Reach even more travellers, automatically! Our new Expanded Distribution Network gives you the ability to list your properties on other leading global travel websites, including Expedia.com and KAYAK.
Through the Expanded Distribution Network, HomeAway works with well-known travel brands to extend the reach of your listings outside our family of sites – giving you access to a larger audience of travellers.
Access a new set of travellers through HomeAway’s partnership with popular online travel sites, including Expedia.com and KAYAK.
Continue to manage through your HomeAway Dashboard and enjoy increased exposure.
Control which of your listings you distribute.
The distribution partner site displays participating property listings as an option for travellers searching accommodation. Interested travellers will see your property details and have the opportunity to send you an enquiry or book online.
The enquiry or booking request will go straight to your dashboard, clearly identified as being from a source, such as Expedia.com, and you can manage the enquiry or booking request using the same tools you use today – no additional work is required!
We know how time consuming it can be to manage a holiday home, so we have made it easy for you to participate in this incredible opportunity to have your properties seen by millions of travellers.
Both of our current partners, Expedia.com and KAYAK charge a commission of 10% for each booking. If you use HomeAway Payments you also pay an additional 3% credit card merchant service fee, so the total fee deducted from your booking settlement will be 13% + VAT.
If you are a property manager with integrated software, you will be charged a commission of 10% for each booking, and are subject to your own merchant service credit card processing fees
As we continue to grow our Expanded Distribution Network, future partners may have different commission rates. We will always let you know in advance when we are adding a new partner to the network and how much commission they charge. Through your dashboard, you will also have control over the maximum commission you are willing to pay and which properties you are willing to list with the Expanded Distribution Network.
Log in to your Dashboard
Navigate to the Expanded Distribution page
Select desired listings and use the dropdown menu to update distribution settings. You can turn your distribution on or off for each listing with any of our partners at any time.
Remember: If you have multiple properties, you must manage each listing’s distribution individually.
Keep in mind: Clicking do not distribute next to a listing only turns off that specific listing from distribution from that specific partner. This is not the same as opting out of the program. Your pay-per-booking listings will be automatically enrolled with any of our future partners. Any future pay-per-booking listings you create will automatically be enrolled with all of our existing partners.
You can turn off any individual listing’s distribution at any time through your dashboard. To opt out of the program permanently – meaning your current and future pay-per-booking listings will not be listed with any of our expanded distribution partners – you can do the following:
If you want to opt back in to the program, you can do so at anytime. We will continue to let you know about new partnerships as they are launched.
Starting in December, your listings will be made available to our Expanded Distribution Network partners starting with Expedia.com. As part of the Expanded Distribution Network, your inventory will automatically be distributed to Expedia and other future travel website partners, so you don’t have to take any special action to participate.
We will notify you about additional distribution partners as they join the Expanded Distribution Network. Keep in mind that the partner websites have ultimate control of which listings will appear on their sites, so you may not always be able to see your listing appear if you perform a search.
An eligible listing is a pay-per-booking listing that have not violated our terms and conditions, and does not have any overdue commission payments on the account.
Any future listings will automatically be distributed in the Expanded Distribution Network unless you have opted out of the program altogether.
HomeAway was excited to get this program to market this year, so we decided to start with the listings that would have the easiest transition to a commission model, e.g., our pay-per-booking listings. However, we are already working on the solution for our valued subscription customers and plan to have an announcement in the first half of 2015.
Initially, listings will be distributed on Expedia.com. As the network grows, if you have not opted out of the program, we will automatically distribute listings for any future sites. We will notify you as new partners join so you know about their rate structure and can manage your participation at that time.
Expedia will use each property's latitude and longitude to assign it to their location tags. There may not be a 1:1 match with HomeAway's location data, but as long as the address you have provided for the property is accurate, the listing will show up in the right search results for travellers looking to book in your property's area.
If you use HomeAway Payments, commission will be deducted from HomeAway Payments settlement, just like it is for pay-per-booking listings on HomeAway.
If you are an integrated property manager, commission is charged on the second of the month following completion of the guest’s stay, the same as HomeAway’s policy.
If you use the HomeAway Reservation Manager, any enquiries and booking requests will have the source of the distribution partner prominently displayed.
If you use integrated property manager software, you should see the source of the distribution partner in your software reservation screen.
Partner sites determine how much commission will be charged for a booking originating with them, so you will find that different partners may have a rate that differs from the 10% +VAT commission and credit card processing fee you pay on HomeAway. For example, Expedia.com is charging 10% commission, plus you must pay the HomeAway Payments credit card processing fee, so the total amount deducted from your booking settlement is 13% + VAT. As we add partners to the network, we will inform you of the commission rates before adding them to the site.
HomeAway and Expedia are partnering together to create a new way for travellers shopping on Expedia.com to search and book holiday homes. If you currently have a direct relationship with Expedia, the two programs are complementary and give you an opportunity to expand your reach on Expedia.com.
Your current listing on Expedia allows you to present your rentals to travellers alongside hotels in your area and presented in a way that maximizes your visibility to hotel shoppers. The new partnership between Expedia and HomeAway allows you to reach travellers who decide earlier in their Expedia.com search experience to focus on holiday homes as part of their stay.