Expedia announces new layoffs; to focus on AI app

In July, the company had implemented job cuts in its product, tech and HR department


Expedia Group has recently undergone another round of layoffs, as confirmed in an internal message sent by Tript Singh Lamba, a senior vice president within the company. The message, obtained by GeekWire, emphasised the need to prepare for 2024 with the goal of creating the world’s most sought after AI-powered travel apps. These organisational changes are intended to facilitate faster progress, enhance alignment and streamline operations.

The company has not provided specific details regarding the layoffs but issued a statement to Skift, expressing its commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences to customers amidst high demand. The fir. acknowledged that some roles were eliminated as part of aligning operations with business transformation. However, the company remains confident of its overall strategy and recognises the valuable contributions of its employees.

GeekWire also reported executive leadership changes within the company. These changes include the departure of Eric Toyofuku, who served as vice president of research and advocacy, as well as the appointment of Jonathan Finch, formerly the chief technology officer for global insurance at Amazon, to lead Expedia’s InsurTech business.

This latest round of layoffs follows a previous report in July, which highlighted limited layoffs in Expedia’s product and tech divisions, as well as within the human resources department. Over the past three years, Expedia has consistently carried out layoffs as part of its efforts to consolidate and realign its operations.

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