TripAdvisor has announced it has expanded instant booking for hotels to nine English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa.
Travellers in these markets are now able to conveniently book a hotel on all of TripAdvisor’s platforms, desktop and mobile, without leaving the site.
TripAdvisor instant booking is now fully rolled out across 11 countries, following the launch of instant booking in the US and UK, with a global rollout expected in the first half of 2016.
“We’re excited to help even more travellers around the world conveniently plan and book the perfect trip on our site as we rollout instant booking to more global markets,” said Stephen Kaufer, president, TripAdvisor.
“The momentum we’re building is remarkable and we look forward to continuing our expansion throughout 2016 with the help of our trusted partners.”
TripAdvisor’s partnership with Priceline Group, announced in October 2015, and subsequent integration of its Booking.com inventory have helped accelerate its instant booking expansion due to the online travel agency’s extensive global property listings, localised content and quality customer care.
TripAdvisor is working to integrate inventory from its other valued instant booking partners so that their supply is available to book on the platform in the near future.
TripAdvisor now works with eight out of the top ten hotel brands in the world and these respected suppliers have joined a growing list of more than 70 hotel chain, groups and online travel agency partners that will power bookings on the platform.
How TripAdvisor Instant Booking Works:
TripAdvisor allows users to not only compare prices, but now through its instant booking platform, book through hotel and online travel agency partners without leaving the TripAdvisor site.
Hotels available for instant booking have a prominent “book” button and users that click this button can easily complete their reservation on TripAdvisor, with the transaction and customer care provided by the partner.