Expedia Ceases Sales to and From Russia

Online Travel This Week

While the European Commission, the UK, and the U.S. took steps to punish Russia economically for its invasion of Ukraine, the online travel world was split over how to approach the moment, or more accurately the divide was between Expedia Group, a few others perhaps, and just about everyone else.

Unlike Booking Holdings, Google Travel, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Viator, MakeMyTrip, and Wego, Expedia Group ceased offering travel to and from Russia. That goes for Expedia’s Vrbo vacation rental unit, as well.

“In response to recent acts and government-imposed sanctions weighed against Russia,