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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Expedia Group as its newest corporate member.“As the COVID-19 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 COVID-19 and beyond That is why we are excited to welcome Expedia Group to the PATA family,” said PATA CEO Dr. 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.”

Expedia Group powers travel for everyone, everywhere through its global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, they help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. They provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travellers. 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™.

“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.”