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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
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
You Could Spend the Night in This “Friends”-Styled Apartment for Under $20opens in new window
On May 21, you could be one of the lucky “Friends” fans to book an overnight stay at “The Friends Experience” for $19.94, in honor of the year the hit show premiered on NBC. Hosted by Booking.com in partnership with Superfly X, you’ll be spending the night in the immersive space in New York City, filled with interactive experiences and photo ops from the show.
12
May
2021
www.apartmenttherapy.com
You can now book an NYC sleepover in the apartment from Friendsopens in new window
If you've ever been jealous of how cool (and big) Monica and Rachel's apartment was in Friends, now's your chance to actually stay there (well, sort of). The Friends Experience, the 18-room pop-up exhibit with all the iconic props and recreated scenes from the show, is now taking reservations (for two) on Booking.com. Superfly X and Booking.com are making the experience bookable for two overnight stays for only $19.94 per night in honor of the year the show premiered.
12
May
2021
www.timeout.com
Here’s Your Chance to Spend the Night in Iconic Sets From 'Friends'opens in new window
You and your Friends have missed a lot in the last year, but you know that they'll always be there for you. This is why you should celebrate your friendship (and possibly your first in-person interaction since 2020) by enjoying a special sleepover at The Friends Experience in New York City. Could you be any more excited? Booking.com has partnered with Superfly X to help a few lucky fans celebrate with an iconic experience to make up for all the time you and your friends may have lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friends Experience is an immersive, two-story space that is filled with interactive experiences inspired by the popular 90s sitcom Friends, including set recreations with original props and costumes, limited-edition merchandise, and fun activities based on key moments from the show.
12
May
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
You Can Now Stay in the ‘Friends’ Apartment for Just $20 Per Nightopens in new window
If you’ve watched Friends so many times that you can practically recite every “How you doin’?” reference, then we have a treat for you. Booking.com is offering fans the unique opportunity to host a sleepover in Rachel and Monica’s New York City apartment. The fake residence is currently sitting on a sound stage in NYC, and for a limited time only, it’s being transformed into an instant hotel for—drumroll, please—The Friends Experience.
12
May
2021
www.purewow.com
Travel industry hopes to rebound as pandemic declinesopens in new window
As the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, more Americans are feeling optimistic about traveling. Booking.com CEO Glenn Fogel joined CBSN to discuss the possible return of vacations.
07
May
2021
www.cbsnews.com
Booking Holdings Beats Wall Street Estimates on First Quarter Earningsopens in new window
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joined Cheddar to discuss the company's first quarter earnings report and the company's outlook on recovery for the travel industry.
07
May
2021
cheddar.com
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on Q1 earnings, travel demand outlookopens in new window
Airport passenger screenings and hotel occupancy rates have been trending upward in 2021, suggesting travel is rebounding. Booking Holdings reported first-quarter results after the bell Wednesday, beating analysts’ expectations with a smaller-than-expected loss. Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings president and CEO, joined “Squawk Box” on Thursday to discuss.
06
May
2021
www.cnbc.com
Booking.com and easyHotel offer cut-price deals as travel rules relaxedopens in new window
Latest research by the online portal shows 68 per cent feel more hopeful and optimistic about travelling in 2021 following the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. Glenn Fogel, chief executive of Booking.com, said: "This pandemic has taken a toll on so many aspects of our lives and society, including the travel industry and the myriad of businesses it comprises, and it’s been truly uplifting to see Britons’ determination to move toward a better, brighter future for all. We know recovery will take time, so we hope this 10 per cent back in travel credits can be one small piece of support.”
06
May
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
Cook Islands accommodation suitable for all types of travellersopens in new window
Kiwis are ready to dust off their passports and head to the Cook Islands, according to search data from accommodation website, Booking.com. Rarotonga shot up 15 places in the list of most searched destinations year-on-year, following the recent announcement of a travel bubble between Aotearoa and the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands have always had a wide appeal, popular with all age groups and types of traveller.
06
May
2021
www.msn.com
Kia Orana to the Cooksopens in new window
It’s an exciting time for Kiwi travellers with the announcement of a second travel bubble opening later this month to the beautiful Cook Islands, just one month after the Australia bubble opened in April. And after over a year of travel restrictions, Booking.com has new research revealing our appetite to explore the world remains undiminished. Nearly two thirds of Kiwi travellers (59%) feel more hopeful about travelling in 2021 since the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, with the bubble announcements welcome news for many keen travellers.
05
May
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Strewth! These are the most searched trans-Tasman travel bubble destinationsopens in new window
The research from Booking.com shows that despite the opening of the quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia, many New Zealanders will wait to be fully vaccinated before packing their bags and grabbing their passports, particularly those over 55. One thousand New Zealanders took part in the survey, with 60 percent of them saying they'll wait until they're vaccinated before holidaying overseas - but almost as many (59 percent) said they were more hopeful about travelling this year thanks to the vaccines. The data also shows a massive increase in the number of people searching for accommodation in the days following the announcement of the travel bubble.
30
Apr
2021
www.msn.com
The Great British Escape: Where's full, where's not, and how to secure a tripopens in new window
And it’s good news for those businesses that have put in the hard work – staycations are “at the forefront of UK travellers’ minds” according to Ryan Pearson, Regional Manager at Booking.com. “Many are opting for a staycation in light of international travel looking to remain limited for this year. Our data can actually reveal that eight out of ten of the most searched for destinations are now based in the UK, which is twice as many as 2020,” he added.
30
Apr
2021
uk.style.yahoo.com
Holidaymakers stick to staycations this summer with demand up over 200% on last year: We reveal the most popular locations for travellersopens in new window
Meanwhile, Booking.com's research has revealed an increase in travel searches since the Government's roadmap announcement on the lockdown restrictions easing. It said eight out of the top ten most searched for destinations for summer were now based in the UK, which is twice as many as 2020. Some 22 per cent of people cite a relaxing beach or spa trip as the first type of trip they will take when it's safe to do so, whilst just 5 per cent say a city break is a priority. The top domestic destinations for this year include Torquay, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Brighton and Hove and St Ives.
29
Apr
2021
www.thisismoney.co.uk
World on travel rebound in 2021, Indians looking for sustainability: Surveyopens in new window
According to a Booking.com survey, pause in global trotting has inspired 94 per cent of Indian travellers to make sustainable travel a priority in the future. As such, while 68 per cent of Indian travellers want the money they spend on travelling to go to the local community, 98 per cent want to stay in an eco-friendly accommodation at least once.
29
Apr
2021
indianexpress.com
Booking.com CMO on brand's pivot to local sights, and what comes nextopens in new window
Some of this optimism may stem from a survey the company did of more than 28,000 travelers across 28 markets to uncover what they feel most hopeful about as it becomes safe to travel again, and what support they believe the travel industry needs to get back on its feet. According to the survey, 77% of travelers went so far as stating that they would rather go on a vacation in 2021 than find true love. And 68% would prioritise traveling over success at work, preferring a vacation more than a promotion. Half the respondents feel confident that they’ll be able to hit the beach by summer 2021, and 15% say a relaxing beach or spa trip will be the first type of trip they book when it’s safe to do so.
26
Apr
2021
www.campaignlive.co.uk
A presidential suite in London for £160? Yes please! LEE BOYCE on why this could be the best year to snag a cheap luxury city break in the UKopens in new window
Meanwhile, research from Booking.com shows coastal breaks are likely to be the most sought after domestic option this summer. In fact, more than one in five say a relaxing beach or spa trip will be the first type of trip they take when it's safe to do so, whilst just 5 per cent say a city break is a priority. 'We know from our research this will especially apply to places such as Newquay and St Ives,' says Ryan Pearson, regional manager at Booking.com.
26
Apr
2021
www.dailymail.co.uk
In a post-Covid world if you want to travel more sustainably, do your homework firstopens in new window
Another poll, this one for the digital travel company Booking.com, found that 69% of the more than 20,000 respondents “expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable travel options.”
23
Apr
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Just in Time for Earth Day: 7 New Sustainable (and Stylish) Hotelsopens in new window
According to recent data from Booking.com, 70% of consumers are likely to book an accommodation that they know is implementing sustainable practices. And with the alchemy of sustainable hotels in the luxury space, travelers are quickly realizing that you don’t need to sacrifice luxury for sustainability.
22
Apr
2021
www.architecturaldigest.com
Wonderful wooded staysopens in new window
With all the extra time spent indoors over the past year, Booking.com has seen a noticeable increase in endorsements from travellers using the platform for hiking (+94%), clean air (+50%) and nature (+44%). Considering this renewed passion to reconnect with the great outdoors and to mark Earth Day, here are five breathtaking wooded stays in New Zealand.
21
Apr
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
Booking Adds Tours and Activities From Viator in Their First Partnershipopens in new window
In their first partnership in the sector, Booking and Viator announced Wednesday that thousands of Viator’s attractions, tours and activities would soon be available for travelers on Booking.com.
21
Apr
2021
skift.com
#WorldHeritageDay: Have You Visited These Historical Sites?opens in new window
Today, April 18, is World Heritage Day, or the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we consider again the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s heritage sites and built monuments. A day when we acknowledge again that our country is home to a number of fascinating and unique historical sites. Add to your own bucket list from this curation by travel brand Booking.com of sites that will gladden the heart of every traveller and history lover.
18
Apr
2021
www.femina.in
Most Britons will stay in UK this summer, government survey revealsopens in new window
A survey of 1,000 British travellers by Booking.com suggests that 64 per cent will not travel internationally until they have been vaccinated. The figure rises to 76 per cent for those aged 55-plus, all of whom should have been offered at least one jab.
15
Apr
2021
uk.style.yahoo.com
Homes are winning out over hotels for travellersopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking.com, speaks about the state of the travel and tourism industry amid the pandemic
15
Apr
2021
nationalpost.com
As vaccine access accelerates, appetite for travel in 2021 growsopens in new window
New research from digital travel leader Booking.com reveals that even after months of restrictions, our appetite to explore the world remains undiminished.
15
Apr
2021
www.wsaw.com
Confidence soars in international travel, providing Covid-19 vaccinations keep upopens in new window
Over half of New Zealanders are hoping to take an international holiday this year a consumer confidence survey has revealed, but only once they've been vaccinated. The survey, commissioned by accommodation listings website Booking.com, shows that there's still hunger for travel - but most Kiwis say they will put off plans until they are fully vaccinated. 60 per cent of New Zealanders say they are willing to delay travel plans until they are fully vaccinated.
13
Apr
2021
www.nzherald.co.nz
Top UK summer holiday destinations that are booking up fastopens in new window
While international travel might not be an option just yet, as Booking.com's research uncovered that 64 per cent of Brits say they won't travel internationally until they have been vaccinated, staycations are once again on the rise as they were last year. According to Booking.com, these are the top ten UK destinations to check out this year, and, with over a third of Brits having banked more annual leave, these staycations can be longer than ever!
12
Apr
2021
www.hellomagazine.com
77% of Hongkongers would prefer a faraway vacation over finding true loveopens in new window
Booking.com has revealed the results of a new travel survey that reveals just how badly Hongkongers are aching to vacation once again. When it comes to post-pandemic priorities, 77% of Hong Kong travelers admitted they would rather go on vacation in 2021 than find true love, while 68% would pick travelling over success at work. It seems that promotion can wait.
12
Apr
2021
www.chinatravelnews.com
Schedule travel plans now before demand picks up and prices rise: Booking.com CEOopens in new window
Despite knowing that the pandemic finish line hasn’t been reached just yet, 72 per cent of Canadian travellers feel more hopeful about travelling in 2021. Glenn Fogel, president and CEO of Booking Holdings and CEO of Booking.com, joins BNN Bloomberg to dig into this.
12
Apr
2021
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Waiheke Island’s siren-like allureopens in new window
I bookended my Waiheke sortie with a pampered stay at the watery embrace of The Hilton Auckland, which I secured through Booking.com Boasting stylish rooms and suites in an idyllic location at the end of Princes Wharf, with sweeping harbour views, enjoy luxury dining at FISH restaurant, and inviting cocktails at the elegant Bellini Bar. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, stake out great-value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, at https://www.booking.com.
10
Apr
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Best New Zealand hotspots to visit when the borders openopens in new window
The small seaside town of Russell was one of the most searched places by New Zealanders last year, as they travelled domestically instead of overseas, according to Booking.com. Full of historic buildings, including New Zealand’s oldest church, restaurants and art galleries, you can also go out on game fishing boats, and catch a day cruise from here to the Bay of Islands. There are large populations of Kiwi which you can spot if you walk around the nearby Orongo Bay.
09
Apr
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
For One Glorious Summer, Americans Will Vacation Like the Frenchopens in new window
This summer, the stars seem to be aligning for vaxxed-up Americans to go PTO wild. After a year in which everyone was cooped up indoors, domestic-travel bookings are going bonkers as people put in their day-off requests and get pumped for some sort of normalcy. It might have taken a global pandemic, but Americans for once seem poised to summer like the Europeans do—that is, if our bosses will let us. The roots of what may bloom this summer have been growing all throughout the pandemic. “The pent-up demand is a fire hose that is trying to burst through,” Glenn Fogel, the CEO of Booking.com, told me when I asked about his expectations for post-pandemic travel.
08
Apr
2021
www.theatlantic.com
Trans-Tasman bubble: The real cost of a trip to Australia opens in new window
A quick search on Booking.com found that a couple could expect to pay at least $518 for a seven-night hotel stay in Sydney, April 19-26. If you are happy to stay at a backpackers lodge, you could keep your accommodation budget under $400, with twin rooms starting from $384 and dorms costing significantly less. If five-star hotels are more your style, expect to pay upwards of $1700 for a week’s stay.
08
Apr
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Nine places to explore when the trans-Tasman travel bubble kicks offopens in new window
The long-awaited trans-Tasman travel bubble is set to kick off on April 19, giving Australians the chance to holiday overseas for the first time in more than a year. And as excited holidaymakers get ready to pack their bags, experts at Booking.com have released nine hidden New Zealand gems travellers should add to their travel itinerary. From coastal escapes to mountain trails and sprawling ski fields, here is a list of stunning towns to explore and sites to see to quench your wanderlust.
06
Apr
2021
www.msn.com
Booking Holdings CEO says Americans are ready to travelopens in new window
CNBC’s Seema Mody breaks down the return to traveling as more Americans get vaccinated with Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel.
05
Apr
2021
www.cnbc.com
Booking.com’s CEO sees a summer rebound for travel, but ‘a long road ahead’ for recoveryopens in new window
“As we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel, we encourage all those across the travel category as well as state, local, and federal governments to come together and implement solutions to revive and support travel,” Fogel says. “We know recovery will take time, and we know it will take the entire industry and governments working together to get travel back on its feet.”
05
Apr
2021
fortune.com
Booking.com Provides New Incentive for Travelers as Economy Reopensopens in new window
Booking.com hopes to excite travelers even more by announcing it will provide $50 post-stay promotional travel credits to Americans ready to begin exploring, whether that's close to home or venturing further. Glenn Fogel, CEO of Bookings Holdings and Booking.com, elaborates on the new promotion and elaborates on what he expects to see in the industry in 2021.
05
Apr
2021
cheddar.com
Ancient Indian Churches Inspire an Easter Sunday Getawayopens in new window
With new lockdowns being announced on a daily basis across India, it may be difficult to celebrate Easter the traditional way this year, but to keep the celebrations alive, Booking.com has curated a list of some of India’s ancient churches and cathedrals that are perfect for an Easter-inspired getaway as and when it’s safe to do so.
03
Apr
2021
www.news18.com
Covid no bar, many Chennaiites fly out for short Easter getawaysopens in new window
“We are seeing a heightened desire to travel. With travellers optimistic about making the most of long weekends, there is also an increased importance for health and safety, flexibility and diversity in experiences,”said Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia, at booking.com.
01
Apr
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The 10 best hotels in Edinburgh - according to Booking.com reviewsopens in new window
Thinking of booking a wee night away at a luxury hotel in the Capital? Then check out Booking.com’s highest rated hotels in Edinburgh.
31
Mar
2021
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com
5 quirky (but epic) stays for your next local adventureopens in new window
Head to booking.com to stumble across endless listings of sensational accommodation in every little corner of Aotearoa…
31
Mar
2021
www.remixmagazine.com
We've found a Booking.com deal that gets you 15% off your next UK city break - five-star hotels includedopens in new window
And for that, Booking.com reigns supreme as one of the best places to head. As such, it's pretty perfect timing that you can save 15% (or more) on getaway deals with our booking.com discount code right now. Don't say we don't treat you.
31
Mar
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Most popular UK holiday destinations for this summer - where to book nowopens in new window
Booking.com has revealed the most popular summer travel destinations, both in the UK and beyond. These destinations are trending, being the most searched for places by Britons.
28
Mar
2021
www.express.co.uk
Indians are headed to these destinations for a holiday weekendopens in new window
Goa emerged as the most booked destination, while New Delhi and Jaipur found themselves among the top three most booked destinations during this period. Booking.com also announced top accommodation types booked by Indian travellers travelling domestically which reveals that travellers are opting for alternative accommodations such as resorts, guesthouses and homestays, in addition to hotels.
25
Mar
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Booking.com insights on our changing destination wish-listopens in new window
It’s been one year this month since New Zealand closed its borders to international visitors and overseas travel as the pandemic shut the country to international travel indefinitely. Reflecting on the last 12 months, and what continues to be a tumultuous time for the travel industry, Booking.com has revealed last year’s top 20 most searched international destinations by Kiwis on their platform just before borders closed, as well as local spots that caught the attention of those looking to explore their own backyard.
24
Mar
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Wales' most dog-friendly places rankedopens in new window
And via Booking.com you can pick from accommodation such as holiday homes at Bodnolwyn Wen - which has many options in terms of party sizes - or something more cottagey, try Gwyllt Cottages.
23
Mar
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
8 signs that travel is on the verge of a booming comebackopens in new window
It’s likely people are seeking travel inspiration for the year as something to look forward to once vaccinated. A Booking.com survey from October that polled more than 20,000 people around the world found that 95% of respondents were spending free time looking at travel inspiration, with 38% looking at potential destinations at least once a week.
22
Mar
2021
www.businessinsider.com
Decode the mystery as you travel through these destinations in Indiaopens in new window
While traveling to Mars will remain a mystery for quite some time, Booking.com has curated a list of places in India that are known for their own mystery. So, why not add one of these destinations to your travel bucket list for 2021 and unravel some mysteries, as it gets safe to travel again!
19
Mar
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sustainable travel to grow post covid: Glenn Fogelopens in new window
Digital travel platform Booking.com said that 52% of Indians plan to travel within the country in the medium term, while 41% plan it over a year’s time. In an interview, Glenn Fogel, president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Booking Holdings and CEO, Booking.com spoke about what travel means in 2021 and how business has impacted the company.
19
Mar
2021
www.livemint.com
RBG, Kamala Harris: 10 spots frequented by iconic US womenopens in new window
Booking.com compiled a list of iconic American women and the destinations where they made history and their stories began. Booking.com research revealed that three-quarters (75%) of US female travelers won’t take travel for granted anymore and two-thirds (67%) are excited about the possibilities that traveling presents once all restrictions are lifted.
17
Mar
2021
eu.usatoday.com
Why you should book your summer vacation nowopens in new window
As worldwide travel slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, tells vacationers to beat the rush and book their summer vacations now.
17
Mar
2021
edition.cnn.com
Where to Dip Your Toes into Travel Againopens in new window
Travel leader Booking.com recently released its annual Traveller Review Award 2021, awarding 1,147,344 Awards worldwide, with more than 8,000 winners across Canada. The Traveller Review Awards serve to recognize Booking.com’s partners who have made travel experiences exceptionally memorable for travellers. Those partners’ dedication and resilience, as they managed to provide incredible travel experiences amidst a year of untold challenges for the entire industry, is unmatched. Properties in British Columbia claimed ten of the top fifty winning accommodations overall, making it one of the friendliest provinces to visit in Canada. Vancouver properties claimed 175 Awards, Whistler claimed 119, and Victoria 115.
11
Mar
2021
www.hellovancity.com
Leaders of Tomorrow | Season 9 | Booking.com & Oyoopens in new window
Leaders of Tomorrow brings you a deep-dive into the travel & tourism industry in India. In this episode, renowned business leaders, Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, - OYO India & South Asia and Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager - India, Indonesia, Maldives & Sri Lanka put the spotlight on opportunities in tourism in the new normal of travel.
10
Mar
2021
in.finance.yahoo.com
Up in the air: The future of travelopens in new window
Booking.com’s #FutureOfTravel features actors, celebrities and influencers bringing the culture of the cities and countries they have travelled to — on Instagram.
06
Mar
2021
www.hindustantimes.com
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
While travel is still mainly on pause, Booking.com research reveals that 7 in 10 women globally (58%)* are excited about the possibilities that traveling again presents whenever all travel restrictions are lifted. And 80%* of women say they won’t take travel for granted. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com is marking International Women’s Day with a list of women from all over the world who defied expectations and broke stereotypes, and the destinations where they either made history or where their stories began to inspire women all over the globe to follow in their footsteps.
06
Mar
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Mike Yardley: Highway thrills on the Haast Passopens in new window
It’s a wonderful holiday bolt-hole, enrobed with nature’s finest. You’ll find the lodge listed on Booking.com who are right across our great backyard. Stake out great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
04
Mar
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Celebrate Women’s History Month with These Destinationsopens in new window
The hotel travel site, Booking.com is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting the places that have shaped and inspired some of the greatest women of our generation. From New York to California, here are a few must-visit destinations and the women who helped change them forever.
04
Mar
2021
theworldtravelblog.com
How the Pandemic is Introducing a New Era of ‘Safety First’ Travelersopens in new window
In response to a rise in demand from travelers wanting greater awareness of a property’s health and safety features, Booking.com now ensures properties’ safety measures (such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing) are clearly visible on the property page, so travelers can have peace of mind when booking their next trip. With over 14 million listings on Booking.com now having implemented health and safety measures, the platform is making it easier for everyone to experience the world, in the way that fits their needs. Additionally, Booking.com has introduced its Minimal Cleanliness Score Commitment to support unique accommodation partners as they commit and work to improve and maintain their cleanliness score, as determined by verified guest reviews from travelers who have booked and stayed at the property.
03
Mar
2021
drifttravel.com
Top 20 hotspots on Brits' wishlists for summer if travel restrictions liftopens in new window
The UAE city has topped a list of the 20 most searched for international spots for summer, according to data from Booking.com.
02
Mar
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Booking CEO Sees Link of Travel Demand, Lifted Restrictionsopens in new window
Booking Holdings President and CEO Glenn Fogel speaks about travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic and increased bookings since governments have begun lifting travel restrictions.
01
Mar
2021
www.bloomberg.com
The 20 most searched for holiday destinations for summer 2021 - UK and abroadopens in new window
Travellers hoping for a summer break are making tentative plans to get away after Government's announcements on easing lockdown in England. Travel website Booking.com has reported an increase in searches since roadmaps out of Covid restrictions were revealed for England, Scotland and Wales this week.
27
Feb
2021
www.nottinghampost.com
SIX DESTINATIONS TO DISCOVER MARS ON EARTH WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
While travelling to Mars will remain a dream for quite some time, seeing the images of its breathtaking landscape reminded us that our own Blue Planet does not have to hide in its red counterpart’s shadow when it comes to out-of-this-world scenery. To celebrate this historic achievement, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in more than 153,000 destinations around the globe to curate a list of places that will transport you to Mars, without ever leaving the Earth’s orbit. So, why not add one of these destinations to your travel bucket list, to explore when it is safe again to do so?!
25
Feb
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
The holiday destinations everyone is rushing to book post lockdownopens in new window
Ryan Pearson, regional manager at Booking.com added that there’s been a “real sense of optimism” since the roadmap was announced. “In light of the vaccine rollout and with many of us eager to experience the world once again, there is no surprise that we are seeing an increase in bookings for domestic summer getaways in particular,” Pearson added.
24
Feb
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
14 best weekend getaways and breaks in the UK, for when we're free to travel againopens in new window
In fact, recent research from Booking.com found that after the pandemic, there will be an increased demand for a quick trip as over half of UK travellers (52%) want to take shorter breaks in 2021 than they did in 2019 to minimise any disappointment if holiday plans are disrupted again.
23
Feb
2021
www.countryliving.com
Local travel no 1 choice! Indians prefer familiar destinations, holidaying with pets, shows new surveyopens in new window
The Booking.com Future of Travel research insights show that 49% of Indian travellers plan to visit new domestic destinations.Domestic travel surges! A new survey shows that nostalgia and familiar experiences entice Indian travellers, just as they now look to travelling with their furry friends, yes – their much loved pets! Booking.com has shared insights from its latest survey, which shows some interesting travel trends. A notable trend is that Indians prefer to travel to familiar places now. Clearly, safety and familiarity are becoming top priority for travellers.
18
Feb
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Highway escape on the Haast Passopens in new window
A dreamy spot to soak up the splendour of the wilderness is at Wonderland Makarora Lodge. First opened in 1959, A-frame chalets were progressively built over the decades, in addition to the camping ground, restaurant, cafe and bar. It’s a wonderful holiday bolt-hole, enrobed with nature’s finest. You’ll find the lodge listed on Booking.com who are right across our great backyard. Stake out great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
15
Feb
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Valentine’s Week travel: Here’s where Indian couples are planning to celebrate the dayopens in new window
Celebrated on February 14 every year, this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. As such, many couples have planned to make the most of the love-filled weekend. According to digital travel company Booking.com, some top domestic destinations are understood to have been booked for Valentine’s Week — between February 8 and February 15 — by Indian travellers. Of these, New Delhi, Goa and Mumbai are the top-booked domestic cities/UTs, followed by Jaipur and Bengaluru.
12
Feb
2021
indianexpress.com
Remote Workers Want to Live in Asia, But Asia Doesn't Seem to Want Them Quite Yetopens in new window
According to a global Booking.com survey of 20,000 travelers working from home during the pandemic, more than a third have considered working remotely from a different destination, Nuno Guerreiro, regional director at the site, told CNBC's Global Traveler. "From the research, we can tell that there's an appetite to remotely work from a different destination, with respondents in Asian nations such as Thailand (60%), Vietnam (52%), Singapore (50%), China (45%) and Hong Kong (39%) surpassing the global average (37%) in expressing their interest in these types of arrangements."
11
Feb
2021
www.nbcnewyork.com
Staycations most preferred this Valentine’s Day: Travel portalsopens in new window
According to Booking.com Devanahalli (Karnataka), Hampi (Karnataka), Candolim (Goa), Puducherry (Tamil Nadu) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) are the top trending destinations for Indians travelling within India as compared to the same time last year (8th to 15th February 2021). Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia at Booking.com said, “Cola (Goa), Chikmagalur (Karnataka), Yercaud (Tamil Nadu), Mysore (Karnataka) and Neemrana (Jaipur) are the top endorsed destinations for romantic escapes by Indians travelling domestically. In addition to hotels, resorts, guesthouses and hostels are the top booked accommodation types by Indian travellers travelling domestically during Valentine’s week (8th to 15th February 2021).”
10
Feb
2021
www.msn.com
Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Locations All Over Canada You'll Definitely Want To Get Engaged Atopens in new window
Why pop the question here: According to Annie Hennessey, who manages public relations for Booking.com, you can not find a more beautiful place to propose to than at Lake Louise. "In winter, the valley is thick with snow and you can ice skate on the lake’s frozen surface before getting down on one knee," she told Narcity.
10
Feb
2021
www.narcity.com
This Ultra-Romantic Valentine’s Stay In New York Can Be Yours For $14.21opens in new window
This Valentine’s Day, online travel agent Booking.com is expressing its eternal love for the city that never sleeps by issuing a Love Letter to New York. The letter, a celebration of all the wonders Gotham has ingrained in its identity, will be brought to life with a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the first-ever overnight bookable experience in scenic landmark Bryant Park Winter Village.
09
Feb
2021
www.forbes.com
Surprise Your Crush With Midnight Ice Skating and an Overnight Stay at One of NYC’s Most Iconic Winter Villagesopens in new window
New York City is full of romance, and there's still one way for a few locals to enjoy Valentine's Day in the midst of the pandemic. Booking.com is launching a new campaign that sends love letters to destinations across the U.S., and inviting all Americans (and a few "familiar faces") to write their own inspiring love letters to their favorite cities. While we're all stuck at home and can't travel for the time being, these letters are a small way to remember these wonderful destinations until it's safe to go to them again. And the company is bringing its love letters to life for the Big Apple to kick off the campaign. This unique, overnight experience includes custom-designed accommodations in Bryant Park's Winter Village, inside the Polar Lounge.
09
Feb
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
The UK destinations to book now for your summer holidayopens in new window
Data from Booking.com shows that local travel has risen to the fore as its “easier, safer and more sustainable”. “Looking ahead, we can reveal that staying closer to home and becoming familiarists rather than tourists will continue to be at the forefront of travel agendas,” a Booking.com spokesperson tells Yahoo UK.
01
Feb
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
The Most Welcoming Destinations in Americaopens in new window
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on travel over the past 10-plus months, but much of America remains open this winter. After scouring numerous customer reviews, Booking.com has revealed the most welcoming places in the United States as part of its Traveler Review Awards for 2021.
31
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
Welcoming atmosphere earns top billing from travel agencyopens in new window
Yesterday, it was named the most welcoming town in New Zealand by Booking.com, as part of its annual guest review awards.Oamaru claimed top spot, followed by Hokitika, and Invercargill. Each town had to have at least 50 eligible accommodations to be included in the list.
29
Jan
2021
www.odt.co.nz
Are we all dreaming of a British summer holiday? Bookings surge as it looks likely that a home adventure is on the cards for most this yearopens in new window
Booking.com said its research showed that 47 per cent of people have confirmed they still plan to travel within their own country in seven to 12 months' time with 38 per cent planning to do so in the longer term.
29
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
Booking.com Traveller Review Awardsopens in new window
Booking.com has announced it will present 7,079 Traveller Review Awards to New Zealand partners, with Canterbury also receiving a coveted spot in the Top 10 Most Welcoming Regions in the world. The global awards recognise partners across 220 countries and territories who made travel experiences more memorable for travellers, whether they were booking a place to stay, rental car or airport taxi. And the Most Welcoming Countries, from Taitung County (Taiwan) and Tasmania (Australia) to Prešovský kraj (Slovakia) and Oberösterreich (Austria) to Nova Scotia (Canada) and New Zealand’s own Canterbury, reveal hospitality can be found in every corner of the globe.
28
Jan
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
These are the 10 most welcoming towns and cities in the UKopens in new window
Drawing on millions of customer reviews, booking.com looked at the share of properties receiving Traveller Review Awards in 2021 to determine which UK towns and cities are the most welcoming to visitors.
28
Jan
2021
www.scotsman.com
Join This 'Bachelor' Couple in Finding New Ways to Use Your Suitcase While Dreaming About Future Travelopens in new window
It's time to pack your imagination! Join Booking.com and Arie and Lauren Luyendyk in finding new uses for your suitcase while travel remains largely restricted. Luckily, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Lauren Burnham Luyendyk, who met during ABC's 2018 season of The Bachelor, have teamed up with Booking.com for a #SuitcaseSwap to offer new uses for those bags that have been stowed away during the pandemic.
25
Jan
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
Mike Yardley: Brilliant in Bannockburnopens in new window
I arranged my stay through Booking.com who are right across our great backyard, enabling you to stake great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
23
Jan
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
The eco-friendly destinations to visit in 2021opens in new window
In fact, according to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report for 2020, 58% of the travellers surveyed said they were looking to make more sustainable choices once we can travel again and 82% identified sustainable travel as being important to them.
21
Jan
2021
ca.style.yahoo.com
Kerala ranked most welcoming region in India third year in row: What works in Kerala’s favouropens in new window
Most welcoming tourist destinations in India: Kerala ranked most welcoming region in India! Travelling portal Booking.com has announced the Traveller Review Awards 2021 and in it, the booking site has highlighted the most welcoming regions and cities in India. Even amid a raging pandemic, Kerala was ranked the most welcoming region in the country by the platform, now holding the position for the third consecutive year. Kerala was followed by Rajasthan, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The ranking took into account the hospitality and friendliness of these regions.
21
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
You're not a true Kiwi until you've... spent the weekend on Waihekeopens in new window
If you’ve even been to Waiheke, you’ll know it’s not exactly teaming with hotels – which adds to the laid-back island charm. Your best bet is always having a gander at a site such as Booking.com for a wee spot that’ll be perfect for whatever you’re up to on the island.
21
Jan
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Niagara-on-the-Lake Tops “Most Welcoming” Places in Canada List From Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com announced it will present 8,130 Traveller Review Awards to Canadian partners, alongside over one million global partners across 220 countries and territories who made travel experiences more memorable for those booking a place to stay, a rental car or an airport taxi.
20
Jan
2021
canadiantravelnews.ca
Travel Megatrends 2025: Travel’s New Cadence Is More Deliberate, Introspective and Soulfulopens in new window
The seeds of the change were already simmering in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. In a Booking.com global survey of travelers that summer, 60 percent of respondents said they would use an app or website that recommended itineraries where tours would have a positive impact on locals. At the same time, 51 percent claimed they would change their chosen travel destination and head instead to a less-popular one if that decision would have less of an adverse environmental impact.
15
Jan
2021
skift.com
Why Acknowledging Hot Topics Or Crises Is Good For Businessopens in new window
The rapidly growing number of “conscious consumers” who weigh the environmental and social impact of their purchases is increasingly relevant to the tourism industry. A Booking.com study showed that Gen Zers consider travel’s environmental impact an important factor when making travel plans, with millennials and baby boomers likely to choose sustainable options.
15
Jan
2021
www.forbes.com
Itchy feet? Here’s what your 2021 travel plans will look likeopens in new window
Furthermore, in Booking.com’s Future of Travel Report it showed that 41 per cent of Australian travellers want to travel more sustainably in the future, with Covid-19 increasing our awareness about responsible choices. And 62 per cent expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable travel options and more than half (52 per cent) of travellers will consider reducing waste and/or recycling their plastic when traveling again.
07
Jan
2021
www.vogue.com.au
These destinations are trending for 2021opens in new window
In response to the Booking.com survey, more than half of US participants reported that lockdown inspired “a heightened desire to see even more of the world,” with 46% adding that they’d be traveling more in the future to make up for lost time.
04
Jan
2021
www.lonelyplanet.com
From Staycations to Sustainable Hotels, travel trends that will define 2021 for touristsopens in new window
People are now preferring staycations over long holidays and short distance tours over long journeys.A recent survey conducted by Booking.com has revealed that people have been taking smaller journeys, and discovering (or rediscovering) wonderful experiences closer home with ease in travel restrictions.
25
Dec
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
From 'bubble travel' to 'relaxury' - these trends will shape travel in 2021opens in new window
According to Booking.com, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel plans for 2021 is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year.
25
Dec
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
Travel shoes are on again for Xmas and New Year, Goa stealing the marchopens in new window
According to Booking.com, while Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Goa Udaipur and Alibaug are amongst the top searched domestic destinations by Indians this holiday season, offbeat destinations like Athirappilly in in Kerala and Somvarpet in Karnataka have also received a fairly high number of bookings.
24
Dec
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The Essential Travel Forecast Report 2021 (Part 3)opens in new window
Domestic travel was also one of the top five trends revealed in Booking.com’s Future of Travel report for 2021. Its ‘Familiarists not Tourists’ prediction looks at how local travel has risen to the fore – “as local travel remains easier, safer and – happily – often more sustainable’.
20
Dec
2020
www.forbes.com
Experts reveal the best time to book your 2021 holiday (and where to go)opens in new window
It seems like we’ll be making the most of not being able to travel this year by ticking off far-flung locales in 2021 - Booking.com says that 21% of people intend to travel to the other side of the world by the end of next year, while those planning a holiday will favour beach, nature and city breaks.
14
Dec
2020
www.msn.com
Indian travellers likely to choose remote working if available: Surveyopens in new window
In a recent survey by Booking.com, it indicated that Indian travellers are willing to quarantine in destinations as long as they can work remotely. Indian travellers are second on the list with 63% just after Thailand which is at 69%. Travel platforms and places to stay will prioritise showcasing home office necessities and Wi-Fi speed in an attempt to attract this new wave of digital nomads.
11
Dec
2020
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Booking Holdings CEO: People will gradually get comfortable with hotels after the pandemicopens in new window
NBC’s Seema Mody talks with Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel to break down the potential demand for travel post-vaccine during the pandemic, and what Airbnb’s IPO means for the hospitality sector.
10
Dec
2020
www.cnbc.com
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic futureopens in new window
Fogel gives his perspective on these issues and more in a wide-ranging interview at The Phocuswright Conference 2020, in conversation with PhocusWire for one of the main executive interviews at the event last month.
07
Dec
2020
www.phocuswire.com
'Like a second hippie era': The Kiwis embracing the 'work from anywhere' life amid the pandemicopens in new window
A recent Booking.com survey suggested that Kiwis are already considering working from overseas, with 44 per cent of respondents saying they would be willing to quarantine if they were able to work from abroad.
07
Dec
2020
www.stuff.co.nz
Capes WA hotspotopens in new window
Booking.com’s Future of Travel report ranked Busselton as the most searched destination in the State, with Dunsborough ranking second and Margaret River third.
04
Dec
2020
thewest.com.au
Looking to travel to pocket-friendly places within the country? Here’s your guideopens in new window
In fact, a recent report by Booking.com had revealed that 70 per cent of Indian travellers believe they will be more price-conscious when it comes to planning a trip. Keeping this in mind, the digital travel company has delved into its endorsement data to reveal the top-endorsed budget-friendly domestic destinations recommended by Indian travellers, for everyone wanting to explore an affordable holiday within the country.
04
Dec
2020
www.msn.com
The best Cyber Monday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyondopens in new window
On popular travel booking site Booking.com, users can find hotel deals, book rooms, and read reviews and ratings to help make travel plans. Now, the OTA is also making it even easier to travel for less. Cyber Monday deal: Between now and December 1, 2020 hundreds of destinations across the US will have discounted rates on the site, starting at 30% off. The deals are good for travel through December 31, 2021.
30
Nov
2020
www.businessinsider.com
Australia’s handling of coronavirus set to boost international tourism numbersopens in new window
There’s a reason why Australia is at the top of the global bucket list for international travellers now and it’s not just our pristine natural wonders. Booking.com spokesman Luke Wilson said “For Australia, like many countries in the Pacific, the impact the pandemic has had on travel has been keenly felt.” Their own research findings from 20,000 people across 28 countries found safety, in regards to COVID-19, and an eco-conscious mindset were among their top five travel predictions for the future. And that the impact of coronavirus has inspired people to not just be committed to protecting themselves, but also the places they visit.
29
Nov
2020
www.dailytelegraph.com.au
The best travel deals you can get this Cyber Monday 2020opens in new window
When it comes to travel accommodations, Booking.com is a top spot to do your research, find flights, book a rental car or even find fun attractions to visit. As part of the company’s Black Friday sale, you can save 30% through Tuesday, December 1 on reservations made all the way up until December 2021.
28
Nov
2020
eu.usatoday.com
86% Indian travellers to take more health and safety related precautions: Studyopens in new window
As travellers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that 86% Indian travellers are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future and 71% Indians opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns as per a Booking.com report.
27
Nov
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
New Zealand's best Black Friday travel deals: What to look foropens in new window
According to a survey by Booking.com 52 per cent of New Zealanders book their travel through special promotions and seasonal sales, with the November sales a key time for planning future trips.
25
Nov
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Pandemic is introducing a new era of ‘safety first’ travellers, says studyopens in new window
COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, including travel. As travellers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that 86 per cent Indian travellers are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future and 71 per cent Indians opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns as per a Booking.com report. When compared with the global travel trend for avoiding destinations due to safety concerns, India ranked second globally, after Thailand.
24
Nov
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Create Meaningful Impact for the Local Community With These Travel Experiencesopens in new window
Travel has become more than just a holiday for many people. Recent research conducted by Booking.com shows that travellers are not only dreaming of their next adventure, but also the meaningful impact they want to have on the place they visit. Locally, visiting places around the country where the impact of the lack of international tourism has been most keenly felt means travellers can be assured their local tourist dollars are going to those who need it in these trying times. While the landscape of travel has dramatically changed this year, we can all reinvest our international travel budget into the domestic tourism market. Below is a list of incredible travel experiences Kiwis can have in their own backyard for a meaningful experience while having a minimal impact on the environment.
23
Nov
2020
thelastfashionbible.com
The Five Emerging Trip Types in 2021opens in new window
The global pandemic turned travellers’ plans upside down in 2020. Looking ahead to 2021, the impact of the pandemic is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year. New research from digital travel leader Booking.com reveals the five emerging trip types for 2021 to motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip (or five) to best fit their newfound travel preferences.
22
Nov
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Europe’s most inclusive companies — as ranked by employeesopens in new window
This year, the 850 companies receiving the highest total scores out of 15,000 companies assessed made the final list of Diversity Leaders. Top of the list was Biocoop, a French organic food retailer that won praise for gender diversity. It was followed in second place by Infineon, the German chipmaker, then Booking.com, the Netherlands-based travel company.
18
Nov
2020
www.ft.com
Lessons learned traveling during the pandemic: personal precautions, deals and moreopens in new window
When traveling by auto, book that hotel/motel the afternoon you plan to arrive. Using Booking.com or Priceline.com will usually net you a very nice motel room at more than half off, if you wait till the last minute to book. And, with travel reduced, you’ll seldom ever find a hotel/motel booked out. We also pick older motels/hotels, with max of two stories, realizing we don’t need an elevator to get to a second-floor room.
16
Nov
2020
eu.usatoday.com
Booking.com’s ‘America Is For Everyone’ Honors Multiculturism Through Immersive Staycationsopens in new window
At a time when America feels very divided, a new campaign from Booking.com wants to show how global cultures unify our nation through scheduling staycations in culturally rich neighborhoods. Starting on November 16 at noon EST, the “America Is For Everyone” will schedule bookings at accommodations across the U.S. tied to ethnic communities that have shaped their respective locations. A limited time offer, this selection of two-night stays are bookable only on November 20 and 21.
15
Nov
2020
www.forbes.com
What travel looks like in 2021: Why Australians are keen to book a holiday on their OWN, take shorter breaks to avoid disappointment and focus more on eating out next yearopens in new window
Australians are changing the way they travel in 2021 with more people taking solo holidays, booking shorter breaks and steering clear of luxury hotels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Booking.com spoke to 20,000 travellers spanning 28 countries - including 995 individuals from Down Under - to compile its top five predictions for the new year - as governments begin to promote 'travel bubbles' and forecast more flight routes. But the online travel agency's research shows that 43 per cent of people still plan to holiday within their own country in the medium term (7-12 months time), with 35 per cent planning to do so in the longer term (over a year's time).
14
Nov
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking.com reveals predictions for ‘future of travel’opens in new window
Digital travel company Booking.com has revealed nine predictions for the future of travel. The research includes data from more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries and territories, including India. Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com said: “Enhancing our understanding of one another and our common desire to explore beyond the horizon, I believe that travel has a unique potential to come back stronger than ever in the years ahead as a primary driver of growth, equality and prosperity for people everywhere. “In the meantime, with our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, we will be there for our customers offering the widest choice, great value and the easiest experience from anywhere and on any device so travellers can enjoy all of the unforgettable experiences this world has to offer.”
12
Nov
2020
www.businesstraveller.com
Why 'winter getaway' spots hold up in the warmer monthsopens in new window
We were all set to travel... until on the very week were planning to leave, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield called a spontaneous late-night press conference, Auckland was plunged into a second lockdown, and that was that. This would of course normally be a disaster, with hundreds of dollars lost and headache-inducing phone calls. But luckily the Booking.com team approved our cancelled booking in about six minutes flat, with no extra charge - very impressive stuff. Two months later, our getaway to Ohakune - typically thought of as a winter wonderland - was tentatively booked again for October, aka spring.
10
Nov
2020
www.msn.com
Booking Holdings CEO: People felt more comfortable in hotels as virus cases went downopens in new window
CNBC’s Seema Mody talks with Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on earnings and travel industry trends amid the coronavirus pandemic.
06
Nov
2020
www.cnbc.com
Booking Holdings CEO Says Travel Recovery Will Take Years, Not Quartersopens in new window
“Although the progress we are seeing leaves me optimistic on the long-term outlook for our industry, I continue to recognize that it will likely be years — and not quarters — before the travel market returns to pre-COVID volumes,” Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said on the company’s third quarter earnings call.
06
Nov
2020
finance.yahoo.com
50 GIFTS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS THAT THEY’LL ACTUALLY WANTopens 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 additional 10-15% off places to stay.
06
Nov
2020
goingawesomeplaces.com
This Diwali go local with amazing drive down destinationsopens in new window
A recent survey conducted by Booking.com has revealed that people have been taking smaller journeys, and discovering (or rediscovering) wonderful experiences closer home with ease in travel restrictions.
05
Nov
2020
telanganatoday.com
Future Travel Predictions from Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com has released findings of research that surveyed more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries, including 499 from New Zealand, to reveal five predictions for the future of travel – in the coming year and beyond. With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time.
04
Nov
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Hotel review: Waihī's boutique accommodation, Two Bare Feet in Bowentownopens in new window
I instantly knew I wanted to spend a summer break here. The property is a large, two-storey home, available on Booking.com, with hosts Julie and Campbell living upstairs and the bottom level rented out to guests. The downstairs apartment is separate from upstairs with private entry, and apart from dropping off breakfast in the morning, the hosts leave the guests to themselves.
03
Nov
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Maximizing travel for less will be the new normal: Booking site’s research shows how Indians will travelopens in new window
COVID-19 has transformed how Indians will decide their travel plans, be it domestic or international. While Indian travellers are keen to adapt to the ‘new normal’, the parameters for decision making on the different aspects related to travel and accommodation is set to undergo unprecedented transformation. In its latest research survey on the same, Booking.com has shared that about 70 per cent Indian travellers indicate they will be price-conscious when planning a trip. Also, 64 percent of travellers are keen to look out for savings and promotions. A whopping 74 per cent expect travel companies would take the cue and support their future travel plans with discounts and promotions.
02
Nov
2020
www.financialexpress.com
Why travel is important to Generation Zopens in new window
A survey of Gen Zers by Booking.com found that more than half of respondents believe the environmental impact traveling has on destinations is a major factor in choosing where to go. And that sentiment extends throughout their travel plans.
01
Nov
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
10 US destinations that will make you feel like you're abroad, per Booking.comopens in new window
As international travel is hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, Booking.com has put together a list of U.S. destinations where Americans can experience international culture. As part of its "America Is for Everyone" campaign, the travel booking site is offering a two-night stay at a property in each destination in a room decked out to highlight the area's international culture.
29
Oct
2020
eu.indystar.com
What will be the future of travel? Booking.com research reveals interesting details about Indian travellersopens in new window
Booking.com reveals that 70% of Indian travellers believe they will be more price-conscious when it comes to searching and planning a trip following COVID-19 and 64% are more likely to hunt down for promotions and savings. 74% expect travel companies to support their future travel plans via discounts and promotions.
28
Oct
2020
www.zeebiz.com
You Can Spend an Entire Weekend in One of America’s Most Culturally Rich Cities for $50opens in new window
In a time when the nation can feel so divided, one travel company is reminding us it’s our diversity that makes the country so strong. To launch its America Is for Everyone campaign, Booking.com is offering $50 weekend-long stays — to represent the unity of the 50 states — at 10 select hotels in culturally rich neighborhoods.
27
Oct
2020
www.travelandleisure.com
2 big ways coronavirus has changed the travel industry: Booking CEOopens in new window
Hyper-local travel and the rise in alternative accommodation bookings are two new travel trends that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, said Booking Holdings (BKNG) CEO Glenn Fogel at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit on Monday.
27
Oct
2020
uk.news.yahoo.com
Akaroa Harbour: Drama, Grace & Gloryopens in new window
Booking.com offers a wealth of accommodation options in Akaroa, from picture-postcard cottages to swanky boutique hotels. Proving the Kiwi appetite for travel remains, there was a significant increase in the amount of domestic travel Kiwis undertook with 82% of the total distance travelled during winter being domestic according to recent research from Booking.com, compared to only 16% during the same period of 2019. Score your slice of Akaroa paradise at www.booking.com
27
Oct
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Booking.com Launches ‘America is for Everyone’ Campaign in Divisive Timesopens in new window
Booking Holdings is trying to appeal to the togetherness of the country with its latest ad campaign. Booking.com is highlighting destinations within the country that make you feel like you've taken a trip overseas. Arjan Dijk, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, joined Cheddar to discuss the reasoning for this latest ad push.
26
Oct
2020
cheddar.com
Ahead of the Election, Booking.com Offers a Message of Unityopens in new window
'America is for everyone,' travel brand says, highlighting immigrant communities
26
Oct
2020
www.adweek.com
Booking.com introduces Work-Friendly Program for business travellers and remote workersopens in new window
The new program is set to benefit home and apartment partners in rebuilding their business by capturing business bookers or remote workers who are increasingly choosing vacation rentals to work from anywhere. Booking.com, has introduced a newWork-Friendly badge on their website and mobile app, highlighting and increasing visibility of work-friendly alternative accommodations like homes and apartments for both business travellers and leisure travellers looking to work remotely. This will help provide travellers the required information to pick the right accommodation for their needs, wherever their travels take them.
24
Oct
2020
www.bwhotelier.businessworld.in
Booking.com launches flight search and booking in the U.S.opens in new window
American visitors to Booking.com have caught up with their European counterparts and can now find and buy air tickets. The addition of flights to the traditionally accommodation-led service in the U.S. comes 12 months on from the introduction of a flights tab on a number of country versions of Booking.com across the Atlantic Ocean.
22
Oct
2020
www.phocuswire.com
The long-stay effect: Enquiries and bookings are on the rise for long-stay vacationsopens in new window
In new research from more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries and territories, Booking.com found that 33% of Canadian travellers have already considered booking somewhere to stay in order to work from a different destination, while 43% would be willing to quarantine if they could work remotely. Moreover, 50% of Canadians said they would take the opportunity to extend business trips to also enjoy leisure time in destination.
22
Oct
2020
www.travelweek.ca
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES WHERE TRAVELLERS CAN HAVE MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITYopens in new window
Although travel has been put on hold in many places around the world (82% of the total distance travelled by Canadians this summer was within Canada, compared to only 17% during summer 2019), travellers are dreaming of their next adventure and the meaningful impact they want to have on local community development once it’s safe to travel again. Recent research conducted by Booking.com across five countries reveals that almost one-third (29%) of travellers said that their post-coronavirus travel motivation lies in searching for new experiences and learnings, while for almost a quarter (23%) it lies in the dream of experiencing new and different cultures.
22
Oct
2020
holrmagazine.com
Ammonite film locations in Dorset where Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan filmed scenesopens in new window
If you're thinking of visiting Lyme Regis yourself, the good news is that there are some brilliant hotels to be found - Booking.com has a handy round-up of the best hotels in Lyme Regis to suit a wide array of budgets.
22
Oct
2020
www.msn.com
UNO, Scrabble, Pictionary themed houses in Australia you can stay at opens in new window
Forget your phone and your laptop because this house has all you need and more — and an overnight stay will cost you less than a Big Mac meal. Swap your phone for Pictionary, or perhaps your laptop for a round or two of UNO – because these holidays homes have been converted into the ultimate board-gamers dream. Travel company Booking.com have partnered with the makers of Pictionary, UNO and Scrabble to create three ultimate games getaway locations dubbed the House of UNO, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack.
22
Oct
2020
www.news.com.au
The global economy won’t fully recover until the travel industry recoversopens in new window
"Travel is fundamental to not just the global economy, but to the human spirit. It creates experiences that open our minds and teaches us to embrace empathy over apathy, a lesson that is desperately needed now. It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the possibility of free and safe travel not only because of its financial importance, but because of its vital role in determining who we are — and who we will be — as individuals and as a society."
21
Oct
2020
finance.yahoo.com
Booking.com taps Futurestay to launch online check-in for rentalsopens in new window
As the travel industry looks toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are making moves to serve consumers’ heightened desire for contactless experiences. To address that concern for its short-term rentals, Booking.com is partnering with Futurestay - one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2020 – to provide online check-in for Futurestay partner properties booked through the online travel agency. In an email statement, a Booking.com spokesperson says this is one of several initiatives the company is developing to address consumers’ COVID-19-related concerns.
21
Oct
2020
www.phocuswire.com
Decoding four ways for travel companies to innovate during a pandemicopens in new window
Angel Llull Mancas, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Booking.com, while delivering the keynote speech at ITB Asia Virtual, points out that while the border situation is still tough between countries, people still want to travel and that’s why domestic travel is taking off. He notes, “It’s just that now they want to do it closer home, to make sure that they are in an environment that they can control and understand.”
21
Oct
2020
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Around the World in Gin & Tonics: Your 5 Key Destinationsopens in new window
Even during these unprecedented times, International Gin & Tonic Day will surely be celebrated safely across the globe on October 19th. Luckily for us, the Gin and Tonic has come a long way from its creation by the British army in India as a way of fighting malaria and is now one of the world’s most popular cocktails. For travellers looking for inspiration to find the perfect Gin and Tonic when it’s safe to travel again, Booking.com is presenting seven of the best Gin & Tonic destinations.
19
Oct
2020
drifttravel.com
Warrnambool, Halls Gap and Apollo Bay in top 10 most searched Victorian holiday citiesopens in new window
The south-west is a popular post-coronavirus holiday destination with new data revealing three areas are enticing travellers. Booking.com announced the top searched destinations in Victoria from Australia-wide users included Halls Gap in second place, Apollo Bay came in sixth and Warrnambool was the seventh most searched city in the state.
18
Oct
2020
www.standard.net.au
Glenn Fogel on the growing popularity of alternative accommodations during Covid-19opens in new window
Glenn Fogel of Booking Holdings discusses how travel has changed in a time when many international borders are still closed to tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic.
14
Oct
2020
www.cnbc.com
WHERE TO STAY IN HIROSHIMA – 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 additional 10-15% off places to stay.
13
Oct
2020
goingawesomeplaces.com
Mike Yardley: Turning heads in Akaroa & Banks Peninsulaopens in new window
Booking.com offers a wealth of accommodation options in Akaroa, from picture-postcard cottages to swanky boutique hotels. Proving the Kiwi appetite for travel remains, there was a significant increase in the amount of domestic travel Kiwis undertook with 82% of the total distance travelled during winter being domestic according to recent research from Booking.com, compared to only 16% during the same period of 2019. Score your slice of Akaroa paradise at www.booking.com.
10
Oct
2020
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Booking.com Introduces Long-Stay Ratesopens in new window
Search trends from Booking.com reveal that travellers are increasingly looking to stay in a single place for longer, bringing them the opportunity to experience a destination in a whole new way. Innovating to respond to this growing demand, Booking.com recently introduced an easy way for its property partners to implement weekly and monthly rate plans to attract travellers looking for longer stays with a great price.
07
Oct
2020
www.traveltrendstoday.in
Canada’s 5 Most Beautiful Islandsopens in new window
Imagine pine-clad archipelagoes and lonely isles cupped by the waves and shrouded in low-lying mists. A trip to Canada’s many islands is a journey into nature’s most contemplative side. A recent Booking.com study calculated that the average distance Canadians travelled this summer (June – August) was down 71% compared to the same timeframe last summer – slightly more than the global average decrease of 63%. Through summer of 2019, Canadian travellers journeyed on average 2,252 kilometres per booking. This summer, that distance has dropped to 662 kilometres per booking – just slightly further than the distance from Kamloops to Calgary!
06
Oct
2020
www.hellovancity.com
Destination inspiration: Santoríni, Greeceopens in new window
Travellers can rest assured that they will have a safe stay at a Booking.com property as the travel leader now ensures properties’ safety measures (such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing) are clearly visible on the property page. With over 14 million listings on Booking.com now having implemented health and safety measures, the platform is making it easier for everyone to experience the world, in the way that helps them feel most comfortable.
06
Oct
2020
drifttravel.com
We speak to holiday experts to find out what they think the future of travel looks like post-pandemicopens in new window
Booking.com also believes the trend of staycations will continue with its research finding that 61 per cent of Britons are planning on travelling domestically in the next six months, whilst only 33 per cent plan to travel internationally. This has been reflected in how far people have travelled with Booking revealing that the average distance Britons have travelled is down 493 miles, when comparing 2019 to 2020.
06
Oct
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
10 Aussie towns unexpectedly boomingopens in new window
With international travel literally grounded this year, 2020 has seen Aussies explore closer to home. The result is the discovery - or rediscovery - of our own local treasures. Now, new data from Booking.com has revealed which of these Aussie gems are getting the most love from Australian travellers. “During these unprecedented times it's reassuring to see that while our plans and priorities may have changed, our passion for travel has not. Whether it’s the memories captured, relationships strengthened or smiles made, 2020 has proved that the happiness travel can bring is not simply measured in kilometres," says Arjan Dijk, Booking.com's senior vice president.
05
Oct
2020
www.escape.com.au
Finding wanderlust close to home: Average distance Indians travelled down by 56% since last yearopens in new window
Travel may not be the same during these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel players reveals that the happiness travel can bring isn’t measured in kilometres. Travel plans may have changed drastically in 2020, and travellers may not be able to take that distant trip they had previously hoped for, but this has given travellers the opportunity to discover - and in many instances rediscover - heaps of wonderful experiences closer to home.
05
Oct
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Indians rediscovered travel closer to home amid pandemic: Booking.comopens in new window
While the pandemic has led to seismic shifts in travel behaviours and destination choices, many Indian travellers have discovered simple pleasures next door, leading digital travel player Booking.com said on Wednesday. Delving into the travel patterns of Indians in the last few months, Booking.com calculated that the average distance Indians travelled between June and August is down 56 percent compared with the same time last year, which is slightly lower than the global average of 63 percent.
30
Sep
2020
telanganatoday.com
Post 9/11 proved even the most wary of Americans would travel again. Here's why Booking Holdings' CEO believes the same will happen after COVID-19opens in new window
Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, said comparing the COVID-19 with the industry’s struggles post-9/11 is a “good analogy.” He believes that new safety protocols being put in place today will eventually lead to a rebirth of travel over time, like it did after 9/11.
28
Sep
2020
www.businessinsider.com.au
Travel and hospitality will take a long time to recover: Booking Holdings CEOopens in new window
Booking Holdings president & chief executive Glenn D Fogel talks about his business, the pandemic driving growth for alternative accommodation, why it will take a long time for the travel industry to recover, and his own experience as a Covid-19 patient.
25
Sep
2020
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com
The Aussie bucket list: 20 amazing travel experiences you must have in your lifetimeopens in new window
The coastal capital of Victoria is well-known for its coffee culture, beating Rome, Vienna and Sydney in 2014 to be named as the home of the best coffee in the world by travel website Booking.com. Melbourne’s flat whites in particular have become known and loved all over the world. Patricia on Little Bourke Street is regularly named ones of the best cafes in the city, while the trendy neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood have a glut of good coffee spots.
25
Sep
2020
www.telegraph.co.uk
Happiness Isn’t Measured In Kilometres: Where Did Canadians Travel This Summer? Booking.com Knowopens in new window
Although travel might not be the same as it once was, new research by Booking.com reveals that the travel that happiness can bring isn’t measured in kilometres. In the summer of 2020, the distance travelled by Canadians was down 71% year-over-year, with domestic destinations being the “stand-out stars” and accounting for 82% of total distance travelled. Drivable lakeside towns and wooded escapes topped the list of trending destinations booked by travelling Canadians, as many have taken the opportunity to visit family and friends they’ve been apart from due to travel restrictions and social distancing measures.
25
Sep
2020
www.travelpress.com
Industry, govt need to work together for growth of tourism sector: Fogelopens in new window
The travel and tourism industry and government in India need to work together for the growth of the sector, the worst affected by disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Booking Holdings President and CEO Glenn D Fogel said on Wednesday. Booking Holdings provides online travel and related services to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through consumer-facing brands, including Booking.com, Rentalcars.com, among others.
23
Sep
2020
www.business-standard.com
SWEET DEAL Cadbury World announces Halloween Spooktacular event with free chocolate and new attractionsopens in new window
CADBURY World has revealed their Halloween event this year, Halloween Spooktacular, with kids and adults welcome to explore the famous attraction with a spooky theme. One night at Birmingham hotels near Cadbury World with Booking.com - from £52 per night
23
Sep
2020
www.thesun.co.uk
Staycation Sensation: Canadian Travellers Racked Up 71% Fewer Miles This Summeropens in new window
If you stayed close to home this summer, you weren’t alone. New data from Booking.com reveals that the average distance Canadians travelled from June 1 to Aug. 31 was down 71% from last year. They also found that 83% of the distance we travelled was within Canada, compared to 17% in 2019.
23
Sep
2020
canadiantravelnews.ca
Attracting longer stay travellers just got easier for properties on Booking.comopens in new window
Search trends from Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel platforms and a digital technology leader, reveal that various types of travellers are increasingly looking to stay in a single place for longer, bringing them the opportunity to experience a destination in a whole new way. Innovating to respond to this growing demand, the travel platform recently introduced an easy way for its property partners to implement weekly and monthly rate plans to attract travellers looking for longer stays with a great price.
22
Sep
2020
drifttravel.com
Where is Rebecca on Netflix filmed? Inside the Dorset estate used for Manderleyopens in new window
Unfortunately, the home itself is closed to the public, but you can go and explore the gardens. In fact, there's even a garden centre and café if you want to explore the setting for yourself. The surrounding village also has everything you need for a countryside escape, from cosy pubs and restaurants to some chic hotels - Booking.com has a handy round-up of the best Cranborne hotels.
21
Sep
2020
www.mirror.co.uk
It's Game of Thrones - with mod cons: Inside the extraordinary medieval Scottish castle where you can indulge magic kingdom fantasies amid boutique comforts (and the odd bat)opens in new window
Car rental was arranged through Booking.com and cost £290 for five days. Rental started and ended in Glasgow. Booking.com arranges car rental cars at over 60,000 locations in 160 countries.
21
Sep
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
6 cheap and cheerful holiday ideas for Autumn in the UKopens in new window
'Staycation' has been the word of the year, thanks to coronavirus restrictions throwing international travel plans into disarray. From UK campsites to brilliant breaches in Wales; many of us have taken the opportunity to explore holiday destinations and travel opportunities a little closer to home. From £525 for a week from Landcruise.uk, you could be the proud renter of a VW California Ocean, which sleeps four, and has a full kitchen and cooking area. Wicked Campers offers loads of different rental options, while Booking.com also have individual vans up for rent. What could be better than a road trip come holiday where you're in total control of where you go? Amazing.
18
Sep
2020
uk.style.yahoo.com
How Much Does it Cost to go to Switzerland?opens in new window
The average cost of a mid-range hotel in one of Switzerland’s main cities is about $225. I personally prefer to book my accommodations via Booking.com since I can quickly compare all the various room types.
15
Sep
2020
www.moneywehave.com
Looking for an alternate social-distancing vacation idea? Try a farm stayopens in new window
A farm stay could be a great way to enjoy the outdoors for an idyllic social distancing vacation. Booking.com has picked a selection of farm stays where travelers can connect with nature and animals, starting with: Diamond 7 Bar Guest Ranch in Alva, Wyoming. According to Booking.com: The working cattle ranch set on 10,000 acres is "any wannabe cowboy’s dream." The ranch has trail-riding options and rainbow trout fishing, and guests can even join ranchers as they herd cattle.
13
Sep
2020
eu.usatoday.com
10 cosy winter hotels with roaring fireplaces for the perfect staycationopens in new window
Planning a staycation? Winter is right around the corner and as temperatures begin to drop, there's nothing cosier than cuddling up by a fire. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend away with your special one or a country escape with the family, we've found a number of UK destinations complete with stunning fireplaces for you and yours. Get those pyjamas on, heat up the kettle and channel Cameron Diaz in The Holiday this side of Christmas – Jude Law not included. To book your stay visit Booking.com
11
Sep
2020
www.hellomagazine.com
Want a quick respite from daily drudgery? Check out these drivable destinations from some big citiesopens in new window
If Booking.com’s latest survey figures are any indication, Indians are looking to travel for some respite. After all, it has been months since people have travelled anywhere, and the digital travel company has recently found out that the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Udaipur were the most searched destinations in August by Indian travellers.
11
Sep
2020
indianexpress.com
Literary Hotels: Bucket list these stays for the perfect book-lover holiday!opens in new window
With months of lockdown, travellers and avid readers got ample time to read their favourite authors and novels. The trend of virtual book exchange amongst book lovers also saw a rise and reading became fundamental during the quarantine. What could be more satisfying than to turn this passion into a holiday amidst a wide range of books? This International Literacy Day, Booking.com has bookmarked a list of hotels with iconic libraries where you can curl up with any old hardback and read to your heart’s content. As it becomes safe to travel again, book lovers around the country can reserve a holiday in one of these hotels and explore the unique collection of books their libraries have to offer.
09
Sep
2020
ianslife.in
GO NZ: What to see, do, eat, and where to surf in Raglanopens in new window
We found Journey's End on Booking.com. Impeccably clean with roomy bedrooms, a deck with a barbecue, spa pool, fire pit and use of kayaks and bikes, it was perfectly positioned looking out over the wharf.
09
Sep
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Bring new creativity to your hobbies with travelopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the leading digital travel brands delved into its endorsement data from previous Indian traveller insights to reveal the top endorsed domestic destinations for food, walking, yoga, art and photography. The endorsement data from travellers reveal recommendations on destinations based on popular activities to curate the top local destinations to visit, to bring your favourite hobby recently perfected to life, when it’s safe to do so again.
05
Sep
2020
telanganatoday.com
#NationalWildlifeDay: Visit these wildlife sanctuaries to get up and close with natureopens in new window
India is home to exquisite wildlife that is recognised across the globe. Ranging from the Himalayas to the southern plateau, the country opens its heart to a diverse 90,000 species. Exploring wildlife has been fun for all age groups and is definitely something travellers have been missing during the lockdown. Booking.com has put together a list of relatively unexplored wildlife destinations in India for travellers to admire the wildlife in their natural habitats. Take a trip on the wildside, as it becomes safe to do so.
04
Sep
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The 10 Most Expensive Hotels In The World Have Been Revealed And This Is How The Other Half Liveopens in new window
Things are looking a lot different for travel in 2020, heck maybe even for a fair chunk of 2021. One thing we can always rely on, however, is the insatiable need to gaze at luxury hotels and dream about what life would be like if we could actually afford them, even just for one night. It’s almost strangely comforting that some things never change. To fully delve into how the other half live, The Luxury Bed Co have taken Booking.com data to figure out what the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are (in Pounds). Here’s a list of all of them, for your voyeuristic pleasures.
04
Sep
2020
awol.junkee.com
Booking Holdings CEO says vaccine is needed for people to feel safe to travel againopens in new window
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joins ‘Closing Bell’ to talk about travel stocks and the company’s outlook amid the pandemic.
03
Sep
2020
www.cnbc.com
Up & Away: Domestic travel picking up, sustainable holidays order of the dayopens in new window
While international flights are taking a back seat, the domestic market is picking up. Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager – India, Sri Lanka & Maldives at Booking.com says, “We are seeing some early signs of recovery and an appetite for domestic travel in places where travel restrictions are easing. There has been an increase in domestic searches for destinations such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Udaipur.”
03
Sep
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
10 unexpected US destinations for Labor Day weekendopens in new window
Recent data from Booking.com show that some lesser-known areas of the country are rising in popularity, likely due to travelers' penchants for domestic road trips in lieu of other travel options amid the coronavirus pandemic. The travel website identified 10 destinations that have risen in the search ranks on Booking.com year over year, starting with Pismo Beach, California. Travelers should check local travel restrictions and attraction hours. • According to Booking.com: "Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Pismo Beach is a vintage beach town along the San Luis Obispo County shoreline. Thrill-seekers can zip around the dunes while tourists looking for a calmer experience can explore the sandy area on horseback. Enjoy a long walk on the white sand beaches or stroll along the historic pier or for those looking for a longer hike, the Pismo Preserve offers over 10 miles of existing ranch roads and trails. Relax with a glass of local red at one of the wineries or soak in the naturally-heated Avila Hot Springs or Sycamore Mineral Spring. "
03
Sep
2020
www.msn.com
What It's Really Like To Take A Beach Vacation During Coronavirusopens in new window
Two years ago, my family and I had traveled to The Wildwoods and loved its mix of family-friendly activities (buzzing boardwalk, amusement rides), its affordable motels and its wide beach. I was interested to see what it would be like to return during the pandemic, especially given that the area’s popularity is on the rise. Booking.com just named Wildwood Crest—a town in The Wildwoods—one of the many lesser-known destinations that have risen in search ranks year over year on the travel site.
03
Sep
2020
www.forbes.com
Ranking the best online travel agency rewards programsopens in new window
The Booking.com Genius loyalty program is a bit different than most of the other programs described in this guide. The Booking.com Genius loyalty program has two elevated Genius levels. And, once you earn these levels, you’ll keep your status for life. To earn the first level, Genius Level 1, you must stay twice within two years. But, this level only provides one perk: a 10% discount at select hotels. But, Genius Level 2 isn’t much more difficult to earn. To earn Genius Level 2, you must stay five times within two years. And, Genius Level 2 provides the following perks: 10% and 15% discounts at select hotels; free breakfast at select hotels; and complimentary room upgrade at select hotels. You can see which hotels offer discounts, free breakfast and room upgrades when you search.
28
Aug
2020
thepointsguy.com
‘Regenerative Travel’ Is the Post-Pandemic Solution the Planet Needsopens in new window
Overtourism is another huge issue for the travel industry, and in a post-pandemic world, the rise of the ‘second city’ will help see communities repair from the impacts of over-tourism. According to an early-2020 study from Booking.com, more than half (54%) of travellers surveys want to reduce over-tourism by venturing out to second-cities while 51% would swap a major city for a similar destination if it meant less environmental impact would be had.
28
Aug
2020
thelatch.com.au
GO NZ: Why a trip to Stewart Island is like a step back in timeopens in new window
Accommodation is strategically limited and we booked in at the iconic South Sea Hotel on Booking.com; we're fans of simple, down-to-earth accommodation with local flavour - and the South Sea has swathes of that.
26
Aug
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
It is important for us to make our partners feel safe: Ritu Mehrotraopens in new window
The country manager of Booking.com for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives speaks about the measures her company has taken for hospitality partners to maximise possibilities of business.
26
Aug
2020
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Aussies are discovering their Stateopens in new window
With Australia’s usual international getaways closed due to travel restrictions, Booking.com’s search engine recorded a significant increase in Aussie popularity for destinations such as Kalbarri, Exmouth and Coral Bay leaving usual South West holiday location in the dust. Booking.com area manager for Australia Luke Wilson said border restrictions have resulted in many West Australians travelling intrastate for a winter holiday sun fix.
21
Aug
2020
thewest.com.au
Tourism sector working with governments to create travel incentivesopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, president and CEO of Booking Holdings joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss his outlook for the tourism industry.
21
Aug
2020
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Adventurous active breaks in Aotearoaopens in new window
Kiwis are an adventurous bunch – even when on holiday - and while sometimes lying around with a book is what we need, other times an adrenaline-laden endorphin boost is just the ticket. In fact, before the global pandemic, research from Booking.com showed that being physically active while travelling is one of the motivations to travel for nearly half of Kiwi travellers (46%)*.
21
Aug
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
Select CCD outlets open doors for petsopens in new window
NEW DELHI: India’s largest cafe chain, Café Coffee Day (CCD) has decided to make its cafes pet-friendly, starting with select outlets that have outdoor seating options. The move comes on the back of the rise of pet-friendly properties globally, with Booking.com predicting it to be one of the fastest growing trends this year.
21
Aug
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Local road trip routes to check out before summer endsopens in new window
Since March, Booking.com said it has seen over half of its travellers add domestic spots to their Wish Lists. In April, the company domestic accommodation books also account for about 70% of Booking.com’s total business. “Booking.com is on a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world both home and abroad, and with 1,600 rental car pick up locations across Canada, your trip can take you as near or as far as your adventurous spirit calls for,” the company said.
20
Aug
2020