Another financial services company is getting into the travel business.
This time its SoFi, the online bank based in San Francisco, that is creating “SoFi
Travel powered by Expedia.”
The site gives SoFi customers the ability to book flights, hotels, car
rentals, travel packages and experiences via the SoFi Travel portal, which
gives them access to discounted pricing and rewards on bookings.
Expedia Group, which also powers
travel services for London-based Revolut, will provide the underlying search
and booking system. SoFi customers will also get access to Expedia Group’s
customer service team, both human-powered and self-service.
“We’re proud to partner with SoFi
to launch SoFi Travel, powered by our industry-leading technology, our deep
travel supply and our customer service expertise,” said Ariane Gorin, president
of Expedia for Business.
“Each year our platform processes
more than 600 million AI predictions, powered by 70 petabytes of data, so it
gets smarter and more personalized every day. This constant innovation comes out
of the box with our template technology and will give SoFi’s members a
seamless end-to-end booking experience, and confidence as they plan, shop and
book travel. This partnership is another
example of how Expedia Group helps companies of all sizes succeed in the world
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Expedia Group says its “White Label
Template” that is the basis for SoFi Travel provides supply that includes more
than 700,000 properties, 500-plus airlines, more than100 car rental companies
and thousands of activities around the world.
“At SoFi, we are helping our members get their money right by giving
them the tools to spend better, save better, invest better and protect
better,” said Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi.
“SoFi Travel is the next phase in SoFi’s mission to help people achieve
financial independence, going beyond managing members’ money to empowering them
to more affordably do the things they are most passionate about, all in one
place. We know over the last several years the pandemic and inflation have
made travel difficult, if not impossible, logistically or financially. SoFi is
uniquely positioned to provide its members the best value when spending on
travel, offering an array of products to make planning and paying for trips
easier and more affordable, as well as making sure our members get more for
their money when using all those products and benefits together.”
Along with Expedia Group’s existing relationship with Revolut, several
other financial services institutions have added or enhanced their travel
services by partnering with travel brands, including Capital One’s
collaboration with Hopper and American Express working with GetYourGuide.
Expedia Group also works with Scotiabank, American Express, TD Bank and Royal
Bank of Canada.
SoFi Travel will be available to
select members next week and will be rolling out to all members over the coming
Join us in Barcelona to hear from Expedia Partner Solutions’ senior vice president Alfonso Paredes on how the company is innovating its technology and services to meet partners’ needs.