Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates
by Dennis Schaal, Skift
Marriott International will be directing businesses to Expedia Group to access certain Marriott wholesale rates. Bedbanks, tour operators and smaller online travel agencies that play games with room rates are put on notice.
In an industry first, Expedia Group will next month become the exclusive distributor of Marriott International wholesale and promotional room rates, availability, and content to bedbanks, and other redistributors when they don’t have a direct connection with the hotel chain.