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Interesting from homeaway forum ... Expanded network

Replies: 2 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Apr 12, 2019 12:44 PM by: BlueMtnCabins
JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Interesting from homeaway forum ... Expanded network


What is the Expanded Distribution Network?
Expanded Distribution puts vacation rental listings in front of travelers who might not have considered a vacation rental. HomeAway believes that by growing awareness of the vacation rental industry, we can attract countless new travelers to our listings.

Today, travelers searching for accommodations on Expedia and other leading online travel sites almost exclusively choose from hotels and rarely if ever see vacation homes as an option. Distribution to some of these sites will increase your exposure to travelers drastically, especially those who never would have considered a vacation rental.

The Expanded Distribution Network includes Expedia Distribution brands (Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, & Expedia), as well as Trivago, KAYAK, CandaStays, TravelMob and other affiliates that specialize in vacation rentals.

Eligible listings will be automatically enrolled in the program. Currently, the following types of listings are eligible for the Expanded Distribution Network:
Pay-per-booking and subscription listings with Online Booking (with online payments) and in good marketplace standing.
Integrated listings must be enabled on HomeAway’s latest listing and booking integrations in order to be distributed to Trivago and KAYAK.
You will be charged the same commission that you are charged on HomeAway for the total rental amount, any fees (such as cleaning or pet fees), and any additional payments.


How will I know I received a booking request from a particular brand or the Expanded Distribution Network?
HELP QUESTION
If a traveler books through the Expanded Distribution Network, who will they contact if there is an issue?

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: Interesting from homeaway forum ... Expanded network

It is practically useless. The way Expedia displays listing (similar to b.com - with some cockamamie description made up of some property amenity key words but no real description) and inability to see full calendar there means that there are very few if any bookings that ever originate on Expedia.

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