Inclusion & Diversity

As the world’s travel platform, we are guided by an inclusive purpose: to bring the world within reach, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our employees, customers, partners and communities.

Our Vision

We celebrate and champion diversity, creating a sense of belonging for our:

  • Employees: We create an inclusive and enriching environment that celebrates the extraordinary blend of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences
  • Customers: We inspire people across the world to experience and connect with new cultures, ideas, landscapes and people
  • Partners: We embark on a shared inclusion journey and connect them to diverse, global customers who share their values
  • Communities: We educate, activate and drive meaningful change to help make the world a safer and more inclusive place

**Please scroll down to Our Commitments Section to download, read, and share our Inclusion resources**?

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." -- Mark Twain

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How We Help Our Partners & Customers Bring the World Within Reach

Expedia has done an exceptional job of implementing a solid, robust code base to interact with screen reading technologies… allowing us to book flights and hotels regardless of disabilities.

Expedia Customer

In a highly competitive tourism landscape, connecting local hosts (and as such their local experiences) to travelers from around the world is a formidable challenge for small to medium sized enterprises. Leveraging on Expedia’s platform however has helped us to bring the two worlds closer together, thus, allowing us to focus on continuing to deliver great local experiences to travelers from the world over!

Backstreet Academy

We not only partner with Expedia Group to connect our guest from around the world to unique ports of call but we also craft one of a kind experiences to exclusive destinations such as Perfect Day at CoCo Cay for our guests to enjoy unique cruise adventures and experiences within. This private island destination in the Bahamas has brought increased tourism to the area, creating jobs and security for the Bahamian people, their families and the overall community. We strive to create the best experiences for our traveling guests and make the places we visit more sustainable too!

Royal Caribbean International

At Expedia Group’s partners conference, thousands of attendees donned vivid, handmade lanyards from the Suku Laut women of Berakit and Kawal in Bintan Island, Indonesia. These lanyards were not just a vibrant means to display our names and companies, they were a critical display of Expedia Group’s commitment to bringing the world within reach by supporting local economies around the globe. Working with Island Foundation of Singapore, each handwoven lanyard supported the charity’s education and literacy program, lifting the next generation.

Partner Conference Attendee

Qantas is proud to champion the spirit of Australia – from working with Indigenous-owned companies to source local products and create jobs, to representing the diversity of our people and our customers through our partnerships with community organisations, and helping millions of Australian families get one step closer to their dream trip through our Qantas Frequent Flyers program. Our partnership with Expedia helps us to know our valued customers are made to feel welcome every step of the way.

Qantas Airways Limited

Thank you Expedia for expanding our reach to new communities and ensuring that guests from across the globe can experience all the fun and excitement of a Carnival Cruise. We pride ourselves on welcoming all of our guests to our home and making them feel like part of the Carnival Family and Expedia has helped us to provide vacations of a lifetime to so many guests from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to have you as our partner.

Carnival Cruise Line

Expedia has helped showcase the natural beauty of South America with its rich and diverse culture, to travelers all over the world. Together with LATAM Airlines, we are enabling people to go together, further.

LATAM Airlines

How Our Employees Foster Inclusion Across the Globe

Smart, successful global teams understand that differing opinions ignite innovation and are crucial part of high performance. With diverse perspectives and interpretations on a problem, teams can discover multiple resolutions.

Program Developer, India

Through volunteering on Diversity & Inclusion initiatives I was able to share my own very positive experiences of coaching as well as taking extended paternity leave. It has been hugely rewarding for me to see some folks taking on a coach with positive results as well as helping to dispel some of the perceived barriers to taking extended paternity leave.

Senior Director, Enablement Solutions, Switzerland

It’s nice that Expedia Group continues to embrace diversity and inclusion by executing strategies in support. Not only is it an important aspect in everyday life, it starts with the workplace. We have been provided with a platform to collaborate and brainstorm with other team members across the globe and develop new friendships while ultimately helping to make a positive difference.

Area Manager, USA

Inclusion in the workplace is among the most relevant conversations of our generation, a conversation that is especially relevant for Latin America and one that we are trying to lead for our industry.

Vice President, Latin America, Mexico

As a driven, working mother, I’m extremely passionate about a strong work ethic while remaining family centric. Working with our D&I team has been such an amazing experience. I was able to help host a joint D.C. and Boston Pride event where many of us were moved to tears through touching stories and examples of how we can all be allies. I am excited to continue working with D&I to make Expedia Group a great place for everyone to work.

Market Manager, USA

Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Council

Comprised of global leaders within Expedia Group, the Advisory Council champions inclusion and diversity throughout all areas of our organization to ensure identities like race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, genetic information, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status are not only protected, but celebrated.

Inclusion & Diversity In Action

We are proud to have employee-led Inclusion Business Groups with thousands of employees engaged in chapters around the world!

Ability Inclusion Movement at Expedia Group

Ability Inclusion Movement at Expedia Group

Women at Expedia Group Learning & Leading

Women at Expedia Group Learning & Leading

Asian Community at Expedia Group

Expedia Group LGBTQ & Allies

Expedia Group LGBTQ & Allies

Expedia Group Veterans Families & Friends

Expedia Group Veterans Families & Friends

Vrbo Pride

Vrbo Pride

Black Expedia Allied Movement

Expedia Group Latino Community

Expedia Group Latino Community

Taking Care Of Our People

Take a look at our inclusive, global benefits available for all Expedians! These benefits include, but are not limited to:

Mother and baby

  • Employee assistance program (Mental and emotional well-being support).

  • Military leave (Varies by country)

  • New parent benefit (Including 12 week Paternity for all dads)

  • Happy to Be Back program (Helps those returning to work after extended leave)

  • Paid volunteer time off

  • Flexible working arrangements (Varies by country)

Striving For New Heights: Awards & Affiliations

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

The FIRM Awards Winner 2018 - Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy

11th Employer Branding Awards: Asia's Best Employer Brand Award 2018

Rainbow world logo for IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association)

Forbes 2019: The Best Employers for Women

Listen to Our Stories: Click on the Pictures to Read On

Employee Resource Groups
Paternity Leave
Inclusion in Travel
International Women's Day
Women in Tech