EXPEDIA GROUP MEDIA SOLUTIONS
COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES

Critical conversations to help the travel industry respond to and recover from COVID-19

 

Expedia Group Media Solutions is working hard to bring you the helpful information you need to navigate the rapidly-changing travel landscape. As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our industry, we're committed to sharing the actionable insight, expertise, and thought leadership you need to manage change now and plan for recovery in the future.

Our COVID-19 webinar series includes both live and recorded webinars best suited for travel marketing professionals. If you aren't able to attend a webinar at the listed date and time, we'll post recordings on this page so you can watch anytime. Registrants will also receive a link to the recording by email.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Accelerate Recovery through Travel Advertising

COVID-19 has brought new challenges to the global travel industry, and travel marketers continue their important work planning a safe and measured recovery. Reaching the right traveler at the right time with your message is key to recovery. To support our partners and the industry, Expedia Group Media Solutions has evolved our targeting strategies, created new opportunities to reach potential travelers, and shifted our products to help you drive awareness and demand throughout recovery. In this webinar, you'll learn how you can refresh your campaign strategies to reach the right customer with the right message at the right time.

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August 11, 2020

10AM Seattle/1PM New York City

Join us for a discussion with: 

  • Jennifer Andre, Senior Director of Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Christine Walker Scarce, Director of Product Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions

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August 20, 2020

9AM Singapore/11AM Sydney

Join us for a discussion with: 

  • Andrew van der Feltz, Senior Director of Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Christine Walker Scarce, Director of Product Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions

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August 25, 2020

2PM London

Join us for a discussion with: 

  • Andrew van der Feltz, Senior Director of Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Christine Walker Scarce, Director of Product Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions

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On-demand Webinars

The Role of Destinations in the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought travel to a halt and created unprecedented challenges to the travel industry. In the face of this incredible adversity, destination marketing and tourism boards continue their work as anchors in their communities, serving local businesses and tourism partners, and planning for recovery. In this webinar, you'll learn more about the vital role of destination marketing and tourism boards during a crisis, how they continue to service their communities, and how they're inspiring potential visitors. 

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Bjoern Spreitzer, Global Manager, Partnerships & Planning, Tourism New Zealand
  • Brent Hill, Executive Director of Marketing, South Australia Tourism Commission

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Originally broadcast on April 30, 2020
Length: 58 mins

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Caroline Beteta, President and CEO, Visit California
  • Gavin Landry, Director of the Americas, VisitBritain

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Originally broadcast on April 30, 2020
Length: 62 mins

Destinations and Recovery Readiness

While travel may have slowed, dreaming of travel hasn't. The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges, and as we face this adversity together, our destination marketing partners are continuing their important work and looking ahead toward recovery.  This webinar offers a look at how destination marketing and tourism boards have navigated past crises, their current work during COVID-19, and how they plan to inspire travelers and revitalize tourism when the time is right.

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Hear from special guest speakers:
  • Leah Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Staci Mellman, Chief Marketing Officer, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Fletch Brunelle, Vice President of Marketing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)

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Originally broadcast on May 14, 2020
Length: 56 mins

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Hear from special guest speakers:

  • Manoharan Periasamy, Senior Director of Advertising & Digital Division, Tourism Malaysia
  • Lim Shoo Ling, Director of Brand, Singapore Tourism Board

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Originally broadcast on May 27, 2020
Length: 59 mins

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Dennis Englund, Market Director UK & US, VisitDenmark
  • Dalma Horvath, Regional Head of Business Development, Hungarian Tourism Agency

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Originally broadcast on May 28, 2020
Length: 61 mins

Data-Driven Insights: COVID-19 and the Impact on Travel Marketing

Join Expedia Group Media Solutions and special guest speakers from Expedia Group User Research teams and eMarketer as we discuss the latest traveler sentiment and digital marketing trends and how travel advertising might be impacted in a world forever changed by the COVID-19 crisis. We will take a look at digital creative guidelines to learn how brands are evolving their messaging to meet customers’ evolving expectations around health and safety and what this might mean for travel marketers.

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Hari Nair, Senior Vice President, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Tammy Snow, Senior Director of User Research, Expedia Group
  • Marissa Coslov, Vice President, eMarketer Inc.

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Originally broadcast on June 4, 2020
Length: 60 mins

How the Travel Industry is Preparing for Recovery

As the travel industry looks toward recovery, we believe the best way to navigate is by working closely and collaboratively with our partners and the industry. In this webinar, we explore the latest data and insights into traveler intent and sentiment, and discuss how to leverage these insights to engage with travelers. We’ll also introduce the latest best practices and creative guidelines that can help ensure your campaigns hit the right note and increase the likelihood they’ll influence travelers and drive demand.

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Craig Compagnone, Chief Operating Officer, MMGY Global
  • Doug Park, Senior Director, Ad Operations, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Wendy Olson Killion, Vice President, Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

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Originally broadcast on June 23, 2020
Length: 62 mins

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Hear from guest speakers: 

  • Tammy Snow, Senior Director, User Research, Expedia Group
  • Doug Park, Senior Director, Ad Operations, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Wendy Olson Killion, Vice President, Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

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Originally broadcast on August 5, 2020
Length: 58 minutes

Recovery and Relief: Rebounding Tourism from COVID-19

Step by step, destinations around the world are beginning to reopen for tourism to travelers. As the industry gears up for recovery, travel brands of all sizes – including those operating with smaller or reduced budgets – are confronting new challenges. Sharing experiences and insight can help destination marketing organizations of all sizes better plan to attract and safely welcome back visitors. In this webinar, you'll hear from other destination marketing professionals preparing for recovery and re-connecting with travel shoppers through creative campaigns and other marketing efforts.

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Monika Tonkin, Director, Domestic Marketing Operations, Tourism Northern Territory
  • Maddison Tanner, Marketing Program Leader, Tourism and Events Queensland

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Originally broadcast on July 22, 2020
Length: 57 mins

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Hear from special guest speakers: 

  • Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director, Visit Los Cabos
  • Colleen Pace, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jasmin Bischoff, Marketing Director, Frankfurt Tourist + Congress Board

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Originally broadcast on July 23, 2020
Length: 60 mins

Additional Resources

Visit our expanded COVID-19 Resource Center.