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How to enjoy a Christmas getaway and cut your carbon footprintopens in new window
Three in five travellers say that the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably, according to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report.
01
Dec
2022
www.glasgowworld.com
Mariah Carey fans given chance to visit her New York home as part of Christmas holiday packageopens in new window
As part of a promotion with Booking.com Mariah is inviting two fans to New York to experience an “Ultimate Holiday Experience” including a visit to the singer’s Manhattan penthouse. “The bookers will get a glimpse into all that New York has to offer around the holidays, while enjoying some of my favourite things to do and restaurants to dine in the city,” said the star.
30
Nov
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Mariah Carey is hosting the ultimate Christmas themed holiday at her New York homeopens in new window
Mariah’s Ultimate Holiday Experience will be bookable on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively on Booking.com starting from 14 December at 5pm for an experience taking place from 16 to 19 December.
30
Nov
2022
www.mirror.co.uk
Virtual Voyages, Delight in the Discomfort, and 5 Other Fresh Travel Trends of 2023opens in new window
With the new year around the corner, travel trend predictions for 2023 are rolling in, and Booking.com is the latest to share theirs.
30
Nov
2022
thelatch.com.au
Mariah Carey Just Invited Everyone over to Her House for Christmasopens in new window
That’s right: As part of a partnership with Booking.com, the Christmas chanteuse will offer two guests the ultimate New York holiday vacation, complete with a private cocktail hour in her Mario Buatta–designed penthouse (forever immortalized in that 2002 episode of Cribs), a professional Christmas card photo shoot on her roof terrace, and tickets to see her perform at Madison Square Garden.
30
Nov
2022
www.elledecor.com
Mariah Carey to Open Her Penthouse Apartment to 2 Lucky Guests for 'Ultimate Holiday Experience' in NYCopens in new window
The music legend has teamed up with Booking.com to welcome two guests into her actual New York City penthouse for a very special stay — as well as curating a full itinerary of her favorite wintry activities for the winners to enjoy.
29
Nov
2022
people.com
Mariah Carey is inviting guests to her NYC penthouse this holiday seasonopens in new window
In partnership with Booking.com, the self-proclaimed diva herself is inviting a pair of travelers — not to mention diehard fans — for an “epic holiday experience in New York City.”
29
Nov
2022
nypost.com
Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals 2022: Save on Hotels, Airfare, Cruises, and Toursopens in new window
This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Booking.com is offering a wide variety of deals across the country. The mega bookings service is offering travelers a discount of at least 30 percent off of participating accommodations across the globe, including 898 properties in the United States alone. The Booking.com Cyber Week deals will be available for purchase until December 1, 2022, and are valid for stays until December 31, 2023.
29
Nov
2022
www.cntraveler.com
The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals To Snag Before They Expireopens in new window
Booking.com: The travel platform is still hosting a huge Black Friday sale (ending tomorrow), offering savings of 30% or more on stays all over the world, from New York to Paris. Plus, enjoy extra savings on rental cars.
28
Nov
2022
www.forbes.com
Booking.com develops sustainable travel programmeopens in new window
Booking.com has developed its travel sustainable programme to provide customers with more “transparent and credible” information to make an informed choice for their accommodation.
28
Nov
2022
travelweekly.co.uk
The best Cyber Monday 2022 travel and flight deals to spark your wanderlustopens in new window
Save on participating accommodations across the globe with discounts starting at 30 per cent off; with deals available for bookings between November 17 and December 1, and valid for stays until December 2023. Also save up to 25 per cent off rental cars from participating suppliers, available for booking from November 24 to December 1, and valid for rental car bookings through 2023.
27
Nov
2022
harpersbazaar.com.au
The Creative Reimagination of Travel: Booking.com reveals its 7 predictions for 2023opens in new window
Santosh Kumar, Country Manager for India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia at Booking.com commented, “The years of pandemic gave us a chance to reminisce and acknowledge that travel should not be taken for granted. Our Travel predictions 2023 research demonstrates a desire for travel to be a way to seek unapologetic moments of happiness and escapism to counteract the heavy realities of our news feeds. At Booking.com our aim will continue to be to make it easier for everyone to seek their unique travel bliss in a more personalised and connected way in the year ahead and beyond.”
27
Nov
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
OTT shows inspire wanderlustopens in new window
As per the portal Booking.com, 37% of global travellers intend to visit a destination that was featured in a TV show. Travellers not only go to these countries but also plan their itinerary based on each location.
26
Nov
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
These are all the travel deals to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Mondayopens in new window
There’s a massive range of deals at hotels and apartments around the world to be found on Booking.com, which has savings of up to 30 percent on dates throughout the entirety of 2023.
25
Nov
2022
www.timeout.com
Top seven predictions for travel in 2023 by Booking.comopens in new window
To understand how travel will be reimagined in 2023, Booking.com commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories including India, combining it with its insights as a leading digital travel platform to reveal seven emerging travel predictions.
25
Nov
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals for 2022opens in new window
Book accommodation for your next trip through Booking.com and save up to 30%. The offer ends on Wednesday 30 November and includes discounts on car rental and up to 15% off late escape deals.
25
Nov
2022
www.cntraveller.com
Amsterdam’s big in tech & startups, is expat friendlyopens in new window
Dishant Bhasin, senior project manager at Booking.com, has seen the Indian techie community grow in the Netherlands. He says work culture is among the best, and jokes that no one frowns if a colleague says they have to pick their children up from kindergarten at 4 pm. “Importance is given to work and not timings. Work life balance is the hallmark of this country,” he says.
23
Nov
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
‘Out of comfort zone’ travel to be trend in 2023opens in new window
While camouflaged cabins, campfire cuisines and compasses are likely to be the flavour of the season according to a Booking.com research based on responses from over 24,000 travellers across 32 countries including India, a large number of Indians seemt o want their travel experiences to have a more ‘back-to-basics’ feel with ‘off-grid’ experiences and a chance to learn survival skills, including — believe it or not — prepping for an apocalypse.
23
Nov
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
India among top 10 countries with highest numbers of accommodations receiving travel sustainable badge: Booking.comopens in new window
Leading digital travel platform Booking.com has announced an array of new product features in celebration of the one-year anniversary of its Travel Sustainable program, introduced in 2021 to provide travellers with transparent and credible information to make more mindful choices for their trips.
22
Nov
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Ecotourism Australia Launch New Sustainable Tourism Program in partnership with Tourism Australiaopens in new window
According to Booking.com (2022), 81% of travellers confirm that sustainable travel is important to them, while research from Expedia (2022) found that 7 in 10 consumers have avoided a travel destination or transportation option due to scepticism that the commitment to sustainable practices was true.
22
Nov
2022
clarencevalleynews.com.au
Climate change concerns see more and more Kiwis seeking out sustainable travelopens in new window
And a whopping 72 percent of New Zealanders surveyed by Booking.com - in its most extensive research to date - rank sustainability as an important factor when it comes to rediscovering what lies beyond our shores.
19
Nov
2022
www.msn.com
BOOK IT NOW Booking.com Black Friday sale has 30% off hotel stays with rooms from £33 a nightopens in new window
BOOKING.COM have launched their Black Friday sale with at least 30% off hotel stays. And with rooms from just £33 a night, you can snap up a real bargain.
18
Nov
2022
www.thesun.co.uk
Book a Hotel By the Eiffel Tower for ONLY $133 With This Black Friday Dealopens in new window
There's nothing like the end of the year that makes us want to pack our bags and explore a beautiful new city. That said, booking a flight and hotel adds up, which can be a bit discouraging when planning the trip of our dreams. That's where Booking.com comes in as this year, the beloved travel agency is offering a major Black Friday sale you won't want to miss!
18
Nov
2022
www.aol.com
Taking Sustainable Travel To New Levelsopens in new window
Booking.com has unveiled an array of new product features in celebration of the one year anniversary of its Travel Sustainable program, introduced in 2021 to provide travellers with transparent and credible information to make more mindful choices for their trips.
16
Nov
2022
www.travelpress.com
BOOKING.COM CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL SUSTAINABLEopens in new window
The leading digital travel platform, Booking.com announced an array of new product features in celebration of the one year anniversary of its Travel Sustainable Programme, introduced in 2021 to provide travellers with transparent and credible information to make more mindful choices for their trips. With the ongoing aim to recognise the efforts of a wide range of property types to operate more sustainably and to provide travellers with consistent and easy-to-understand information, the company is introducing three distinct badge levels to the Travel Sustainable programme.
15
Nov
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Why you shouldn't visit a holiday destination you've never been to in 2023opens in new window
A recent Booking.com survey revealed that 84 per cent of us have got “nostalgic getaways” at the top of our holiday wishlist in 2023, with the company commenting: “Amid global instability and the desire for escapism, Brits intend to carve out travel experiences that harken back to simpler times.”
15
Nov
2022
www.telegraph.co.uk
Planning a holiday? Booking.com has launched an epic Black Friday saleopens in new window
Black Friday is almost upon us (the big day is November 25, fyi) and that means great savings all around. But who says you only need to stick to gadgets and other tangible goods when you could also book some incredible experiences, like a sun-splashed holiday? That’s very much a possibility thanks to Booking.com’s generous Black Friday offering.
15
Nov
2022
www.timeout.com
Travelling sustainably isn’t enough: Here’s why it’s time to give back to the places we visitopens in new window
In Booking.com’s 2022 Sustainable Travel Report, which polled 30,000 global travellers across 32 countries, 42 per cent said that recent news about climate change had influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices. More than half (57 per cent) said they wanted to travel more sustainably in the next 12 months.
15
Nov
2022
www.euronews.com
Here’s How To Book An Overnight Stay On The Recreated Set Of ‘The Office’opens in new window
This uniquely interactive two-story stay and experience comes courtesy of Booking.com and also includes behind the scenes access to the reimagined Dunder Mifflin set complete with original props and costumes from the show.
15
Nov
2022
www.forbes.com
THIS AUSSIE CITY IS A HOT TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR 2023opens in new window
Travel company Booking.com has released its research into travel trends for 2023, and one Australian city has made it into the list of top 10 worldwide destinations people want to visit. Hobart in Tasmania is the lone Aussie destination amongst a list of worldwide hotspots including Brazil, Italy, India and the US that people are keen to see in 2023.
14
Nov
2022
www.2ec.com.au
7 ways you can support local communities when abroad, according to travel expertsopens in new window
About 66% of the 30,000 American surveyed in Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report 2022 said they "want to have authentic experiences that are representative of the local culture." And about a quarter of respondents said, "they would be willing to pay more for travel activities to ensure they are giving back to local communities."
14
Nov
2022
ca.sports.yahoo.com
The Little Voyager: Seven unforgettable child-friendly stays by Booking.comopens in new window
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million properties in over 159,000 destinations across the globe to share seven family-friendly accommodations for an unforgettable break. From a treehouse hotel in Finland to a cowboy-style inn in Brazil, these stays put the magic of childhood at the heart of travel.
13
Nov
2022
ianslife.in
Why holidays should come with an eco ratingopens in new window
We deserve better. Booking.com research reveals that 81 per cent of us believe sustainable travel is important and 50 per cent are of the view that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices. And yet, as a World Economic Forum report prepared ahead of Cop27 shows, despite “increased demand for sustainable products, the uptake of sustainable travel products does not show the same accelerated trend just yet”.
13
Nov
2022
www.thetimes.co.uk
Indian openers were timid in T20 World Cup: Shane Watsonopens in new window
India scored just 38 in the first 6 overs whereas England scored 63. "Not playing Yuzi Chahal was another mistake. He has played T20 cricket around the world. Even Liam Livingstone, who is a part-time leg spinner was fairly successful, on the Adelaide Not playing Chahal was an opportunity missed," Watson said at an interaction organised by booking.com.
12
Nov
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Spend an Entire Night in the Dunder Mifflin Offices for Less Than $25opens in new window
Booking.com wants to give away an overnight stay at The Office Experience in Washington, D.C. for lucky fans. The overnight experience will include private access to set recreations, original show costumes, props, and interactive activities from the show.
11
Nov
2022
www.thrillist.com
The Royal Treatment: Booking.com Shares Five Dazzling Locations Behind the Stately TV Series Hitting Screens this Fallopens in new window
With over a third (37%)* of global travelers intending to visit a destination that was featured in a TV show, Booking.com presents five filming locations where the best scenes from this dramatically regal TV series were captured. From medieval cities in the UK to Mediterranean coasts and mountainous highland ranges, there’s a destination for every traveler to feel like a member of the royal family.
09
Nov
2022
tourismquest.com
“The Office” Fans Can Spend A Night At Dunder Mifflin — Here’s Howopens in new window
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 16, fans of the show can head to Booking.com at noon ET to try and win a one-night stay at the office. Winners will be chosen on a first come, first served basis — so you might have to set an alarm if you want to try your luck. The stays with take place on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 and will only cost $20.05 per night in honor of the year The Office first premiered in the United States.
09
Nov
2022
www.bustle.com
Jos Buttler exclusive: Welcome to Buttler Ball – why England changed from data-driven to gut instinctopens in new window
Jos Buttler is an ambassador for Booking.com, the official accommodation booking partner of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
08
Nov
2022
www.telegraph.co.uk
These Will Be The Biggest Travel Trends in 2023opens in new window
A recent survey conducted by Booking.com revealed that nearly a three quarters of people believe that traveling will always be worth the trouble. So, if you’re planning to take a trip in the new year, let these six top travel trends for 2023 provide inspiration. Now go forth and book your big 2023 adventure! Your home (and your pup) will be waiting to welcome you home when you return.
08
Nov
2022
www.southernliving.com
Sustainability is the green theme of the Day 1 or World Travel Market London 2022opens in new window
Danielle D’Silva, Head of Sustainability for Booking.com, said demand is growing across all markets. Research carried out by Booking.com reveals 81% say responsible travel is important, 71% want to travel sustainably in the next 12 months – an increase of 10% on last year.
08
Nov
2022
www.travelandtourworld.com
The best Black Friday 2022 travel and flight deals to spark your wanderlustopens in new window
Save on participating accommodations across the globe with discounts starting at 30 per cent off; with deals available for bookings between November 17 and December 1, and valid for stays until December 2023. Also save up to 25 per cent off rental cars from participating suppliers, available for booking from November 24 to December 1, and valid for rental car bookings through 2023.
08
Nov
2022
harpersbazaar.com.au
Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thingopens in new window
He added that it isn’t part of Booking.com’s strategy to push travelers toward short-term rentals versus hotels. Giving them a choice is a competitive advantage, he argued. After all, Airbnb doesn’t offer an extensive collection of hotels for people who prefer that sort of stay, depending on their mood or trip type.
08
Nov
2022
skift.com
Booking.com offering Black Friday deals with at least 30% offopens in new window
Booking.com is offering travellers Black Friday Deals with at least 30% discount on participating accommodations across the globe, including 408 in the UK. While Black Friday is celebrated on November 25, the Booking.com Black Friday Deals will be available for bookings between November 17 and December 1, 2022 and valid for stays until December 31, 2023.
07
Nov
2022
www.walesonline.co.uk
A guide to Valparaíso, Chile's wildly creative coastal cityopens in new window
Booking.com offers four nights B&B in Valparaíso at Hotel Casa Higueras, from £1,842 per person based on two sharing. Includes hotel transfers and flights from Heathrow to Santiago.
07
Nov
2022
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk
How ‘Office’ fans can spend the night in a replica Dunder Mifflin setopens in new window
Booking.com is letting two sets of fans of “The Office” spend one night at their replica set in Washington, D.C., that's dedicated to the sitcom.
04
Nov
2022
www.today.com
HOW TO BOOK THE OFFICE EXPERIENCE ALL-NIGHTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.opens in new window
Thanks to Booking.com’s “golden ticket idea,” you can even win the opportunity to pull an all-nighter in Dunder Mifflin to enjoy all the attraction has to offer, plus special accommodations. Here’s how to enter to win a night at The Office Experience in Washington, D.C.
04
Nov
2022
www.elitedaily.com
Top 5 Travel Trends For 2023 And How They Will Change Your Next Tripopens in new window
These are the top travel trends that will change the way you travel in 2023 and beyond, according to the results of a survey conducted by booking engine Booking.com.
03
Nov
2022
www.traveloffpath.com
DON’T GET ME OUT OF HERE! WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Booking.com research has even found that 40% of UK travellers want to experience complete culture shock in 2023. Be it travelling somewhere with completely different cultural experiences and languages (47%) or exploring lesser-known cities with hidden gems that aren’t already on the radar (24%), some UK travellers even want to use it as an opportunity to learn survival skills (54%) including how to source clean water (37%), light a fire from scratch (36%), forage for food in the wild (30%) and even prep for an apocalypse (30%).
03
Nov
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
The Office Fans Will Want to Check Out This Unique Overnight Experienceopens in new window
Fans have two chances to pull an all-nighter at The Office Experience. To be one of the two lucky pairs of bookers, you can head to Booking.com on November 16 at noon ET to book an all-nighter on either Saturday, November 19 or Sunday, November 20 for just $20.05 per couple (in honor of the year The Office premiered in the United States). The all-nighters are bookable only on a first come, first served basis.
02
Nov
2022
www.architecturaldigest.com
2023 Travel trends revealed by global studyopens in new window
People want a 'complete culture shock' while travelling in 2023 according to a new global study. The majority of travellers (58 per cent) want to get 'out of their comfort zone' when abroad in 2023 according to a poll from Booking.com. Booking.com asked 24,000 people around the world about their travel intentions for the new year.
01
Nov
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com celebrates sustainable travel with new Smokey Bear-themed holiday homeopens in new window
The debut of the extraordinary home comes on an important milestone for Booking.com: the one-year anniversary of the Travel Sustainable badge, which is awarded to hotels and accommodations that have taken significant sustainability measures. “Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, including helping travelers make more informed and informed choices,” said Arjan Dijk, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Booking.com, in a press release.
01
Nov
2022
www.uktimenews.com
Hotel vs. rental: When does it make sense to book one over the other?opens in new window
But sites like Booking.com and Tripadvisor also offer rental options these days. There are also other platforms on the market such as Sonder and Vacasa, although their listings are not as extensive as Airbnb. You can book these rentals through Booking.com instead of directly going through their sites as well.
01
Nov
2022
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Many travellers from the Great White North want a 'back-to-basics' holidayopens in new window
Booking.com, a Dutch online travel agency, has released the findings of its survey of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure over the next couple of years. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Canadians said they planned to travel despite global uncertainty due to the pandemic — but some interesting trends stood out in the data. The travel agency notes that "nothing will be off limits and everything is on the menu as everyone seeks to find the right balance in a world of contradictions."
30
Oct
2022
www.stalberttoday.ca
The MCG Is Turning One of Its Private Boxes Into a Hotel Suite for One Night Onlyopens in new window
If you've ever fantasised about sleeping over in the hallowed grounds of the MCG, get ready to make those dreams a reality. For one night only — and for just two lucky guests — the iconic sports stadium will moonlight as a unique overnight stay. It's all thanks to booking.com, which is transforming one of the MCG's lofty guest boxes into the Unforgettable Legends Lounge — a special private guest suite for two, which is popping up for just one night to coincide with the final match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.
27
Oct
2022
concreteplayground.com
Booking.com's New Partnership Means More Transparency About Carbon Emissionsopens in new window
In a statement, Booking.com said that it is working to help travelers choose more environmentally sustainable travel options. Oslo-based tech company ‘CHOOOSE’ forms part of Booking.com’s new partnership, showing a variety of carbon offsetting options.
27
Oct
2022
travelnoire.com
These are the 6 travel trends to look out for in 2023, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Post-pandemic travel has seen a small boom, with people opting to travel where they can and when they can – and while people worldwide are feeling overwhelmingly more optimistic about travelling in 2023 compared to 2022, with Booking.com reporting that 66% of Brits believe travelling will always be worth it. With the mood shifting, the digital travel platform has commissioned extensive research from more than 24,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories and combined it with its own insights to discover the seven emerging travel predictions for 2023 – and we’ve got them all for you right here.
27
Oct
2022
www.stylist.co.uk
Melbourne Cricket Ground private box to transform into pop-up hotel suite for T20 finalopens in new window
The one-off Booking.com stay has been launched to promote the platform's role as official accommodation and attractions booking partner for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.
26
Oct
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Five Road trips In Australia That You Must Undertakeopens in new window
Booking.com, the Official Accommodation Booking Partner of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, has put together a list of the top five road trips you should take in Australia with your loved ones in light of this. From the untamed and burnt-umber desert landscape of Red Centre Way to the picturesque journey along the East Coast Route, take in Australia’s lush landscape as you travel to watch cricket matches taking place all throughout the nation.
26
Oct
2022
www.news18.com
Cricket fans offered chance to ‘live like a legend’ with private MCG suit for T20 World Cup finalopens in new window
That’s just the opportunity two lucky cricket fans are being offered. Booking.com are going all out to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience as cricket crowns its T20 World champions. The MCG is home to the biggest sporting events in the country and has hosted countless sporting legends and icons, and no matter which nations meet in the final, history will be made. And there is no more aptly named place to watch the game than the Unforgettable Legends Lounge.
25
Oct
2022
www.bdtimes.com.au
Over half of UK travellers want this particular type of holiday in 2023opens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed that recent global events haven't dampened our wanderlust for new destinations as 68 per cent of UK travellers are feeling more optimistic about their holidays compared to last year - and the latest trend is holidays that offer a culture shock. The accommodation booking site's annual Travel Predictions research found that 58 per cent of British travellers are increasingly seeking trips that push them to the limits, with far-flung adventure holidays and experiences that say there's no time like the present. Furthermore, 40 per cent of travellers are looking to experience a culture shock in 2023.
25
Oct
2022
www.redonline.co.uk
BOOKING.COM SHARES THE OFF-GRID EXPERIENCES SET TO TOP THE BUCKET LISTS IN 2023opens in new window
With its mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com has rounded up some off-grid adventures that travellers can experience on their next holiday; from foraging for food in the wild or learning how to light a fire from scratch to experiences that give a sense of escapism, there’s plenty of thrilling options for travellers to put their survivalist skills to the test.
25
Oct
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
BOOKING.COM RELEASES 2023 TRAVEL PREDICTIONSopens in new window
Booking.com has released research on seven travel predictions for travellers in 2023, based on a survey of UK travellers.
25
Oct
2022
www.hoteliermagazine.com
'Bondage camps, apocalypse prep, and UFO tours': Canadians interested in new travel experiencesopens in new window
A new report outlines the "creative reimagination" for Canadians on holiday in the months to come. Booking.com, a Dutch online travel agency, has released the findings of its survey of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure over the next couple of years. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Canadians said they planned to travel despite global uncertainty due to the pandemic — but some interesting trends stood out in the data. The travel agency notes that "nothing will be off limits and everything is on the menu as everyone seeks to find the right balance in a world of contradictions."
24
Oct
2022
www.princegeorgecitizen.com
Off-grid breaks, VR holidays and retro trips - what travel will look like in 2023opens in new window
People around the world are feeling more optimistic about travelling in 2023 compared to 2022 and, despite some current instability felt globally, 66% of Brits report that travelling will always be worth it. To understand how travel will be reimagined in 2023, Booking.com commissioned research with more than 24,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories, combining it with its insights to reveal seven emerging travel predictions. The 2023 travel predictions reveal that the needs of travellers are moving in a lot of different directions to adapt to changing times.
24
Oct
2022
www.dailypost.co.uk
Mike Yardley: A dabble with Vaduz, Liechtensteinopens in new window
This sweet fluffy pancake is made with rum-soaked raisins. It’s torn into bite-sized pieces, caramelised, and served with applesauce and plum compote. Wherever you are roaming in Europe, bag a great deal on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, score a great-value stay with total flexibility and convenience, at www.booking.com
22
Oct
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Stay on and finish the game: Suresh Raina's advice to India's T20 teamopens in new window
Having announced his retirement earlier this year, the southpaw is now engaged with the Gracia Raina Foundation, an NGO he set up along with his wife, and his family that, he says, had taken a backseat during his playing years. In Mumbai as the ambassador of booking.com, the official accommodation partner of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the southpaw sat down for a chat with Forbes India.
22
Oct
2022
www.forbesindia.com
Jos Buttler interview: ‘I gave Test cricket a real go but white-ball is my strongest’opens in new window
The venue, in a recent Booking.com survey voted England fans’ favourite after Lord’s, is significant: it is where the Ashes were surrendered after just 12 days’ cricket last winter and where Buttler hopes to get his hands on the trophy when the final takes place there on November 13. “It will just be such a cool occasion,” he says, of the group-stage clash. “There’s a big rivalry, obviously, and playing Australia at the MCG — 100,000 people there — it’s a great thing to go and challenge ourselves.”
21
Oct
2022
uk.sports.yahoo.com
Mango wins at Rainbow Excellence Awards for Travel Proud campaignopens in new window
Booking.com’s Travel Proud campaign, which coincided with last year’s Winter Pride Festival in Queenstown, represented LGBTIQ+ communities in marketing, by raising awareness and sharing experiences through real-life travel stories from local LGBTIQ+ talent, alongside fundraising support for rainbow charities.
20
Oct
2022
stoppress.co.nz
Netflix is changing the way Britons travel – and that may not be a good thingopens in new window
A separate survey from holiday giant Booking.com found that 25 per cent of travellers were planning trips to destinations featured in a television programme they had enjoyed.
19
Oct
2022
www.telegraph.co.uk
PACE OF INNOVATION SET TO PICK UP IN TRAVEL, BUT FRAUD WORRIES GROWopens in new window
Payments are also a big agenda item at rival Booking.com, which has a separate financial services setup to manage payments. That helps to offer payments in a safe and secure way on a global scale, as regulatory frameworks around the world get more strict, says Matthias Schmid, the acting senior vice president for Booking.com’s Trips division.
19
Oct
2022
www.phocuswire.com
Booking.com reveals travel predictions for the new yearopens in new window
Travel triumphantly returned in 2022, but in 2023 it is all about creative reimagination amid global chaos, according to Booking.com’s 2023 Travel Predictions. As UK travellers look to find a balance in a world that is full of contradictions, how can the industry best respond?
19
Oct
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
Going off grid and nostalgic travel: This is how Brits will holiday in 2023opens in new window
Now, with just two months left before the new year, Booking.com have released their travel trend predictions for 2023.
18
Oct
2022
metro.co.uk
Booking.Com Appoints Cricketer Suresh Raina As Ambassador For The ICC Men’s T20 World Cupopens in new window
Booking.com launched its campaign for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 - Unforgettable experiences start with a booking. The campaign stars former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina, as Booking.com’s ambassador for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 along with well-known international cricketers Pat Cummins and Jos Buttler. Booking.com is the Official Accommodation Booking Partner for all ICC events, including the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that’s being hosted across Australia from October 16 until November 13, 2022
17
Oct
2022
www.traveltrendstoday.in
Finding The Balance: 7 Predictions From Booking.com To Creatively Reimagine Travel In 2023opens in new window
At long last, people are feeling overwhelmingly more optimistic about travelling in 2023 compared to 2022 – and that’s despite some of the current instability that’s being felt around the world. In fact, Booking.com reports that close to three quarters (64%) of Canadians report that travelling will always be worth it. The mood is shifting from one of hopeful uncertainty to bold adaptability. If 2022 was about the triumphant return of travel, 2023 will be about creatively reimagining it amidst the chaos. Nothing will be off limits and everything is on the menu as everyone seeks to find the right balance in a world of contradictions.
17
Oct
2022
www.travelpress.com
Tips for travelling on your own: The best holidays for solo travellersopens in new window
Data from booking.com indicates that pre-pandemic, 14% of travellers were booking solo stays, while the number had almost doubled by mid-2021. Keen to tap the growing market of lone wanderers, hoteliers are laying on everything from social happy hour drinks to reduced rates when one guest stays in a double room, though in some European three-star hotels, you might suffer the indignity of receiving just one towel and one pillow in these circumstances.
16
Oct
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Mike Yardley: A dabble with Lake Constanceopens in new window
Comfortable accommodations, an excellent buffet breakfast and convivial wine bar are all part of the package. Wherever you are roaming in Europe, bag a great deal on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, score a great-value stay with total flexibility and convenience, at www.booking.com
15
Oct
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Bhuvi is a smart bowler, will deliver in big games: Rainaopens in new window
On a rainy Friday evening in Mumbai, Raina, who is now the India brand ambassador for Booking.Com - the accommodation booking partner for the T20 World Cup - shared his thoughts with Sportstar about his life post retirement, India’s chances in the upcoming ICC event and more.
15
Oct
2022
sportstar.thehindu.com
Booking.com enlists cricket star Pat Cummins in latest work via adam&eveDDB ahead of T20opens in new window
Booking.com has released an integrated campaign ahead of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 as the competition’s official accommodation and attractions booking partner, via adam&eveDDB. The spot, ‘Unforgettable experiences start with a booking’, showcases that Booking.com has options for sports fans when they want to travel for an event, featuring cricket star Pat Cummins.
14
Oct
2022
mumbrella.com.au
Stay of Thrones: Visit the Locations Behind the Season’s Most Anticipated Prequelopens in new window
For Game of Thrones fans, trekking through the spectacular locations has long been on many a traveller’s bucket list and now fantasy fans have a whole new list of inspiration, thanks to the prequel House of the Dragon. With international travel back on the cards, Booking.com has uncovered some of the dramatic destinations where the new series was filmed. From all the natural splendour the English coastline has to offer to the ancient cities and ruinous castles of Europe, travellers can witness first-hand the incredible locations that have helped bring this long-awaited prequel series to life.
11
Oct
2022
capsulenz.com
For Good, For Travel: Travel advisors can now take sustainable action with their clientsopens in new window
According to the recent Booking.com 2022 Sustainable Travel Report that analyzed 30,000 traveller opinions from 32 countries, 71% of respondents said that they want to make more effort in the next year to travel more sustainably (compared to 61% in the previous year’s survey).
06
Oct
2022
karryon.com.au
FOR GOOD, FOR TRAVEL HELPS AGENTS BOOST SUSTAINABLE TRAVELopens in new window
For Good, For Travel points to Booking.com’s 2022 Sustainable Travel Report, which shows that nearly three-quarters of travelers want to travel more sustainably – a 10% increase over the 2021 study. One-quarter of travelers are willing to pay more to give back to local communities, but 34% don’t know where to find the information.
05
Oct
2022
www.phocuswire.com
BOOKING.COM TAPS KLOOK TO BROADEN EXPERIENCES OFFERINGSopens in new window
Booking.com is broadening its experiences offerings through a strategic partnership with Hong Kong-based tours and activities platform Klook. Travelers can now access Klook’s attractions directly on Booking.com. Currently, there are instantly bookable experiences from more than 175 cities across 30 markets live on the Amsterdam-based online travel agency. The majority are in Asia and Oceania. The Klook deal follows the Booking Holdings-owned brand's previous endeavors to capture share of the tours and activities segment.
04
Oct
2022
www.phocuswire.com
Lesser known architectural marvels in India to add to your bucket list on World Architecture Dayopens in new window
While all of us love traveling we often head to popular destinations and end up missing out on attractions that are lesser known. There are many attractions in India that still remain lesser known to travelers and few of these places are certainly going to leave you awestruck. On World Architecture Day, Booking.com has curated a list of lesser-known monuments in India that every traveler should visit at least once. These stunning architectural marvels in India are a source of fascination due to their exquisite and exceptional architecture. Let’s start our tour of some of these outstanding marvels of India.
04
Oct
2022
www.hospemag.me
New Research Reveals England Cricket Fans Willing to Travel over 3,000 Miles for their teamopens in new window
According to research by Booking.com, ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022™, which explored cricket fans' habits and attitudes towards travel, the weather (73%) is the most important factor for England fans when deciding whether to follow their team across the world. Luckily, Australia is the host of this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022™ where temperatures could soar to the high 20s. With little chance of rain stopping play, fans can also take the opportunity to enjoy some winter sun, with insights from Booking.com also revealing that Brits are the top international nationality booking stays in Australia this October and November.
04
Oct
2022
www.cricketworld.com
A Coffee lovers guide to the best coffee plantations in Indiaopens in new window
Nothing gets the day off to a better start than a cup of freshly brewed coffee! The top travel company, Booking.com, has put together a list of coffee estates in India where visitors may participate in the selection of coffee beans, have tastings, and get a much-needed caffeine boost on this International Coffee Day. These coffee plantations, which span for miles, are primarily located in the mountainous regions of South India in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. If you enjoy coffee, mark these locations on your calendar for a guaranteed caffeine surge!
03
Oct
2022
ianslife.in
How to cut your carbon footprint when travelling - 10 expert tipsopens in new window
Eco-conscious holidaymakers can follow a series of simple steps to make their trip away as environmentally friendly as possible while still having a great time. In recent years the average person has become far more concerned about protecting the environment. A recent survey from Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report found that three in five travellers wanted to travel more sustainably as a result of the pandemic, when many people had a chance to take stock and reconsider what is important.
29
Sep
2022
www.mirror.co.uk
Which Hotel Is the Most Luxurious in the World?opens in new window
Booking.com goes into even more detail on the Burj Al Arab, noting that the hotel is located on its own island, with nine signature restaurants and a Sky View Bar suspended 657 feet above sea level. Suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and all include a reactor speaker, complimentary Wi-Fi and widescreen interactive HD TV. Guests have access to chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce vehicles and a 17-pillow menu if luxe pillows are your thing.
29
Sep
2022
ca.finance.yahoo.com
Implementing Sustainability Into The Hospitality Industryopens in new window
It is increasingly important for hospitality corporations to implement more environmentally-conscious processes into their operations. According to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2022, 81% of global travelers said that traveling sustainably is important to them, with half citing climate change as their influence on making better choices for the environment.
29
Sep
2022
www.forbes.com
Fiji Takes Green To A New Level This World Tourism Dayopens in new window
Particularly, post-pandemic, protecting the planet and its people is at the forefront. According to the Sustainable Travel Report released by Booking.com earlier this year, 87% of travellers globally say they want to travel more sustainably. And travellers are interested in not just ‘leaving only footprints’ but now want to have a positive impact on the environments they visit.
28
Sep
2022
thecarousel.com
This City in New York's Finger Lakes Was Just Named the Most Neighborly in the U.S.opens in new window
The No. 2 spot on Neighbor.com's list went to Madison, Wisconsin, which was last year's winner, and also ranked second on Booking.com's friendliest destinations in the world in 2022. Utah's third largest city, Provo, was named the third most neighborly city in the country, according to the recent findings. The company also surveyed 1,000 Americans on the effects current events and factors like inflation and the upcoming elections have on local communities. Thirty percent of respondents said they hang out more with their neighbors and local friends now because expensive gas prices and airfare impact how far they travel to see others (yes, really).
28
Sep
2022
www.travelandleisure.com
Brook must be in our best team now, admits England captain Buttleropens in new window
Jos Buttler was speaking on behalf of Booking.com, whose research ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month shows that half of England supporters would travel 3,000 miles to support their team abroad. In a survey responded to by more than 1,000 fans, 12% would be willing to miss their own wedding to join an international cricket tour.
27
Sep
2022
www.msn.com
Eurovision: Glasgow has biggest heart to play host, says Luluopens in new window
Glasgow was a bookies' favourite from the off, and the city has seen a surge in hotel bookings throughout May 2023. A search on booking.com showed 93% of venues listed were unavailable for the month.
27
Sep
2022
www.bbc.com
Conversations with LGBTQ+ children and grandchildrenopens in new window
Go-To Grandma Kathy Buckworth discussed how to approach conversations with LGBTQ+ grandchildren to make sure they feel heard.
27
Sep
2022
www.chch.com
Booking.com to have Shanaya Kapoor as one of the Booking Explorers to promote sustainable tourismopens in new window
Booking.com launched the second edition of its Booking Explorers campaign. Booking Explorers campaign aims at sharing the travel stories of 5 explorers across Asia Pacific including Bollywood actor, Shanaya Kapoor, along with other leading travel personalities from Australia, South Korea, Vietnam and Japan.
25
Sep
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Shanaya Kapoor: I went through rounds of auditions for Bedhadakopens in new window
Shanaya first announced the Shashank Khaitan directorial on her Instagram earlier this year in March. The daughter of Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor, she already has 1.4 million followers on the social media platform, where she is all the rage. Currently, Shanaya has been chosen as one of the five mascots for Booking.com’s travel campaign Booking Explorers’ latest edition.
24
Sep
2022
www.cnbctv18.com
Six of India’s most exciting upcoming festivalsopens in new window
After more than two years of silence in the fields and cities of the best-loved art events, festivals are back with a bang. Held at beautiful destinations across India, these festivals offer unique opportunities for art enthusiasts. People passionate about art forms such as music, films or photography can amalgamate their love for art with travel for an enriching break. And with organizers clearly determined to remind festival-goers what they have been missing, some of the country’s fine artists will grace art festivals across destinations for the rest of the year. Now that the world is finally opening up again, Booking.com has curated a list of domestic destinations with the most anticipated art festivals of 2022 for travellers to get into the vibe. From Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh to Alsisar in Rajasthan, plan ahead for exciting upcoming art festivals where each festival offers something completely unique.
18
Sep
2022
ianslife.in
Waste: can habits change?opens in new window
Well, Booking.com has a sustainability report, and it’s recently gone up from 60 per cent to 73 per cent of visitors saying they are looking for a green alternative but when they arrive at a destination it often only meets their green expectations 35-42 per cent. The takeaway from that is that many destinations are not keeping up with what people want in that space.
18
Sep
2022
noosatoday.com.au
Don't be that tourist: Here's how to respectfully visit Hawaii, have an authentic tripopens in new window
In a 2022 Booking.com survey, 66% of the 30,000 respondents said they wanted to experience the local culture of the places they visit, and more than half of the respondents said they wanted to leave the place better than when they arrived.
17
Sep
2022
eu.usatoday.com
Comment: For travel to be positive it must be inclusiveopens in new window
Booking.com chief marketing officer Arjan Dijk discusses the platform’s work to support LGBTQ+ travellers. One of Booking.com’s big focuses in 2022 has been the ongoing growth and success of our Travel Proud programme to make Booking.com as inclusive a platform as possible. It is our aim to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, so I’m also incredibly proud of the work we’ve been doing to support the LGBTQ+ community.
16
Sep
2022
travelweekly.co.uk
7 Destinations That Are Trending This Fall—in the U.S., Caribbean, and Beyondopens in new window
Major European cities saw some of the biggest increases across all the search engines, with the British capital notching 290 percent growth since last year, and was one of the most searched cities on Booking.com and Priceline.
14
Sep
2022
www.cntraveler.com
Travel accommodation providers know that sustainability mattersopens in new window
There appears to be a genuine willingness to implement sustainable practices in the accommodation industry, with 74 percent of providers indicating that they have already taken steps toward becoming more sustainable. Furthermore, more than half of respondents to the Booking.com survey believed that following sustainable procedures generates cost savings. While 66 percent believed that sustainability has a positive impact on the local community, only 39 percent agreed that the changes would improve guest experience. There is nevertheless a broad consensus that sustainability is a top priority for accommodation providers.
12
Sep
2022
www.msn.com
Leaf Peeker's Guide To America's Fall Foliageopens in new window
Again, we stress: The roads will be significantly less crowded during midweek visits. Book early with sites like Booking.com. Once you decide on your destination, check the tourism office sites to find accommodations in your budget range.
12
Sep
2022
www.msn.com
Can you get hotel and travel refunds after event and sport cancellations?opens in new window
If you are looking to cancel your booking for a hotel room, you should first check whether your booking is within the cancellation period. There are some booking sites that offer flexibility in bookings since the pandemic. Booking.com is an example of this.
10
Sep
2022
www.somersetlive.co.uk
BOOKING.COM SHARES FIVE AMAZING DESTINATIONS TO VISIT AHEAD OF THE OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONSopens in new window
Calling all beer enthusiasts across the globe! Booking.com has listed five stunning locations around the world and where to stay to enjoy the fun-filled event. The joyous Oktoberfest festival is set to take place between September 17th – October 3rd, with some countries taking their celebrations through the October period. Oktoberfest enables guests to experience Bavarian culture filled with beer, local food, live music, and a wide range of activities. With 71%* of UK travellers wanting to try tasty new local cuisine on their travels, these Oktoberfest destinations are worth planning a trip around.
08
Sep
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Visiting The Australian Kuku Yalanji And Other Cool Travel Trends Of The Futureopens in new window
The industry is becoming more accessible to all. The travel industry is becoming more inclusive - not only in terms of the customers they serve, but also the people they employ. Airbnb, for example, offers accessibility filters that make it easier for guests with disabilities to find accessible travel accommodations. Booking.com offers a database of LGBTQ+ friendly short-term rentals.
08
Sep
2022
www.forbes.com
Travelers doing their bit for the environmentopens in new window
A 2021 survey of global travelers commissioned by Booking.com found that 45 percent of respondents consciously turned off their heater or air conditioner when they weren't at their accommodation. Around 40 percent brought their own water bottle instead of buying bottled water or reused their accommodation towels.
07
Sep
2022
www.msn.com
How Are Travel Industry Leaders Actually Working Toward a More Inclusive Future?opens in new window
After a Booking.com survey found that half of LGBTQ+ Americans have faced discrimination while traveling, the site dug into these challenges and built the insights into Travel Proud, a training-and-certification system. Since it rolled out last year, more than 10,000 properties—spanning 95 countries and territories—have become accredited.
07
Sep
2022
www.cntraveler.com
Holidaymakers turned to budget-friendly 'gamping' this summer, but what is it?opens in new window
A study published by Booking.com in April found that 81% of travellers want to stay in sustainable accommodation. Some 73% are after an authentic experience that takes in the local culture. Nearly a quarter (23%) want to travel to a destination closer to reduce their carbon footprint.
07
Sep
2022
www.euronews.com
How Are Travel Industry Leaders Actually Working Toward a More Inclusive Future?opens in new window
After a Booking.com survey found that half of LGBTQ+ Americans have faced discrimination while traveling, the site dug into these challenges and built the insights into Travel Proud, a training-and-certification system. Since it rolled out last year, more than 10,000 properties—spanning 95 countries and territories—have become accredited.
07
Sep
2022
www.msn.com
Savor the last taste of summer with Getaway Deals at Booking.comopens in new window
Taking your sweaters out of storage can wait another week when there’s still plenty of time for getting the last taste of summer with Getaway Deals(opens in a new tab) on Booking.com. Whether you want to sneak in a few more hours on the beach, explore a cool small city without the crowds, or take a spontaneous road trip, planning a last-minute trip is easier than you think.
06
Sep
2022
mashable.com
Love Coconut infused cuisine? Travel to these destinations for the yummiest dishesopens in new window
Hot on the heels of World Coconut Day which was celebrated on September 02, Booking.com curates a list of destinations, each of which has its own unique way of bringing this fruit to life and making exquisite cuisine from it. Whether it is shredded, whipped into ice cream, or mixed with spices, enjoy local delicacies made entirely of coconut in these locales.
05
Sep
2022
ianslife.in
There’s hope for LGBT+ travellers, but there’s still a long way to goopens in new window
In fact, a recent survey by Booking.com found that a shocking 71% of UK LGBT+ travellers have experienced less than welcoming, or uncomfortable, experiences when travelling, with 61% reporting they have to consider their safety and well-being when choosing a holiday destination.
05
Sep
2022
metro.co.uk
Pet-friendly accommodation for your next getawayopens in new window
In fact, research from Booking.com has revealed that 25% of Aussie travellers plan to choose their next stay based on how pet-friendly it is and 24% admit that if they can't bring their pet on their trip it will affect the accommodation they choose.
04
Sep
2022
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
Micro rooms: The tiny spaces with big potentialopens in new window
Data from Booking.com showed that the number of travellers going solo had risen from 14 per cent pre-pandemic to 23 per cent by mid-2021 and continues to rise. It’s worth noting that the micro hotel room is not to be confused with hotel pods or capsules, which, like traditional hostels, have shared bathroom facilities and are no larger than the size of a single bed. Micro room designs, in contrast, usually include all the luxury mod-cons of a hotel’s standard offering albeit on a smaller scale.
03
Sep
2022
www.theaustralian.com.au
Drag Race star Tayce says gay pals banned from visiting her hotel roomsopens in new window
Booking.com's Pride sponsorship is an amplification of Booking.com's Travel Proud programme, which aims to make travelling a more welcoming and inclusive experience for LGBTQ+ people. More than 10,000 properties internationally have completed the training programme and have been recognised with a Travel Proud badge on Booking.com as a symbol of their commitment to inclusive hospitality.
02
Sep
2022
www.walesonline.co.uk
BOOKING.COM LAUNCHES LGBTQ+ TRAVEL PROUD PROGRAMMEopens in new window
Booking.com has launched a new training initiative to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ prejudice in the travel sector and improve inclusivity for LGBTQ+ travellers, featuring a series of video conversations between cricket legend Freddie Flintoff and Drag Race UK star Tayce.
02
Sep
2022
www.ttgmedia.com
Indian tourists to be wooed by Britain as travel opens up with a vengeanceopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s ‘Travel predictions 2022’ survey, published late last year, 83 per cent of Indian travellers agreed that they will say yes to any vacation if their budget allows. This speaks of a deep-seated pent-up desire to go traipsing around the globe after the curtain came down on travel in 2020.
01
Sep
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Mike Yardley: Geothermal theatre in Rotoruaopens in new window
This well-appointed home-away-from-home has all the facilities and features you’d expect from a Qualmark 4-star hotel, including a heated pool and kid zone, plus a great buffet breakfast. I scored a great rate on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, bag a great-value stay with complete flexibility and convenience, at www.booking.com
31
Aug
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Travel Sustainable: Samsonite’s new line of luggage is made from yoghurt cups and plastic bottlesopens in new window
As per a Booking.com report, 91% of Indian travellers said that they want to travel more sustainably and 68% of them said that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices.
31
Aug
2022
www.businessinsider.in
Non-binary finery: can genderless fashion move beyond a label?opens in new window
On 26 August, companies ranging from high-street retailer Dangerfield to Booking.com partnered with Australian queer youth charity Minus18 to release non-binary finery for Wear It Purple Day. Even Westfield shopping centres have a curated Wear It Purple collection.
30
Aug
2022
www.theguardian.com
Visit These Real-Life Filming Locations from 'House of the Dragon'opens in new window
To mark the start of the new adventure, which premiered on HBO August 21, Booking.com scoured the filming sites, from England to Spain, highlighting the best of each destination, and of course, a place to stay there.
28
Aug
2022
people.com
Britons Ditch Staycations For Cheaper All-Inclusive Trips Abroadopens in new window
Booking.com data analysed by Bloomberg Intelligence showed a trip to Cornwall would be the cheaper option only if families spend less than 90 euros on food and drinks every day. That might prove hard to do amid record increases in the price of everything from sausages to butter in the UK.
28
Aug
2022
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Scotland's 10 best dog-friendly days out for 2022opens in new window
The Old Kitchen Coffee Shop at Scone Palace is a perfect pit stop to refuel after a walk. When it comes to exploring the wider area, Perth and Kinross has newly topped the rankings as Scotland’s most pet-friendly holiday destination according to Petplan and Booking.com
27
Aug
2022
www.heraldscotland.com
Freddie Flintoff and Drag Race star Tayce show their Pride around Manchesteropens in new window
Pulling in behind the Oast House, the pair caused a stir as they welcomed onlookers to the start of Manchester Pride before Tayce lip-synched Power by Little Mix to the unsuspecting audience at the Spinningfields pub. Both Freddie and Tayce hailed Manchester Pride one of the most iconic LGBTQ+ events in the world and were delighted to join Booking.com in celebrating, as well as raising awareness of the issues and challenges that still affect the community.
26
Aug
2022
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Booking.com celebrates rainbow communities’ return to travel in Aotearoaopens in new window
Yet for many Kiwi LGBTIQ+ travellers, the reality of travelling can often go down a very different road. With more than half of the rainbow community experiencing less than welcoming experiences on their journeys, Booking.com is here to change the stats and create an inclusive travel experience for all. With this in mind, Booking.com is shedding light on the power of community and acceptance by returning to Winter Pride this year with ‘Proud Portraits’. Popping up at two events, the Pride Colour Run and Propoganda Snowball, award-winning queer photographer Becki Moss will capture travellers celebrating their most authentic selves at custom Winter Pride photo stations.
26
Aug
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
Online travel platforms lower prices for consumersopens in new window
This infographic created in collaboration with Booking.com shows price reductions that hotel guests can benefit from thanks to the existence of online travel agencies, which increase transparency and inter-brand competition. Even though average hotel rates have increased over the past year, daily hotel room rates would likely cost travelers around 10 euros more if online travel platforms didn’t exist.
25
Aug
2022
www.msn.com
And just like that, you can stay at 'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker's Hampton homeopens in new window
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hamptons Hideaway in Amagansett, New York will be bookable for a two-night stay taking place August 26 through August 28, 2022 for just $19.98 (INR 1,586) – the year of her breakout role as Carrie Bradshaw. Adding her beautiful property to Booking.com’s repertoire, SJP’s home is situated just steps from the gorgeous shoreline.
24
Aug
2022
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Rise of experiential travel and its impact on tours and activitiesopens in new window
According to Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report 2021, 88% of Indian travellers say the pandemic has influenced them to travel more sustainably in the future, with an eco-conscious mindset, and to be mindful of their impact on the destinations.
24
Aug
2022
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
These are the world's most wheelchair-friendly citiesopens in new window
More and more cities are upping their game when it comes to becoming more accessible, from creating adapted cobblestone-free pavements to upgrading their hotel rooms with facilities for wheelchair users. Booking.com recently revealed the world's top cities for those travelling with a wheelchair.
24
Aug
2022
www.msn.com
How responsible tourism contributes to a more sustainable visitor economyopens in new window
An increasing number of tourists are looking for sustainable travel experiences. More than 70% of travellers indicate they would make more effort to travel sustainably in the coming year. This is up 10% from 2021. (Source: booking.com, Sustainable Travel Report, 2022).
24
Aug
2022
www.austrade.gov.au
The 8 best hotel booking apps every traveler should downloadopens in new window
Booking.com is one of the most popular websites for reserving hotels and vacation rentals, and its app is just as useful. In addition to its inventory of 28 million properties worldwide, you’ll have access to all past, current and future trips offline. (Plus, the app shows the address of hotels in the local language, which can be extremely helpful when showing a taxi driver your address in a foreign country.) With so many available properties, the app is ideal for booking accommodations in more obscure locations.
24
Aug
2022
www.msn.com
Sarah Jessica Parker's Humble Hamptons Home Is Giving Present-Day Carrie Bradshaw Energyopens in new window
More excitedly, SJP's under-the-radar home is the epitome of non-Hollywood glitz and glamour. And so much so that the And Just Like That... star has put the Hamptons home up for rent for one weekend only, August 26 to August 28, and for a bargain price of $19.98, "the year of my breakout role as Carrie Bradshaw," Parker revealed, as per Booking.com.
24
Aug
2022
www.elle.com.au
You Can Book a Vacation at Sarah Jessica Parker’s Beach House For Under $20opens in new window
“My Hamptons Hideaway will become bookable on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET on a first-come, first-served basis,” wrote Parker on Booking.com. “The two-night stay will take place Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, 2022, for just $19.98 – the year of my breakout role as Carrie Bradshaw.”
19
Aug
2022
rare.us
Three ways to find the perfect pet sitter for your next holidayopens in new window
Booking.com has crunched the numbers and found that 25 per cent of Aussie travellers will choose their next stay based on how pet-friendly it is and almost a quarter admit that if they can’t bring their pet on their trip it will affect the accommodation they choose. For those of us who choose to leave the fur-kids at home, it’s between kennels/cateries and house sitters. And the latter option has become a fully-fledged industry. Here are three ways to sort it.
19
Aug
2022
www.escape.com.au
Travelers Using These Credit Cards Will Now Have Access to a Brand-new Booking Platformopens in new window
The new platform, Citi Travel, is a partnership with Booking.com, which means that more than 1.4 million hotels all over the world, at all price points, will be listed on the site.
18
Aug
2022
www.travelandleisure.com
BOOKING.COM’S ‘BOOKING.YEAH’ CAMPAIGN WITH IDRIS ELBA LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA VIA HORSES & MULES LAopens in new window
Booking.com, the digital travel leader with a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, is launching a new advertising campaign in Australia, Booking.yeah, starring SAG and Golden Globe winning actor, filmmaker and musician, Idris Elba.
18
Aug
2022
campaignbrief.com
And Just Like That, you can stay at Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hamptons homeopens in new window
And just like that, you can vacation like Carrie Bradshaw herself, thanks to Booking.com’s latest bookable homestay! The global travel leader is giving fans of the iconic New York City-based series the chance to embark on a two-night getaway of a lifetime to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hamptons Hideaway nestled in Amagansett, Long Island – complete with all the luxuries one would expect when vacationing out East. Adding her beautiful property to Booking.com’s repertoire of 6.5 million vacation rental listings on the world’s largest travel booking platform, SJP is about to be one happy “host!”
17
Aug
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
And Just Like That... you can book Sarah Jessica Parker's Hamptons holiday home for less than $20opens in new window
If you've ever envisaged yourself living out your Carrie Bradshaw dreams, you finally can thanks to Booking.com's latest bookable homestay, which is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in Sarah's Hamptons Hideaway. "I love the idea of people enjoying our Hamptons cottage when we’re not there to enjoy it ourselves, so listing it on Booking.com was a no-brainer," said Sarah, who is listing the property for just $19.98. Yes, you read that right!
16
Aug
2022
www.hellomagazine.com
Enjoy a top tipple at the best hotel bars during Winter Pride 2022opens in new window
The countdown to Winter Pride in Queenstown has officially begun! This year’s calendar of festivities is filled with exciting activities and events that you won’t want to miss. If you’re heading to Queenstown and looking for accommodation that doubles as the best spot for a night (or day) cap, don’t worry! Here are five fabulously fun Booking.com Travel Proud certified hotels with beautiful bars to keep you and your crew entertained amidst the fun this Winter Pride.
16
Aug
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
What is the way forward for independent hotels in GCC to achieve Net Zero emissions?opens in new window
“Reducing energy output, water consumption and waste, will save a hotel operation money through lower utility bills and landfill costs. Moreover, 81% of travellers that responded to a 2021 booking.com survey said that they wanted to stay in sustainable accommodation and a further 49% claimed there was not enough choice,” said Ibrahim.
16
Aug
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
Here’s your chance to stay at Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hamptons homeopens in new window
You can now vacation like Carrie Bradshaw herself thanks to Booking.com’s latest offering. Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of Sex and The City and its spinoff, And Just Like That, is giving fans the chance to embark on the two-night getaway of a lifetime to her Hamptons hideaway nestled in Amagansett, Long Island. The property is a charming 1940s beach cottage that features a coast-bound pathway for easy and spontaneous access to one of the most private beaches in the Dunes.
16
Aug
2022
www.vogue.com.au
Amalfi Coast: Where to find peace the best food on Italy's busiest coastlineopens in new window
Use the maps function on booking.com: We booked our accommodation through booking.com, and when searching, honed in on properties close to bus stops or ferry terminals. This was a blessing as we found taxi services to be sorely hard to come by on the coast, and there are certainly no app-based services.
16
Aug
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Sarah Jessica Parker To List Her East Hampton Home On Booking.comopens in new window
Sarah Jessica Parker is briefly renting out her beach house in East Hampton. The TV and movie actress, who is most recognized as Carrie Bradshaw from HBO’s “Sex and City” and “And Just Like That...,” will list her summer cottage on Booking.com as a weekend getaway from Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, 2022. The “Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hamptons Hideaway” will become available for booking on Tuesday, August 23, at noon ET; before then, the web listing is being shown as a live preview.
14
Aug
2022
www.forbes.com
You Can Rent Sarah Jessica Parker's Actual Home in the Hamptons — for $20opens in new window
The "Sex and the City" star is giving travelers the chance to stay at hhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/vacation-rentals/rent-sarah-jessica-parker-hamptons-homeer 1,200-square-foot home nestled in Amagansett, Long Island for one weekend only. The booking comes with all the amenities you'd expect from SJP, including a closet full of the actress' name brand footwear, a fully stocked home bar with all the fixings for a delicious early aughts-inspired Cosmo, and three spacious bedrooms so you can invite your closest friends out too. This listing, in partnership with Booking.com, is available to book on Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. ET for just $19.98 — as a tribute to the year of her breakout role of Carrie Bradshaw in the iconic series. Bookings are first come first serve for a two-night stay on Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28.
13
Aug
2022
www.travelandleisure.com
The best summer camping spots in North Wales found on Booking.comopens in new window
Camping provides a truly memorable adventure, and there is no place better to do it than in North Wales. It’s relaxing, an escape, something so simple yet so fulfilling. North Wales' striking scenery, choice of campsites and charming locations make for plenty of happy campers each year. The true beauty of camping lies in its simplicity. A tent, a sleeping bag, good company, and the outdoors make the ideal marriage for budding adventurers. Wild camping is illegal in Wales and England so you would have to book at a site - but don't fear campers, we are plentiful in that department. Here we take a look at some of the perfect camping spots that are available on Booking.com across each of our six counties.
13
Aug
2022
www.dailypost.co.uk
The three biggest travel concerns for Australiansopens in new window
It’s no secret that many of us are feeling the pinch with the cost of living. However, Booking.com research has revealed travel remains top of mind with seven out of 10 Aussies (72 per cent) eager to prioritise domestic travel and holidaying at home over international trips in the next 12 months.
12
Aug
2022
www.yourlifechoices.com.au
Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Beloved' Hamptons Beach House Will Be a Vacation Rental — See Insideopens in new window
The Sex and the City star will offer a Carrie Bradshaw-worthy vacation to two lucky fans: a two-night stay in her charming 1940s Hamptons beach cottage. Her home, located in the town of Amagansett, New York, will be available to book on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET via Booking.com on a first come, first served basis. The lucky guests will only have to pay $19.98 for the stay, a nod to the year Parker began her role as Bradshaw.
11
Aug
2022
people.com
YOU CAN STAY IN SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S HOME IN THE HAMPTONSopens in new window
Between the months of June and September the usually-bustling metropolis of New York City is deserted for the coastline where locals find reprieve from the heat and humidity. For A-listers and the affluent, The Hamptons in Long Island is a go-to destination. This week it was announced that Sarah Jessica Parker would offer up her Hamptons hideaway on Booking.com so you can live the real-life version of Sex and the City.
11
Aug
2022
graziamagazine.com
Rakshabandhan Travel Guide: Destinations To Explore With Your Siblingsopens in new window
From the historical palaces of Mysore to nature’s paradise, Munnar, here are some destinations you can travel to strengthen your bond with your sibling. Booking.com, has curated a list of destinations perfect to visit with your partner in crime.
10
Aug
2022
www.news18.com
Hotel butler gives peek into daily life - and his job has some serious perksopens in new window
Brits looking to do just that can book a room at the gorgeous Cliveden House in Berkshire or Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire. Booking.com even lets you reserve a room in the gorgeous Cowley Manor Hotel in Gloucestershire.
10
Aug
2022
www.dailystar.co.uk
Sustainability in the mountainsopens in new window
Recent research unveiled by Booking.com in its Sustainable Travel Report 2022 found that 81% of travellers confirm that sustainable travel is important to them, with 50% saying that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices. With this in mind, here’s what three of the USA’s best ski resorts are doing to combat climate change and ensure the natural environment continues to flourish for future generations to enjoy.
10
Aug
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
Ranked: The Friendliest Places In The US, According To Booking.comopens in new window
There’s nothing like traveling to a new place, only to feel right at home. The sense of adventure and discovery combined with feeling welcomed by friendly people can take a vacation to new levels. In fact, a recent Booking.com survey showed that 76% of travelers say their motivation to travel is to boost their mood. So what are the friendliest places in the U.S.—and around the world?
10
Aug
2022
www.forbes.com
You can glamp for just $50 at the ritzy Collective Governors Islandopens in new window
Booking.com is offering a $50, two-night glamping experience at Collective Governors Island (August 12-14) on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning you’ve got to sign up right at noon (ET) on August 10 to get it.
09
Aug
2022
www.timeout.com
BOOKING.COM ANNOUNCES MANCHESTER PRIDE SPONSORSHIPopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, has announced its sponsorship of Manchester Pride, a tangible extension of its mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, no matter where they come from, who they love or how they identify. More than 100 employees from Booking.com’s Manchester Trips Division will walk in the renowned Manchester Pride Parade and partake in the celebrations between 25 and 29 August.
08
Aug
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Winter Pride is BACK – Your Guide to Queenstown’s Most Fabulous Event of the Yearopens in new window
For 61% of Kiwi rainbow travellers who, according to research by our mates at Booking.com, have experienced less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable, experiences when travelling, Winter Pride offers a safe space that celebrates who they are. So, we’ve rounded up the top events and places to stay, all Travel Proud certified, so guests can be sure to have a welcoming experience!
08
Aug
2022
capsulenz.com
Snorkelling the continental divide in Icelandopens in new window
I always find great places to stay all over the world using Booking.com’s amazing search engine. In this case, I searched Reykjavik for a four-star, downtown, oceanview, sustainable hotel and Booking.com came up with the industrial chic Exeter Hotel, ideally located on the Old Harbour, which has rooms (and a sauna), heated by geothermal.
08
Aug
2022
vancouversun.com
Snorkelling the continental divide in Icelandopens in new window
I always find great places to stay all over the world using Booking.com’s amazing search engine. In this case, I searched Reykjavik for a four-star, downtown, oceanview, sustainable hotel and Booking.com came up with the industrial chic Exeter Hotel, ideally located on the Old Harbour, which has rooms (and a sauna), heated by geothermal.
08
Aug
2022
nationalpost.com
My heart belongs to Bologna…opens in new window
The resort’s rooms are plush as you would expect. With warm and bright colours and stylish furnishings they are so welcoming. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. Others clearly agree as their comfort was mentioned on several booking.com reviews.
08
Aug
2022
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
The ultimate hack for soaking up the summer months in Europeopens in new window
New research conducted by Booking.com shows that Italian cities have clambered their way into the top 10 searched international destinations for the season alongside fan favourites London, Singapore, Bali and Queenstown, New Zealand.
07
Aug
2022
www.msn.com
Hanoi “Bia hoi” Named in Booking’s Must-try Listopens in new window
Among Vietnam’s very first breweries in the 19th century under French colonial time, Hanoi is well-known for its “bia hoi” in countless spots around the capital. Booking.com describes Hanoi as”a must-visit beer haven” with the experience of drinking bia hoi while sitting on a plastic stool.
06
Aug
2022
vietexplorer.com
Spice Girl Mel B ‘really annoyed’ with Mel C after Glastonbury snub ‘Why wasn’t I there?’opens in new window
It comes as the I Turn To You singer has teamed up with Booking.com, the official Euro 2022 accommodation booking partner, to celebrate the Lionesses’ success and promote the benefits of travelling. Research from Booking.com found that 41 percent of England fans said travelling to watch a football match abroad opened them up to new experiences and 37 percent said it encouraged them to be more adventurous and try new things.
06
Aug
2022
www.express.co.uk
BOOKING.COM IS GIVING AWAY SPONTANEOUS TRIPS TO 7 TIKTOK USERS THIS SUMMERopens in new window
If you don’t have your travel plans locked in yet, embrace the spontaneity of summer travel and enter Booking.com’s TikTok Made Me Book It giveaway to win a dream trip to any destination of your choosing — and all you have to do is head to TikTok to cast your name into the ring. If you’re one of the many travelers who are jumping on every opportunity to book a trip after two years of restrictions, Booking.com’s giveaway is for you. To celebrate the company joining TikTok, its giving away seven trips to anywhere in the world to their TikTok followers.
05
Aug
2022
www.elitedaily.com
Inside the Sustainable Hotel Everyone’s Talking Aboutopens in new window
While some may not yet think about the environmental impact of their tourism, a good number of travelers claim they are. For example, a recent analysis by Booking.com identified that 61 percent of global travelers reported that the pandemic made them want their future travel to be more sustainable, while nearly half said there weren’t enough sustainable options. The research was released last year after surveyors collected responses from roughly 29,000 travelers in 30 countries and territories.
05
Aug
2022
www.afar.com
TOP PRIDE FRIENDLY HOTELS ON BOOKING.COMopens in new window
To celebrate LGBTQ+ pride events around the UK, Booking.com is here to share the most welcoming and inclusive stays for every traveller in the lead up to Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, and Birmingham Pride. According to research from Booking.com 71% of UK LGBTQ+ travellers have had less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences when travelling, with 61% reporting they have to consider their safety and wellbeing when choosing a holiday destination. Those that travel within this community often do not feel safe or comfortable to be their authentic selves. As a result, Booking.com launched its Proud Hospitality programme to help combat some of the challenges and barriers the LGBTQ+ community face when travelling, by offering training to its partners, providing them with practical skills and techniques to allow their guests to feel more welcome.
03
Aug
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
How Australia's tourism industry is leading the way in sustainabilityopens in new window
But it’s a positive side effect of COVID-19 we’re glad to be afflicted with, and one backed by data: research commissioned by Booking.com in the midst of the 2021 lockdowns found 61 per cent of travellers credit the pandemic for making them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
03
Aug
2022
www.australiantraveller.com
Best bank holiday deals and discount codes for Groupon, Foodhub, and Booking.comopens in new window
The bank holiday on August 29 is fast approaching, and now's the time to plan ahead and choose a day out with Groupon, Foodhub, or Booking.com, while saving money with amazing deals and discount codes on offer
02
Aug
2022
www.express.co.uk
Smiley-Themed Stays at Booking.comopens in new window
Recent Booking.com survey,* 76% of global travelers say their motivation to travel is to boost their mood. To help make this a reality for U.S. travelers, Booking.com is highlighting its breadth of property types – from unique stays like boats, beach houses and glamping experiences, to rental cars suited to every trip, and even top-notch attractions fit for a Summer of ‘Yeah.’
29
Jul
2022
ftnnews.com
England's women backed to dominate for five years as they eye Euros gloryopens in new window
The tournament has been a game changer and Carney believes Wiegman is assembling something special on the foundations laid in the Euros. Carney, a brand ambassador for Booking.com, said: “I think people have fallen in love with it. The team has surprised me. It can’t have gone any better.
28
Jul
2022
www.mirror.co.uk
Good times for gay travellersopens in new window
"While LGBTQ+ travellers want a connection with their community while travelling, they are also looking at brands to support and recognise the community," says Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Commercial Director APAC at Booking.com.
28
Jul
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
You can stay overnight in Wembley Stadium for £20 to watch UEFA Euros Final 2022opens in new window
Ahead of the launch date, Booking.com is offering two lucky guests the rare chance to book a once-in-a-lifetime stay overnight at Wembley Stadium. The opportunity is a one night stay at the Pitch View Penthouse at Wembley Stadium to watch the UEFA Euro's Final on July 31, 2022 complete with the best view seats to the game.
28
Jul
2022
www.msn.com
Idris Elba puts smiles on the faces of holidaymakers for Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com is dispelling the last vestiges of lockdown gloom with an uplifting campaign that is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone hankering after sun, sea and sand. The online travel agency is introducing prospective vacationers to a summer of ‘yeah’ by announcing a range of weekend getaways at ‘Smiley Stays’ across the US including a glamping retreat, a yacht experience and a beachfront break.
28
Jul
2022
www.thedrum.com
When is England v Germany Women's Euro 2022 final?opens in new window
Carney believes the success of this summer's Euros has broken down any remaining barriers in the women's game. Research commissioned by booking.com, the official accommodation booking partner of UEFA Women's Euro 2022, shows more than eight in 10 England fans say the growth of the women's game has made travelling to play professional football in top leagues around the world a realistic career ambition for women and girls.
27
Jul
2022
www.walesonline.co.uk
England have the character, squad depth and momentum to go all the way and win the Euros, says Lionesses legend Karen Carneyopens in new window
Carney was talking as research from Booking.com showed more than eight in 10 England fans (85 per cent) say the growth of the women’s game has made travelling to play professional football in top leagues around the world a realistic career ambition for women and girls.
26
Jul
2022
www.dailymail.co.uk
Spice Girls ‘not happy’ about missing Queen’s Jubilee as Mel C admits ‘would’ve loved to’opens in new window
Research from Booking.com found that 41 percent of England fans said travelling to watch a football match abroad opened them up to new experiences and 37 percent said it encouraged them to be more adventurous and try new things. Booking.com is the Official Accommodation Booking Partner of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022™ and its campaign showcases the power of first experiences.
26
Jul
2022
newslanes.com
England’s Women Aim To End Semifinal Hoodoo In Women’s Euroopens in new window
The Lionesses have never won the competition and last reached the final in 2009, defeating the Netherlands in the semifinals after extra time. Midfielder Karen Carney, now an ambassador for Booking.com, a sponsor of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, played in that match and was part of the squad defeated at the semifinal stage in 2015, by Japan, in 2017, by the Netherlands, and 2019, by the United States.
25
Jul
2022
www.forbes.com
Mel C says she and Mel B are 'manifesting' Spice Girls reunion with Victoria Beckhamopens in new window
Melanie – who is ambassador of travel site booking.com, the official sponsor of the Euros – adds, “I’m loving combining my passion for sport and my appreciation for travel in this role. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world with my job and meet some incredible people, including sports stars, so this does feel like the perfect position for me.”
24
Jul
2022
www.mirror.co.uk
These Are the 10 Friendliest Cities Around the Globe, According to Booking.com Reviewsopens in new window
Italy's Matera tops the list, followed by Bled, Slovenia and Taitung City, Taiwan.
23
Jul
2022
www.yahoo.com
Take your parents down the memory lane with 6 unique railway staysopens in new window
Ahead of Parents Day which is annually celebrated on July 24, Booking.com presents six global railway stays to resurrect the magic and help inspire travelers looking for a nostalgic trip with their parents. Parents are sure to love railway-themed stays, considering staying in a converted train carriage or a former train station is a dream come true for train buffs like parents. Research by the travel platform reveals that 66 percent of Indian travellers are planning to pick a destination to travel to based on whether or not they have unique accommodation options. From authentically-converted Pullman railway carriages that capture the nostalgic glamor of rail travel to a train that stays permanently stationed on a historic bridge high above a national park, there is something for train buffs.
23
Jul
2022
ianslife.in
Melanie C: “It’s ridiculous that we’re fighting for women’s sport to be recognised – but we’re taking huge strides this year.”opens in new window
We’re meeting thanks to Booking.com – Melanie is an ambassador for the brand, who sponsor the Women’s Euros. While she’s always been a fitness fan (she didn’t earn the moniker Sporty Spice for nothing), she’s particularly passionate about encouraging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to embrace sport as a part of their day-to-day routine.
22
Jul
2022
www.marieclaire.co.uk
NZ CHAMPIONS OF CHEESE CROWNED FOR 2022opens in new window
And thanks to Booking.com who provided great accommodation for dish Magazine Editor Sarah Tuck who presented the award in Hamilton.
22
Jul
2022
dish.co.nz
62% Indian travellers plan to book their next trip via digital travel companiesopens in new window
As travellers resume feeding their wanderlust and the travel industry gears up for recovery, a research released by the online travel company Booking.com highlights Indian travellers Indians are eager to make their travel dreams a reality in the next few months while keeping health and safety in mind, with 88 per cent of Indian travellers willing to share their medical history, current medical fitness and location tracking in order to potentially receive customised alerts on health concerns in the locations they are travelling to.
21
Jul
2022
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
FOUR PITCH PERFECT STAYS FOR TRAVEL FANS AHEAD OF THE UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2022opens in new window
Sport is certainly inspiring travel this summer, with hundreds of thousands of spectators heading to football matches in England, for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, including many visitors from abroad. All over Europe, both seasoned supporters and first-time followers of the women’s game have celebrated and been captivated by the amazing action, since it kicked off on 6 July. So, as we approach the knockout stages of the tournament, Booking.com, Official Accommodation Booking Partner of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, has put together a selection of top European stays inspired by some of the most breath-taking football pitches in the world.
19
Jul
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Hanoi among world’s most ideal cycling destinations: Booking.comopens in new window
Hanoi, famous for its centuries-old temples and French colonial buildings, is one of the world's six best places to explore by bicycle, according to a survey of travelers. The survey commissioned by Dutch online travel agency Booking.com of over 48,000 respondents in 31 countries said the other five are Uyuni in Bolivia, Valencia in Spain, Moab in the U.S., Riva del Garda in Italy, and Carretera Austral in Chile.
17
Jul
2022
e.vnexpress.net
Only an England win can give the Euros its breakthrough momentopens in new window
Carney, speaking as an ambassador for Booking.com, official accommodation partner of Uefa Women’s Euros 2022, admitted it is only as England progress towards the final that the tournament will truly explode.
15
Jul
2022
www.telegraph.co.uk
This is where Italians are going on holiday in Italy this summeropens in new window
Travellers looking for an authentic trip to Italy this season will want to know where Italians go for their summer holidays in Italy. That's why we spoke to our friends at Booking.com to find out the places that Italians are booking for their staycations this year.
14
Jul
2022
www.msn.com
Karen Carney: England boss Sarina Wiegman is the best and has that fear factor Lionesses will need at Euro 2022opens in new window
Karen Carney was speaking as research from Booking.com showed more than eight in ten England fans (85 per cent) say the growth of the women’s game has made playing professional football in top leagues around the world a realistic career ambition for women and girls.
13
Jul
2022
metro.co.uk
Asians are ready to explore the worldopens in new window
Booking.com has launched its inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index, which provides a snapshot of how confident consumers feel about exploring the world again, as well as whether they would welcome inbound travel. The commissioned research polled 11,000 travellers from 11 markets¹ across Asia and Oceania between April and May 2022, combining this with the company’s proprietary data and insights as a digital travel leader over the past 25 years.
12
Jul
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
GOOGLE, TRAVALYST AND MORE ON TRAVEL’S PATH TO SUSTAINABILITYopens in new window
Booking.com’s head of sustainability, Danielle D’Silva - explained the challenges the industry is addressing, including how to make flight emissions data more meaningful for consumers and how to help hoteliers understand the most worthwhile changes to make to their operations.
12
Jul
2022
www.phocuswire.com
Indians Are The Most Confident Travellers In The Asia-Pacific region, Says Studyopens in new window
Indians have emerged as the most confident travellers in the APAC region, according to research conducted by one of the world’s biggest digital travel companies Booking.com. In its APAC Travel Confidence Index, the travel company revealed that Indians are the most eager ones to visit their favourite destinations.
11
Jul
2022
www.news18.com
Stay at Ramsay St and watch the Neighbours finale with Dr Karlopens in new window
Yes, Booking.com is offering a lucky VIP couple the chance to watch the finale of Neighbours with Dr Karl at 28 Ramsay Street.
10
Jul
2022
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
Indians emerge as APAC’s most confident travellers: Booking.com travel confidence indexopens in new window
New research released by Booking.com, the world’s leading online travel company, shows that Indians are eager to hit the roads and the skies for a leisure trip despite some COVID-19 restrictions.
09
Jul
2022
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Snorkelling the continental divide in Icelandopens in new window
I always find great places to stay all over the world using Booking.com’s amazing search engine. In this case, I searched Reykjavik for a four-star, downtown, oceanview, sustainable hotel and Booking.com came up with the industrial chic Exeter Hotel, ideally located on the Old Harbour, which has rooms (and a sauna) heated by geothermal.
09
Jul
2022
www.winnipegfreepress.com
86% Of Indian Travellers Intend To Travel In The Next 12 Months: Booking.comopens in new window
As the world starts to emerge from strict border closures, Indians are eager to make their travel dreams a reality in the next few months. 86% of Indian travellers stated that they intend to travel in the next 12 months, according to Booking.com’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index. Despite some COVID-19 restrictions, travel optimism continues to remain high with 70% of Indian travellers accepting of anticipated travel disruptions and 78% considering leisure travel as important while keeping their overall health and safety in mind.
07
Jul
2022
www.traveltrendstoday.in
How to book a stay on Ramsay Streetopens in new window
Booking.com has stepped up for Aussies by giving fans the opportunity to stay in one of 28 Ramsay Street's iconic homes in Melbourne, where Karl and Susan Kennedy spent their years together. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is the first-time fans have ever been offered to call Ramsay St their home – but that isn't the only perk!
06
Jul
2022
www.msn.com
You can stay overnight in Wembley Stadium for £20 to watch UEFA Euros Final 2022opens in new window
Ahead of the launch date, Booking.com is offering two lucky guests the rare chance to book a once-in-a-lifetime stay overnight at Wembley Stadium. The opportunity is a one night stay at the Pitch View Penthouse at Wembley Stadium to watch the UEFA Euro’s Final on July 31, 2022 complete with the best view seats to the game.
05
Jul
2022
www.express.co.uk
For $28, you can book a night at Dr Karl's iconic house from Neighboursopens in new window
Surely at the top of your Neighbours bucket list is an overnight stay at 28 Ramsay Street with Dr Karl himself? Well, good news! You can book the original house from the show on Booking.com for only $28 – and the lucky punter who nabs the booking will even get to hang out with the philandering doc, enjoying some backyard beers with Karl Kennedy (AKA Alan Fletcher) before a screening of the final episode.
05
Jul
2022
www.timeout.com
Neighbours fans can now book a stay at Dr Karl Kennedy's iconic home on Ramsay Street as show comes to an end after 37 years - and you will never believe how much it costs a nightopens in new window
Ever wonder what life is really like on Ramsay Street? Ahead of Neighbours' final episode, Booking.com is giving away a two-night stay at the Melbourne property used to depict the fictional home of Dr Karl Kennedy and wife Susan on the show.
05
Jul
2022
www.dailymail.co.uk
Karen Carney interview: Man United and Man City players can make Euro 2022 impact at Old Traffordopens in new window
Carney was speaking on behalf of Booking.com, who are the official accommodation booking partner of the tournament, and their research showed more than eight in 10 England fans (85 per cent) say the growth of the women’s game has made traveling to play professional football in top leagues around the world a realistic career ambition for women and girls. The changing perception of the women’s game also appears in other areas in Booking.com’s research, with more than three quarters of England football fans (78 per cent) saying many of today’s professional female footballers are as skilful as their top male counterparts.
04
Jul
2022
www.msn.com
5 Reasons To Skip Napa And Go To This Lesser-Known California Wine Region Insteadopens in new window
The secret is out of the bag, though, as more and more wine enthusiasts are looking at “big red” country, as Lodi is called. On Booking.com, Lodi came out on top over Napa, Burgundy, and even Bordeaux as the most popular location for old vine wine as well as family wineries and cellars, thanks to the fact that this region has cultivated grapes for well over 100 years and is located in California’s largest appellation (defined as a region under which a winegrower is authorized to identify and market wine).
04
Jul
2022
www.travelawaits.com
Karen Carney details "unique opportunity" Women's Euro 2022 has to capture countryopens in new window
Former Chelsea and Birmingham star Carney, a brand ambassador for Booking.com, played - and scored - in the first Euros that England staged back in 2005 when England’s opening game at the City of Manchester Stadium attracted 29,029 fans. That was a remarkable figure but now England’s opener with Austria at Old Trafford on Wednesday is a sell-out as are the matches with Norway and Northern Ireland at Brighton and Southampton.
04
Jul
2022
www.mirror.co.uk
The three reasons Kiwis are holding back from travelling abroad.opens in new window
When it came to 'why', the study from online travel company Booking.com found over half of Kiwis wanted to see family (53 per cent), 47 per cent want to 'get away' and 27 per cent were rebooking a trip they had postponed due to Covid.
02
Jul
2022
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Choosing the best site for your next vacation rental: Airbnb, Vrbo or Booking.comopens in new window
My husband loved the fact that we earned Booking.com credits for our stay — which (with our bookings) put him in the Genius category in terms of discounts on select future hotel bookings. He also chose Booking.com because of the easy cancellation policies (again, more like hotel policies). Also, hosts pay the booking fees.
01
Jul
2022
thepointsguy.com
A fuss-free ride with your furry friendsopens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, Commercial Director, APAC at Booking.com says, “We have witnessed a demand for pet-friendly accommodations among Indian travellers. In order to meet this demand and make it easier for pet parents to plan their travel, Booking.com introduced a ‘Pet Friendly’ filter which allows them to easily view and select accommodations that are welcoming to pets. These range from hotels, villas, apartments, guest houses and more. People can easily search for pet-friendly properties using the ‘Pets Allowed’ filter on the Booking.com website or mobile app and find the best stays for themselves and their furry friends.”
30
Jun
2022
www.hindustantimes.com
Festivals Are BACK: Here’s Your Guide to the World’s Hottest Summer Festies (And Where to Stay)opens in new window
With 37% of Kiwi travellers saying entertainment and nightlife are key factors in their destination decisions in a booking.com survey, we’ve found the six most anticipated music and arts festivals of 2022 for travellers looking to get into the groove abroad. From the historic cobble- stoned streets of Edinburgh to the sexy South American city of Santiago, Kiwi travellers can gather their tribe, grab the glitter and sunscreen and enjoy unmissable live acts, entertainment and accommodation – and make some unforgettable memories.
30
Jun
2022
capsulenz.com
Flying soon? 7 tips from recent travellers for a stress-free tripopens in new window
"I booked my hotel through Booking.com, which offered airport transport as well. I looked it up online and the Booking.com price was way cheaper than what I would have paid on the ground," said James who travelled to Thailand in June.
29
Jun
2022
www.finder.com.au
Majority of Kiwis keen to travel despite worry over cost and COVIDopens in new window
New research from Booking.com, which competes with the likes of Airbnb, Bookabach and Expedia to help New Zealanders book travel and accommodation, shows nearly four out of five in the country are ready to head overseas in the next 12 months.
29
Jun
2022
www.msn.com
Is It Actually Possible to Travel In a Sustainable Way? opens in new window
However, the global health scare has made us all reassess our inclinations and interests. Why are we, actually, travelling and what would we like out of it? A recent Booking.com survey reveals that post-pandemic travellers want to have a positive impact on the destination they visit. Most Aussies have family in the UK, Greece, or Italy and are often visiting family and friends on vacation, and then extending their trip after.
29
Jun
2022
thelatch.com.au
BOOKING.COM LISTS FANTASTIC PITCH VIEW PENTHOUSE FOR UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2022 FINALopens in new window
Booking.com is kicking off the summer with a spectacular Pitch View Penthouse at Wembley Stadium, for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Final. The football-themed penthouse will be bookable as a one-night-only sleepover experience, for two lucky guests, at the final on Sunday 31 July, plus best view seats to the game. Booking.com is the Official Accommodation Booking Partner of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which takes place across nine cities in England, from 6 –31 July, with the final being played at Wembley Stadium in London.
27
Jun
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Booking.com Executive on What the Endemic Asian Traveler Looks Likeopens in new window
As countries in Asia-Pacific have been slower to open borders than other destinations, the region’s road to recovery hasn’t really been a smooth one. However, Booking.com is seeing a much quicker recovery in the region now, finally mirroring the trends it is tracking from across the rest of the world. In conversation with Skift, Laura Houldsworth, Booking.com’s managing director and vice president for Asia Pacific, talks about these healthy booking trends and about the online travel agency’s “strategic partnerships” in the region.
27
Jun
2022
finance.yahoo.com
Carl Nassib Pledges $100,000 to LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Project a Year After Coming Outopens in new window
Other individuals and companies have since followed suit, including Booking.com, which matched the donation, as well as Penn State University's Head Football Coach James Franklin, who announced he would be making a $10,000 donation on behalf of his former player.
26
Jun
2022
people.com
As an LGBT+ traveller, here’s why I still have to consider my safety before every tripopens in new window
These concerns for LGBT+ travellers aren’t exclusive to the legalities of the countries we visit, either. A recent study from Booking.com shows that 71 per cent of LGBT+people have experienced less-than-welcoming experiences when travelling. Even places with a positive legal track record can have cultural differences that could make us a target just by being ourselves.
25
Jun
2022
www.independent.co.uk
10 of Europe’s best destinations for LGBTQ+ travellers this Pride seasonopens in new window
In the last decade, there have, of course, been positive changes. But we’re still not there yet. A new survey by travel agency Booking.com revealed that 71% of British LGBTQ+ travellers have experienced less than welcoming or uncomfortable experiences, and 61% saying they consider their safety and wellbeing when choosing a holiday destination.
23
Jun
2022
www.theguardian.com
The real cost of a New Zealand ski holiday - and how to saveopens in new window
Booking.com can be a good place to look if you’d prefer to stay in a traditional hotel or motel – when I checked, you could score a room that slept four in Queenstown for $449 for three nights.
23
Jun
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
10 of Europe’s best destinations for LGBTQ+ travellers this Pride seasonopens in new window
In the last decade, there have, of course, been positive changes. But we’re still not there yet. A new survey by travel agency Booking.com revealed that 71% of British LGBTQ+ travellers have experienced less than welcoming or uncomfortable experiences, and 61% saying they consider their safety and wellbeing when choosing a holiday destination.
23
Jun
2022
uk.sports.yahoo.com
BOOKING.COM ON MOBILE APP USAGE, CONSUMER TRENDSopens in new window
Booking.com is attracting about 60% of its bookings via mobile, with about 40% of those coming from its apps. The company wants to capitalize on the digital acceleration seen during the pandemic to drive further momentum to its mobile offerings. Arjan Dijk, chief marketing officer for Booking.com, says consumer trends are playing into its hands.
23
Jun
2022
www.phocuswire.com
‘Fantastic recognition for our beautiful town’ - Enniskillen residents celebrate best kept crownopens in new window
In addition to Enniskillen and Lisburn, Inistioge in Co Kilkenny was named the best kept village, and Abbeyleix in Co Laois the best kept small town. Jonathan Gallagher, director of marketing for the Lough Erne Resort, near Enniskillen, said the town deserved the title. He added: “[This award follows] Enniskillen being named the third most welcoming town in the UK for third year in a row by Booking.com.
21
Jun
2022
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Booking.com Study Provides Insights fr LGBTQ Travelersopens in new window
With these two things taken into account, and the desire to capitalize on the latter statistics, Booking.com developed a plan to increase a feeling of community within LGBTQ travelers through its Proud Hospitality training program. Launched initially in 2021, the 75-minute course is meant for all hosts to learn about and further understand the challenges and obstacles members of the queer community face during worldwide and domestic travel. The free course incentivizes all hosts certified to provide a welcoming experience toward all guests, with the added benefit of providing a safe and secure environment for LGBTQ travelers.
21
Jun
2022
www.outfrontmagazine.com
Booking.com Reveals the Challenges LGBTQ+ Travelers Still Face and Highlights Ways for a More Inclusive Travel Experience for Everyoneopens in new window
Booking.com recognizes the important role properties play in providing a more inclusive experience and is taking action to pave the way for everyone to Travel Proud. Launched in August 2021, Booking.com’s Proud Hospitality training program is available in English and French, for its accommodation partners globally, with German and Spanish launching over the coming weeks. There are now also more than 10,000 Proud Certified properties across 95 countries and territories on its platform.
20
Jun
2022
www.hotel-online.com
40 unique gifts for all types of husbands and dadsopens in new window
Here's a gift idea the whole family can benefit from: A family vacation! Booking.com offers fantastic deals at popular and unique locations across the globe. Is he an Elvis fan? Book The Guest House at Graceland. Would he prefer a tropical vacation south of the border? Check into the luxurious, oceanfront Fairmont Mayakoba, which also conveniently offers a PGA golf course on site. Whether he prefers a resort, villa, cabin or cottage, he can be transported to his dream destination with this gift.
18
Jun
2022
eu.usatoday.com
Plan a trip with your father to revisit old memoriesopens in new window
On Father's Day plan a trip together with your father so that in the coming months, you can partake in activities which relive some memorable moments or create new ones! From hiking in Kasol to taking a photo walk in Varanasi, here are some places listed by Booking.com to visit and strengthen your bond.
18
Jun
2022
ianslife.in
Tamborine Mountain takes Queensland Top Tourism Townopens in new window
Awards were presented based on population size, Tamborine Mountain was crowned this year's Top Tourism Town (population over 5000). It comes after Tamborine Mountain made number two on Booking.com's most welcoming towns list.
18
Jun
2022
www.beaudeserttimes.com.au
Where to Stay in San Juan – A Guide To The Best Hotels and Neighborhoodsopens in new window
For the best prices on accommodations and the most choices, Booking.com has been my go-to choice especially once you reach Genius tier and you can find an additional 10-15% off places to stay.
16
Jun
2022
goingawesomeplaces.com
Travel hack: How Kiwis can experience the Maldives for less than $100 a nightopens in new window
I recently booked that same room, at the same resort, for $318 a night - including all meals. (It's Kuredu Island Resort and Spa, and specials are still running if you book before the end of October. I find the lowest prices on booking.com)
15
Jun
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
LGBTQ+Travellers Still Face Challenges And Hope For A More Inclusive Travelopens in new window
Booking.com is definitely setting the trend and we definitely believe there is hope for a progressive and more accepting society which is devoid of discrimination and harm. Arjan Dijk, CMO and Senior Vice President at Booking.com, who is a gay traveller himself says they are taking action to pave the way for a more inclusive industry and up the standard of travel for everyone.
15
Jun
2022
curlytales.com
Australia’s winter travel destinations see strong up-lift from 2019 pre-pandemic levelsopens in new window
Booking.com today released its latest search data trends for winter 2022*. The latest data reveals that Australians are keen to return to not just hit the slopes but winter warmer destinations in Queensland as well. The latest data highlights that many destinations are seeing even stronger interest than versus 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
14
Jun
2022
theholidayandtravelmagazine.blogspot.com
Australian ski season 2022: Ski bookings soar across the Tasmanopens in new window
Topping the list of snow destination accommodation by search volume, is Jindabyne in NSW, followed by Victoria's Mount Buller, and NSW's Thredbo, according to Booking.com data.
14
Jun
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Half of LGBTQ+ travellers experience discrimination on holidayopens in new window
Nearly half of LGBTQ+ travellers have experienced discrimination while travelling, according to the results of a global survey conducted by booking.com. Analysing feedback from 5,514 LGBTQ+ travellers across 25 countries, the online travel agency found 71% had experienced “less than welcoming, or uncomfortable” experiences when on holiday, while 46% had faced discrimination.
13
Jun
2022
travelweekly.co.uk
Booking.com seeing traction for hill stations and beaches in Indiaopens in new window
As per travel website Booking.com, domestic travel has actually surpassed pre-Covid levels in several markets. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Laura Houldsworth, MD & VP of Asia Pacific at Booking.com said they are seeing traction for hill stations and beaches in India.
09
Jun
2022
www.cnbctv18.com
Indian leisure destinations are all the rage this summeropens in new window
Booking.com said if current trends continue, the company could see a record summer travel season. It hit a record in the first quarter globally — customers booked $27 billion in gross bookings, the highest quarterly amount ever (the previous record was $25 billion in quarter one of 2019). April 2022 marked the first month that global room nights exceeded 2019 levels.
08
Jun
2022
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Five stunning sustainable getaways for your next holidayopens in new window
With border restrictions easing, Kiwis are keen to get back out into the world and, while travel is important, it can come at a cost to our planet and its people. Travel is currently top of mind to many Kiwi's who say sustainable travel is also important to them. Booking.com has collated thousands of sustainable property options, making it easier to stay at places looking out for the environment while travelling to the destinations of your dreams.
08
Jun
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
The ultimate Elvis-themed vacation could be yours for just $20opens in new window
To celebrate the forthcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's new movie, Elvis, starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge, online travel agency Booking.com is offering fans of The King the chance to grab a once-in-a-lifetime getaway in Memphis, Tennessee. One extremely lucky fan—along with a partner—will be able to book a two-night trip to the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, that includes behind-the-scenes access to attractions like Graceland Mansion and Sun Studio, where Elvis first recorded.
08
Jun
2022
www.timeout.com
This Hotel In Memphis Is Hosting The ‘Ultimate Elvis Experience’opens in new window
It’s fitting then, that in honor of the new flick Booking.com announced a new ‘Ultimate Elvis Experience’ that includes a discounted stay for two lucky guests at The Guest House at Graceland, as well as a private tour of Graceland Mansion, a welcome dinner at Presley Motors Automobile Museum, and a sneak-peek screening of Elvis on the property.
07
Jun
2022
www.forbes.com
You Can Take the Ultimate Elvis-themed Vacation in Memphis for Less Than $20 — but You Have to Act Fastopens in new window
Celebrating the release of Baz Luhrmann's film "Elvis," Booking.com is offering fans of the music icon the chance to book a getaway to Memphis — King of rock'n'roll style. Just be prepared to book quickly as booking opens on Thursday, June 9 at 12 p.m. ET and is available on a first-come first-basis.
07
Jun
2022
www.travelandleisure.com
PHOCUSWRIGHT EUROPE 2022: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SPOTLIGHTopens in new window
Last fall Travalyst Coalition founding partner Booking.com began awarding its “Travel Sustainable” badge to properties that have met specified sustainability thresholds and added a filter to the platform so consumers can easily find those properties.
06
Jun
2022
www.phocuswire.com
The B&B attracting guests from around the globe with 'better than any hotel' hospitalityopens in new window
Their guest books are brimming with superlatives and the reviews on Booking.com speak for themselves – there cannot be much wrong with a bed and breakfast business that consistently scores 9.9 with customers (it gets a 10 from couples for a two-person visit) giving it an official classification of "exceptional".
05
Jun
2022
www.hulldailymail.co.uk
Pedal to these top 5 cycling destinations across the worldopens in new window
So, this World Environment Day, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, shared five top cycling destinations across the world, as endorsed by hundreds of thousands of Booking.com travellers.
05
Jun
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Pack Mindfully For More Sustainable Travelopens in new window
A recent Booking.com-commissioned study has revealed that 94% of Indians would like to travel more sustainably. And, as we start to explore the world again, more travellers than ever before are thinking more responsibly about the impact of their trips. In fact, 68% of Indian travellers say that recent news about climate change has been the impetus to make more sustainable travel choices.
04
Jun
2022
www.femina.in
Top destinations for more sustainable travel in 2022opens in new window
This World Environment Day, Booking.com has compiled a list of destinations across the globe with the highest percentages of Travel Sustainable properties on their platform. Travel Sustainable badge recognizes the impactful efforts properties worldwide are making to help protect the planet and contribute positively to their local communities.
03
Jun
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
Get your wheels readyopens in new window
Booking.com shares some top summer road trip tips as part of its mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Short, long, planned, unplanned... A good road trip does not have a single format.
01
Jun
2022
ianslife.in
What it’s like traveling to the Dominican Republic right nowopens in new window
Round-trip transportation from the airport was not included. However, with my Booking.com Genius discount, I was able to get a taxi to the hotel for only $5.
29
May
2022
thepointsguy.com
Sleep And Sail: The Coolest Boat Stays this Summeropens in new window
According to Booking.com research, 82% of Indian travellers intend to visit a seaside destination on a future trip; staying on the water is one way to experience a destination from a unique perspective. From a luxurious boat docked in harbour to a modern sailing boat cruising Mediterranean waters, there is something for every traveller looking to take a refreshing break from the usual.
25
May
2022
www.femina.in
7 Top Discount Sites for Booking Travel and Saving Bigopens in new window
You’re itching to book that vacation you’ve been dreaming about for the last couple of years, but the price of flights, hotels and activities is giving you a case of sticker shock. The good news? Plenty of discount sites for booking travel are out there to help you save big. Plus, you might even score some rewards and perks in the process.
25
May
2022
ca.news.yahoo.com
Five destinations to celebrate International Tea Dayopens in new window
On May 21st, International Tea Day celebrates the cultural and economic significance of tea around the world, emphasizing how much joy and comfort this beverage can bring. Booking.com commemorates the occasion by compiling a list of five tea-themed destinations from around the world. With 44 percent of Indian travellers eager to try the best places for food and drink on their next trip, International Tea Day is the ideal excuse to visit historic and scenic locations.
21
May
2022
ianslife.in
Ben Higgins, Ashley Iaconetti, Chelsea Lazkani List Their Own Homes as Vacation Rentals — See Inside!opens in new window
The Selling Sunset newcomer joins The Bachelor season 20 alum Higgins, 33, and Bachelor In Paradise star Iaconetti, 34, in becoming the latest celebrities to post their vacation homes as rental properties for potential guests through Booking.com.
19
May
2022
people.com
Are ‘energy-positive hotels’ the green future of accommodation?opens in new window
But recent statistics suggest that an engaged travel crowd does care. An April Booking.com survey found that 71 per cent of global travellers want to travel more sustainably over the coming year – a 10 per cent increase on its 2021 data. In the same study, over a third (35 per cent) said the sustainability efforts of accommodation providers play a strong role in their booking decisions.
18
May
2022
www.msn.com
Pack your bags, Australia! Why Eurovision 2022's hosting city Turin, Italy is the ultimate post-lockdown getaway destinationopens in new window
Booking.com, was the official travel partner of Eurovision 2022 and reserving a stay at hotels like The Palazzo Del Carretto is easy using the app. Customers can use the app to record and customise their travel itinerary, book a local taxi and even access exclusive discounts. The company also has a LGBTQ+ certification program called Travel Proud, allowing customers to check whether a property is inclusive before they book. Booking.com is one of the world's biggest travel marketplaces, connecting travellers with incredible accommodation, transportation options and unique experiences abroad.
17
May
2022
www.dailymail.co.uk
QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE JUNE BANK HOLIDAY: RAVISHING ROYAL STAYS AROUND THE UKopens in new window
With the extended June bank holiday weekend on the horizon, thanks to our beloved Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Booking.com is sharing some stunning majestic stays to help you celebrate like royalty. And for the 38% of UK travellers visiting places of interest in their home country that they would normally overlook*, these stays range from stately country homes to breath-taking castles, whereby a combination of old and new royals have made a visit.
16
May
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Conchita Wurst reveals how winning Eurovision changed her lifeopens in new window
Conchita Wurst has revealed how her Eurovision win paved the way for people all around the world just like her. Speaking at a Booking.com event on Saturday, the Austrian singer, who won the contest in 2014, says her victory 'forced' a global conversation about gender. 'I kind of feel that they were forced, especially in Austria, they had to think about what is masculine and what is feminine. Whether they wanted to think about it or not. And this truly came to an acceptance,' the 33-year-old said.
14
May
2022
www.msn.com
National Train Day: Experience unique railways around the worldopens in new window
On the eve of National Train Day, Booking.com shares a list of stunning train destination landscapes from around the world for everyone to enjoy. From straw mats on a bamboo track to a coal-powered steam train chugging through the Himalayas, save these incredible train journeys for your next trip.
13
May
2022
infra.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Sustainable Swaps Your Suitcase (and the Planet) Will Love When You Next Travelopens in new window
While sun-drenched beach escapes with the family and romantic weekend getaways are firmly back on the calendar, many travellers are also thinking more responsibly about the impact of their trips. In fact, recent sustainable travel research reveals that traveling more sustainability is important to 72% of Kiwi travellers*, according to the findings (conducted by booking.com). Additionally, almost half (42%) of Kiwi travellers say that recent news about climate change has been the impetus to make more sustainable travel choices.
13
May
2022
capsulenz.com
Long-stay holiday fad is here to stay: Booking.comopens in new window
As international travel gradually returns to normal, online travel firm Booking.com said it is still seeing long-stay travellers as a global trend. Across the world in 2021, 25% of all rooms booked on its platform were for stays of seven nights or more, the global e-commerce travel company said.
13
May
2022
www.livemint.com
Taking the kids: It’s easy to travel more sustainablyopens in new window
Perhaps the pandemic was the tipping point for travelers wanting to travel more sustainably, suggests research from Booking.com, 83 percent of global travelers surveyed think sustainable travel is vital, with 61 percent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
12
May
2022
tucson.com
You Can Rent Out the Downton Abbey Mansion—and It’s Just as Dreamy as in the Movieopens in new window
Available on Booking.com, Rocabella is situated in Le Pradet in the South of France and boasts both garden and sea views. Despite the sprawling nature of the mansion, the booking is only available for a single room, complete with a balcony and bathroom.
11
May
2022
www.yahoo.com
Booking.com creates Eurovision Song Contest retreat in Turinopens in new window
Booking.com has created a Eurovision Song Contest-inspired retreat in Turin to coincide with the music competition. As Eurovision's Official Travel Partner, Booking.com is offering fans the chance to feel like a pop star through an immersive experience stay in Italy's 15th-century Casa del Pingone. The "Eurovision Song Contest music retreat" will accommodate up to two guests per night and be available for two stays, to coincide with the second semi-final and grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
11
May
2022
www.campaignlive.co.uk
Booking.com adds a third-level of benefits to its loyalty programopens in new window
Booking.com is giving travellers from around the world, including India, the keys to unlock a new level of perks with the introduction of a third and higher tier to its Genius loyalty program, giving travellers, even more, value the more they use Booking.com.
11
May
2022
www.businesstraveller.com
Green hotel Mr. C in Miami infuses sustainable travel with luxurious featuresopens in new window
Thanks to avoiding single-use plastics and unnecessary food waste, and using energy-efficient lighting as well as water-efficient systems, the property is tagged with a “Travel Sustainable Badge” on Booking.com. “With the rising concerns about the environment and global climate change, people everywhere are looking to find ways to do their part and have a positive impact, even while on vacation,” actor and environmental advocate Adrian Grenier, who partnered with Booking.com to promote the Sustainable Badge effort, wrote on Instagram. “When planning your next trip, look out for the properties with this badge which confirms they’ve taken significant steps to make sure your stay is more sustainable, enjoyable and environmentally responsible.”
10
May
2022
www.miamiherald.com
BOOKING.COM OFFERS EXCLUSIVE MUSIC RETREAT FOR EUROVISIONopens in new window
Booking.com is offering a few fans the opportunity to experience a one-night stay to celebrate the annual Eurovision extravaganza of songs, sequins, and wind machines first-hand, through an immersive experience. The music retreat will transform Booking.com’s Casa del Pingone, a 15th century building, restored with some of its original features and artwork, located on the edge of an ancient Roman wall, into a Eurovision Song Contest fan experience.
10
May
2022
www.travelweekly.com.au
Rylan Clark gets in trouble with Eurovision bosses after taking out UK act on the lash the night before showopens in new window
The ultimate experience for every Eurovision superfan has been launched by Booking.com ahead of next weekend’s contest. For two nights only, the leading digital travel platform is offering lucky fans the chance to book a stay at the Eurovision Song Contest Music Retreat. They will get a personalised recording session with a vocal coach, the chance to belt out hits at a Eurovision karaoke booth and a meet and greet with Conchita Wurst. Conchita, who won for Austria in 2014 with Rise Like A Phoenix, said: “I’ve gotten to know so many incredible people and places through my Eurovision Song Contest experience. “I’m so pleased to be partnering with Booking.com and helping them bring that energy and those unique connections to life in such a special way in Turin.”
06
May
2022
www.thesun.co.uk
BOOKING.COM MAKES EUROVISION SONG CONTEST DREAMS COME TRUE!opens in new window
Today, leading digital travel platform Booking.com announces it will be opening the doors to an exclusive Music Retreat to celebrate this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Turin, Italy. As the Official Travel Partner, Booking.com is offering a few lucky fans the opportunity to experience a unique one-night stay to celebrate the annual Eurovision extravaganza of epic songs, sequins and wind machines first-hand, through a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience.
05
May
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Booking.com’s Top Destinations for More Sustainable Stays in 2022opens in new window
Now, as the company launches its 2022 Sustainable Travel Report, Booking.com has compiled a list of destinations across the globe with the highest percentages of Travel Sustainable properties on their platform*. From trend-setting cities to stunning natural parks and destinations making a concerted effort to manage their travel volumes more consciously, there is plenty of inspiration for the 71% of UK travellers who say that sustainable travel is important to them** – no matter where their sense of adventure and exploration might take them.
04
May
2022
cravemag.co.uk
Climate, Community & Choice: survey reveals the trends shaping sustainable travel in 2022opens in new window
According to 2022 Sustainable Travel Research Report by Booking.com 91 per cent of Indian travellers say that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months - a 76 per cent increase over the company’s 2021 data. With 94 percent of Indian travellers confirming that sustainable travel is important to them, 68 percent cited that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices.
03
May
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Goa And Maldives Emerge As The Most Preferred Holiday Destinations Of Indiansopens in new window
Not only is Goa the favourite destination of tourists, but it has also been titled the second most welcoming region in India after Kerala by Booking.com’s Traveller Review Awards 2022. Goa is known for pristine beaches, marvellous churches, historic forts, mind-blowing nightlife, lip-smacking local food, refreshing cocktails and much more.
03
May
2022
curlytales.com
Trip planning has never been easieropens in new window
Make your own selection: Customers arranging their flights with Booking.com can choose their seats, add their luggage requirements, select their meals, buy insurance and view the details of their flight reservation without ever leaving the Booking.com app. Book with confidence: It offers travellers flexi-ticket options for ultimate peace of mind. Multi-city itineraries: Along with single and return flight tickets, travellers can also arrange more complex and hyper-customised multi-city flight itineraries directly with Booking.com
29
Apr
2022
www.canindia.com
Taking the kids: It’s easy to travel more sustainablyopens in new window
Perhaps the pandemic was the tipping point for travelers wanting to travel more sustainably, suggests research from Booking.com, 83 percent of global travelers surveyed think sustainable travel is vital, with 61 percent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
28
Apr
2022
tucson.com
7 Must-Visit Food Halls to Inspire a Gastronomic Getawayopens in new window
Booking.com encourages foodies to indulge their love of amazing flavors and set off on a culinary adventure full of global delights and expertise by immersing yourself in local tastes in the best possible way: food halls. Offering a variety of styles from local favorites to international cuisine, try it all in a relaxed setting with fellow travellers and locals alike. With everything you need under one roof, there’s something for everyone, from vegans to meat eaters and everyone in between. Food halls can cater to all palettes.
28
Apr
2022
drifttravel.com
5 of our favorite eco-friendly resorts in New Englandopens in new window
Interest in eco-friendly, sustainable travel continues to soar. In a 2021 Booking.com survey, 61 percent of respondents said that the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. A 2021 survey by upscale travel company Virtuoso echoed the same sentiment; 82 percent of respondents said they want to travel more responsibly in the future.
28
Apr
2022
www.bostonglobe.com
8 of The Best Calgary Hotels You Have To Stay At, According To Travellersopens in new window
Guests on Booking.com shared their thoughts on eight downtown Calgary hotels that received the best reviews for affordable prices.
27
Apr
2022
www.narcity.com
Booking.com reveals the trends shaping sustainable travel in 2022opens in new window
Booking.com released its 2022 Sustainable Travel Research Report with insights gathered from more than 30,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories, highlighting that the impact of their trips remains top of mind, with 91 per cent of Indian travellers saying that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months – a 76 per cent increase over the company’s 2021 data.
27
Apr
2022
www.businesstraveller.com
Fetch The Carriages, You Can Now Stay In The Exact Villa From 'Downton Abbey: A New Era'opens in new window
Keen to draw the carriages and head to Villa Rocabella? You can rent the estate out from approximately AUD $707 per night at Booking.com.
26
Apr
2022
www.marieclaire.com.au
Community-based tourism: how your trip can make a positive impact on local peopleopens in new window
And the latest sustainability report by Booking.com showed that 73% of travellers would like to have authentic experiences that are representative of the local culture; 84% believe that preservation of cultural heritage is crucial; and 76% want to be sure that their economic impact is spread equally throughout society.
24
Apr
2022
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk
Green hotel Mr. C in Miami makes honoring Earth Day easy with sustainable but luxurious featuresopens in new window
Thanks to avoiding single-use plastics and unnecessary food waste, and using energy-efficient lighting as well as water-efficient systems, the property is tagged with a “Travel Sustainable Badge” on Booking.com. “With the rising concerns about the environment and global climate change, people everywhere are looking to find ways to do their part and have a positive impact, even while on vacation,” actor and environmental advocate Adrian Grenier, who partnered with Booking.com to promote the Sustainable Badge effort, wrote on Instagram. “When planning your next trip, look out for the properties with this badge which confirms they’ve taken significant steps to make sure your stay is more sustainable, enjoyable and environmentally responsible.”
22
Apr
2022
www.yahoo.com
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE TRENDS SHAPING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IN 2022opens in new window
Booking.com released new research, with insights gathered from more than 30,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories. This research is highlighting that the impact of their trips remains top of mind, with 57% of UK travellers saying that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 month. This demonstrates a 14% increase over what was surfaced through the company’s 2021 data.
22
Apr
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Earth Day: What you can do to help the environmentopens in new window
International travel website Booking.com released its Sustainable Travel Report for New Zealand on April 14. It found almost two thirds (63%) of Kiwi travellers wanted to travel more sustainably over the next 12 months. Booking.com allows Kiwis who want to make Earth-friendly travel choices to easily identify properties that have been recognised for their sustainability efforts with a Travel Sustainable badge.
22
Apr
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
You Can Get Engaged In The Friends Apartment Like Monica And Chandleropens in new window
The Friends Experience frequently offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. In May 2021, TFE teamed up with Booking.com to give fans a chance to actually sleep over in the Friends apartment, complete with access to Monica and Rachel’s purple door and Joey and Chandler’s foosball table.
21
Apr
2022
www.elitedaily.com
91% of Indian travellers prefer sustainable travel! Know more about the trend and the challengesopens in new window
Around 91% of the Indian travellers say that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months, which is a 15% increase compared to 2021, reveals a new 2022 Sustainable Travel Research Report by online travel agency Booking.com. The report further added that 94% of Indian travellers think that sustainable travel is very important, and 68% of them cited that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices.
20
Apr
2022
www.businessinsider.in
Travellers Expecting Higher Levels Of Transparencyopens in new window
GlobalData pointed to Booking.com as an eco-badge pioneer. In 2021, Booking.com announced the launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a global sustainability measure. Its framework is broken down into specific sustainability practices that properties can implement, including everything from eliminating single-use plastic toiletries to running on 100% renewable energy sources. Said Hollister: “By creating its own framework and methodology for its sustainability measure, Booking.com has demonstrated the time and resources it has invested in this initiative to provide travelers with sustainable alternatives. It is operating proactively to ensure it is not lagging behind the competition in terms of environmental performance.”
20
Apr
2022
www.travelpress.com
"Luxury" meets "local" with the trend of experiential luxury travelopens in new window
The monotony of the pandemic has set the tone for many travellers who, today, look for unique and differentiated experiences. "The emergence of experiential luxury travel is one of the outcomes of the pandemic, where Indian travellers look to engage in meaningful, mindful and sustainable travel," says Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Commercial Director APAC at Booking.com, a leading travel booking website. Sustainable Travel Report 2021 by the same portal revealed that 88 per cent of Indian travellers state that the pandemic has influenced them to want to travel more sustainably in the future.
20
Apr
2022
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Top sustainable holiday destinations for 2022opens in new window
More people are seeking authentic cultural experiences that gives back into local communities, while avoiding over-visited destinations and traveling outside of peak season to steer clear of dreaded crowds. Booking.com found that sustainable travel is important to 73 per cent of global travelers, while 43 per cent say that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices.
18
Apr
2022
www.msn.com
Booking.com Has Released its Sustainable Travel Report for 2022opens in new window
To shine a light on eco-friendly travel, Booking.com has released its 2022 Sustainable Travel Report. Insights gathered from more than 30,000 travelers across 32 countries and territories reveal a healthy and growing appetite for more sustainable travel options, and demand for more options across the globe.
16
Apr
2022
www.apartmenttherapy.com
TRAVELER INTEREST IN SUSTAINABILITY UP, BUT INFO LACKSopens in new window
In the last year, the number of consumers expressing interest in traveling more sustainably is up 10%, but many also say they don’t know how to find sustainable accommodations or only review a property’s sustainability efforts if the information is easily accessible. The data comes from a survey commissioned by Booking.com in February of more than 30,000 people from 32 countries and territories who had traveled at least once in the past 12 months and who plan to travel in 2022. Details are published in the brand's Sustainable Travel Report 2022. Seventy-one percent of global respondents say they want to travel more sustainably in the next year, up from 61% in a similar survey Booking.com conducted in April 2021.
14
Apr
2022
www.phocuswire.com
DESTINATIONS FOR KIWIS THIS EASTER 2022, REVEALED BY BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Easter is (almost) here and many have planned their trips to different cities and countries. Is your holiday location listed below? Long waits for passport renewals have been reported this year. Booking.com has revealed which destinations have had the highest search over the last month.
14
Apr
2022
www.thebreeze.co.nz
Desire to travel sustainably on the rise, poll revealsopens in new window
The Booking.com study found that a third (33%) of UK travellers stayed in a sustainable accommodation over the past year. Booking.com head of sustainability Danielle D’Silva said: “Seeing global travellers further engage with sustainable travel and showing increasing intent to make a positive impact while they experience the world is hugely encouraging – but it’s just the start.
14
Apr
2022
travelweekly.co.uk
Get, set, go! Bookings surge as international travel opens upopens in new window
The opening up of destinations and resumption of flights has restored confidence in travellers, says Ritu Mehrotra, regional commercial director APAC at Booking.com. She adds, “2022 is going to be the year when travellers make up for all their lost vacations. Whether it’s as a part of their self-care regime, the desire to connect with local communities, an opportunity to explore, or the thrill of saying yes to whatever opportunities come their way, it’s all about seizing the day and making every trip matter.”
13
Apr
2022
www.hindustantimes.com
National Pet Day: Five Things To Keep In Mind While Looking For A Pet-Friendly Accommodationopens in new window
It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pet behind while you embark on your next adventure. But with an increasing number of travellers looking to take their smaller halves with them as well as more and more accommodations and airlines catering to those with pets, there’s really no reason your furry adventurers can’t join in the fun. On the occasion of National Pet Day, Booking.com shares top tips on what to look for in a pet-friendly stay. With the summer travel season upon us along with the easing travel restrictions, now is the best time to explore the world with your furry companion by your side.
12
Apr
2022
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Popular family-run York business seeks new tenant as owners retireopens in new window
Minster Hub Accommodation & Zills Restaurant is surrounded by a busy licensed and retail circuit with high footfall and traffic movements and boasts a 9.6 rating on Booking.com, making it a great opportunity for an independent couple team or business partners looking to take on an established hospitality business which they can grow and make their own.
12
Apr
2022
uk.news.yahoo.com
Best UK destinations for a last minute Easter holiday getaway, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Do you fancy treating yourself to an Easter getaway but can't decide where to visit? Then do not panic as Booking.com have you covered, as it's revealed the UK's most popular destinations and the best spaces to stay. So whether you're looking for a city break, an action-packed stay or a serene retreat for yourself and your loved one or the family, we've got you covered. Take a look at the best Easter getaway destinations and start booking your well-earned mini-break.
09
Apr
2022
www.heraldscotland.com
Indians Planning to Head to Beach and Mountains for Vacations this Year, Reveals Surveyopens in new window
COVID-19 pandemic has pulled down the tourism industry and has created a huge impact on it. After confiding at home for two years, people are now wanting to step out and enjoy the summers like they used to do, by travelling. Summers have always been a time to escape to dreamy locations, be it beaches or mountains to beat the scorching heat of the cities. As the situation has almost come back to normal, travel website Booking.com did a survey to predict the travel pattern of people this year.
08
Apr
2022
www.news18.com
Indonesia’s Hospitality Growth Driven by Easing of Restrictionsopens in new window
Even as hopes for a return to normalcy have been set back several times with the emergence of variants — be it Delta or Omicron, Booking.com notes a surge in interest from inbound travelers, with Bali being one of the most popular destinations. “In terms of accommodations, traditional hotels remain a top traveler preference, followed by a growing appetite for resorts and villas,” said Nuno Guerreiro, regional director, South Asia-Pacific and chains at Booking.com. Along with resorts, villas and traditional hotels, the affordable accommodation units are also finding their place in Indonesia’s hospitality growth chart.
07
Apr
2022
skift.com
Booking.com Reveals The On-Trend Places Shaping Indian Travel Behaviour This Summeropens in new window
As India returns to some levels of normalcy after two years of the pandemic, there is a renewed sense of travel optimism - more so with the summer holiday season upon us. As per Booking.com’s Travel Predictions 2022 research released earlier, 83% of Indian travellers agreed that they will say yes to any vacation if their budget allows, a testament to travellers’ deep desire to explore the world once again, while 65% of Indian travellers said that they won’t mind where they go on vacation as long as it’s the type of trip they want.
06
Apr
2022
www.outlookindia.com
PET-FRIENDLY PROPERTIES AND STAYCATIONS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS W/ BOOKING.COMopens in new window
April is National Pet Month so here at Booking.com, we have compiled a list of some of our best-rated pet-friendly staycations, including the top five rated pet-friendly UK destinations – for you and your furry, four-legged friends to enjoy. If you are looking for a city break or a remote countryside retreat, Booking.com has a pet-friendly property for you. So, whether dog walks are top of the itinerary, or a cosy night in with your cat is more your cup of tea, you can be sure we have you covered – and no need to leave your beloved pet behind next time you plan a holiday.
05
Apr
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
83% Indian travellers will go for summer vacation if budget allowsopens in new window
As the country returns to normalcy after two years of the pandemic, 83% of domestic travellers have said they will say yes to vacation if their budget allows. As per Booking.com, a Dutch online travel agency for lodging reservations said in its 'Travel Predictions 2022 that 65% of Indian travellers said that they won’t mind where they go on vacation as long as it’s the type of trip they want.
04
Apr
2022
www.livemint.com
Pretty village 40 minutes from London with a beautiful ex-royal castle you can stay in opens in new window
But if you’d rather have a long weekend than a day out, that’s more than possible. There’s plenty of rentals and B&Bs available through Booking.com , but without a doubt the most exciting has to be Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast . Rooms are located in the castle’s Astor Wind and Anne Boleyn Wing, away from the area that day visitors get access to.
04
Apr
2022
www.msn.com
"Luxury" meets "local" with the trend of experiential luxury travelopens in new window
The monotony of the pandemic has set the tone for many travellers who, today, look for unique and differentiated experiences. "The emergence of experiential luxury travel is one of the outcomes of the pandemic, where Indian travellers look to engage in meaningful, mindful and sustainable travel," says Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Commercial Director APAC at Booking.com, a leading travel booking website. Sustainable Travel Report 2021 by the same portal revealed that 88 per cent of Indian travellers state that the pandemic has influenced them to want to travel more sustainably in the future. "Travellers now have a more eco-conscious mindset where there is an increased intent to be mindful of their impact on the destinations, and a desire to connect authentically with local communities," adds Mehrotra.
31
Mar
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
How To Embrace Travel As Self-Care When Getting Anywhere Costs So Muchopens in new window
“For example, in the Genius loyalty program by Booking.com, you can receive bonus discounts on selected accommodation ― sometimes up to 15%, and some hotels also offer free room upgrades,” McIntosh said.
31
Mar
2022
news.yahoo.com
How To Embrace Travel As Self-Care When Getting Anywhere Costs So Muchopens in new window
“For example, in the Genius loyalty program by Booking.com, you can receive bonus discounts on selected accommodation ― sometimes up to 15%, and some hotels also offer free room upgrades,” McIntosh said.
31
Mar
2022
www.huffpost.com
5 Travel Insights From Skift Forum Europe 2022opens in new window
Booking.com has seen double-digit growth in France, the UK, and Germany. “There’s been a strong trend since January for summer,” said Carlo Olejniczak, vice president and managing director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Booking.com.
25
Mar
2022
skift.com
15 Travel Trends That will Change the Industryopens in new window
In research data released by Booking.com on Oct. 19, more than 53% of 1,000 Americans surveyed in an online poll this summer said it’s important that their vacation is beneficial to the local communities they visit. That same Booking.com survey revealed that 64% of Americans polled want money they spend when traveling to go back to the local community they visit, and 65% of U.S. respondents want to have authentic experiences representative of the local culture they’re visiting.
24
Mar
2022
www.travelagewest.com
Booking.com’s Europe Recovery Lifted by Neighbors Traveling Cross-Borderopens in new window
Europe’s tourists may be collectively cautious, but they’re booking summer holidays at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic. That’s the viewpoint from Booking.com, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents, which has seen cross-border sales recover to above 2019 numbers since the start of the year.
24
Mar
2022
skift.com
Here's what post-pandemic travel might look like this summeropens in new window
Booking.com’s ‘Travel Predictions 2022’ survey breaks down the Indian traveller’s preferences: For 38% of travellers, stepping outside of their comfort zone helps them reset. For some, it’s trying new cuisines (56%) or hearing a new language (43%) that rejuvenates them. But what does the post-2020 traveller look like? As it turns out, very different from the pre-Covid counterpart.
23
Mar
2022
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Friends' inspired townhome in the Heights is now for sale for $330,000opens in new window
The townhome, like the show's New York apartment setting, has purple walls, turquoise kitchen cabinets and eclectic decor. On the show, the apartment, which was rented by characters Monica and Rachel, had two bedrooms, a balcony and a large living room. In 2021, Booking.com offered a 'Friends' apartment in New York to rent.
23
Mar
2022
www.msn.com
Easter breaks: these are the 9 most popular UK destinations booked by travellers, according to Booking.comopens in new window
With the promise of four days away from work, a quick trip away to somewhere still close to home makes the staycations a perfect option for a last-minute getaway. But where to go and where to stay? Well, Booking.com has unveiled the most popular destinations booked by travellers from the UK over the Easter break, including city breaks, action-packed stays and serene retreats – and we’ve listed them here so you can get your travel plans in order.
23
Mar
2022
www.stylist.co.uk
Boise isn’t the top dog-friendly vacation city in the U.S.? Throw us a bone!opens in new window
Thinking about taking your dog on vacation this summer? (After all, today — March 23 — is National Puppy Day.) Online travel agency Booking.com has published a study ranking “The Best Dog Friendly Vacations in the U.S.”
23
Mar
2022
ca.sports.yahoo.com
Best sites to book vacations from Canada 2022opens in new window
Booking.com: This full-service holiday package planner’s main page is full of inspiration and input from fellow travellers. Find hotel accommodations, business apartments, trains, planes, rental cars and airport taxis on this site that seems to do a lot of catering to business travellers, too.
23
Mar
2022
financialpost.com
Riding the recovery wave - The tourism economyopens in new window
“India market is an incredible opportunity for anybody who wants to be in the travel industry. I do believe that we need to continue to do what we are doing, which is making sure that Booking.com is a well recognized travel player in India and able to give a great service that we do throughout the world so that Indian [consumers] get the benefits of all the things that we offer,” said Fogel
22
Mar
2022
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Easter Escapes with Booking.comopens in new window
Mark the occasion this Easter by making most of getaways right here in the UK. Whether you’re looking for a city break, an action-packed stay or a serene retreat, Booking.com has the widest choice of incredible staycations to cater for all tastes and budgets, for solo travellers, families and friends (and pets).
22
Mar
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
International Day Of Happiness: Top 5 Destinations in Indiaopens in new window
On the occasion of International Day of Happiness on the 20th of March, Booking.com has selected five of the top destinations with the best mood-boosting activities based on traveller reviews. From scuba diving in the Andamans to calming yoga on the beach in Varkala, incorporate a mood-boosting activity into your next vacation to make it the most joyful yet.
19
Mar
2022
www.outlookindia.com
These Booking.com Getaway Deals Will Have You Packing Your Suitcase So Fast, It’ll Make Your Head Spinopens in new window
Sick of being cooped up at home? As Lenny Kravtiz once said, “I want to get away, I want to fly away.” (Trust us, so do we all nowadays, Mr. Kravitz.) If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug recently, but aren’t looking to spend an arm and a leg, not to fret: Booking.com—aka the king of online travel agencies—has come to the rescue with its 2022 Getaway Deals plan.
16
Mar
2022
www.purewow.com
An insight into where Indians are travelling for Holi this yearopens in new window
It’s that time of the year when the weather is still pleasant for a quick getaway before it gets too hot. With the festival of colours just round the corner coupled with a long weekend, Indians travellers are taking this opportunity to spend the Holi weekend away from home. Ahead of the upcoming long weekend, Booking.com revealed the top booked domestic destinations and accommodation types by Indian travellers from March 18, 2022 to March 20, 2022 to celebrate Holi.
16
Mar
2022
www.businesstraveller.com
What is Booking.com? Find out everything you need to know about saving big on hotel staysopens in new window
It's not too late to pack your bags and enjoy a last-minute spring break trip or plan an impromptu weekend getaway. To help get you out the door and on vacation, Booking.com is currently offering new travel deals that can save you 15% or more on hotel stays. Ready to go?
16
Mar
2022
eu.usatoday.com
WHERE TO GO NOW: HIGH-SOCIETY STAYS ON BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, Bath is oozing with culture and history. This has made the city the main filming location of the hugely popular TV series known for its high-society families, decadent dresses, powerful romances and glamorous lifestyles, which took the world by storm. To celebrate the show’s return on the 25th March, and with 25% of travellers wanting to travel to a destination because of what they saw in a movie or TV show,* Booking.com is sharing three stunning stays inspired by the filming locations.
15
Mar
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Six best luxury hotels in each of the six ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup locationsopens in new window
New Zealanders love their cricket - so it's great news that the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup has just kicked off in Aotearoa! As the official accommodation and experience partner of the event, Booking.com has put together a list of the most luxurious hotels in each of the cities where matches will be held for those making the pilgrimage to catch the match action across the country. Cricket fans will be able to live in luxury while attending the global sporting event, making a luxe staycation out of this backyard occasion.
14
Mar
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
Expert tips to help you book your next vacationopens in new window
Booking.com: This full-service holiday package planner’s main page is full of inspiration and input from fellow travellers.
11
Mar
2022
torontosun.com
Choose your next destination from the list of 'Most Welcoming Cities in India'opens in new window
For those looking for something truly special to inspire their future travels, Booking.com unveiled the 'Most Welcoming Cities in India for 2022'. From off-the-radar beach breaks and nature escapades to scenic backwaters and wellness getaways, this year’s destinations have all been selected for consistently providing outstanding hospitality, as evidenced by verified reviews from real travellers.
07
Mar
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Can corporate hotels survive the green travel revolution?opens in new window
Booking.com launched its Travel Sustainable badge last year. This new initiative enables users to choose accommodation that's been deemed eco-conscious by over 30 third-party organisations. Being a conscious traveller is about more than just protecting the environment though. It means considering the people that live in the places you visit too.
07
Mar
2022
www.euronews.com
This couple spends 7 months of each year globetrotting — here’s how they traveled for 16 days on a $7,200 budgetopens in new window
Generally speaking, Miller and Feldman say, they like to avoid tourist traps – preferring instead to learn what “real life is like” in a given region. For this trip, they spent about $16 each to stay with a local family for one night in the countryside near Ganja, Azerbaijan. They found the homestay opportunity on booking.com.
07
Mar
2022
www.cnbc.com
What is Booking.com? Find out everything you need to know about saving big on hotel staysopens in new window
Got the travel bug? If you're looking to get away and soak up the sun during the last few weeks of winter, Booking.com has great hotel deals right now that can save you 15% or more. The Early 2022 Deals are available now through Thursday, March 31, so you’ll want to book your next getaway now.
04
Mar
2022
eu.usatoday.com
Bachelor stars turned travelling couple list the BEST holiday homes they've visited in Australiaopens in new window
Holly and Jimmy may have travelled together but according to Booking.com the average Australian (55%) wants to meet new people - or a new partner - on their next trip.
04
Mar
2022
www.dailymail.co.uk
INDIA'S 'MOST WELCOMING PLACES' FOR 2022opens in new window
With easing of travel restrictions, travelling will gradually pick up pace once again. So, if you are keen to head to lesser-known places within the country, read on. For this, a digital travel company, Booking.com, curated 10 idyllic destinations as per traveller reviews, and ranked them as the most welcoming cities in India for 2022. Check out to find if your favourite destination is in this esteemed list.
03
Mar
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The UK's most welcoming towns for your next staycation according to Booking.comopens in new window
The pandemic opened many people's eyes to the joys of holidaying in the UK. Staycations are expected to boom again in 2022 despite the lifting of Covid restrictions making it easier to travel abroad again. If you're looking for inspiration for your next UK adventure, travel website Booking.com has shared the most welcoming towns and cities for your trip - and where to stay according to travellers who reviewed them. They were all highlighted for consistently providing outstanding hospitality to travellers part of Booking.com's Traveller Review Awards 2022.
26
Feb
2022
www.walesonline.co.uk
British Columbia’s Coast Mountain region is packed with adventureopens in new window
Booking.com’s 2022 Travel Predictions research says 74 per cent of Canadians surveyed affirm that travel helps their mental and emotional well-being more than other forms of relaxation. Those who are planning travel are searching out destinations where they can incorporate outdoor and wellness practices.
25
Feb
2022
financialpost.com
What to do on a long weekend in and around Christchurchopens in new window
There’s so many great options in Hanmer – I’d definitely recommend getting on Booking.com and having a good search.
25
Feb
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Luxury Hotels with divine dining experiencesopens in new window
Kiwi travellers often thirst to escape mundane life when on holiday and what escape is better than a luxury hotel getaway? For those looking to feed their wanderlust (and themselves!) food can play a pivotal role in a traveller’s experience. If you want to explore the culinary gems of New Zealand, Booking.com suggests these luxurious hotels with great restaurants where you can wine and dine until your stomach is content.
23
Feb
2022
www.remixmagazine.com
‘The Most Welcoming Cities’ in India for 2022opens in new window
From off-the-radar beach breaks and nature escapades to scenic backwaters and wellness getaways, this year’s Most Welcoming Cities in India for 2022 by Booking.com have all been selected for consistently providing outstanding hospitality.
19
Feb
2022
ianslife.in
Sami Muirhead congratulates the cafe dishing out kindness in Australia's friendliest townopens in new window
Where do you think the friendliest locals live in all of Australia? It is Maleny, according to travel giant booking.com and its annual Traveller Review Awards. Maleny has won top place for the second year in a row in the Most Welcoming Town in Australia, taken from millions of traveller reviews. These scored destinations and attractions on criteria such as staff friendliness and value for money. Montville came ninth on the list.
18
Feb
2022
www.sunshinecoastnews.com.au
Retirees are taking the plunge into solo travel—and loving itopens in new window
In 2018, a Booking.com study of 20,500 travellers worldwide found that 40 per cent of those aged 55 to 64 had taken a solo trip in the past year. Industry research also suggests that the future of solo travel is decidedly female—half the intrepid clients of Overseas Adventure Travel, a travel company geared to those over 50, are solo travellers, and 85 per cent of those solo travellers are women.
17
Feb
2022
www.macleans.ca
Idris Elba Packs on The PDA With Wife Sabrina Dhowre In Valentine’s Day Videoopens in new window
The Valentine’s Day video comes on the heels of Idris’s Super Bowl LVI commercial. As the spokesperson for Booking.com, Idris said that “we have never been accused of being flashy, sexy, or lit” at the start of the spot, which is a strange thing for PEOPLE magazine’s 2018 choice for Sexiest Man Alive would say. “We take our business very seriously, but not ourselves, and that’s also something you will see in the campaign,” said Arjan Dijk, Booking.com’s SVP and chief marketing officer, to Adweek about the spot. “We really want to remind people of travel and how you can do that very easily with Booking.com.”
16
Feb
2022
hollywoodlife.com
Data finds 77 per cent of Indians hopeful on ‘travel romance’opens in new window
A recent research by digital travel company Booking.com has revealed that finding holiday romances is expected to be on Indian travellers’ agenda this year. With people celebrating love this month, the company’s Travel Predictions 2022 research revealed that 2022 will be the year for travellers to make new connections. Interestingly, while they will continue to swap left and right on dating apps, travellers are expected to do it while on a trip. Meaning, they will be making use of their favourite dating apps while on vacay in 2022 with ‘travel’ providing an exciting opportunity to find ‘love’.
14
Feb
2022
indianexpress.com
Idris Elba Can’t Get The Words Right In Outtakes From Super Bowl Adopens in new window
Idris Elba’s new Big Game ad might’ve looked relaxing, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some hilarious rough spots during filming. In the Super Bowl ad for Booking.com, the “Luther” star promotes the travel company and pokes fun at its unimaginative name. But in another video, Booking.com shared outtakes from the ad, revealing Elba flubbing his lines and joking around on the set. “I lost my marshmallow,” Elba complains during one take sitting by a campfire.
14
Feb
2022
etcanada.com
Valentine's Day 2022: Book a weekend getaway as most romantic UK cities revealedopens in new window
As Valentine's Day approaches you may want to start planning a little treat for your significant other. And if you have the idea of a weekend getaway but are not sure where to visit, then we have the perfect answer for you. Share To Buy has rounded up the most romantic cities in the UK and thanks to Booking.com we even have the best hotels you can stay in during your visit. Find out where to spend the weekend this Valentine's Day.
14
Feb
2022
www.oxfordmail.co.uk
Watch all the commercials from the 2022 Super Bowlopens in new window
Booking.com’s airs debut Super Bowl ad as it tries to unlock the desire to travel again. Booking.com is reviving its “Booking.yeah” campaign of 2013 with its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, starring actor and director Idris Elba. The company, which owns Kayak, Priceline and OpenTable, is trying to look past the pandemic. “You can feel there’s a tremendous amount of desire to travel right now,” said Glenn Fogel, CEO and president of Booking Holdings, the parent company of Booking.com, in an interview. “We think this is a great time to reintroduce Booking.com and bring forward this lighthearted idea of travel.”
14
Feb
2022
www.cnbc.com
The Most Notable Trend In 2022 Super Bowl Advertising? Humoropens in new window
Even Super Bowl teasers, such as one with Idris Elba for Booking.com, are taking a humorous bent.
13
Feb
2022
www.forbes.com
The 56 most interesting people to watch around Super Bowl 2022opens in new window
The English actor, and People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2018, will be center stage of a Booking.com commercial.
12
Feb
2022
nypost.com
Surprise Your Loved One With An Offbeat Destination for Valentine’s Dayopens in new window
Every year on February 14, millions of people across the world send their loved ones Valentine’s Day cards, red roses, and gifts to celebrate romance. But, undeniably, the gift of a romantic getaway to a new destination works so much better than all of these! To help you plan a trip to remember, Booking.com has curated a list of romantic getaways at hidden gems across India that boast ethereal beauty and promise the two of you uninterrupted time to bond. Whether you’re looking for palm trees and sunny shores or want to snuggle up in a hillside cabin, make sure to check out these lesser-known romantic spots for the best Valentine’s Day getaway in 2022. And sure, you might not get a spot this weekend, but the whole month could be counted as a nod to St Valentine, right? Or, may we be as bold as to suggest: the whole year. After all, romance is year-round, right?
11
Feb
2022
www.femina.in
Discover the best early 2022 travel deals on hotels, flights, cruises and moreopens in new window
Booking.com might be a stellar destination for all forms of travel but for a limited time, the site is offering 15% off (or more!) a variety of hotel stays between now and Thursday, March 31. When booking, you can browse by specific locations in the search bar or choose from one of the highlighted major cities offering deals, such as New York City, San Antonio or Honolulu. Conveniently, Booking.com even labels how many deals are available in each city so that you can easily determine where you will have the best luck finding a discount for the dates of your stay.
11
Feb
2022
eu.indystar.com
Romantic destinations around the worldopens in new window
Every year on the 14th of February millions of people send their Valentine’s Day cards, flowers and gifts to celebrate one of the most romantic days of the year, and for those wishing to truly spoil their loved ones, a romantic getaway for two is a must. Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world to reveal eight romantic destinations in Hong Kong and around the world* to indulge your loved one this Valentine’s Day. You’ll be spoiled for choice from a romantic break on a local island to a more adventurous escapade in Las Vegas. Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and sweep your partner off their feet with an enchanting break for two, whether locally or overseas.
11
Feb
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
From Zendaya to Schwarzenegger, celebs pack Super Bowl adsopens in new window
The “Luther” actor explains while the name ”Booking.com" isn't flashy, the company is good at helping people book travel.
11
Feb
2022
www.tsn.ca
Super Bowl 2022: Watch this year's ads hereopens in new window
Booking.com: Idris Elba with his Spokes-Blokes
10
Feb
2022
calgarysun.com
NEW SPOKESPERSON Who stars in the Booking.com Super Bowl commercial?opens in new window
WHEN Super Bowl Sunday arrives, there are a lot of things to look forward to, from the munchies to the halftime performance, and the game itself, but there are also the iconic commercials. The new Booking.com commercial has three familiar faces that aim to attract viewers. The 2022 Super Bowl commercial for Booking.com features actor Idris Elba seeking assistance from two men who have starred in their own commercials: Jonathan Goldsmith and Isaiah Mustafa.
09
Feb
2022
www.thesun.co.uk
Booking.com Super Bowl ad looks to tap ‘tremendous’ desire to travel, CEO saysopens in new window
Booking.com is reviving its “Booking.yeah” campaign of 2013 in its first-ever commercial during the big game. The ad, starring actor and director Idris Elba, debuts the same day as a company vacation giveaway via social media valued at $500,000. The Super Bowl spot is just the first of several ads that will air during Booking.com’s five-week campaign, which features a mix of 30- and 15-second commercials starring Elba.
09
Feb
2022
www.cnbc.com
Five Last-Minute Valentine’s Weekend Breaks To Impress Your Other Halfopens in new window
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t planned something romantic with the one you love yet, you’ll want to keep scrolling for the best last-minute Valentine’s weekend break ideas in the UK and Ireland. After research from Booking.com found that 50% of Britons are looking to travel with a companion who 'just says "yes"' and is happy to go with the flow in 2022, we thought we'd bring you five of our favourite places to escape for a spontaneous getaway this February.
09
Feb
2022
www.elle.com
Stansted: The unbelievably stunning city 3 hours from London featured in the James Bond films dubbed the 'most welcoming' city in the worldopens in new window
Located in the southern Italian religion of Basilicata, Matera is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the entire world, possibly third after Aleppo and Jericho. It’s also been crowned the “Most welcoming city on Earth”, according to Booking.com. The travel website looked at everything from outstanding hospitality from over 232 million reviews. Booking.com praised Matera for it’s eclectic history, great food, stunning architecture, and hilltop scenery.
09
Feb
2022
www.mylondon.news
Idris Elba Talks Travel, His New Super Bowl Ad, And Where He’s Booking His Next Tripopens in new window
Travel will be making a big comeback this Super Bowl Sunday. Just ask Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor, filmmaker and now the new face of Booking.com Idris Elba, whose cheeky new ad will officially air for the first time during the big game. In a special sneak peek of the reprised Booking.yeah ad, Elba can be seen traveling from a luxury hotel to a cabin in the woods and a tropical beach — and self-deprecating Super Bowl ad-humor aside, while Booking.com may not be as “flashy, sexy or lit,” as its competitors, Elba definitely helps up the brand’s cool factor. I caught up with Elba in an exclusive Q & A, and from his thoughts on what makes him a good ambassador for Booking.com to his favorite travel destinations and where he’s most looking forward to booking his next trip, here’s what the Luther star had to say.
09
Feb
2022
www.forbes.com
BOOKING.COM CELEBRATES THEIR FIRST EVER BIG GAME WITH SWEEPSTAKES COMPETITIONopens in new window
Sports fans among you may have heard the news about Booking.com’s forthcoming ad spot during the “big game” taking place in the US. The Super Bowl is well known in the US for its adverts and its half-time show will feature an epic advert, with award-winning actor, filmmaker and musician, Idris Elba. The global travel leader is pleased to announce a sweepstakes launching in conjunction with kickoff on 13th February for those staying up to enjoy the action. To celebrate their first-ever “big game” spot, Booking.com will be giving away up to almost £400,000 – 100 trips at up to £3,700.00 each – during the game inspired by any of the amazing destinations featured in this year’s adverts, including Booking.com’s spot. So while international viewers may not have a team they’re backing to win the “big game”, they might just win big themselves!
08
Feb
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Proud to feature again, high in most welcoming town listopens in new window
In the face of yet another year of the global pandemic, Oamaru’s charm has continued to shine through. For the second year in a row, the North Otago town has been named among the top 10 most welcoming towns in New Zealand. On Booking.com’s list of most welcoming towns, as part of the website’s annual guest review awards, Oamaru claimed the No3 spot this year. Hokitika was named most welcoming town, the title Oamaru held last year, and Lake Tekapo was No2.
07
Feb
2022
www.odt.co.nz
These Super Bowl 2022 Commercials Might Be Better Than the Game Itselfopens in new window
Booking.com. British actor and rumored James Bond candidate Idris Elba enlists the help of advertising legends for his first Super Bowl commercial voice-acting gig.
07
Feb
2022
www.glamour.com
Vancouver ranked #1 city for most sustainable hotels in the worldopens in new window
The holiday website booking engine introduced a sustainability badge in November 2021 that allows users to sort through the most eco-friendly accommodations. Using the sustainability filter, the company determined how many eco-conscious hotels are available in each city and then compared that number to the total number of hotels listed to create a percentage score.  
07
Feb
2022
www.vancouverisawesome.com
6 Travel Trends For 2022opens in new window
“We expect to see a more eco-conscious mindset in 2022, as people become more aware of their environmental impact and look to reduce their carbon footprint – consumers will expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable options. Many travellers will also visit alternative destinations they might not have previously considered in a bid to avoid travelling during peak season.” – Ryan Pearson, regional manager at Booking.com.
04
Feb
2022
sheerluxe.com
Where Kiwis are heading this Waitangi weekendopens in new window
Booking.com New Zealand area manager Todd Lacey said this Waitangi weekend may be quieter for most parts of the country as last year “was pre-empted by four months of level 1 restrictions and very little community transmission”, which meant consumer confidence in domestic travel was higher and many Kiwis had recently travelled without issue over the New Year period.
04
Feb
2022
www.stuff.co.nz
Watch Every Must-See Commercial From Super Bowl 2022opens in new window
Booking.com Ad Starring Idris Elba. Idris Elba calls up iconic spokespeople Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice Guy) and Jonathan Goldsmith (The World's Most interesting Man) for advice ahead of his Super Bowl commercial for Booking.com.
03
Feb
2022
www.eonline.com
Super Bowl 2022: These are the best commercials released so faropens in new window
Booking.com finds a new spokesperson in Idris Elba. In the preview clip, the actor rehearses for his role as the booking website’s newest spokesperson, only to be told by fellow spokespersons Isaiah Mustafa and Jonathan Goldsmith that he needs some work.
03
Feb
2022
au.news.yahoo.com
Most welcoming towns and cities in the UK - top ‘picturesque’ spot has ‘unique character’opens in new window
Travel booking site, Booking.com has discovered the most welcoming towns and cities in the UK for staycations. It used more than 232 million reviews to find the best spot. The most welcoming spot in the UK was the picturesque town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Booking.com said: “Rich in history and surrounded with picturesque scenery, watersides and natural beauty, Enniskillen is one of the largest towns in County Fermanagh, located almost exactly in the centre of Northern Ireland. “Serving as the ideal base to explore the wonderful charm of County Fermanagh, guests will not be disappointed by the range of places to visit and experience. “From the many impressive castles and museums to tasteful galleries and cosy cafes, you will be able to sense Enniskillen’s unique character everywhere you go.”
02
Feb
2022
www.express.co.uk
WARM WELCOME Four Scots towns among Booking.com’s top 10 most welcoming in UKopens in new window
Maybe you prefer to be immersed in beautiful scenery or enchanting landscapes, or perhaps the kids want the excitement of a pleasure park or to potter around on a beach. But one thing that really matters when choosing your next holiday destination is how friendly the locals are. Booking.com has come to the rescue thanks to their Traveller Review Awards 2022, which has revealed the most welcoming towns and cities in the UK - with four in Scotland making the top 10. The towns have been selected for consistently providing outstanding hospitality to travellers, so why not have a quick look for some inspiration before you plan your next staycation.
01
Feb
2022
www.thescottishsun.co.uk
Booking.com awards: Northern Ireland has four of UK’s most welcoming tourist locationsopens in new window
Booking.com revealed that Enniskillen top the list of friendliest places for the third year in a row based on the proportion of properties receiving one of its Traveller Review Awards in 2022. The coastal towns of Ballycastle and Bushmills also made the list in third and sixth place, and another seaside town – Newcastle – finished joint ninth.
01
Feb
2022
www.msn.com
Vaccination is the ‘proven future’ of the travel industry, says Booking.comopens in new window
Laura Houldsworth of the online travel agency discusses some of the travel trends in Southeast Asia that the company has observed during the pandemic, as well as what the omicron Covid variant might mean for the industry.
31
Jan
2022
www.cnbc.com
72% Indian travellers to look for latest travel tech innovations for new experiences: Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com’s recently unveiled ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’ reveals how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022 and how the dependency on technology will increase as travellers plan their future travels. Technology will play a key role in supporting spontaneity with increased optionality to book on the go and the flexibility to adapt plans and follow where the adventure leads. As per the report, 72 per cent of Indian travellers are looking to the latest travel technology innovations to offer a ‘wildcard’ or surprise option of a completely new travel experience that’s suggested based on their past preferences or budget to help them seize every new potential opportunity.
31
Jan
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
The most welcoming regions on Earth have been revealed and one iconic Aussie destination has made the listopens in new window
The most welcoming regions on Earth have been announced for 2022, and our very own region of Tasmania has snagged a spot in the top three. Research conducted by Booking.com has drawn upon more than 232 million verified reviews from travellers to conclude the results of the top ten places with the best hospitality in the world. The research also looked at Australian cities to reveal the most welcoming regions within our own nation. And, the results of the list prove just how welcoming Aussie's really are — even in the face of a pandemic.
31
Jan
2022
travel.nine.com.au
10 FRIENDLIEST DESTINATIONS TO TRAVEL TO IN 2022opens in new window
When you are planning to travel to a new destination, if the said destination is welcoming to travellers, it can make your trip a memorable one. Working on these lines, Booking.com has compiled its list of Most Welcoming Cities on Earth for 2022 list. After analysing 232 million of its verified reviews, it has released a list of top 10 cities across the globe, ranging from island escapes and mountain towns that are more welcoming to their visitors. As per the study, these are the 10 friendliest destinations across the globe that you can plan to travel to in the near future.
28
Jan
2022
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Technology-driven travel in 2022: Here’s what Indians are interested in and what they can expectopens in new window
Digital travel company Booking.com recently released its ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022 and how dependency on technology will increase this year.
28
Jan
2022
indianexpress.com
10 cities have just been named the ‘most welcoming’ in the worldopens in new window
Travelers who have been stuck at home for nearly two years are ready to see the world. With pent-up travel demand at an all-time high, the toughest decision seems to be where to go. Those looking to be welcomed with open arms need look no further than Matera, Italy. The Southern Italian city took the top spot in Booking.com’s just-released list of “the most welcoming places on Earth.”
27
Jan
2022
nypost.com
Your 2022 travel escape based on your Chinese zodiacopens in new window
Chinese New Year 2022 will be celebrated on 1 February and while we say goodbye to the year of the Ox, 2022 welcomes in the year of the Tiger, an animal sign known to be brave, confident and thrill-seeking. To celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger, Booking.com has delved into its endorsement data, which is based on the most recommended and relevant destinations by global travellers for nightlife, skydiving, wildlife, hiking, art, beach, road trip, camping, culture, relaxation, friendly people and theme parks, to select destinations for each Chinese zodiac sign that are most recommended by real travellers and have matched these insights with the typical characteristics and personality traits of the animal sign. Whether a brave Tiger seeking an exhilarating escape, a Rabbit yearning for an artistic but romantic trip or a fearless dragon looking for a wild experience, Booking.com brings you the destinations to explore based on your zodiac animal personality.
27
Jan
2022
www.traveldailymedia.com
These Are the 10 Friendliest Cities Around the Globe, According to Booking.com Reviewsopens in new window
When it comes to traveling to a new destination, a little kindness can go a long way. Booking.com is putting that spirit at the forefront with yesterday's release of its Most Welcoming Cities on Earth for 2022 list. Chosen after analyzing 232 million of its verified reviews, the top 10 cities criss-cross the globe ranging from charming mountain towns to surprising island escapes. Topping this year's list is the southern Italian city of Matera, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited areas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, it's known for its natural caves — many of which serve as accommodations like Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita — in addition to its welcoming community.
26
Jan
2022
www.travelandleisure.com
Guide to green travel: Planning and financing a sustainable vacationopens in new window
Sustainable and responsible travel has been on the rise with environmental and socially conscious travelers for years. And now, this desire to travel more intentionally has reached the mainstream travel market. According to a 2020 study by Booking.com, more than 53 percent of travelers express that traveling more sustainably in the future is a priority to them.
25
Jan
2022
www.msn.com
BOOKING.COM’S MOST WELCOMING CITIES ON EARTH FOR 2022opens in new window
For those looking for something truly special to inspire their future travels, Booking.com is unveiling the Most Welcoming Cities on Earth for 2022*. From off-the-radar island escapes, historic cities and architectural marvels to pristine mountain getaways, this year’s 10 destinations have all been selected for consistently providing outstanding hospitality, as evidenced by more than 232 million verified reviews from real Booking.com travellers. Whether it’s an eco-friendly farm stay, a secluded villa, a cosy B&B or a beautiful boutique hotel with all the bells and whistles, Booking.com has surfaced a uniquely outstanding place to stay in each of this year’s most welcoming destinations to make it easier for everyone to explore the range of welcoming, one-of-a-kind experiences on offer in each one.
25
Jan
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Technology helps alleviate anxiety around travelling: Booking.com researchopens in new window
Booking.com recently released its ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’, to how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022 and how the dependency on technology will increase as travellers plan their future travels. Around 69 per cent would be interested in an innovative service that could predict which countries will be safe to visit even months in advance, or could automatically suggest destinations that are easy to travel to now based on their country’s and the destination’s current Covid-19 requirements (67 per cent).
24
Jan
2022
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Wellness Travel Trends To Watch in 2022opens in new window
People are increasingly looking to “switch off” from work mode completely in order to fully immerse themselves in their destinations, and enjoy some worry-free rest and relaxation. It’s a departure from the 2021 “Bleisure” trend, which was given rise by increased job flexibility and remote work options being widely afforded to employees amid COVID-19. According to Booking.com’s research, “in 2022 we’ll see a significant rise in people wanting to take back control in a bid to firmly re-establish a healthy work-life balance as vacation time itself will be strictly work-free for three-quarters of travelers (73 percent) in 2022.”
24
Jan
2022
www.travelpulse.com
79 percent of Indian travellers interested in predictive tech that points out which countries are safe to visit: Booking.com researchopens in new window
Along with practically every aspect of our lives, the course of travel has been redefined repeatedly over the past year and a half, with seismic shifts propelling us towards a continuously evolving version of the ‘new normal.’ And while COVID-19 is not yet in the rearview mirror, an indefatigable sense of hope is beginning to take its place. To explore this hope for travel, Booking.com recently released its ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022 and how the dependency on technology will increase as travellers plan their future travels.
20
Jan
2022
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
THE CONSUMER TRENDS SEEPING INTO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRYopens in new window
In recent months, various reports have highlighted the challenges for consumers around the lack of access to sustainable travel choices as well as cost. For travel companies, barriers such as a lack of urgency and resources are flagged as the main issues. But consumers want more sustainable options from travel brands, according to a Booking.com report, and they maintain they are willing to pay more for them.
20
Jan
2022
www.phocuswire.com
The Drum’s Super Bowl LVI ad scoreboardopens in new window
As part of its larger strategy to entice traveling following pandemic blues, Booking.com has purchased a 30-second spot in this year’s game.
20
Jan
2022
www.thedrum.com
ENJOY THE UK’S BEST CITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AND STAYS WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
There’s nothing like exploring a city on foot to get a real feel of the place. It’s the best way to discover hidden gems, interact with locals and have an experience as authentic as possible, all while keeping the environment top of mind. And if your feet become weary, explore the sights sustainably on public transport or on a bike. According to Booking.com research, more than half (57%)* of UK travellers are planning to take slower modes of transport to reduce their environmental impact in 2022. Additionally, 78%** of UK travellers are looking to prioritise sustainability accreditation when it comes to choosing a place to stay. Booking.com shares six of the UK’s best cities for sustainable transport options, including the top sustainable stays certified with Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable Badge.
19
Jan
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Has the Pandemic Undermined Off-Season Deals?opens in new window
In 2020, a survey from Booking.com found that 58 percent of American travelers were more likely to travel during off-peak seasons — to avoid crowds and the risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 — than they were before the pandemic. In 2021, it found the sentiment grew: nearly seven in 10 travelers said they would choose an alternative destination in order to avoid peak season.
19
Jan
2022
www.nytimes.com
2022 And Beyond: Sustainability In Hospitality And Tourismopens in new window
As we enter 2022, we hope and foresee the hospitality industry taking mindful steps to implement more innovative practices to benefit guests and foster environmental-friendly practices. The hospitality sector is constantly taking steps to integrate social responsibility and environmental-friendly practices. Post pandemic, as public awareness grows, most travellers are opting for healthy sustainable practices. According to Booking.com 2022 Sustainable Travel Report, 87 percent of global travelers prefer to travel sustainably, as travelers are now opting for conscious travelling modes while keeping a check on hygiene.
13
Jan
2022
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Six of the cosiest winter breaks in the UK for 2022opens in new window
With the shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter is the ideal time to hole up somewhere warm and cosy - but why not do it in style at a luxury hotel on a chic winter break in the UK? There’s nothing more inviting than sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night and with the help of our friends at Booking.com, we've selected six of the best places where you can snuggle up in cosy surroundings on a winter break in the UK. Perfect for a relaxing seasonal escape, these hotels from Oxfordshire to Pembrokeshire know how to do winter right.
12
Jan
2022
www.redonline.co.uk
From workations to strictly work-free vacations, trends that will shape travel in 2022opens in new window
Recent research by Booking.com reveals that 76% of Indian travellers state that technology helps alleviate the anxiety around travelling, as predictive technologies continue helping travellers make informed decisions. In the year ahead, travellers will not only seek technology’s support to ease travel-related complexities, but use it to further enhance their experience. Use of predictive technologies can add an element of ‘surprise’ to enable a completely new travel experience that’s suggested based on travellers’ past preferences or budget. This can help them embrace unpredictability in a safe and exciting manner.
11
Jan
2022
www.cnbctv18.com
Take me away from all this, please! Your 2022 travel wishlistopens in new window
It doesn’t take an epidemiologist to work out that we’re desperate to roam free — and more and more hiking holidays have hit the market. Promising fresh mountain air, wide open spaces and unbridled escapism - they’re just the ticket. According to Booking.com, it’s all about Poland’s Tatra National Park — head to the forests and creeks of Strążyska Valley or the crystalline waters of Morskie Oko lake, also known as the Eye of the Sea. Find budget and luxury hotel options in the nearby town of Zakopane.
11
Jan
2022
www.standard.co.uk
ULTIMATE EXERCISE TRAVEL GUIDE FOR EVERY FITNESS LEVELopens in new window
With the new year in full swing, many travellers are keen to reset and recharge with a holiday and set resolutions to become more active and healthier. And with 48%* of UK travellers more inclined to stay in accommodation featuring wellness facilities than before the pandemic, Booking.com has curated inspiring destinations tailored to all fitness levels. So, whether you’re new to the fitness bandwagon, the outdoorsy type, a water lover, or a fitness fanatic, Booking.com has the perfect accommodations to help you stay fit whilst travelling.
11
Jan
2022
vergemagazine.co.uk
Tourism trends that will shape the travel industry in 2022opens in new window
Booking.com’s predictions reveal travel will become an essential form of self-care in 2022. According to Booking.com research, 79% of travellers agree that travel helps in their mental and emotional wellbeing more than other forms of self-care. The online travel agency mentioned in their research that people will use travel in 2022 to fully immerse themselves in new places and cultures.
11
Jan
2022
theoptimist.news
Cosy spots to enjoy winter getaways - including hotel where Meghan Markle stayedopens in new window
The days don't seem to be getting any lighter and there's a good chance the temperature will drop again - so there’s nothing more inviting than sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night. For those seeking a relaxing winter break this year, Booking.com has created a round-up of cosy stays from its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world. Snuggle up in your winter woolies and head to these magical spots with family and friends or whisk a loved one away for some fireside romance while the snow falls outside. Properties include a venue that once hosted Meghan Markle and a secluded former rectory.
09
Jan
2022
www.derbytelegraph.co.uk
2022, The Year of YES! How and Where Kiwis Want To Travel This Year Revealedopens in new window
The coming year will bring the very best of improvisation to travel, with travellers responding to each unexpected twist and turn with an emphatic “yes, and…” To that end, nearly two-thirds (64%) of New Zealanders will be saying YES to any holiday opportunity if budget allows, unfussed where they go as long as it’s the type of trip they want and, most importantly, away from home. If you’re wondering what ‘yes’ you have on your horizon, Booking.com has suggested their five travel opportunities Kiwis should say “nah yeah” to in 2022.
08
Jan
2022
capsulenz.com
7 Travel Predictions For 2022opens in new window
While COVID-19 is not yet in the rearview mirror, an indefatigable sense of hope for travel is beginning to take its place. To explore this rolling wave of travel optimism, Booking.com has commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories 1 including India, combining it with its proprietary data and insights as a digital travel leader for the past 25 years, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022. As per ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’ by Booking.com, 2022 will be the year to make the most of unpredictability and start making up for lost vacation time in a big way, with the number of travellers who feel they need to do so has increased by 52% since last year. The predictions reveal how people will be reigniting the travel spark in the upcoming year. Whether it’s as an essential part of a self-care regime or the thrill of just saying yes to whatever travel opportunities and experiences come their way, it’s all about seizing the day in 2022 and making every trip matter.
06
Jan
2022
www.femina.in
7 Travel Trends You Need To Know For 2022, From Vitamin Vacay To Holiday Romancesopens in new window
As lockdown restrictions forced many of us to pack up our belongings and set up offices and work stations at home, finding a work/life balance during the pandemic has been of paramount concern. And while ‘workcations’ became a popular travel trend during the health crisis, with many people swapping the stereotypical 9-to-5 office job for a month abroad with their laptop, this year is predicted to look a lot different. Booking.com polled 24,055 travellers across 31 countries and territories, and found out that 49 per cent of participants claimed to have worked more hours and used less annual leave during the pandemic. According to the travel company, 73 per cent of travellers said holidays will be strictly ‘work-free’ in the future. Better yet, a whopping 77 per cent of people noted that the simple pleasure of feeling the sun on their skin will improve their mood, and 21 per cent are looking forward to the scenery on their next trip.
06
Jan
2022
ca.sports.yahoo.com
The travel trends 2022 will likely seeopens in new window
Experts though are optimistic of demand for travel coming back and have some key trends to share that will define travel in 2022. Says Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia, Booking.com, "As a business and industry, we need to be flexible knowing that the recovery trajectory will not always be linear or predictable, but overall, we know travel will eventually be back and continue to grow.” Before the news of the Omicron variant started coming in, Booking.com saw search interest from Indian travellers to countries such as the UAE, Sri Lanka, UK, and France for the month of December.
28
Dec
2021
www.indiatoday.in
Will 2022 be the year sustainable travel goes mainstream?opens in new window
Elsewhere, research from Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report found that 43 per cent of nearly 30,000 people surveyed said the pandemic had made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
28
Dec
2021
www.msn.com
2022 is the year travel will broaden not just horizons, but social circles tooopens in new window
As we look to the year ahead, Booking.com has shared its predictions for travel in 2022, revealing a renewed sense of optimism that is fueling a hunger to embrace the new normal and get back out to fully experience the world. While providing some much-needed rest and relaxation, vacations in 2022 will also be an opportunity to branch out and make new connections, particularly as many opportunities to meet new people were shut off over the course of the pandemic.
27
Dec
2021
www.traveldailymedia.com
Boxing Day sales 2021: Best UK dealsopens in new window
Want to plan ahead and have something to look forward to? Booking.com has loads of discounts on getaways in early 2022 (think 15% your entire stay) as well as offers for later in the year and beyond.
26
Dec
2021
www.aol.co.uk
Say 'Yes' To Trips, Get The First-Time Feels & Other Travel Predictions For 2022opens in new window
There’s hope after all! Travel optimism shows an upward tick according to a new Booking.com survey. To explore this rolling wave of travel optimism, they commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories 1 including India, combining it with its proprietary data and insights as a digital travel leader for the past 25 years, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022.
24
Dec
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
MAKING THE MOST OF UNPREDICTABILITY: Trends for 2022opens in new window
The online travel service provider commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories, including Canada, combining it with proprietary data and insights, to predict how travel will continue to transform in the year ahead. “As we look towards the year ahead, we’re seeing a lot of… anticipation for people to return to travel, whether it’s domestically, abroad, the trip of a lifetime or just saying yes to whatever travel opportunity comes their way…” says Booking.com Sr. VP and CMO Arjan Dijk. According to its data, says Booking.com, 2022 will be the year people make the most of unpredictability and start making up for lost travel time in a big way, when they start travelling again.
23
Dec
2021
travelindustrytoday.com
Booking.com Makes It Easier To Find Sustainable, Work-Friendly Hotelsopens in new window
With holiday travel upon us, Booking.com is making it easier for travelers to experience the world in a more mindful way by finding properties that align with their core values. The site recently launched a series of new tools to help travelers find-and-book stays at properties identified as either sustainable, work-friendly, or LGTBQ+ friendly.
23
Dec
2021
www.stltoday.com
6 Off-Beat Domestic Destinations You Can Visit This Winter Season!opens in new window
With the winter season upon us, many of us are looking at a quick getaway – be it to spend more time with loved ones, take a much-needed break or experience what our beautiful country has to offer. Making it easier for people to travel during holiday season, yet avoid the crowd at a destination, Booking.com, the leading travel brand, has curated a list of offbeat domestic winter getaways one can explore in December.
22
Dec
2021
www.india.com
Fit to Lead | Ritu Mehrotra: “Having short-term goals and achieving them gives me a high”opens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia, Booking.com, is a chartered accountant and company secretary with an MBA by qualification, an executive management grad from Harvard University, an entrepreneur who sold her California-based food tech start-up in 2015 and still a South Delhi girl in her heart despite living in Gurugram these days. Ritu Mehrotra, 44, is also a doting mother, travel enthusiast, cancer survivor and a business leader who leads the South Asia operations of the popular global travel company Booking.com.
19
Dec
2021
www.moneycontrol.com
Booking.com reveals its top last minute Christmas and New Year getawaysopens in new window
Booking.com has revealed its picks for a cosy getaway over Christmas and New Year. The travel company has rounded up its top six staycation spots in the UK as it looks at its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world. Whether you want to whisk someone special away for a well-deserved break or you want to bring in the bells wearing your slippers this year, this list will keep you right.
19
Dec
2021
www.oxfordmail.co.uk
Booking.com shares a honeymoon destination guide for couplesopens in new window
With plans halted for more than a year due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions and limitations, 58 per cent of Indian travellers feel optimistic about being able to reschedule a life event such as a honeymoon as travel restrictions around the world gradually ease. Booking.com shares five destinations for different couple types based on traveller endorsements to inspire an unforgettable honeymoon no matter what type of couple you are.
18
Dec
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
How you can travel resourcefully and sustainably like Hollywood star Adrian Grenieropens in new window
Actor, producer and director Adrian Grenier is no different. As a self-proclaimed professional traveler and activist for environmental causes, “Entourage,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Clickbait” star Grenier looks to make sustainable decisions when it comes to going on vacation or traveling for work. In a new partnership with Booking.com, Grenier is helping to highlight sustainable travel options for everyone. According to Booking.com, 66% of Americans want to stay in sustainable accommodation in the upcoming year. With the introduction of Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable badge, travelers can easily find out what properties in a given destination are committed to offering sustainable practices.
16
Dec
2021
us.cnn.com
Top Travel Destinations for American Travelers This Holiday Seasonopens in new window
With the most wonderful time of year upon us, Booking.com shares the top places where US travelers can go during this festive time, as it is safe to do so. Whether looking to enjoy the twinkling lights in a festive city like Chicago or Atlanta or looking to be warm and cozy in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Booking.com has something to inspire everyone this holiday season.
16
Dec
2021
ftnnews.com
Vitamin vacays, working from scenic locations & more: Top 7 travel predictions for 2022opens in new window
While COVID-19 is not yet in the rear-view mirror, an indefatigable sense of hope for travel is beginning to take place. To explore this rolling wave of travel optimism, 'Travel Predictions 2022 Research' reveals that the Year 2022 will be the year to make the most of unpredictability and start making up for lost vacation time in a big way, with the number of travellers who feel they need to do so having increased by 52% since last year. With inputs from Booking.com
16
Dec
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Comment: Changes are needed to make tourism sustainableopens in new window
In 2019, 55% of global travellers said they were making more sustainable travel choices than they were a year before, according to a Booking.com survey. An increased 72% said they needed to “act now” to make “sustainable travel choices”. Since then, the global travel industry has faced two years of dramatic change; yet the need for sustainable choices has only become more acute.
15
Dec
2021
travelweekly.co.uk
Booking.com offering 15 per cent off 2022 holidaysopens in new window
Fight the January blues this year with a discounted getaway thanks to Booking.com. The online travel agent has launched a 15% off deal on many of its stays in 2022. A lot of staycations have been reduced between January 1 and March 31 next year.
14
Dec
2021
www.oxfordmail.co.uk
Where Aucklanders are travelling when the border reopensopens in new window
Booking.com said the most popular destinations with users of the travel site for stays between December 23 and January 6 are Queenstown, Taupō, Wellington, Nelson and Rotorua. Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Paihia and Mount Maunganui rounded out the top 10. The website’s New Zealand area manager, Todd Lacey, said it has seen more Kiwis booking at the last minute but planning to stay longer this year.
14
Dec
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Booking.com reveals major travel predictions for 2022opens in new window
While COVID-19 is not yet in the rearview mirror, an indefatigable sense of hope for travel is beginning to take its place. To explore this rolling wave of travel optimism, Booking.com has commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories 1 including India, combining it with its proprietary data and insights as a digital travel leader for the past 25 years, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022. As per Booking.com’s ‘Travel Predictions 2022 Research’, 2022 will be the year to make the most of unpredictability and start making up for lost vacation time in a big way, with the number of travellers who feel they need to do so having increased by 52% since last year.
13
Dec
2021
www.travelandtourworld.com
Mindfulness About the Environmental Impact of Tourism Is Changing How We Travelopens in new window
A June 2021 survey from Booking.com that included more than 29,000 respondents from 30 countries showed that 83% of travelers think sustainable travel is vital, and 49% believe there aren’t enough sustainable travel options available. Another survey this year from The Vacationer revealed that 83% of all Americans believe sustainable travel is either somewhat important or very important to them (kudos to the latter), with 71% of adult Americans willing to pay more for a vacation in order to lower their carbon footprint.
13
Dec
2021
www.tripsavvy.com
Ideas For Where To Travel in 2022opens in new window
The coming year is shaping up to be a busy one for travelers. With COVID vaccines extending to young children, families are feeling increasingly confident about boarding a plane and venturing further afield. What’s more, as vaccinations (including booster shots), become more widespread, travelers are expanding travel plans to include more than just outdoor spaces. A Booking.com study of traveler sentiment found that we all want to make up for lost vacation time in a big way and that includes nearly three-quarters of Americans saying yes to any vacation opportunity that comes their way in 2022, as long as their budget allows. So, where should travelers visit over the next 12 months? Here are some of the top suggestions from industry experts and insiders.
11
Dec
2021
www.travelpulse.com
Travel: Forever summer in The OCopens in new window
Since we wanted our home base for the long weekend to be iconically SoCal in tony Laguna Beach, I searched Booking.com for a boutique hotel right on the Pacific. Booking.com’s search engine perfectly matched us with the 45-room Capri Laguna on the Beach, a Mediterranean-style, whitewashed hotel built up the cliff at Mountain Road Beach.
11
Dec
2021
www.princegeorgecitizen.com
Booking.com Announces "A More Mindful America" w/ Adrian Grenier & Nikki Reedopens in new window
With the holiday shopping rush underway and many Americans looking for a chance to relax and unwind this season, global travel leader Booking.com is making it easier for people to experience the world more mindfully by offering three exclusive stays highlighting a series of new product features – including the brand-new Travel Sustainable, Travel Proud, and Work-Friendly badges. With 66% of American travelers stating they want to stay in a sustainable accommodation in the upcoming year, the brand-new, first of its kind Travel Sustainable badge makes finding and booking sustainable stays easier than ever. To celebrate the thousands of properties available on Booking.com helping to bring new travel experiences to consumers, the global travel leader is making three exclusive, epic stays available: a Sustainable Stay at Mr. C in Miami, Travel Proud Trip at Moxy Chelsea in NYC and Work-Friendly Getaway at Level in Los Angeles. The featured stays are a part of Booking.com’s “A More Mindful America” campaign to help travelers find the perfect accommodation to suit their needs and have an unparalleled stay in a spectacular property before the holidays.
09
Dec
2021
www.identifyla.com
India has done an incredible job with vaccination: Glenn Fogel, CEO, Booking Holdingsopens in new window
The US headquartered company, which has been looking at a long-term strategy of a connected trip, bringing together all the elements of travel, not just hotels and homes but also flights and on-ground transportation, also plans to sell airline tickets in India next year. The company operates its Booking.com brand and the Agoda brand in India. “We have been building Booking.com... about two years ago, we started doing flights. We had done it before but as part of our overall connected trip, we are supporting flights. We are not yet doing flights in India. But we will be. I expect that in 2022, we will also be doing flights in India as we continue to build out our travel opportunities for consumers,” said Fogel.
09
Dec
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Ahead of Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal wedding, take a tour of 700-year-old Fort Barwara, where rooms can cost Rs 6.5 lakh per nightopens in new window
The cheapest room at the property—the Sanctuary Suite–goes for Rs 92,000 per night before taxes, according to Booking.com. An upgrade will get you the Fort Suite and the Aravali Suite, which range from around Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.3 lakh per night, again, before taxes. The Burj Suite costs between Rs 1.4 to Rs 1.6 lakh per night. The Terrace Suite will set you back between Rs 1.6 and Rs 1.7 lakh per night, while the Rani Rajkumari Suite ranges from Rs 3.4 to Rs 3.6 lakh per night. The taxes on this suite can go up to around Rs 60,000 per night, so essentially, it’s a Rs 4 lakh plus room.
08
Dec
2021
indianexpress.com
Continuous experimentation is important to innovationopens in new window
One of the key attributes of an experimental organization is that it democratizes experiments. Booking.com runs a massive number of experiments—in the tens of thousands each year. They use these to optimize the landing page that users see when they come to the website to find a place to stay. Prior to the global pandemic, they had more than 1.5 million Booking.coms per day on their site.
08
Dec
2021
www.forbesindia.com
5 ways to travel sustainably in Samoaopens in new window
While ecotourism has been on the rise for the last decade, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated travellers’ commitment to sustainable and responsible travel. In fact, recent research from Booking.com revealed 83 per cent of global travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 61 per cent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. What’s more, 73 per cent of travellers prefer an eco-sustainable hotel rather than a traditional one. Eco-conscious travellers looking for guilt-free travel in beautiful destinations should look no further than Beautiful Samoa.
05
Dec
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
San Luis Obispo launches tree-planting initiative funded by local hotelsopens in new window
The desire to travel more sustainably is on the rise and the majority (87 percent) of travelers want to be more sustainable, according to recent data from Booking.com’s recent Sustainable Travel Report. Exploring new places in an eco-friendly way is tough to do, however, as everything from transportation to lodging to dining out leaves a footprint.
03
Dec
2021
matadornetwork.com
Six offbeat domestic destinations for your winter travelopens in new window
In winters, there is a surge in domestic travel. People take advantage of the holiday season and plan trips with friends and family to make the most of it. This year is no different. If you are among those looking for a change of scene, digital travel company Booking.com shares this list of some offbeat, less-explored destinations.
30
Nov
2021
indianexpress.com
Plan your next vacation with these 41 Cyber Monday travel dealsopens in new window
The Booking.com Cyber Monday sale is now live and you can save 30% or more on select stays. The discount for hotel stays starts at 30%, which means you could potentially save more at hotels around the world. Participating properties include The Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando, Beach Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach, Park Shore Waikiki in Hawaii, Yotel San Francisco and Club Quarters Hotel World Trade Center in New York City, among others. The sale ends Dec. 1, at 4 a.m. ET and is valid for stays with a check-out date on or before July 1, 2022.
29
Nov
2021
us.cnn.com
Travel better: Expert tips on how to make your holiday more sustainable – ‘be surprised’opens in new window
A holiday is a well-earned break many look forward to all year. But with constant sustainability talks, some holidaymakers may feel guilty about jetting off overseas for some winter sun. Express.co.uk spoke to Booking.com Director of Sustainability to get some tips on how to have the best, and greenest, holiday. Booking.com Director of Sustainability, Marianne Gybels, said sustainable travel isn’t one big decision, but “a continuous choice of action throughout your trip to make a positive impact”. She defined sustainable travel in a broader sense than just looking at carbon footprint.
29
Nov
2021
www.express.co.uk
The best Black Friday travel deals for Kiwi travellersopens in new window
30 per cent off participating accommodation worldwide and up to 20 per cent off car rentals. To search for the deals, head to the Black Friday landing page – participating accommodation will have a Black Friday badge. These deals will be bookable until December 1, for stays until June 30, 2022.
26
Nov
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Best Black Friday travel deals 2021: Flight and holiday offers from easyJet, Booking.com and moreopens in new window
Travel is back, and there’s no better time to grab a suite deal (sorry) than over Black Friday weekend. As one of the market leaders, Booking.com has thousands of hotels, hostels, B&Bs, homestays and options across the planet to choose from - and this Black Friday you can get them from 30 per cent off the usual price. Whether you want to check out the best Christmas markets in Europe or you’re hoping to spend the Easter half-term soaking up the sun, the best place to boost your vacation spending money is by catching these discount room deals while you can. This year, for the first time, Booking.com is also offering 20 per cent off on rental cars.
26
Nov
2021
au.news.yahoo.com
Black Friday deal roundup: flights, car rentals, luggage and moreopens in new window
Although generally used as a way to book hotels and other accommodations, Booking.com is offering car rental deals this year as part of their Black Friday sale, with up to 20% off car rentals booked through their site. Their massive sale also includes deals on everything from hotels with stunning city views to oceanfront homes for a beach getaway. To search for this deal, visit www.booking.com/dealspage.html to be directed to the landing page of participating properties and rental cars, all of which will have a Black Friday badge, from now through Dec. 1, for travel through June 30, 2022.
26
Nov
2021
thepointsguy.com
Black Friday discount codesopens in new window
With thousands of hotels, apartments, villas and other types of accommodation available to reserve, Booking.com should be your first stop in your search for somewhere to stay. Luckily, you can save even more with Booking.com on selected stays, as well as car rentals, thanks to their huge Black Friday sale. The event will be ending on 30 November so be quick and snap up great offers today!
25
Nov
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Winter is here: Plan your next trip to these off-beat domestic destinationsopens in new window
With the winter season upon us, many of us are looking at a quick getaway - be it to spend more time with loved ones, take a much-needed break or experience what our beautiful country has to offer. Making it easier for people to travel during holiday season, yet avoid the crowd at a destination, Booking.com has curated a list of offbeat domestic winter getaways one can explore in December. From Kalpetta (Kerala) to Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh), head to these untapped destinations to create some unforgettable year-end memories.
25
Nov
2021
www.traveldailynews.asia
Put These Indian Creative Cities On Your Travel Listopens in new window
Every Indian city is a reflection of the country’s rich heritage, which has often been recognised by global bodies. Recently, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) recognised Srinagar as a ‘Creative City’ for crafts and folk art. Likewise, there have been different destinations across the globe that have been honoured with the title. UNESCO’s list of Creative Cities has been built on different parameters such as film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music. This recognition of creativity provides an opportunity for different cities to showcase their culture in an attempt to promote tourism. Leading travel brand Booking.com takes a closer look at each Indian Creative City’s unique offerings that might pique travellers’ interests.
24
Nov
2021
www.femina.in
What is a Travel Sustainable Badge And How is it Useful For Travellers? Find Out Hereopens in new window
Booking.com has launched the Travel Sustainable Badge, a first-of-its-kind in the industry, designed to be applicable to a wide range of property types, from apartments, B&Bs, and vacation homes to hotels, resorts, and even treehouses, and adaptable to local realities and considerations. Ninety-eight per cent of Indian travellers say they want to stay in a sustainable accommodation in the coming year, and with more than 28 million listings on Booking.com, the company sees a huge opportunity to highlight more of the impactful efforts its partners are making to create more sustainable experiences, making it easier for travellers to find a sustainable way to stay.
24
Nov
2021
www.india.com
Can you get to jet zero? The best flight-free holidays for 2022opens in new window
There are signs our habits are changing though. Booking.com says that over 70 per cent of UK travellers are now on the hunt for sustainable travel options, while some countries are leading the march towards Jet Zero — like France which has banned domestic flights of less than two and half hours. Responsible Travel says enquiries for flight-free travel have doubled in the past five years, as has demand for rail holidays.
23
Nov
2021
www.standard.co.uk
Black Friday Travel Deals 2021: The Best Hailey Bieber And Kendall Jenner-Inspired Breaksopens in new window
From 9am on November 18 to 9am on December 1, the travel website is offering a whopping 30% off from around 400 destinations across the UK. 'Why the UK?', you ask. Well, Booking.com research found that 40% of UK travellers plan to explore a new destination within their home country, while 49% intend to travel somewhere they’ve already been for its familiarity.
23
Nov
2021
www.elle.com
15 Important Travel Trends We’re Watching for 2022opens in new window
In research data released by Booking.com on Oct. 19, more than 53% of 1,000 Americans surveyed in an online poll this summer said it’s important that their vacation is beneficial to the local communities they visit. That same Booking.com survey revealed that 64% of Americans polled want money they spend when traveling to go back to the local community they visit, and 65% of U.S. respondents want to have authentic experiences representative of the local culture they’re visiting.
22
Nov
2021
www.travelagewest.com
People willing to travel further away, plan longer holidaysopens in new window
“We know there’s huge pent-up demand because any time restrictions lift, we see immediate, pumped-up demand - be it domestic or international,” notes Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager - South Asia at Booking.com
20
Nov
2021
www.thehindu.com
Black Friday deals: Booking.com offering up to 30 per cent offopens in new window
Booking.com has launched a huge sale for Black Friday with 30% off accommodation worldwide. The website, which has everything from hotels to apartments and hostels, has launched the sale ahead of Black Friday which kicks off next weekend. You can get your hands on some cheap-as-chips accommodation however you need to be quick as the sale only runs until December 1, 2021. On top of this, Black Friday Deals will also include up to 20% off on rental cars for the first time ever. Booking.com has more than 28 million places to stay worldwide and you can book your stay for dates until June 30, 2022.
19
Nov
2021
www.oxfordmail.co.uk
A Badge Of Sustainabilityopens in new window
Booking.com has launched its Travel Sustainable badge — a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to travellers all over the world looking to make more sustainable travel choices. The badge is available to any kind of property that has implemented a combination of sustainable practices that meet the requisite impact threshold for their destination.
19
Nov
2021
www.travelpress.com
Booking.com launches Travel Sustainable Badgeopens in new window
Booking.com recently announced the inaugural launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to all over the world, looking to make more sustainable travel choices. The badge is available to any kind of property that has implemented a combination of sustainable practices that meet the requisite impact threshold for their destination.
19
Nov
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Travel giant Booking.com riding the wave of emerging trends in travel industryopens in new window
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic causing a whirlwind of emerging trends in the travel industry, Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager - South Asia, Booking.com, said after the second quarter of the current financial year, the platform saw a rising interest among travellers as the festive season approached. Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com is one of the largest online travel platforms in the world, which provides a host of services, including lodging reservations, travel products, etc. At Booking.com, the team has been propagating “safe travels” as a priority, as India is doing a brilliant job in vaccinating its citizens and taking other measures.
18
Nov
2021
yourstory.com
Booking.com launches Travel Sustainable Badgeopens in new window
Booking.com has launched the Travel Sustainable badge, a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to travellers all over the world looking to make more sustainable travel choices. The badge is available to any kind of property that has implemented a combination of sustainable practices that meet the requisite impact threshold for their destination. Designed to be applicable to a wide range of property types, from apartments, B&Bs and holiday homes to hotels, resorts and even treehouses, and adaptable to local realities and considerations, the initiative is a first of its kind in the industry. The goal of the badge is to make credible recognition of impactful sustainability efforts attainable for more properties worldwide and to provide travellers with a transparent, consistent and easy-to-understand way to identify a wider range of more sustainable stays, no matter where they want to travel.
17
Nov
2021
www.traveldailymedia.com
7 predictions for Kiwi travel in 2022opens in new window
After more than 18 months of travel restrictions for New Zealanders, there’s no denying the excitement of our eventual return to travel in 2022 – and after months of lockdown for Aucklanders in particular, it can’t come sooner. In recent travel predictions, Booking.com reveals a renewed sense of optimism among Kiwi travellers keen to embrace the new normal and return to exploring the world in the year ahead.
16
Nov
2021
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Check Out These Amazing Black Friday Travel Deals For 2021opens in new window
Booking.com will be having its biggest Black Friday sale ever offering hundreds of amazing discounts on the most popular destinations for American travelers. To search for Black Friday Deals, visit the official Black Friday Deal Page which will go live starting on November 18th. all of which will have a Black Friday badge, starting on November 18. Black Friday Deals will become bookable during the two-week shopping period of November 18 – December 1 for travel through June 30, 2022.
16
Nov
2021
www.traveloffpath.com
Travel sector offers greener, more sustainable optionsopens in new window
Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Survey, released in June, describes current times as a “watershed moment” for both the industry and travellers.
16
Nov
2021
www.theglobeandmail.com
Five great Kiwi baches for playing backyard cricket this summeropens in new window
As the summer heat builds up, there's a variety of bowling conditions across the country, from the hard, dry sands which turn moist as the tide changes, to the more grippy fresh grass of the back lawn. Research from Booking.com has found backyard cricket is a very common Kiwi pastime, with 85 percent of New Zealanders surveyed having played it.
12
Nov
2021
www.msn.com
Which Victoria beach campsites are still available this summer?opens in new window
The easiest way to get started is with a booking tool, which sifts through all the available campsites and lets you see at a glance what’s available. My go-to is booking.com. All you have to do is enter your search dates (I used Friday 24 December until Monday 27 December while researching this article) and number of people (I put two adults and two kids). Then click the “Show on Map” button and the “Only Show Available Properties” to see what’s free. The good news? There are still some options.
12
Nov
2021
www.escape.com.au
Booking.com reveals 8 top trending destinations in 2022opens in new window
Booking.com’s annual Travel Predictions research found that nearly two thirds (63%) of travellers say they need to make up for lost vacation time from the pandemic. In addition, nearly half (47%) of travellers would rather go somewhere most people haven’t heard but have to keep it a secret, instead of a well-known destination that they can tell people about in 2022. To help inspire travellers to find their own hidden gems as travel makes its triumphant return, Booking.com has delved into global booking trends to share the eight of the top trending destinations for travellers to explore in 2022.
12
Nov
2021
www.traveldailymedia.com
Mitchell Johnson’s mind games during unforgettable Ashes demolitionopens in new window
Johnson recently teamed up with Booking.com, the official Accommodation Booking Partner for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Booking.com found that 62 per cent of Aussie sport fans would travel with their family to watch a Cricket World Cup, proving that sporting events will support travel recovery over the coming months.
12
Nov
2021
www.thechronicle.com.au
Booking.com has 30% off stays and 20% off cars for Black Fridayopens in new window
The holidays are approaching, which means it’s time for Christmas shopping and more importantly sales. Booking.com is leading the charge this year with its outrageous Black Friday deals. For this holiday season and for the first time, Booking.com is bringing cheer all around the country by offering 30 percent off participating accommodations across the US and 20 percent off car rentals!
10
Nov
2021
matadornetwork.com
The Mostyn family who own most of the famous Welsh resort town of Llandudnoopens in new window
The family may have been associated with Llandudno for almost half a millennium but it has still retains its relevance, it has just been named one of the top tourist destinations in the world by Booking.com.
10
Nov
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
Bringing back the magic: Five Kiwi travel trends to expect in 2022opens in new window
As 2022 approaches, the prospect of travel feels like it's slowly making its way towards us, like the last suitcase at baggage claim. But it is close enough to start thinking about it seriously. Booking.com recently released results of research carried out with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories, including over 500 people from New Zealand. The aim was to predict the trends that show how travel will change in 2022.
09
Nov
2021
www.msn.com
Australia's Open!: Booking.com's 7 Predictions for the Triumphant Return of Travel in 2022opens in new window
In its most extensive travel predictions research to date, Booking.com reveals how a renewed sense of optimism is fueling a hunger to make 2022 the year to make the most of the unpredictability and get back to fully experiencing the world.
09
Nov
2021
www.aap.com.au
Five emerging trips Indians are excited to take this festive seasonopens in new window
Now, since many people across the country have received both their Covid jabs, things have started to look up again, especially in terms of revival of travel. This festive season, digital travel company Booking.com has compiled a list of travel types, and the places that people are interested in visiting to make the most of the holiday season.
08
Nov
2021
indianexpress.com
5 Types of Trips to Take For Those Instagram-Worthy Reels And Pics – From Beach Destination to Uphill Getaway!opens in new window
New research by Booking.com, reveals the five emerging trip types that motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip that best fits their travel preferences. With the upcoming festive season, Indian travellers remain enthusiastic about travel and are looking forward to making the most of their upcoming holidays. Travellers are now exploring new ways of experiencing destinations which have also given rise to different types of trips travellers are most likely to take. After having extended time apart from family and friends, new research by Booking.com, reveals the five emerging trip types that motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip that best fits their travel preferences.
05
Nov
2021
www.india.com
We've found 11 hotel deals for you to book for a last-minute winter break (UK and abroad)opens in new window
Booking.com has a variety of hotels on offer at the moment, so I’ve made sure to include all the ones with the best ratings. The H10 hotel near London Waterloo is ideal for mini breaks to the capitol, mainly for its location but also for its city views and modern interiors.
05
Nov
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Here’s What Stepping Up on Climate Change Means for Global Tourismopens in new window
The interest to support local communities ranks even higher among American, Chinese, Saudi travelers, the poll showed, with levels exceeding 70 percent. Perhaps even more interesting is that the trend of seeking responsible travel offerings is now higher outside of the usual Western source markets. But when it came to paying a premium for the experience, just 28 percent said they would be willing to pay 10 percent extra. “Community first” when traveling also ranks among Booking.com’s 2022 travel trends survey, confirming this growing consumer interest in sustainable tourism. More than half of respondents agree that it’s important their trip benefits the destination’s local community.
04
Nov
2021
skift.com
Booking.com reveals the five emerging trip types of the festive seasonopens in new window
With the upcoming festive season, Indian travellers remain enthusiastic about travel and are looking forward to making the most of their upcoming holidays. Travellers are now exploring new ways of experiencing destinations which has also given rise to different types of trips travellers are most likely to take. After having extended time apart from family and friends, new research by Booking.com*, the world’s digital travel leader, reveals the five emerging trip types that motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip that best fits their travel preferences.
03
Nov
2021
www.businesstraveller.com
Welsh seaside resort named one of the most popular places to visit in the worldopens in new window
Booking.com listed the Welsh town, the only one in the UK, as one of eight emerging destinations - alongside Atlanta in the USA, Melaka in Malaysia, and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The worldwide travel site picked the eight trending destinations from data research, based on the top bookings between June - September 2021. The research also found that people were keen to make up for lost time after the coronavirus pandemic.
03
Nov
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
Caribbean Island of Nevis Aims to Lead the Way in Sustainabilityopens in new window
The 2021 Sustainable Travel Report from Booking.com states that 61 percent of travelers think sustainable travel is vital, with 46 percent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future; Nevis’ Sustainability Project will cater to this growing travel trend while aiming to reduce its environmental footprint. Sustainability awareness among consumers isn’t limited to environmental impact alone, but also encompasses important socio-economic considerations with respect to local communities where travel takes place, with recycling, avoiding single-use plastic, and reducing food waste being the top priorities.
02
Nov
2021
www.greenlodgingnews.com
Howzat? The summer sporting tradition that could play a key part in 2022's travel resurgenceopens in new window
In 1981, the Australian cricket team changed trans-Tasman relations forever with an iconic bit of bad sportsmanship. A new survey conducted by Booking.com has indicated a possible reason why Trevor Chappell's decision to deliver an underarm ball to Brian McKechnie hurt Aotearoa as a nation so much. The research found that more than half of Kiwi sports fans (53 percent) say they are likely to take unpaid leave from the office to watch a live Australia versus New Zealand match. The findings get more interesting - and if you're a manager, perhaps now is a good time to look away. Fifty-one percent of New Zealand sport fans surveyed say that they would cancel a pre-planned catch up with friends to watch a key rival match and 50 percent say that they would call in sick when their favourite team is playing.
01
Nov
2021
www.msn.com
12 of the most haunted locations in the UKopens in new window
This Edwardian hotel in the middle of Liverpool city is Grade II-listed – and has been rebuilt not once but three times. The third iteration still stands today, and was once named Britain’s most haunted hotel. A paranormal investigator, Tom Slemen, said he’d seen seven ghosts on site – all in the iconic Sefton Suite, which was based on the HMS Titanic’s first class smoking lounge. Spooky. Can you stay? If you fancy checking if the Adelphi is haunted for yourself, you can book a night or two over at Booking.com.
31
Oct
2021
metro.co.uk
GOUGH AND JUDD GET COSY UNDER THE COVERS IN BOOKING.COM’S QUIRKY T20 PAVILIONopens in new window
Former Strictly winners Darren Gough and Harry Judd have partnered up to celebrate their love of cricket, by officially opening a luxury T20 Pavilion glamping stay, created by Booking.com to mark the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Booking.com is the official accommodation booking partner of the tournament, which is currently taking place in the UAE and Oman. Former England cricketer Gough and musician Judd, made themselves at home in the bespoke airstream which is packed with quirks and luxuries. It also comes complete with the sights, sounds and smells of cricket.
29
Oct
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Darren Gough delivers verdict on England's World Cup chances after "unbelievable" startopens in new window
Darren Gough has been impressed by England's start to the tournament, telling Mirror Sportat the launch of Booking.com’s ‘Best of Rivals’ campaign for the ICC T20 World Cup: "It has been two unbelievable performances from England so far.
28
Oct
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Shraddha Kapoor: I don’t think talk about my personal life takes away the focus from my workopens in new window
Talking about travelling amid the pandemic for work and shooting with the covid-19 norms, the actor — who is now associated with Booking.com — shares that the restrictions didn’t hamper much after a point. The happiness to be back on set eclipsed everything else as everyone got used to the new shooting environment.
28
Oct
2021
www.hindustantimes.com
These are the most anticipated travel destinations for next year (and one is in the UK)opens in new window
Many people may have chosen to stay closer to home this year, with the traffic light system still in place. But hopefully, we won’t have to worry too much about where we can and can’t go next year. And 2022 isn’t really that far away, so we wouldn’t blame you for thinking about your future travel destinations now. To give us some inspiration for where to go, Booking.com has conducted extensive research to find the most anticipated travel destinations for 2022
28
Oct
2021
www.you.co.uk
Darren Gough believes Ashes won’t be far from thought during World T20 clashopens in new window
“They are the biggest enemy and the biggest competitor you play against so whatever game it is you are thinking, ‘if I do well in this one, it is fresh in their mind next time’,” he told the PA news agency at the launch of Booking.com’s luxury T20 Pavilion at Totteridge and Millhillians Cricket Club.
28
Oct
2021
www.heraldscotland.com
International travel in 2022: The best new attractions around the world to see next yearopens in new window
A mid-2021 survey by booking.com found 83 per cent of global travellers questioned found sustainable travel to be paramount, with 61 per cent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel in a more environmentally friendly way.
28
Oct
2021
www.traveller.com.au
5 Best Haunted Rentals For Your Spooky Halloween Getawayopens in new window
The best Halloween gateways, arguably, are old churches, abandoned schoolhouses, or convents and this hotel is everything rolled into one. Have your blood run cold by spending the night with spirits in this destination. The hotel can be booked through Booking.com.
28
Oct
2021
www.ibtimes.com
Spooky places you can rent for Halloween: Spend the night in Salem or the 'Scream' houseopens in new window
What could possibly be creepy about staying in a 19th-century schoolhouse, rectory, church (that hosted countless funerals...) and convent? The Hotel Peter and Paul in New Orleans, listed on Booking.com, is a unique parcel with four properties in one, each of which have been thoughtfully restored and repurposed with no two rooms alike. Nestled in the heart of Marigny, a historic district steps from the Mississippi River known for its colorful, preserved Creole cottages, vibrant arts scene and eclectic eateries, the former rectory at the property, built in 1875, has been reinvented as the Elysian Bar featuring specialty cocktails including the Blithe Spirit, made with whiskey and Suze, a bitter French gentian apéritif dating back to the 1880s, and a curated wine list.
27
Oct
2021
eu.usatoday.com
Booking.com research reveals that 58% Indians wish to watch a cricket match live, as travel restrictions easeopens in new window
According to the new research by Booking.com, 72 per cent of Indians are excited about the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament,while travelling to see their team live in action is a dream for 58 per cent of Indian cricket fans who want to show their support at the stadium.
26
Oct
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Sustainable cruising: These cruise lines are leading the wayopens in new window
Research shows that when choosing our holidays, we increasingly want to commit to a sustainable journey. A global survey released by Booking.com in June revealed that 83% of the 29,000 respondents found sustainable travel to be vital, with 61% reporting that the pandemic has increased their interest in traveling sustainably.
26
Oct
2021
www.escape.com.au
The 8 stunning destinations ushering in a triumphant return to travel for 2022opens in new window
Travel is beginning to make its way back into our plans slowly but surely with a renewed sense of optimism – and 2022 is looking to be a triumphant return to beach shores and city escapes. In a bid to get a little excited over the 2022 holiday possibilities, Booking.com has conducted extensive research to find the hotly anticipated travel predictions for 2022. From embracing new far-flung destinations to making up for lost time close to home, these are the travel hotspots that should be on everybody’s minds.
26
Oct
2021
www.stylist.co.uk
ICC T20 World Cup: Fans pull out all stops for T20 Dubai outingopens in new window
Booking.com, which is the official accommodation partner for the World Cup, said it has modelled the Presidential Suite at Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai into a cricket pavilion to give one lucky family a cricket-themed, stadium-like luxury experience. The “T20 Pavilion”, as it was called, was available for a one-night stay (check-in on October 24 and check-out on October 25) for Rs 6,666 “in honour of all the sixes hit during the World Cup,” said Booking.com. And it was sold out within four seconds of the booking opening on October 16, the company added.
25
Oct
2021
www.business-standard.com
Use Booking.com on your smartphone or miss out on the best pricesopens in new window
Travellers could save hundreds of pounds on their holiday simply by booking their accommodation on their smartphone rather than a computer. Holidaymakers booking a hotel or apartment through Booking.com can cut costs by doing so on their phones, either on the website's app or a browser tab. In fact, those who opt for the 'mobile-only prices' could see savings of hundreds of pounds on accommodation across the world, even on a short break.
25
Oct
2021
www.msn.com
A NSW beach retreat with a 'lockdown refund guarantee'opens in new window
After a year marred with lockdowns and lost-deposit horror stories, it's no surprise the thought of hitting the 'Book Now' button still has many a stomach in knots. So we were relieved to learn that Bookings.com extends its fully-flexible cancellation policy to include holiday homes, giving Aussies the same security as booking a hotel. The site has become a go-to for hotel bookings, but lesser-known is the thousands of homes and apartments listed on the platform, from studios and beach shacks to cosy farm stays and ski lodges. Perhaps surprisingly to some (certainly to us), Booking.com was actually one of the early pioneers of 'holiday home' short-term rentals — in fact, the first apartment listed was way back in the year 2000.
24
Oct
2021
travel.nine.com.au
The top seven travel predictions for 2022 - holiday goers hope overseas holidays will be less complicated in the new yearopens in new window
Along with practically every aspect of our lives, the course of travel has been redefined repeatedly over the past year and a half. Booking.com has commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories, combining it with its proprietary data and insights as a digital travel leader for the past 25 years, to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in the year ahead. The predictions reveal how people will be reigniting the travel spark in the upcoming year. Whether it’s as an essential part of a self-care regime or the thrill of just saying yes to whatever travel opportunities and experiences come their way, it’s all about seizing the day in 2022 and making every trip matter.
23
Oct
2021
www.dailypost.co.uk
Full house at eateries, theatres for India-Pakistan matchopens in new window
Five-star hotel chains have also joined the bandwagon. Travel tech company Booking.com created the T20 Pavilion, a cricket stay at Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences. The accommodation, priced at INR 6,666 is already sold out.
23
Oct
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Mike Yardley: The brilliance of Lake Brunneropens in new window
A range of dine and stay packages are on offer from November for the summer season. The same water that drops from the nearby Carew Falls powers the lodge, via the Arnold River Dam. The lure of wide open spaces and wilderness escapes is going to hold extra-appeal this summer. Booking.com has got the West Coast covered with exceptional accommodation options spanning all tastes. No matter where you are travelling, nor your budget or accommodation preference, bag a memorable stay and a great rate, with total flexibility and convenience. www.booking.com
23
Oct
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Wondering Where Are Indians Travelling to This Festive Season? Here’s The List of Placesopens in new window
Travelling within India continues to gain momentum with Indians booking domestic destinations for the upcoming festive season. As per Booking.com data, besides metros like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, leisure destinations such as Goa, Jaipur and Manali are among the top 10 most booked domestic destinations for the festive season between October 1 and November 30, 2021, by Indian travellers.
21
Oct
2021
www.india.com
Travel Industry Set For Strong Recovery In 2022: Booking.Com Surveyopens in new window
According to new research from Booking.com, the travel industry is set for a strong rebound in 2022. The study was commissioned by the company, and collected responses in AUG 2021 from 24,055 participants across 31 countries, including 500 from Canada and 1002 from the U.S., who are planning for business or leisure travel in the next 12 to 24 months. From the responses collected, Booking.com has made seven key predictions for the travel industry in 2022.
21
Oct
2021
openjaw.com
5 covid-safe domestic holiday options for less than Rs 50,000opens in new window
Hotels and travel operators are also reassuring customers that they are taking all precautions, but ultimately it is up to the vacationers to ensure that they observe safe practices and choose destinations carefully. “We advise people to check travel restrictions set by the government before booking and travelling, and encourage them to book an accommodation with free cancellation,” says Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager, South Asia, Booking.com.
20
Oct
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
The top travel trends for 2022, and where we’ll all be holidaying next yearopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed what’s on our agenda as the world opens back up, and the travel trends that have emerged post-lockdowns. Speaking to more than 24,000 travellers across 31 countries and territories, they found that people who feel they ‘need’ a break is up 52% from last year. What those breaks look like will of course vary, but the overarching theme is making trips count, and making the most of seeing the world.
20
Oct
2021
metro.co.uk
Vitamin Vacay: Booking reveals travel predictions for 2022opens in new window
Going away on holiday in 2022 will be people’s preferred form of self care, says travel website Booking.com. In a research conducted across 31 countries and published today, Booking.com has revealed its 2022 predictions, highlighting how after 18 months of pandemic, travel optimism is getting back as people adjust to the “new normal”. Almost 74 per cent of people has affirmed that travel helps their mental and emotional wellbeing, while 84 per cent believes having a vacation planned has a positive impact on their life.
20
Oct
2021
www.cityam.com
Spanish hotel’s creepy resemblance to ‘Squid Game’opens in new window
The estate, which is home to dozens of permanent residents and features a number of apartments available on Booking.com, was built back in the 1960s and 1970s in the region of Calpe, five hours east of Madrid. La Muralla Roja stands on the Spanish coast at the top of a cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Via Booking.com, travellers keen for their own taste of Squid Game can book an apartment for as little as $A395 a night.
20
Oct
2021
www.news.com.au
Llandudno featured on list of top global travel destinations for 2022opens in new window
The Victorian coastal town is alongside more illustrious names such as the US city of Atlanta, Montpelier in France, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and other resorts in Malaysia, Taiwan and Brazil. The prestigious report, from information supplied to travel agent Booking.com by 24,000 travellers across 31 countries, claimed Llandudno, famous for its Great Orme cliffs and wide streets, was a "seaside gem and the perfect staycation escape complete with beaches, nature and castles."
19
Oct
2021
www.dailypost.co.uk
Mike Yardley: Drifting through Waitaki’s Lakes Districtopens in new window
Where to stay? Waitaki Lakes Apartments in Ōtematata is a brand spanking new offering, idyllically situated in the holiday township, on the edge of the Ōtematata Wetlands trail. Stylishly furnished with comfortable bedding, full kitchen facilities, a spacious lounge and satellite TV, make it your home away from home. It’s right behind the hearty hospitality of the Ōtematata Eatery & Bar. Bag a memorable stay and a great rate on Booking.com. No matter your budget or accommodation preferences, for great-value stays with total flexibility and convenience, head to https://www.booking.com
19
Oct
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Where to travel in 2022: Top trending travel destinations around the world may surprise youopens in new window
As travel restrictions continue to be loosened in many parts of the world and travellers feel more comfortable thinking about their next trip, there is one core question to answer, where should we go? According to Travel Predictions 2022 research from Booking.com, through an online poll of 24,055 adults globally in August, who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12 to 24 months, 63 per cent of respondents believe they need to “make up for lost vacation time.”
19
Oct
2021
ca.finance.yahoo.com
The ultimate cricket stay comes complete with the sights, sounds and smells of cricketopens in new window
Booking.com is creating a bespoke cricket-themed airstream glamping stay, packed with quirks, features and luxuries that will satisfy even the biggest cricket enthusiast. A grass carpet, giant cricket ball ice bucket, cleverly crafted furniture, luxury rugs, cosy cricket blankets and of course a top of the range big screen TV for match viewing, will all be provided for the comfort of guests during the stay. While the smell of cut grass, leather on willow, and freshly laundered cricket whites will permeate the air, in the living and bathroom interior spaces. Cricket-themed sound effects will be audible throughout the airstream and even the bathroom will feature a Howzat toilet flush. A wicket-beats playlist will also be supplied to create the right pre-match atmosphere.
17
Oct
2021
www.nottinghampost.com
The best apartment staycations with availability this half term according to Booking.comopens in new window
October half term is looming but if you haven’t yet got anything booked for the family and a getaway abroad is out of the question, then we might just have exactly what you need because Booking.com have pulled together the best apartment staycations for the whole family with availability this October around the UK.
16
Oct
2021
www.you.co.uk
Booking.com list quirky T20 Pavilion for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021opens in new window
Sports fans looking to secure the Ultimate Cricket Stay during the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, will soon have the chance to book an exclusive luxury T20 Pavilion, which comes complete with the sights, sounds and smells of cricket. Booking.com, the official accommodation booking partner of the tournament, is creating a bespoke cricket-themed airstream glamping stay, packed with quirks, features and luxuries that will satisfy even the biggest cricket enthusiast.
15
Oct
2021
www.cricketworld.com
India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup: Five Awesome Ways To Enjoy The Gameopens in new window
If a sports cafe isn't quite cutting it for you, then how about watching the Ind v Pak match inside a fully redecorated suite inside a five-star hotel? Booking.com is offering just that, a unique experience in which guests will be able to book a cricket-themed luxury stay for the India vs Pak T20 World Cup cricket match on 24th October night -- inside the Presidential Suite at Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences in BKC, Mumbai.
14
Oct
2021
www.indiatimes.com
How to lock your flight fares, travel like royalty! This festive season is all about flexibility and air travelopens in new window
For die-hard cricket fans in India, nothing can be as exciting as watching a match between India and Pakistan on the cricket field! As the official Accommodation Booking Partner for the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, Booking.com is rolling out a tempting offer to Indian cricket fans. A cricket-themed luxury stay, the platform’s specially created T20 Pavilion at the Presidential Suite at The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences that will excite cricket enthusiasts.
14
Oct
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Can’t Pick A Holiday Destination? Let The Stars Guide Youopens in new window
To help travellers address the “where to next”, Booking.com has curated a list of Indian destinations endorsed by Indian travellers and matched these insights with the typical characteristics of the astrology signs. Meaning when the time is right to travel again, these destinations are written in the stars to fulfil our zodiac travel desire.
14
Oct
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Love Squid Game? This hotel looks exactly like the hit Netflix show's creepy setopens in new window
The Korean drama Squid Game had us all hooked, and one thing that stood out the most was the incredible sets where the players fought for their lives to win the big cash prize. It is rumoured that this particular area was inspired by La Muralla Roja, a postmodern apartment complex in Spain. The best news is that one of the apartments is currently available to book on Booking.com, which prices starting from just £170 a night, so what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or loved one and treat yourself to an unforgettable trip.
13
Oct
2021
www.hellomagazine.com
PROUD PROGRAM: Booking.com effort aims to remove barriers for LGBTQ+ travellersopens in new window
“How can we make it a frictionless travel? How can you take out the friction?” asked Adriana Mantilla, Regional Manager Canada at digital travel platform Booking.com and an LGBTQ+ traveller herself. That’s the crux of Booking.com’s recently launched Proud Hospitality program, which aims to foster more inclusive and welcoming experiences for LGBTQ+ travellers.
12
Oct
2021
nationalpost.com
Hottest Celebrity Pics This Weekopens in new window
To celebrate the missed milestones, moments together, and major trips planned – Lovecraft County actress Jamie Chung reunited this past weekend with some of her closest friends for their collective missed birthdays at a stunning and secluded Florida Keys villa, thanks to Booking.com. The dreamy property on Sugarloaf Key dubbed “Villa of the Setting Sun” boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen with a wine fridge, plus a game room complete with a pool table and wet bar. Featuring wraparound balconies with views of a picturesque pool that meets a private beach, the villa is an ideal spot for extending summer vacation well into the fall season.
11
Oct
2021
hollywoodlife.com
Sad about Squid Game ending? Stay at this holiday home that looks just like the show’s staircasesopens in new window
Walk around the casbah-inspired hallways and you’ll see the similarities to the Squid Game set, with the beauty being that you don’t need to risk your life to do so. In the rooms, guests can expect a less dystopian style of decor, with light and airy furniture and a sea view. Rooms cost from £170 per night on Booking.com, although you’ll have to provide the honeycomb cookies and numbered tracksuits yourself if you want the full Squid Game experience.
08
Oct
2021
metro.co.uk
These are the best hotels in London, from boutique stays to ones steeped in luxuryopens in new window
As with any world-class city, there’s no shortage of five-star stays in London. In fact, there are over 300 of them on Booking.com alone. With that, though, comes a lot of decision making and choices to narrow down. There’s an awful lot of reviews to read alongside galleries and information packages to look through when booking a place to stay, so it’s just as well that we’ve narrowed it down to the 17 best hotels in London and done all that (less exciting) stuff for you.
07
Oct
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Brits rush to book holiday breaks abroad as restrictions easeopens in new window
As travel restrictions are eased and the UK Government has effectively scrapped the traffic light’s system, Brits didn’t hold back when planning holidays abroad again. By analysing some of the most-search destinations, online travel giant Booking.com has revealed Spain, New York and Dubai coming out top in the most-searched holiday spots.
06
Oct
2021
www.cityam.com
5 locations to explore Amsterdam’s LGBTQ+ historyopens in new window
Amsterdam-based travel leader Booking.com has introduced a new Proud Hospitality program to support accommodation providers in delivering more inclusive and welcoming experiences for LGBTQ+ travellers. Cities with multiple Proud Certified properties will be showcased on a designated Travel Proud page, where travellers can learn more about the initiative and find and book properties around the world that are Proud Certified. The Proud Hospitality training session that the company has developed in partnership with HospitableMe helps accommodation providers become a Proud Certified property on Booking.com through online training.
05
Oct
2021
drifttravel.com
BOOKING.COM REVEALS TRENDING DESTINATIONS AS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASEopens in new window
Following the recent announcement of the end of the traffic light system and PCR tests for travel abroad, Booking.com are sharing some of the most-searched destinations Brits are seeking to go to this Autumn. As the rules continue to adapt to the ever-changing travel environment, Booking.com is making it easier than ever to plan your next trip and sharing latest search data that shows where Brits are looking to travel to, with this new sense of freedom.
04
Oct
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Travel like James Bondopens in new window
According to Booking.com research, 55 per cent of Indian travellers want to travel to a destination because of what they have seen in a movie or TV show. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, the platform has delved into its more than 28 million listings across over 1,52,000 destinations to inspire fans of the movie to experience a slice of the secret agent life themselves with a stay in one of these famous filming locations for whenever it's safe and responsible to do so again.
03
Oct
2021
www.orissapost.com
Where are Indians travelling to this festive season?opens in new window
Booking.com recently shared key booking trends for India this festive season. With borders opening up, Indians are taking to the skies with the UAE, France and UK being the top 3 most booked international destinations by Indian travellers between October 1 to November 30, 2021. For Indians travelling domestically, they are booking destinations across the country from the beaches of Goa on the west coast, to the mountains and hills of Manali and Darjeeling up north. Hotels continue to be the top booked accommodation type by Indians travelling domestically. Besides hotels, Indians are also looking to stay in alternative accommodations like guesthouses, homestays, hostels, and apartments.
02
Oct
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
This Holiday Season, Take Off To One Of These Unique Destinations In Indiaopens in new window
Local travel has risen to the forefront as it remains an easier, safer and often more sustainable travel option as a result of the pandemic. Staying closer to home continues to retain its importance on the travel agenda as Booking.com research reveals that more than half (59 per cent) of Indian travellers are planning to travel within their own country, with 43 per cent wanting to visit places of interest they normally overlook and 50 per cent looking to take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of India. We share some tips on how to be a tourist for your next trip in India, as travellers demonstrate enthusiasm to explore and experience incredible India with a fresh outlook.
30
Sep
2021
www.femina.in
How to explore unique places in India? Here are 5 tips for your next travel planopens in new window
Local travel has risen to the forefront as it remains an easier, safer, and often more sustainable travel option as a result of the pandemic. Staying closer to home continues to retain its importance on the travel agenda as research by Booking.com reveals that more than half (59 per cent) of Indian travelers are planning to travel within their own country, with 43 per cent want to visit places of interest they normally overlook and 50 per cent look to take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of India. The travel platform shares some tips on how to be a tourist, as travelers demonstrate enthusiasm to explore and experience incredible India with a fresh outlook.
30
Sep
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Homestays open doors to financial freedom for women in South Asiaopens in new window
In the long term, industry leaders believe homestays will succeed - and that the pandemic may even help. More than 60% of nearly 30,000 respondents to a survey commissioned by online travel agency Booking.com across 30 countries earlier this year said they would travel more sustainably in future and contribute more to local economies.
30
Sep
2021
www.dailymail.co.uk
Jos Buttler talks runs and rivalry with Booking.comopens in new window
The England ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 winner, who holds the third highest run score, in an over of international T20 cricket, was trying to beat his own record of 32, as he launched his partnership with Booking.com. The all-time record of 36 runs-per-over in T20, is held by Yuvraj Singh of India and Kieron Pollard of the West Indies. Booking.com is the official accommodation booking partner of the tournament which takes place from 17 October – 14 November. Booking.com’s partnership with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is part of the travel brand’s five-year global strategic partnership with the International Cricket Council, in which Booking.com is the exclusive accommodation booking partner for all ICC events.
29
Sep
2021
www.cricketworld.com
We're a hopeful bunch! The top ten holiday destinations Aussies are hoping to travel to once 80 per cent vaccination thresholds are reached is revealed - with Queensland and WA topping the chartsopens in new window
As states look to open their borders once the 80 per cent vaccination target is reached Australia-wide hopeful residents are gearing up to book their next interstate holiday. In a bid to decipher exactly where Aussies are planning on roaming to, Booking.com has released its Back to Travel report to prove that Queensland and Western Australia reign supreme when it comes to states we're wanting to travel to. Booking.com Area Manager for Australia Melissa Ellison said Australians are becoming more optimistic that sooner rather than later they might be able to enjoy some post-lockdown relaxation.
28
Sep
2021
www.dailymail.co.uk
BE Exclusive: Sania Mirza shares her travel diaries as the ‘India Explorer’ for Booking.comopens in new window
Digital travel brand Booking.com has recently announced Sania Mirza as the ‘India Explorer’ for its ‘Explorer’ campaign. The campaign celebrates the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventures, leaders and trailblazers across Asia Pacific. In a conversation with ETBrandEquity.com, Mirza elaborated on her travel diaries and the parameters based on which she chooses to associate with different brands. “All the brands I have tried to be associated with or endorsed, are brands that I truly believe in and brands that I actually use,” Mirza shared.
27
Sep
2021
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Eating on water: How floating meals caught the fancy of travellersopens in new window
Breakfast is often served as a buffet and is a not-so-private affair but the idea of floating meals or breakfast in this case is getting popular. According to 2021 Booking.com research, 66% Indian travellers think that breakfast delivered to their room is a very important feature of an accommodation for an enjoyable stay, while search data shows that ‘breakfast included’ was the top filter used in searches so far this year. Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, south Asia, Booking.com, says, “Floating breakfast is becoming a popular travel trend in 2021 as travellers are looking forward to pampering themselves by lounging in and around their private pools while breakfast trays with delicacies float peacefully on the water. Many travellers want to indulge in leisurely experiences and are willing to go that extra mile for a relaxing experience.”
26
Sep
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Glamping emerges as a popular travel trend amid the pandemicopens in new window
Our global data shows that the use of endorsements such as clean air, nature and relaxation has increased on our platform since the beginning of the pandemic. With restrictions easing, travellers are looking for newer experiences. Exploring options like glamping helps them connect with nature without missing out on the modern amenities that they are used to. - Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager South Asia at Booking.com
23
Sep
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Meet the startup curating eco-friendly travel experiencesopens in new window
A sustainable travel report by Booking.com revealed that 94 percent of Indian travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 88 percent saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
23
Sep
2021
yourstory.com
The barriers the rainbow community have when they travelopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed that it can be tough to feel safe as a member of the Kiwi LGBTQI+ community – from the way they dress, act and present themselves, through to serious considerations around safety.
23
Sep
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Ghostly getaways for people who absolutely love Halloweenopens in new window
Travel restrictions are currently up in the air, so a ghostly getaway for 2021 might not be on the cards for most people. That being said, there is nothing stopping you from planning a trip for next year. Booking.com has chosen some luxurious stays inspired by mythology, culture and festivities.
19
Sep
2021
www.dailypost.co.uk
As India’s Explorer for the Booking.com campaign, Sania takes to Instagram to share her most cherished travel experiencesopens in new window
Booking.com, the world’s leading digital travel brand, recently announced Grand Slam Champion Sania Mirza as its India Explorer, as a part of the Booking Explorers campaign that celebrates the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventures, leaders and trailblazers across Asia Pacific. Expressing her delight on partnering with Booking.com for the campaign, Sania Mirza took to Instagram to take her fans through her travel journey, right from the age of 8 when she first travelled to a different city for a tennis tournament, to now when her son keeps her company as she travels the world representing India.
17
Sep
2021
www.hotelierindia.com
A full recovery in international travel may take years: Booking.com’s Ritu Mehrotraopens in new window
While international travel is expected to begin a gradual recovery in the coming quarters, domestic travel, especially to drivable leisure destinations, is picking up, says Ritu Mehrotra, Booking.com’s South Asia manager.
17
Sep
2021
www.moneycontrol.com
The Future of Sustainable Travelopens in new window
While foreign travel isn’t fully back on the cards yet, more people are making greener decisions about how they will travel to lessen the impact on the environment. As a result, travellers are more mindful according to Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, which revealed 61 per cent stated the pandemic has influenced them to travel more sustainably in the future. We’ve looked at three sustainable methods of travel and hope that in the not-too-distant future, you will embark on the trip of your dreams, guilt-free.
17
Sep
2021
ca.finance.yahoo.com
Sania Mirza: Travel has shaped me into the person that I amopens in new window
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who has won six Grand Slam titles and was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, is both an adventure junkie and travel enthusiast. Sania, who is part of the Booking Explorers Campaign by Booking.com that celebrates the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventurers, leaders and trailblazers across the Asia Pacific, feels that the pandemic has changed one's perception towards life and travel. The campaign is built on the sentiment where travel remains fundamental to people’s lives, and to explore and experience the world is an innate human need. "I think that the pandemic has made us realise a lot of things about ourselves. It made us grateful for everything we have. Many people have realised how privileged they were to get on a plane and go wherever they want, whenever they feel like," says Sania.
15
Sep
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
WHERE TO GO NOW: BOTANY BAY HOTEL W/ BOOKING.COMopens in new window
The Botany Bay Hotel is placed right at the edge of all care and worries and provides views that are beyond priceless. Thanks to our amazing friends at Booking.com, we were lucky enough to enjoy our stay with unmatchable luxury in the superior suite with some of the most iconic British seaside perks. From the rolling cliffs, gorgeous sandy beaches, and refreshing roar of crashing waves, we found ourselves waking up with huge smiles all around.
15
Sep
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Beach or Mountains? 6 Stunning Destinations that Deliver Bothopens in new window
For those who find the prospects of sunning on the shore as appealing as hiking the mountains, you’re not alone. In fact, 67% of global travellers believe great beaches are a key travel motivation vacation in 2021, while 54% say that the presence of mountainous areas is an important factor in picking a destination*. With that in mind, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings across more than 152,000 destinations to identify some of the most spectacular spots where beach and mountains meet.
14
Sep
2021
drifttravel.com
How to travel with pets: Your next hotel booking can include your furry friendsopens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager – South Asia at Booking.com feels that Indian travellers now feel empowered to act on their travel goals as travel restrictions are gradually easing out coupled with successful vaccine roll outs. In her view, “Over the past year, the pandemic has disrupted people’s schedules and has kept many restricted to the confines of their homes. Pet owners, in particular, have had the chance to spend more time with their pets and strengthen their bonds, while the last year also saw many people joining the ‘pet parents club’. ” In the hospitality segment, pet adoptions and pet-friendly policies boomed during the pandemic lockdown.
09
Sep
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Booking.com ropes in Sania Mirza for the India leg of its new campaignopens in new window
Booking.com has launched the Booking Explorers campaign to celebrate the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventures, leaders and trailblazers across Asia Pacific. As part of this campaign, Booking.com announced tennis ace Sania Mirza as its India Explorer.
07
Sep
2021
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
6 of the world's most stunning lighthouses where you can spend a vacationopens in new window
Lighthouses guided sailors for centuries, but they're also the best spot for viewing sunrises. There are 21,600 lighthouses in the world, of which fewer and fewer are inhabited. Many lighthouses are no longer manned by people and are now automated, so many of them have been repurposed converted into hotel accommodation. Booking.com has six stays on offer near or inside some of the world's most impressive lighthouses.
06
Sep
2021
www.insider.com
The most romantic mini-moon ideas for a small but epic post-nuptial getawayopens in new window
Reluctant to book a big honeymoon right now? Or maybe you always planned to make your first holiday as a married couple a short and understated one? Well, a romantic mini-moon could be the answer - whether you're a Covid-cautious couple or wish to take a micro-honeymoon before planning a dream trip in the future. In fact, research from Booking.com has found that during the pandemic, 34 per cent of travellers have been optimistic about rescheduling life events, like honeymoons. For travellers who are keen to avoid the worries of jetting off to a faraway destination right now, a mini-moon in the UK or Europe offers a brilliant alternative for a romantic escape without the added stress.
06
Sep
2021
www.redonline.co.uk
Finding safe fall travel options for the LGBTQ+ communityopens in new window
Getting away can be more complicated if you are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Travel writer Jody Robbins joins Global News Calgary with some tips and suggestions for getaways everyone can enjoy, including with Booking.com.
05
Sep
2021
globalnews.ca
WHERE ARE ALL THE PUBLICLY LGBTQ EXECUTIVES?opens in new window
“When I came out, I was very confident because of my supportive environment,” Arjan says. “I had a great role model at Unilever and that's where I learned that it's super important to be able to have someone to look up to as a young person, and to look at the management of the company and say, ‘there's someone like me here.’ And I know how incredibly important role modelling is and I see that as a key role I’m now able to play at Booking.com.”
02
Sep
2021
www.attitude.co.uk
What's a 'workcation'? 5 ways the pandemic has changed how we travelopens in new window
A spokesperson for Booking.com told TMRW they predict a significant rise in workcations, where people will combine work and pleasure on trips. Because of that trend, the company has introduced a Work-Friendly Program to highlight relevant lodging properties that meet certain criteria for remote workers (think things like free and reliable WiFi and a dedicated work space in the room).
01
Sep
2021
www.today.com
NEARLY HALF OF LGBTIQ+ TRAVELLERS HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME FORM OF DISCRIMINATION WHEN TROTTING THE GLOBE, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF A GLOBAL SURVEY. opens in new window
With lockdowns forcing New Zealand’s Winter Pride festival to postpone this week’s festivities, thousands of Aussies that planned to attend and celebrate LGBTIQ+ pride have been robbed of a key moment of travel and community. Booking.com, a platinum sponsor of the event, said now is a key time to reflect on the challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ communities. The platform surveyed 3,052 LGBTIQ+ travellers across three continents to shine a light on attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future.
01
Sep
2021
www.travelweekly.com.au
Ice Cream Truck Experiences Were This Summer’s Coolest Marketing Campaignsopens in new window
In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, online travel agency Booking.com advertised two overnight experiences in a fully-functional ice cream truck in Union Square Park in New York. The two offers were made available at the cost of $7.18 (in recognition of the holiday’s date) and featured a stay in a private truck with an ice cream themed interior including a waffle cone bed spread and ice cream truck art, with a fully-stocked fridge of ice cream-related goodies, a milkshake making station, an all you can eat toppings bar, and ice cream experiences that included a Downtown Manhattan ice cream shop walking tour and tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream. Booking.com also celebrated some of its destinations by distributing free internationally-inspired ice cream flavors in Union Square.
31
Aug
2021
www.forbes.com
Mike Yardley: Roaming the Hawke’s Bay heartlandopens in new window
Bag a great stay and a great rate on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, for great-value stays with total flexibility and convenience.
28
Aug
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Take me to the river - a winter weekend away in the Waikatoopens in new window
With a free weekend and the whole family to entertain, we decided a trip to Hamilton was on the cards. Searching Booking.com, I found a gorgeous house just outside the city and right on the river; signed myself, my children Nico (7) and Inez (2), and my parents Janet and Roger up for two nights; then set about planning an itinerary that explores some of the city’s hot spots.
23
Aug
2021
www.unomagazine.co.nz
‘Festive travel’ shoes on: Industry hit by Covid hopes for promising seasonopens in new window
Nearly a year and a half after a Covid-induced lockdown threw it off course, the travel industry seems to have weathered the worst, at least for now. The sector has witnessed a revival since the second wave ebbed, and with the long Janmashtami weekend coming up, hotel bookings in both popular and offbeat destinations are set to see an uptick during the festive season. Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager (South Asia), Booking.com, said drivable destinations and road trips remain popular.
23
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
#WorldPhotographyDay: Channel your inner photographer at these lesser-explored, picturesque destinationsopens in new window
Every year on the 19th of August, World Photography Day celebrates the art, craft, science and history of photography. The day also encourages photographers from across the globe to share a single photo that encapsulates the world. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next click, Booking.com, has curated a list of lesser-known destinations in India to get the best photos and capture some memories for your social media feed along the way. So get your camera ready and click away as India with its exquisite beauty and vivid culture has the perfect place to get some incredible shots.
19
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Shop Booking.com travel deals to save up to $150 on vacation spotsopens in new window
With the summer coming to a close, many are trying to make their last-minute vacation plans before kids go back to school and the weather goes back to being frigid. With all that scrambling for time off, it can be hard to find affordable travel destinations. If you're looking to book a summer or fall vacation, we have great news: Right now, you can get up to 20% off certain rentals at Booking.com.
17
Aug
2021
https
#WhenWeTravelAgain: Check Out Where Indians Want To Go… What About You?opens in new window
Most WFHers have a lot of leave in hand. In fact, everyone who has faithfully kept the lockdown is ready to take on the world. Travellers are ready to escape their four walls, and how. The domestic and international travel preferences of Indian travellers are now revealed in travel brand Booking.com’s list of the top searched domestic and international destinations on the portal by Indian travellers in the month of August 2021.
13
Aug
2021
www.femina.in
25 Most Visited Countries in the Worldopens in new window
A global study conducted by Booking.com that included insights from 20,000 travelers belonging to 28 different countries found that 53% of global travelers reportedly felt uncomfortable until a certain cure or vaccine was developed against the virus. Nevertheless, analysts are hopeful that with the mass rollout of vaccines around the globe, the travel and tourism industries are expected to thrive and grow even larger than they were before the emergence of the coronavirus.
13
Aug
2021
news.yahoo.com
You Can Save So Much Money On Your Next Vacation Rental With This Company’s Amazing Flash Saleopens in new window
Booking.com is running a flash sale for the next 36 hours. From now until Saturday, August 14 at 4 a.m. EST, you can save 30% on tons of properties across Canada. They're continually adding new flash sales to their site throughout the next day and a half.
12
Aug
2021
www.narcity.com
London hotel rooms empty as holidaymakers favour rural staycationsopens in new window
London hotels have been dealt an unenthusiastic staycation trade while their regional counterparts have capitalised on international tourism constraints. Online travel platform Booking.com told City A.M. that while staycations were at the forefront of UK holidaymakers’ minds with travel restrictions not going anywhere, cities were not the top choice. “In terms of locations, it appears that coastal and country breaks are continuing to be favoured, which is unsurprising given that our recent research reveals only 5 per cent of people in the UK cite a city break as the first type of trip they are keen to take,” a spokesperson for the platform said.
12
Aug
2021
www.cityam.com
Booking.com slash 30 percent off all travel bookings in flash offeropens in new window
Staycations have quickly become one of the most popular choices for summer holidays and this sale is perfect for a last minute getaway. Whether you want to relax in a luxury hotel or looking for budget-friendly accommodation and B&Bs, there are plenty of hotels to choose from. According to research from Booking.com, 56 percent off of UK travellers are more price conscious when it comes to planning a trip. The offer also comes with free cancellation and information on cleanliness standards, making every stay stress-free.
12
Aug
2021
www.express.co.uk
Booking.com launch huge flash sale with up to 30% off hotels - and it starts tonightopens in new window
If you haven’t managed to get away this summer, now may be the perfect time to book a staycation as Booking.com are launching a huge sale for a limited-time only. The 36 hour flash sale which will be starting at 9pm tonight (12 August), sees up to 30% off hotel stays with prices starting from just £32.
12
Aug
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Barriers And Opportunities: Booking.com Research Takes A Deep Dive On LGBTQ+ Travellers’ Experiencesopens in new window
Booking.com notes that despite some positive signals, its research with LGBTQ+ travellers reveals that a substantial portion of the global population doesn’t feel like they can show up as themselves when they travel. And Booking.com makes it clear that it believes this presents the industry with a real opportunity to make the travel experience easier, more inclusive and more welcoming for LGBTQ+ travellers – and ultimately for everyone. To that end, Booking.com is announcing its Proud Hospitality training program for its accommodation partners. The core of the Travel Proud initiative and the first step for an accommodation provider to become a Proud Certified property on the Booking.com platform is a 75-minute online Proud Hospitality training session that the company has developed in partnership with HospitableMe.
11
Aug
2021
www.travelpress.com
No shoes, no problems: Leave your troubles behind in Rarotongaopens in new window
After a quick trawl through Booking.com, we’ve picked the Muri Beach Club Hotel, located on the edge of the Muri Beach lagoon, where the hotel is Adults Only and they’re not joking – the average age of the people staying there would be 65+. As someone who is politically young (Greens voter) but spiritually ancient (listens to Magic FM), I really felt like we were among our people.
09
Aug
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day With These Unique Lighthousesopens in new window
Today, August 7, is National Lighthouse Day. It's a day to celebrate the lights that guide us home and the historic importance of lighthouses and their keepers, who not only guided ships into harbor but also played key roles in naval battles across the globe. Check out these incredible lighthouses across the globe as well as recommendations on the best places to stay near them, courtesy of Booking.com.
07
Aug
2021
www.travelpulse.com
Bloomberg Green: Taking the Carbon Out of Travelopens in new window
At the height of summer, we answer the question that all the climate-conscious are looking to solve: how to make your vacation green. So from the EU's plan to incentivize train travel, to Elon Musk's dreams of a Hyperloop, here's the practical solutions as well as the technologies of the future to make travel better for the planet. Plus: we speak to the CEO of Neste about how to make jet fuel out of chip fat and Booking.com's director of sustainability about the lessons learned from the pandemic.
06
Aug
2021
www.bloomberg.com
Say cheers to these European destinations that offer some of the best beers!opens in new window
International Beer Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of August ( August 6 this year) as a time to come together with friends and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into one of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverages. From ancient beer cellars in the Czech Republic to Bavarian beer halls in Germany, this brew is celebrated all over the world. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world as it becomes safe to do so again, including the 20% of Indian travellers who are likely to have a foodie experience in 2021, i.e. eat at an exclusive restaurant or go on a food tour, Booking.com has curated a list of five of the most beer- smitten European cities endorsed by global travellers.
06
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
NEARLY 70% OF LGBT+ TRAVELLERS 'CONSIDER SAFETY' BEFORE BOOKINGopens in new window
More than half (55%) of LGBT+ travellers also reported having “less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences” at their accommodation during a trip. To help improve situations for LGBT+ travellers, Booking.com has launched its Proud Hospitality programme – aiming to help its accommodation partners deliver “more inclusive” experiences.
06
Aug
2021
www.ttgmedia.com
Booking revenue triples on travel demand boost from U.S., Europeopens in new window
Pandemic fears are driving people away from crowded hotels to alternative accommodations such as home stays, adding nearly one-fourth of the listings on the Booking.com platform were for such accommodations at the end of the quarter. "People are looking at alternative accommodation more than they did in the past. Going forward, that will continue," Chief Executive Officer Glenn Fogel told Reuters.
05
Aug
2021
www.reuters.com
Indians keen on taking a trip to Russia & Maldivesopens in new window
With restrictions finally starting to ease in India and other parts of the world, it’s no wonder travellers are looking to escape their lockdown surroundings. Travellers are looking for an escape from their normal lives and others are looking forward to some time away with family and friends after being apart for so long. Booking.com, shares a list of the top searched domestic and international destinations by Indian travellers in the month of August 2021.
05
Aug
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Looking for a dog friendly hotel for you and your pooch? Call off the search – we've found 13 that you'll both absolutely loveopens in new window
So, for those of us with four-legged pals, consider your holiday well and truly catered to; there are some amazing places around the UK where pets are very much welcome (sometimes even preferred). Hotel Cafe Royal in Mayfair, London, is one of Booking.com’s top picks in general - never mind for the fact they take pets. At no extra cost, you can bring your pup and enjoy everything London - and this stunning hotel - has to offer.
04
Aug
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Booking.com survey takes pulse of LGBTQ+ travelersopens in new window
Digital travel platform Booking.com has released new research revealing that half of LGBTQ+ travelers have experienced some form of discrimination when traveling. Conducted with 3,052 LGBTQ+ travelers across three continents, the new study shines a light on attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future.
03
Aug
2021
www.hotelbusiness.com
Bucket List These Lesser-Known Road Trip Destinations to Explore With Your Squad This Friendship Dayopens in new window
As an ode to Friendship Day, Booking.com has curated a list of road trips to lesser-known destinations perfect for you and your gang. Take your masks, create your favorite playlist, and hit the road for a fun and memorable road trip with your friends, when it is safe to do so!
31
Jul
2021
www.india.com
Easy Yet Impactful Ways To Make Your Future Travels More Sustainableopens in new window
In Booking.com’s most recent study on sustainability, more than half of the respondents feel that there are simply not enough sustainable options available. Gybels explained that this notion may be because some accommodations don’t communicate their sustainability efforts to guests. For example, while three out of four accommodation partners say they have implemented sustainable steps at their property, only one-third (31%) actively communicate about their efforts proactively to potential guests, indicating that significant challenges remain to making sustainability information easy to access for travelers at earlier stages of the booking process.
28
Jul
2021
www.clozette.co
As COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, sustainability is top of mind for travellersopens in new window
There’s no doubt that demand for environmentally conscious travel will continue to grow, with Booking.com reporting that already 83 per cent of global travellers think sustainable travel is vital, while 49 per cent think that there aren’t enough sustainable travel options available.
20
Jul
2021
www.theglobeandmail.com
TRAVEL NEWS - LIVE: VACCINATED TRAVELLERS HEAD OFF FOR EUROPE AMID NEW QUARANTINE EXEMPTION RULESopens in new window
According to research from booking.com, 47 per cent of Brits say confusion about the constantly changing status of countries makes it very unlikely that they will holiday abroad this year, with staycations appearing to be front of mind for most travellers. All of the top 10 most searched for destinations for summer are now based in the UK, which is over twice as many as 2020.
20
Jul
2021
www.independent.co.uk
Sustainable travel? Miles to go to make it easier for everyone to travel more sustainablyopens in new window
In perhaps one of the most succinct descriptions of Sustainable Travel, Marianne Gybels, Director of Sustainability, Booking.com, says that it is all about keeping destinations happy and healthy and leaving the places we visit better than how we found them. In a conversation with ETTravelWorld, Gybels explains what sustainability means to the travel company and why it is important.
19
Jul
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
GO NZ: Cycling Hokitika's West Coast Wilderness trail, plus wet weather activitiesopens in new window
Hokitika was recently voted Booking.com's Most Welcoming Towns in their Traveller Review Awards.
17
Jul
2021
www.nzherald.co.nz
You Can Have a Sleepover in a Real-life Ice Cream Truckopens in new window
Ice cream lovers, now's your chance to satisfy your sweet tooth in the best popsicle way. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 18, Booking.com is offering fans the ultimate "Sundae Funday" promotion. The booking website is outfitting a real-life and fully functional ice cream truck for two lucky ice cream lovers to enjoy a sleepover in. The decked out truck will be located in Union Square Park in New York City. The lucky people who win the "gelato-ry" will be given an overnight stay in the truck as well as a very sweet itinerary of ice cream-themed things to do during the stay, including a downtown Manhattan ice cream shop walking tour, tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream, and more.
16
Jul
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
Flights are cheap but car hire is SKY-HIGH: Computer chip shortage means rental firms don't have enough cars for holidaymakers and are hiking pricesopens in new window
If you are hoping to rent a car this summer, our advice is not to leave it until the last minute and book earlier on if you can - the vast majority of car rentals with Booking.com can be cancelled up to 24 hours of pick-up, providing travellers with the much needed flexibility and reassurance they currently need.
15
Jul
2021
www.thisismoney.co.uk
Booking.com Marks National Ice Cream Day With Overnight Stays In An Ice Cream Truckopens in new window
Imagine celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 18, not only by eating a scoop or two but by staying somewhere that looks really sweet. It would involve spending the night inside an ice cream truck. Booking.com is making such an overnight stay possible. The booking website is offering two separate stays within an ice cream truck parked in New York City’s Union Square during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18. The lucky people who obtain these bookings will sleep inside a secured and fully-functioning ice cream truck. (Don’t worry; the ice cream is all for them. And the truck will remain off-duty.)
15
Jul
2021
www.forbes.com
How Many Days in Santorini Do You Need?opens in new window
Hotels – Booking.com has the best inventory of properties and with their Genius tier, you can save even more money.
15
Jul
2021
goingawesomeplaces.com
Destinations That You Should Visit Next, According to Your Zodiac Signopens in new window
To help travellers address the “where to next”, Booking.com has curated a list of Indian destinations endorsed by Indian travellers and matched these insights with the typical characteristics of the astrology signs. Meaning when the time is right to travel again, these destinations are written in the stars to fulfil our zodiac travel desire.
14
Jul
2021
www.india.com
7 cycling destinations around the worldopens in new window
Bicycle trips give tourists a chance to feel a sense of freedom while pedaling around in cities and among nature. Two-wheeled adventures are also regarded as a relatively safer type of travel amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, as they make less contact with others during the trip. The following destinations have been selected by online travel agency Booking.com, as the cycling destinations most endorsed among Korean travelers.
14
Jul
2021
www.koreatimes.co.kr
You Can Spend the Night in an Ice Cream Truck Through Booking.comopens in new window
There are a lot of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18. You can, of course, eat ice cream. There are even a ton of deals on ice cream to help you load up. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find a way to celebrate harder than spending the night in an ice cream truck. Booking.com is offering a couple of people an opportunity to do just that. The ice cream truck is located in New York City, and there are going to be two one-night stays up for grabs in the fully-functioning ice cream truck. (Yes, that means there is going to be ice cream involved.)
13
Jul
2021
www.thrillist.com
18 of the best beach hotels in the U.S. for families whether you're traveling with a baby, teen, grandparents, or petsopens in new window
We've stayed at many of these hotels personally and also researched ratings and reviews from trusted traveler sites like Trip Advisor and Booking.com.
13
Jul
2021
www.businessinsider.com
The big shift in travel: Trends in 2021 for Indian travellersopens in new window
The pandemic has impacted the way people approach travel-related decisions, aspects of which are likely to last for some time. Enhanced transparency around health and safety top the list. A survey by Booking.com on the future of travel shows that 77 per cent of Indians mentioned they would only book accommodations if it was clear what health and hygiene policies a destination had in place, with 71 per cent saying they would avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns.
12
Jul
2021
www.indiatoday.in
Booking.com CEO: "We've had good success buying companies in Israel and we will continue to look out there"opens in new window
Glenn Fogel, President and CEO at Booking Holdings and CEO at Booking.com, spoke at Calcalist's E-commerce 360 conference organized in partnership with Phoenix Insurance about the way Covid-19 will affect travel even long after the pandemic will be gone.
12
Jul
2021
www.calcalistech.com
Staycation in isolation: Homestays open the dooropens in new window
Sustainable Travel Report 2021 by Booking.com reveals the pandemic has influenced 88% of Indian travellers to want to travel more sustainably in the future. The report points that 74% of Indian travellers want to have authentic experiences that are representative of local cultures when they travel. Furthermore, 72% will go as far as avoiding popular destinations and attractions to ensure they aren’t contributing to overcrowding challenges and helping do their part to disperse the positive benefits of travel to less frequently visited destinations and communities.
09
Jul
2021
www.hindustantimes.com
The Five Best Five Star Covid-19 Isolation Hotels in New Zealandopens in new window
We’ve gathered the best Covid-19 isolation hotels together and listed them in order of rating based on Booking.com reviews. Four out of the five are based in Auckland, while one is in Wellington. The list has been done in descending order because I’m not here to titillate you with some sort of grand finale. Besides, they’re all incredible in their own unique way.
08
Jul
2021
m2now.com
STUDY: MOST AUSSIE TRAVELLERS CRAVE DEEPER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES WITHIN THEIR NATIVE LANDopens in new window
The time off international travel has many reflecting on what they have missed most about travelling further afield, and the vital role local culture plays in the overall holiday experience. Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report explores attitudes not only towards environmental, but also cultural sustainability and the importance of conserving cultural beliefs, practices and heritage – particularly when it comes to exploring the world beyond our own borders.
08
Jul
2021
www.travelweekly.com.au
You Can Have A Once-In-A-Lifetime Sleepover Inside Of An Ice Cream Truck In NYCopens in new window
From the same company that brought you the opportunity to sleepover in Monica & Rachel’s apartment, now you can experience an even sweeter slumber party inside of an ice cream truck! In honor of National Ice Cream Day (July 18), Booking.com is giving a few lucky winners a fantastical overnight stay inside an adorable—and might we add fully-functioning—ice cream truck!
08
Jul
2021
secretnyc.co
You Can Stay Overnight in an Ice Cream Truck, Because Summer Dreams Do Come Trueopens in new window
To celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18, two pairs of travelers will get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — staying overnight in a decked out ice cream truck. Yes, really. Booking.com created what they call an “ice cream lover’s paradise” in the back of a totally-customized ice cream truck. It’s a fully-functioning dessert delivery service parked in New York City’s Union Square and it’s stuffed to the brim with sweet, melty fun including a stocked-up ice cream fridge, a milkshake-making station, and an all-you-can-eat toppings bar.
08
Jul
2021
www.apartmenttherapy.com
Lucky Football Fans Can Spend The Night At Wembley Stadium For EURO 2020 Finalopens in new window
Football fanatics can now win the chance to have the best seat in the house at the UEFA EURO 2020 final, as Booking.com is giving fans the chance to stay overnight INSIDE Wembley Stadium. The plush Stadium Suite, which overlooks the venue's hallowed turf, contains a huge double bed and is filled with football themed soft furnishings. A private balcony will give the lucky fans the chance to avoid crowds and watch Italy and England battle it out at Sunday’s final from the best seats in the house. The guests will then stay over in the stadium post-match before waking up to breakfast pitch-side as well as the chance to freshen up in the players changing room the next day.
08
Jul
2021
www.msn.com
#WorldChocolateDay: Indulge in the local cocoa experience across Indiaopens in new window
It's that time of the year when chocoholics get ready to immerse in a truly guilt-free indulgence. World Chocolate Day, which is observed on July 7th, is all about celebrating a delicious, versatile and irreplaceable treat - chocolate! Chocolate starts out as a nib, which is found in a cocoa bean that grows in pods on cocoa trees. The cocoa bean at the core is hard, tasteless and inedible. It becomes the basis for chocolate only after fermenting and roasting. This is how the journey of all chocolate begins. To celebrate the sweetest day of the year, Booking.com has curated a list of destinations across India that produce local cocoa.
07
Jul
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
ROOM WITH A VIEW…. BOOKING.COM UNVEILS THE STADIUM SUITEopens in new window
Booking.com has just unveiled its Stadium Suite at Wembley Stadium! Two lucky winners will stay in the plush suite for the Semi Final and Final of UEFA EURO 2020. Every football fan’s dream destination… Booking.com gives lucky competition winners the chance to stay overnight INSIDE Wembley Stadium, providing the ultimate overnight football experience, Booking.com’s ‘Stadium Suite’ overlooks the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, home to the UEFA EURO 2020 Semi Finals and Final
07
Jul
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
International Bikini Day: Get a perfect tan in these lesser-explored beaches of Indiaopens in new window
Today is International Bikini Day, which marks the anniversary of when the bikini was invented by French designer Louis Réard, which holds a deep cultural significance in history. It is believed the two-piece attire was invented in 1946 to match the liberated mood of Europeans who celebrated a war-free summer post World War II. As such, on this occasion, digital travel company Booking.com brings you this list of unexplored Indian beaches you can visit to get that perfect bikini tan, when it is safe to travel.
05
Jul
2021
indianexpress.com
5 sustainable hotels to check into in 2021opens in new window
With new research from Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report finding that up to 36 per cent of travellers made more sustainable choices when travelling over the past 12 months, we couldn't think of a better time to bring you five of our favourite hotels that are working to care for the environment while offering a stylish place to escape. The research also found that 43 per cent of those making more ethical choices said the pandemic had made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. Furthermore, when it comes to accommodation, 64 per cent of them say they want to stay somewhere more eco-conscious in the upcoming year.
01
Jul
2021
www.msn.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.
30
Jun
2021
www.rd.com
Best hotels in Parisopens in new window
The most visited city in the world’s most visited country has room to experiment when it comes to hotels — with everything from industrial-chic in up-and-coming arrondissements to the grandest of grande dames
29
Jun
2021
www.thetimes.co.uk
What to Know About The Trevor Project After NFL Player Carl Nassib's $100K Donationopens in new window
On Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, 28, came out as gay, making him the first active NFL player to do so. With the announcement, Nassib donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project, explaining that he feels an "immense responsibility to help in any way [he] can." Following the news, the NFL revealed on social media that they would match Nassib's $100,000 donation. Other individuals and companies have since followed suit, including Booking.com, which matched the donation, as well as Penn State University's Head Football Coach James Franklin, who announced he would be making a $10,000 donation on behalf of his former player.
25
Jun
2021
people.com
Sustainable tourism: Why you might already be doing 'green travel' and not know itopens in new window
Research by Booking.com shows that many travellers feel anxious about climate change and are prepared to take more responsibility in their travel choices so future generations might enjoy the same pleasures of travel. The 2021 Sustainable Travel Report discovered that 72 per cent of Australian travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 63 per cent saying they will avoid popular destinations and attractions to disperse the benefits of travel, while 72 per cent want to stay in sustainable accommodation and 69 per cent would like to use more environmentally friendly modes of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport and 43 per cent think there are not enough sustainable options.
24
Jun
2021
www.traveller.com.au
WHERE TO GO NOW: SUSTAINABLE STAYS FROM BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Awareness of how we’re travelling, and the subsequent impact it has, is continuing to grow with the ‘pandemic effect’ further encouraging travellers to opt for more sustainable measures. In fact, Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2021 has found that 43% of UK travellers say the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future, whilst 64% say they want to stay in a sustainable accommodation in the upcoming year. The latter has actually seen a notable increase from previous years, from 44% in 2016, and 50% in 2020, prior to the pandemic.
24
Jun
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Travel can only fully recover if we work togetheropens in new window
For travel to fully recover, we must recover together. The travel industry and governments must work closely to create effective programmes that will stimulate travel, safeguard jobs and drive innovation to respond to our new reality. To achieve this, a co-ordinated effort must be undertaken in three key areas: ensuring equitable and widespread vaccine distribution, creating effective vaccine passport systems and developing consistent guidelines to encourage safe travel.
23
Jun
2021
www.fdiintelligence.com
Best hotels in Marseilleopens in new window
France’s oldest city and window on to the Mediterranean has a small but bold choice of top hotels, with many exciting new openings in the past decade
22
Jun
2021
www.thetimes.co.uk
How to find more eco-friendly and sustainable accommodationopens in new window
There are a few things that will change in the world of travel once the borders open, and one of those will be an increase in travelers' awareness of sustainability. A recent study by Booking.com found that according to 61 percent of respondents, the pandemic has encouraged them to travel more sustainably in the future. The Sustainable Travel Report also found 31 percent of Kiwi travellers weren't even aware that sustainable properties exist and 27 percent weren't sure where to find them.
22
Jun
2021
www.msn.com
Yoga meets travel: Places that are home to different styles of yogaopens in new window
After being locked at home for several months many might choose holidays that bring a sense of calm and rejuvenation to their souls. To celebrate International Day of Yoga, Booking.com has curated a list of Indian destinations where different yoga practices originated or were popularised. As it becomes safe to travel once again, one can visit these destinations to truly experience this practice right at the heart of its existence. No matter what form of yoga you are interested in learning, you’ll find a place to do so in India.
21
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Need a break? US TOO. These are the Australian farmstays we're escaping to this winter.opens in new window
Luckily for those people in need of a break, there are absolutely bucket loads of options on booking.com - and we've rounded up the best of the best so you can kick back in your farmstay ASAP.
19
Jun
2021
www.mamamia.com.au
Mel C's joy as Spice Girls fans rescue her priceless memorabilia from eBay saleopens in new window
This year also marks 25 years since England last played Scotland in the Euros, (which ended 2-0 to England) and football fan Mel is heading to Wembley to watch the match tonight. The singer will be at the game with Scotland fan Lorraine Kelly in support of the #RivalsReUnited by Booking.com. Stats by the the travel site have revealed that more than nine in ten England supporters (96%) have something good to say about Scotland and its people whilst over three quarters of (78%) Scotland fans can think of positive things to say about England and its people. "There is definitely going to be some friendly banter and that’s why it’s so nice to be invited on this campaign," said Mel.
18
Jun
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Love is Love: Celebrate Pride in Queenstown this winteropens in new window
Feel the love for your authentic self, for each other, and for beautiful Queenstown as you fly yourself across the Tasman to celebrate at Winter Pride, where Booking.com has announced it will be a platinum sponsor. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world and more than 28 million accommodation listings in more than 153,000 destinations worldwide, Booking.com says it is committed to help LGBTIQ+ travellers and their allies everywhere make the most of their pride-inspired travels.
18
Jun
2021
karryon.com.au
9 Best Places to Book Summer Travelopens in new window
Booking.com is more than hotels! Whether you're looking for an apartment, resort, cabin or private home, it's all there, so long as you know what to look for. And trust us, there's a lot to search through. With more than 774,874 apartments, 17,678 resorts, 387,467 villas, 30,584 cabins and 781,245 hotels, there's no limit to booking your dream vacation. To top it all off, Booking.com also has an exceptional community of like-minded travelers who can connect about their upcoming trips, ask location-specific questions and, of course, share their top traveling tips.
17
Jun
2021
www.newsweek.com
Doc Holiday: How can I find fun for my son?opens in new window
Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report has revealed 51 per cent of the 29,000 surveyed believe the pandemic has influenced them to try to be more green with their travels. To make sustainable choices easier on the road, Booking.com is now showing third-party sustainability certifications and practices in place at hundreds of thousands of properties globally.
17
Jun
2021
www.escape.com.au
Getaways booked out as Delhiites head for hillsopens in new window
Most hotels in the hills or those close to the capital are sold out for the coming weekend. Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager (South Asia), Booking.com, disclosed, “We are seeing an increase in consumers wanting a safe vacation. Based on recent data, some of the most searched Indian destinations, besides New Delhi and Gurgaon, for the weekend of June 19-20 are Manali, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Shimla and Mussoorie.”
16
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
10 of the best hotels in Santa Barbara whether you're on a budget or want to splurge on a celebrity favoriteopens in new window
Each has a Trip Advisor rating of "Very Good" or above with a substantial number of recent positive reviews and is highly rated on other trusted traveler platforms like Booking.com.
16
Jun
2021
www.businessinsider.com
Intrepid Travel’s Overtourism Antidote for Europe Focuses on Hyperlocal and Remoteopens in new window
The latest sign of this consumer lean in towards green is in Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, released this month and surveying over 29,000 travelers in 30 countries — in it, 46 percent of U.S. travelers said that the pandemic had pushed them to want to travel more sustainably in the future.
16
Jun
2021
skift.com
I tried to book a UK holiday for this summer – this is where £1,000 can take youopens in new window
On Booking.com, The Oaksmere Hotel, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, is a beacon of hope – it looks genuinely inviting, with stylish bedrooms and multiple dining options, including a cocktail bar and garden terrace.
15
Jun
2021
www.msn.com
Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Reportopens in new window
New research released today from Booking.com, containing insights gathered from more than 29,000 travelers across 30 countries, suggests that the pandemic has been the tipping point for travelers to finally commit to their own sustainable journey, with 72% of global travelers believing people have to act now to save the planet for future generations.
14
Jun
2021
drifttravel.com
Globally people spent 86% more time on travel apps; India’s railway booking app among top installs listopens in new window
Consumers worldwide spent 86% more time on travel and navigation apps like Uber, Google Maps, and travel agency website Booking.com in April, compared to the same period last year, a trend that shows people are looking forward to start travelling again.
14
Jun
2021
www.thehindu.com
Eager to travel, Americans book Sun Belt beach, city stays as pandemic fadesopens in new window
New Booking.com research shows that Americans are looking to get away this summer, and more specifically, a majority (62%) say they are optimistic they’ll get to the beach when it is safe again to do so,” said Leslie Cafferty, senior vice president and head of global communications at Booking Holdings.
13
Jun
2021
www.cnbc.com
Michael Owen gives Harry Kane "guarantee" amid transfer speculationopens in new window
Owen discussed Kane's future as new research commissioned by Booking.com, the official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™, found that fans are more friends than rivals, as over three quarters (77%) of England fans say that watching in stadia alongside rival fans is the best part of live football.
11
Jun
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
New Report Reveals Global Desire for Sustainable Travelopens in new window
Booking.com has released its 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, surveying almost 30,000 individuals across thirty different countries about their perspectives on sustainable travel. More travelers than ever will actively search out sustainable accommodations; a staggering 81 percent of global respondents said they’d stay in a sustainable accommodation at least once this year as opposed to last year’s 74 percent, the largest year-to-year jump in the past five years. Back in 2016, the number was 62 percent.
09
Jun
2021
www.travelpulse.com
Phil Foden warned doing well at Euro 2020 could change his life off the pitchopens in new window
Owen – who was talking as new research commissioned by Booking.com, the official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner of Euro 2020, showed 61 per cent of England football fans would rather see their main rivals Germany win the Euros than skip their next holiday – also believes the hype around Foden is justified.
09
Jun
2021
www.heraldscotland.com
'Loki' Filming Locations: The TVA Building is a Real Hotel That Marvel Has Used Beforeopens in new window
As well as providing an interesting location for TV and film, the Marquis is a working hotel that Marvel fans can stay in. Viewers who want to stay in the TVA offices can book one of over 1,600 rooms at the hotel, with prices starting at around $190 per night, according to Booking.com.
09
Jun
2021
www.newsweek.com
A Beginner's Guide to Working from Wherever You Wantopens in new window
When you are ready to fully commit to life on the road, look for month-to-month accommodations for more flexibility. Websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com have long-term options (you may even get a discount if staying for a long period of time), though it’s also possible to work with local real estate agents for a short-term rental.
08
Jun
2021
www.cntraveler.com
Staycation destinations with pools and hot tubs you can book in Julyopens in new window
A section of the property’s advert on Booking.com says : “Nett's Coastal Escape is a lovely first floor apartment situated in the village of Filey, North Yorkshire. Hosting one king-size double bedroom, and a bathroom, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside you will also find an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. To the outside is off-road parking for one car, and communal lawned grounds with lakes, picnic areas and barbecues.”
04
Jun
2021
www.birminghammail.co.uk
Indians most keen to travel sustainably in future, says Global Sustainable Surveyopens in new window
As new-age travellers get conscious about protecting local communities, environment and biodiversity, Booking.Com’s survey also showed 49% travellers want to recycle more, 42% focus on reducing food wastage, 34% prefer to ditch private vehicles to take public transport, while 33% avoid single use plastic.
04
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Travel even if you have trouble getting aroundopens in new window
I look online for hotel rooms on the ground floor, or a hotel with an elevator. Typically, I will use Booking.com, because it has a feature that allows you to select only hotels that offer accessible rooms. I always email the hotel directly myself before arriving as a backup.
02
Jun
2021
www.dailynews.com
Log cabin with a hot tub Scotland: 10 lodges with a hot tub you can hire for a luxury Scottish staycationopens in new window
Fancy escaping to a cosy log cabin in Scotland and relaxing in the hot tub? Of course you do. Whether they’re up in the rugged Scottish Highlands, or beside a peaceful loch, there’s no better place for a relaxing Scottish staycation. We’ve found a selection of the best ones currently available on Booking.com
02
Jun
2021
www.scotsman.com
7 travel deals to take advantage of this Memorial Day 2021opens in new window
Booking.com is another convenient site you can use to find hotels, flights, rental cars and even attractions for less. Here, you'll find 15% price cuts on local and global trips to places such as New York, Houston and Boston.
27
May
2021
eu.usatoday.com
FABULOUS STAYS WORTH DOUZE POINTS FOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST LOVERSopens in new window
While we might not be able to travel to our favourite destinations just yet, the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is opening up Europe to everyone again. For Eurovision-wanderlust, when it’s safe to travel again, Booking.com, the Official Travel Partner of Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has compiled a list of destinations and accommodations inspired by some of this year’s most catchy songs to further excite fans across Europe ahead of the highly anticipated song contest.
22
May
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
How has the pandemic changed the travel, tourism and hospitality industry?opens in new window
Awareness of sustainable travel: The world has seen the positive environmental impacts of travel ban and quarantine. As the hospitality sector is adjusting to Covid-19 safety measures for travellers, sustainability leads the way in persuading their choices. As per Booking.com’s Future of Travel research findings, as much as 70% of Indian travellers want to travel more sustainably in 2021.
21
May
2021
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
9 Friends-Inspired Experiences You Can Participate In Ahead Of The Reunion Specialopens in new window
Thanks to Booking.com and The Friends Experience, you and your BFF could spend the night hanging out in Monica and Rachel’s living room, playing foosball in Joey and Chandler’s apartment, and catching up on the Central Perk couch. Starting May 21, you can book a sleepover in the Friends pop-up in NYC for only $19.94 (an homage to the year the show premiered). You’ll have access to the different sets for tons of Insta pics and moments to recreate your fave scenes from the series.
21
May
2021
www.elitedaily.com
Aussie European Travel Dreams Come True Through Eurovision Song Contest 2021opens in new window
Booking.com, the Official Travel Partner of Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has partnered with Dami Im to celebrate what we love most about the European spectacle from down under. The Australian Eurovision Song Contest legend is sharing her love for European travel by hosting a Dutch themed ‘Eurovision Song Contest Sleepover’ and calling on Aussies to get involved and celebrate our ‘friendly rivals’ that we miss in Europe.
19
May
2021
www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au
Book Monica's apartment from 'Friends' for an overnight stayopens in new window
Staying in the apartments of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross are a longtime dream for “Friends” fans -- and now, they might actually get that chance. Booking.com and Superfly X are partnering to offer two overnight stays at the “FRIENDS Experience” in New York City. The experience is an immersive pop-up that brings people into the world of the iconic television show with two stories and 18 rooms’ worth of interactive elements, set recreations, props and merchandise.
17
May
2021
www.goodmorningamerica.com
What does it mean to travel sustainably in 2021?opens in new window
Booking.com’s 2019 Sustainable Travel Report, for example, found that 70% of global travellers would be more likely to book accommodation knowing it was eco-friendly.
14
May
2021
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk
Conscious Travel Can Be The Biggest Wealth Creatoropens in new window
Consumers, travellers and hosts alike are glaringly aware of the alarming effects of climate change and global warming and are constantly on the lookout for ways to help. The Sustainable Travel Report by Booking.com revealed that 72% of travellers believed that steps towards a greener way of travelling need to be taken now.
13
May
2021
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Butlin's availability for 2021 as 'staycations' expected to be hugely popularopens in new window
If you don't fancy self catering or fancy a city break then Booking.com has rounded up some of the best hotel deals for the summer, you can book attractions and car rental too.
12
May
2021
www.somersetlive.co.uk