Expedia Group and UNICEF want you to give the world a shot

We’re calling on travelers just like you to join in an effort to help re-open the world, one trip and one shot at a time.

Starting August 5, each booking you make in one of Expedia Group’s apps will result in a donation to help UNICEF’s global COVID-19 response in vulnerable communities in over 180 countries, bringing us all one step closer to experiencing the world again.

Expedia Group is supporting UNICEF in the largest global vaccine supply operation to date. Together with UNICEF, we are committed to supporting the mission of delivering safe COVID-19 vaccinations to people who need them most, regardless of where they are in the world.

Why does this partnership matter? As of August 1, 2021, here are five fast facts you should know:

  • Less than 15% of the world is currently fully vaccinated(1)
  • Less than 1% of those in low-income economies have received at least 1 dose(2)
  • Introduction of a vaccine could help prevent the loss of $375 billion to the global economy every month(3)
  • For every dollar invested in vaccination in the world’s 94 lowest-income countries, $16 are expected to be saved in healthcare costs, lost wages, and lost productivity(4)
  • Vaccination currently saves between 2 and 3 million lives every year(5)

The time is now for travelers and the tourism industry to come together and drive change.

“At Expedia Group, we are a passionate group of employees with a deep understanding of the power travel has to expand horizons and strengthen connections. Right now, the most significant obstacle to all people being able to roam the world freely remains the lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines,” said Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia Group. “We support a global and equitable approach to vaccine distribution and embrace efforts to help protect everyone, everywhere. We are proud to contribute to UNICEF and what will be the single largest and most rapid global vaccine deployment ever. I hope other companies, and anyone else who can, will join us in accelerating vaccine rollout, fighting global inequity, and igniting a movement that will help bring the world together. We all must do our part for the world to be truly open again.”

Ready to make a difference with the push of a button? Download any app from our family of travel brands to plan a trip, make a purchase, and help give the world a shot.

For every eligible Expedia Group booking, Expedia, Inc. will donate $2 USD, up to $12 million USD, in support of UNICEF’s global COVID-19 response. Expedia, Inc. pledges a minimum donation of $10 million USD. Certain eligibility criteria apply. Learn more about UNICEF's work at www.unicef.org.

Source: 1. Our World in Data | 2. United Nations | 3. World Health Organization | 4. John Hopkins | 5. World Health Organization

Give the World a Shot Donation Program
Terms and Conditions

By participating in the Give the World a Shot Donation Program (the “Program”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Program Dates & Eligibility: Program starts at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 5, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on September 5, 2021 (“Program Period”). Program is open to individuals who are (i) at least 18 years of age or at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of participation; and (ii) not a resident of a jurisdiction under U.S. export controls or sanctions. Void where prohibited.

How to Participate: During the Program Period, for every eligible booking made using a participating Expedia, Inc. (“Expedia”) brand mobile application, Expedia will donate $2.00 USD to the United States Fund for UNICEF, doing business as UNICEF USA, with a minimum donation of $10,000,000.00 USD and a maximum donation of $12,000,000.00 USD. Funds will be delivered to UNICEF USA within ninety (90) days following the conclusion of the Program Period. Information concerning UNICEF USA, including financial, licensing or charitable purpose may be obtained, without cost, by visiting www.unicefusa.org.

General Conditions: Expedia, UNICEF, UNICEF USA, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, fraudulent, or delayed bookings, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind. Should any portion of the offer be, in Expedia’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Expedia, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or submission of information, Expedia reserves the right (with satisfactory notice to UNICEF and UNICEF USA) to terminate the Program. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of Expedia which are final and binding. No portion of participant’s purchase price of the booking is tax deductible. UNICEF and UNICEF USA do not endorse any brand, product, company, or service.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Washington; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Program, and in no event shall participant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs or expenses; and (c) participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Expedia in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington.

Charitable Organization: UNICEF USA, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038. Tel: 1 (800) 367-5437.

Provided By: Expedia, Inc., 1111 Expedia Group Way W. Seattle, WA 98119.