Klarna offers flexible payments to Expedia Group's US customers

Klarna offers flexible payments to Expedia Group's US customers

It follows successful launches in Europe

AI-powered global payments network and shopping assistant Klarna has announced the expansion of its partnership with Expedia Group to the US market. 

Klarna will now provide its flexible payment offerings to millions of travellers to allow them to book flights and stays using its interest-free Pay Now or Pay in 4 options across Expedia.com/Klarna and Hotels.com/Klarna sites. 

The rollout of Klarna to Expedia Group’s largest market comes after its successful launches in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Finland. 

Erin Jaeger, head of North America of Klarna: "We are incredibly excited to join forces with Expedia Group to provide more flexible payment solutions that cater to the evolving needs of modern travellers. 

"By enabling US consumers to Pay Now or Pay Later with Klarna, we are not only making travel more financially accessible, but also enhancing the booking experience with our seamless payment process. It’s a win-win for travellers seeking both adventure and affordability.”

Clayton Nelson, vice president, strategic partnerships & affiliates of Expedia Group, added: “We're thrilled to expand our collaboration with Klarna, providing travellers with increased flexibility in booking their ideal getaway. 

"This collaboration underscores our dedication to advancing and enriching the traveller journey with innovative technologies, enabling our partners to offer exceptional experiences to their customers."

According to Statista, the US travel and tourism market is expected to generate nearly $200bn in 2024, so the partnership comes at an important time.

With 37 million Klarna consumers in the US, Expedia Group is the latest partner to join the company’s growing travel network.