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. 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.

Webinar 1: 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. 


30 April 2020

Best suited for travel advertising professionals in Asia Pacific.

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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Length: 58 mins


April 30, 2020

Best suited for travel advertising professionals in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

Hear from special guest speakers: 

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

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Length: 62 mins

Webinar 2: 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.


May 14, 2020

Best suited for travel advertising professionals in North America and Latin America. 

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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Length: 56 mins


27 May 2020

Best suited for travel advertising professionals in Asia Pacific. 

Join us for a discussion with:
  • Manoharan Periasamy, Senior Director of Advertising & Digital Division, Tourism Malaysia
  • Lim Shoo Ling, Director of Brand, Singapore Tourism Board

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Length: 59 mins


28 May 2020

Best suited for travel advertising professionals in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Join us for a discussion with: 

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

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Length: 61 mins

Webinar 3: 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.


June 4, 2020

10AM Seattle / 1PM New York

Appropriate for travel advertising professionals worldwide.

Join us for a discussion with: 

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

Recording coming soon!

Webinar 4: How the Travel Industry is Preparing for Recovery


Dates and times to be announced.

Take a look at how travel has changed after COVID-19, and learn what it means for your brand. Panelists will discuss how they have prepared to engage with a changed traveler and take advantage of these trends to capture demand. 

Webinar 5: Recovery and Relief: Rebounding Tourism from COVID-19


Dates and times to be announced.

See how brands from across the travel industry are inspiring and re-connecting with travel shoppers through Expedia Group Media Solution's flexible and scalable marketing solutions. 

Additional Resources

Visit our expanded COVID-19 Resource Center.