Artie's Journey: Travel to Daughter's Same-Sex Marriage Helps Father Find His Understanding

Artie's Journey: Travel to Daughter's Same-Sex Marriage Helps Father Find His
                                Understanding

New video (http://youtu.be/ThzdsnXeE28) from Expedia's "Find Yours" Campaign
Explores the Deeply Personal Nature of Travel

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its "Find Yours"
campaign, Expedia.com® today introduced a video, titled "Find Your
Understanding," that follows a father's journey, both literal and figurative,
as he deals with conflicting emotions relative to his lesbian daughter's
same-sex marriage. The short video is composed of real footage taken of the
father and daughter.

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"Find Your Understanding" can be found at www.expedia.com/findyours. It is one
video in a series of stories by Expedia to demonstrate that every trip is
unique; that travel is very personal.

In this case, the journey was undertaken by Artie Goldstein, a retired
business owner and father to Jill Sloane Goldstein. Nikki Weiss, Jill's
girlfriend, "startled" Nikki's father one afternoon when she asked for
permission to marry his daughter. Artie had a dream for his daughter that
included a traditional marriage and grandkids. The central premise of his
story is the realization that he had to choose whether or not he would
maintain a relationship with his daughter.

The video incorporates real footage as Artie ponders that question and travels
to Jill and Nikki's wedding in Malibu.

Quick facts:

  oExpedia's "Find Yours" campaign is about putting personal relevance and
    emotion back into the travel space. In line with the rest of the campaign,
    the footage in Artie's personal story is real footage of a real traveler
    finding a unique, personal experience through his trip. The entire
    campaign, including the television commercial, was designed with ad agency
    180LA, and features traveler-generated content.
  oNikki is an agent and producer in the feature film and advertising
    commercial industry. Jill is a seasoned advertising executive turned
    writer/producer. She also pens a fitness column in Curve Magazine.
    Together, they have written and co-produced two television pilots and a
    documentary feature. Artie lives with his wife Judy, his high school
    sweetheart, in Georgia, where he is a retired business owner.
  oNikki and Jill had first met as young girls at overnight camp. Twenty-five
    years later, the two reunited on the camp's website, and rekindled the
    connection they knew as childhood friends. That friendship blossomed into
    attraction and became the foundation of a loving adult partnership. 
  oExpedia has been a long-standing supporter of gay travel and features an
    LGBT travel store offering 1,400 IGLTA certified hotels.
  oExpedia recently made a statement in support of the marriage equality
    legislation on this year's ballot in Washington State, where the company
    is headquartered.

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get the best rates available online for all types of travel. Whether you want
to relax in Cape Cod, sail in Lake Tahoe or swim in Tahiti, we know every trip
and every traveler is unique and we want to help you Find Yours™.

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Contact: Sarah Keeling, Expedia.com, +1-425-679-8917, skeeling@expedia.com,
Dave McNamee, HL Group (for Expedia), +1-646-274-3635, dmcnamee@hlgrp.com
 
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