The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality software connections and helping lodging partners grow their business on the Expedia Group platform.
(NEW YORK, September 1, 2021) — Pegasus today announced their status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Expedia Group’s Connectivity Partner Program. The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers – including channel managers, property management systems, central reservation systems, and other vendors – for maintaining high-quality connections and helping lodging properties grow their business on the Expedia Group marketplace.
The Elite Connectivity Partner designation is awarded to an exclusive group of top-performing Expedia Group lodging connectivity providers who offer the highest-quality software connection to the Expedia Group marketplace and comprehensive functionality. To be eligible for Elite status, Expedia Group connectivity providers are rated on several technical and performance criteria to ensure they:
- Enable a wide range of tools and capabilities in the Expedia Group marketplace.
- Provide a quality Expedia Group connection with a reliable user experience.
- Streamline the Expedia Group onboarding experience with high-quality support for properties.
- Maintain a strong portfolio of high-performing properties in the Expedia Group marketplace.
“Our Elite Connectivity Partners are leaders in the industry, demonstrated by their innovative technology, efforts to ensure their customers perform on our platform, and clear understanding of traveler needs,” said Lisa Chen, Vice President, Global Lodging Connectivity & Solutions. “By choosing to work with an Elite Connectivity Partner, lodging property managers can be confident in a high-quality connection that will empower them to perform at their best in the Expedia Group marketplace.”
“The Expedia Elite Connectivity Status is one more feature that elevates the Pegasus CRS to best-in-class, with the ability to meet the demands of today’s busy hoteliers and serve travelers’ needs,” said Gautam Lulla, CEO of Pegasus. “With this direct connection between the Pegasus CRS and Expedia, hoteliers do not need to rely on a channel manager to interface with Expedia, making the connection more efficient and reliable. Stay tuned for upcoming, industry-first enhancements that will further improve efficiency and reduce the need for data entry in multiple systems.”
As a part of its designation, Pegasus may receive early access to new Expedia Group tools and features that they can pilot and integrate into their software. Elite Connectivity Partners also have the opportunity to work directly with Expedia Group’s leadership team, providing feedback and helping shape future products and technology solutions.
Pegasus combines high-tech innovation with high-touch service to give hoteliers more control over their revenue and distribution strategy than ever before. Following their merger with Travel Tripper, Pegasus enables hoteliers to better connect with their guests through an innovative and flexible platform of Reservations, E-commerce, Global Sales, and Business Intelligence solutions that help hotels drive demand and increase revenue and profitability, including the Pegasus CRS, named Best CRS 2020 by Hotel Tech Report. With more than 30 years of experience in global distribution, Pegasus serves hotels across 120 countries from eight offices worldwide in New York, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Hyderabad. For more information, visit www.pegs.com.
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