Expedia Affiliate Program

Platform where tracking is available
Categories
Travel
Cookie Duration
7 Day
Deeplink
Yes
Incentive / cashback
No
Social media
No
Expedia US Payout Categories
Category Payout

Hotel

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Flight

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Car

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Cruise

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Tshops

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Package

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Hotel Voucher

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Other

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Media Allowed/Disallowed

Allowed Media
Text Link
Banner
Email (Text)
Disallowed Media
Deals
Coupons
Cashback, Reward Points, Incentives, Charity
Custom Email (Text)
Email (HTML)
Custom Email (HTML)
POP Traffic
Native Ads
Social Media
Facebook Ads
SEM - Brand Keyword(s)
SEM - Generic Keyword(s)
SEM - Brand + Generic Keyword(s)
Countries Allowed

Important Information for Expedia US Program
Tracking Details:
Expedia campaign doesn't help with missing transactions.

User will get 0% CPA for redeeming these vouchers EXPLOREDR2023

Paid Search: Expedia does not currently allow

Email Marketing Campaigns: Expedia allows email marketing affiliates to promote Expedia in newsletters and standalone/solo emails. Note that all email marketing campaigns have to be signed off by Expedia or our affiliate network representative prior to broadcast. Email creative can be supplied upon request.

Use of Voucher Codes
Unless Expedia expressly provide affiliates with the rights to use a public or exclusive, affiliate-specific voucher, affiliates are not allowed to promote Expedia voucher codes. If Expedia vouchers are used without consent, the affiliate will not earn commissions from these transactions. When a voucher is provided to an affiliate, the affiliate will agree to display this voucher code only. When applicable, the affiliate will receive a reduced commission rate for transactions where a voucher code has been applied.

INELIGIBLE SITES
             At all times during your participation in the Program, you will ensure that your Partner Site(s) do not:
1 depict or promote: violence or sexually explicit material; material that is fraudulent, defamatory or obscene; or any material that contains misinformation/fake news;
2 reproduce content from other websites without express license or permission or without proper accreditation or reference where required;
3 use any method to falsely/illegally boost your social media engagement (eg, in relation to number of likes, followers, comments);
4 appear incomplete – eg, still under construction;
5 promote illegal activities or unfair discrimination of any kind;
6 promote or contain any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of others;
7 contain any images or content that is in any way harmful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable;
8 use any services or practices to mask or hide your IP address and/or your referring URLs;
10 contain any spyware, malware, adware, virus, worm, trojan horse, or other subversive, malicious, or harmful code, or any application not expressly and knowingly authorized by Users prior to being downloaded or installed on their computer or other device;
11 operate as a sub-affiliate network (ie, operates a product or service that provides digital marketing services to one or more businesses), including influencers network (unless exceptional written approval has been granted by Expedia, at the discretion of Expedia);
12 operate as a travel agent;
13 copy or resemble the look and feel of Expedia / any Related Company of Expedia, or create an impression that your Site(s) are part of Expedia / any Related Company of Expedia; or
14 otherwise operate in a manner which Expedia deems unsuitable for the Program (as determined at Expedia's discretion) which Expedia communicates to the Partner.
(any Sites which fail to comply with the above restrictions are “Ineligible Sites”)

 PROHIBITED CONDUCT

1 use any link(s) that sends Users indirectly to the Expedia Sites via an intermediate site or webpage;
.2 use any other method that impedes Users from determining which site or application they click within any Travel Content;
.3 take any action that could reasonably confuse Users regarding: (i) our relationship with you; or (ii) the website on which any searching or booking of Travel Products is occurring (eg, through the use of iFrames);
4 display any Travel Content or Expedia Marks within any pop-up or pop under windows, transitional page ads, or layer ads around or in conjunction with the display of any site that is not the Partner Site;
5 mislead or misrepresent to Users as to the origin, affiliation or nature of the Partner Site(s), products or services;
.6 use any Travel Content or any Expedia Mark in a manner (by proximity or otherwise) that implies endorsement or commercial association by Expedia with any product, service, party, or cause;
7 take any action to register as a trademark or domain name any Expedia Mark or any mark or domain name that contains, is confusingly similar to, or otherwise seeks to copy, benefit from, or interfere with our interests in Expedia Marks as either a trademark , domain name, or meta tag;
8 display or otherwise use any trade name, trademark, service mark, logo or other similar indicia of identity or source of any third party Travel Supplier in connection with the display of any Travel Content except in the form and manner provided by Expedia or in accordance with any trademark usage guidelines provided by such third parties;
9 attempt to artificially increase your Commission in any way (eg, by causing any page of an Expedia Sites to open in a browser other than as a result of the User clicking on Travel Content on your Site or by artificially generating clicks, impressions, or bookings, whether by way of a robot, spider, scraper or software program or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose (eg, other method designed to emulate a click by a real person);
10 violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Affiliate and/or any Expedia Site, or bypass, circumvent, or avoid any measure employed to prevent or limit access to the Affiliate Hub and/or such Expedia Site;
11 take any action that Expedia deems imposes or may is likely to impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the technology or infrastructure of Expedia (eg, using scraping/caching or crawler type requests on Expedia's servers);
12 collect, use, or disclose personal information under or in relation to the Affiliate Program unless you have obtained all relevant consents to do so including that you will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children who are under the appropriate age in any country;
13 request, obtain, store, cache, or otherwise use any account information used by our customers in connection with any Expedia Sites (including any usernames or passwords of Expedia customers);
14 engage in any deeplink to any portion of the EG Affiliate Hub for any purpose;
15 engage in any deeplinking, except in accordance with Section 14.3 of these Terms;
16 use or register any Expedia Marks or the names or trademarks of Expedia or its partners or any variant, misspelling, or similar characters thereof or any combination containing or script representing said terms in any trademark, trade name, reference, subdomain, site reference ( eg  www.expedia.partnersite.com  or  www.partnersite.com/expedia ) or second level domain name (eg  www.expedialike.com  or  www.exp3dia.net ), unless previously approved by Expedia;
17 display Travel Content without linking to the Expedia Site;
18 use iFrames or similar functionality to display Travel Content or incorporate any part of the EG Affiliate Hub;
19 use any functionality that places a cookie on User's device, eg, “frontdoors” and toolbars with such functionality;
20 engage in any marketing activities on behalf of us, any Related Company or our partners in connection with the Program, that are not expressly permitted by these Terms. For example, you will not use any Expedia Mark or Travel Content in any offline promotion or in any other offline manner (eg, in any facsimile, direct mailing, text messaging, email or attachment to email, or other document, or on television, radio, or other offline media);
21 scrape, crawl or monitor the Expedia Sites, any other websites operated by Expedia, by any Related Company or by other partners through which Travel Content is available;
22 allow (and will take reasonable steps to prevent) any direct or indirect extraction, repurposing and/or aggregation of any Travel Content (including the use of Travel Suppliers' information and photos), Confidential Information, or any other data or information made available under these Terms;
23 use “Expedia” or any related logos from any Related Company in any tool bar activities/placements (for example by promoting discounts available on cashback sites);
24 allow any Travel Content, the names or trademarks of Expedia or a Related Company to be placed, displayed and/or used on any Partner Site that you do not own and operate under your own brands and for your own benefit (ie you cannot use any part of the Travel Content on sites that you operate for third parties/third party brands even if you own such sites, and on third party sites);
25 use any Travel Content in connection with providing others with the capability of and/or soliciting others to join a partner marketing, advertising or similar network for the purpose of attracting in business of the type conducted by Expedia (eg you will not use Travel Content provided in relation to these Terms to set up/administer a sub-network of Partners or publishers (regardless of whether you own and/or own and operate sites on behalf of the intended third party partners or publishers); and
26 misuse or otherwise infringe any trademarks of any Travel Supplier or any misspelling, variant, transliteration, script or substantially similar or confusingly similar version thereof by using or registering it as a domain name or sub-domain name.

Coupons and Vouchers.

  You may not display Travel Content that includes coupon, voucher, or discount codes (“Coupon Codes”) unless Expedia expressly provides the Coupon Codes to you via either email or via the Administrator Site or the EG Affiliate Hub. If Expedia provides Coupon Codes to you, you agree that:

1 you will comply with all applicable laws, including marketing and advertising laws;
2 you will only display the specific Coupon Codes that Expedia makes available to you;
3 you will not use any functionality whereby the User must click any link to reveal the Coupon Code; and
4 you may receive reduced Commission or no Commission for Consumed Verified Transactions in which the Coupon Code was redeemed in accordance with the applicable Commission information displayed on the Administrator Site or the EG Affiliate Hub (as applicable).

BIDDING You must not bid on:
1 the Expedia Marks;
2 the Approved Bidding Terms; or
3 the Expedia Marks in conjunction with any other words. In exceptional cases, Expedia might initiate contact with you to grant consent to bid on the Approved Bidding Terms in writing. Where granted, such consent may be withdrawn by Expedia at any time for any reason or no reason at all. Upon receipt of such consent, the following requirements shall apply.29.             

NEGATIVE KEYWORD MATCHING           Upon our request you will cause any search engine designated by us to exclude Expedia Marks from keywords used to display your advertising content in association with search results (eg, request exclusion by negative keyword matching).

You must not develop or use any browser extensions

Not  display any unauthorized alerts, advertisements or other content to consumers including via toolbars, pop-ups, pop-unders or ad-injections on the Expedia Sites.

Not allowedredirect a User's browser to another website via affiliate links

Not allowed display advertisements or other content containing any trademarks (other than Expedia Marks where authorized) on the Expedia Sites.

You must not develop or use any browser extensions to engage in any activity that results in any names, brands or links unconnected to Expedia appearing in connection with Expedia Marks, including through the use of advertising supported software.

Consumed Transaction

means a Booked Transaction that has been paid in full and consumed, and which shall be considered to have immediately occurred where:

(i) for any standalone property booking, the check-out day of such stay has passed and the stay actually occurred;

(ii) for any standalone flight booking, means a standalone air booking of a flight reservation service in respect of both domestic and international flights offered through the Expedia Site(s) where the last leg of a one-way or return flight has been completed

(iii) for any standalone car rental booking, when the car rental is returned;

(iv) for any activities or services booking, where the relevant activity has occurred or the service has been fulfilled (as applicable);

(v) for any package booking, when all travel components of the package have been completed in accordance with subsections (i) to (vi) of this definition; and

(vi) for any cruise booking, where the cruise booking has completed,

In respect of subsections (i) – (vi) of this definition, the date on which a transaction is considered to a Consumed Transaction shall be the “Consumed Date”;

Consumed Verified Transaction

means a Consumed Transaction that has been verified by a relevant Expedia Related Company, excluding Void Transaction(s);

Consumed Verification Period

means a period of up to 90 days following the relevant Consumed Date;

Gross Booking Value

means the total price paid for a Travel Service to an Expedia Related Company by Users effecting a Qualifying Transaction, including any Taxes and fees paid by such Users at the time of travel;

Net Transaction Value

means the total price paid for a Travel Service by Users effecting a Qualifying Transaction; excluding Taxes and fees paid by the User at the time of booking and Taxes or fees paid by the User at the time of travel;

Net Rental Amount

means the rental amount handled by Vrbo/Stayz/Bookabach/Abritel/Fewo-Direkt payments from an User for a Qualifying Transaction (after any discount applied by the User), excluding:

(i) taxes, tax-recovery charges, and other similar charges;

(ii) damage and security deposits;

(iii) any fees or charges; and

(iv) any payment for ancillary bookings, incidentals, add-ons, or extras paid to the property which are paid by the User;

Net Revenue

means the sum of only those fees and commissions actually paid to Vrbo/Stayz/Bookabach/Abritel/Fewo-direkt by the User and/or the Travel Supplier, respectively less the deductions stated below. These two amounts are the only amounts that will be used as the baseline from which the Commission (if based on Net Revenue) is calculated and all other payments, fees, and transactions regardless of their amount or the parties involved in them are excluded from the computation of Commission (if based on Net Revenue) earned by Partner, including but not limited to: Taxes, tax-recovery charges, and other similar charges; indirect revenues (such as subscription fees and other revenues generated from ancillary services);

Qualifying Transaction(s)

means:

(i) in the case of “Cost-per-Click” placements (“CPC Placements”), a Qualifying Transaction is a Click from a link within the Travel Content to the Expedia Site(s) that is not a Void Transaction, and

(ii) in the case of “Cost-per-Acquisition” placements (“CPA Placements”), a Qualifying Transaction is a Consumed Verified Transaction;

Validity Period

means the period set out in the Administrator Site or the EG Affiliate Hub (as applicable);

Void Click(s)

means a Click that is or is suspected to be, as determined by Expedia acting reasonably and in good faith, the result of fraud, by a third party or otherwise, including but not limited to clicks which are generated by automated processes, web crawlers, robots, or any other mechanism or method other than a bona fide click by an User, or which results from fraudulent or other malicious activity; and

Void Transaction

means:

(i) a Click or transaction that is not correctly tracked or reported because the links from the Partner Site to the Expedia Sites are not properly formatted;

(ii) a Click or transaction that violates these Terms;

(iii) any Void Click; and

in the case of CPA Placements, any transaction:

(i) that is subsequently cancelled, refunded, charged back, disputed by the User, that resulted from fraudulent or other malicious activity, or for which Expedia does not receive payment;

(ii) for which the User clicked a link on an online Channel after the User left the Partner Site but before the User completed the transaction via the Expedia Site; or

(iii) that was booked after termination of your participation in the Program.

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About Expedia US Campaign
Expedia, Inc. is one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s most trusted online travel brands.
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