Expedia, Inc. is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where our employees live and work, and where our travelers visit. We believe that supporting the social, environmental and economic conditions of the communities where we do business can positively impact the future and well-being of our company, our employees, our industry and the world. Together, we can help make our local and global communities great places for generations to come.
Review the Expedia 2012 Giving Report.
Here are some of the programs that represent our approach to corporate citizenship.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Expedia, Inc. is pleased to support the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. Expedia and its employees support MSF by providing support for disaster relief efforts and ongoing operations.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Expedia.com has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support St. Jude’s pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Through participation in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, an employee donation drive, and corporate matching donations, Expedia.com helps make it possible for St. Jude to ensure no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
Local Community Engagement
Expedia, Inc. engages in a variety of charitable partnerships in the cities where our offices are located around the globe. We support local communities through employee volunteerism; non-profit board membership; community service days; drives to gather food, clothing and toys; and company grants to support local non-profit programs.
Expedia, Inc. supports the causes its employees care about through its matching gift program. Employee contributions made to 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions are matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 annually for employees based in the United States and Canada.
Sustainable Travel and Tourism
UNESCO World Heritage
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized nearly 900 cultural and historical sites around the globe with the World Heritage designation honoring their relevance as global treasures. Our company helps to educate and engage the traveling public about protecting and preserving these global treasures via dedicated initiatives on Expedia.
Green Travel Options
Expedia offers green travel options to our customers including the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets to counterbalance the environmental impact of air travel. Expedia has partnered with TerraPass, a leading carbon offset provider, to help travelers easily reduce their carbon footprint. Offsets purchased fund clean energy and carbon reduction projects. In addition, Expedia offers travelers hybrid car rentals, green hotel options, and tips for responsible travel.