Though Expedia's new Accelerator Program has not officially launched, it has been widely discussed by the company's top management during investor calls and TV interviews. It is also being promoted to hotels in a number of locations by Expedia's market managers. What exactly is the Accelerator program? Simply put, it is a "bid for position" commission program in which hoteliers are encouraged to provide Expedia with a higher commission in exchange for better visibility (read higher ranking) of the property listing in Expedia's search/availability results pages. The idea is that if a property is in a dire occupancy need, they will be willing to give Expedia a 30%, 40%, or even 50% commission for better "visibility," which in turn means more bookings for the property. Get the full story at HeBS Digital