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Did You Hear About Booking.com’s New Health & Safety Feature?opens in new window
Wish to book your next vacation but weary of the safety protocols during your stay? Booking.com has you covered with their new health and safety feature to make accommodation-hunting a tad bit easier.
03
Jul
2020
travelandleisureindia.in
Supreme Court Backs Trademark Rights in Booking.com Victoryopens in new window
The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered trademark rights for website names, ruling that businesses such as Booking.com can get federal protection for names that center on a commonly used word. The 8-1 ruling means that Booking.com, owned by Booking Holdings Inc., must be put on a government registry that provides nationwide benefits. Federal registration gives trademark owners protections on top of the rights they already have under state law. Registration can confer exclusive rights in parts of the country where no one was already using the name or image, help owners win lawsuits, and put would-be competitors on notice that a trademark is legally protected.
30
Jun
2020
www.bloomberg.com
Why the Supreme Court says Booking.com can trademark its name—and why it mattersopens in new window
“Thus, if ‘Booking.com’ were generic, we might expect consumers to understand Travelocity—another such service—to be a ‘Booking.com,'” wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the court’s opinion. “We might similarly expect that a consumer, searching for a trusted source of online hotel-reservation services, could ask a frequent traveler to name her favorite ‘Booking.com’ provider.” After all, a big purpose of trademark law is to keep consumers from being misled and make sure people are actually getting goods and services from who they think is selling them. And since consumers see Booking.com as a distinctive brand, it’s entitled to a trademark to prevent other companies from using its name, according to the ruling.
30
Jun
2020
www.fastcompany.com
The best places to stay in New Zealand this winteropens in new window
In an encouraging sign for the recovery of domestic tourism, new data from Booking.com reveals the appetite Kiwis have for our famed ski destinations ahead of the school holidays, including where they are planning on travelling to. Check out our list of the top five winter destinations Kiwis are searching for, and the best places to stay in each location.
26
Jun
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
UK road trip holiday: routes and ideas for 2020’s staycation travel trendopens in new window
Booking.com predicts that road trips will become a huge travel trend over the next few months, calling the UK the “perfect” place to explore by car. A spokesperson told Stylist.co.uk: “At 874 miles from top to bottom, with four countries and 12 regions, it’s small enough to explore by road, yet big enough to offer every type of city, coastline and countryside. British appetite to explore locally is there as recent research reveals that 80% of Brits are thinking of taking a domestic trip at some point over the next 12 months while 20% indicated ‘exploring my home country’ as motivation to travel once travel restrictions are lifted.”
26
Jun
2020
www.stylist.co.uk

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