With the launch of the optimized distributor model, Marriott is introducing changes to how it approaches the redistribution of the company's wholesale rates and availability among third-party travel providers.

Through this agreement, Marriott will leverage Expedia Group's industry-leading technology and enterprise-level service to create a single gateway for the redistribution of Marriott's wholesale inventory.

The optimized distribution model, provided by Expedia Group's B2B arm, Expedia Partner Solutions, will eliminate the complexity and inefficiency of today's wholesale redistribution model for Marriott hotels. This single gateway solution will also provide a consistent and reliable shopping experience for travelers, ensuring accurate display of hotel descriptions, room rates, and fees through known and trusted third party travel providers.