Optimize revenue performance

When booking history and gut instincts aren’t enough, our tools can help you fine-tune a revenue strategy that ensures a healthy bottom line.

 

Confidently adjust your rates

 

Every day, partners tell us how competition, increased regulation and fluid market conditions are making it harder to achieve their revenue goals. Our tools provide the data you need to confidently adjust your rates, keep rooms filled and maintain an average daily rate (ADR) that reflects the quality of your property.

Market knowledge

 

Use real-time, public market data, analysis and pricing insights to focus on decision-making, not research.

Competitive insight

 

Leverage your data and ours to create a custom competitive set to react quickly to market conditions.

Property performance

 

Confirm your impact by evaluating your results against last year and compared to competitors.

Revenue management

Deciding to make a bold pricing move or bide your time is almost impossible without real-time market data. But shopping the competition can rapidly impact your productivity. Rev+, our free revenue management tool, is simple to use and quickly provides the knowledge you need.

  • Understand current market pricing without gathering data by hand
  • Be alerted to market fluctuations and respond quickly
  • Review daily occupancy forecasts and revenue opportunity guidance
  • Track and anticipate market demand with Insights from Rev+to help you establish pricing strategies and adjust your rates accordingly

Insights from Rev+ help you confidently establish pricing strategies and insightfully adjust your rates.

 

Worldwide, more than 100,000 partners use Rev+.

 

Expedia Group, 2019

Competitive set

Comparing your performance against competitors provides valuable insight. But identifying and monitoring the right set of properties can be a challenge. That’s where we can help.

 

Your competitive set:

  • Consists of 5-19 properties you compete with for guests
  • Adjusts easily, so the list is always relevant
  • Informs marketplace comparisons and performance recommendations

We’ll populate your competitive set with a starting set of properties similar to yours, and you can modify and adjust. In no time you’ll have competitive benchmarks for key metrics at your fingertips

 

74% of marketing professionals affirmed a competitive analysis to be “important or very important.”

 

Conductor, 2019

Rooms, rates & availability

Having better data isn’t helpful if modifying your rates and availably is complex and time-consuming. Knowing your days are busy, even hectic, our tools are user-friendly and designed with you in mind.

  • Add a new rate plan or adjust rates to stay competitive
  • Offer a new room type in the Expedia Group marketplace
  • Manage inventory to maximize occupancy or minimize the risk of relocations
  • Keep policies and restrictions current

Spend less time implementing new rate strategies and managing availability and more time with your guests.

Our Rooms, Rates & availability pages have 245,000 monthly active users.

 

Expedia Group, 2019

Property Analytics

Perhaps you’re seeing a 2x increase in revenue this year – congratulations! But what if others are experiencing 5x growth? We’ll help you understand if you’re winning (or losing) and surface opportunities to accelerate growth.

 

Reports include:

  • At-a-glance understanding of your visibility ranking, conversion rate, and guest value
  • Net revenue and revenue share of competitive set
  • Consolidated year-over-year data and performance trends

Robust analytics help you confidently seize opportunities and continuously improve business performance.

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1 in 3 Expedia Group lodging partners look at some form of analytics reporting on a daily basis.

 

Expedia Group, 2017

FAQs

Rev+ is a free tool (no subscription required) featuring a real-time data flow that provides a current view of occupancy, compression and competitive pricing. Unlike other reports that have some lag, Rev+ reveals the market conditions for that day, week, month and year ahead.

Use these step-by-step instructions to review Rev+ opportunities in Partner Central. 

You can make updates to your comp set every 15 days to keep pace with changes in your market.

Steps for customizing your competitive set are available here. 

Learn how to avoid guest relocations in Partner Central. To eliminate same-day arrivals, consider setting a booking cutoff restriction to specify how many days in advance a guest must book before check-in.  Read more on how to do this here.

We can help you save time in so many ways. For example, you can bulk upload room inventory and availability to quickly make updates across multiple room types.  Read our step-by-step instructions to learn more. You could also consider getting connected to automatically update your property’s rates and availability across all of the travel sites you work with. Read more on how to do this here

Our easy-to-use platform, Partner Central, will be the primary location for managing reservations, loading inventory, changing rates and keeping your listing up to date. Many partners opt to use a connectivity provider to link our systems and automatically perform daily tasks. They log in to Partner Central to leverage our more advanced tools including competitive set analysis, real-time market pricing and other marketing programs. If you have any problems, our local teams are ready to help.

Yes. Expedia Group partners have access to a suite of tools and data insights that help you develop and execute a profitable revenue management strategy. We're constantly innovating and publishing best-practice guidance to support your success.

An online travel agency (OTA) is a key part of your distribution strategy. If your goal is to reach more travelers and attract those who will be happiest at your property, an OTA can help.

At Expedia Group the breadth of our travel supply attracts travelers who are researching, planning and booking travel. They often plan far in advance, stay longer at your property and spend more. In addition to helping you fill your rooms, we provide tools and market insights to help you provide outstanding guest experiences and grow your business.

We are one of the world’s leading travel marketplaces, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes both globally recognized and locally relevant travel brands, including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and more. Learn more in our About Us section.

No. To keep your workload to a minimum, we automatically email the guest to confirm the reservation.

A guest must contact us if they want to cancel (or modify) a reservation. If it is an Expedia Collect booking, we will cancel the reservation, send you a notification and automatically update your inventory on our sites. If you have a cancellation fee (for no-shows or cancellations), you can charge the associated Expedia Virtual Card on the date of cancellation. Hotel Collect cancellations and no-shows must be reconciled in Partner Central. Step-by-step instructions are available to make this a quick and easy process.

Yes. The Messages tool in Partner Central allows communication with guests before they arrive and we're happy to include check-in instructions with your property listing. 

As an Expedia Group partner, you choose how you want to accept guest payments. Options include leveraging our secure payment processing to have travelers pay online when they book and charging an Expedia Group issued virtual credit card for payment at check-out. You can also have guests pay you directly at check-out and compensate Expedia Group.

To appeal to the broadest number of travelers, you can choose to offer both options and let the guests decide what's best for them.

It isn't a problem if your property doesn't accept credit cards. We'll make sure your listing communicates how you accept payment (cash, check, credit card, etc.) so travelers are prepared when they arrive. We'll confirm with you in a call to welcome you to the Expedia Group family.

In addition to providing an easy-to-use and secure experience for travelers to book your rooms, Expedia Group invests heavily in advertising, digital marketing and social media promotion to attract consumers from around the world to your market and individual property.

We are constantly mining our data for insights and emerging travel trends so we can both innovate and develop the best set of free and robust tools that enable you to grow your business. We also operate traveler and partner support centers to help solve the sticky logistical issues that inevitably arise when people set out to explore the world.