Expedia TAAP Takes Gold at Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) was honored with Travel Weekly's 2017 Gold Magellan Award in the Online Travel Services category for its unique educational travel agent portal, www.expediataap.com. Expedia TAAP also received two silver awards in the same category for its Trip Planning and Booking Interface. The Expedia TAAP travel agent portal enables agents to train on products, promotions, features, functions and benefits through the Expedia network.

"Our goal with TAAP is to help travel agents grow their businesses and unleash their full potential through the power of technology," said Diego Pedrani, Expedia's Senior Director of Travel Agent Distribution. "The portal engages, energizes and builds lasting relationships with travel agents creating fun and educational promotions, games and much more. It advises our valued partners to take full advantage of Expedia TAAP's great rates and availability, prices and service in the interest of their clients. The Magellan Awards are testament to the success and strategy of our relationship with agents around the country and we're thrilled to be recognized for this work."

Judged by a panel of leading travel experts, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in the travel industry, highlighting Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies. Winners will be highlighted in the October issue of Travel Weekly and on www.travelweekly.com.

TAAP empowers travel agents with industry-leading technology and inventory to better serve their own customers. Travel agents who register as TAAP affiliates gain access to unique inventory and planning tools designed specifically for the travel agency community, while earning commissions on more than 435,000 properties, more than 25,000 activities, 500 airlines, packages, and dozens of rental car companies, all while taking advantage of Expedia's global scale and state-of-the-art technology.

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