Expedia has named Ariane Gorin as its new CEO from 13 May after announcing Peter Kern’s resignation last week.
Gorin currently serves as president of Expedia for Business, overseeing the travel giant’s global B2B business that covers an ecosystem of travel suppliers, advertisers on the Expedia Group platform and partners who are powered by the group’s technology.
She also oversaw Egencia, the business travel management platform, before its sale to American Express Global Business Travel in 2021. She has been with Expedia in various executive roles since 2013.
Expedia Group chairman and senior executive Barry Diller said in a statement: “We very much wanted an internal candidate to succeed to the CEO position”. He also cited Gorin’s “exemplary leadership” as a key factor in the decision.
Gorin led the Expedia for Business division to 33 per cent B2B revenue growth in 2023 compared with 2022.
She was also central to the deal-making team that sold Egencia to Amex GBT in 2021. This deal saw Expedia retain a clear foothold in business travel with a long-term content commitment for Amex GBT to use hotel content from Expedia Group to “enhance GBT’s Supply Marketplace”.
After completing his term in May, Kern will continue to serve as Expedia’s vice chairman and as a member of the board of directors. Gorin also has been elected to serve on the board of directors.