Marriott International and Expedia have partnered to offer “Vacations by Marriott”, a packaged holidays platform, enabling travellers accessing Marriott.com to book a flight at the same time as their hotel.

It is believed this move gives customers twice the booking window, and as much as halves the likely cancellation rate, and gives rise to speculation that Marriott could be the next operator to offer its loyalty programme rate through the online travel agent.

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