NPP and Expedia Expand Discount for Members

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Travel Discount Program Offers Even More Savings

National Purchasing Partners (NPP) and Expedia have agreed to offer NPP members a discount of 10% on hotel stays, over and above Expedia’s industry leading prices. This new arrangement reflects the growing relationship between the nation’s top online travel company and the country’s fastest growing group purchasing organization (GPO).

“NPP couldn’t be more excited to be increasing our travel offering to 10%, and continuing our partnership with Expedia,” says NPP National Account Manager, Lindsey Neste. “Expedia has been a wonderful partner and has developed a fast and efficient way for members to link their Expedia account with the NPP discount. This program not only helps our member companies book their business travel, but it’s also extended to their employees for personal trips.”

NPP helps thousands of companies save time and money through its portfolio of discount pricing contracts. Already partnered with a wide range of prominent national companies, NPP’s members can now save even more via travel discounts not typically available to the public.

Group purchasing allows smaller businesses to pool together under these negotiated contracts and receive discounts based on their increased group purchasing power. Through NPP, businesses receive more attractive pricing, stretching dollars as well as creating efficiencies for other projects.

“Travel fuels small businesses in a way few other investments can,” says David Doctorow, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Brand Expedia, citing a Travel Coalition study. “But small businesses must balance the long-term benefits of employee travel with the very real short-term costs, which is why we are excited to work with NPP to provide small businesses a way to reduce those expenses.”

To learn more about this new discount, visit the NPP website. If your organization is not already an NPP member, you can join at no cost and there is no obligation to purchase. For more information visit: http://www.mynpp.com or call 800.810.3909.

CONTACT INFORMATION

National Purchasing Partners
http://www.mynpp.com
800.810.3909
customerservice(at)mynpp(dot)com

NPP Contacts:
Jody Chatalas                
Director of Communications        
(206) 494-4573                

Lindsey Neste
National Account Manager
(206) 625-7447

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

About Expedia
Expedia.com® is the world’s leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of vacations, cheap flights, cheap hotel deals, car rental, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.

Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2014 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50

About National Purchasing Partners
National Purchasing Partners is a group purchasing organization that negotiates discount pricing on behalf of its members. Members receive discounted rates on essential products and services from prominent industry companies, including Verizon, Staples, Fastenal, John Deere, Sprint, Wesco and Expedia.

Membership is free, and there is no obligation to purchase. Members have access to items such as wireless service, electronic devices, equipment, office and industrial supplies, furniture, printing, shipping and more.

Public entities, such as city or state governments, can utilize NPP’s competitively-bid, publicly-awarded contracts. These contracts typically comply with national and local procurement requirements, and save organizations both time and money in the purchasing process.

NPP was founded in 2001, and is now one of the largest GPOs in the country. NPP is owned by Virginia Mason Medical Center, recently named the top hospital of the decade, and much of NPP’s revenue supports medical research and other healthcare initiatives. NPP also partners with several organizations and associations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs and various other nonprofits.

NPP serves thousands of companies nationwide in a wide variety of industries, among them construction, transportation, fire and rescue, government, energy, legal and finance.

Registering to become a member is easy. Visit http://www.mynpp.com to join. If you would like more information or have questions, contact NPP at customerservice(at)mynpp(dot)com or call 800.810.3909.

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