We are Inspired by Travel
When you explore communities near and far, taking in the beauty and diverse cultures, it changes how you see your place in the world. That’s why Expedia Cares encourages social responsibility. Together, we can be a powerful force to fight against poverty, disease, and oppression, while enabling sustainable and dignified lives.
“With our purpose of bringing the world within reach comes a drive among our employees to do our part to make the world a better place. It’s just who we are.”
Mark okerstrom | ceo
It's Time to Change Lives
Our corporate social responsibility efforts are aligned with 8 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals—initiatives that are focused on protecting the planet, providing quality education, advancing equality, and enabling a more tolerant, just, and peaceful world. Together our actions in these areas can literally change the lives of millions of people.
Global Reach, Local Roots
We are working with our global partner, Mercy Corps, to make an immediate impact on these big issues. In more than 40 countries around the world, Mercy Corps puts bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Together, we believe a better world is possible.
Then our regional teams focus on causes that resonate more locally, often relating to a critical need. Currently, we’re focusing on the following areas across the world:
What Our Leaders Are Saying
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Our employees are always inspiring us to do more. That's why we support them in four purposeful ways, ensuring a positive and lasting impact for all.
Volunteer Hour Match
We’re humbled by our team’s passion for individual giving and volunteering. That’s why we honor their commitment by matching donations and the value of the time they volunteered–to reinforce their significant efforts and support the organizations they care about most.
Global & Local Volunteer Committees
Grassroots volunteer efforts contribute to the unique community cultivated at Expedia. Our initiative, innovation, and compassion aren’t just reserved for work, they extend into all aspects of our lives. That’s why many locations have employee-driven committees that source, plan, and staff local volunteer opportunities, benefiting a variety of local causes.
Global Day of Caring
Global Month of Caring
This signature volunteering event is an extension of our team’s passion for giving back in their own communities. Hosted in more than 50 countries during our Month of Giving, this event provides all Expedians the opportunity to join together, giving their time and talents to make meaningful contributions where they work and live.
Global Ambassador Program
Often called “the coolest field trip ever,” this program takes Expedians to a challenged destination, immersing them in the local culture to understand how we can help support tourism and sustainable living in the area. The impact of these journeys is long-lasting, breaking down barriers, and unveiling new possibilities for how we can impact the world together.
Faces and Voices of Expedia Cares
“Corporate Social Responsibility” can be an abstract concept. But at Expedia it’s real people—your colleagues and friends—making a difference every day.
Regional Director, Korea and Taiwan
Program: Global Ambassador
Senior Strategic Business Analyst, Bellevue, Washington
Program: Volunteer Committees
Maria Leonarda Pipkin
Area Manager, LATAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program: Day of Caring
Senior Director, Product & Analytics, Bellevue, Washington
Program: Matching Gifts