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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.

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

This post with Monya Mandich was originally published by PhocusWire.  The Millennials are multiplying! There are more than 22 million Millennial parents living in the United States, for example, with about 9,000 Generation Alpha babies born to them each day. That’s right, Generation Alpha. ...

Millennials: Have Kids, Will Travel

The U.S. Travel Association, alongside all of us who work in the travel industry, are celebrating the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. This year’s theme, “Travel Matters,” encourages us to examine how travel contributes to our economy, our communities, our jobs, our personal health, ...

Why Travel Matters: National Travel and Tourism Week

How many of your vacation days went unused last year? According to the U.S. Travel Association, more than 50 percent of Americans left vacation time on the table in 2017, racking up more than 705 million unused vacation days, resulting in an economic loss of $255 billion. There’s a pretty good ...

America Needs a Vacation

Last week, Expedia Group Media Solutions, along with others across Expedia Group, gathered in Las Vegas for the annual partner conference. We hosted an Insights Summit for more than 1,000 attendees and global partners, essentially selling out our event. During the session, we shared insights from ...

New Insights, Impact, and explore'18

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