US: Expedia Group has introduced a new loyalty program across its three travel brands for travellers to earn and use rewards on eligible flights, hotels, vacation homes, car rentals, cruises and activities.
Worldwide: Expedia Group has launched a ChatGPT-powered travel planning feature in the Expedia app that helps users plan their trips.
Worldwide: Expedia Group has been named the official preferred redistribution partner of IHG Hotels & Resorts.
Worldwide: Expedia Group Media Solutions, the global travel advertising platformconnecting marketers with travellers across the Expedia Group brand, has released its Q2 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report. The quarterly report combines Expedia Group first-party data and custom research with actionable insights to help travel marketers on their road to recovery. Wendy Olson Killion, senior
Worldwide: Expedia Group has completed a study unveiling the travel preferences of people around the globe post-pandemic, revealing an increase in the prioritisation of safety and financial security. Through the study, Expedia Group produced the Traveller Value Index, which reveals the shifting priorities of travellers. The study took the preferences
UK: Islamic centred travel agency Halalbooking.com has partnered with global bookings firm Expedia to help it weather the global pandemic. The platform has over 300,000 registered users in over 84 countries, with a December 2019 valuation of $52.5 million. The business, headquartered in London, serves as an aggregator for Islamic
US: Expedia Group has pledged $250 million in marketing credits and financial relief for those properties that participate in the programme, with a $25 million fund going towards advertising destinations. The three month programme, currently piloting in select countries in Asia, will see Expedia turn 25 per cent of the
US: Expedia Group has named Peter Kern and Eric Hart as its new CEO and CFO, and raised $3.2 billion in new funding. The new hires take over from Mark Okerstrom and Alan Pickerill, who both resigned in December over reported disagreements with the company’s board on strategy. AS well
Worldwide: The whitepaper calls for greater diversity and inclusion (D&I) in travel companies, revealing a lack of clear leadership track for women in senior roles. According to the World Travel Organisation, 54 per cent of women make up the global tourism workforce compared to 39 per cent in the broader
UK: The latest data from Expedia Group shows that greater numbers of domestic and international visitors are seeking UK locations famed for relaxation and natural beauty. Over the next 12 months, more than two million UK holidaymakers plan to take a wellness trip, and Expedia predicts that 1.2 billion wellness