Sign up is easy! All you need to do is submit your contact details and tell us a little about your property.
What happens after I sign up?
1. We’ll reach out via e-mail with next steps for building your listing
This is where you’ll provide your rates and availability, photos, and amenity information.
2. We’ll review your information
When your listing is complete, we’ll check your information and contact you via e-mail to make sure you’re set up for success.
3. We’ll set your property live
When your listing is accurate, we’ll localize your property listing in 40+ languages and set it live to more than 200 booking sites around the world.
What information do I need before I sign up?
To sign up, we need your contact information (name, email, and phone number) and some basic property information (name, address, property type, and number of rooms).
When it’s time to build your listing, you’ll need to provide the following information:
Payments and billing: Business ID/tax registration number, billing and payment preferences, etc.
Property information: Key contacts for reservation notifications, general property information, and your preferred pricing model.
Property settings: Payment methods available and any guest restrictions, such as adults only.
Property policies: Cancelation policies and penalties, deposits, other fees, and applicable taxes.
Property amenities: Check-in/check-out times, and other amenities such as parking, shuttles, internet access, pools, restaurants, etc.
Rooms types and rate plans: Details about each room type (occupancy, bathrooms, views, etc.) and prices.
Photos: For all room types and key amenities, with a minimum resolution of 1000 pixels.
I don’t have answers for some of the questions. What should I do?
Go ahead and complete what you can and save it as you go. We’ll reach out to help you finish it.
I’ve submitted all my information, but I haven’t heard from you yet. What’s going on?
Don’t worry — we’re still reviewing your information and will contact you soon.
Can I make changes to my property listing?
Once your listing is live, you can update your details at any time via Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us.
What is an online travel agency (OTA)?
An online travel agency (OTA) is a website that allows travelers to book travel products such as hotels, transport, and activities. To learn more, read our OTA guide.
I’m already working with other online travel agents (OTAs). Can I work with you, too?
Absolutely! There’s no conflict of interest—we’re thrilled you want to work with us. We can help you reach valuable and reliable travelers that other OTAs don’t reach, such as international travelers or last minute bookers.
My property is small and so is my team. How easy is it to work with you?
Don’t worry—we work with properties of all shapes and sizes. Once you’re signed up, you’ll have access to Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us, and local support anytime you need it.
How long does it take to sign up?
The time it takes to build your property listing depends on the size of your property—how many room types, rate plans, amenities, and photos you would like to include.
What kind of photos should I upload?
To help inspire travelers, we recommend including four photos per room type (including the bathroom) and one of each key amenity you offer, for example, common spaces, pools, dining, etc. They don’t need to be professional photos—well-lit smartphone photos will work, but they should have a minimum resolution of 1000 pixels. View our Photo Toolkit to learn more about the type of photos we recommend and why, and how to take them.
When will my property go live?
Once your listing is complete, we’ll review your information and contact you to check that you’re set up for success. When you’re happy with your listing, we’ll set your property live to more than 200 booking sites around the world. Generally, the more property information you provide, the faster this process will be.
Can you connect to my system?
We can also help you connect your system to ours so that your rates, availability, and reservations update automatically. To learn more about connectivity, visit Expedia Connectivity.
If you are not connected, you will get access to Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us. Manage your rates and availability, stay up to date with reservations, and process invoices and payments online, at any time.
What is a connectivity provider, and do I need one to work with you?
A connectivity provider is a service that links your system with online distribution channels, so that reservations, rates, and availability update automatically. This means that inventory is always up to date and you are never overbooked, no matter how guests make reservations; directly with you, through your website, or via an online travel agency (OTA) like Expedia Group.
A connectivity solution can to save you time and help you avoid overbooking, but it’s not required to work with us. To learn more about connectivity, visit Expedia Connectivity.
Do I have to sign up with each of your brands separately?
Thankfully, no! Once you have signed up with Expedia Group, your listing will appear in searches on Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif, ebookers.com, CheapTickets, and Lastminute.com.au.
How do payments work?
Depending on your contract type, you’ll either be able to have travelers pay you online at time of booking, directly with you when they stay, or both. Depending on the payment option used, you will either need to request payment from us, or we will request payment from you.
How much compensation will I pay for reservations?
When you register your property, you’ll agree to pay compensation for each reservation. The compensation percentage will be shown in your Expedia Group lodging agreement. Remember, you only pay when guests stay with you, and we don’t charge you any credit card fees for pre-paid reservations.
What do I get for the compensation I pay?
Online exposure to high-value travelers
Your listing will be visible on over 200 travel booking sites, in 75 countries and 35 languages, so you’ll be able to reach more high-value travelers, such as our members and package travelers who tend to stay longer and cancel less. We also proactively promote your property on search engines globally to maximize your reach.
Support from local market experts
Local, multi-lingual teams across the world are on hand with relevant market knowledge and support to help you reach your business goals, via phone or email.
Tools and analytics
Our exclusive self-service tools and data help you maximize your revenue potential, inspire travelers to book, engage with your guests, influence your visibility on our websites, and improve your performance.
What if my property doesn’t accept credit cards?
Just let us know that you don’t accept credit cards when we call to confirm your listing is accurate. We’ll make sure that your listing displays the payment types you accept, such as cash or check, so that travelers know that they’ll need to pay you directly when they stay.
How will I manage my business with you?
Once you’re live, you’ll have access to Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us. Here you can complete basic tasks like managing your reservations and rates, as well more advanced tasks to help improve your performance and revenue. And if you have any problems, you’ll have access to local help from our team.
How does an online travel agency (OTA) fit into my distribution strategy?
Including OTAs in your distribution strategy can help you broaden your reach and attract more of your ideal guests. To learn more about adding OTAs to your distribution strategy, read our distribution strategy guide.
Do you have tools to help me manage my revenue?
When you list your property with us, you’ll get access to Rev+ and our other revenue management tools. To learn more about building a hotel revenue strategy that’s right for your business, view our revenue management guide.
Do I need to confirm all my reservations?
All reservations are confirmed when you receive them. We’ll notify you however you prefer—through Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us, your connectivity provider, via email, or in the app if you sign up for booking notifications. You can enter a confirmation number in Partner Central, or have one automatically generated by your property management system, central reservation system, or channel manager. This number is for your reference, and will be shared with guests. Guests will receive a booking confirmation from Expedia Group, so there’s no need to confirm with them again.
What happens if a guest cancels?
Depending on your settings, travelers may cancel their reservation directly with you, or through Expedia Group. If a traveler contacts us, we’ll send you a cancellation notification using your preferred contact method and highlight any cancellation fees incurred by the traveler as per your cancellation policy. We only charge compensation as a percentage of the cancellation fee, so if you do not charge a cancellation fee, we will not collect any payment.
My property doesn’t provide 24-hour check-in. Can I contact guests prior to arrival to arrange a check-in time?
We can include check-in instructions on your property listing. Once a guest makes a reservation, you’ll be able to message them using the Conversations tool in Partner Central, the platform for managing your business with us.
What is Expedia Group all about?
Expedia Group is the world’s leading travel platform, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes both globally recognized and locally relevant travel brands, including Expedia, Trivago, and Hotels.com.