Property API supports the following use cases:
The following sections indicate specific use cases that are supported or not supported by the Property API.
|Expedia Collect-only Properties||Changing a property's distribution model via API|
|Hotel Collect-only Properties|
|ExpediaTravelerPreference Properties (offering both Expedia Collect and Hotel Collect products)|
Property API supports the onboarding of new properties that offer Expedia Collect, Hotel Collect, OR both Expedia Collect and Hotel Collect products.
|Centralized & DeCentralized||Billing for independent properties|
Property API supports two scenarios:
1) Connectivity partners that can centrally handle billing and payments for their associated properties. For Expedia Collect bookings, this would require that the API partner uploads consolidated invoices via ExpediaPartnerCentral for any properties onboarded via the property API, and to be able to receive payment centrally for the net rates being invoiced for. Similarly for Hotel Collect bookings, they would be required to work with a centralized account for consolidated commission payments.
2) Decentralized billing is also supported - this means a connectivity provider can onboard multiple property managers on their behalf and Expedia can maintain financial relationships directly at the property manager level. Sample Onboarding RQ for DeCentralized billing Onboarding can be found here
To note, individual properties working on an individual billing/payments basis can not be onboarded via the API.
|Content Attributes & Property settings||See Set Property Details documentation|
|Update via submitting a Full Overlay||Update via PATCH|
After onboarding a property using the Property API, many of the attributes submitted via onboarding can be updated by sending a full overlay update to the Property API. After initial onboarding by the Property API some updates, such as latitude/longitude, will be accepted by the Property API but not processed. See the Set or Update Property Details documentation for a listing of attributes that are not updatable via the Property API.
|Retrieve most current record of property attributes submitted||Retrieve record of attributes as seen on Expedia's websites|
Sending a request to /properties/v1/myCompany/myPropertyId will provide a listing of attributes which was most recently submitted to the Property API. The response does not represent which attributes are displayed on the website or how it is displayed. The Set Property Details documentation provides a description of attributes that may be moderated or excluded from display.
|Onboard a new property||Onboard a property that already exists on Expedia|
A property will not be onboarded if it already exists in Expedia's system for any provider. This is typically determined if a property that exists at the same physical location has been previously onboarded.
If you are taking over a property that was onboarded already onto the Expedia platform either by another Provider or via a manual onboarding method, we do recommend the below actions to be performed (in the order specified) so you can seamlessly utilize Property API on this Property to manage content and shell data :