Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President

Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President
As global senior vice president of Expedia Group Media Solutions, the digital advertising arm of Expedia Group, Hari Nair oversees all facets of the business including product development and execution, engineering, operations, marketing, media sales and business development. Hari was previously vice president and general manager of Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com, subsidiaries of Expedia Group, responsible for overseeing retail operations and profitability of the business, brand strategy, marketing efficiency and customer lifecycle management. Hari joined Expedia Group in 2002, and has managed and led market management operations in a variety of offices, including Dallas, New York and London. He also oversaw the company’s hotel supplier relations and directed lodging strategy and business for North America. Prior to joining Expedia, Hari worked in corporate training and food and beverage operations at Oberoi Hotels, a leading luxury hotel chain that owns and manages thirty hotels and five luxury cruisers across six countries under the ‘Oberoi’ & ‘Trident’ brands. Hari holds a master’s degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University.
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Tourism Australia Encourages U.S. Travelers to Discover and Book Their Australian Adventure

Posted by Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President on 4/11/18 10:25 PM

When booking travel, the heart tends to lead the head. Our readers are likely familiar with our Multi-National Travel Trends study, which shows that activities and experiences are what drives us to make travel decisions, more so than deals and special offers.

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Tags: Destination Marketing, Events, Asia Pacific

New Brand USA Campaign Inspires International Travelers to Explore the U.S. Through Sound

Posted by Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President on 3/1/18 7:35 AM

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has a mission to increase incremental international visitation to the United States. They plan to do just that in a new campaign, by inspiring travel and destination discovery by transporting people on a sound journey around the U.S. with just a pair of headphones.

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Tags: Success Stories, Destination Marketing

The Holidays Are about Many Things, for Us, They're about Connection

Posted by Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President on 12/21/17 9:09 AM

“Connect With Travelers Across Their Journey.” This message on our site encapsulates what we in the travel and digital media industry are all on together—a journey. Like all journeys, it is always in flux, breathing, growing, creating. As I reflected on this dynamism, I remembered its most integral part: our partners.

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Tags: Audience

Questions of Loyalty: How to Grow Your Base of Loyal Customers in Travel

Posted by Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President on 5/24/17 10:05 AM

We all know that acquiring a new customer costs more than nurturing an existing one, which is why developing a loyal base of customers is crucial to many brands. This is especially true in the travel and hospitality space where people are looking for a dependable experience regardless of where in the world they are. In hospitality alone, 37 percent of consumers show a high level of loyalty to the hotel where they stay.

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Tags: Best Practices, Success Stories, Hotel, Loyalty

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