Expedia has announced that it is aiming to increase its Travel Agents Affiliate Programme (TAAP) in the UK this year. More than 1,000 travel agents currently use the website’s services, which offers commission on bookings, and around 400 joined last year. The online travel company is hoping membership figures will reach 3,000 this year. “There is total price transparency for the trade; prices on offer to the agents are the same as the customer sees on the B2C site so they can compete with even the most web-savvy client,” said Diego Pedrani, global director of Expedia TAAP. The programme offers 10 percent commission on its ‘Expedia Special Rates’ (ESR) hotels, car hire and destination services and can be extended in the scheme. Currently three night ESR packages guarantee five percent commission minimum. “Thanks to the site’s real-time availability there is immediate confirmation on payment and up-to-the-minute inventory at agents’ fingertips,” said Pedrani. “Plus we have recently invested further in a dedicated team to guarantee even better support to UK travel agents.” For more information email [email protected] or call 020 7107 2304.