Published 07-08-22

Submitted by Expedia Group

2021 Expedia Group Global Impact Report

SEATTLE, July 8, 2022 /CSRwire/ – Today, Expedia Group released its annual Global Impact Report, outlining how the company continues to contribute to the creation of a more accessible, equitable, and sustainable travel industry for generations to come. This report outlines Expedia Group’s efforts to help travelers experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections while having a positive impact on their destinations. It also details the way these values are built into Expedia Group’s operations and workplaces.

Last year was one of rebuilding globally across the travel industry as borders slowly reopened to travel. Expedia Group worked with its partners, communities, and travelers to leverage this momentum toward positive impact, including a $10.5 million donation to UNICEF to support vaccine equity through its Give the World a Shot initiative.

With employees spanning the globe and 200+ travel sites in over 70 countries, Expedia Group is committed to ensuring travel is inclusive and responsible. This report summarizes progress against this commitment across three key focus areas: Travelers, Environment, and Community. Underpinning that work is a strong governance structure designed to guide responsible, transparent, and ethical action.

As detailed in the report, Expedia Group’s key highlights from 2021 include:

Travelers:

  • Continued to work closely with UNESCO on an industry-first Sustainable Tourism Pledge. To date, 9,000+ organizations have signed the Pledge making a public promise to advance travel that puts care for the planet and people first.
  • Utilized its travel platform to identify inclusive travel options, such as LGBTQIA+-welcoming hotels.
  • Initiated a formal commitment to reconciliation for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program, prioritizing respect and connection between people, cultures, and communities.

Environment:

  • Proudly maintained carbon neutral status since
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