Expedia has announced that it will allow travelers to book hotels in virtually any country, including in the US.
The news comes a few days after a similar change was made to allow travelers from the UK to book rooms at American hotels.
But, as with any major change, there are still a few caveats.
Expedia users can’t book their rooms at an American hotel until a few months after they’ve booked them, and travelers will have to pay an additional $25.00 in booking fees to book in a country outside of the US and a $25 fee per booking on top of the $25 they’ll pay for booking in the UK.
To book, you’ll need to use an Expedia app and submit your travel plans.
If you do this right, you should be able to book your room online or in person.
Expanding your travel options for less is a good way to save money, and this could be an important tool for those on a budget.
In a statement, Expedia said that the move was made “to simplify travel options and make it more affordable for travelers to explore and book accommodations while staying in the United States.”
The move comes on the heels of a similar move to let travelers from China book rooms in US hotels, as well as a new rule change that let travelers book a room in any city in the country, with the caveat that it must be for a family of four.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because Expedia was also the first hotel chain to allow customers to book a suite at a luxury hotel.
In that case, the company had to pay a $100 fee to book the room, but the $100 is a much smaller fee than the $250 fee it had to add to its bookings.
Expanded options could be just as important to travelers, but it’s unclear if Expedia plans to continue this trend or if it’s just a way to make its hotel bookings easier.
If Expedia continues to offer a suite booking service in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know.