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Monya Mandich
Global Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Monya Mandich is a global senior director at Expedia Group Media Solutions and oversees all integrated marketing and communications activities for the brand. In her role, she is responsible for raising awareness of digital media opportunities for partners across the Expedia Group suite of leading global travel brands. With nearly two decades of experience, she evangelizes a thought leadership approach both externally and internally centered on data-driven insights, which has resulted in travel and marketing industry recognition and accolades. Monya previously managed strategic partnership development, executing strategies for top-tier partnerships, maximizing traffic and revenue for Expedia.com. She started her career in the travel space at VacationSpot.com, where she ran the B2B marketing and customer acquisition efforts for the vacation rental booking site. Monya is on the board of directors for Destinations International and the U.S. Travel, and also participates on the advisory committee for U.S. Travel's Project: Time Off, which aims to shift thinking around the health, business and economic value of personal time off, Monya was also recognized as one of HSMAI’s Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing. She is a graduate of Western Washington University, and lives in the Seattle area with her family.

We spent the weekend kicking off the annual information-packed U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO), where we were excited to host our 4th annual Learning Lab, bringing our latest research and insights to Phoenix – a big thank you to everyone who joined us! ...

An Inside Look at our Learning Lab at ESTO 2018

It's been a great week! Thankfully the Southern California heat wave took a break while we have descended on Anaheim for the 2018 Destinations International Annual Convention. For the second year in a row, we hosted our Insights Summit, to share our latest insights and best practices, and connect ...

What you Missed from our Insights Summit at the Destinations International Annual Conference 2018

National Travel and Tourism Week, now in its 35th year, is the annual salute to travel in America spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association. This year’s theme, “Travel Then and Now,” celebrates how far the travel industry has come. It is easy to see the ways that travel has changed over the years. ...

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week: Let’s Look at Travel Then and Now at Expedia Group Media Solutions

You may have seen the recent news that Expedia Inc.’s name and identity is now Expedia Group. While it may only seem like a one-word change, the name better reflects our identity as a leading global technology company, at the center of one of the most socially and economically important industries ...

Meet the New Expedia Group Media Solutions

Gone are the days of one-way marketing conversations, when marketers spoke at consumers and consumers didn't speak back. Now, we're engaging in meaningful two-way conversations across multiple platforms and formats. We have well and truly moved from the realms of static billboards and banners. Our ...

9 Travel Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018

Every year Americans collectively leave 662 million days of vacation on the table. That is according to Project: Time Off, which is an initiative by the U.S. Travel Association to raise awareness of all the vacations days that go unused. The national movement encourages Americans to take time off, ...

We’re Helping Change the Stigma of Vacation Planning with Project: Time Off

We’re already a few weeks into the new year, and uncovering the next trends in travel – cue the buzzwords. While these trends change with the season, what’s certain is the substantial research that has uncovered where we are heading in the travel space. In 2017, we looked deeply into traveler ...

Insights that will Shape your 2018 Marketing Campaigns

Did you know that 43 percent of business trips turn into leisure and business trips (what we call bleisure)? Now consider that 66 percent of bleisure travelers spend more money on leisure activities because of the money they saved on travel. Translation? Bleisurers are ready and willing to spend ...

Destinations Are the Top Factor for Turning Business Trips into Bleisure Ones

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