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Monya Mandich
VP, Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions
Monya Mandich is the VP, Marketing of 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.

For nearly a decade, our mission has been to help cities, states, regions and countries reinvigorate tourism following times of adversity. One way we are helping to support our advertising partners is through our COVID-19 resource center. The other is through our COVID-19 webinar series with the ...

How the Travel Industry is Preparing for Recovery

In recent weeks, our COVID-19 webinar series has created an industry forum for sharing insights and perspectives, challenges and opportunities, and discussion on how travel advertisers are navigating the global crisis and preparing for recovery. The first two webinars focused on the role of ...

Partner Spotlight: How Destination Marketers Are Navigating COVID-19

Here at Expedia Group Media Solutions, our continued mission is to help support our advertising partners as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis. One of the ways we are doing that is through our COVID-19 webinar series, which everyone is welcome to join. Our first webinars explored how destination ...

Webinar Series: COVID-19 Insights for Travel Marketers

The COVID-19 crisis has brought unprecedented challenges to the travel industry and the world. However, as destination marketing organizations around the globe face this incredible adversity, they are continuing their vital work as anchors in their communities by serving local businesses and ...

“Where Next?” Campaign Encourages Audiences to Keep Dreaming of Travel

Last week, hundreds gathered at New York City’s Marriott Marquis for the HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference. Held on January 22, the annual event provided a platform for senior leaders in the hotel marketing world to learn and connect on the latest ways to engage today’s travelers.  Derek Price, ...

Highlights from the HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference in NYC

Americans aren’t known for taking vacation. In fact, over half of us left PTO on the table in 2018, resulting in a whopping 768 million days of unused PTO. However, vacation planners are nearly twice as likely as non-planners to use their time off to travel. Developed to help encourage Americans to ...

National Plan for Vacation Day: Insights on American Travelers

Last week, Expedia Group partners from all around the world and spanning numerous verticals from air suppliers, to hoteliers, destination marketers, and more, gathered in Las Vegas for Expedia Group’s annual partner conference, explore ’19. Creating frictionless travel was the theme for the week, ...

explore '19: Frictionless Travel for Consumers and Partners

The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO), is the United States’ premier educational and networking event for destination marketing professionals. Last week, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) from around the U.S. congregated in Austin, Texas and we were there to soak it all ...

Finding Your Joy at ESTO 2019

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