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External Article15 April 2019

How Expedia is using deep learning to improve the hotel booking process

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Expedia Partner Solutions is using deep learning models to improve the hotel booking process for partners and - ultimately - the end consumer.

The company is employing a three-stage process with a deployment algorithm sorting properties for its Rapid API to deliver to different partners whether airline, retail store or perhaps corporate travel partner.

Describing it as an "advanced, cutting-edge deep-learning model," Nuno Castro, chief data scientist for Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), says:

"We have half a million properties, and we're signing 15,000 every month, so how do we decide which to give to each partner given that adding them is very complex because we need to match with competitors and other suppliers?

Read the full article at Phocuswright, Inc.

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