Expedia Group Academy has now been officially launched to provide comprehensive learning modules to empower furloughed hospitality professionals to advance industry knowledge, harness leadership skills and expand their professional networks in order to unlock career opportunities while the industry starts the road to recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Led by industry and subject matter experts as well as Expedia Group executives, it offers a comprehensive online learning module with different theme for each month. Modules will include webinars, online trainings, activity guides and downloadable resources. Travel industry professionals can sign up now to embark on the learning journey, starting from July till October 2020.
Professional Development: The learning journey begins with three tracks to develop interpersonal skills, including elevating personal brand, managing online reputation and interview preparation.
Industry Overview: To build on interpersonal skills, industry experts will join Expedia Group Academy to share insights into the various sectors of the travel industry ranging from lodging, air and cruise, providing participants with an understanding of each sector.
Enhancing Business Skills: Participants will develop skills in high-demand areas such as data and analytics, financial planning, sales training and marketing. All material is presented with a travel industry lens.
Leadership Foundations: The final module focuses on transformational and purpose-led leadership with trainings on effective coaching, inclusive leadership and managing stakeholders.
“Expedia Group Academy is part of our holistic approach to help the entire travel industry, including our displaced workers, stay productive and on a path towards growth and success during this disruption,” said Melissa Maher, chief inclusion officer of Expedia Group.