Expedia Group

Travelocity, Vrbo, Orbitz, Hotwire.com, CheapTickets, Homeaway, Egencia, Carrentals LLC, Travelscape, Expedia Cruises, FlipKey Inc, CanadaStays
Illinois
Consumer Services

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Expedia Group, a travel technology company, canceled its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its conservative political beliefs. Expedia Group scored a 90 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Expedia Group increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Expedia Group forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Expedia Group provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company supports the Equality Act and LGBTQ Pride within its business practices. Expedia signed an amicus brief in opposition to the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Expedia Group receives a High Risk rating.

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