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Expedia Group and Vrbo Announce 2021 Top Performing Connectivity Partners

May 12, 2021
The new Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality software connections and helping lodging partners perform at their best.

SEATTLE, MAY 12, 2021-- Expedia Group and Vrbo today announced their 2021 Elite and Preferred Connectivity Partners, status designations awarded to 56 top performing connectivity providers in the Connectivity Partner Program. This is the inaugural year for the Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program, while the Vrbo Connectivity Partner Program is in its 8th year. Both programs are open to a range of connectivity providers including channel managers, property management systems, central reservation systems, vacation rental property management software companies, and other vendors.

The Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality software connections to the Expedia Group platform and helping lodging properties and vacation rental property managers grow their businesses. There are two status tiers, Elite is the top tier and Preferred is secondary. Only 18 companies qualified for Elite status out of more than 450 global connectivity providers.

Connectivity partners of the Elite and Preferred designations receive early access to new Expedia Group or Vrbo tools and features that they can pilot and integrate into their software. They also have the opportunity to work directly with leaders from Expedia Group to provide feedback and help shape future products. Elite partners are also eligible for exclusive marketing benefits and access to financial incentive programs.

To be eligible for Elite or Preferred status, Expedia Group and Vrbo connectivity providers are rated on several technical and performance criteria, including:

  • Enable a wide range of integrated tools and capabilities.
  • Provide a quality connection and reliable user experience.
  • Maintain strong performance and engage with Expedia Group or Vrbo to optimize.

“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, property managers and hoteliers can be confident in a high-quality connection that will empower them to perform at their best.”


Expedia Group 2021 Elite Connectivity Partners are:

  • Beds24
  • BookingSync
  • DerbySoft
  • eZee
  • HotelKey
  • HotelRunner
  • Octorate
  • Open Hotel
  • Pegasus Solutions
  • Sabre Hospitality Solutions (SynXis)
  • Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR)

Expedia Group 2021 Preferred Connectivity Partners are:

  • AirHost
  • BookandLink
  • Booker Tools
  • ChannelRUSH
  • CultSwitch
  • Ermes Hotels
  • E-GDS
  • HiSITE Channel Manager
  • HotelPartner
  • HSystem
  • IBS Software
  • Kross Bookings
  • Rate Tiger (eRevMax)
  • Reseliva
  • ResAvenue
  • SiteMinder
  • Travel Soft
  • Update247
  • Vertical Booking
  • Viato

Learn more about Expedia Group’s Elite and Preferred Partners

Vrbo 2021 Elite Connectivity Partners are:

  • CiiRUS
  • Escapia
  • ITrip
  • Kigo
  • OwnerReservations (OwnerRez)
  • Rentals United
  • Streamline

Vrbo 2021 Preferred Connectivity Partners are:

  • Avantio
  • Beds24
  • Bookingsync
  • Fewo verwalter
  • Guesty
  • HomHero
  • Hostaway
  • Hostfully
  • Lodgify
  • Lodgix
  • MyVR
  • NextPax
  • Property Manager Tools
  • Skyrun
  • SuperControl
  • Vacation Rent Pro

Learn more about Vrbo’s Elite and Preferred Partners.

Connectivity software companies interested in working with Expedia Group may learn more here. Vacation rental software companies interested in working with Vrbo may learn more here.

About Expedia Group 
Expedia Group, Inc. companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

© 2021 Expedia, Inc., an Expedia Group company. All rights reserved. Trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners.

About Vrbo
In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between. Vrbo is part of Expedia Group and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit

© 2021 Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. All rights reserved. Vrbo, HomeAway, the Vrbo logo, and the HomeAway logo are trademarks of HomeAway. 

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