(03 May 2021) Expedia has joined PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) as a corporate member.
“Working with leading organizations like PATA is crucial in helping us achieve our mission of powering global travel for everyone, everywhere,” said Senior Director at Expedia Group Media Solutions, Andrew van der Feltz. “Collaboration is especially important during this challenging period for the travel industry and we are excited to be joining the PATA family. Our membership will bring opportunities for greater engagement with the travel sector in Asia Pacific, which will be vital as we continue to reinvigorate global tourism and drive recovery.”
The Expedia Group family of brands includes Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Vrbo, Egencia, trivago, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Wotif, ebookers, CheapTickets, Expedia Group Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert, CarRentals.com, and Expedia Cruises.
“As the COVID19 pandemic has forced the world to adapt and evolve, technological innovations will continue to be a key driver in the recovery of the travel and tourism industry post COVID19 and beyond That is why we are excited to welcome Expedia Group to the PATA family,” said outgoing PATA CEO, Mario Hardy. “As Expedia Group has one of the world’s largest full-service travel sites, it is important that we are able to add this voice to our discussions in the renewal of a responsible and sustainable travel and tourism industry.”
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