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'Snap, snap': Addams Family Mansion open to guests for limited time thanks to Booking.comopens in new window
Though the Addams Family's "house is a museum," fans have a limited opportunity to stay there this spooky season in celebration of the release of "The Addams Family" animated movie last Friday. For four nights only Oct. 29-Nov. 1, a replica home created by Booking.com will open in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Each night the house is available for up to four visitors, who will be able to stay for $101.10 total. The Addams Family Mansion, a three-bedroom 19th century townhouse, is 3,700 square feet, according to Booking.com.
15
Oct
2019
eu.usatoday.com
You Can Spend the Night in a Real-life Version of ‘The Addams Family’ Mansion This Halloweenopens in new window
As we glide through October, those with a ghouly nature are thinking of all things creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Lucky for them, Booking.com wants to really send people screaming this month by renting out a real-life recreation of The Addams Family home just in time for Halloween. Located in a 19th-century townhouse in Brooklyn’s historic Cobble Hill neighborhood, this spooky manor will feature plenty of nods to each individual member of the Addams Family. Toy around with weird machines in Pugsley’s room, watch out for Wednesday’s beheaded doll in the living room, be careful watering Morticia’s carnivorous plants, or even pull Lurch’s famous “you rang” bell to set the mood.
10
Oct
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Sweet dreams are made of properties like Bicheno’s Blu-Seaopens in new window
“As a short-stay accommodation business, Blu-Sea has a proven record of success, including significant forward bookings and a 9.7 out of 10 rating on Booking.com,” he said.
09
Oct
2019
www.news.com.au
Ferne McCann stays at incredible £1,106 a night hotel on glamorous Kyoto holidayopens in new window
Ferne, who is on holiday in collaboration with Booking.com, pulled out all the stops for her accommodation, opting for a stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
07
Oct
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Business Travelers Actually Like Trips More Than Office Lifeopens in new window
In fact, the idea of traveling for work is actually becoming more of a perk for many office workers. Another survey conducted by Booking.com found that 30 percent of employees would even take a lower paying job if it involved more travel for work.
07
Oct
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Bangladesh, China, UK tourists throng Kolkata during Durga Pujaopens in new window
Amsterdam-based travel major Booking.com said China, which was seventh among the top 10 countries from where people visited the city during Durga Puja in 2018, has climbed to the second spot this year. "Departing from the earlier trend of festive season travel being limited to people returning home, travellers from across the world are now visiting India to experience the country's varied festivities," manager of Booking.com for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Ritu Mehrotra, said.
06
Oct
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A tiny Icelandic island with a population of 6 people — and zero cars — has just been named the world's best. These photos show what it's like to visit.opens in new window
The hotel features a breakfast buffet for guests and views of the surrounding ocean and the northern lights, according to its listing on Booking.com.
02
Oct
2019
www.insider.com
Where in the world is the best coffee?opens in new window
To celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1, Booking.com listed destinations to satisfy your caffeine craving, as endorsed by their travellers.
30
Sep
2019
www.newcastleherald.com.au
The future of travel is green, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com is taking sustainability seriously. Earlier this month Tans joined Prince Harry at a forum in the Netherlands to announce the new global sustainable travel initiative ‘Travalyst’, which aims to improve conservation, environmental protection and expand local community economic development by encouraging eco-tourism practices across the travel industry.
30
Sep
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Almost 50 percent of Generation Z travel after seeing destinations on Instagramopens in new window
In a survey, carried out by Booking.com, 45 percent of Gen Z participants (born between 1995 and 2015) said they had been inspired to make their own adventures by seeing influencers' trips online.
26
Sep
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
5 Greek islands that should be on your travel itinerary in 2020opens in new window
According to recent research conducted by Booking.com, over the next 10 years, 38% of Canada’s Generation Z plans to travel on their own at least once. And Greece is one of the best destinations around the world to go solo, allowing lots of time for yourself while also offering plenty of opportunities to meet and connect with locals and tourists from across the globe along the way.
25
Sep
2019
dailyhive.com
5 of the world’s most atmospheric ghost townsopens in new window
Ghost towns are poetic reminders of the passage of time, with industries and communities that have all moved on and, often, remnants of once thriving populations. Many ghost towns have eerie associations, others tragic histories and some simply no longer serve a purpose. These abandoned settlements are the perfect spot for the next generation of bold travellers. Recent research from Booking.com, discovered that 45% of Gen Z travellers are a daring bunch, wanting to experience adventure as they explore the world. Map out a trip to one of these ghost towns and revel in the quiet melancholy that’s sure to send shivers up your spine.
23
Sep
2019
drifttravel.com
Sustainable Country Hotels UK: 5 Luxury Eco Staycationsopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s 2019 sustainable travel report, 55 percent of global travellers are more intent on making sustainable travel choices than they would have been a year prior. However, the travel website also found that a lack of understanding and desirable eco-friendly options are limiting the ability to put these conscious efforts into practice. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. Take a sustainable staycation at one of these spectacular countryside hotels, from a holiday cottage on the Cornish Coast to a luxury golf and spa hotel in the idyllic Dedham Vale. Looking for a sustainable staycation abroad? Check out our round up of eco-travel destinations from around the world
19
Sep
2019
www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk
11 cosy UK pubs with fireplaces and hearty roasts you'll want to try this autumnopens in new window
The summer may bring heaps of hot weather and holidays, but autumn comes with a charm of its own. As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, it's the season of crisp fresh mornings, long scenic walks and plenty of cosy hotels and pubs where you can keep warm! In fact, Booking.com previously unveiled some of the nation's top autumnal pubs; we're talking huge open fireplaces, plush armchairs made for sinking into, and those mouthwatering hearty Sunday roasts ideal after a brisk morning walk. We've picked out some of our favourites from the list and look at why you'll want them on your radar for a picture-perfect autumnal weekend away.
19
Sep
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Wheel the World is Making Travel Accessible to People with Physical Disabilitiesopens in new window
Wheel the World is a travel start-up backed by Booking.com. Their main goal is to provide tours and experiences around the world for people with physical disabilities and this includes accessible activities, hotels, and transportation.
17
Sep
2019
www.msn.com
Hotel-booking tricks, tips and tools to try if you want to score a deal on your next tripopens in new window
Booking.com can help you find deals whether you're making reservations well in advance or at the last minute. They aggregate different hotels and rentals available for your selected dates, with budgets ranges as low as $0 to $55 with a slew of other options to help you select your ideal place to start and finish your vacation daily. The site also points out "Off Peak" deals, some of which even start under $40.
16
Sep
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Sweden: Cultural spoils of Stockholmopens in new window
In the heart of Stockholm's fashionable Södermalm District, the Clarion Hotel is a flavourful design hotel, loaded with creature comforts and edgy art. Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and this contemporary, social-centric and design-focused Stockholm property ticks all the boxes. Booking.com don't just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a plethora of characterful options like this great-value specimen.
14
Sep
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
20 ways to make a differenceopens in new window
Despite his and wife Meghan's occasional penchant for private jets, Prince Harry knows it's true: we need to change the way we travel. His newly announced Travalyst initiative, partnering with industry heavyweights including TripAdvisor and Booking.com, is focused on finding ways to make travel more sustainable. He is not the only one to have noticed the problem; nor is he the only one working on a solution.
14
Sep
2019
www.canberratimes.com.au
Australia's largest family holiday: Mum-of-16 reveals her top packing tips - and why multiple lists are the key to a streamlined vacationopens in new window
'Booking.com [who the family are travelling with] made planning easier because it gave us a lot of options in terms of what activities and local landmarks were close to where we were staying.'
13
Sep
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegasopens in new window
Teens hungry for new, fun experiences will dive happily into a Vegas getaway with the parents. 42% of Canadian Gen Z travellers reported in recent Booking.com research that they enjoy family vacations because it allows them to go on trips that they would not otherwise have the funds for. Pack your crew’s bags and head off on an adventure, basing yourselves at one of the City that Never Sleeps’ top five family-friendly hotels.
11
Sep
2019
www.hellovancity.com
South India tops as favourite destination among travellers: Reportopens in new window
South India tops the list for both international travellers visiting India as well as Indians travelling within India with destinations like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi making it to the list of top 10 most popular states in the first half of 2019, according to a report by digital travel company Booking.com.
11
Sep
2019
www.livemint.com
‘Jersey Shore’ house available for rentalsopens in new window
Now you too can GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) like the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore." If you've got a few spare thousand dollars a night, that is. The Seaside Heights house where the network's beloved reality series filmed can now be rented via Booking.com, reports indicate.
09
Sep
2019
www.miamiherald.com
TIFF 2019: Escape the Madness — 5 Great escapes to Get Away during TIFF!opens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has every kind of getaway the solitude-seeking Toronto escapee could want. Grab your passport and exit not only the city but the country too, on a relaxing getaway at Marrakech’s Riad Spa Sindibad, featuring a swimming pool on the patio and a hammam.
06
Sep
2019
viewthevibe.com
Copenhagen Classicsopens in new window
Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and this daring piece of Danish architectural design is certainly out of the box! Booking.com don’t just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful options like this stand-out.
06
Sep
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Booking.com boss Gillian Tans's advice for women: Take risks, don't be afraid to failopens in new window
Gillian Tans, chairwoman at Booking.com, is often named amongst the most influential women in the tech industry and is credited for taking the company to new heights. She is also recognised for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organisation. And she has a message for all of them, “I would say be open to taking risks and don’t be afraid to fail. This can be difficult, and it’s something I’ve had to learn, but I hope more women will take risks and understand that failure often leads to the most valuable type of growth.”
06
Sep
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Prince Harry has launched an eco-travel initiativeopens in new window
The Duke of Sussex is partnering with travel giants, Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip Advisor, Visa and Ctrip to reduce their global environmental impact when we travel. Comprised of the two words 'travel' and 'catalyst', Travalyst was born to make travel more sustainable, to help protect destinations and benefit communities long into the future and enable consumers to make more environmentally friendly choices whilst travelling.
05
Sep
2019
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
VERGE CELEBRATES OKTOBERFEST WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
With an average of six million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. Recent research from Booking.com found that four in ten (42%)* of Generation Z always upload pictures from their trips on social media when they travel, and with Oktoberfest the number one destination for beer lovers, braided beauties, lederhosen, colourful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels – you won’t be short of photos to share on Instagram! To help Oktoberfest revellers find the perfect accommodation this year, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay has collated the top places to stay in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest, whether you are looking for luxury or a low-cost getaway.
05
Sep
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Prince Harry Wants to Help You Travel Greeneropens in new window
“Travel has the unparalleled power to open people’s minds to different cultures, new experiences, and to have a profound appreciation for what our world has to offer,” he said in a statement. “As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide; and to balance this growth with the needs of the environment and the local population.” And it’s not just the palace backing him up—corporate heavyweights TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Visa, Ctrip, and Skyscanner are all partners in the program.
03
Sep
2019
www.vogue.com
Prince Harry’s New Initiative Will Keep the Travel Industry Honest on Climateopens in new window
Today, the Duke announced in Amsterdam that he's creating his own foundation to encourage and reward sustainable initiatives in the $8.8 trillion tourism industry. Travalyst, as the organization is called, will seek to grow global conservation efforts and environmental protections, and expand local economic development in the communities that need it most. While specific details about the organization are currently scarce, Prince Harry will be working with some powerful partners: the organization already has Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Skyscanner, Ctrip, and Visa on board.
03
Sep
2019
www.cntraveler.com
Prince Harry wants to change the future of sustainable travel with Travalystopens in new window
HRH The Duke of Sussex has just announced that he is entering the $8.8 trillion global tourism industry with a new global partnership three years in the making. Travalyst, led by His Royal Highness and cofounded with travel industry vets, including Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, and Visa, is a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to exploring and promoting solutions that will make travel more sustainable. The new partnership is hoping to connect would-be world travelers with easy and transparent options to let them travel more sustainably.
03
Sep
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Prince Harry Is Trying to Teach Tourists to Be More Eco-Friendlyopens in new window
Prince Harry wants you to think a bit harder about whether your next vacation abroad risks harming the planet. He’s setting up a sustainable tourism initiative called Travalyst, which aims to support local people, protect wildlife, tackle climate change and environmental damage, and alleviate over-tourism. It’s a tall order but Visa, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Skyscanner and Ctrip are buying into the project.
03
Sep
2019
www.bloomberg.com
Prince Harry Reveals 7-Year-Old Boy Inspired His Green Travel Initiative: 'He Tugged on My Shirt'opens in new window
Harry’s two-year quest to help to find answers came to fruition on Tuesday when he announced a partnership between him and a group of travel companies to help change habits among everyone from companies to consumers. Harry and wife Meghan Markle‘s new charity foundation, SussexRoyal (which will launch in 2020), will team up with what he called some “heavy hitters of the global travel industry — Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and VISA.”
03
Sep
2019
people.com
Prince Harry Launches New Travel Program to Encourage Eco-Friendly Tourismopens in new window
There is a growing demand from eco-conscious tourists for access to more sustainable options while traveling; a recent survey conducted by Booking.com showed that more than half of all travelers are keen to make sustainable travel choices in the future but don’t know how. "The commitment from these different brands to work together and help build a global network of like-minded social entrepreneurs, NGOs, and policymakers is truly inspiring," Gillian Tans, chairwoman of Booking.com, tells BAZAAR in a statement. "Collaboration is the only path forward if we want to create a real paradigm shift in travel. We want to protect the destinations we all love and guarantee that they are happy and healthy for generations to come, but we can’t do it on our own. Even though we don’t have all the answers yet, we are determined to find them together."
03
Sep
2019
www.harpersbazaar.com
6 WAYS TO BE A MORE SUSTAINABLE TRAVELLERopens in new window
Sustainable travel is one of the most talked-about ways of seeing the world right now but, it goes far deeper than following a travel trend. With almost 4.6 billion flight passengers expected to take to the skies this year (130 per cent more than in 2004) and 86 per cent of the world’s travellers saying they would be willing to spend time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay, there’s never been a better time for an eco-friendly holiday.
25
Aug
2019
www.harpersbazaar.com.sg
Foodie hotels in the Cotswoldsopens in new window
This quaint corner of England is home to cosy hotels and some culinary surprises, among them artisan Israeli baking, hip burger vans and fragrant Asian broths.
23
Aug
2019
www.olivemagazine.com
YOU CAN NOW RENT THIS 100-TON SANDCASTLE MANSION FOR OVERNIGHT STAYSopens in new window
Vacation rentals are getting increasingly weird with massive pirate ships, giant hot dogs and oversized tequila barrels that you can sleep in all cropping up in recent weeks. The latest oddball offering is an enormous sandcastle in Coney Island, Brooklyn, that you can rent out via Booking.com.
23
Aug
2019
www.maxim.com
Would You Stay A Night In This Giant Sand Mansion?opens in new window
The concept of modular living is one taking on more and more whacky forms of late. People are increasingly taking to converted caravans, station wagons, minibuses and portable studio houses as ways of finding comfortable, practical shelter. Hotel bookings company Booking.com recognises this, and as such have wheeled out a bunch of experimental ways of providing accomodation to eager tourists in recent months, having most recently set up a caravan shaped like a giant avocado on Sydney Harbour. But a new concept space (as we're generously calling it) they've set up in New York's Coney Island is far more spectacular: an 8-foot sandcastle that looks something akin to Neptune's palace.
22
Aug
2019
www.gq.com.au
Book The Ultimate Beach Sleepover In New York City’s Largest Sandcastleopens in new window
It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But before you swap your swimsuits for scarves, there’s still one more chance for an incredible summer adventure: A beach sleepover in a massive sandcastle. And you don’t even have to bring a bucket. In honor of National Sandcastle Day (Aug. 19), affordable travel marketplace Booking.com gave master sand sculptor Matt Long nearly 100 tons of sugary sand in Coney Island. He worked his beach magic to build a sand mansion so big, you can actually spend the night in it this weekend.
21
Aug
2019
www.forbes.com
Italian Riviera photo album EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon of Bachelor In Paradise offer a look inside their luxurious honeymoonopens in new window
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are enjoying a spectacular honeymoon in Italy this month after saying 'I do' in front of 200 guests in Rhode Island last week. And on Wednesday Booking.com gave DailyMail.com an exclusive look at their dreamy vacation in the Mediterranean.
21
Aug
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
This 100-ton Sandcastle on Coney Island Is Actually Available to Rent on Booking.comopens in new window
If you’ve been eager to take your adventures to the next level before the summer ends, now is your chance. While some travel companies have offered unique accommodations like igloos, tiny homes, or caves, you can now live out your childhood fantasy with a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover in a massive sandcastle. It may seem far-fetched, but dreams become reality today. In honor of National Sandcastle Day, Booking.com just added a super-sized, swanky sandcastle mansion, dubbed the “SAND-sion,” to its list of offerings for guests to stay in overnight.
21
Aug
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Inside Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s 'Perfect' Honeymoon Hotels in Italy and Greeceopens in new window
After an elegant wedding ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island, Ashley Iaconatti and Jared Haibon embarked on a European honeymoon that aligned with their preferred vacation style: jammed pack with R&R. The Bachelor in Paradise alums stayed at Casa Angelina and Capri Palace in Italy, then hopped over the Adriatic Sea to Greece, where they spent time at the luxurious West East Suites — all of which they stayed at courtesy of Booking.com.
21
Aug
2019
people.com
You could sleep in this giant sandcastle at Coney Island thanks to Booking.comopens in new window
When you built sandcastles as a kid, did you ever fill your bucket with sand, add one more turret to your miniature recreation of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then stop to survey your architectural wonder and think, “Man, I wish I could sleep here.” Yeah, me neither. That said, there is one sandcastle that would be worth the risk of getting sand in your unmentionables: Booking.com has just unveiled a sand mansion in celebration of National Sandcastle Day. (That was yesterday.) The life-size sandcastle is less of a Sleeping Beauty-esque domain and more of a modern mansion, or “SAND”-sion as Booking insists on calling it.
20
Aug
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Five-star glamping cabins with epic views of Mt Fujiopens in new window
Japan’s first luxury glamping retreat is everything there is to love about camping, only paired with the comforts and luxuries of a five-star hotel. And don’t even get us started on that view…
15
Aug
2019
www.realestate.com.au
Bleisure makes a stopover in Bengaluruopens in new window
After classics like ‘cosplay’, ‘frenemy’ and ‘brunch’, the newest portmanteau on top of the millennial lexicon is ‘Bleisure’ – the latest travel trend of adding a few extra leisure days to business trips. In fact, according to a survey by digital travel platform Booking.com, 72% of Indian business travellers extended their business trips to spend time and enjoy the destination in 2018, second only to Thai travellers (80%) and more than the global average (51%). “Work hard, party harder is the new mantra for those who want to turn their business travel into an extended vacation demanding the best of both worlds,” Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com said.
14
Aug
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Almost Half Of Gen Z Now Plan Their Travel Trips Based On What They See On Instagramopens in new window
According to a study conducted for travel site Booking.com, 46 percent of Gen Z trust the recommendations of people they don’t know in person like influencers and celebrities. Instagram seems to be the most popular social media site that influences travel decisions, with 40 percent of respondents citing it as their top source for information.
06
Aug
2019
www.narcity.com
Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix itopens in new window
Booking.com is funding sustainable travel startups with an eye on the future, says Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Booking.com. In May, the company gave a €250,000 (around ₹1.9 crore now) grant to Indian startup NotOnMap. This company seeks to empower rural communities and generate livelihoods through the preservation of culture and heritage, and by connecting travellers with “unique, differentiated experiences".
05
Aug
2019
www.livemint.com
6 of the best food festivals from around the worldopens in new window
The team at Australia’s Best Recipes is constantly searching for inspiration in the kitchen. We scour old cookbooks, search social media, and of course, explore the thousands of different recipes and cuisines we have on site. We love to cook, and we love to eat. So much so, that we’re even willing to plan an entire holiday around it. And we’re not alone, either: according to an independent study conducted by travel company Booking.com, a whopping 61% of global travellers pick their holiday destination for its great food.
05
Aug
2019
www.bestrecipes.com.au
Sensational Sustainable Travel Experiences to Ignite Your Wanderlustopens in new window
According to Booking.com, over half (55%), of global travellers are more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. This includes everything from exploring more eco-friendly accommodation options to taking public transportation or biking whenever possible, as well as seeking out more authentic experiences that truly benefit the local community. In New Zealand, 47% of our Gen Z population believes it is important to give back to the local community when travelling. With this in mind, Booking.com has compiled a list of incredible sustainable travel experiences that help communities around the world.
31
Jul
2019
thelastfashionbible.com
You can sleep in a giant ‘avo-condo’ that looks just like the fruit to celebrate National Avocado Dayopens in new window
National Avocado Day is finally here, and one travel company is offering avocado superfans an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate the big day. Travel website Booking.com is giving two lucky travelers the chance to sleep in a giant avocado, aptly dubbed “the Avo-Condo,” in the heart of Sydney, Australia.
31
Jul
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
Space Stations, Eco-Trips, Robots: Eight Travel Trends From Booking.Comopens in new window
Booking.com has delved into insights from over 163 million verified guest reviews, and research from 21,500 travelers across 29 countries, to reveal eight travel predictions.
30
Jul
2019
www.forbes.com
Travel with a twist: Gen Z give back to the society during a vacation, embrace volunteer tourism opens in new window
Gen Z — those aged between 16 and 24 years — are embracing volunteer tourism, or voluntourism — as the portmanteau-loving generation calls it — like never before. A survey by digital travel website Booking.com says 59% Indian travellers from this age group are interested in voluntourism, higher than the global average of 31%. More than 61% of Gen Z travellers who haven’t volunteered before said they would be open to doing it on a future trip, while 69% said they believe it is important.
30
Jul
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Get set, Go!opens in new window
Kathy Buckworth joins us for get set go! Usually we talk about far flung destinations but this time we are talking about great places close to home. She recommends using Booking.com for more historic sites to stay…
25
Jul
2019
www.chch.com
Decoding the Gen Z traveller: The next generations bucket listopens in new window
The desire to travel is rife among the global Gen Z population. Kiwis are no different, with Booking.com discovering that 59% of Gen Zs already have a travel bucket list outlining their wanderlust desires. From exploring the natural wonders of the world to seeking out the thrilling experience of a big city, Gen Zs are ready to take on what the world has to offer. Here are five more one-in-a-lifetime experiences to add to your own bucket list.
24
Jul
2019
www.remixmagazine.com
You can stay in a giant avocado camper for $70 a nightopens in new window
Holy guacamole! You can finally live in an avocado. A new “Avo-Condo,” aka an avocado-shaped camper, is available on Booking.com for the equivalent of only $70 USD per night. Located in Campbell’s Cove Lookout in Sydney, Australia, this “once in a lifetime opportunity” is unfortunately only available between July 31 (National Avocado Day) and Aug. 1. But for that brief time, the debate between housing and enjoying avocados — the Sophie’s choice of the millennial generation — will be solved.
24
Jul
2019
nypost.com
Gen Z travellers: The latest Kiwi traveller is compassionate, eco-conscious, and dullopens in new window
Gen Z are packing their bags and off to see the world. Look out, world. Research compiled by Booking.com looked into almost 22000 travellers – including 600 Kiwis – to work out who this new generation are, and what they want from travel. They've learned from the mistakes of other generations and are far less interested than the previous generation (aka. Millennials) in sharing holiday photos online. According to the research, Gen Z doesn't give a flying "FOMO" about social media, with 37 per cent taking fewer than 10 or no pictures at all on holiday.
23
Jul
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
You can now stay inside Gianni Versace's Miami Beach homeopens in new window
Gianni Versace's home is now open to the public for the first time in 22 years. The extravagant rooms start at $1,000 AUD per night, complete with a grand ensuite and original Versace detail. Available through Booking.com, guests are able to experience a bit of history as they stay in the once private home of the Italian icon.
22
Jul
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Futuristic fun in Montrealopens in new window
According to a Booking.com study, one of 2019’s biggest travel trends includes tech innovations that help make trip-planning and a traveller’s experience as seamless as possible. The Amsterdam-based company recently expanded its Attractions service to Montreal, allowing travellers to book activities based on the location of their accommodations on the Booking.com mobile app. The longer term goal is to offer catered experiences using AI to recommend activities, says Angela Cavis, senior communications manager for Booking.com in North America. “Like if it’s raining that day, instead of telling you to go to a park, maybe you can go to a museum. If it’s sunny, maybe a beach excursion. So we’re using technology and data to cater an experience for you,” Cavis says.
20
Jul
2019
torontosun.com
India’s Gen Z puts travel above material possession opens in new window
Over 68% of Gen Z feels travel is always worth spending more money on. “When it comes to prioritisation, ‘travel and seeing the world’ ranked as most important to this generation in India (81%) , investing in education/professional training came a close second (76%) and more material possessions like buying gadgets and clothes ranked the lowest (51%),” says the survey by Booking.com, a global tech travel platform.
20
Jul
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A Giant Avocado You Can Stay In, Dubbed The "Avo-Condo," Is Taking Reservationsopens in new window
If your love of avocados knows no bounds, good news: Now you can even sleep inside a giant avocado, if you want. Coming to us courtesy of Booking.com, the “Avo-Condo” is a camper shaped like an avocado that will be available for bookings starting on July 29. Unless you live in Australia, you’ll have to travel pretty far to get to the Avo-Condo — it’s located in Sydney — but, I mean… it looks kind of like it would be worth it, no? After all, how often do you get the chance to spend the night inside a giant avocado?
17
Jul
2019
www.bustle.com
Foodie festivals for gastronomic getawaysopens in new window
From 'the biggest pizza party in Italy', to the world's largest chocolate festival, to creepy crawly bugs and tuna tossing, almost two-thirds of travellers pick a holiday destination for its great food, according to research by Booking.com.
14
Jul
2019
www.newcastleherald.com.au
Sensational Sustainable Travel Experiences to Ignite Your Wanderlustopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s 2019 sustainable travel report, over half (55%) of global travellers report being more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. This includes everything from exploring more eco-friendly accommodation options to taking public transportation or biking whenever possible, as well as seeking out more authentic experiences that truly benefit the local community. Recent Booking.com research on Gen Z (those aged 16 – 24) found that 58% of Canadian Gen Zers would use more environmentally friendly means of transportation, such as electric rental cars, public transport, walking or biking, when they arrive in their destination.
12
Jul
2019
www.hellovancity.com
All by Myselfie! The Trend of Solo Trips for Gen Z Travelers Is Here to Stayopens in new window
A third of Gen Z travelers plan to take a solo trip at least once within the next decade, according to a new survey by Booking.com
11
Jul
2019
www.msn.com
6 famous homes you can rent right now, from the Malibu beach house in ‘Big Little Lies’ to the 2-story farmhouse in ‘Field of Dreams’opens in new window
Imagine being able to vacation in the homes from your favorite movies and TV shows. Business Insider took a look at famous homes that are now vacation rentals and compiled a list that includes everything from a fragile glass home in Connecticut to a baseball fan’s paradise in Iowa.
11
Jul
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Tourismopens in new window
In conversation with Mashable India, Vice-president for global experiences, Ram Papatla, Booking.com, talks about how AI makes it easy for travellers to plan their trip.
11
Jul
2019
in.mashable.com
No friends, no problem: These Northern California trips are perfect for flying soloopens in new window
Sometimes, you just need a break from other humans. And sometimes you don't want a break from other humans but you can't get any of those humans' Google Calendars to sync up with your Google Calendar. Either way, whether you're reposing in a fire lookout by Mount Shasta or dipping into the hot springs after dark in Big Sur, Northern California has plenty of trips perfect for anyone who wants to get their solo travel on. And according to a 2018 study by Booking.com, that's a lot of people: 40 percent of Baby Boomers have taken a solo trip in the past year.
11
Jul
2019
www.sfgate.com
From snapping a perfect selfie to making sacrifices to travel: a look at the international globetrotters of Gen Zopens in new window
Young travelers from South Korea are the most snap-happy shutterbugs when it comes to taking photos on vacation, while Colombians have the most wanderlust. That's according to the results of a global survey conducted by Booking.com, which aims to tease out the travel habits of Generation Z, a cohort of coming-of-age young adults between the ages of 16-24. For the report, Booking.com polled 5,456 respondents in 29 markets including Brazil, China, France, India, Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
10
Jul
2019
www.msn.com
Seven reasons to honeymoon in Mexicoopens in new window
To showcase the amazing activities and experiences that Mexico has to offer, and to ensure its a firm contender for anyone researching their dream honeymoon - Booking.com has collated a list of seven great reasons to honeymoon in Mexico, and some amazing places to stay when you’re there. Research conducted by Booking.com, revealed that Mexico falls into the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA.
04
Jul
2019
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The best weekend winery escapesopens in new window
Weekends in winter are the perfect occasions to rustle up a team and hop around a selection of vineyards tasting all the wines your heart desires. But there could be an even better way to soak up your experience. Booking.com share their pick of the best vineyards around the country you can stay at while enjoying their home-grown produce. You're welcome.
02
Jul
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Booking.com "Live curious" by Adam & Eve/DDBopens in new window
Booking.com evokes the wonder of travel by zeroing in on simple human moments. The snapshots include a teenager whooshing around freely at a seaside resort that’s wheelchair accessible and a boy who builds up the courage to jump into the deep end of a pool. Emotion is conjured through killer soundtracks, such as Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again and Barbra Streisand’s Gotta Move.
01
Jul
2019
www.campaignlive.co.uk
Travel Sustainably To Help the Environment For Rich Cultural Experiencesopens in new window
A 2019 sustainable travel report by Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, recently revealed findings from its annual sustainable travel report. For the research, Booking.com conducted a survey across a sample of adults who took a trip in the last 12 months or the ones that plan to take a trip. 18,077 respondents were surveyed across 18 markets for the research. As per the research, about three quarters (72%) of travelers believe that people need to make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. Also, despite the overall consistency in belief across different ages, nearly three-quarters (74%) of 46-55 year olds believe the most in sustainable tourism, followed by millennials at 71%.
28
Jun
2019
in.mashable.com
Toy themed accommodation from around the worldopens in new window
Booking.com says 42 percent of global travellers surveyed said they choose a holiday that makes them feel like a child again.
27
Jun
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
10 Smart Solo Travel Tips For Women By Female Solo Travelersopens in new window
According to a 2019 research, over 60% of Americans have either traveled solo already or would consider doing so. And women are leading the charge. A recent survey by Booking.com reveals that 65% of women in the US are going on a vacation on their own.
27
Jun
2019
www.forbes.com
Australia's most welcoming holiday spots revealedopens in new window
Accommodation platform Booking.com today announced the winners of their coveted Guest Review Awards for 2018, singling out the most hospitable spots around the world. It's the seventh year of the annual awards, but it's the first time they've revealed the most welcoming places within Australia.
24
Jun
2019
travel.nine.com.au
Staying in Tiniest Tiny House in the Countyopens in new window
The company was in the news late last year when it partnered with Booking.com and comedian Kevin Hart to create a Hart-sized home in conjunction with his tour. The house, which was driven into New York City at 1 a.m. to avoid traffic and the problems associated with driving a home into the largest metropolitan area in the country, is back in Elizabethtown and available to rent.
22
Jun
2019
www.usnews.com
Inflight videos for sustainable tourismopens in new window
A new survey conducted by Booking.com reveals close to half of Australians are determined to make more sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. But they flag a lack of knowledge and options as barriers to turning this into reality. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed globally plan to stay at eco-friendly or green accommodation in the next year. More than half of Australian travellers are more likely to book accommodation knowing it's eco-friendly, while a similar number alter their behaviours to be more sustainable while travelling.
21
Jun
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
Why all women should try travelling soloopens in new window
Female solo travel is on the rise. A Booking.com survey in North America found that 65% of American women are booking solo travel trips, which are becoming especially popular among women in their 40s and 50s. Not only is solo female travel on the rise, but women are going beyond Europe and the US to more exotic locations, like India.
20
Jun
2019
uk.style.yahoo.com
Which country thinks they are the most hospitable?opens in new window
Booking.com surveyed 21,500 travellers from 29 countries to find the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA when comparing experiences of being a guest in their home country compared to being a guest abroad.
19
Jun
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Summer travel: These are the 9 cheapest places to fly right nowopens in new window
And if 10% isn’t enough to convince you, hotels in Spain are a whopping half off this time of year. Booking.com data shows that hotels in Andalusia are about 30% to 50% off for June, July and August. Andalusia is the warm southern region of Spain that’s just an air-conditioned train ride from Madrid and home to bucket-list cities like Granada, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba.
19
Jun
2019
eu.usatoday.com
In the Hudson Valley, a Drive Back in Timeopens in new window
It was dark when I pulled into the Stone House Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, 15 miles north. I had found the place on Booking.com and selected it because it seemed to suit the trip. I could not have chosen better.
17
Jun
2019
www.nytimes.com
Inside the vineyard hotel where guests can spend the night in giant wine barrelsopens in new window
Wine lovers may want to head to Portugal for their next holiday, where a vineyard hotel offers up some quirky stays. The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca , in Portugal's famous Douro Valley, has transformed a series of its giant wine barrels into cosy hotel rooms, so you can sleep in the heart of the vineyard.
14
Jun
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Top places to stay inspired by the Men in Black™: Internationalopens in new window
For Men in Black fans who missed out on the chance to stay at Booking.com’s recreation of the Men in Black Headquarters, Booking.com also offers other locations around the world where the movie was filmed (alongside places to stay), giving fans the chance to follow in the footsteps of their favorite galaxy defenders.
12
Jun
2019
drifttravel.com
73 per cent of Indian travellers opt to stay in same property again because of hostopens in new window
An equal amount of respondents believed that their stay was improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond, according to a survey by Booking.com.
11
Jun
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
All the essentials you need to pack for a stress-free family holiday when travelling with kidsopens in new window
Finding an affordable holiday that pleases the whole family can feel like an impossible task, where according to a recent survey by Booking.com, 50% of people give up plans to go to their dream destinations to be more family friendly.From non-stop toddlers to grunting teens we've found a good starting point is Booking.com with fun destinations including an Arctic treehouse, an authentic castle hotel fit for any Disney princess or Riverside glamping perfect if you love outdoor adventures.
10
Jun
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
WHERE TO GO NOW: HOLIDAYS WITH THE ‘HOST FACTOR’ WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Research conducted by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, across 21,500 travellers from 29 countries reveals that Thailand (85%), Indonesia (83%), Mexico (77%), Taiwan (77%) and India (75%) are the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA when comparing experiences of being a guest in their home country vs. being a guest abroad.
10
Jun
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Seven stays full of mystery and enchantment fit for a sultanopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has curated a list of seven dazzling places and shining, shimmering, splendid accommodation to match. Take a magic carpet ride and experience a whole new world by staying at one of these beautiful destinations fit for a sultan.
09
Jun
2019
www.hellovancity.com
Georgia travel: A mountain region on the upopens in new window
For all these places and hundreds of others across Georgia, the universally accepted way of checking availability and reserving is via Booking.com.
09
Jun
2019
www.express.co.uk
How to Use Your Points and Miles to See the Total Solar Eclipse This Summeropens in new window
Trying to make it a road-trip within Argentina? Booking.com displays 33 properties in San Juan, Argentina, within a two-hour drive from Mendoza, Argentina. You can arrive the weekend before in Mendoza, tour vineyards and enjoy wine-tasting before taking off for the night before to San Juan, Argentina, to witness the total eclipse.
07
Jun
2019
thepointsguy.com
6 destinations you can travel to while making a differenceopens in new window
Here, Booking.com has compiled a list of incredible sustainable travel experiences around the world, organised by innovative travel startups from the Booking Booster accelerator program.
07
Jun
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Little things make the difference as Chester named one of the UK's top cities for hostingopens in new window
Booking.com revealed that guests most appreciate hosts who make them ‘feel at home’ (63%), as well as hosts that can give them that local insight and ‘insider’ knowledge about the best places to visit in the area.
06
Jun
2019
www.chesterstandard.co.uk
Have App, Will Travel Like a Local. Hopefully.opens in new window
Booking.com jumped into experiences in 2016 in Europe and the Middle East. In May, the company opened its attractions offerings to all travelers, regardless of whether they had also bought accommodations. It started with attractions in 10 cities, from an Edinburgh castle tour to a Flamenco show in Barcelona.The goal, like with other big aggregators, is to be a mobile concierge desk for all points of a trip.
06
Jun
2019
www.nytimes.com
Travel around the world with these 5 summer cocktailsopens in new window
Refreshing and crisp with a touch of sweetness, it’s no surprise this perfectly pink drink is on everyone’s sip list come the summer months. This (almost) summer, Booking.com offered one lucky guest and a friend an International Rosé Day (June 8) exclusive glamping getaway amongst the grapevines at the renowned Two Sisters Vineyards in one of Canada’s top wine regions, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
05
Jun
2019
dailyhive.com
Ignore digital armageddon, these are the biggest concerns of AIopens in new window
Speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International, Booking.com president and CEO Gillian Tans said that one of her biggest concerns about the field is the paucity of diversity in the tech industry. The need to diversify the tech field isn’t just about optics, she says. When the people creating A.I. algorithms are homogeneous—or the data that feeds those algorithms reflect a homogeneous segment of society—the result is unavoidable, says Tans: “You get all kinds of bias in the data.”
04
Jun
2019
cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com
I stayed in a capsule hotel in Taiwan for $46 a night — here's what it was likeopens in new window
Kafnu Taipei is more of the reverse. Using Booking.com, I grabbed a single room for $NT1000, or around $46 in Aussie dollars (excluding the foreign currency fee Aussie banks charge).
04
Jun
2019
www.businessinsider.com.au
'Bleisure' on your mind? Most millennial travellers happy to mix work trips with holidays opens in new window
MUMBAI: With 72 per cent Indian travellers extending their business trips in 2018, they have been ranked second among 'Bleisure' travellers across 31 countries, according to a study. Indians are second to Thai travellers (80 per cent) and more than the global average (51 per cent), a Booking.com study has revealed.
04
Jun
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Booking.com CEO says overnight reservations are in demandopens in new window
The hot summer travel season is underway and Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans expects to make money helping millions of travelers crash for the night. “I think it’s good if people travel and start to explore the world. That’s the business that we are in,” Tans told Yahoo Finance’s On the Move. But a growing part of that business, according to Tans, is helping clients book a place to drop their bags when they reach a destination.
03
Jun
2019
finance.yahoo.com
IN CONVERSATION WITH…GILLIAN TANSopens in new window
FORTUNE’s Maithreyi Seetharaman chats with speaker Gillian Tans on why the FORTUNE MPW International Summit is so important.
03
Jun
2019
www.fortuneconferences.com
You Can Celebrate National Rosé Day with this $6 Vineyard Vacationopens in new window
If you’re all about that “summer water” (yes way, rosé), have we got news for you. Booking.com has put together a vacation package for National Rosé Day—coming up on June 8—that is almost too good to be true.
02
Jun
2019
www.apartmenttherapy.com
5 of the most unique accommodations around the worldopens in new window
Last but not least, right here in Canada, Booking.com has partnered with Tourism Partnership of Niagara to create a luxurious getaway for one lucky rosé aficionado and a guest. This features a one-of-a-kind overnight stay in a luxury bubble tent nestled by the vineyards of Two Sisters Winery.
30
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Travel trends and destinations: The nine biggest things in travel right nowopens in new window
Of Booking.com's clientele, one in five planned to take a health and wellness trip in 2018. Wellness retreats are popping up all over the place.
29
May
2019
www.traveller.com.au
India among fastest-growing alternative accommodation markets for Booking.comopens in new window
Travel portal Booking.com has said India is among the fastest-growing markets in terms of the addition of alternative accommodation platforms. Of the total 880,000 listings in India, over 140,000 are in 'alternative accommodation' segment, the company said. It witnessed a 68 percent 'supply growth' in this category in 2017-18 in India. Listing denotes an individually bookable unit within a property. The alternative accommodation segment covers home-stays, hostels, apartments, villas, cabins, tree-houses, boats and bed and breakfast facilities, among others. A large chunk of the company's supply growth in these categories came from states of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.
28
May
2019
www.firstpost.com
'Pawesome' pet-friendly accommodation across the countryopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed that 78 per cent of Australians put their furry friends first when booking a holiday, with almost half (40 percent) feeling guilty if they leave their pets behind. Booking.com has now collated a list of the top pet-friendly accommodation options around Australia.
28
May
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Trip bundling is growing: Here are 6 places you can plan a trip from start to finishopens in new window
You can book flights, hotels, accommodations and car rentals on Booking.com. Last week, Booking.com announced at a conference a way to book experiences without having to also make an accommodation booking. At times travelers may want to book attractions outside of a travel bundle. The product is currently available in 10 cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Spain; Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In order to make attractions bookings, you search for “attractions” in one of the 10 launch cities (for example “attractions in Amsterdam”) on the website.
28
May
2019
eu.indystar.com
You can go glamping in a Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard for just $8opens in new window
In celebration of National Rosé Day on June 8, Booking.com is offering the opportunity for one quick booker and a guest to experience a ‘Rosé Day Getaway.’ As the first to book this amazing experience, you’ll receive a one-night stay for two in a luxury glamping dome at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Two Sisters Vineyards on June 8, 2019, for just eight bucks.
27
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Women Should Consider the Short-Term Rental and Travel Tech Ecosystems to Fund Their Businessesopens in new window
Take Gillian Tans; she's CEO of Booking.com. Tans has advanced the company’s operations and sales across more than 224 countries and territories, according to a profile in Businesswoman Media.
24
May
2019
www.sfgate.com
Trip bundling is growing: Here are 6 places you can plan a trip from start to finishopens in new window
You can book flights, hotels, accommodations and car rentals on Booking.com. Last week, Booking.com announced at a conference a way to book experiences without having to also make an accommodation booking. At times travelers may want to book attractions outside of a travel bundle. The product is currently available in 10 cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh and Dubai. In order to make attractions bookings, you search for “attractions” in one of the 10 launch cities (for example “attractions in Amsterdam”) on the website.
23
May
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Why downsizing is the big new travel trend: The best small countries, small tours, and small trips travellers can takeopens in new window
The move to downsized travel is also being driven by environmental awareness, with consumers looking for more eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical travel products. A booking.com report shows that 68 per cent of travellers had an intention to stay in eco-accommodation in 2018, an all-time high. Consulting firm Deloitte reports that eco-friendly travel has increased by 30 per cent over the past decade.
22
May
2019
www.traveller.com.au
The evolution of booking.com journey to a one stop travel shop from ‘just hotels’opens in new window
The journey of booking.com from “just hotels” to a one-stop travel shop won’t be a short one, according to Tans. We are big in accommodation but if you think about the one-stop shop that will take a long time because a trip has so many elements. If I am going to Paris, I have to think about taking the train, my luggage, finding a great restaurant, etc. There are so many things involved. We will take steps but an end-to-end trip will take a lot of time.
22
May
2019
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
UNIQUE SITES TO VISIT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATIONopens in new window
From modern reinventions of camping classics to space-age pods providing a comfortable place to rest, travellers today have more options than ever when it comes to booking their next getaway. As the global leader in connecting travellers with the most diverse range of unique places to stay, Booking.com offers access to alternative accommodations all around the world. Recent research conducted by the company explores the trends surrounding these unique stays, inspiring the definitive guide to some of the most talked about and on the rise accommodation types around the world.
21
May
2019
www.holrmagazine.com
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
30 Fun Things To Do When You Just Can't Be Bothered: Embrace your wanderlustopens in new window
Booking.com found that 65 percent of women they polled in 2014 felt more confident after taking a solo trip. Ready to enjoy your own company—and itinerary!—abroad?
20
May
2019
www.oprahmag.com
Matt Landau's Vacation Rental Show Demystifies The Experienceopens in new window
Presented by Booking.com, The Vacation Rental show is the first to focus on the booming vacation rental market. Landau uses his unique expertise in the industry to demystify the experience and show viewers the truly unparalleled adventures unlocked by vacation rental hosts.
20
May
2019
www.forbes.com
Men in Black headquarters open for OVERNIGHT staysopens in new window
Yes, just in time for the release of the new film in the franchise, Men in Black: International, which will be in cinemas worldwide from 14 June, Booking.com has teamed up with Sony Pictures to invite guests to step into the fascinating world and spend the night in a recreation of the movie’s London-based headquarters.
20
May
2019
www.dailystar.co.uk
Booking.com lifts the lid on Host with the Mostopens in new window
Global travel leader Booking.com reveals the driving factors behind the appetite to stay in different types of unique accommodation and the fine balance an accommodation host, manager or owner must strike to get that all important personal touch just right for guests. As travellers have the luxury of more choice than ever before when planning their next trip, getting it right as a ‘host’ can be the difference between checking in or checking out other properties. In fact, research from Booking.com conducted with over 21,500 global travellers found that almost two-thirds (63%) believe their stay has been improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond.
20
May
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
‘Hotels bring a sense of curation’opens in new window
According to a survey by travel fare aggregator Booking.com, 65% of Indian travellers prefer to stay in home-type accommodation and unconventional spaces.
19
May
2019
www.livemint.com
A boost for startups promoting travel that touches local livesopens in new window
Online travel platform Booking.com has been giving a leg up to such ventures with its ‘Booking Booster’ programme that involves a grant of 2 million euros annually to 10 startups selected globally. “We look for locally relevant and globally ventures,” says Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans.
18
May
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
From a Dutch startup to a global phenomenon | Booking.com to ET NOW | Brand Equityopens in new window
Catch Sonali Krishna in conversation with the global CEO of Booking.com, Gillian Tans as she takes us on a journey of her early days at the company, their working model and few tips on handling home & work.
18
May
2019
www.timesnownews.com
Skift Analysis: Amazon’s Travel Strategy Comes Into Focusopens in new window
Booking.com and Amazon have been cooperating in an Amazon Prime promotion in Germany and Austria. Amazon Prime members who sign up in these countries enroll in the Booking.com Genius loyalty program, “receive an exclusive 10 percent travel credit on every booking made during the promotional period, redeemable for future bookings on Booking.com within two years of the original booking,” Booking.com said.
17
May
2019
skift.com
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
Booking.com to focus on Tier-II, -III citiesopens in new window
Online travel platform Booking.com plans to focus more on Tier-II and -III cities in the coming days, to further expand its reach in the Indian market. “For some time, our focus has been on Tier-I cities; however, as we are getting lot of attention from Tier-II and -III cities as well, there would be more focus on them this year,” said Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com.
14
May
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About STEM Careersopens in new window
At a "codeathon" for high school girls hosted in April by e-commerce company Booking.com, actress and activist Laura Dern offered one hypothesis. There's a misconception that professional coders work only at stereotypical technology companies, she said in an interview. In reality, teaching girls coding at early ages opens career doors even beyond STEM fields.
13
May
2019
money.usnews.com
Arizona: Giant cacti and kangaroo rats in Tuscanopens in new window
I staked out a fun and quirky Tucson roost on Booking.com. Hotel McCoy is a refurbished retro mid-century motel, where vintage vibes meet modern perks and affordable rates. From the fully restored pool to the A-shaped entrance and exposed posts beams, to the gallery-worthy stash of local art, McCoy is packed with personality. It showcases locally brewed craft beer, roasted coffee and Tucson wines. It's a must. Booking.com don't just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful finds like Hotel McCoy. Booking.com recently commissioned some research which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations. Hotel McCoy is a star specimen. It's super-affordable through www.booking.com
13
May
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com sees opportunity in India, will invest more: CEO opens in new window
Tans, who rides a bike to work everyday, spoke about Oyo’s overseas expansion and its business model, hospitality industry and the OTAs and overtaking Airbnb in homestay business.
12
May
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
This is the only Indian startup that won grant from Booking.com’s global acceleratoropens in new window
Amsterdam-based global travel fare aggregator Booking.com has backed Indian startup NotOnMap, which is into sustainable tourism space, with $280k grant after completion of Booking.com’s three-week accelerator programme Booking Booster. The grant was provided from Booking.com’s around $2.2-million fund as the accelerator hosted 10 startups for its third year, the company said in a statement. NotOnMap defines itself as empowering communities to create a livelihood for marginalized, vulnerable people in rural areas through the preservation of culture and heritage and connecting travellers with unique, differentiated experiences.
11
May
2019
www.financialexpress.com
Meet the 10 startups that are working on sustainable tourism, and won Booking.com grantsopens in new window
Himachal startup NotOnMap, which creates a livelihood for marginalised people in rural areas by preserving their culture and heritage, is among the 10 startups to have won a grant from zero-equity accelerator programme Booking Booster.
11
May
2019
yourstory.com
6 places you and your pet can stay on holidayopens in new window
Organising holidays can be difficult when you have a furry friend at home, but what if they could come with you? Thankfully, the experts at Booking.com have sourced some beautiful getaways in Australia that can accommodate you and your pet. Whether it's a peaceful waterfront, lavish hotel or a charming country view, there's plenty to choose from.
10
May
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Life goes by fast — travel shouldn’topens in new window
One of the most sought-after aspects of slow travel is connecting with locals and truly immersing yourself in all the culture the destination has to offer. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by staying in an accommodation off the beaten path. This quaint, elegant apartment available on Booking.com is in the idyllic seaside town of Sitges.
09
May
2019
www.hellovancity.com
Escape to an Island Paradise with a Luxury Fiji Holidayopens in new window
I needed to make sure I wasn’t paying too much. Having used booking.com several times before, I trust them to secure my reservation at the best price. Booking.com reports three-quarters of all travellers expect to meet someone friendly and personable upon arrival at their place of accommodation while travelling. This place certainly started off on the right note.
08
May
2019
thelastfashionbible.com
Group getaway destinations for all kinds of travellersopens in new window
Girls getaway, boys getaway, couples retreat, yearly (extended) family vacation. A group getaway can be the best kind of trip, and we want to help you choose the right spot to do it. Some cities around the world are more suitable for this type of travel. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible and unique places to stay, has rounded up some of the best options.
07
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Skift Forum Asia: Booking’s Marsha Ma on How to Succeed in Chinaopens in new window
Marsha Ma, Booking.com vice president and managing director, China, knows that getting involved with these key players, as well as forging partnerships on the local level, are potentially winning strategies in the country.
07
May
2019
skift.com
5 HOTELS WITH PRIVATE BEACHES TO VISITopens in new window
Almost one fifth (17%) of Canadian travellers are looking for a villa or holiday home for their 2019 getaway, according to recent Booking.com research, and we think we’ve found just the place for them.
06
May
2019
www.holrmagazine.com
Serena Williams Wedding: Everything You Need To Knowopens in new window
The villa itself was 29 miles from Nassau International Airport and not far from Williams’ South Florida home. Surprisingly, anyone can book the place using Booking.com, but be warned: it'll cost you $35,000 per week.
05
May
2019
www.newidea.com.au
New pawtel offers travel ruffviewsopens in new window
Booking.com recently commissioned research of more than 1000 people and found 78 per cent of Australian pet owners put their furry friends first when booking a holiday. The research also found 40 per cent of Australians feel guilty leaving their pet behind when going on holiday, with millennials leading the trend: 93 per cent of Aussie millennials miss their pets throughout their break, and more than one in three said they miss their fur baby all day, every day
04
May
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Emmy-winning actress Laura Dern adds her voice to Girls in Coding movementopens in new window
The Emmy-award winning actress Laura Dern has long been active in women’s empowerment issues, and now she’s lending her voice to the Women in Coding movement. Dern spoke at the end of a two-day coding weekend in San Francisco on Monday for young women 16-19 years old, sponsored by the travel e-commerce company Booking.com. The company also announced a new $350,000 scholarship fund that will be awarded to undergraduate women studying computer science at Spelman College and to postgraduates studying at Cornell University.
01
May
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Book the Table, Then Buy the Plane Ticketsopens in new window
In 2017, in a Booking.com survey of 18,509 adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months (or plan to in the next 12 months), 61 percent said they select a destination for its food and drink.
01
May
2019
www.nytimes.com
Now, scholarship to bridge gender gap in technology sectoropens in new window
Booking.com to provide 12 women students scholarship to focus their academics in STEM area Online travel company, Booking.com on Tuesday announced partnership with two Indian universities for its scholarship programme to bridge gender gap prevalent in the technology sector.
30
Apr
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
Laura Dern Promotes Gender Parity Across Industries at Women in Tech Code-a-Thonopens in new window
At digital travel platform Booking.com’s two-day inaugural Women in Tech Code-a-Thon in San Francisco, Laura Dern announced a series of grants totaling $350,000 for the organization to help fund STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for young women. “Women still perceive their gender to be detrimental to pursuing a career in tech, with more than half (52 percent) attributing this to the tech industry’s largely male-dominated workforce,” according to a Booking.com statement that also includes 2018 research by global consultancy McKinsey stating that women make up only 23 percent of high school Advanced Placement computer science exam takers, 19 percent of computer and information science bachelor’s degree recipients and 26 percent of the computing workforce. To help remedy this deficiency, Dern and Booking.com’s CEO Gillian Tans and Dern hope to raise awareness about gender diversity in the workplace as well as assist young women who are preparing to enter the world of technology by providing coding classes, mentorship, hands-on training and more. Dern spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her efforts
30
Apr
2019
www.hollywoodreporter.com
You need to stay at these infinity pool hotels in Bali, Greece and moreopens in new window
According to Booking.com , this retreat is a must. This luxurious hillside retreat sits along the cooling banks of Ayung River in Bali, just 3.1 miles from popular Ubud. A relaxing holiday awaits with Alila Ubud's infinity pool and spa.
27
Apr
2019
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Mike Yardley: Succulent finds in Tucson, Arizonaopens in new window
Where to stay? I staked a fun and quirky Tucson roost on Booking.com. Hotel McCoy is a refurbished retro mid-century motel, where vintage vibes meet modern perks and affordable rates. From the fully restored pool to the A-shaped entrance and exposed posts beams, to the gallery-worthy stash of local art, McCoy is packed with personality. It showcases locally brewed craft beer, roasted coffee and Tucson wines. It’s a must. Booking.com don’t just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful finds like Hotel McCoy. Booking.com recently commissioned some research which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations. Hotel McCoy is a star specimen. It’s super-affordable through www.booking.com
27
Apr
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Work officially starts on Booking.com’s £100m global transport hubopens in new window
The construction for Booking.com’s £100m global transport hub has officially begun. The online travel giant will be the anchor tenant at Allied London’s £1bn St John’s Quarter in Manchester, taking 222,000 sq ft at Manchester Goods Yard on a 12-year lease.
26
Apr
2019
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Indians spent ₹6.5 trillion on domestic and international trips in 2018: Reportopens in new window
For people choosing leisure travel, social status has been the driving reason for a majority of Indians to travel, noted a study by Booking.com. Other than that, ‘time to relax’ has been a top reasons for leisure travel in India.
25
Apr
2019
www.businessinsider.in
98 per cent Indians will prefer sustainable stays in next 1 yearopens in new window
This is the fourth consecutive year that Booking.com research has seen this figure trending up, from 62 percent in 2016 to 65 percent in 2017 and 68 percent in 2018.
23
Apr
2019
www.newindianexpress.com
Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham Go on Babymoon In Bermuda Before Welcoming Daughteropens in new window
With so many factors in mind, the couple decided to “Be a Booker” with Booking.com and arranged to stay in a 3,555 square-foot private villa at The Loren at Pink Beach on the island. Enjoying their babymoon in style, the couple’s two-level villa has three bedrooms that each have en-suite bathrooms, as well as a private terrace, chef’s kitchen, and a spacious dining room with views of the water.
19
Apr
2019
people.com
Eco luxury in Vietnamopens in new window
Building an infinity pool amongst the mountains near Sapa, Vietnam was an inspired idea by Topas Ecolodge. Images of this idyllic location are shared on a daily basis around the world on Instagram. Even in winter, guests like me climb in – and it can get really cold here but no problem because the pool is heated. The infinity pool is the jewel in the crown for Topas Ecolodge. It’s the stuff of dreams and just seeing a photograph of it made me want to come here. When we decided on a last minute overseas Christmas holiday images of this pool, and the fact it was an ecolodge, was the reason I voted Vietnam and after a quick search on Booking.com I secured my dream booking.
16
Apr
2019
good.net.nz
Travel for good: Inside the world of ethical toursopens in new window
Having spent about $100,000 in time and sweat equity to launch Clean Travel, it’s now starting to generate revenue in the low six figures. The company will soon be pitching for a grant of €500,000 ($788,000) in the Booking Booster start-up program run by Booking.com. The company reviews the ethics of adventure tours in locations such as Borneo, Tibet, Nepal and India. Clean Travel acts as a booking intermediary for a fee of up to 15 per cent and also offers a booking platform for ethical travel businesses.
15
Apr
2019
www.smh.com.au
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE FAMILY STAYS THAT GET THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVALopens in new window
A new survey by Booking.com has revealed nearly half of British parents (44%) revealed they found it nearly impossible to find time for relaxation on holiday since having kids, with another half (50%) of those with young families reporting they’ve had to compromise on their ideal holiday destination to meet the family’s many needs. So, Booking.com is now revealing the top family stays, rumoured to come with a royal endorsement… From the cliff sides of the lush Karma Kandara Bali villas, to Harry and Meghan’s rumoured getaway hotspot at the Clooney’s in Lake Como, Booking.com have created the ultimate guide of royal holiday getaways where families can walk in the steps of the UK’s royal elite.
13
Apr
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
How Tourism Is Empowering South African Women to Climb to Successopens in new window
Our pilot project was funded by the Booking Cares Fund, the corporate social responsibility arm of Booking.com that champions sustainable travel projects and unexpected solutions. They granted us 150,000 euro (US$169,000) and assisted with skills training for my team and resources.
12
Apr
2019
www.inc.com
Arizona: An unrivalled encounter with the Old Westopens in new window
I scored my Tombstone accommodation through Booking.com who don't just list your stock-standard hotels, but all manner of characterful finds like Sagebrush Inn. Booking.com recently commissioned some research called Property Hunter, which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations while on vacation. Sagebrush Inn fits the bill perfectly. And it's cheap as chips through www.booking.com
10
Apr
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
This Is What It’s Like to Spend the Night at Madame Tussaudsopens in new window
We arrive at our very peculiar lodgings for the night: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. I’ve stayed in a lot of odd lodgings but never before surrounded by dozens of celebrities who exist in the uncanny valley between human and otherwise. For this weekend only, all seven Madame Tussauds in the U.S. are opening their doors and allowing guests to book a sleepover via the hotel reservation site Booking.com. It’s part of Booking’s “Experiences”—extraordinary offerings that can be booked exclusively through the site. Last year, Booking invited Miami visitors to reserve a jet-skiing package with DJ Khaled. And now, it’s sweet dreams at Madame Tussauds. Booking plans to continue these offers, but has been mum as to what will be next.
10
Apr
2019
www.fodors.com
BOOKING.COM PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE THAT TRAVELLERS WON’T WANT TO MISS…opens in new window
From modern reinventions of camping classics to space-age pods providing a comfortable place to rest, travellers today have more options than ever when it comes to booking their next getaway. As the global leader in connecting travellers with the most diverse range of unique places to stay, Booking.com offers access to alternative accommodations all around the world. Recent research conducted by Booking shows that over half of global travellers (51%)* reveal they would like to visit somewhere that’s unique and that none of their friends have been to. Additionally, over a quarter of global travellers (26%) like statement accommodation that is unique, so they can seem like trendsetters or different from the crowd.
09
Apr
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Booking.com is Beating Airbnb in Home Stays, Latest Numbers Showopens in new window
Since 2007, 748 million guests have stayed at homes, apartments, or unique listings like yurts and igloos listed on Booking.com, according to its parent company, Booking Holdings. During that same time period, Airbnb says 500 million guests have stayed at one of its listings. The numbers show heated competition between the long-time travel service Booking.com and its buzzy home rental competitor, Airbnb. Booking, long a big player in hotel reservations, wants the world to know that it’s also a powerhouse in home rentals.
08
Apr
2019
fortune.com
How to combine your next wellness retreat with volunteeringopens in new window
Combining voluntourism with a wellness retreat seems like a no-brainer for a feel-good holiday – yet volunteering is a path that needs to be tread carefully. Last year Booking.com revealed there was a rise in conscious travellers, with 59 per cent of people choosing not to go to a destination if they thought it would negatively impact the people who live there.
08
Apr
2019
www.msn.com
Canada’s most relaxed cafés for you and your dogopens in new window
When the caffeine or sugar craving hits, it’s reassuring knowing you’ve got a café to rely on. For city folk and travellers with dogs, being able to bring your pup with you is often a bonus. If you’re in Canada, you’re in luck, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with incredible places across the world has curated a lists of the country’s top cafes for you and your doggo. These cafés will welcome your pup with open arms and you with a piping hot brew.
08
Apr
2019
www.hellovancity.com
Tick polar ice off the bucket listopens in new window
A surprising 68% of Indian travellers prefer not to opt for traditional hotel accommodation for their travel in 2019, against a global average of 37%. That means two-thirds of Indian travellers are opting for home-stays, boutique B&Bs, tree houses, boats and such over chain hotels, a survey by travel engine Booking.com has shown.
06
Apr
2019
www.livemint.com
This Rainbow and Cupcake-filled 'Unicorn House' Might Be the Most Magical Rental in Italyopens in new window
Unicorn House, listed on Booking.com, accommodates two people and is completely decorated from floor to ceiling in unicorn-themed home accessories, art, and furniture. The house debuted as part of Milan’s Design Week in honor of International Unicorn Day (April 9), according to Design Diffusion, and it’s an especially amazing stay for foodies.
06
Apr
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Impress your guests with attractive decoropens in new window
When renting out your home, perfecting the décor of your space is crucial as this greatly impacts your guests’ vacation experience. Research from Booking.com reveals 52 percent prioritize spending money on experiences over material items when travelling, and 23 percent of Canadian travellers value stylish interior design when picking their accommodations.
06
Apr
2019
nationalpost.com
LUXURY GREEN TRAVEL: WHERE TO GO FOR THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY HOTELSopens in new window
For others, environmentally conscious living is a daily practice that spills over into their travel habits. According to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report, 87 percent of global travelers want to travel sustainably with nearly four in 10 out of the people surveyed confirming they do so.
04
Apr
2019
www.newsweek.com
Women in tech ready to return to work after break need support, nurture and mentorship: reportopens in new window
The findings based on a study by Booking.com also suggests that most of the focus has been on girls taking up STEM and starting careers in tech but the need to nurture the women on a break and bring them back is crucial too.
01
Apr
2019
yourstory.com
11 Romantic Hot Spots for a Spring Flingopens in new window
Hotel search engine Booking.com says Mumbai, India, is the number 7 destination trending globally on the company’s site. Giving back can be romantic, too.
01
Apr
2019
www.everythingzoomer.com
The Old West is alive in Tombstoneopens in new window
I scored my Tombstone accommodation through Booking.com who don’t just list your stock-standard hotels, but all manner of quirky gems, just like Sagebrush Inn. Booking.com recently commissioned some research called Property Hunter, which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations while on vacation.
01
Apr
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Hot List: Mythical beasts, mutts and manorsopens in new window
IN CELEBRATION of Unicorn Day on April 9 — yes, it’s a thing, apparently — Booking.com has launched the ultimate Unicorn fantasy home. Located in the centre of Milan, it’s a fluffy, rainbow-filled, Instagrammable paradise with unicorn-themed bedding, wallpaper and furniture.
31
Mar
2019
www.metro.news
For Indian Travellers, Stay Equals Statementopens in new window
A study undertaken by Booking.com highlights how 66 per cent travellers like statement accommodation that is unique so they can seem like a trendsetter. The research coupled with Booking.com’s own data and insights reveal what inspires travellers to look beyond the familiar and leap into the unknown for their next vacation.
30
Mar
2019
destinationreporterindia.com
Impress your guests with the right interior opens in new window
When renting out your home, perfecting the décor of your space is crucial as this greatly impacts your guests’ vacation experience. Research from Booking.com reveals 52 percent prioritize spending money on experiences over material items when travelling, and 23 percent of Canadian travellers value stylish interior design when picking their accommodations.
30
Mar
2019
nationalpost.com
Zoinks! Madame Tussauds to allow guests to stay overnight among celebrity wax figuresopens in new window
The “Ultimate Slumber Party With the Stars” through Booking.com offers the first overnight stays April 5, 6 and 7 at the locations in New York City, Hollywood, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. The plans vary slightly with each location. But each offers sleeping accommodations among the wax celebrities. Sorry, couples: single beds only.
29
Mar
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Six of the best alternative hotel stays that will bring you closer to natureopens in new window
According to data from Booking.com, a third of travellers (37%) worldwide are planning to book a stay in alternative accommodation this year. With that in mind, the hotel booking site has selected six unique getaways that blend the borders between accommodation and nature so that nothing comes in between you and the landscape you’re there to explore.
29
Mar
2019
www.lonelyplanet.com
COOL ROME HOTELS THAT PERFECTLY COMBINE LUXURY & CULTUREopens in new window
Palm Suites offers self-contained apartments for the traveller seeking a more intimate experience. With its epic Rione Monte location (Rione Monte is known as the holy triumvirate of Roman ruins, food and sightseeing), it’s not hard to see why it’s one of Booking.com’s highest-rated locations
27
Mar
2019
www.dmarge.com
75% women in tech in India feel diversity is a top priority for the industry: Report opens in new window
According to research from Booking.com, 75% of women in technology sector in India feel that gender diversity is a a top priority for the industry; and only 26% feel that their company does not prioritize gender diversity enough. The number compares to the global average of 54%.
26
Mar
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
18 Holiday Destinations You Need To Visit In 2019opens in new window
According to Booking.com, research reveals that nearly half of global travellers (45 per cent) want to be more adventurous when it comes to choosing holiday destinations in 2019. And it comes as no surprise this figures rises to a whopping 58 per cent for 18-34-year olds, given millennials' love of visiting untouched (*cough* non-Instagrammed) locations and experiencing foreign delicacies. From Jordan to Georgia, we sat down with the UK's top travel experts to find out their must-see up and coming destinations the to put on your 2019 bucket list.
26
Mar
2019
www.yahoo.com
Booking.com reveals this year's trending property types around the worldopens in new window
Quirky is in when it comes to short-term accommodation, as Booking.com reveals global travellers are on the hunt for unique places where their friends have not already been to, so they can seem like trendsetters of the world. Some 51 per cent of travellers yearn for alternative accommodation when it comes to booking their next getaway, while 26 per cent want to discover unique abodes to stand out from the crowd.
26
Mar
2019
www.housebeautiful.com
ICC, Booking.com join hands for 5 yearsopens in new window
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Booking.com, digital travel platform, on Monday announced a strategic five-year global partnership in which the e-commerce company will become the exclusive accommodation and attractions booking partner for all ICC events.
25
Mar
2019
www.tribuneindia.com
ICC, Booking.com join hands for 5 yearsopens in new window
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Booking.com, digital travel platform, on Monday announced a strategic five-year global partnership in which the e-commerce company will become the exclusive accommodation and attractions booking partner for all ICC events.
25
Mar
2019
www.business-standard.com
Madame Tussauds Is Letting People Spend the Night — and We Don't Know How to Feel About Itopens in new window
But this isn’t just any regular sleepover. Do you think Beyoncé would sleep in a sleeping bag? No. Neither will you, because Madame Tussauds and Booking.comthis link opens in a new tab have outfitted each location with actual beds (lol not wax) to sleep in — though, who actually sleeps at a sleepover?
25
Mar
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE UK’S MOST INCREDIBLE PLACES TO STAYopens in new window
Ever dreamt of staying in a lodge to observe wildlife in its natural habitat? Or, of spending a holiday in an idyllic country house to reconnect with nature? With research from Booking.com uncovering that over a third of global travellers (37%)* planning to book a stay in an alternative accommodation in 2019, you are not the only one.
25
Mar
2019
www.houseofcoco.net
Bangkok too frantic? Then try laid-back Chiang Mai and its astonishing Four Seasons hotel, which turns the pampering up to 11 (and has a water buffalo called Mr Tone you can scrub)opens in new window
The villa, just 15 minutes' drive from the airport, is available through Booking.com, which has found through its 'Property Hunter' statistics that living like a local is key for almost half of British travellers - the attraction being that the accommodation, like our villa, lets them see areas of a city or parts of a country they may not have otherwise explored.
25
Mar
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
You could stay in an apartment where literally everything is unicorn-themedopens in new window
Alberto Yates, Regional Manager at Booking.com, said: "This multi-coloured fantasy home is just one example of more than 5.7 million reported listings in homes, apartments and other unique places to stay available to book and start your own adventure on Booking.com. "We're excited to invite guests to stay at Unicorn House, where they’ll be sure to have an enchanting and magical experience!"
22
Mar
2019
www.getsurrey.co.uk
A Unicorn Hotel Exists & It’s The CUTEST Thing Ever!opens in new window
Want to bring a little magic into your life to lift your spirits out of the everyday dullness of your 9-5 job? Well, we have a treat for you that you won’t want to pass up! A unicorn-themed fantasy home has just popped on to booking.com that will immerse you in a magical world like no other!
22
Mar
2019
www.hit.com.au
Women in tech say their bosses aren't doing enough to promote gender equalityopens in new window
A survey of over 6,000 women in tech by travel company Booking.com, released on Friday, found less than half (48%) believe the industry as a whole is prioritising gender diversity as part of its agenda. On top of that, only slightly more (52%) think the company they work for is doing enough to get women into roles, according to survey.
22
Mar
2019
uk.finance.yahoo.com
Hunt the white Crème Egg 2019: How to get your hands on white chocolate Cadbury creme egg this Easteropens in new window
The chocolate giants have reportedly teamed up with Booking.com to offer egg hunters an overnight stay at a property in central London somewhere.
21
Mar
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Hyderabad: Citizens queue up to feel Vrindavan colours opens in new window
Comparing this year's Holi to last year, representatives of another travel firm Booking.com revealed that the fastest growing destinations are Lonavala, Darjeeling, Tirupati, Ooty, Vrindavan, Gangtok, Puri, Pune, Tiruvannamalai and Shirdi. Citizens are attracted by sightseeing, shopping, local food and most importantly, culture at these spots. 
21
Mar
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Hostelling International USA Announces Million Gallon Challenge in Honor of World Water Dayopens in new window
In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Hostelling International USA (HI USA), a national nonprofit with more than 50 hostels nationwide, has announced "The Million Gallon Challenge," enlisting guests to help them save a million gallons of water over the next year. HI USA was awarded a $250,000 grant by Booking.com to install Hydrao SmartShowers in all its owned and/or operated hostels.
21
Mar
2019
www.digitaljournal.com
Incredible unicorn-themed house opens for stays and it's as magical as you'd hopeopens in new window
Alberto Yates, Regional Manager at Booking.com, said: "This multi-coloured fantasy home is just one example of more than 5.7 million reported listings in homes, apartments and other unique places to stay available to book and start your own adventure on Booking.com.
21
Mar
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Unique destinationsopens in new window
Driven by the desire to make camping a more enjoyable experience for everyone, recent years have seen a significant increase in interest for glamourous camping – or glamping – with almost a third of global travellers (31%) stating that they prefer unique and quirky accommodations while on vacation, such as luxury tents. Indeed luxury tents are among the fastest rising in relative popularity of accommodation types on Booking.com, connecting travellers with the great outdoors without having to give up modern luxuries.
19
Mar
2019
good.net.nz
The sister act: Gillian Tans wants to fight gender bias in tech, get more women on board opens in new window
Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, feels that the tech industry is being held back due to a lack of female decision-makers. 
 To create a level playing field, Tans feels that companies need to do more. It begins with empowering women. “This includes putting forth more female role models, eliminating gender bias that starts right from the recruitment process and investing in initiatives that spotlight the industry as welcoming at all stages, from new entrants up to the most senior leadership.” 
19
Mar
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Celebrating The MVPs Of Technologyopens in new window
Now in its second year, the Technology Playmaker Awards recognize women across the global technology scene who are trailblazing new paths, creating innovative products and experiences and positively impacting communities by inspiring future generations. In conversation with Burbidge, she highlighted how the phrase ‘technology playmaker’ reminded her of team sports and how being categorized as a team player usually suggests that you’re the one behind the scenes, “hustling and getting stuff done.” She added that celebrating the ‘playmakers’ is out of the ordinary because you’re not just rewarding the ‘winners.’ These awards celebrate the people who “move the team across the line and get them closer to a goal in collaboration with the rest of the team. In the greater context of technology, I think it’s great that we’re thinking about this sector specifically and shining a light on those who are making a difference.”
19
Mar
2019
www.forbes.com
These minimalist stays will inspire you to declutter your lifeopens in new window
With the rise of decluttering or 'Marie Kondo-ing' your home, Booking.com says that 30 per cent of global travellers prefer a minimalist approach to interior design in accommodation. It makes sense, with 53 per cent of travellers stating their main motivations to travel is to experience a simpler lifestyle.
18
Mar
2019
travel.nine.com.au
The atmospheric world of Canada’s live music sceneopens in new window
A surefire way to connect with a city is by immersing yourself in its arts scene and visiting the venues and hotspots where locals flock. According to Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choices of incredible places to stay, when it comes to a stylish stay, 27% of Canadian travellers want to be near entertainment. If this percentage includes you, we have a list of some of the country’s most historic show venues along with nearby recommendations for places to stay.
18
Mar
2019
www.hellovancity.com
These Are the Best Times to Visit Greeceopens in new window
According to Booking.com, based on bookings made between January 2018 and December 2018, hotels in Athens are 33% more affordable in February than compared to the most expensive month of the year, which (for Booking.com) is June. Hotels in Santorini in January are 51% more affordable than they are in August, and for Mykonos, March is 73% more affordable than August.
17
Mar
2019
thepointsguy.com
National Bed & Breakfast Week: The best places around the UK that you can still bookopens in new window
This Booking.com offer is perfect for anyone who is looking for a stylish getaway. The White Lodge Southsea is located in Portsmouth and offers individually designed bedrooms with Victorian features, free parking, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. It's a short stroll away from Portsmouth Ferry Terminal while Gunwharf, featuring designer shops and waterside restaurants, is about five minutes drive way.
16
Mar
2019
www.thescottishsun.co.uk
Challenges for women continue at workplace, but organisations are taking cognisance and making changesopens in new window
Women in the tech sector certainly feel that assurances of pay equity between men and women are among essential corporate actions to propel their growth in the industry with 42 percent of women sharing this sentiment, said Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives at Booking.com, a travel e-commerce firm that carried out a global study undertaken across 10 countries on Women in Tech.
14
Mar
2019
www.firstpost.com
Next billion will use Internet to advance their social standing: Booking Holdings surveyopens in new window
Our largest business, Booking.com, just reached a milestone of 140,000 listings in its alternative accommodations business in India, becoming one of the largest platforms for Indian consumers to find everything from hotels to homes, apartments and even tree houses. Internet penetration is growing rapidly in India, with the smartphone penetration in India being around 500 million plus now. 
14
Mar
2019
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Marlborough alpaca farm named in top NZ accommodation spots by Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com's Guest Review Awards honour accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences and high-quality accommodation. Now in their seventh year, 759,845 properties received awards across 219 countries.
14
Mar
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
Leaders of Tomorrow |Season 7| Booking.comopens in new window
On this episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, we bring you an interesting conversation with Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Maldives, Booking.com where she sheds light on creating alternative accommodation options in India and creating micro-entrepreneurs across the globe.
12
Mar
2019
www.timesnownews.com
WOMEN LEAD THE CHARGE IN SOLO TRAVELopens in new window
And a recent Booking.com survey found that 65% of Americn women are taking vacations without their partners—something many in the forefront of travel have been seeing on the ground for a while.
12
Mar
2019
www.newsweek.com
The most dazzling stargazing stays around the worldopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed that travellers are looking to push the limits on where travel will take us in 2019. In fact, they’re looking to push the limits as far as outer space, with 40% of global travellers excited about the prospect of space travel in the future and 38% open to considering the experience for themselves.
11
Mar
2019
drifttravel.com
6 Affordable Spring Break Destinations to Try This Yearopens in new window
According to Booking.com, you could save as much as 54% on accommodations in Boston during the week of March 18, making it one of the best options for budget-conscious travelers.
09
Mar
2019
thepointsguy.com
The world’s best snowboarding destinations almost all year-roundopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has compiled the best destinations for beginner and expert snowboarders.
08
Mar
2019
www.hellovancity.com
The Women Who Travel Power Listopens in new window
The Dutch-born mother of three is based out of Booking.com’s headquarters in Amsterdam but spends more than half the year on the road, checking in on the company’s tens of thousands of employees in offices across the globe and encouraging diversity—gender and otherwise. "Diversity of all kinds has been core to Booking.com's culture since the company was founded 20 years ago. Preserving our position as one of the most diverse and gender-balanced tech companies in the world is as important to us today as it was at the start.”
08
Mar
2019
www.cntraveler.com
Mike Yardley: Savouring the Soundsopens in new window
I locked in the Bellbird through Booking.com who offer a diverse array of options from hotels and apartments to holiday homes and campsites, no matter what your budget is.
06
Mar
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
A.I. Wants to Know How You Plan a Tripopens in new window
Booking.com, an Amsterdam-based online travel agent, is incorporating similar learning into its hybrid chatbot, Booking Assistant. The assistant currently answers about 60 percent of users’ post-booking queries, like hotel checkout times or Wi-Fi availability. It also loops in humans when it can’t find the appropriate answer, the company said.
04
Mar
2019
www.nytimes.com
The biggest travel trends of 2019opens in new window
According to a survey conducted by Booking.com among its Indian users, 97 per cent travellers said they would be willing to spend time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay, and almost half (46 per cent) said they would be willing to clear plastic or litter from their destination, while on holiday.
04
Mar
2019
www.femina.in
Booking.com announces milestone of 140,000 reported listings in 'Alternative Accommodation' segment in Indiaopens in new window
This creates a new Industry benchmark in the overall 'Alternative Accommodations' category in India and bears testimony to Booking.com's recent analysis which stated that 68% Indian travellers surveyed would prefer 'Alternative Accommodations' for their travel in 2019.
28
Feb
2019
www.business-standard.com
Booking and Airbnb Are Now in a Homesharing Dead Heatopens in new window
Booking Holdings made a series of first-ever disclosures about its alternative accommodations business in tandem with the release of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 earnings Wednesday. Among them, Booking reported that in the third quarter, it notched “over $1 billion” in revenue from its homesharing business, including vacation homes, apartments, and unique properties that aren’t hotels.
27
Feb
2019
skift.com
68% Indian travellers prefer alternative accommodation in 2019opens in new window
A majority (68 percent) of Indian travellers said they will be looking to book an alternative accommodation in 2019, compared to the global average of 37 percent, according to a study by Booking.com.
27
Feb
2019
www.cnbctv18.com
Alice+Olivia’s Spring-Summer 2019 was a whirlwind showopens in new window
And her S/S 2019 presentation in New York this past September, in association with travel portal Booking.com, did not disappoint. Bendet converted the iconic Pier59 Studios into a globetrotting experience for the showcase, called 'Passport To Wonderland'.
26
Feb
2019
elle.in
The most fashionable hotels from around the worldopens in new window
Fashion has become increasingly important to us on overseas holidays: New data from Booking.com reveals 48% of all travellers make the effort to look their best on vacay.
26
Feb
2019
www.realestate.com.au
Take a DNA test, then buy an airplane ticketopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the world’s largest accommodations booking sites, surveyed 21,500 travellers this summer about their dream trips, and 40 per cent reported that they wanted to take or had actually taken a trip based on the results of home DNA tests.
21
Feb
2019
www.thestar.com
Mike Yardley: Noshing around Nelson-Tasmanopens in new window
I booked my accommodation through Booking.com who boast hundreds of options across Nelson-Tasman, plus an excellent filter highlighting where your four-legged travelling companions are welcome. Booking.com offers a diverse array of options from hotels and apartments to holiday homes and campsites. Whether you’re on the website or via the app, Booking.com is super easy to use with incredible deals and total flexibility, whether you need to amend or cancel your bookings.
16
Feb
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans on why being accessible to your team allows you, as a leader, to be held accountableopens in new window
Being accessible can seem daunting, but it’s critical to ensure your team stays engaged and motivated. It also allows you, as a leader, to be held accountable. It’s important to remember that your employees, of all titles and roles, are watching how you respond to situations and hearing the words you speak…both on a platform and in walking meetings through the hallways of your office.
15
Feb
2019
medium.com
5 travel trends to watch in 2019opens in new window
"With technological advancements, an ever more connected world and a continuously growing consumer appetite for the best travel experiences, we're poised for groundbreaking developments, taking travel to unexplored heights," said the Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, Pepijn Rijvers.
15
Feb
2019
www.stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's most romantic spots for a Valentine's Day staycationopens in new window
Whether it's on Valentine's Day, or any other day of the year, taking a trip away with your honey is the perfect way to connect deeply and bring on those warm fuzzy feelings. With the help of Booking.com, we've put together a list of some of Aotearoa's most romantic locations, so you can start planning a surprise mini-break for that special someone.
14
Feb
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
More lovebirds flying abroad to spice up V-Dayopens in new window
After analysing the booking behaviour and patterns of the Indian travellers, Booking.com released popular domestic and International destinations booked during Valentine's day for romantic getaways. While domestic destinations like Udaipur, Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Varkala, Neemrana, Lonavala featured among the list of top domestic destinations, when it comes to International travel, Paris, Venice, Prague, Dubai are chosen places.
14
Feb
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Lea Michele Rented This Amazing Hawaii Home for Her Bachelorette Party — Here’s How You Can Rent It Tooopens in new window
Lea Michele, the actress from the beloved series Glee, celebrated her upcoming wedding to Zandy Reich the best way imaginable: With a dreamy bachelorette party in Hawaii. Michele’s bachelorette weekend in Kalihiwai, Hawaii surely upped the ante on all other bachelorette weekends. That’s because she got a little help from Booking.com on finding and selecting her perfect party destination.
07
Feb
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
15 Game of Thrones filming locations every fan should visitopens in new window
You’ll recognise the thick stone walls and powerful structure of this Scottish castle as Winterfell and with its great views, it’s not hard to see why it was chosen as a filming location. The medieval fortress is one of the best preserved in the county, with a massive Great Hall and kitchen fireplace big enough for you to stand in that are well worth checking out. Booking.com has a selection of B&Bs and hotels near the castle from £40 per night.
07
Feb
2019
www.digitalspy.com
Magical Harry Potter-themed flat is a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle and costs just £50 a nightopens in new window
One spellbound visitor is Bejamin, who writes on Booking.com: “Fantastic location and great little apartment. Unlike Harry’s cupboard under the stairs it was spacious and well decorated.”
06
Feb
2019
www.scotsman.com
Lea Michele celebrates her bachelorette party with famous friends in a stunning luxury villa during Hawaii getawayopens in new window
The 32-year-old Scream Queens star shared snaps from her soiree in Hawaii as she stayed in a luxury villas with friends such as Emma Roberts and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. The gorgeous group of gals dropped their bags at Ikena Lani, whose name means 'heavenly view,' courtesy of Booking.com.
05
Feb
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
Inside Lea Michele's Bachelorette Weekend in Hawaii: How She Celebrated with Famous Friendsopens in new window
The girl gang stayed at Ikena Lani, a luxury residence, whose name means “heavenly view,” courtesy of Booking.com.
05
Feb
2019
people.com
A Twist in Travel Trends for Spring Break, According to Booking.comopens in new window
According to Booking.com's 2019 Travel Predictions, over half of travelers would like to visit a destination that none of their friends have been to (51%).
05
Feb
2019
www.stockwatch.com
5 Capitals of Culture to Add to Your 2019 Travel Wish Listopens in new window
According to Booking.com, over half of global travellers (55 percent) say their most prominent motivation for travel in 2019 is to escape from normal life and half (51 percent) say they would like to visit somewhere that none of their friends have been to. With the help of Booking.com, we have unearthed the best places to stay while you explore some of the unique cultural spots around the world.
04
Feb
2019
thelastfashionbible.com
Booking.Com Reveals The 2019 Long Weekend Guide For Travellers From Mumbaiopens in new window
With the intense work culture and fast-paced lifestyles in Mumbai, a long weekend is a saving grace for Mumbaikars to destress and relax. According to a recent survey by Booking.com, almost three quarters of Indian travellers plan to take more weekend trips in 2019 (73 per cent).
01
Feb
2019
www.expresstravel.in
The mindful traveleropens in new window
Fed up of cleaning up after yourself or your family? Desperate for a break free of the stress and clutter that comes with everyday life? It’s no surprise really that Booking.com has found that more than half (57%) of Kiwi travellers value experiences more highly than material possessions.
01
Feb
2019
good.net.nz
Inside the Creme Egg themed apartment where all chocoholics will want to stayopens in new window
If you're always stocking up on Cadbury 's Creme Eggs when Easter comes around, then we may have found the ultimate apartment for you. That's because the chocolate company has teamed up with Booking.com to create an entire property themed around the tasty treats - and of course, it's filled with the chocolate eggs themselves.
31
Jan
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
New Zealand named as one of world's most welcoming countriesopens in new window
"I may be a little biased but I think it's absolutely fantastic for New Zealand to be recognised in this way," said Booking.com's Local Area Manager Joshua Nu'u-Steele.
30
Jan
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans says her job - and life - is like running a marathon opens in new window
Gillian Tans, chief executive officer at Booking.com, is often named amongst the most influential women in the tech industry and is credited for taking her company to new heights during her tenure.
30
Jan
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
POLAND'S TREASURE Krakow is the land of tears and triumphs where the past wants to be heard in Poland’s beautiful surroundingsopens in new window
The majestic, medieval Wawel Castle’s battlements and turrets, floodlit and almost Disney-perfect against the darkening blue of the autumn sky. And backlit by a full moon which almost looked as if it had been strategically placed for maximum picture effect. Below the castle hill, the wide twist of the Vistula River, a silver snake in the gloaming. Yep, this was going to be good. And our studio flat home for the week added to the welcome. We booked our apartment after checking out a huge selection on accommodation specialists site booking.com.
27
Jan
2019
www.thescottishsun.co.uk
Gillian Tans on Travel Trendsopens in new window
CEO of @bookingcom says more people than ever want personalized travel experiences.
26
Jan
2019
www.bloomberg.com
From a capsule hotel and a tiny house to a luxury tent and a Moroccan Riad: The eight most unique getaways for 2019 that WON'T break the bankopens in new window
Here, booking.com reveal eight unique getaways, based on a sample of adults who have either travelled in the past 12 months, or are planning to this year.
26
Jan
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
Weston rated one of the most welcoming destinations for holidaymakersopens in new window
Vermeulen, from Booking.com’s said: “With these awards, we celebrate and thank all of the amazing accommodation providers who create special travel experiences for our customers on a daily basis.”
24
Jan
2019
www.thewestonmercury.co.uk
Fake hotel reviews? Never on Booking.com, says CEOopens in new window
“With Booking.com, it’s always real,” Gillian Tans said during a one-to-one video interview with Yahoo Finance UK at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. “People cannot leave a review if they haven’t stayed at the property. And it’s a good thing because we know when people actually stay. We don’t have that problem at all,” she said.
24
Jan
2019
www.yahoo.com
Digital tax a threat to innovation, Booking.com CEO saysopens in new window
Gillian Tans, president and CEO of Booking.com, discusses the U.S.-China trade war and digital regulation.
24
Jan
2019
www.cnbc.com
Cadbury Reveals Location Of One Of Its Elusive White Creme Eggsopens in new window
But if that wasn't quite exciting enough, the chocolate giant has now teamed up with Booking.com and revealed that it has hidden one of its White Creme Eggs in a mystery property. If you want to get your hands on the elusive sweet treat, all you need to do it find the secret listing on Booking.com and book the overnight stay listed at £9.99. The hideaway has been filled with creme eggs, and decorated with pictures of the chocolatey treats.
23
Jan
2019
www.ladbible.com
Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticketopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the world’s largest accommodations booking sites, surveyed 21,500 travelers this summer about their dream trips, and 40 percent reported that they wanted to take or had actually taken a trip based on the results of home DNA tests.
22
Jan
2019
www.nytimes.com
Cadbury's White Creme Egg hunt amps up as company reveals where one is hiddenopens in new window
The Cadbury's White Creme Eggs hunt is on, with chocolate fans searching for hundreds of the elusive treats - find one, and you could win prizes of up to £10,000. But now, the chocolate experts have thrown in a twist - and it could help you get your hands on one of the coveted sweet treats. Teaming up with Booking.com, Cadbury revealed it has hidden a White Creme Egg inside a specially-created property. All you need to do is find the secret listing on Booking.com, and bag the overnight stay going for £9.99. The best part is the listing isn't just a standard property; it's been filled with creme eggs, and decorated with plenty of quirky tributes to the sweet treats among the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. And somewhere inside sits one of the desired White Cadbury Creme Egg, which guests can search for - although it could be anywhere from the fully stocked fridge to the decorations or even the bathroom walls. Want a clue to get you started? The listing is in a central London location.
22
Jan
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Tourism demand for 'wellness' holidays growsopens in new window
A survey recently issued by Booking.com claims to have questioned more than 21,000 travellers from 29 countries about their views and priorities, and the environment was a significant factor. It found that 86% of respondents "would be willing to spend time doing activities that counterbalance the environmental impact of their stay, with 37% saying they would spend time clearing plastic and litter from a beach or another tourist attraction".
21
Jan
2019
www.bbc.com
Places that should be on every foodie’s bucket list this yearopens in new window
According to Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager India, Sri Lanka & Maldives at Booking.com “India is a country with a very diverse food culture, and ‘tasty food’ is almost always a prerequisite for us, wherever we go. We as a nation love to explore new destinations with unique cuisines. Food culture has now become an integral part of our overall travel experience, as it gives us an opportunity to immerse ourselves into the local culture and communities when travelling abroad. Food will play a huge role in defining travel choices in the year to come as more and more travellers open themselves to new experiences!”
19
Jan
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A local’s guide to Palermo, Sicily: 10 top tipsopens in new window
On a tree-lined street close to the sea, B&B Antonella is an excellent choice, with bikes and beach gear to borrow, and a lovely garden for breakfast (doubles from €90 B&B, on Booking.com).
17
Jan
2019
www.theguardian.com
37% of travelers plan to stay in unique accommodation in 2019opens in new window
From castles to tree houses to igloos, there's a wide range of alternative accommodation out there for travelers looking for something a little different for their vacations. According to research published Wednesday, January 16 by Booking.com, 37% of global travelers plan to book a stay in this kind of unconventional accommodation in 2019.
16
Jan
2019
www.msn.com
Here Are The Travel Trends To Watch Out For In 2019opens in new window
It goes without saying squeezing in a quick weekend trip is beyond beneficial, plus it’s far less stressful than a hefty, itinerary-heavy trip. Booking.com reports that 53 per cent of global travellers are planning to take more weekend trips in 2019, with an increase in cheap flights and transport improvements making it blissfully easier.
16
Jan
2019
www.theurbanlist.com
LESS SITTING DOWN AND MORE ADVENTURE IS THE WAY OF THE MODERN FAMILY HOLIDAYopens in new window
Most of us would sooner eat glass than endure the caravan park holidays (or cold Welsh beaches) of our formative years but booking.com reveals revisiting childhood destinations as part of a holiday is on the way up, with 44 per cent of 18 to 34-year-old travellers proving particularly keen.
16
Jan
2019
www.escape.com.au
These 10 Cities Were Just Ranked The Most Welcoming In Canadaopens in new window
Curious about what are most welcoming cities in the world’s most welcoming country? Popular hotel site Booking.com shared its list of the most welcoming places in Canada according to their guest reviews from 2018. These insights offer us a unique look at our country through the eyes of visitors from around the world.
14
Jan
2019
www.narcity.com
Kerala tops list with 5 out of 10 tourist destinations in Indiaopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the world's leading digital travel platforms, on Saturday revealed that Kerala toped the list with five out of 10 most welcoming tourist destinations in India.
12
Jan
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
"Welcoming city" accolade for Perthopens in new window
The Fair City was named as the fourth most welcoming city in the country by Booking.com, behind Stirling, Stornoway and Weymouth. The list was compiled from the holiday accommodation website’s list of 2018 Guest Review awards. Joost Vermeulen, Booking.com’s regional director, said: “No matter the type, size or location of the property, what we see from our customers is that they value a human connection when they travel, whether it’s some extra attention to detail or a truly individualised approach to service."
11
Jan
2019
www.dailyrecord.co.uk
5 of the World’s Coolest Igloos and Ice Hotels for an Ultimate Winter Stay opens in new window
As the days grow shorter and temperatures continue to drop, embrace the cold this winter with a stay in a cool igloo or ice hotel. According to Booking.com research, 29% of Canadian travellers plan to stay in at least once in a type of accommodation they’ve never stayed in before – and we’re fairly certain you’ve never stayed in an igloo.
09
Jan
2019
www.hellovancity.com
The Most Surprising Travel Trend of 2019 Is Really Good News for the Oceanopens in new window
According to sites like Pinterest and Booking.com, while 2018 may have been the year of solo adventures and ‘Gram-worthy experiences, 2019 is all about reducing our environmental footprint while traveling. And lucky for anyone who wants to hop on this eco-friendly train, there are more than a few different ways to go about it.
09
Jan
2019
www.msn.com
Building Your Brand Is How You Will Stand Out When Applying for a Jobopens in new window
Booking.com's chief people officer, Yvonne Agei, reviews more than 400,000 resumes per year with the help of her recruitment colleagues. She recommends candidates customize their resumes specifically for the role for which they are applying. This can mean listing relevant and hard-to-find skills that the employer may be searching for, such as Python web development skills or technical writing skills with experience in blockchain technology terminology.
09
Jan
2019
www.entrepreneur.com
About 73% of Indian travellers will take more weekend trips in 2019: Booking.com opens in new window
Weekend getaways will be trending top for Indian travellers in 2019, according to Booking.com. The recent research conducted by the travel booking platform revealed that almost three-quarters of Indian travellers plan to take more weekend trips in 2019 (73%). About 84% of the Indian travellers now wish to take a holiday to mentally unwind, over sightseeing and other travel-related activities.
08
Jan
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
6 eco-friendly hotels made for conscious travellersopens in new window
Recent research from Booking.com revealed that a whopping 86 per cent of holidaymakers say they would be willing to spend time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay, with over a third (37 per cent) willing to clear plastic and litter from a beach or other tourist attractions
07
Jan
2019
in.style.yahoo.com
Unlikely tourist hotspots: Why Georgia is on our minds opens in new window
But for anyone looking further afield than traditional favourites like Spain and Portugal, leading online travel site booking.com has compiled a list of up-and-coming destinations by analysing bookings during the past two years and polling 21,500 people on their travel plans for 2019. A spokesman said: "Our research reveals that nearly half of global travellers want to be more adventurous in their choice of destination in 2019 than they were in 2018."
06
Jan
2019
www.express.co.uk
Seven cities that show how cool winter can beopens in new window
With the long nights and cold temperatures of winter upon us, it’s tempting to retreat to a warm spot in front of a crackling fire. However, Booking.com has delved into its more than 5.8 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay in 144,000 destinations to present seven city breaks that will have you exploring winter’s cool factor to the fullest. Whether you’re after cozy restaurants with warm and hearty food, great shopping or beautiful architecture that glows in winter’s dusk, bundle up and wander the charming streets of these magical winter destinations.
04
Jan
2019
drifttravel.com
Hotel Syrene in Capri is a sparkling retreatopens in new window
Booking.com has delved into insights from more than 163 million verified guest reviews and research from 21,500 travellers across 29 countries to reveal its travel predictions for 2019. One of the stand-out discoveries is that travellers are keen to maximise the micro-weekend.
03
Jan
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Five of the world's coolest igloos and ice hotelsopens in new window
According to Booking.com over half of Kiwi travellers are saying that they plan to prioritise spending on experiences over material items when travelling in the year to come, so why not stay in an icy accommodation that is an experience in and of itself?
30
Dec
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
How 2018 became the year of the bubble hotelopens in new window
A bubble hotel is essentially an inflatable, transparent dome, designed to allow guests to cocoon themselves in nature without quite leaving their material comforts behind. Joost Vermeulen, Director of Booking.com for UK, Ireland, Nordics and Benelux told Lonely Planet Travel News that bubble hotels are increasing in profile and interest for travellers as “they provide a diverse, ‘at one with nature’ and most importantly unforgettable experience to guests.” He noted that travel with experiences at its core was one of 2018’s major travel trends but 2019 will take it even further.
24
Dec
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
Designer fills townhouse with glitter but can you sleep in the House of Sparkle?opens in new window
Cowan said after the launch: ‘The Booking.com House of Sparkle was a big success and great fun to work on. As the designer on the project, I wanted the property to ooze sparkle and take inspiration from my latest fashion collection, ultimately styled to turn heads and feature copious amounts of shimmer, drama and of course, glamour. ‘The launch tied in perfectly with the sparkly Christmas period and stays sold out on Booking.com within minutes of going live on the website.’
24
Dec
2018
metro.co.uk
19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019opens in new window
Over half of global travelers — 53 percent — plan on taking smaller weekend trips in 2019 instead of big, extravagant vacations that last for a week or more, according to a recent Booking.com survey.
22
Dec
2018
nypost.com
66 per cent Indians travel to become social media influencers, bloggersopens in new window
A new research on Thursday revealed that 66 per cent of Indians see travel as a potential opportunity to earn a living as a social media influencer or travel blogger, as opposed to having a traditional full-time job. The findings, conducted by the travel e-commerce company Booking.com, also showed that over three fifths (63 per cent) of travellers admit it's an ambition of theirs to use travel to launch a social media career.
20
Dec
2018
www.newindianexpress.com
Hit the slopes this winter without breaking the bankopens in new window
Booking.com compared pricing data for over 300 destinations that travelers endorse the most for ‘downhill skiing’, to present some of the best places and most affordable times to go. Whether a beginner looking for a friendly fur-lined mountain village with good après ski, or a pro looking for the longest stretch of slopes to schuss down, there are affordable options for everyone.
20
Dec
2018
drifttravel.com
Here’s what Indians are going to do next summeropens in new window
Three out of four travellers plan to take more weekend trips next year, according to the findings of the survey by Booking.com. Close to nine out of 10 either have or would participate in cultural exchanges and more than three in four plan to travel to a destination that makes them feel like a child again.
20
Dec
2018
www.livemint.com
Take a Dip in these Great Swimming Spotsopens in new window
Travelers are looking to experience something a little different on their next getaway, hoping to visit somewhere that none of their friends have been to. Swap the swimming pools and tourist-saturated beaches for a more unique swimming spot. Booking.com unearths the best swimming holes around the world.
19
Dec
2018
drifttravel.com
Equilibria Seminyak: A welcome retreat with 24 hour relaxationopens in new window
According to Booking.com, almost two-thirds of travellers (60 per cent) now want experiences more than material possessions, wanting a more authentic experience.
18
Dec
2018
www.express.co.uk
Best places to stay in Baliopens in new window
Premier Med-style, with a private beach, reached via a spectacular inclinator, this accommodation is simply stunning and will make for some incredible Instagram shots. See more at Booking.com.
18
Dec
2018
www.good.net.nz
25 Destinations You Should Travel to Before They Get Too Expensiveopens in new window
While popular destinations like Paris and London can have travel costs that are prohibitively high, some international cities are far friendlier to the wallet. GOBankingRates consulted Booking.com’s list of up-and-coming destinations — based on year-over-year changes in bookings — to find some less-expensive travel spots around the globe. If you’re set on taking the family overseas, you might want to consider one of these affordable vacation destinations.
10
Dec
2018
ca.finance.yahoo.com
How will social media impact the way we travel in 2019?opens in new window
Does social media impact where and how you travel? From looking to favourite social media influencers for genuine travel inspiration, to considering making a career out of travel itself and sometimes falling into the pressures of having a compelling online presence, it seems that travel and social media work hand in hand. Booking.com surveyed 21,500 travellers across 29 countries to find out just how social media will continue to change the way we travel in 2019.
10
Dec
2018
drifttravel.com
E-commerce company wants to make your on-the-ground travel experience smooth as silkopens in new window
In Booking.com’s Montreal office, Marco Purificati oversees Booking Experiences for North America. "We have done research specific to Canadian travellers and we found that — and it’s not a surprise considering the busy lives that we all run — at least one in five Canadians want to have the research done for them, someone to do the hard work in terms of discovering the next destination or what to do on vacation."
08
Dec
2018
www.thestar.com
Five beautiful islands to set sail toopens in new window
According to Booking.com, almost half of Kiwis want to see as much as possible while travelling. A great way to give yourself the freedom to explore is to get out on the water - so why not opt for an elegant yacht, cool catamaran or a gorgeous beachhouse by the sea? A seamless transition from four walls to none at all, just endless horizon.
08
Dec
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Pretend to Be a Time Traveller Day: World's best holiday destinationsopens in new window
According to Booking.com, almost a third of Kiwi travellers say that they prefer unique and quirky accommodation over more traditional places. With December 8 is recognised as Pretend to Be a Time Traveller Day, here are some great destination as charming villages frozen in time.
07
Dec
2018
www.newshub.co.nz
Video: Take a look inside the sparkliest townhouse in Londonopens in new window
The house has been set up by Booking.com in collaboration with fashion designer Christian Cowan, whose clothes have been worn by all manner of celebs – from Beyoncé and Rita Ora to Priyanka Chopra and Tyra Banks.
06
Dec
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
This year’s unexpectedly popular holiday destinationsopens in new window
Thanks to data from Booking.com, we can reveal the top five unexpectedly popular travel destinations endorsed by travellers from Britain in 2018. If you’re looking to book a trip, why not add one of these to your 2019 bucket list?
06
Dec
2018
www.womanandhome.com
7 luxury hotels around the world that are perfect for a festive season staycationopens in new window
Fans of glitz and glamour have a unique opportunity to make their holiday season bright by booking a stay at the House of Sparkle, a 2,000 square foot townhouse in London, decked from ground floor to roof in glitter, sequins and shimmer, available for booking exclusively on Booking.com from December 7 to 9. If you’re not able to book a stay at the House of Sparkle, here are 7 equally dazzling accommodations around the world that are ideal for this festive season.
05
Dec
2018
elle.in
Top travel destinations and trends for 2019opens in new window
The Appren-trip (apprenticeship trip) is top of our minds with Australians wanting to return smarter and more fulfilled than when they left. Booking.com has Appren-trips at the top of its "2019 travel trends" list with its survey finding that 68% of travellers considered travelling to learn a new skill, 54% want to participate in a volunteer trip and 52% want to take on a work placement.
05
Dec
2018
www.finder.com.au
The World's Most Powerful Women In Business 2018: Driving Change From The Corner Officeopens in new window
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans, No. 43, earned her place after the travel site reached a landmark five million non-hotel listings in April.
04
Dec
2018
www.forbes.com
Six winter wonderlands to enjoy a magical white Christmasopens in new window
Research conducted by Booking.com revealed almost half of Australians feel like they are missing out on a magical Christmas by living in Australia. Over a third say it’s because we don’t have the same Christmas-sy atmosphere than other countries such as the decorations, trees and mistletoes (36%), because it is too hot to wear Christmas jumpers (35%) and because they cannot ski, sledge or make snowmen/snow angels (27%). To help cure your ‘snow-mo’, Booking.com, has pulled together six of the frostiest, snow-blanketed destinations where you can enjoy a magical White Christmas and rock your favourite Christmas sweater.
03
Dec
2018
www.mindfood.com
50 stunning photos reveal what microkitchens are like in New York and San Franciscoopens in new window
Earlier this year, comedian Kevin Hart curated a tiny home in New York for Booking.com. Hart told USA Today that he partnered with the travel booking site because the design fits his lifestyle.
03
Dec
2018
www.businessinsider.com
This Christmas season, stay at the world’s most sparkly townhouseopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has teamed up with internationally renowned designer and sparkle champion, Christian Cowan, to create the world’s most sparkly townhouse, the ‘House of Sparkle’.
27
Nov
2018
www.travelandtourworld.com
Airplus partners with Booking.comopens in new window
Payment and billing solutions provider Airplus International has teamed up with travel e-commerce site Booking.com to provide a booking and payment solution for corporates and business travellers.
27
Nov
2018
buyingbusinesstravel.com
Booking.com Black Friday deals include city break hotels from £7 a nightopens in new window
If it's cheap hotel deals that you're after this Black Friday, then you may want to check out Booking.com's latest sale. That's because the hotel bookings website has slashed prices on hotels worldwide and with savings of up to 40%, it could be the perfect opportunity to start planning a city break.
23
Nov
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Best of Both Worlds – Hidden Gems Just Outside Top Urban Hotspotsopens in new window
With urban hotspots being the obvious choice for many travellers, this list of beautiful alternative destinations are often overshadowed by their better-known neighbours. However, they’re still a great choice for a better-value city break without missing out on the area’s authenticity, history, gastronomy and a thriving culture, and they often come at a lower cost and without crowds of tourists. Highly endorsed by Booking.com travellers for beaches, restaurants and nightlife, the beautiful coastal town of Sitges is easily accessible by train.
23
Nov
2018
www.hellovancity.com
Gigantic Travel Sales Predicted For Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2018opens in new window
It’s not uncommon for company to begin offering flash sales on Black Friday and continuing them through Cyber Monday and then through Travel Deal Tuesday. Over the years we've seen the window for travel deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to grow," said Todd Dunlap, Managing Director of The Americas for Booking.com. "It still remains important, though, to do your research and not jump on anything too quickly.
23
Nov
2018
www.forbes.com
Think Outside The Boxopens in new window
People are looking to celebrities for inspiration on where to stay. After all, a honeymoon where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry or Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian found newlywed bliss would be unforgettable. In fact, according to a global survey from Booking.com, almost 1 in 5 (17%) of travellers look to celebrity accommodations when booking their trips. So why not travel in style?
22
Nov
2018
weddingguidemag.com
Is THIS the UK's most Instagrammable hotel? Converted townhouse covered in GLITTER opens its doors in London (but you'll have to be quick if you want to grab a booking)opens in new window
A lavish-four storey townhouse in London will be transformed into a glittering pop-up hotel for trendy visitors. The 2,000 sq ft home will be almost entirely covered in sequins, mirror balls and all manner of sparkle as it prepares to welcome guests head of the festive season. In total 100kg of glitter, 36,000 gold sequins, 2km of metallic streamers and 52,000 mirror ball facets will adorn the building's incredible interiors.
21
Nov
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Appren-trip will be 2019's biggest travel trendopens in new window
As people become more conscious of the potential impact they can have abroad, Booking.com— an e-commerce company that took answers from 21,500 travellers across 29 countries— has predicted that those vacationing in 2019 will be more likely to plan a trip that involves volunteering. In an attempt to give back and make their trips more meaningful, Booking.com found that 54% of people will travel to third world countries and volunteer to help those less fortunate.
21
Nov
2018
www.who.com.au
Booking.com's House of Sparkle promises the most glittery night of your lifeopens in new window
British fashion designer Christian Cowan, famous for dressing the likes of Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Beyoncé in his super glam designs, has teamed up with Booking.com to create the most fabulously festive and sparkly staycation spot in London, The House of Sparkle. Stationed in the heart of London’s Soho, the townhouse’s façade is covered with 36,000 gold sequins and inside it’s been doused in 100kgs of sustainable glitter, 2 kilometers of metallic streamers and 52,000 mirror ball facets. So, you know, it's pretty sparkly.
19
Nov
2018
www.standard.co.uk
Social media has ‘drastically changed’ the way Canadians travel: studyopens in new window
In decades past, prospective travellers would consult vacation manuals or travel agents before booking a trip, but now Canadians are increasingly seeking tips from social media. “It’s changed drastically the way we travel, the influence is there,” said Andre Buarque, Booking.com‘s Alberta area manager.
16
Nov
2018
globalnews.ca
What to pack for a winter city breakopens in new window
If you're planning a city break this winter, dressing in the colder weather can be a challenge, especially if needing to squeeze into hand luggage. According to Booking.com travellers spend more time packing than actually researching the holiday.
15
Nov
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
72 Hours in Amsterdam: What to Do in the Capital of the Netherlandsopens in new window
We had 72 hours to check out the picturesque city on a recent trip with the folks from Booking.com, and we got to taste a good chunk of what we believe Amsterdam is all about. For some of the things we did and saw, we used the Booking.com Experiences function they launched back in September (remember the whole DJ Khaled thing?), and we were surprised by the experiences offered.
13
Nov
2018
coolmaterial.com
Pack your bags! 10 trending travel destinations to visit in 2019opens in new window
Now, Booking.com has compiled 10 destinations they’re predicting will be big in 2019. From the rolling hills of Georgia (the European country, not the American state) to the virtually untouched Indonesian island you’ve never heard of, these trending destinations cast a much wider berth than your traditional hot spots — and prove there’s merit in getting off the well-trodden track and venturing just that little bit further.
13
Nov
2018
www.vogue.com.au
HOW BALI IS CHANGING: INSTAGRAM BANS, NEW HOT SPOTS OFF THE BEATEN PATHopens in new window
Many travellers are snubbing the tourist hubs for Bali’s more authentic and rural areas. According to Booking.com, the fastest growing locations for bookings in Bali in 2017 included Tabanan and Bedugul beyond Canggu, and Singaraja in the north. Looks like 2019 will be the year of responsible travel in Bali.
11
Nov
2018
www.escape.com.au
Revealed: The top travel 'hot spots' for 2019 - including a 'hidden gem' island in Indonesia and 'unspoiled paradise' in Mexicoopens in new window
The new 'hot spots' for the bold traveller are identified by the team at travel site Booking.com. They include the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum in Jordan and the unspoiled paradise of Bacalar in Mexico.
08
Nov
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking.com CEO Talks Ride Sharing, Experience Travel, and Q3 Earningsopens in new window
Booking.com is adding ride-hailing and courier services to its hotel and flight offerings to become a full-suite travel concierge. CEO Gillian Tans joined Cheddar at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal to discuss the company's investments and acquisitions.
08
Nov
2018
cheddar.com
Women in tech call on global summit for greater roles as #MeToo hitsopens in new window
Gillian Tans, chief executive at the online travel agent Booking.com, said it had been proven that companies with “more women in management positions actually perform better”.
06
Nov
2018
www.reuters.com
Christmas 2018: The top 10 BEST Christmas markets in the UK revealedopens in new window
Christmas markets attract children and adults alike on an annual basis as they offer an array of festive foods, stocking fillers and fun rides. Such markets are held throughout the UK in December - and some as early as November - so there's bound to be one near you where you can grab a glass of mulled wine. Manchester Christmas market was ranked number one, according to research by travel website Booking.com.
06
Nov
2018
www.express.co.uk
How you can get HALF price off your holidays to Europe and Asia just by travelling during these specific monthsopens in new window
Australians love a holiday, so travel website Booking.com has revealed the best holiday destinations we can visit that don't involve the hefty price tag. They delved into pricing data and looked at trends across 130,000 global destinations to share affordable summer holiday options in the likes of Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. The end result saw them calculate the most affordable month within each hemisphere's respective summer, as compared to the most expensive month of the year to travel.
04
Nov
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Manchester Christmas Markets named best in UKopens in new window
Manchester's festive shopping attraction bagged the top spot on a list of the UK's top five Christmas markets compiled by Booking.com. The hotel site highlighted its famous 'shimmering Santa Claus' (hi Zippy), and its stalls 'bustling with gift ideas and culinary delicacies'.
02
Nov
2018
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
The beautiful places people will be going on holiday in 2019opens in new window
Adventure holidays, which include hiking and sight seeing, are also likely to be a big travel trend, according to Booking.com. The online booking site also surveyed 21,500 people from a range of countries, asking where they plan to take a trip over the next year...
02
Nov
2018
www.harpersbazaar.com
A former prison, abandoned asylums and an Australian getaway with a VERY dark history: The world's most haunted islands to visit this Halloweenopens in new window
When we think of islands, images of endless white sand beaches, lilting guitar melodies and turquoise tropical ocean spring to mind. But not all isles are a slice of paradise, as global travel site Booking.com recently proved with their list of the world's spookiest paranormal peninsulas just in time for Halloween enthusiasts to book a spook-tacular getaway.
31
Oct
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
How Kevin Hart went from sleeping in the hallway of a one-bedroom apartment to making millionsopens in new window
As one of the country's most successful comedians earning millions of dollars, these days, Kevin Hart lives in a megamansion. But it wasn't always that way. Hart lived in a "little apartment that we had when I was growing up," he tells CNBC Make It in September, while sitting in a 268-square-foot tiny house he curated in partnership with Booking.com. "This is honestly probably along the same size," Hart says.
30
Oct
2018
www.cnbc.com
From micro holidays to space travel: 8 of the biggest travel trends for 2019opens in new window
We can now book and compare flight and hotel prices with the click of a button, search aesthetically pleasing destinations on Instagram and book to stay in a stranger’s house on the other side of the world. What's next? Booking.com has released a report revealing its predictions on the biggest travel trends for next year. Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, said: “2019 is set to be an exciting year for travel. With technological advancements, an ever more connected world and a continuously growing consumer appetite for the best travel experiences, we’re poised for ground-breaking developments, taking travel to unexplored heights.”
27
Oct
2018
www.standard.co.uk
11 Halloween 2018 Date Ideas To Tryopens in new window
No matter where you live, there are bound to be some Halloween-related activities that you can do nowhere else. “Go on an actual tour and see places you had no idea could be haunted,” Safran says. For instance, right outside of L.A. in Long Beach, The Queen Mary hosts tours of haunted areas of the ship. Meanwhile, further North in California, you can spend the night at the famous Alcatraz prison. Booking.com partnered up with The San Francisco Dungeon, and you and your date can stay in “The Alcatraz Suite” for a night — which also includes things like a spooky cocktail, a séance, and a midnight snack.
25
Oct
2018
www.bustle.com
Six spooky destinations to celebrate Day of the Deadopens in new window
Taking place between October 31 and November 2, the Day of the Dead is a joyous occasion that honours and celebrates the souls of lost loved ones. The lively festivities include colourful parades, iconic sugar skulls, ubiquitous marigolds, fanciful costumes and vibrant face painting. Whether you want to frolic in an extravagant costume or enjoy a mouthwatering margarita, we've found the best locations to celebrate Dia de los Muertos around the world, with help from Booking.com.
25
Oct
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Do You Have the Guts to Stay in a San Francisco Dungeon on Halloween Night?opens in new window
Are you made of stern enough stuff to spend a night in a San Francisco dungeon done up, in every eery detail, to recreate a cell from the infamously haunted and horrid prison at Alcatraz? A few curiosity-seeking travelers to the Bay Area will be able to find out for themselves this Halloween, thanks to an exclusive and otherworldly bed and breakfast experience from Booking.com. Calling the overnight experience a "frighteningly unforgettable slumber party", the "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite" dreamed up by The San Francisco Dungeon is now taking reservations and is only available via Booking.com on a first-come, first-served basis.
24
Oct
2018
www.apartmenttherapy.com
8 Travel Trends You Need To Know In 2019: From 'Micro' Holidays To Eco-Friendly Staysopens in new window
Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com says: 'With technological advancements, an ever more connected world and a continuously growing consumer appetite for the best travel experiences, we’re poised for groundbreaking developments, taking travel to unexplored heights.'
23
Oct
2018
www.elle.com
This single-room hotel is 400 years old and eight feet wideopens in new window
A space likely to hit the bucket list–and Instagram feeds–of millennial travelers, the one-room, once-in-a-lifetime stay, officially listed on Booking.com as “The Grand,” will run about $185 an evening. If this handsome property is the new face of the tiny house movement, sign me up.
23
Oct
2018
www.fastcompany.com
7 Ways AI Is Changing How You Shop, Eat, and Liveopens in new window
Enter the customer service chatbot that’s able to answer travelers’ basic questions: Is my flight delayed? When is my hotel checkout? Booking.com, for instance, has a bot that the company claims can solve 60% of customer queries automatically. The next stage of this technology is for bots to understand the nature of your trip—business or pleasure?—and to make recommendations based on your preferences throughout your journey, ranging from suggesting a flight upgrade to reserving a table at the best vegan café in, say, Pittsburgh. So what’s currently known as a chatbot may soon resemble a full-blown automated concierge.
22
Oct
2018
fortune.com
These are the up-and-coming holiday destinations to visit in 2019opens in new window
With leaves falling from trees and temperatures dipping in the UK, turning our thoughts to trips away in warmer weather simply can’t be helped. And where better to jet off to than somewhere that’s new and exciting? Like, say, Kigali in Rwanda or Mestia in Georgia? According to Booking.com, people already know which cities and new countries they plan on seeing in 2019. And so, after polling 21,500 travellers from 29 countries, the travel site has created a list of 10 great places to visit over the next 12 months.
22
Oct
2018
www.stylist.co.uk
AFAR’s 2018 Travel Vanguard: The Visionaries Who Are Transforming the Industryopens in new window
Gillian Tans wants Booking.com to be more than a site for travel transactions. Since she was named CEO two years ago, she has transformed the 22-year-old company’s mindset. “We changed our mission,” she says. “[We want] to empower people to experience the world.” For visitors to Booking.com, that means that in addition to the typical hotel listings, they’ll also find local highlights (such as beaches and under-the-radar landmarks) and a wider range of lodging options, such as farm stays and luxury tents.
20
Oct
2018
www.afar.com
8 travel predictions on how we will travel in 2019opens in new window
Every year brings new travel trends, and as we enter the last months of 2018, our thoughts are turning to what will shape and inspire travel experiences in 2019. With that in mind, travel booking website, Booking.com has revealed its eight travel predictions for 2019, based on research from 21,500 travellers across 29 countries.
18
Oct
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
These Are The 10 Travel Destinations Everyone Will Be Booking In 2019opens in new window
This beachside town offers beautiful Caribbean beaches without the tourist bustle of Barbados, Dominican Republic or Jamaica. Wildlife lovers can look out for toucans and monkeys, while bargain hunters will enjoy staying at luxurious hostels which charge backpacker-friendly prices.
18
Oct
2018
www.refinery29.com
How to Travel the World After You Retireopens in new window
A May 2018 study by Booking.com found “a surge in solo travel, with two fifths (40 percent) of global baby boomers having taken a solo trip in the last year, and another fifth (21 percent) planning to take one in the future.”
15
Oct
2018
www.foodandwine.com
You Can Stay In This Chocolate Cottage For Under $60 per Nightopens in new window
Together with world renowned artisan chocolatier, Jean-Luc Decluzeau, travel site Booking.com is taking the phrase home sweet home to a new level. The chocolate sculptor has created a budget friendly vacation spot that'll ease your nerves and satisfy your sweet tooth.
11
Oct
2018
www.apartmenttherapy.com
The World’s Most Haunted Island Getaways For Your Halloween Vacay Terroropens in new window
Hello, it is I, resident scaredy-cat and absolute ghost believer here to help you ridiculous people who actually LOOK for ghostly encounters to scare the hell out of yourselves, because Halloween and such. Luckily I did not have to visit these damned places myself as the folks at Booking.com went and rounded up the most haunted islands in the world.
10
Oct
2018
www.pedestrian.tv
Some of the best places to go on holiday if you are veganopens in new window
Enjoying the local cuisine is a massive part of any holiday. But for vegan travellers, it can often be tough to work out which destination is going to best suit your needs. So to celebrate World Vegan Month this November, one travel site has complied a list of some of the best vegan-friendly travel destinations around the globe. Research from Booking.com found that more than six in 10 travellers say they pick a destination for its great food or drink. While more than a third of global travellers - rising to 40% for millennials - are planning to take a dedicated food tourism trip sometime this year. According to the research, a tenth of global travellers worrying about dietary requirements not being met, whereas almost half of global travellers - rising to 60% for millennials, are still looking to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat while travelling. With this in mind, the site has delved into its 29m listings in more than 141k destinations around the world to compile a roundup of the best destinations for vegan cuisine, along with the best places to stay.
07
Oct
2018
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
THE PROS AND CONS OF LIVING IN A FRENCH COTTAGE MADE ENTIRELY OF CHOCOLATEopens in new window
Would it be nice to live in a chocolate house? It’s a question I’ve honestly never considered before. But now the time has come for us all ponder it together, because an all-chocolate cottage in Sèvres, France is available for rent on Booking.com. (At least, it was—other guests appear to have snapped up the two available dates for the bargain price of €50, or $59, a night.) The 18-square-meter cottage, designed and created by artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau, is located in the glass house L’Orangerie Ephémère at the museum Cité de la Ceramique de Sèvres. Decluzeau went for an après-ski vibe, and it is indeed incredibly cozy-looking, featuring a chocolate fireplace, chocolate bookshelves, a chocolate chandelier, a marbled-chocolate sink, and—wait for it—just outside, a chocolate duck pond and flower bed.
04
Oct
2018
qz.com
3 OF THE BEST HOTELS IN MIAMIopens in new window
Latino beats, ice-cream-hued Art Deco buildings, and shimmery sands spring to mind when talking about this south Florida port but Booking.com spokesman Luke Wilson says the best thing about Miami is its spirit.
03
Oct
2018
www.escape.com.au
Where to go for the cheapest culture fix this autumnopens in new window
Summer might have passed by now, but that doesn’t mean travelling has to stop. Autumn is actually one of the best seasons to get some cultural exploration done— liveable temperatures, cheaper prices and fewer people, as proven by Booking.com’s latest research.
03
Oct
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
See Inside Self-Proclaimed 'Tiny Individual' Kevin Hart's New Tiny House (and Book a Stay!)opens in new window
“I spend a lot of my time traveling across the world for work and often get tired of staying in hotels day-in and day-out, which is why partnering with Booking.com was a no-brainer,” Hart tells PEOPLE in a statement. “They have every type of accommodation you could think of—it’s wild. From penthouses to tree houses to even igloos, there is pretty much every type of accommodation that your heart could desire.”
01
Oct
2018
people.com
Kevin Hart shows off his tiny house in New York Cityopens in new window
Kevin Hart teamed up with Booking.com to curate a 268-square-foot version of his actual home in New York City’s Herald Square. TODAY’s Donna Farizan heads over to check out the tiny house, chat about his new movie “Night School” and play a round of yearbook superlatives on his front lawn.
01
Oct
2018
www.today.com
Kevin Hart Designed a Customized Tiny House—And You Can Stay Thereopens in new window
On Thursday, the well-known comedian publicly unveiled his unique tiny home in Herald Square Park of New York City. And with the help of Booking.com, Hart customized the small unit to reflect his big personality using creative methods.
28
Sep
2018
www.apartmenttherapy.com
See inside this sweet house made entirely out of chocolateopens in new window
Travel fare aggregator Booking.com enlisted the help of renowned artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau to create the cottage for a special promotion on the site. It took him and his son a combined total of 600 hours of work to create the cottage, a spokesperson for the company told TODAY Home. Up to four guests can sleep in the space and will be completely surrounded by some pretty sweet home decor.
27
Sep
2018
www.today.com
You Can Rent This Cottage Made Entirely of Chocolate — and Yes, You Can Eat Some of It opens in new window
Booking.com is making your Willy Wonka dreams come true with its new chocolate cottage (you read that right, chocolate) in Sèvres, France. No, this isn’t simply a cottage filled with chocolate treats. Instead, it’s a cottage made entirely of the sweet stuff located at the glass house L’Orangerie Ephémère in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique.
27
Sep
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
World's best walkable cities and the top budget hotels in the city centre to make the most of your visitopens in new window
Planning a city break for your next adventure? Then it's time to ditch the car, dig out your comfiest shoes and go exploring on foot! Nowadays, forget wasting hours stuck in traffic during rush hours or being unable to stop as you drive by a quirky shop or bar that catches your eye. Cities are more pedestrian-friendly than ever, and there's no better way to soak up the atmosphere by taking a leisurely stroll through the streets. Booking.com has given us some major travel inspiration as the hotel gurus reveal the most walkable cities in the world, whether you're looking to discover art in Florence or see the sights in New York. We take a look at the best things to see and do in these ten glamorous cities - and where to stay to make the most of your time off...
27
Sep
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Fortune's Most Powerful Women: Internationalopens in new window
Tans is the chief executive at Booking.com, the travel site that generates approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and employs 17,000 people in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide. Under Tans, who was an early employee of Booking.com and became CEO in 2016, the site hit 5 million non-hotel listings in April, an increase of 27% in the last year. Tans told Fortune in June that the company is working to integrate machine learning into its processes. She believes AI has “enormous potential in travel.”
27
Sep
2018
fortune.com
How Booking Holdings Is Plotting the Next Decade of Online Travel Innovationopens in new window
In terms of the Booking.com experience, Fogel sees a convergence between the buying process and the experience during a trip itself. Listings, reviews, and in-destination experiences will coexist together holistically, and the company is running tests on how to best push content to travelers during their trip.
27
Sep
2018
skift.com
Comedian Kevin Hart curates a tiny home for Booking.comopens in new window
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is known for his big personality. Now, the comedian is teaming up with Booking.com, a travel booking site, and this time he’s going small. Hart has curated a “Tiny House with Big Personality,” a 268 square-foot home that will debut in New York City on Sept. 27. The house can be booked starting 12 p.m. on Sept. 25.
24
Sep
2018
eu.usatoday.com
Is there a new war for talent emerging in tech?opens in new window
Gillian Tans, chief executive of travel site Booking.com, agrees that employee development should play a key part in helping a business to adapt and compete in a changing environment. “Without providing appropriate training, businesses will not be able to nurture the skills of their workforce and will ultimately fail to drive productivity and innovation. These are key for achieving competitive advantage,” she says. “To be able to recruit the best talent, organisations need to build inclusive and open cultures that nurture the skills and interests of their employees and allow them to grow.”
20
Sep
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
Booking.com's top reviewed hotels in Munich for Oktoberfestopens in new window
Oktoberfest draws about 6 million participants each year. This year, the world’s largest beer festival will take place in Munich from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7. While many hotels have already been booked, there are still available properties in the capital city of Bavaria. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Munich for Oktoberfest.
19
Sep
2018
eu.usatoday.com
DJ Khaled &Booking.com Partner to Launch Booking Experiencesopens in new window
DJ Khaled is on a roll. Coming off his recent MTV Video Music Award win for “Best Collaboration,” and the announcement of his furniture line, GRAMMY® nominated and best-selling artist, DJ Khaled, has another collaboration in his repertoire, this time with Booking.com for the launch of Booking Experiences: an app that seamlessly empowers travelers to discover the best a destination has to offer all via their smartphone.
19
Sep
2018
medium.com
Home sweet home: Holidaymakers can now stay in an edible French cottage - made from 1.5 tonnes of CHOCOLATEopens in new window
Waking up in a cottage made entirely from chocolate may seem like something out of a fairy tale - but now holidaymakers can make it a reality. A small French house that has been crafted almost entirely from 1.5 tonnes of the sweet treat is now taking bookings. The Chocolate Cottage is located in the magnificent glass house - L’Orangerie Ephémère - in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres, just outside Paris. It measures 18 square metres and is big enough for four guests. And all the chocolate elements in it are edible.
18
Sep
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Retail therapy: Why we're travelling for fashionopens in new window
The relationship between fashion and travel extends beyond the clothes we wear on holiday – some of us will even choose a destination over it. Travellers are increasingly seeking out fashionable destinations to travel to, according to new research from Booking.com, with 28 per cent of Kiwi travellers choosing a destination for its shopping and fashion options. Choosing a destination because of its style also extends to other factors, over half of these fashionable travellers seeking out a cool food scene (59 per cent), stunning architecture (52 per cent) and great nightlife (42 per cent).
18
Sep
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
We’ve found you the best hotel deal in New York City through Booking.comopens in new window
I was thrilled at being in New York city. The ELLE team was there to shoot with a major girl power icon (currently a secret) for our October issue. And of course it helps that it is my favourite city in the world. As I was mentally scrolling through a list of places to eat at while in the taxi on my way over to the hotel, Columbus Circle whizzed by. A minute later the car rolled to a halt outside 6 Columbus - A SIXTY Hotel. I was quite excited to explore the hotel which I got a great deal on, through Booking.com.
18
Sep
2018
elle.in
We're on a Boat...With Katie Holmesopens in new window
Now we're docked on a Manhattan pier—the actress, me, and a small troop of Hollywood protectors—rocked by small waves and surrounded by designer tapestries and crystal bowls of gummy candy. Random? Absolutely. But it's all part of a floating fantasy designed by Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet, a friend of the actress. It's also a Booking.com promo (or in PR speak, "activation") where lucky fashion fans can reserve a room onboard Bendet's dream boat, albeit just for a night... and alas, without Holmes, who's just passing through to see the (very cute) clothes.
14
Sep
2018
www.elle.com
10 Insanely Affordable Fall Vacations for 2018opens in new window
November marks the most affordable month for nightly hotel rates (at nearly 45 percent lower than August, according to Booking.com), so this is the perfect time to experience the Gaudi architecture, public parks, and tapas this city is known for.
13
Sep
2018
www.smartertravel.com
SPRING 2019 READY-TO-WEAR: Alice + Oliviaopens in new window
Bendet is a sucker for a prop and a stage set, and this time around, she didn’t disappoint in her mission to make her clothes come alive with the new storyline. The vignettes were impressively detailed, and outside of the show venue on the Hudson River was an actual Alice + Olivia yacht, decked out for travelers who can go to Booking.com and rent it for a special occasion or a few nights away.
12
Sep
2018
www.vogue.com
9 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge in 2019opens in new window
Adventure travel is on the rise for tourists of all age groups. According to Booking.com, more and more travelers are seeking to scratch intrepid destinations off of their bucket lists—and with a trip to Tanzania, you’ll get more than just one.
10
Sep
2018
www.purewow.com
These Are The Best Hotel Review Sites In The Worldopens in new window
Booking.com's strength is its methodology. It draws its 161 million reviews from verified guests, meaning that there are fewer shenanigans than on, say, Google or TripAdvisor. Those results are folded into the Booking.com site. So when you search for a hotel, you'll find real reviews by actual guests.
09
Sep
2018
www.forbes.com
Pass It On: Booking.com CEO Promotes Diversity, Taking Risksopens in new window
Back in 2002, when she was working in traditional hotels, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans saw the potential for the internet to upend the travel business. Sixteen years later, she's the head of one of the biggest disruptors.
09
Sep
2018
www.nytimes.com
Why some vacationers like to dress to impressopens in new window
With New York, Milan and Paris set to pull out the runways for fashion week season, Booking.com has released the results of a new travel and fashion survey that polled 21,500 travelers across 29 countries on what holidaymakers pack in their suitcases.
05
Sep
2018
www.msn.com
Get the Chance to Stay on the Most Stylish Yacht Ever, Thanks to Alice + Oliviaopens in new window
All aboard! Alice + Olivia is bringing its latest collection to sea — and you can be a part of the experiential fashion show. In honor of the brand’s travel-inspired spring 2019 show, Alice + Olivia teamed up with Booking.com to create the ultimate staycation for a few lucky bookers.
04
Sep
2018
people.com
It's time to travel: Shoulder season is here with cheaper ratesopens in new window
According to Booking.com, Phoenix is 51 percent cheaper to travel to during the month of September as opposed to March. Seattle is 29 percent cheaper to travel to in October as opposed to August, Colorado Springs is 29 percent cheaper in October versus July.
02
Sep
2018
eu.usatoday.com
Inside Serena Williams' Gratifying, Terrifying and Completely Life-Changing First Year as a Momopens in new window
The newlyweds honeymooned in the Bahamas, Ohanian having some fun with drone photography that captured the beauty of their private getaway on Kamalame Cay (which runs $35,000 a week if you aren't doing Booking.com a solid by staying there).
01
Sep
2018
www.eonline.com
Here's Why We Believe Booking Holdings Is Worth $2,064 Per Shareopens in new window
In addition to this, Booking Holdings aims to build a leading alternative accommodations platform by providing the largest accommodation choice with best value and experience to its customers. As of June 30, Booking.com had a total of roughly 28.8 million reported listings, of which 23.3 million were reported listings in hotels, motels, and resorts and 5.5 million were reported listings in homes, apartments, and other unique places to stay. The company plans to consistently grow its reported listings, expand its properties on its online accommodation booking website, and improve its technological capabilities, which is expected to boost its growth in the near term.
29
Aug
2018
www.forbes.com
Best things to see and do in Denmark that the whole family will loveopens in new window
We take a look at Denmark's best attractions and things to do whether you're on a romantic break or a family holiday
28
Aug
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Why Kyoto should be at the top of your bucket listopens in new window
Once a ryokan for over 100 years, the interiors were redesigned around nine years ago but the outside remains intact in the customary design style, ready to immerse visitors in the traditions of the area. What can only be described as interior "goals", the guest rooms are fitted with a bedroom, living room area with a tatami bamboo sofa that overlooks the river and a bathroom with a huge bath made of Japanese cedar. From the enviable interior, it is no surprise that ‘Japanese Zen’ is one of the most coveted design trends that nearly a quarter of Brits incorporate into their own homes after travelling, according to Booking.com.
28
Aug
2018
www.standard.co.uk
Gabrielle Union Reveals the Sweet Way Dwyane Wade Once Cheered Her Up During a Bad Weekopens in new window
On Thursday, the Being Mary Jane actress, 45, shared an instance where Miami Heat’s Wade perked up her grueling day—by decorating her trailer with bouquets of roses and sentimental notes.
24
Aug
2018
people.com
Stacey Bendet Partners With Booking.com for Alice + Olivia Presentationopens in new window
Through a partnership with Booking.com, the chief executive officer and creative director of Alice + Olivia will be giving fans a glimpse of a 74-foot fashion yacht docked at Chelsea Piers. Guests at her Alice + Olivia show will board the vessel, and select travelers will have a chance to book an overnight stay.
22
Aug
2018
wwd.com
7 Design-Forward Shipping Container Hotelsopens in new window
Eco-friendly and affordable, this new trend has emerged as a fun way to experience repurposed shipping containers
20
Aug
2018
www.architecturaldigest.com
Madonna's 60th birthday bash: Inside the lush $500-a-night Moroccan palace boasting THREE swimming pools and stunning views where the singer threw a five-day partyopens in new window
Take a glimpse inside the magnificent boutique Riad El Fenn hotel where Madonna threw her boozy five-day 60th birthday bash.
19
Aug
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
This Mumbai office is nothing less than a fun destination to work inopens in new window
Booking.com's hip new office addresses cultural and social identifiers that essentially define Mumbai
18
Aug
2018
www.architecturaldigest.in
France's most beautiful chateau hotelsopens in new window
If you've ever fancied being king or queen of your very own castle - here are 15 chateau hotels in France where you can do just that. Featuring regal interiors, turreted rooms, pools with vineyard views, Michelin-starred dining and more - in locations including the Dordogne, Provence and Normandy.
17
Aug
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
The Most Family-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.opens in new window
It's not too late to pack up the kids and grandparents and enjoy a family vacation or a weekend away. Where can you go that the whole family will enjoy and make lasting memories? Will there be enough to keep the kids entertained and the adults relaxed? To find the most family-friendly destinations, we searched Booking.com's destination finder for the places with the most user-recommendations for families.
15
Aug
2018
www.msn.com
The Most Affordable Time to Visit 12 Expensive Destinationsopens in new window
Think these pricey places are out of your budget? That depends on the month…
10
Aug
2018
www.rd.com
Why Impact, Not Money, Makes These The Greatest Tech M&A Deals Of All Timeopens in new window
In 2005 Priceline, once a high flyer then dotcom bust, was slowly growing in a low margin US based 'merchant model' for hotels. By acquiring Booking.com (and subsequently activehotels.com) the company grew from 10,000 direct hotel agreements to 100,000. It also added the unique European market with higher margin 'agent' business, less hotel consolidation and sole proprietors who require partners like Booking.com for distribution. From its bottom, PCLN stock increased a staggering 30,000%.
10
Aug
2018
www.forbes.com
The Best Labor Day Weekend Getaway Ideas for the Last-Minute Planneropens in new window
It isn't too late to pull together an awesome trip for the long weekend.
10
Aug
2018
www.esquire.com
Best Greek islands guide and how to choose the right one for your holidayopens in new window
It can be tricky to pick the best Greek islands to visit with so much choice including Rhodes, Corfu, Crete and Mykonos so we've put together a handy guide
08
Aug
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Booking.com invests £100m in Manchester tech hub to create up to 900 jobsopens in new window
US-listed online travel giant Booking.com is to make a £100m investment in the North West as it opens a base to make Manchester its global transport hub. The travel company has taken out a lease on a 222,000 square foot campus at the Manchester Goods Yards. The construction of the new building is due to be completed by 2020. The new location will be Booking.com's largest outside of its main headquarters in Amsterdam. The final office will consolidate its four existing buildings, which already employ 1,500 people. It is understood the hub could add up to 900 jobs to Manchester in the coming years.
06
Aug
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
10 tips for planning the perfect staycationopens in new window
I’m a digital nomad currently living in Lisbon, Portugal. However, I recently needed to get away for a few days – and on a budget. For about $2, I took a train 45 minutes to the fairy-tale city of Sintra, home to several castles and breathtaking views. I found a guest house on Booking.com for about $30 a night, and my staycation began.
05
Aug
2018
www.businessinsider.nl
18 Of The Coolest Concert Venues In The United Statesopens in new window
And if you're feeling inspired to treat yourself to a getaway to one of these destinations, we've got you covered with some useful links. Our recs. for travel booking sites: Booking.com
03
Aug
2018
www.buzzfeed.com
You can rent a bed for $20 a night at this new luxury hostelopens in new window
And more women are booking trips alone compared to men: 65 percent are taking vacations without their partners in the US, a Booking.com survey found. About 65 percent of the guests at Generator are women, so providing all-female dorms was a priority at all its locations.
02
Aug
2018
nypost.com
The frugal traveler’s essential list of budget travel hacksopens in new window
That chatty seatmate who can’t help bragging about how he paid chump change for the same flight that set you back a paycheck. The email offering a rock-bottom sale on the room you just prepaid as nonrefundable. The Caribbean cruise you got for next to nothing, but then you maxed out your credit card with all the extras. We’ve all been there. Here are strategies to transform you into the slightly smug person listening while others whine about the high cost of the travel — but no gloating allowed.
02
Aug
2018
www.washingtonpost.com
Six Pieces of Paradise: Beautiful Beaches around the Worldopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has hand-picked a selection of the most pristine beaches around the world for those travellers looking to venture off the beaten track and discover their own piece of paradise. Pack your bathing suit, sunscreen and shades and head to one of these stunning shores to escape hectic city life ASAP.
01
Aug
2018
drifttravel.com
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shows You The Richness Of Culinary Travelopens in new window
Culinary travel has definitely been on the rise in recent years—according to research compiled by the website Booking.com, 51% of U.S. travelers select a destination for its culinary offerings and 25% plan to take a dedicated culinary trip this year, many to New York, the top pick for a food destination.
01
Aug
2018
www.forbes.com
From yoga to calligraphy classes: Who the heck put the health in hen parties?opens in new window
Perhaps that's why the 'zen do' – a weekend away with the girls – is increasing in popularity. According to Booking.com, 74 per cent of women now view hen dos as an opportunity to enjoy downtime with their friendship group. Instead of party games, the key to a zen do is a chilled itinerary: massages rather than strippers and relaxation rather than party games. And instead of reserving a table at a local bar, you are more likely to find hens heading to sunny far-flung locations, with 50 per cent of them booking villas in top zen-do (and more photogenic) locations Barcelona, Ibiza and Majorca.
29
Jul
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
FIVE WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY YOU TRAVELopens in new window
I caught wind of ili when Booking.com loaned me one to test drive — the travel booking site has teamed up with the offline translation device after finding 63 per cent of travellers felt like they were held back by language barriers, accommodation anxiety and the fear of unfamiliar situations in foreign countries.
28
Jul
2018
www.escape.com.au
11 Last-Minute Summer Vacations You Barely Need to Planopens in new window
Let someone else handle all the details so all you have to do is show up and have fun!
28
Jul
2018
www.rd.com
Chloe Madeley shares details of Ibiza hen do as star enjoys girls' getaway in £1,370 a night villaopens in new window
Jetsetting off on a girls' getaway to Ibiza, Chloe has already given fans a sneak peek of her holiday on Instagram, as the group went all out with a stay in the stunning Can Garrovers villa with Booking.com , where prices start from £1,370 a night. A recent survey by Booking.com revealed that women were swapping hen dos with wild night outs in favour of 'zen dos' by the beach. In fact, over half of women revealed they had lied to get out of a hen do because of the activities planned, while three quarters said they saw a hen do as an opportunity to relax before the big day.
23
Jul
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Kolkata best place for street food opens in new window
According to the findings of Booking.com , 67% of Indian travellers pick their destination based on the cuisine and food choices a place offers. The study also highlighted that around 49% of Indian travellers are planning to take a dedicated food tourism trip in 2018.
22
Jul
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
These are the top 2 food experiences in Americaopens in new window
Food is a top reason to travel the world. A recent survey by Booking.com found that more than half of American travelers (51 percent) said they pick a destination for its great food or drink, and 70 percent of travelers are motivated to vacation to experience new cuisine, according to MMGY Global's Portrait of American Travelers study.
21
Jul
2018
www.cnbc.com
Some of the Best Opportunities in Tech Are Beyond U.S. Bordersopens in new window
The largest online travel company by far, for example, is Booking.com, whose top execute Gillian Tans, explained why it took an internationally-minded Dutch firm to conquer the world. Roundtables on China and Europe showed there are world-beating companies in those regions that are equal to or better than their Silicon Valley brethren.
19
Jul
2018
fortune.com
5 sustainable luxury getaways for your bucket listopens in new window
According to a survey of Indian travellers by online travel giant Booking.com: 97% want to travel sustainably in 2018. 88% are willing to pay an extra premium to get there. 69% have supported conscious travel by buying locally made products. 75% want to travel sustainably because they want to preserve natural sights like rainforests or coral reefs. 45% find a lack of information or certification to be the biggest hurdle in making their travels sustainable.
19
Jul
2018
www.gqindia.com
Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxingopens in new window
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking Holdings — which was formerly known as Priceline — work closely with Didi to offer its on-demand car services through its Booking.com apps via an integration. Likewise, Didi customers will have the option to book hotels through Booking.com and its sister site Agoda.
18
Jul
2018
techcrunch.com
Why Booking Invested in Chinese Ride-Hailing Company Didiopens in new window
Booking Holdings is getting deeper into the transportation business. The company, which owns brands including Booking.com, OpenTable, Kayak, and Priceline.com, has invested $500 million in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company. There’s “lots of opportunities for Booking to start thinking about transportation” and “ride-hailing is an important part” of the strategy, said Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans at Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference on Tuesday. She explained that customers need transportation from the airport to their accommodation, or from an attraction back to the place they’re staying.
18
Jul
2018
fortune.com
Food matters: Most Indians select travel destination based on cuisineopens in new window
As many as 67 per cent of Indian travellers pick their travel destination based on the cuisine and food choices it offers, says Booking.com's latest finding from its global research 'Taste of Travel'. Booking.com, a global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings which also says that If there's one thing most people agree on when traveling, it's that food is a major consideration when picking a destination.
17
Jul
2018
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Where Stars Stay: 5 Vacation Houses Rented by Celebs That You Can Book Right Now!opens in new window
Celebs are often gifted stays by home sharing sites — see Olivia Munn’s Turks and Caicos birthday trip (courtesy Booking.com) or the house Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian stayed in during their New Orleans wedding (courtesy HomeAway). But if you’ve got the cash, these places are available to anyone to be booked online.
12
Jul
2018
people.com
5 European Destinations That Are Significantly Cheaper to Visit This Fallopens in new window
The Grand Tour, aka traveling all across Europe in one go, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, yet it also requires a budget that may make you rethink ever going on vacation again. Don’t fret: there’s a smarter way to get across the Atlantic. American tourists to Europe are abundant in the summer, but toward the end of the season and into the fall, airline fares to certain, less popular cities decline dramatically.
10
Jul
2018
time.com
Off The Beaten Track Honeymoon Destinationsopens in new window
There’s more to your honeymoon than hiding away in an all-inclusive resort sipping cocktails. Your romantic escape is the chance to take the trip of a lifetime or an epic adventure. It’s also about trying new experiences together as a new couple. When planning your honeymoon, why not break a few rules and opt out for more unorthodox approach? There is plenty to see out there and, according to Booking.com, these off the beaten track romantic destinations will fulfil all your honeymoon criteria, whether your passion is culture, food or just relaxing on the beach.
07
Jul
2018
www.boldmagazine.ca
10 amazing places in Bali you need to go and see if you visitopens in new window
The Indonesian island has truly breathtaking sights from awe-inspiring temples to incomparable jungle views
04
Jul
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
THE 50 PEOPLE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVELopens in new window
Booking.com is one of the few survivors of the early dot-com bubble. Founded in the Netherlands in 1996, with headquarters in Amsterdam, it now employs more than 15,000 people in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide and handles 1.5 million room bookings every day from its 28.7-plus million listings – making it the world’s biggest online accommodation-booking site. At the head of the sprawling business is CEO Gillian Tans, who has held various roles at the firm since joining as one of its first hires in 2002. Based in Amsterdam, Tans cycles to work and doesn’t have an office – none of the senior executives do – often holding meetings sitting on the floor with colleagues. One of the keys to the company’s success is how it turns lookers into bookers with clever marketing, constant testing and improvement of the user experience.
03
Jul
2018
www.cntraveller.com
THE AIRBNB CHALLENGER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF (BY NAME)opens in new window
Booking is the world’s largest online travel company by revenue, reporting $12.7 billion last year with profits of $2.3 billion. Boasting a market cap of $100 billion, Booking has bested many better-known tech industry names, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, in earnings growth over the past decade. Last year The Economist declared it the best-run internet firm after Amazon. In February, Booking hired Olivier Grémillon, Airbnb’s former director of global strategy, to lead its homes and apartments division.
02
Jul
2018
www.wired.com
These are the top food cities in America — here's what to eat when you're thereopens in new window
Travelers are picking their vacations with their appetite. In a recent survey by Booking.com, more than half of American travelers surveyed (51 percent) said they pick a destination for its great food or drink, and half of American travelers (50 percent) are likely to seek out local street food markets. Fifty-two percent of Americans also said they are looking to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat while traveling, and 61 percent will try to eat more local food in 2018.
29
Jun
2018
www.cnbc.com
Moscow & Saint Petersburg, top travel choices for Indian football fans: Booking.comopens in new window
Through research and surveys, Booking.com has released the findings of the top destinations that Indians prefer during the football match in Russia
26
Jun
2018
www.financialexpress.com
The 21 most valuable tech brands in America in 2018opens in new window
Below, we highlight the top 21 tech companies by brand value, which is measured by enterprise value, branded business value, and brand contribution. We’ve also included the brand value change between 2017 and 2018, and each company’s rank on the overall most valuable brands list. The brands included on this list shouldn’t shock you, but where they rank compared to their competitors may. Scroll through to see which tech brands made the list and how much they are worth in 2018.
25
Jun
2018
www.businessinsider.nl
ROCKING ROUTE 40: From salt plains to cactus canyons and vineyards to glaciers, here’s our tips for an unforgettable Argentinian road tripopens in new window
When Catherine's hubby Andy asked how she found the destination she wanted to claim special powers, but actually she’d plotted the route through Booking.com.
24
Jun
2018
www.thesun.co.uk
50 Incredible Places You Can Actually Stay in Overnightopens in new window
Looking for something a little different for your next trip? Finding unique lodgings just got a lot easier with this list of amazing U.S. destinations.
21
Jun
2018
www.rd.com
Wearable translator ili helps you in your travels abroadopens in new window
According to research of 20,500 travellers globally, compiled by travel site Booking.com, despite technology making it easier to book trips abroad, 67% of respondents don’t feel they’re making the most of their travel opportunities. And among the Canadians surveyed, 39% listed language barrier as one of the most common concerns.
20
Jun
2018
nationalpost.com
Sicily's Ragusa province: famous for its dazzling baroque architecture and is the perfect autumn breakopens in new window
You are never far from the soothing sea on the island and there are many sandy beaches to choose from — and if you visit outside the busy summer months they are deserted. Ciriga is an idyllic cove surrounded by sculptural rocks punctuated with succulents and tall grasses.
20
Jun
2018
www.standard.co.uk
An eco-friendly holiday can also be budget-friendly: Here's howopens in new window
A Booking.com survey reveals that the perceived extra cost is the main obstacle for global travellers wanting to travel more sustainably. About two thirds (67%) of travellers would be willing to spend at least 5% more on their travel to ensure it had as low an impact on the environment as possible.
19
Jun
2018
economictimes.indiatimes.com
14 cheap honeymoon destinations for brides on a budgetopens in new window
A spokesperson for Booking.com says, "Cordoba, in Andalusia, is not only known for its gastronomy and stunning architecture but also its hot climate. In August prices are 50% more affordable than the most expensive month. Top endorsements from travellers visiting Cordoba are history, sightseeing and food."
19
Jun
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
Under-discovered (but equally tasty) foodie destinationsopens in new window
There are places around the world that are synonymous with certain foods; Belgium for chocolate, America for hamburgers, Japan for Sushi. Delicious, yes, but somewhat predictable. To help you find some undiscovered culinary adventures, Booking.com has created a list of some of the top up-and-coming foodie destinations to ignite your appetite.
19
Jun
2018
drifttravel.com
Why booking a holiday is good for your healthopens in new window
We’ve always known we're hard-working bunch, and now we have the data to prove it! New research by Booking.com reveals a staggering 86 percent of full-time employees are experiencing burnout because they don’t take enough annual leave.
17
Jun
2018
www.lifestyle.com.au
Reader tips on traveling in Iceland, from must-see sights to saving moneyopens in new window
Food is expensive but you can offset that somewhat by your choice of accommodations. I used booking.com to find a two-bedroom apartment in a quiet neighborhood with a spacious, fully equipped kitchen for about $700 total. We had breakfast and some lunches in our apartment, so we did not feel guilty about splurging for dinner each night. (Well worth it. We loved the food!)
15
Jun
2018
www.cleveland.com
A $300 5-Day Backpacking Trip To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamopens in new window
Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week's travel diary: A 22-year-old recent college grad who is backpacking through Asia before starting her career at a financial services firm.
14
Jun
2018
www.refinery29.com
The Telegraph's food writers pick their favourite travel destinationsopens in new window
Food, above all else, is why many of us travel. In a survey released last week, over half of globetrotters said they consider a destination's culinary credentials before deciding where to go. Once retail prospects, the chance of sunshine, or sightseeing opportunities reigned supreme among reasons to travel, but the research by Booking.com says 61 per cent of us now consider gastronomy when going on holiday. And while we may have once been wary before trying foreign foods, 51 per cent will head to street food markets in search of local delights.
14
Jun
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
Croatian Islands cool: 12 amazing places to stayopens in new window
An insider's guide to the best hotels for Croatian Island holidays, including the top resorts, boutique and budget hotels on Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Krk.
12
Jun
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
How Booking.com Plans to Keep Its Edge Over Airbnbopens in new window
Booking.com is the biggest travel company in the world focused on accommodation—what CEO and president Gillian Tans calls “the most crucial part of the trip.”
11
Jun
2018
fortune.com
Booking CEO: Summer travel hotspotsopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings CEO, provides insight to the travel industry, airfares and online travel trends.
08
Jun
2018
www.cnbc.com
Amsterdam on two wheelsopens in new window
In a city famously crisscrossed with canals, narrow streets and multitude, well-organized bike lanes, it just makes sense to cycle virtually everywhere.
06
Jun
2018
nationalpost.com
Inside the private island resort on a South Pacific lagoon that’s on sale for $23 millionopens in new window
The resort is a two-minute ride by a small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki, according to Booking.com. Aitutaki island is a 45-minute flight from the neighbouring island of Rarotonga.
06
Jun
2018
www.businessinsider.nl
You can now stay at hundreds of historic temples across Japanopens in new window
One of the best things about travelling in Japan is getting the opportunity to visit thousands of historic temples and shrines that lay scattered across the country. But now, visitors are about to get the chance to make their experience even more memorable, as a brand new service has just been unveiled that will enable people to spend the night at hundreds of temples for the first time ever.
05
Jun
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
How Celebrities Really Pull Off Their Fabulous Secret Honeymoonsopens in new window
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian chose Kamalame Cay, located just off the Andros Great Barrier Reef in the Bahamas, for their honeymoon in November—a destination they were able to enjoy in peace and then help promote for Booking.com, just as they were wrapping up their week in paradise.
05
Jun
2018
www.eonline.com
The Insider Guide to Amsterdamopens in new window
With a sparkling start-up culture and an abundance of design hotels and quirky eateries, the capital of the Netherlands has not only been ranked the best city worldwide for millennials, it is also fast becoming a sought-after base for international firms. But where should you eat, drink and hang out once you’re there? Amsterdam resident and Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans opens her address book for THE STAND.
03
Jun
2018
thestand.investec.co.uk
Meet the two Indian startups that stole the show at Booking Booster in Amsterdamopens in new window
“India is an important source of talent when it comes to startups. We are delighted that two startups from India with great ideas focused on sustainable tourism were part of the grand finale and both have received a combined total grant of €7.25 lakh. Our aim is to build a network of like-minded organisations and individuals that are leveraging technology to create a more sustainable future for destinations worldwide as such initiatives further expand our commitment to make a positive impact globally,” said Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager - India, Booking.com.
01
Jun
2018
yourstory.com
India among top five growing markets for Booking.comopens in new window
With 47,500 Indian properties listed on its website, Booking.com sees India among its top five growing markets. Speaking exclusively to Indian media at its headquarters here in Amsterdam, Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com said, “We see India in our top five growing markets. With more than 47,000 listings, it clearly shows the amount of investment our company is making in the India market. It is a market that is fast growing and it is one that we have prioritised.”
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May
2018
www.financialexpress.com
10 spiritual places where you can spend the nightopens in new window
Monastic and temple stays are not always the easiest to find and Terahaku is putting itself ahead of the game by teaming up with Airbnb and Booking.com to make tourists more aware of the opportunities that are available for those seeking a more spiritual experience.
29
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for loveopens in new window
Many customers are finding themselves drawn to Japan's love hotels; short-stay hotels with themed rooms that can be reached through discreet entrances, out of curiosity as much as need, according to travel website Booking.com. "The key that we see in the market at Booking is around curiosity of culture and I think a lot of people are just interested to see what it is like," said Booking's Regional Director for North Asia Adam Brownstein. "Where there is nothing like it where they come from, they want to experience it. That is the great thing about travel: you can try new things and kind of peek behind the curtain."
25
May
2018
www.businessinsider.com
Seeing a City the Old-Fashioned Way: One Step at a Timeopens in new window
“Walking will be the ultimate way to explore” in 2018, the travel site Booking.com predicted last year, adding that 56 percent of travelers said they wanted to go on walking or hiking trips this year.
25
May
2018
www.nytimes.com
Dwyane Wade Just Surprised Wife Gabrielle Union with the Most Romantic Tripopens in new window
The Miami Heat player teamed up with Booking.com to make his secret plans a success, and now the two are relaxing poolside in this stunning home away from home.
24
May
2018
people.com
Last-minute Memorial Day travel deals and discountsopens in new window
Memorial Day is just a week away but there is still time to find good travel deals.
23
May
2018
eu.usatoday.com
50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for goodopens in new window
Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity.
23
May
2018
techcrunch.com
Soca Valley: Exploring Slovenia's Wild Side on the Ultimate Green Road Tripopens in new window
Winding around the forested hillsides of western Slovenia, we have the roads all to ourselves – a good thing, since we keep stopping abruptly to admire the views. A dramatic valley stretches below and the Julian Alps rise in the distance. In the centre of the scene, the Soca river swirls through the valley, so icy blue it gives me goosebumps.
21
May
2018
www.independent.co.uk
After A Strong Start To The Year, What We Expect From Booking Holdings In 2018opens in new window
The company strives to implement various measurement tools and technologies to further its expansion in the untapped markets and various. geographies. Till the end of March, Booking.com had 28.2 million listed listings on its platform. This includes 5.2 million listings (+28% y-o-y) in the alternative accommodation segment, which the company shall focus on further expanding in the near term. The company wishes to bring in more direct booking customers on to its platform and hence it should be focusing more on TV ads which we believe will not only aid in attracting more users to the Booking.com platform, but will also help in building awareness about its vacation rentals offerings, which it is focusing on in a big way to drive future growth.
18
May
2018
www.forbes.com
7 stunning remote escapes for when you just want to log off & disappearopens in new window
Well Booking.com just put together a list of their most beautiful remote destinations topped with just the right amount of adventure and luxury to celebrate the 'Limitless Traveller'. In a recent survey the site found Aussies aspire to push their limits and seek out new experiences while on holiday with 67% feeling they are not adventurous enough and over two thirds explaining they wish to travel freely with no regrets. After all, the best part about travel is getting outside your comfort zone, right?
18
May
2018
www.mtv.com.au
Best Beaches in the U.S.opens in new window
Summer is nearly here, and that means it's time to hit the beach. Travel booking site Tripadvisor ranks U.S. beaches based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on the site, gathered over a 12-month period. Sugar-white sands and crystal-clear water were a common thread of many of these beaches. Travelers also commented on the amenities available, such as restrooms and showers, and activities in the area. Florida's Clearwater Beach was the number one beach in America, up three spots from its U.S. ranking a year ago. Many of these beaches are great for families, but we also found five more of the most popular beach destinations for kids based on reviews at Booking.com, and added those at the end.
15
May
2018
www.thestreet.com
Generation Z is the most regretful of all ages about missed travel opportunitiesopens in new window
Don’t put off booking that holiday you dream of or that road trip you’d like to take, as new research has revealed that 71% of global travellers have regrets over their missed travel opportunities. This seems to particularly apply to younger generations, as 82% of the 18 to 24-year-olds surveyed, or Generation Z, regret losing out on chances to travel.
15
May
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
Why are so many of us now choosing to travel alone?opens in new window
Naturally, going solo can be difficult for the less-social travellers among us. “More introverted people can become anxious, and retreat into their shells,” Ingham confirms. But should they go for it anyway? Arguably. A recent Booking.com survey found that a substantial 71 per cent of global travellers have had regrets over missed travel opportunities.
14
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
A royal getaway: 7 magical castle stays for your next holidayopens in new window
Let royal fever guide your travel plans, and book your next getaway in a historic British fortress or a spectacular Spanish castle. Here are seven magnificent mansions and manors to book for a real royal getaway.
14
May
2018
www.lifestyle.com.au
From secluded luxury villas in Australia to a secret treehouse in Sweden: A look at the best remote escapes in the worldopens in new window
The desire to go off grid when you go away and find somewhere unspoiled by others is a massive draw for many city-dwelling, 3G-obsessed people. So much so that Booking.com recently found that two thirds of travellers are choosing a remote place to holiday in order to get away from it all and really switch off.
13
May
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
World's Longest Continuous Cruise Set to Visit 59 Countries in 245 Days opens in new window
With 71 per cent of travellers having regrets over missed travel opportunities, according to research conducted by Booking.com, there’s no doubt that Viking’s round-the-world trip will curb any fears of missing out.
07
May
2018
www.independent.co.uk
Where to stay, where to eat, travel tips and sights to see in Scotland's capitalopens in new window
Every year, thousands of Brits flock to Edinburgh to check out the city's breathtaking sights, historical offerings and vibrant nightlife. But in August, the city gets a major tourism boost thanks to the Fringe Festival which sees comedians and performers from around the world descending upon the city ready to entertain the crowds who've travelled to the Scottish capital for the event. However, even when the festival isn't on, Edinburgh makes for a fun-filled city break, whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, or want somewhere that'll appeal to the kids too. The sheer amount on offer can be somewhat overwhelming, so we've given you a helping hand and created the ultimate city guide with everything from where to stay to what to see.
04
May
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Safari Europe: 13 incredible weekend wildlife holidaysopens in new window
Brown bears padding. Sperm whales fluking. Wolverines marauding. Long-tailed mayflies rushing. Dolphins bow-riding. Musk ox hulking… All these spectacles – and more – can be witnessed in the wild without leaving Europe. And as our selection on these pages shows, a wealth of wildlife sightings can be compressed into a single weekend break, in destinations as mainstream as Vienna, the Loire and Madeira – and even from the upper deck of a ferry as it plies the Bay of Biscay.
04
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
16 Amazing Healthy Vacation Ideas for Summer 2018opens in new window
Whether you’re yoga-obsessed, looking to bliss out at a spa, or craving meditation—we’ve got the spot for you!
03
May
2018
www.health.com
How to holiday like an expertopens in new window
For hotels, for ease and choice – and often due to the fact that you are able to cancel without penalty until a day or two before arrival – turn to online booking agencies. The biggest player is Booking.com.
02
May
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking.com CEO Sees Regulation Helping Not Harming Home-Sharingopens in new window
“If a city today has uncertain regulation, many people don’t put their houses up,” she said in an interview in New York. “There’s so much gray area.” If regulations can provide clarity and put homeowners at ease, more of them will jump into the market, Tans said.
01
May
2018
www.bloomberg.com
Top 10 guide to the best beaches in Spain you need to visit at least once in your lifetimeopens in new window
It's not surprising that Spain has been a go-to destination for British holidaymakers for decades. Not only is it a short flight away - and it's easy to find cheap seats - but there are some seriously breathtaking beaches. With more than 5,000 miles of coastline, you're spoiled for choice, whether you're looking for a family beach break or want to find a quieter sandy beach where you can take a leisurely stroll and take in the coastal views.
30
Apr
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
10 Popular Travel Destinations You Can Actually Skip This Year—and Where to Go Insteadopens in new window
Travel trends can sometimes seem inexplicable: A destination may get a boost from a hot movie, or a currency shift; or it may simply seem that everyone you know is heading to the same spot at the same time. Yet trendy vacation spots often come with big crowds and expensive price tags. To help you avoid both, MONEY looked at the 10 hottest travel cities and found alternative destinations that provided similar atmosphere and activities for far less.
27
Apr
2018
time.com
Glamping sites that let you experience nature in the lap of luxuryopens in new window
In a broad sense, glamping has simply come to represent an experience with nature that doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort. But to find out whether your outing qualifies, you can ask yourself some specific questions. Is there a chandelier hanging in your tent? You’re probably glamping. Do you have a butler who brings s’mores containing single-origin chocolate to your glass-ceiling geodesic dome? Definitely glamping. Have you woken up in a panic because everything around you is mysteriously damp, you seem to have an aggressively friendly bug in your sleeping bag, and there’s an alarming howling that, oh my god, is it getting closer? Probably regular old camping.
25
Apr
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
Can AI and chatbots really transform customer support? opens in new window
With chatbots, you can answer basic customer queries in minutes (Booking.com reports that most issues are handled in five minutes or less, via their chat agents). Just think about the 80/20 rule which often applies in customer service: the same questions are asked 80 percent of the time. Integrating chat into this equation can bring not just significant ROI, it also means your human customer service agents are engaged in handling the more important, business-critical issues that arise (and happier doing more complex, meaningful work, too.).
25
Apr
2018
venturebeat.com
Going to the Royal Wedding? Here's what you need to knowopens in new window
According to Booking.com, there is still availability in and around London from May 18 to May 20. There are still 22 percent of accommodations available in London and 17 percent in Windsor as of this week. Some towns near Windsor are even more inexpensive. Slough, 2.2 miles away, is 70 percent cheaper than staying in Windsor over wedding weekend. Maidenhead, 5.4 miles away, is 43 percent cheaper. Ascot, 5.4 miles away, is 78 percent cheaper. Booking.com pulled a few examples of accommodations—and their starting rates for one night--in both cities from May 18 to May 20.
25
Apr
2018
www.usatoday.com
24 Hours In Amsterdamopens in new window
These days it’s not all about hotels, and De Hoedenmaker, a luxury B&B apartment, speaks for that perfectly. It’s hosted by two locals, DJ and Marcel, who also lay on the most delicious spread at breakfast each morning (at a time that suits you). The Dutch seem to know a lot about interior design – the bedroom looks like something out of Red’s Living pages – and its views over the canal make you want to sit at the window and people-watch all day long. Even the bathroom is Instagrammable (which is a key factor for a third of travellers, according to Booking.com's research. Who knew?).
23
Apr
2018
www.redonline.co.uk
97% Indians travellers eye 'sustainable' tourism in 2018opens in new window
According to a survey by Netherland-based travel e-commerce company Booking.com, around 97 per cent of Indian travellers want to travel sustainably in 2018 with 88 per cent of them willing to pay an extra premium to ensure the same. It revealed that while 73 per cent of current Indian travellers always or often opt for sustainable travel, around 32 per cent are willing to pay at least 15 per cent more to ensure as low an impact on the environment as possible.
22
Apr
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sustainable travel a key consideration for most Canadians, report findsopens in new window
As it does every year leading up to Earth Day, travel website Booking.com has released the results of its global Sustainable Travel Report, which indicates a growth in awareness and interest in eco-friendly travel. In 2018, it found that 84 per cent of Canadian travellers have a desire to go green on future vacations. That’s a significant jump from just last year, when 65 per cent of trekkers were eyeing eco-friendly and green accommodations.
21
Apr
2018
globalnews.ca
Lights, camera, action: The coolest cinemas around the worldopens in new window
The Pula Arena in Croatia is one of the last remaining Amphitheatres. It's therefore no surprise that Pula is highly endorsed for history and ancient landmarks by Booking.com travellers. Built back in the 1st Century AD, the arena would have originally been used for gladiator fights during the Roman Empire. However, nowadays the only action you will see in the arena is from screenings at the Pula Film Festival.
21
Apr
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Las Vegas as a family vacation destination? Yes, if you go beyond the Stripopens in new window
So, what to do when a planned RV trip timed over one of the busiest travel dates of the year meant we’d need to spend a few nights in this not-for-families destination? Go further. While we flew into Las Vegas, we opted to skip the Strip and spend our time getting to know a whole other side of Nevada. But fear not if Las Vegas is still on your family’s destination wish list. Here’s how to explore it in a way that will make everyone happy.
19
Apr
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
Best hotels in Tenerife for a cheap family holiday this summeropens in new window
Tenerife never fails to be a hit with Brits looking for a cheap, fun family holiday in the sun. The largest of the Canary Islands, there are so many things to see and do in Tenerife ; it's packed with stunning beaches, thrilling theme parks, bustling bars and restaurants, and some brilliant family-friendly resorts.
18
Apr
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
7 Incredible Castle Stays So You Can Travel Like Royaltyopens in new window
2018 is set to be a huge year for the British royal family, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming their third child in less than a week and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on track to tie the knot next month. To cure your royal fever, Booking.com has selected seven amazing castles around the world. While they may be fit for royalty, anyone can arrange a stay in one of these magnificent castles. Which is your favourite?
17
Apr
2018
www.mindfood.com
Escape the cold Australian winter: The five summer getaways that won't break the bankopens in new window
As the temperature drops, many Australians begin planning a tropical holiday to escape the chilly weather and chase the sun. Sadly, for many Australians a spontaneous summer vacation is a pipe dream as their ideal getaway costs thousands due to an increased demand. But this doesn't have to be the case, with Booking.com recently revealing five summer holiday destinations that won't break the bank - and the best time to book to save up to 50 per cent on accommodation.
17
Apr
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Sleep in a field of tulips with Booking.comopens in new window
Travellers to Holland are being given the opportunity to 'wake up and smell the tulips', with one very unique accommodation option just out of Amsterdam. Booking.com is offering a chance to experience an amazing overnight stay in the middle of the famous tulip fields of Keukenhof. A special translucent pod offers panoramic views of the colourful flowers and it comes kitted out with everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as all-area access to the gardens. After admiring the blooms, guests can enjoy a complimentary dinner at one of the restaurants in Keukenhof, as well as breakfast the following morning.
16
Apr
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com Has 5 Million Non-Hotel Listings, Topping Airbnbopens in new window
Booking.com, the flagship site of travel giant Booking Holdings Inc., said it has 5 million non-hotel listings. That’s more than Airbnb Inc., the highly valued startup credited with kicking off the recent trend of staying in peoples’ homes rather than hotels. Booking Holdings, which changed its name from Priceline Group Inc., said the number of apartments and vacation homes on Booking.com has grown 27 percent to 5 million in the last year. Airbnb, founded in 2008, said it has about 4.85 million, including an estimated 200,000 hotel rooms. Booking had previously only disclosed the number of non-hotel “properties” on its platform, which could have included multiple listings.
10
Apr
2018
www.bloomberg.com
Stay in a signature pink Toulouse property with hotel perksopens in new window
Design detail: According to new Booking.com research, four in 10 people (39%) say the interior design of their accommodation is the most important factor when choosing where they stay, with over a third (34%) saying that rental homes such as apartments or cottages are preferable because of their unique interior décor. It also reveals that more than half (56%) of travellers return from holiday so enthused by their holiday accommodation that they are inspired to undertake interior design work to their own home.
10
Apr
2018
www.standard.co.uk
Travel Industry Eyes Blockchain Potential for Fees, Delays, Lost Bagsopens in new window
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans said blockchain could make it easier for the company to connect to properties and attractions. "Eventually customers will benefit from that as well," she told Reuters.
10
Apr
2018
www.nytimes.com
Booking.com boasts more listings than Airbnb (and its AI bot is rocking)opens in new window
Travel giant Booking.com says with 5 million “reported listings” it now tops Airbnb’s reported 4.5 million. Booking.com also says the number of homes, apartments, and places it lists is 27 percent higher than last year. The announcement is part of the company’s switch to “reported listings” — from “total properties” — in an effort to emphasize that it competes directly with Airbnb. Until now, Booking.com has been perceived as mainly offering hotel listings, a perception it is aggressively trying to change.
10
Apr
2018
venturebeat.com
Could one of these destinations be where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on honeymoon?opens in new window
All eyes are on the UK’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle thanks to their impending wedding, and honeymoon destination rumours are also beginning to swirl. While speculation is growing that the happy couple are planning a ‘mini moon’ in Ireland after their 19 May wedding in England, accommodation site, Booking.com, has decided it’s the perfect time to take some holiday inspiration from the British Royal Family.
06
Apr
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
Booking.com Creates A Better Runwayopens in new window
With summer nearly upon us, Booking.com has upped the travel stakes with the release of the “Ultimate ‘Book the US’ List” featuring one-of-a-kind destinations and adventures. Curated by the experts at Booking.com, the ‘Book the U.S.’ List is set up to feature cool and unique properties that go beyond a traditional hotel experience across the US.
04
Apr
2018
www.forbes.com
How Hotels Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Stayopens in new window
Already employed by online travel agencies like Kayak and Booking.com, the chatbot is the newest way for guests to communicate with their hotel, without having to pick up a phone or wait online to speak to a concierge. Though you can’t reach out and touch them like you can with their robotic counterparts, you can ask them questions on a whim (usually through text), day or night.
04
Apr
2018
www.cntraveler.com
How to draw inspiration from your travels to design your homeopens in new window
While most of us might not think to pack a tape measure in our suitcases, it turns out many Canadians are in fact taking design notes while away. According to recent research from Booking.com, an aggregator for accommodation fares, more than 50 per cent of us are inspired by our hotel rooms to redecorate our homes, and more than 30 per cent of us like it when our homes remind us of time spent abroad and the art, designs and cultures we encounter.
29
Mar
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
YOU CAN NOW STAY AT IOWA’S ‘FIELD OF DREAMS’ HOUSEopens in new window
The guest house at the century-old Lansing family farm is available for overnight stays. For about $1,400 per couple, you can have what they call the 'Ray Kinsella Experience', named after Kevin Costner's character in the film. The package includes a one-night stay in an upstairs bedroom, Field of Dreams commemorative baseball, a bottle of wine, wine glasses, picnic tablecloth, DVD of the movie with popcorn, actor Dwier Brown’s (Kevin Costner’s dad in the film) book, 'If You Build It', and a $25 gift card towards a breakfast at a local Dyersville restaurant. Secure your reservations now thru the website Booking.com.
28
Mar
2018
espn991.com
15 of the world's most unusual hotels revealedopens in new window
If you want to veer away from the norm, why not spend your holiday at one of these bizarre hotels. Whether you want to get back to nature, stargaze or sleep under the sea, there is a whole host of unusual hotels out there to explore. With summer just around the corner many Brits are scouring the internet for the best bargain break. But would you dare to book something a little different this year? From sleeping with the fish to hanging off a cliff in a glass pod, these heavenly hideaways should trump your friend's ordinary getaways.
27
Mar
2018
www.dailystar.co.uk
Caboose Motel Offers Unusual Pennsylvania Dutch Venueopens in new window
In 2018, the brightly colored cabooses were listed by bobvila.com as "15 Classic Roadside Motels You Can Visit Along America's Highways" and by Booking.com in its Ultimate "Book the U.S.'" List, which also features an overnight stay in the Empire State Building and The Ultimate Nick Jonas Tour Bus.
26
Mar
2018
www.usnews.com
Traveling for Business on a Budget? Here Are 3 Tips to Help You Save on Your Next Tripopens in new window
Other sites, including Booking.com or Hotels.com, offer perks like late check-out or a free night for volume bookings. When I'm traveling consistently for work, the reward nights add up and amount to a big savings at the end of the year.
26
Mar
2018
www.inc.com
Spring Travel Destinations That Won’t Break The Bankopens in new window
Spring has sprung and now you can too. As we say goodbye to the season of hibernating in our sweatpants, we can all finally get back to living our best life. Start the new season right with a vacation otherwise known as the ultimate comeback. The best part? It doesn’t cost a fortune to do so. Our friends over at Booking.com have put together a selection of the best budget-friendly places to visit, sure to create some #instajelousy. Now get ready to gear up for the guilt-free vacation you know you deserve.
23
Mar
2018
www.styledemocracy.com
12 Luxurious Destinations In The U.S. That Are Worth Every Pennyopens in new window
If you’re looking to go all out for your next vacation, you don’t need to leave the U.S. to find the luxury escape of your dreams. According to a Booking.com survey, 45 percent of travelers have a travel bucket list in mind and 82 percent of travelers will aim to tick one or more destinations off their list this year. Booking.com’s new “Book the U.S.” List makes it easy to find that over-the-top getaway that is not only luxurious but totally worth it.
22
Mar
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
Location, location, location: A round-up of the best hotels right in the centre of Edinburghopens in new window
Whether you’re in Edinburgh for its world-famous fringe festival or to soak up its quaint historical sights, you should try and snag a great hotel in the city to really make the most of your visit. We round up the best hotels in the heart of the Scottish capital, some located in incredible buildings, and others boasting amazing décor and offering some proper luxury.
21
Mar
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Rise of the COO Support Groupopens in new window
The role of chief operating officer is famously hard to define—an oft-cited 2006 Harvard Business Review article calls it one of the most “misunderstood” roles in the C-suite. Perhaps for this reason, there haven’t been too many organizations or high-level peer groups bringing fellow COOs together, the way similar organizations exist for CFOs, CMOs, or CEOs. Of course, if anyone can pull off such an organizational feat, it’s COOs. That may be why a few such groups have recently gotten off the ground, to give this ultra-high-functioning, like-minded group a place to gather to share war stories, talk about best practices, and learn from their peers.
21
Mar
2018
fortune.com
Where will travelers go for spring break this year?opens in new window
Booking.com’s data show that spring break, the period between March 17 and April 28, will be 2% more expensive than last year. That said, the company found that some popular destinations are actually less expensive this year, including Playa del Carmen in Mexico, San Diego and Panama City Beach.
19
Mar
2018
www.usatoday.com
You Can Now Spend the Night at the Iconic 'Field of Dreams' Houseopens in new window
Guests to want to opt in on the “Kinsella Experience” will not only stay in the house’s one bedroom upstairs, but also receive a “Field of Dreams” commemorative baseball, a bottle of wine plus two wine glasses and a picnic tablecloth, a DVD of the movie (with popcorn to enjoy it with), actor Dwier Brown’s (he played Kevin Costner’s dad) book, “If You Build It,” and a $25 gift card towards a breakfast at a local Dyersville country breakfast spot.
14
Mar
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Why You Should Only Half-Plan Your Next Vacationopens in new window
On a two-week trip this winter, I learned that Vietnam, at least in my experience, lends itself very well to a figure-it-out-as-you-go trip. Need to get across town? UberMoto will be there in a matter of minutes to take you as far as you can go for the equivalent of a dollar or two. Curious about the island of Phú Quốc? Book the hour-long flight for $80 on Vietnam Air the day of and then find a hotel for the night on Booking.com.
14
Mar
2018
www.gq.com
Travel website Booking.com released a list of the most unique accommodations in all 50 states — here are the coolest places to stayopens in new window
Travel website Booking.com recently published a new "Book the US" list , highlighting some of the most unique properties across each state — plus Washington, DC — that you can stay in now. In addition, Booking.com is holding a contest, giving you the chance to become the company's new "Chief Booking Officer." In this dream "job," you'll win a "salary" of $50,o00, and you'll be tasked with visiting as many properties on the "Book the US" list as you can within 50 days. The contest runs through March 21, so make sure to sign up quickly.
13
Mar
2018
uk.businessinsider.com
Baths Are So Hot Right Now: The Cultural (And Lucrative) Soaking Industryopens in new window
It’s not just salts making money. Self-care moved beyond the beauty industry, and carved strong niches in sectors such as hospitality and home improvement. Travelers, for example, increasingly filter hotel rooms by tubs. Lodging reservation site Booking.com, without offering specifics, reports a significant increase in the last year for rooms with amenities such as a bathtub or jacuzzi.
13
Mar
2018
www.fastcompany.com
The Surprising 'Alternative Thing' Nick Jonas Always Takes on Vacationopens in new window
“The main thing is to travel light,” Jonas tells PEOPLE while promoting his partnership for Booking.com’s one-of-a-kind stay on his tour bus, as part of the travel site’s Book It List. “When I can, I try not to pack a big bag. Keep it small because you never know where you’re gonna go and what your schedule’s gonna be so it’s nice to be on the move at any moment.”
09
Mar
2018
people.com
Mentoring offers a cure to mid-career drain of tech talentopens in new window
The online travel agency Booking.com is trying to combine the two — the request for a mentoring programme came from a group of female employees, who were also involved in its design, but it will be overseen by the company’s human resources department. “They felt they could use the support and help with matching mentors to mentees, as well as the endorsement of human resources and the chief executive officer, and we were more than happy to help with this,” says Yvonne Agyei, the chief people officer. “It’s a pilot in our Amsterdam headquarters for now, but all being well, we hope to roll it out much more widely.”
09
Mar
2018
www.ft.com
Follow in the path of these inspirational female travellers this International Women’s Dayopens in new window
As today is International Women’s Day, there’s no better time to look at the incredible trips taken by a set of iconic female explorers throughout the years to help inspire you for your next holiday. The list has been put together by Booking.com, which connects travellers with great places to stay, and it invites you to be inspired by these amazing women travellers.
08
Mar
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
This Is the Ultimate JoBro Fan-tasy: You Can Book a Stay on a Nick Jonas Tour Busopens in new window
Attention Nick Jonas fans: You can now spend a night on the singer’s tour bus. Travel site Booking.com is offering a one-of-a-kind stay on a Nick Jonas tour bus that would make any JoBro fan jealous. The experience includes accommodation on a tour bus stocked with Jonas’s favorite on-the-road essentials and a meet and greet with the musician-actor-producer. Though, sadly, he doesn’t bunk with the guest overnight.
07
Mar
2018
people.com
For One Night Only, You Can Sleep Inside the Empire State Buildingopens in new window
On Wednesday, travelers seeking an experience they won’t see photographed by a tiresome number of influencers on Instagram can try to score a one-of-a-kind, one-time-only stay at the Empire State Building. To celebrate the launch of their Book the U.S. List — a collection of the most interesting, unusual places to stay in every state — Booking.com has designed three incredible, totally unique stays. For the first time ever, it’s now possible to reserve a night at the Empire State Building, the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, and on a tricked-out tour bus designed by Nick Jonas.
07
Mar
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Now on Booking.com: A Tent, a Treehouse and an Old Town Hallopens in new window
Will travelers want to stay in a castle in Kentucky, a former jail in New Orleans or a lighthouse in Massachusetts? Booking.com, an accommodation booking site with a database of more than 1.5 million properties, is betting on a “yes.” The three are part of the site’s Book It List, debuting today, which is a collection of not-so-common places around the United States where guests can hang their hat for a night or more; the list has one option in each state.
07
Mar
2018
www.nytimes.com
10 Reasons To Go ‘Off The Grid’ On Your Honeymoonopens in new window
A honeymoon is all about celebrating the beginning of a fresh chapter together and unplugging from the outside world before reality kicks in. We’re all guilty of not being able to switch off, and in fact, Booking.com has recently surveyed the British public to find that 92% of us have thought about getting away from it all for a while by going “off the grid”. So, it’s only fitting that newlyweds share a unique experience together in a fabulously foreign part of the world. From staying in the treetops in Sweden to relaxing on a deserted beach in the French Polynesia, Booking.com has put a list of top destinations for honeymooners to escape to and relax.
06
Mar
2018
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The most beautiful hotel bathrooms to inspireopens in new window
Shower, sink, toilet, vanity… When it comes to designing your dream bathroom, the space should not be thought of as a checklist, but rather an opportunity to create a little slice of heaven. Unlike the bathroom in your home – which is often thought of as a stop-off to primp and prep for the day ahead – a bathroom on holiday is regarded as a place to relax and unwind after a long day. We’re of the opinion that you can have both when it comes to designing a washroom in your own home, and these stunning spaces from around the world will give you all the inspiration you need to create a vacation-worthy bathroom. See our inspirational picks from the accom on offer at Booking.com.
02
Mar
2018
www.realestate.com.au
The most 'Instagrammable' accommodation in the world revealedopens in new window
With a third of all Australian travellers admitting to seeking out 'Instagrammable' holiday locations, quirky and shareable accommodation is at the top of of the bucket list for many aspiring tourists. And according to a survey of travellers by Booking.com, they are most likely to share images of the outside area or view (54 per cent), followed by the lounge (47 per cent), bedroom (38 per cent) and kitchen (23 per cent).
28
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
9 Emerging Travel Destinations for 2018opens in new window
What’s on your travel Bucket List? Well, according to a recent survey by the experts at Booking.com, the reservations search engine that gives its guests access to more than 1.5 million room nights across the globe each day, 2018 is the year to “dream big.” The survey, in which more than 18,000 people participated worldwide, including Canada, revealed: 45 per cent of travellers have a bucket list in mind and the majority of those (82 per cent) will aim to tick one or more destinations off their list in the coming year.
26
Feb
2018
www.everythingzoomer.com
5 Stylish Vacation Rentals That Will Inspire You To Redecorate Your Homeopens in new window
A peaceful state of mind on vacation isn’t only achieved by visiting a tranquil destination. Finding accommodations with great interior design has a positive impact as well, with more than two thirds (69 percent) of global travelers saying it helps them feel more relaxed while on their trip.
23
Feb
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
Here’s Exactly Where—and When—to Do Spring Break on a Budget This Yearopens in new window
To determine the top affordable hot spots, Booking.com analyzed travel costs to popular spring break destinations throughout the seven-week period (March 17 - April 28). The city they deemed most bargain-friendly throughout spring break? Playa del Carmen, which came in at an average of 20% cheaper compared to last year.
22
Feb
2018
www.coastalliving.com
3 EDITOR-APPROVED WAYS TO DO THE CARIBBEAN WITH YOUR FAMILYopens in new window
For sunshine with a side of adventure or with a more personal touch, book a getaway through a website that'll curate your perfect trip. Booking.com boasts over 8,000 properties in the Caribbean and has the widest selection of properties. There are over 30 different types of properties to choose from, ranging from a houseboat, a luxury tent, aparthotels (serviced apartments), a lodge, and a bungalow or villa. It also allows you to connect with other travellers to get firsthand suggestions, such as where to find a waterpark or zip-lining centre for the kids, or where to score the best ice cream parlour in town.
22
Feb
2018
www.canadianliving.com
10 Reasons To Honeymoon In The Seychellesopens in new window
A peaceful state of mind on holiday isn’t only achieved by visiting a tranquil destination as staying in a holiday accommodation with great interior design has a positive impact as well. Global research of nearly 19,000 travellers by Booking.com reveals how over two thirds (69%) of global travellers say that great interior design helps them feel more relaxed while on holiday.
22
Feb
2018
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The Priceline Group Changes Its Name To Booking Holdings To Match Its Biggest Brandopens in new window
"We started 20 years ago with Priceline.com and one type of product called Name Your Own Price, a fairly niche product, and from that, we’re now the global leader doing many different things," Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel told Forbes. "So we want to make sure the parent name is aligned with all the things with we do, and it’s not just Priceline. In fact our biggest subsidiary is Booking.com by far."
21
Feb
2018
www.forbes.com
The best reviewed hotels in Berlin, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Berlin has been a European hotspot in recent years. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 year ago, the city has become the capital of cool. New restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and neighborhoods have sprung up. And it’s much cheaper than more visited spots such as Paris. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Berlin last year.
19
Feb
2018
www.usatoday.com
The Top 10 Destinations To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Dayopens in new window
Every year on March 17 the Irish (and Irish at heart) around the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. What began as a religious feast day has since evolved into a globally recognized festival, celebrating Irish culture, dancing, singing, food ― and a whole lot of shamrocks, leprechauns and Guinness. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, shares the best destinations around the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ― because if anyone knows how to party, it’s the Irish!
16
Feb
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
How I Get It Done: Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.comopens in new window
Gillian Tans is the CEO of Booking.com, where she’s worked for 16 years. She lives full-time in Amsterdam with her husband and three children, but travels 50 percent of the year to cities where Booking has business. She gets hundreds of emails a day (“probably more”) and believes that a company works best when everyone takes ownership over their own work. She never, ever checks a bag when she travels. Here’s how she gets it all done.
15
Feb
2018
www.thecut.com
11 Spring Break Destinations That Won't Break the Bankopens in new window
You may still be working your way through the icy chill of winter, but warmer weather is just around the bend. This means Spring Break 2018 is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. But what if you’re on a budget – is it possible to find a Spring Break destination that doesn’t break the bank?
14
Feb
2018
www.forbes.com
Pick your Rome neighbourhood: Hotel tips in Rome's most popular districtsopens in new window
The sprawling, ancient city of Rome is split into a multitude of districts and neighbourhoods, each with a different vibe. From the major Rome sights in Centro Storico to the hip bars and pizzerias in buzzy Trastevere, check out our hotel tips in the most popular neighbourhoods for your next trip to the Eternal City.
14
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Best Beach Getaways in the Worldopens in new window
If you're feeling weary of winter, tired of looking out the window at snow, ice or rain, gray skies and bare trees, it might be time for a warm vacation. Another round of storms is rolling across the U.S. Instead of slogging through slush and cold, imagine you could be trailing your toes in the warm sand of a tropical beach, palm trees swaying in the breeze. To help you along to your sunny getaway, we searched Booking.com's destination finder for the best beach destinations in the world. The spots chosen by the number of endorsements for beaches on the site.
08
Feb
2018
www.thestreet.com
Must-Visit Destinations Inspired By 5 Oscar-nominated Moviesopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has gathered a list of places to go to step inside the most amazing stories that have been told over this past year. And with over a third (36%) of travellers forecasted to pick their next destination based on inspiration from films this year –these spots are sure to gain a lot of attention.
08
Feb
2018
www.styledemocracy.com
6 Of The Best Holiday Destinations For Active Travellersopens in new window
Recent research shows a 40 percent increase in the amount of global travellers who have taken an active trip in 2017, as compared to the previous three years. In 2018, this trend is expected to continue, with a whopping third of global travellers (34%) considering it likely or even very likely that they will take an active trip within the next 12 months. With this research in mind, Booking.com delved into its 1.6 accommodations in over 126,000 destinations across the globe to source six great destinations for cycling and trail walking, based on endorsements by travellers.
08
Feb
2018
www.womenshealth.com.au
6 Most Amazing Hotels for Music Loversopens in new window
Whether it's listening to your favourite song on a cross-country road trip or flying to a new destination to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert, music plays a crucial role in the life of a traveller. These six accommodations have hosted major artists throughout the years, and are the perfect spots for music lovers.
07
Feb
2018
www.readersdigest.ca
Spring Break Is More Than 'Fly and Flop' Vacations This Yearopens in new window
Spring break isn't just about "fly and flop" anymore — heading to a beach where you lie in the sun all day drinking pina coladas. These days travelers want to balance relaxation with experiences, whether it's tours that offer cultural immersion, yoga retreats or hiking adventures. Beach destinations remain popular, but travelers are also using spring break to explore Europe, Asia and other part of the world. And while college students and 20-somethings love their March and April getaways, families with young kids and baby boomers are shaking off winter blahs with trips, too.
06
Feb
2018
www.usnews.com
The most romantic and luxurious adults-only escapes to enjoy with your partner this Valentine's Day opens in new window
As Valentine's Day approaches, couples across Australia are excitedly planning all kinds of romantic dinners and enviable weekend escapes. So to help loved-up duos decide on the perfect escape, travel experts have put together a list of what they believe to be some of the most romantic adults-only/age restricted getaways on offer.
06
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Forget Grad School — Millennials Are Making Travel the "New Master's Degree"opens in new window
If it seems like your Instagram feed is saturated with other people's vacation photos, you're not alone. Many of us are green with envy at every cocktail raised against a white-sanded backdrop and equally guilty of posting "candid" shots of ourselves admiring landmarks. With geo-tagged photos becoming the new postcard, our wanderlust is only fueled with every scroll. Not so surprisingly, Booking.com's global research highlights found that one in three 18- to 34-year-olds admit that "they travel more and try more first-time travel experiences so they can post new pictures on their social media."
03
Feb
2018
www.popsugar.com
The Best Times to Visit Australia for Perfect Weather and Cheap Flightsopens in new window
Australia is one of the world’s biggest countries, so when to go depends entirely on where you’re going. From the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, to the vineyards scattered across the country, to Sydney’s sprawling beaches, Australia has something to offer every type of traveler.
01
Feb
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Dam Square hotel guide: Where to stay near this bustling and historic spotopens in new window
Dam Square is in the bull’s-eye of Amsterdam and is home to monuments like the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, as well as scores of bars and restaurants. There are dozens of hotels within a 10-minute walk of the place. These are a few of the best.
31
Jan
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Holidaying In Helsinki – Powered Only By Your Phone Readopens in new window
When it’s cold, grey and miserable at home and long-haul winter sun is just too expensive (sigh), it’s all about embracing winter with a fabulously frosty break. Plus, a great way to curb travel cravings is with a gram-worthy weekend trip that won’t break the bank. According to booking.com, 44% of professionals would rather take lots of affordable holidays instead of one huge, expensive one. Makes total sense - much as we love the idea of holidaying like a celeb, several holidays for the same price is even better!
30
Jan
2018
www.mtv.co.uk
Tips to reach the top: 'You have to push back as a woman'opens in new window
Yet even when you have succeeded you can face issues. Gillian Tans, the chief executive of online accommodation website Booking.com, has been instrumental in driving the firm's growth, yet she says she too faced hidden assumptions with her first pregnancy.
26
Jan
2018
www.bbc.com
12 Ways to Plan a Spontaneous Trip Without Going Brokeopens in new window
Perez logs onto Booking.com where she says she finds great deals with straightforward cancellation policies and "awesome deals." "I can snag a last-minute deal without thinking twice, knowing I have the opportunity to cancel up until the day before check in," Perez says.
25
Jan
2018
www.rd.com
Find Your #FitLife In 2018 With These Adventurous Trip Ideasopens in new window
Every January, thousands of people lace up their running shoes and renew their vows with the treadmill in an attempt to start the new year off with a healthier lifestyle. While some people stick with their new routines, the monotony of gym life is far too boring for most to make it a regular habit, which is why we've uncovered a few ways to shake up your fitness routine with something more exhilarating.
23
Jan
2018
www.huffingtonpost.ca
The millionaires' club with too few womenopens in new window
Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but the elite annual gathering still has its own issues to solve. Gillian Tans is softly spoken and unassuming. The 47-year-old isn't someone you'd immediately associate with power. Yet she has a lot of it. As the chief executive of online accommodation website Booking.com she's in charge of a staggering 15,000 employees in 70 countries around the world.
23
Jan
2018
www.bbc.com
7 ways to make your job application stand out, from a hiring manager who sees over 400,000 resumes a yearopens in new window
The number of applications Booking.com receives every year is staggering: 400,000, to be precise. But how can anyone stand out among hundreds of thousands of applicants?
22
Jan
2018
www.businessinsider.com
The best value destinations in North America for every month of 2018opens in new window
The online booking site Booking.com has created a pricing calendar for 2018 so budget-conscious travelers can pinpoint the best North American destinations for their holidays. To calculate the savings, the company looked at the average per night price of 3, 4 and 5-star accommodations in the most popular cities between October 2016 and October 2017. They then determined the price fluctuations to find the best times to stay and where.
19
Jan
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Barcelona, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from boutique to luxury properties. Many are architecturally fascinating. Some also have swimming pools. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Barcelona last year.
17
Jan
2018
www.usatoday.com
The travel tips that will seriously boost your holiday game in 2018opens in new window
Booking.com say that millennials are getting seriously sentimental. With 44% planning to re-live family trips from their childhood and 39% of us wanting to visit the screen locations of our favourite films or TV shows. See you in The Beach's Phi Phi Leh Island, Thailand then? Or The Notebook's South Carolina? Blockbuster break, here we come!
15
Jan
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
The 19 Cheapest Places to Travel in Januaryopens in new window
You're in luck. Historically one of the cheapest months of the year to travel, airfare and hotel rooms can be up to 50 percent more affordable in January than the most expensive month of the year. But where to go? Comparing data from travel booking website Booking.com and the flight analytics app Hopper, we’ve found the 19 cheapest places in the world to travel in January.
13
Jan
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
There's a magical Harry Potter themed apartment in the UK you can rent for the ultimate Hogwarts sleepoveropens in new window
Harry Potter fans can have the ultimate magical staycation thanks to this luxury apartment that's had a wizarding makeover.
11
Jan
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
How AI is changing how we travelopens in new window
Booking.com's new AI-powered Booking Assistant chatbot is in training and so far it can respond to 30% of customers’ stay-related questions automatically in less than five minutes. “For us, AI is not about replacing human interaction, but is instead a vehicle to facilitate an even more personalized, instantaneously gratifying and frictionless travel experience for consumers,” said Waters.
11
Jan
2018
www.techradar.com
18 of the most luxurious group villas and apartments for your 2018 girls holidayopens in new window
Croatia has seen a revival in the past 10 years, especially as a resort for groups of friends. To experience why this is - yet ease away from the more tourist-central regions of Split and Dubrovnik - this villa is located in the north of the country on the island of Losinj. The property comes with its own pool and hot tub plus free bikes and paddle boards for when you venture down to Galboka Beach, which is only three minutes away. For wine-laden nights in, there's an outdoor kitchen with a bbq plus a vegetable and herb garden.
10
Jan
2018
www.harpersbazaar.com
Discover the best value North American destinations for each month of 2018opens in new window
Travelers setting their New Year’s resolutions are likely putting trips high up on that list. Luckily, any North Americans worried about how to actually afford all that travel can take a look at Booking.com’s new list of the best-value destinations for each month of the year.
08
Jan
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
The VERY luxurious detox escapes guaranteed to keep your health on track this yearopens in new window
Instead of a boozy getaway or an indulgent escape, many dedicated travellers are considering adding a more balanced, 'wellness' holiday to their itinerary this year. And while the concept is increasingly popular, there are still those who are sceptical about the idea and doubt whether or not it will be the luxurious, memorable experience they want. So to help, Booking.com has put together a list of some of the most luxurious detox escapes guaranteed to pamper you and help you stick to your resolutions in 2018.
07
Jan
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
24 Awesome Hostels That'll Make Traveling The World Affordable AFopens in new window
As long as you don't mind sharing a room with other budget-savvy travelers, they're a no-brainer in terms of saving money during your travels — and you get to meet so. many. people! Even the most expensive cities in the world (lookin' at you, Tokyo and New York) have hostel accommodations for a fraction of what you'd pay to stay at a neighboring hotel, and plenty of them offer fun planned activities both on the premises and to explore the city. Here's a list of 12 popular destinations around the world and two of the top hostels you'll find in each one. Get your wanderlust a-brewin'!
04
Jan
2018
www.buzzfeed.com
Strictly’s Alexandra Burke bares all in jaw-dropping bikini snap but hides ring fingeropens in new window
ALEXANDRA BURKE has been keeping fans updated on her envy-inducing trip to Thailand, however there is one thing she has remained coy about.
03
Jan
2018
www.express.co.uk
15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam for under £100 a nightopens in new window
If you're after a city break that doesn't cost the earth, these 15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam might be a good place to start - with each one coming in under £100 per night.
03
Jan
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
Asia & North America high on vacation lover’s itineraryopens in new window
"The survey, covering 4,000 travellers revealed that travellers from Telangana and from other parts of the country plan to take more trips in 2018 and will prefer travelling to distances and locales further away from home compared to 2017," said Vikas Bhola, head of Indian sub-continent, Booking.com. "In 2018, we will see travellers increasingly planning trips based on unique accommodation options, activities that match interests and places they can tick off their bucket list," he said.
02
Jan
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Where will U.S. travelers explore in 2018?opens in new window
Booking.com looked at year-over-year bookings from September 2016 to September 2017 to determine the top 10 emerging destinations. The U.S. destinations that made the list were Nashville and Portland, Ore. Both get high marks for their thriving food, hotel and entertainment scenes.
29
Dec
2017
www.usatoday.com
A Look at Travel Lists: Where to Go in 2018opens in new window
Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here's a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent, cities large and small, islands, rural regions and wilderness areas, places in the news and places you've never heard of.
19
Dec
2017
www.nytimes.com
The Most Popular Destinations in the World in 2017opens in new window
Every year, MasterCard puts together a Global Destination Cities Index in which more than 130 cities are ranked to determine the most visited cities around the world. We've broken down the top ten destinations and teamed up with Booking.com to provide you the top reasons to visit each city, the average price of hotels, the cheapest times to visit, and more.
18
Dec
2017
www.rd.com
Where you should travel in 2018 based on your starsignopens in new window
As the holiday season gets underway, many of us are excitedly planning our next big adventure. And while some know exactly where they want to head, others have a little more trouble deciding on the perfect location. However, according to the experts at Booking.com, your next perfect holiday may be 'written in the stars'.
13
Dec
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
50 Hacks for Smarter Last-Minute Travelopens in new window
Putting together a trip on short notice, whether out of impulse or necessity, doesn’t have to break the bank — or you. Stay calm and check out these savvy suggestions from more than a dozen travel experts on how to plan (and save money on) a perfect spontaneous getaway.
12
Dec
2017
www.southernliving.com
Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Reveals How Technology Expands Our Worldopens in new window
It’s clear that Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, has a personal passion for both travel and technology. With a mission to “empower people to experience the world,” she also wants to make a “positive, lasting impression on the global tourism industry,” especially around sustainable tourism. In fact, last year 5324 of Booking.com’s employees volunteered their time through the company’s Booking Cares volunteer program, to help support the ongoing health of the tourism industry around inclusive tourism, the environment, and cultural heritage.
12
Dec
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Why You Should Consider Booking a Fitness-Meets-Volunteering Tripopens in new window
Interest in wellness getaways is also on the upswing, with nearly one in five travelers expected to take a health-driven trip in 2018, up from just one in ten last year, according to Booking.com.
11
Dec
2017
www.shape.com
8 travel trends to keep an eye on for 2018opens in new window
Online booking sites are expanding into tours and excursions. "Until just a few years ago, this content was very difficult to find and book online," said Douglas Quinby, senior vice president of research at Phocuswright, a travel industry research firm. "Now all of the big players - Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and others - are investing heavily in the space."
08
Dec
2017
www.chicagotribune.com
8 of the world's most beautiful luxury hotel bathroomsopens in new window
While it's possible to make your bathroom at home feel like a spa, sometimes you just need to get away — and nothing makes a holiday feel more luxurious than a beautiful, opulent bathroom to relax in. So we rounded up eight beautiful hotel bathrooms that boast incredible interiors and seriously impressive views.
07
Dec
2017
www.homestolove.com.au
Calling all tourism-based social enterprisesopens in new window
Booking.com's three-week programme in Amsterdam offers coaching, collaboration and cash
06
Dec
2017
www.bangkokpost.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Romeopens in new window
USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Rome this year. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. But the best reviewed hotels on Booking.com are independent properties.
05
Dec
2017
www.usatoday.com
Food will play an even bigger role in consumer travel for 2018opens in new window
According to the results of a Booking.com survey, which polled more than 18,500 respondents from 26 countries, 41 percent of travelers said they plan to seek out new food and drink experiences during their travels in 2018.
04
Dec
2017
www.msn.com
Here’s What Booking.com’s CEO Looks For The Most In Job Candidatesopens in new window
Career missteps got you down? Reframe what you think about failure—instead of seeing it as a major faux pas, view it as a vital opportunity for growth. That’s the philosophy of Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, of one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. In fact, she says accepting that it’s okay to fail is one of the most important pieces in order to fast- track success.
01
Dec
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The 26 best places to travel in 2018opens in new window
Buenos Aires is such a steal that Booking.com named it one of the most affordable places to travel in 2018 — and to get the most out of it, travel in January or February, when the prices are the lowest of the year.
01
Dec
2017
mic.com
Inside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's Lavish Honeymoon on a Private Bahamian Islandopens in new window
With their 2-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia in tow, the newlyweds — who booked their nine-day getaway on Booking.com — settled into a secluded villa on the 96-acre property, which is located less than a mile off the world’s third largest barrier reef in Andros.
28
Nov
2017
people.com
Inside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's honeymoon in 'paradise'opens in new window
The mom-of-one took to her Instagram account on Tuesday, 28 November, to share a glimpse of her lavish honeymoon. Alongside a video Alexis shot of herself gazing out to sea, Serena penned: "A week in paradise. Thanks @bookingcom for helping us find the perfect honeymoon villa. #BookingYeah."
28
Nov
2017
www.hellomagazine.com
The Top 7 Destinations For A Family Vacationopens in new window
To help you find the perfect holiday, Booking.com presents the best travel destinations for families. Selected from more than 91 million reviews, these destinations were more highly recommended by families than by your average global traveler.
27
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
5 Of The Most Beautiful Neighbouring Islands You've (Probably) Never Heard Ofopens in new window
Thankfully, Southeast Asia is still plenty big for all of us, and there are many islands that have (so far) been mostly spared the Bali/Phuket/Batam treatment. According to Booking.com, these five remote islands will provide some serious downtime (and of course, bragging rights).
24
Nov
2017
www.elle.sg
15 Holiday Destinations You Need To Visit In 2018opens in new window
Sapporo's top endorsements for travellers by Booking.com include food, seafood and gourmet food. With an estimated four in ten global travellers taking a food and drink trip in 2018, Sapporo is certainly a destination to consider for its thriving food scene alone.
22
Nov
2017
www.elleuk.com
Expect Huge Travel Sales On Cyber Monday 2017opens in new window
"The window to score travel deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday is getting bigger year after year," says Todd Dunlap, Managing Director of the Americas for Booking.com. But, he continues, it still is important to do your homework so you can tell the difference between a real bargain and a scheme.
21
Nov
2017
www.forbes.com
Soak up the Sunshine Coast at Mantra French Quarter in Noosaopens in new window
Booking.com has combined customer insights from over 128 million real guest reviews with research from 19,000 travellers across 26 countries to reveal the biggest travel predictions for 2018. Almost a quarter (24%) of people believe that long haul flights are becoming more affordable and a fifth (19%) think it has become easier to find and book more exotic destinations. Nearly half (47%) of travellers say they will travel further in 2018 than they did in 2017...so what are you waiting for?
21
Nov
2017
www.standard.co.uk
How babyboomers became generation jet setopens in new window
So my most intense relationship these days is with Booking.com. If spending money on more travel feels like a luxury indulgence, it’s not one I feel guilty about. I’ve worked full-time all my life and I’m still earning money. I have no mortgage and no longer buy designer clothes. I intend to absorb as many new places as I can.
19
Nov
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
6 International Spots Where You Can Celebrate Thanksgivingopens in new window
For those expats living beyond American shores, or for those who like to travel during the holidays, it’s still possible to get a slice of home comfort in cities all over the world on November 23. You just need to know where to look.
16
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
A Review of Booking.comopens in new window
With so many different travel booking sites to choose from, airlines changing award charts, and numerous lucrative travel rewards credit card points, should you use Booking.com? With more than 1.5 million hotel listings worldwide, you should have no problem finding a place to lay your head for the night. In this review of Booking.com, you can find out everything you can do on the popular travel booking site, and more importantly, if it's worth your time.
15
Nov
2017
www.forbes.com
10 up-and-coming travel destinations you'll want to visit in 2018opens in new window
With the New Year just a few weeks away, now's the time to get a head start on your resolutions and begin planning some adventures for 2018. New research reveals that nearly half of us want to take more trips in 2018, with 45 per cent of those surveyed admitting that they want to be more adventurous in their choice of destination. To help you plan your next trip, the experts at Booking.com have shared ten of the top emerging holiday destinations for 2018. The only hard part is settling on just one!
14
Nov
2017
www.hellomagazine.com
Exploring the Mind of an Industry Leaderopens in new window
“I don't believe that in the future there will be a company that won't be a software company.”
13
Nov
2017
www.dtkmen.com
10 amazing places where you can see the Northern Lights and sleep under the arctic skyopens in new window
We teamed up with Booking.com who shared the top 10 most amazing properties around the world where you can sleep under the arctic sky - and give yourself the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights too.
09
Nov
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
How Much a Trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics Would Cost Youopens in new window
If you’re planning to stay in Pyeongchang where the opening and closing ceremonies are taking place, the lowest rate available is $117 a night at the Oclaire Pension, according to Booking.com. If you’re willing to splurge, a night at the upscale Mamestar Pension—which includes an outdoor pool and free wi-fi—starts at $449. Some rooms even include spa bathtubs and kitchenettes.
09
Nov
2017
time.com
7 Of The World’s Best Shopping Destinationsopens in new window
Booking.com rounded up seven fabulous shopping destinations around the world just in time for the holiday season. From luxury department stores to mega malls, these retails hotspots will allow you to solve your gift-giving conundrums in one spree. We’ve also found the ideal place to stay in each spot where you can retreat with your haul and let that smoking credit card cool ― so grab an extra suitcase and head straight to shopping heaven!
07
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The 20 best-reviewed hotels in Londonopens in new window
London is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, an easy flight from the USA's East Coast. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in London from August 2016 to August of this year.
06
Nov
2017
www.usatoday.com
8 top travel predictions from Booking.comopens in new window
Each day Booking.com books more than 1.5 million nights of accommodation, so the site definitely have its finger on the pulse of world travel. Now Booking.com has combined that with a survey of over 9,000 travellers across 26 countries, to predict 8 travel trends that will take off in 2018.
01
Nov
2017
www.finder.com.au
10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getawayopens in new window
City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe. It's not surprising - after all, they cater to a wide range of tourists from families with children to culture vultures and couples looking for a romantic break. However, it's not just the countless sights and attractions drawing in the crowd - there are some European cities where you can get a lot for your budget.
30
Oct
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
How the Highest Paid Woman in Travel Is Closing the Gap for the Rest of Usopens in new window
The highest paid woman in the travel industry is all about helping women in their careers. Her name is Gillian Tans and she is the CEO of Booking.com. This week her company, one of the world's largest travel e-commerce companies, launched Women in Technology Scholarships, a two-year initiative in partnership with the University of Oxford and the Delft University of Technology, designed to help women who want to work in the technology industry through educational grants. It's just one of many ways Tans is helping women get ahead.
30
Oct
2017
www.levo.com
Halloween Haunts: Six Spooky Sites For A Sinister Showbiz Stayopens in new window
Most moviegoers silently or audibly urge the doomed protagonists and femme fatales in fright films to escape the horror headed their way in a haunted hotel or doomed domicile. If needed, the viewers temper the terror by reminding themselves “it’s only a movie.” But according to Booking.com, the settings below are real and film fans can purposely put themselves in imaginary horrors’ way by visiting these infamous spooky sites.
29
Oct
2017
www.forbes.com
8 best horror movie travel destinations include 3 in Canadaopens in new window
“We surveyed Albertans and we found that one in five are looking to have unique experiences and they would love to have a bit of an experience of paranormal,” said Nuno Guerreiro, Booking.com’s regional manager for Canada. “They aren’t afraid of that!”
27
Oct
2017
globalnews.ca
Four Extravagant Millennial Travel Indulgencesopens in new window
Research by Booking.com for Business found that 30% of business travelers would accept a lower paying job if it meant they could travel more for work. They've given birth to the term "bleisure" by adding on more leisure time to their business travel than any previous generation. With a staggering 81% of Millennials combining business and leisure travel, some of those expenses are sure to have an effect on T&E.
25
Oct
2017
www.inc.com
Prison Lock-Up Fantasy Available in Alcatraz Suite At San Francisco Dungeon For Halloween Onlyopens in new window
But first…the stay…which simulates what actors Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and Lancaster have portrayed in the movies, and mobster Al Capone did in real life: an overnight stay at Alcatraz. The Dungeon’s “Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite” is an authentically reproduced Alcatraz cell visitors typically get to tour. But on Oct. 30 and 31, it’s available for overnight “incarcerations” through Booking.com.
24
Oct
2017
www.forbes.com
Booking.com hopes for a touchdown with its NFL Houseopens in new window
Booking.com is targeting football fans with a house designed especially for them. The Football House, located in Jersey City, is a four-story, 3,800 square-foot property with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house is close to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where the New York Giants and New Your Jets play. But there’s no need to leave the property to watch a game. The house has an 8-foot by 10-foot video wall in the living room with surround sound. The room also has turf carpeting to evoke the feeling of being on a field.
22
Oct
2017
www.usatoday.com
6 Incredible Spots For Stargazingopens in new window
If you’re longing to gaze at star-strewn skies, you’re not alone. The past few years have seen a rise in astro-tourism, with travelers seeking out destinations where the clearest, darkest skies in the world provide the perfect canvas for celestial sights. Booking.com, which offers more great places to stay in the world than any other travel brand, has looked at some of the most popular accommodations in destinations for stargazing ― so be prepared to be completely starstruck.
20
Oct
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
15 of the best fireworks displays to see in London this Bonfire Nightopens in new window
On the weekend of November 4 & 5 the skies over London will be lit up with fireworks as we all remember the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Each year it seems like the displays get bigger and better and this year is no exception with music, funfairs, food and lots more on offer.
19
Oct
2017
metro.co.uk
You Can Now Stay in an 'Alcatraz' Prison Cell But You'll be Way Too Terrified to Sleepopens in new window
The San Francisco Dungeon is offering horror fans the chance to sleep and eat in a reconstructed Alcatraz cell. For the slightly scary price of $666, on the 30th or 31st of October you’ll get the chance to sleep exactly like a prisoner would. The experience is up to four people and includes a spooky bedroom story from a resident of the Dungeon. You’ll then have a ‘not-so-comfortable night’s sleep’ in the ‘Ghosts of Alcatraz’ suite that can be booked through Booking.com.
17
Oct
2017
theculturetrip.com
8 Destinations To Enjoy The Glory Of Fall Foliage Around The Worldopens in new window
Full of magnificent colors, autumn can be refreshing after a long, hot summer. Booking.com shares a selection of the world’s best places to discover fabulous fall foliage, based on thousands of endorsements from previous travelers. From spectacular mountain escapes to city splendor, here are the perfect accommodations for your favorite fall activities.
16
Oct
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Get the best view of Bonfire Night in the highest bedroom in Britainopens in new window
Bonfire Night – or Guy Fawkes Night – marks a failed 17th-century plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. It is celebrated with burning effigies, standing out in the cold and of course, fireworks. London has a particularly incredible display, and now Booking.com has launched a contest where a lucky winner will be able to watch the show from The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building.
16
Oct
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
Meet the Most Successful CEO in Online Travel: Booking.com’s Gillian Tansopens in new window
Tans works in one of the most robust sectors of the travel industry. As one of the first employees at Booking.com, she has been integral to the team that transformed it from tiny website catering to Dutch holiday-makers into the world’s biggest accommodation booking site, with over 15,000 employees in 204 offices all over the world. After all, when you type in anything into your search engine about travel or hotels, Booking.com is one of the first options to pop up, if not the first. But you would never know that the somewhat soft-spoken and calm Tans is one of the most important and dynamic people in this massive industry.
11
Oct
2017
observer.com
In-Demand Destinations for Winter, From Portugal to Australiaopens in new window
Where are residents of the United States traveling this fall and winter? Pretty much everywhere. The 10 most popular vacation destinations cover nearly every continent, even Antarctica, compared with several years ago, when the lineup wasn’t nearly as diverse.
10
Oct
2017
www.nytimes.com
Would you stay a spooky night at The San Francisco Dungeon?opens in new window
Launched in association with Booking.com, the one-night Halloween sleepover experience will see guests staying in the underground attraction’s, “Ghosts of Alcatraz” suite at Fisherman’s Wharf. Available on 30 and 31 October, the sleeping quarters are modelled on jail cells from the attraction’s most infamous neighbour, Alcatraz prison.
10
Oct
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
What to buy in October: Jeans, travel, cars, baby items and moreopens in new window
If you didn’t get a chance to visit Europe this summer, don’t fret. There’s still time to book a last-minute getaway. In fact, October is one of the best months to travel across the Atlantic if you want to save big and avoid massive crowds. Expect to score great deals on lodging, flights, and cruises.
07
Oct
2017
www.today.com
50 Hacks for Smarter Last-Minute Travel Planningopens in new window
Putting together a trip on short notice, whether out of impulse or necessity, doesn’t have to break the bank — or you. Stay calm and check out these savvy suggestions from more than a dozen travel experts on how to plan (and save money on) a perfect spontaneous getaway.
04
Oct
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
11 cosy UK pubs with fireplaces and hearty roasts that you'll want to try this autumn and winteropens in new window
Winter is drawing ever closer as temperatures start to drop, days get shorter and the British weather gets that little bit drearier. However, the colder months also bring picturesque walks, snug nights in and, of course, cosy afternoons keeping warm in the local pub! Think open fireplaces, huge armchairs you can sink into, and hearty Sunday roasts perfect for replenishing your energy after a brisk morning walk. Booking.com has unveiled some of the nation's cosiest pubs, whether you're after a mouthwatering lunch, or looking for a winter staycation somewhere homely. We've picked out some of our favourites - and reveal why they should be on your radar too...
02
Oct
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
Czech out Brno for a cheaper, calmer city breakopens in new window
Booming Brno, with its creativity, history and subterranean mystery, is the perfect antidote to overrun Prague and its forests of selfie sticks.
29
Sep
2017
www.theguardian.com
Half term holidays that WON’T break the bank this Octoberopens in new window
Half-term holidays can be a tricky one to book, trying to find the perfect place that won’t break the bank. Booking.com has found some of the best places, both in the UK and Europe, that will satisfy every family member without spending the pennies.
27
Sep
2017
www.express.co.uk
These 6 Cities Make The Perfect Alternative Getawaysopens in new window
Capital cities around the world may be the go to for many, but why not swap the hustle and bustle of these popular cities for an alternative getaway? If you’re on the lookout for fresh ideas, Booking.com, rounded up some of the best cities for exploring.
27
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
This Hotel in Taiwan Is Everything Gamers Have Been Waiting Foropens in new window
Love gaming? You’ll want to check out the i hotel in Taiwan. Dubbed the first e-sports themed hotel in Asia, the property was designed with avid gamers in mind.
25
Sep
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Lodi’s the New Napa and Here’s Every Reason You Should Make a Trip Thereopens in new window
Surprise! According to data from Booking.com, Lodi beats out Napa, Burgundy and even Bordeaux as the most endorsed location for wine, welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year. Known as “big red” country, Lodi has been growing grapes since the mid-1800s and is California’s largest appellation (gasp!).
22
Sep
2017
www.purewow.com
Listen Up Sports Fans: You Can Rent an Entire House Dedicated to Footballopens in new window
Next time your roommates tell you that you’re not allowed to watch any more football because Westworld is back on, just rent the ultimate viewing venue instead: this insane house dedicated to football. Only available on Booking.com, literally everything in this house is covered in astroturf and memorabilia (hey, one person’s nightmare is another person’s dream, right?). The 3,800-square-foot home is in Jersey City, New Jersey and features some pretty insane football fantasies.
21
Sep
2017
www.fodors.com
This colourful Sicilian holiday home is a Taormina treasureopens in new window
We stumbled across this delightful home on Booking.com where there is a great selection of alternative accommodation to the traditional hotel stay in Taormina.
19
Sep
2017
www.standard.co.uk
Five great European castles you can stay inopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, we've found five real European castles where you can indulge your fairy tale fantasies
19
Sep
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
Asia's Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226Mopens in new window
“In the last year, we've seen an increase in the number of capsule hotels listed on Booking.com. This growth is coming primarily from Asia, with the nations showing the largest amount of capsule hotels being Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and also Russia. Cities with the most capsule hotels on Booking.com are Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Osaka and Xi'an,” says Oliver Hua, Managing Director of Booking.com in Asia Pacific.
17
Sep
2017
www.forbes.com
The only dictionary you’ll need abroad to help you get byopens in new window
Embracing holidays for what they typically stand for – switching off, relaxation holidays and seeing the sights – doesn’t appear to be the case for many travellers. When Booking.com questioned over 18,000 people worldwide on the top phrases they’d want to know immediately in the language of the country they’re visiting, results revealed that we’re holiday internet addicts, with ‘What’s the Wi-Fi password?’ one of the most popular.
14
Sep
2017
www.marieclaire.co.uk
3 Perfect Fall Getaways You Haven’t Thought Ofopens in new window
Full of Football Sundays, magnificent colors, spooky adventures and cozy sweaters, autumn can be refreshing after a long, hot summer. It can also be a great time to travel, with fewer crowds and shorter lines than in the summer months, while still providing stunning vistas and so much to do. Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travelers with more than one million incredible places to stay, has compiled a list of the best fall getaways.
12
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Star Tracks: Football Feveropens in new window
Jerry Ferrara and Vanessa Hudgens attend gameday kickoff at the Booking.com Football House on Sunday.
11
Sep
2017
people.com
13 incredible boats you can actually stay onopens in new window
Who needs a hotel when you can rent actual boats for your next trip away? Here are 13 incredible ones available on Airbnb and Booking.com, and from a luxury cruise in Vietnam to a staycation destination in Poole, there's bound to be one (or seven) that takes your fancy.
08
Sep
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com
8 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations That Won’t Break The Bankopens in new window
Of all the vacations you’ll ever take, your honeymoon is probably the most anticipated and ambitious. Whether in a luxurious or adventurous sense, honeymooning newlyweds are all hoping for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
06
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Affordable luxury: gorgeous 5-star hotels for 3-star pricesopens in new window
The phrase "5-star" can strike fear into any traveller’s wallet, immediately conjuring up images of butler services, hushed restaurants and, most importantly, an extremely pricey bill at the end. However, it really is possible to stay at a 5-star hotel for a 3-star price. We’ve tracked down some of the best value 5-star properties around the world, from city center hotels in the middle of the action to boutique retreats right on the beach.
06
Sep
2017
www.msn.com
Inside Kelly Rowland’s $15,000-per-Week Beach House in Turks and Caicosopens in new window
Rowland’s crew, who stayed at the villa courtesy of Booking.com, took advantage of the private pool and garden and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. The house also offers a roof deck with ocean views and access to a protected snorkeling area known as a “coral garden.”
31
Aug
2017
people.com
8 Seriously Useful Tips To Saving On Your Holiday Travelopens in new window
“The truth is that unless you leave it to super last minute when you book really doesn’t make much difference to the cost as these are consistently popular times,” Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, told Forbes via email when asked what day is the best day to book holiday travels. “But if you can be a bit more spontaneous, then chancing [it] last minute may just uncover some great value gems.”
31
Aug
2017
www.forbes.com
For travelers, chatbots and AI can't quite take you thereopens in new window
Booking.com's new booking assistant allows you to get support for your upcoming hotel reservations, including fast responses to your most common stay-related requests, like "What's my check-in time?"
27
Aug
2017
www.usatoday.com
Revealed: The hotels that offer guests the best views of the world's most famous landmarks opens in new window
If you're after a winning shot of the Eiffel Tower, you can snap it from the comfort of your bed at the Résidence Charles Floquet, while the Oberoi Amarvilas Agra is on the doorstep of the Taj Mahal. Scroll down to see the top hotels serving up Insta-worthy views.
24
Aug
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
Why You Should Never Book A Hotel Room Through Hotel Booking Websitesopens in new window
When it comes to booking a hotel, travelers have many options like the book from websites, online travel agencies, and other sites. There are times that when you book the hotels at the last moment, then there are no rooms available. So here we recommend to pre-booking the hotels’ rooms before you set off. Check out our top list of hotel booking websites. THANKS to the internet, booking a holiday has never been easier. But sometimes it pays to put a bit more effort in.
21
Aug
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation bluesopens in new window
Perhaps the best way to treat what Close calls “post-vacay panic” is booking another vacation. A recent Booking.com survey revealed that 1 in 5 visitors book their next vacation during the last 24 hours of their current trip.
17
Aug
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Here’s How Much a Last-minute Trip to Watch the Eclipse Will Cost Youopens in new window
The total solar eclipse is only a few days away. Do you know where you’ll be on August 21? Procrastinators who put off booking accommodations may still be able to make a last-minute reservation within the eclipse’s path of totality — if they’re willing to pony up some cash. In Nashville, there are still a few rooms left at The Mansion at Fontanel, starting at $2,000 for a suite on Booking.com.
17
Aug
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Eclipse procrastinators should plan their trips ASAPopens in new window
The total solar eclipse is coming up fast and it's set to put on quite a show for millions of lucky Americans — and more watching online — on Aug 21.
16
Aug
2017
mashable.com
Watch the Total Solar Eclipse at Nashville's Fontanel Mansionopens in new window
Booking.com just released four rooms at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville for the night of August 20, before Monday's total solar eclipse. The 33,000-square foot log cabin home is located directly in the path of totality, so all you'll have to do is grab your protective eclipse glasses, take a peek through the telescopes provided, and park yourself on a large daybed in the backyard. Previously owned by country singer Barbara Mandrell, the mansion will offer plenty on its own to explore before and after the four-hour eclipse (the total eclipse only lasts around two minutes): There are 20 rooms filled with memorabilia from country stars like Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, five fireplaces, and an indoor pool. Plus, the home is just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville by car.
14
Aug
2017
www.cntraveler.com
5 STELLAR TRIPS TO CELEBRATE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN STYLEopens in new window
The only way you haven't heard about the coming solar eclipse is if you haven't been on the internet in months. To bring you up to speed: On August 21, it will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in exactly 38 years. That means, the moon will block the sun completely and will only be visible only along the "path of totality", which runs from Oregon to South Carolina.
14
Aug
2017
www.elledecor.com
New Ways to Find and Book the Perfect Vacation Rentalopens in new window
Booking.com, a competitor owned by the Priceline Group, has a hyperlink on its home page that allows users to filter for rentals. To stay competitive, companies like Priceline are beefing up their rental property inventory, which means searches through these sites should become even more comprehensive in the future.
14
Aug
2017
www.nytimes.com
How far can you go without saying a word?opens in new window
When Booking.com challenged me to see how far I could travel without speaking to a soul, I initially wondered if I was up to the task. I had two basic challenges to face: a) I am technologically stunted and b) I am, well, chatty. “You must be kidding,” responded a friend when I mentioned the theme of the article. “You?!”
08
Aug
2017
business.financialpost.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Parisopens in new window
Paris is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Despite seeing a minor dip in tourism after a number of terrorist attacks in recent years, travelers are returning to the European capital in droves this summer. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Paris from June 2016 to June 2017.
08
Aug
2017
www.usatoday.com
3 Ways Language Training Benefits Your Businessopens in new window
The largest global consumer-facing businesses all agree that you must speak the language of your customers, wherever they may be. At companies like Booking.com, a business that operates in more than 220 countries, employing people who can talk to customers in dozens of languages is a key priority. Unlike big corporations in the telecommunications or banking industries, Booking.com strongly believes that customer service shouldn’t be outsourced only to cut costs. The company delivers a satisfactory customer service experience with multilingual employees who fix problems quickly on the phone. Their data confirms that this helps retain customers in the long run.
07
Aug
2017
www.entrepreneur.com
Have you commited the most common holiday fashion faux-pas? Here's how to style them outopens in new window
Packing for a summer holiday is not as straightforward as it sounds. Whether you've opted for hand luggage, and have therefore had to bid farewell to some of your favourite beauty products, or hold luggage, and so have seized the opportunity to load up on dresses you almost definitely won't wear (just us?), deciding what you're going to wear for a week or two ahead of time feels unnatural. So you'd be forgiven for the odd rogue stow away item. According to a survey of 18,000 holidaymakers conducted by Booking.com, more than 65% of us have suffered some sort of wardrobe malfunction while we're away.
03
Aug
2017
www.telegraph.co.uk
An Expert Instagram Guide to Photographing the World’s Most Famous Landmarksopens in new window
If scrolling through your Instagram feed is enough to incite a torturous case of FOMO, you’re not alone. So many people use the app for travel inspiration that the photo-sharing tool will soon roll out a new function that lets you make reservations and book appointments. Luckily for Insta-obsessives, travel booking site Booking.com culled a list of the world’s top seven landmarks based on over 116 million user reviews and shared tips on which hotels to reserve in order to get an unobstructed, #instaworthy shot.
03
Aug
2017
www.architecturaldigest.com
Life coach reveals you CAN meet the love of your life on holidayopens in new window
The research by travel e-commerce site Booking.com also shows that the first 24 hours of a holiday can make or break a trip, with 46 per cent of travellers saying the first day of a holiday is the most memorable.
02
Aug
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
5 Reasons Why I Invest In Travel, Not Thingsopens in new window
Life’s too short, and the only “things” that will stay with me forever are all the adventures and sweet memories.
31
Jul
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The world’s largest online-travel companyopens in new window
NOT since the dotcom boom at the turn of the century have technology shares been on such a tear. On July 19th the S&P 500 index of information-technology stocks hit a record high, closing above its previous peak in March 2000 (see Buttonwood). As titans like Google, Facebook and Amazon hog the limelight, other firms can go unnoticed. One that deserves more attention is Priceline, the world’s largest online-travel company.
29
Jul
2017
www.economist.com
7 Popular Travel Destinations to Avoidopens in new window
Does anybody actually visit Cancún anymore? Surprisingly, Mexico’s 1990s spring break destination is still growing in popularity, according to Booking.com, which currently puts the destination at a 49% occupancy rate for Christmas week. If lounging around all-inclusive resorts, guzzling watered-down margaritas, and baking in the sun is your idea of Mexico, it’s time for a reality check. The country—and especially the Yucatán—has so many amazing places to visit. Try Tulum, Mexico City, Puebla, or Puerto Escondido instead.
27
Jul
2017
www.architecturaldigest.com
Expedia, Priceline Home In on Airbnb’s Turfopens in new window
Priceline Group’s Booking.com has expanded its vacation rental inventory by 50% to 613,000 properties and 2.5 million listings over the past year, according to its most recent filing. Booking.com, a dominant player in Europe, has seen its inventory of vacation rentals grow at more than twice the rate of other properties, including hotels, over the past year.
24
Jul
2017
www.wsj.com
Behold: The Best Barbecue Joints In The Worldopens in new window
Just listen for the clink of glasses, the sound of laughter and, of course, the sizzle of tenderloin to find your perfect dinner spot.
19
Jul
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
The Cheapest Places to Travel in Augustopens in new window
Stop squandering those vacation days and take a trip to one of the cheapest destinations on Earth in August. No coupon code required. Hotel booking site Booking.com has pulled the most affordable international and domestic destinations for August. These are the places where you’ll find the best rates next month.
18
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
How to deal with holiday anxietyopens in new window
Going on holiday is one of the most common triggers of a panic attack for people with anxiety. Here's how you can try to help yourself.
18
Jul
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com
Top 10 sporty staycation breaks to keep your family active this summeropens in new window
Ideal for keeping the kids entertained AND healthy this summer...
17
Jul
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
These Are the 5 New Emoji Travelers Want Mostopens in new window
The first few hours of travel can truly make or break a trip. From your flight to the first impression of your hotel at check-in, these preliminary moments can set the tone for the entire stay. According to a new survey by Booking.com, 46 percent of respondents agree and said they believe the first 24 hours are the most impactful time on a vacation. But the way in which we spend those moments is a bit more surprising.
17
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Aspire to travel the world? Read this before you go.opens in new window
A new Booking.com survey reveals the transformative power of travel. More than 10 percent of respondents said a first-time travel experience led them to switch careers or change a relationship. And 21 percent decided to move somewhere completely different as a result of traveling.
13
Jul
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Business Travelers Actually Like Trips More Than Office Lifeopens in new window
In fact, the idea of traveling for work is actually becoming more of a perk for many office workers. Another survey conducted by Booking.com found that 30 percent of employees would even take a lower paying job if it involved more travel for work.
13
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Take a Game Of Thrones pilgrimage to all of the best new and old filming locations in the upcoming seriesopens in new window
If you fancy visiting the wall, then Booking.com have a great deal on Leafield House, a top rated guesthouse with breakfast included from just £33pppn based on two people sharing.
12
Jul
2017
www.thesun.co.uk
These Are the Top 25 Foodie Cities in the Worldopens in new window
In need of a little travel inspiration that’ll really satisfy your appetite of the wanderlust and food variety? Read on for the top 25 foodie cities in the world, according to the users of Booking.com.
07
Jul
2017
www.brit.co
Gastronomic travel has got millennials hooked; we tell you howopens in new window
With gastronomic travel on the rise, Booking.com conducted a survey that revealed cities that emerged as the top destinations in India and around the world. Travellers from India frequent Amritsar the most for its delicious kulchas and lassis, Hyderabad which comes next if preferred for its mouthwatering Hyderabadi biryani, boti kebabs and Delhi for its butter chicken, chhole bhature and chaat. Mumbai and Bengaluru follow the list.
06
Jul
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
This Is The Perfect Holiday For A Chocoholicopens in new window
There is no doubt about it, we, as a country, are passionate about food. So much so that 75 per cent of Australians have said that they are keen to travel to destinations that are renowned for their food. So what better delicacy to start with than the ever divine chocolate. Read on for the best chocolate stops around the globe, and what sweet treats you should have while you’re there
06
Jul
2017
www.elle.com.au
5 Ways You Can Make Your Travels Charitableopens in new window
When many of us travel, we often think of how many points or miles we can earn with each ticket we purchase. Sometimes, life is all about "me." But you can also make your travels charitable and support a worthy cause as well. Here are five ways you can help when you travel.
05
Jul
2017
www.forbes.com
Newport Beach is California's relaxed take on The Hamptons...with that added Hollywood charmopens in new window
Newport Beach is utterly charming. A unique blend of old school Hollywood glamour and surferville, it is luxurious and laid-back with that signature Californian ebullience. Think of it as the West Coast's take on The Hamptons.
04
Jul
2017
www.standard.co.uk
Olivia Munn Looks Flawless Celebrating Her Birthday (and America's!) in Turks and Caicosopens in new window
Her oceanfront home away from home is known as the Beach Enclave North Shore Villa and ordinarily goes for $20,000 for a similar stay. (Munn’s five-night b-day stay is courtesy of Booking.com.) The 7,500-square-foot home offers four bedrooms, an infinity pool and plenty of privacy.
30
Jun
2017
people.com
A View from the Top: the Dutch entrepreneur and CEO of Booking.com shaking up the world of travelopens in new window
“We have an entrepreneurial culture here. If you’re afraid of failure or getting it wrong, you’ll never truly innovate or disrupt the market. The testing gives us the data to be able analyse what travellers want.”
29
Jun
2017
www.independent.co.uk
The Best Honeymoon Splurges for Every Month of the Yearopens in new window
But even when you're indulging, you want your money to deliver as much as it can. So the travel experts from Booking.com mapped out the times throughout the year when four- and five-star hotels in some of the most popular destinations become at least a bit more affordable. MONEY then calculated how much a couple would need, on average, to spend a week—including average airfare, accommodation, dining, local transportation, and entertainment costs.
28
Jun
2017
time.com
Authenticook gets 200,000 euro grant from Booking.comopens in new window
Startup Authenticook on Tuesday received a grant of 200,000 euros from Booking.com in a startup accelerator programme that saw participation from 102 countries. The Mumbai-based startup helps travellers get a taste of authentic homemade cuisine, by connecting residents with tourists online. Another winner at the accelerator programme was Backstreet Academy, Singapore, with 400,000 euros. Backstreet Academy works with local communities to offer sustainable travel activities in Asia and creates employment for micro-entrepreneurs as tour guides.
27
Jun
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sightseeing on a 500-mile-a-day road trip? You can do it!opens in new window
I drove across the country for the first time in 1984, alone in a car without air conditioning and a radio that stopped working as I crossed into Texas. I took my second cross-country road trip this year, this time in an air-conditioned Honda CRV, with music streaming from my iPhone, and my 20-year-old daughter in the passenger seat.
27
Jun
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Eat your way around the world - as the top ten food destinations are revealedopens in new window
If you love food and travelling, you will be watering at the mouth over a new list of top food destinations around the world. The top ten list was compiled by accommodation booking site, Booking.com, which says that the destinations endorsed for food were chosen by its global travellers. It has compiled a round-up of the best local foods on offer, which is likely to be the perfect way to complete your foodie bucket list.
27
Jun
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
THIRTEEN CANADIAN BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCESopens in new window
As the second largest country in the world, Canada has no shortage of must-visit destinations. Yet beyond the typical points of interest—Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, the Rocky Mountains—are a multitude of lesser known, yet equally memorable, experiences to be had. Whether you’re a visitor or you have lived here all your life, there is surely something to discover in our roundup of Canadian bucket list experiences.
27
Jun
2017
nuvomagazine.com
Have fork, will travel: The top travel destinations for food fansopens in new window
About 75 percent of travelers surveyed by Booking.com told the travel site that they would be most likely to head somewhere known for great food and drinks when booking a vacation. Among those travelers, millennials were the most likely to travel somewhere specific based on their interest in food (particularly street food), especially when compared to travelers over the age of 55.
22
Jun
2017
www.sfgate.com
Best honeymoon destinations in the worldopens in new window
The wedding is over, the guests have gone home and it’s time for the first holiday of your married lives. Honeymoons area a great way to start your marriage off, but deciding where to go can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for classic beach luxury, an adventurous safari holiday or something a little different, we’ve got it covered.
21
Jun
2017
www.dailystar.co.uk
7 Apps Every Woman Needs on Her Phone Before She Travels Soloopens in new window
Ladies opting to ditch the companions and travel solo is a booming and encouraging trend. Research from Booking.com found one in four Aussies plan to travel solo for the first time in 2017, and destinations ideal for going it alone are growing in popularity.
20
Jun
2017
www.popsugar.com.au
10 underrated destinations in Canada everyone needs to visit in 2017opens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has explored the map of The Great White North to uncover some of the most underrated destinations you should visit this year in celebration of this major milestone.
19
Jun
2017
dailyhive.com