The case Expedia settled, dates to a period between April 2011 and October 2014. The Treasury Department said that the online travel agency helped 2,221 people - including some Cuban nationals - with travel services that violated U.S. sanctions on the island country.

The government said Expedia disclosed the apparent violations. It also credited the company for taking remedial steps to strengthen compliance with U.S. economic sanctions and for cooperating with Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, which handles the Cuba-sanctions regulations.