The Expedia Viewfinder database launched as a beta three weeks ago and provides access to about 40,000 high-resolution travel images that can be used by content producers, bloggers, etc.
The database is free to access and images are free to use but if you decide to embed the images make sure you qualify. Terms and conditions on displaying images can be found here.
Here’s some of what Expedia said when they announced the launch of the database:
[The] the new Expedia Viewfinder Image Library – [is] a free online resource containing more than 40,000 images for media outlets, journalists, bloggers and other content creators.
Users can browse the extensive selection of reproduction-quality images with embedded metadata to help tell their stories on a broad range of third-party sites and projects.
[Clip]Images showcase 4,000 incredible places and moments from around the world. Results can be easily narrowed by specific geographic location, experience, or a combination of the two, and explored using four different viewing options including small, large, slideshow or map mode.Many images in the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library are digitally tagged with data-rich insights, such as a short description and link to additional information about its location, and can be displayed on third-party websites. Additionally, the entire collection can be instantly shared via email and social plug-ins, either as galleries or as single images.
Direct to Expedia Viewfinder Image Library