The FINANCIAL — Building on a longstanding relationship, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, on October 19 announced they have extended their partnership to add the hotel group’s inventory to the TripAdvisor instant booking platform.
Starting this fall, travelers shopping for hotels on TripAdvisor can conveniently book Wyndham Hotel Group properties, according to TripAdvisor.
“With a shared focus on mobile growth and providing a better way to engage guests who are looking for a fast, convenient way to book their hotel stay, TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform complements our overall distribution strategy,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “This additional, cost-effective distribution channel not only puts our 15 iconic brands in front of the right guests, but allows us to create a direct relationship with them before and after their stay.”
The TripAdvisor instant booking platform is now available to all U.S. and U.K. users on desktop and mobile with other international markets to follow.
Hotels available through TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform feature a prominent “Book Here” button, allowing users to easily complete their reservation with any Wyndham Hotel Group property available on TripAdvisor. The transaction and customer care are provided by Wyndham Hotel Group’s best-in-class customer care team.
“Wyndham Hotel Group is a longtime and valued partner and was one of the first companies to incorporate TripAdvisor traveler ratings into their websites globally,” said Robin Ingle, senior vice president, global sales, TripAdvisor. “Adding their more than 668,000 hotel rooms across 71 countries to our instant booking platform expands our relationship and empowers more travelers to conveniently book the perfect hotel on TripAdvisor.”