2022– Expedia Group and Vrbo today announced their 2022 Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners status designations awarded to 63 top-performing providers in the Connectivity Partner Program. Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners get early access to new Expedia Group and/or Vrbo tools and features that they can pilot and integrate into their software. They also have opportunities to work directly with leaders from Expedia Group to provide feedback and help shape future products. Additionally, Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners are eligible for exclusive marketing benefits and access to financial incentive programs.

Both programs reward top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality software connections to the Expedia Group travel platform and helping lodging properties and vacation rental property managers grow their businesses. There are two status tiers, Elite is the top tier status, followed by Preferred. Only 18 companies qualified for Elite status with Expedia Group or Vrbo, among over 400 global connectivity providers.

This is the second year for the Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program, while the Vrbo Connectivity Partner Program is in its ninth year. Both programs are open to a range of connectivity providers including channel managers, property management systems, central reservation systems, vacation rental property management software companies, and other vendors.

To be eligible for Elite or Preferred status, Expedia Group and Vrbo connectivity providers are rated on several technical and performance criteria, including:

  • Improve traveler experiences with their connected lodging properties.

  • Enable a wide range of integrated tools and capabilities.

  • Provide a quality connection and reliable user experience.

  • Empower business growth for their customers on Vrbo and the Expedia Group travel platform.

“Our Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners play a crucial role in the travel ecosystem by building innovative solutions that empower global lodging properties to grow their businesses and deliver amazing experiences to guests,” said Lisa Chen, vice president, Global Lodging Connectivity & Solutions. “We are excited and energized to deepen our relationships with this distinguished group in 2022 as key stakeholders in our collective mission to power global travel for everyone, everywhere.”

Expedia Group 2022 Elite Connectivity Partners are:

  • Anand Systems, Inc.

  • Beds24

  • HotelRunner

  • HSystem

  • Open Hotel Inc.

  • PHOBS

  • RateTiger

  • Reseliva

  • Saber Hospitality

  • STAAH

  • Windsurfer CRS by SHR

Expedia Group 2022 Preferred Connectivity Partners are:

  • 247 Channel Manager

  • BookandLink

  • ChannelRUSH

  • cloudbeds

  • Cubilis Hotel Software

  • DerbySoft

  • e-GDS

  • eviivo

  • eSea

  • HiSITE Channel Manager

  • Hotel Link

  • Hoteliers Guru

  • HotelKey

  • HotelPartner

  • iHospitality Gateway

  • Kross Booking

  • octorate

  • ORBE

  • Pegasus CRS by Cendyn

  • RezGain by RateGain

  • ResNexus

  • RoomCloud

  • silverbyte

  • SiteLess

  • Smiley (formerly BookingSync)

  • Vertical Booking Zucchetti

  • Viato Suite

Learn more about Expedia Group’s Elite and Preferred Partners

Vrbo 2022 Elite Connectivity Partners are:

  • CiiRUS

  • Escapia

  • guesty

  • hostaway

  • iTrip

  • Kigo

  • OwnerReservations (OwnerRez)

  • Rentals United

  • Streamline VRS

Vrbo 2022 Preferred Connectivity Partners are:

  • Avantio

  • Beds24

  • Straight away

  • Fewo-Verwalter

  • HomHero

  • Hostfully

  • Lightmaker Property Manager (LMPM)

  • loggify

  • lodge

  • MyVR, a Guest Company

  • NextPax Travel Technology

  • skyrun

  • SmartSync by PMT

  • Smiley (formerly BookingSync)

  • Vacation Rent Pro

  • vOffice

Learn more about Vrbo’s Elite and Preferred Partners.

Connectivity software companies interested in working with Expedia Group may learn more here. Vacation rental software companies interested in working with Vrbo may learn more here.

About Expedia Group
Expedia Group, Inc. companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Our organization is made up of four pillars: Expedia Services, focused on the group’s platform and technical strategy; Expedia Marketplace, centered on product and technology offerings across the organization; Expedia Brands, housing all our consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, consisting of business-to-business solutions and relationships throughout the travel ecosystem. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions , CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we’ve grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of Expedia Group and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

© 2022 Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. All rights reserved. Vrbo, HomeAway, the Vrbo logo, and the HomeAway logo are trademarks of HomeAway.

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