Changing travel: the sustainable startups boosted by awards from Booking.comopens in new window
Digital travel firm Booking.com has announced the sustainable travel startups that will receive financial assistance from its 2019 Booking Booster programme. As part of the programme – which has a fund of €2m – awards have been made to a variety of organisations, from a social enterprise training at-risk women to become trekking guides in Nepal, to a hotel school helping young people in Indonesia kickstart their careers.
21
May
2019
www.theguardian.com
Men in Black UK headquarters open for bookings complete with film's propsopens in new window
Booking.com has teamed up with Sony Pictures and recreated the film's London-based headquartersincluding the agent check-in area, main hall of HQ with the all-seeing eye, and a futuristic bedroom. Oh, and they've given us a sneak peek with a series of artists' impressions of what the property will look like. The exciting venture is to celebrate the upcoming release of Men in Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson on the 14th June, and there'll be heaps on offer to kickstart your MIB career.
20
May
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Booking.com CEO on Trade War, Bookings, Tech in France, Tax Reformopens in new window
Gillian Tans, chief executive officer at Booking.com, discusses the impact of the trade war in the tech sector, bookings for this summer, attracting tech and talent in France, tax reform and Brexit. She speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” from the sidelines of the VivaTech conference in Paris.
16
May
2019
www.bloomberg.com
Booking Drops Hotel Requirements to Book Tours and Activitiesopens in new window
After acquiring tours and activities software provider FareHarbor last year and launching options to book activities in 150 cities, Booking.com has taken the next step in pushing its tour offerings mainstream. Booking.com is expected to announce Wednesday at a conference in Europe that it is debuting an offering in 10 European and Middle Eastern cities that enables customers to book tours and attractions on a standalone basis without having first to book a hotel room. The pilot program, available in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh, and Dubai, is available on city pages on the site, and offers everything from a skip-the-line ticket to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam to museum tours, and hop-on-hop-off bus and boat tours. The listings are available in 43 languages.
15
May
2019
skift.com
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE UK’S TOP FAMILY FESTIVALS STAYSopens in new window
New research from Booking.com found 55% of parents say the best thing about holidaying with a young family is having time to bond and a third (33%) cite learning about new cultures. Family friendly festivals offers infinite opportunities to be immersed in culture, music and share new experiences. Plus, for those parents who think camping with their kids might be a step too far, there’s also a fantastic array of accommodation options nearby – great for relaxing and recharging amidst the festival madness.
14
May
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk

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