SEATTLE – Expedia Group announced a new collaboration agreement with United Nations Tourism Organization (WTO) to promote tourism recovery and share perceptions of travel data and consumption trends.
The agreement will also support training opportunities for tourism professionals in the public and private sectors.
Working together, the two parties will also strengthen public-private collaboration by supporting the global Expedia Group Recovery Program. The OMT and Expedia Group will facilitate further evidence-based discussions and the development of proportionate policies to help the recovery of tourism around the world in a sustainable manner.
Ariane Gorin, President, Expedia® Business Services at Expedia Group, said, “We are pleased to work together with UNWTO, confirming Expedia Group’s commitment to helping the industry recover. Restoring travel will require an unprecedented level of partnership in the public and private sectors and working together with the WTO will allow us to join forces for the recovery of the travel industry. We are excited about the progress already made in the 2019 WTO Lisbon Declaration, together promoting the recovery of sustainable tourism. “