Expedia Group’s Connectivity Partner Program
Expedia Group’s Connectivity Partner Program is designed to recognize our top connectivity partners and reward them with exclusive benefits. The program offers benefits for connectivity partners in two qualifying tiers, Elite and Preferred, which may include business advantages, special product access and collaboration, and premium promotion. Connectivity partners can qualify based on their standing across various market enhancements, engagement quality, and technical criteria metrics.
Get exclusive benefits

For the 2025 Connectivity Partner Program, both Elite and Preferred partners will be eligible for the following potential benefits, unless otherwise noted.1

Business advantages

  • Enhanced account management and technical support
  • Business reviews
  • Exclusive financial incentive program
  • Optimized lead capture capability via Provider Guide

Product collaboration & first access

  • Early access to APIs and capabilities2
  • Product reviews

Co-marketing and promotion

  • Promotion as Preferred or Elite Connectivity Partner
  • Tailored marketing opportunities (Elite only)
  • Premium event invitation
  • Discounts/promotions of your software via Provider Guide
  • Enhanced profile on Provider Guide
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities

How to qualify

Connectivity partners can secure Elite or Preferred status in the 2025 Connectivity Partner Program by reaching specific goals and business and technical metrics under the categories listed.3

Qualifying metrics
Production / GrowthConnected Properties NBV & Connected Properties NBV Growth (YoY)
Partner engagement quality Overall Partnership with EG through Annual Survey, Leadership engagement, Tech engagement, and commitment to partner with EG
Connection experienceCapability adoption and Capability Success Rates
Onboarding experienceConnectivity activation time
Marketplace enhancementsCommercial and Technical Optimization Initiatives
2025 Connectivity Partner Program minimum requirements

System type requirements: Channel Manager, Property Management System (PMS), and/or Central Reservation System (CRS)

Technical requirements: Availability/Rates API with support for Expedia Traveler Preference (ETP), Booking Retrieval/ Notification API with support for Expedia Virtual Card (EVC) and Value Add Promotions (VAP), PCI compliance (where applicable)


The Connectivity Partner Program will operate on an annual basis:

  • December 2023: Program criteria announced
  • January 1 – December 31, 2024: Program qualification measurement period for 2025
  • September 30, 2024: Deadline to submit capability adoption certification requests
  • December 13, 2024: Deadline for successful certification completion and optimization initiative completion for credit
  • Q1 2025 – Elite and Preferred partners announced for 2025 program

See the current list of Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners

Want to participate?

Find out if you’re eligible

Already participating and have questions? Contact your Connectivity Account Manager.

1 The list of benefits offered in the program is subject to change by Expedia and benefits with additional qualifying criteria or availability considerations are noted.

2 Expedia will determine in its sole discretion whether any API or capability is offered to connectivity partners qualified to receive this benefit.

3 Expedia will determine in its sole discretion whether connectivity partners are accepted or can remain in the program.