The AA has announced a collaboration with one of the world’s largest online travel companies, offering AA Members discounts on accommodation options in New Zealand and worldwide.

From November 1, under the AA’s new agreement with Expedia Partner Solutions, a B2B brand of Expedia Group, AA Members are able to take advantage of member-only discounts averaging 10 percent on select Expedia Group properties.

AA Members are able to book more than 600,000 properties and 50,000 activities and attractions globally, plus a wide range of packaged options including flights, accommodation, transfers and activities and attractions.

“Expedia Partner Solutions will provide AA Members who book accommodation in New Zealand or worldwide with one of the best ranges of accommodation available, and more flexible payment options with the opportunity to pay at the time of booking or at the hotel,” said AA Travel & Tourism general manager Greig Leighton.

“This new collaboration complements our current Tourism Member Benefits, including discounts on vehicle rentals through Hertz and GO Rentals; campervan rentals through Maui, Britz, and Mighty; ferry tickets through Interislander; train tickets through Scenic Trains and travel insurance through AA Travel Insurance.

“Now AA Members have everything they need to have a fantastic holiday in New Zealand or overseas," Leighton added.

Christopher J. Williams, VP and Managing Director, APAC, Expedia Partner Solutions, said: “We are delighted to work with the AA. An extensive range of accommodations and a personalised travel booking experience is a huge driver to increase loyalty, and the AA can now provide these benefits through our Expedia for Partners template solution to their Members.

“This new agreement enables us to support the AA as they drive long-term loyalty among their existing travellers, while also attracting new Members to their services with competitive deals and activities.”

This is the second new tourism relationship the AA has announced in recent months.

AA and Hertz New Zealand launched a new global car rental partnership on October 1, giving AA Members 15 percent off the best rate of the day for Hertz rentals domestically, and 10 percent off the best rate of the day in selected global locations.

In addition, AA Members and AA Smartfuel cardholders receive a 5c per litre AA Smartfuel discount on up to 50 litres of fuel with every Hertz New Zealand rental booking.