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Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shows You The Richness Of Culinary Travelopens in new window
Culinary travel has definitely been on the rise in recent years—according to research compiled by the website Booking.com, 51% of U.S. travelers select a destination for its culinary offerings and 25% plan to take a dedicated culinary trip this year, many to New York, the top pick for a food destination.
01
Aug
2018
www.forbes.com
Chloe Madeley shares details of Ibiza hen do as star enjoys girls' getaway in £1,370 a night villaopens in new window
Jetsetting off on a girls' getaway to Ibiza, Chloe has already given fans a sneak peek of her holiday on Instagram, as the group went all out with a stay in the stunning Can Garrovers villa with Booking.com , where prices start from £1,370 a night. A recent survey by Booking.com revealed that women were swapping hen dos with wild night outs in favour of 'zen dos' by the beach. In fact, over half of women revealed they had lied to get out of a hen do because of the activities planned, while three quarters said they saw a hen do as an opportunity to relax before the big day.
23
Jul
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Kolkata best place for street food opens in new window
According to the findings of Booking.com , 67% of Indian travellers pick their destination based on the cuisine and food choices a place offers. The study also highlighted that around 49% of Indian travellers are planning to take a dedicated food tourism trip in 2018.
22
Jul
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
These are the top 2 food experiences in Americaopens in new window
Food is a top reason to travel the world. A recent survey by Booking.com found that more than half of American travelers (51 percent) said they pick a destination for its great food or drink, and 70 percent of travelers are motivated to vacation to experience new cuisine, according to MMGY Global's Portrait of American Travelers study.
21
Jul
2018
www.cnbc.com
Some of the Best Opportunities in Tech Are Beyond U.S. Bordersopens in new window
The largest online travel company by far, for example, is Booking.com, whose top execute Gillian Tans, explained why it took an internationally-minded Dutch firm to conquer the world. Roundtables on China and Europe showed there are world-beating companies in those regions that are equal to or better than their Silicon Valley brethren.
19
Jul
2018
fortune.com
5 sustainable luxury getaways for your bucket listopens in new window
According to a survey of Indian travellers by online travel giant Booking.com: 97% want to travel sustainably in 2018. 88% are willing to pay an extra premium to get there. 69% have supported conscious travel by buying locally made products. 75% want to travel sustainably because they want to preserve natural sights like rainforests or coral reefs. 45% find a lack of information or certification to be the biggest hurdle in making their travels sustainable.
19
Jul
2018
www.gqindia.com
Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxingopens in new window
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking Holdings — which was formerly known as Priceline — work closely with Didi to offer its on-demand car services through its Booking.com apps via an integration. Likewise, Didi customers will have the option to book hotels through Booking.com and its sister site Agoda.
18
Jul
2018
techcrunch.com
Why Booking Invested in Chinese Ride-Hailing Company Didiopens in new window
Booking Holdings is getting deeper into the transportation business. The company, which owns brands including Booking.com, OpenTable, Kayak, and Priceline.com, has invested $500 million in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company. There’s “lots of opportunities for Booking to start thinking about transportation” and “ride-hailing is an important part” of the strategy, said Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans at Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference on Tuesday. She explained that customers need transportation from the airport to their accommodation, or from an attraction back to the place they’re staying.
18
Jul
2018
fortune.com
Food matters: Most Indians select travel destination based on cuisineopens in new window
As many as 67 per cent of Indian travellers pick their travel destination based on the cuisine and food choices it offers, says Booking.com's latest finding from its global research 'Taste of Travel'. Booking.com, a global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings which also says that If there's one thing most people agree on when traveling, it's that food is a major consideration when picking a destination.
17
Jul
2018
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Where Stars Stay: 5 Vacation Houses Rented by Celebs That You Can Book Right Now!opens in new window
Celebs are often gifted stays by home sharing sites — see Olivia Munn’s Turks and Caicos birthday trip (courtesy Booking.com) or the house Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian stayed in during their New Orleans wedding (courtesy HomeAway). But if you’ve got the cash, these places are available to anyone to be booked online.
12
Jul
2018
people.com
5 European Destinations That Are Significantly Cheaper to Visit This Fallopens in new window
The Grand Tour, aka traveling all across Europe in one go, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, yet it also requires a budget that may make you rethink ever going on vacation again. Don’t fret: there’s a smarter way to get across the Atlantic. American tourists to Europe are abundant in the summer, but toward the end of the season and into the fall, airline fares to certain, less popular cities decline dramatically.
10
Jul
2018
time.com
Off The Beaten Track Honeymoon Destinationsopens in new window
There’s more to your honeymoon than hiding away in an all-inclusive resort sipping cocktails. Your romantic escape is the chance to take the trip of a lifetime or an epic adventure. It’s also about trying new experiences together as a new couple. When planning your honeymoon, why not break a few rules and opt out for more unorthodox approach? There is plenty to see out there and, according to Booking.com, these off the beaten track romantic destinations will fulfil all your honeymoon criteria, whether your passion is culture, food or just relaxing on the beach.
07
Jul
2018
www.boldmagazine.ca
10 amazing places in Bali you need to go and see if you visitopens in new window
The Indonesian island has truly breathtaking sights from awe-inspiring temples to incomparable jungle views
04
Jul
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
THE 50 PEOPLE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVELopens in new window
Booking.com is one of the few survivors of the early dot-com bubble. Founded in the Netherlands in 1996, with headquarters in Amsterdam, it now employs more than 15,000 people in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide and handles 1.5 million room bookings every day from its 28.7-plus million listings – making it the world’s biggest online accommodation-booking site. At the head of the sprawling business is CEO Gillian Tans, who has held various roles at the firm since joining as one of its first hires in 2002. Based in Amsterdam, Tans cycles to work and doesn’t have an office – none of the senior executives do – often holding meetings sitting on the floor with colleagues. One of the keys to the company’s success is how it turns lookers into bookers with clever marketing, constant testing and improvement of the user experience.
03
Jul
2018
www.cntraveller.com
THE AIRBNB CHALLENGER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF (BY NAME)opens in new window
Booking is the world’s largest online travel company by revenue, reporting $12.7 billion last year with profits of $2.3 billion. Boasting a market cap of $100 billion, Booking has bested many better-known tech industry names, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, in earnings growth over the past decade. Last year The Economist declared it the best-run internet firm after Amazon. In February, Booking hired Olivier Grémillon, Airbnb’s former director of global strategy, to lead its homes and apartments division.
02
Jul
2018
www.wired.com
These are the top food cities in America — here's what to eat when you're thereopens in new window
Travelers are picking their vacations with their appetite. In a recent survey by Booking.com, more than half of American travelers surveyed (51 percent) said they pick a destination for its great food or drink, and half of American travelers (50 percent) are likely to seek out local street food markets. Fifty-two percent of Americans also said they are looking to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat while traveling, and 61 percent will try to eat more local food in 2018.
29
Jun
2018
www.cnbc.com
Moscow & Saint Petersburg, top travel choices for Indian football fans: Booking.comopens in new window
Through research and surveys, Booking.com has released the findings of the top destinations that Indians prefer during the football match in Russia
26
Jun
2018
www.financialexpress.com
The 21 most valuable tech brands in America in 2018opens in new window
Below, we highlight the top 21 tech companies by brand value, which is measured by enterprise value, branded business value, and brand contribution. We’ve also included the brand value change between 2017 and 2018, and each company’s rank on the overall most valuable brands list. The brands included on this list shouldn’t shock you, but where they rank compared to their competitors may. Scroll through to see which tech brands made the list and how much they are worth in 2018.
25
Jun
2018
www.businessinsider.nl
ROCKING ROUTE 40: From salt plains to cactus canyons and vineyards to glaciers, here’s our tips for an unforgettable Argentinian road tripopens in new window
When Catherine's hubby Andy asked how she found the destination she wanted to claim special powers, but actually she’d plotted the route through Booking.com.
24
Jun
2018
www.thesun.co.uk
50 Incredible Places You Can Actually Stay in Overnightopens in new window
Looking for something a little different for your next trip? Finding unique lodgings just got a lot easier with this list of amazing U.S. destinations.
21
Jun
2018
www.rd.com
Wearable translator ili helps you in your travels abroadopens in new window
According to research of 20,500 travellers globally, compiled by travel site Booking.com, despite technology making it easier to book trips abroad, 67% of respondents don’t feel they’re making the most of their travel opportunities. And among the Canadians surveyed, 39% listed language barrier as one of the most common concerns.
20
Jun
2018
nationalpost.com
Sicily's Ragusa province: famous for its dazzling baroque architecture and is the perfect autumn breakopens in new window
You are never far from the soothing sea on the island and there are many sandy beaches to choose from — and if you visit outside the busy summer months they are deserted. Ciriga is an idyllic cove surrounded by sculptural rocks punctuated with succulents and tall grasses.
20
Jun
2018
www.standard.co.uk
An eco-friendly holiday can also be budget-friendly: Here's howopens in new window
A Booking.com survey reveals that the perceived extra cost is the main obstacle for global travellers wanting to travel more sustainably. About two thirds (67%) of travellers would be willing to spend at least 5% more on their travel to ensure it had as low an impact on the environment as possible.
19
Jun
2018
economictimes.indiatimes.com
14 cheap honeymoon destinations for brides on a budgetopens in new window
A spokesperson for Booking.com says, "Cordoba, in Andalusia, is not only known for its gastronomy and stunning architecture but also its hot climate. In August prices are 50% more affordable than the most expensive month. Top endorsements from travellers visiting Cordoba are history, sightseeing and food."
19
Jun
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
Under-discovered (but equally tasty) foodie destinationsopens in new window
There are places around the world that are synonymous with certain foods; Belgium for chocolate, America for hamburgers, Japan for Sushi. Delicious, yes, but somewhat predictable. To help you find some undiscovered culinary adventures, Booking.com has created a list of some of the top up-and-coming foodie destinations to ignite your appetite.
19
Jun
2018
drifttravel.com
Why booking a holiday is good for your healthopens in new window
We’ve always known we're hard-working bunch, and now we have the data to prove it! New research by Booking.com reveals a staggering 86 percent of full-time employees are experiencing burnout because they don’t take enough annual leave.
17
Jun
2018
www.lifestyle.com.au
Reader tips on traveling in Iceland, from must-see sights to saving moneyopens in new window
Food is expensive but you can offset that somewhat by your choice of accommodations. I used booking.com to find a two-bedroom apartment in a quiet neighborhood with a spacious, fully equipped kitchen for about $700 total. We had breakfast and some lunches in our apartment, so we did not feel guilty about splurging for dinner each night. (Well worth it. We loved the food!)
15
Jun
2018
www.cleveland.com
A $300 5-Day Backpacking Trip To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamopens in new window
Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week's travel diary: A 22-year-old recent college grad who is backpacking through Asia before starting her career at a financial services firm.
14
Jun
2018
www.refinery29.com
The Telegraph's food writers pick their favourite travel destinationsopens in new window
Food, above all else, is why many of us travel. In a survey released last week, over half of globetrotters said they consider a destination's culinary credentials before deciding where to go. Once retail prospects, the chance of sunshine, or sightseeing opportunities reigned supreme among reasons to travel, but the research by Booking.com says 61 per cent of us now consider gastronomy when going on holiday. And while we may have once been wary before trying foreign foods, 51 per cent will head to street food markets in search of local delights.
14
Jun
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
Croatian Islands cool: 12 amazing places to stayopens in new window
An insider's guide to the best hotels for Croatian Island holidays, including the top resorts, boutique and budget hotels on Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Krk.
12
Jun
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
How Booking.com Plans to Keep Its Edge Over Airbnbopens in new window
Booking.com is the biggest travel company in the world focused on accommodation—what CEO and president Gillian Tans calls “the most crucial part of the trip.”
11
Jun
2018
fortune.com
Booking CEO: Summer travel hotspotsopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings CEO, provides insight to the travel industry, airfares and online travel trends.
08
Jun
2018
www.cnbc.com
Amsterdam on two wheelsopens in new window
In a city famously crisscrossed with canals, narrow streets and multitude, well-organized bike lanes, it just makes sense to cycle virtually everywhere.
06
Jun
2018
nationalpost.com
Inside the private island resort on a South Pacific lagoon that’s on sale for $23 millionopens in new window
The resort is a two-minute ride by a small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki, according to Booking.com. Aitutaki island is a 45-minute flight from the neighbouring island of Rarotonga.
06
Jun
2018
www.businessinsider.nl
You can now stay at hundreds of historic temples across Japanopens in new window
One of the best things about travelling in Japan is getting the opportunity to visit thousands of historic temples and shrines that lay scattered across the country. But now, visitors are about to get the chance to make their experience even more memorable, as a brand new service has just been unveiled that will enable people to spend the night at hundreds of temples for the first time ever.
05
Jun
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
How Celebrities Really Pull Off Their Fabulous Secret Honeymoonsopens in new window
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian chose Kamalame Cay, located just off the Andros Great Barrier Reef in the Bahamas, for their honeymoon in November—a destination they were able to enjoy in peace and then help promote for Booking.com, just as they were wrapping up their week in paradise.
05
Jun
2018
www.eonline.com
The Insider Guide to Amsterdamopens in new window
With a sparkling start-up culture and an abundance of design hotels and quirky eateries, the capital of the Netherlands has not only been ranked the best city worldwide for millennials, it is also fast becoming a sought-after base for international firms. But where should you eat, drink and hang out once you’re there? Amsterdam resident and Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans opens her address book for THE STAND.
03
Jun
2018
thestand.investec.co.uk
Meet the two Indian startups that stole the show at Booking Booster in Amsterdamopens in new window
“India is an important source of talent when it comes to startups. We are delighted that two startups from India with great ideas focused on sustainable tourism were part of the grand finale and both have received a combined total grant of €7.25 lakh. Our aim is to build a network of like-minded organisations and individuals that are leveraging technology to create a more sustainable future for destinations worldwide as such initiatives further expand our commitment to make a positive impact globally,” said Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager - India, Booking.com.
01
Jun
2018
yourstory.com
India among top five growing markets for Booking.comopens in new window
With 47,500 Indian properties listed on its website, Booking.com sees India among its top five growing markets. Speaking exclusively to Indian media at its headquarters here in Amsterdam, Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com said, “We see India in our top five growing markets. With more than 47,000 listings, it clearly shows the amount of investment our company is making in the India market. It is a market that is fast growing and it is one that we have prioritised.”
31
May
2018
www.financialexpress.com
10 spiritual places where you can spend the nightopens in new window
Monastic and temple stays are not always the easiest to find and Terahaku is putting itself ahead of the game by teaming up with Airbnb and Booking.com to make tourists more aware of the opportunities that are available for those seeking a more spiritual experience.
29
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for loveopens in new window
Many customers are finding themselves drawn to Japan's love hotels; short-stay hotels with themed rooms that can be reached through discreet entrances, out of curiosity as much as need, according to travel website Booking.com. "The key that we see in the market at Booking is around curiosity of culture and I think a lot of people are just interested to see what it is like," said Booking's Regional Director for North Asia Adam Brownstein. "Where there is nothing like it where they come from, they want to experience it. That is the great thing about travel: you can try new things and kind of peek behind the curtain."
25
May
2018
www.businessinsider.com
Seeing a City the Old-Fashioned Way: One Step at a Timeopens in new window
“Walking will be the ultimate way to explore” in 2018, the travel site Booking.com predicted last year, adding that 56 percent of travelers said they wanted to go on walking or hiking trips this year.
25
May
2018
www.nytimes.com
Dwyane Wade Just Surprised Wife Gabrielle Union with the Most Romantic Tripopens in new window
The Miami Heat player teamed up with Booking.com to make his secret plans a success, and now the two are relaxing poolside in this stunning home away from home.
24
May
2018
people.com
Last-minute Memorial Day travel deals and discountsopens in new window
Memorial Day is just a week away but there is still time to find good travel deals.
23
May
2018
eu.usatoday.com
50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for goodopens in new window
Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity.
23
May
2018
techcrunch.com
Soca Valley: Exploring Slovenia's Wild Side on the Ultimate Green Road Tripopens in new window
Winding around the forested hillsides of western Slovenia, we have the roads all to ourselves – a good thing, since we keep stopping abruptly to admire the views. A dramatic valley stretches below and the Julian Alps rise in the distance. In the centre of the scene, the Soca river swirls through the valley, so icy blue it gives me goosebumps.
21
May
2018
www.independent.co.uk
After A Strong Start To The Year, What We Expect From Booking Holdings In 2018opens in new window
The company strives to implement various measurement tools and technologies to further its expansion in the untapped markets and various. geographies. Till the end of March, Booking.com had 28.2 million listed listings on its platform. This includes 5.2 million listings (+28% y-o-y) in the alternative accommodation segment, which the company shall focus on further expanding in the near term. The company wishes to bring in more direct booking customers on to its platform and hence it should be focusing more on TV ads which we believe will not only aid in attracting more users to the Booking.com platform, but will also help in building awareness about its vacation rentals offerings, which it is focusing on in a big way to drive future growth.
18
May
2018
www.forbes.com
7 stunning remote escapes for when you just want to log off & disappearopens in new window
Well Booking.com just put together a list of their most beautiful remote destinations topped with just the right amount of adventure and luxury to celebrate the 'Limitless Traveller'. In a recent survey the site found Aussies aspire to push their limits and seek out new experiences while on holiday with 67% feeling they are not adventurous enough and over two thirds explaining they wish to travel freely with no regrets. After all, the best part about travel is getting outside your comfort zone, right?
18
May
2018
www.mtv.com.au
Best Beaches in the U.S.opens in new window
Summer is nearly here, and that means it's time to hit the beach. Travel booking site Tripadvisor ranks U.S. beaches based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on the site, gathered over a 12-month period. Sugar-white sands and crystal-clear water were a common thread of many of these beaches. Travelers also commented on the amenities available, such as restrooms and showers, and activities in the area. Florida's Clearwater Beach was the number one beach in America, up three spots from its U.S. ranking a year ago. Many of these beaches are great for families, but we also found five more of the most popular beach destinations for kids based on reviews at Booking.com, and added those at the end.
15
May
2018
www.thestreet.com
Generation Z is the most regretful of all ages about missed travel opportunitiesopens in new window
Don’t put off booking that holiday you dream of or that road trip you’d like to take, as new research has revealed that 71% of global travellers have regrets over their missed travel opportunities. This seems to particularly apply to younger generations, as 82% of the 18 to 24-year-olds surveyed, or Generation Z, regret losing out on chances to travel.
15
May
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
Why are so many of us now choosing to travel alone?opens in new window
Naturally, going solo can be difficult for the less-social travellers among us. “More introverted people can become anxious, and retreat into their shells,” Ingham confirms. But should they go for it anyway? Arguably. A recent Booking.com survey found that a substantial 71 per cent of global travellers have had regrets over missed travel opportunities.
14
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
A royal getaway: 7 magical castle stays for your next holidayopens in new window
Let royal fever guide your travel plans, and book your next getaway in a historic British fortress or a spectacular Spanish castle. Here are seven magnificent mansions and manors to book for a real royal getaway.
14
May
2018
www.lifestyle.com.au
From secluded luxury villas in Australia to a secret treehouse in Sweden: A look at the best remote escapes in the worldopens in new window
The desire to go off grid when you go away and find somewhere unspoiled by others is a massive draw for many city-dwelling, 3G-obsessed people. So much so that Booking.com recently found that two thirds of travellers are choosing a remote place to holiday in order to get away from it all and really switch off.
13
May
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
World's Longest Continuous Cruise Set to Visit 59 Countries in 245 Days opens in new window
With 71 per cent of travellers having regrets over missed travel opportunities, according to research conducted by Booking.com, there’s no doubt that Viking’s round-the-world trip will curb any fears of missing out.
07
May
2018
www.independent.co.uk
Where to stay, where to eat, travel tips and sights to see in Scotland's capitalopens in new window
Every year, thousands of Brits flock to Edinburgh to check out the city's breathtaking sights, historical offerings and vibrant nightlife. But in August, the city gets a major tourism boost thanks to the Fringe Festival which sees comedians and performers from around the world descending upon the city ready to entertain the crowds who've travelled to the Scottish capital for the event. However, even when the festival isn't on, Edinburgh makes for a fun-filled city break, whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, or want somewhere that'll appeal to the kids too. The sheer amount on offer can be somewhat overwhelming, so we've given you a helping hand and created the ultimate city guide with everything from where to stay to what to see.
04
May
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
Safari Europe: 13 incredible weekend wildlife holidaysopens in new window
Brown bears padding. Sperm whales fluking. Wolverines marauding. Long-tailed mayflies rushing. Dolphins bow-riding. Musk ox hulking… All these spectacles – and more – can be witnessed in the wild without leaving Europe. And as our selection on these pages shows, a wealth of wildlife sightings can be compressed into a single weekend break, in destinations as mainstream as Vienna, the Loire and Madeira – and even from the upper deck of a ferry as it plies the Bay of Biscay.
04
May
2018
www.telegraph.co.uk
16 Amazing Healthy Vacation Ideas for Summer 2018opens in new window
Whether you’re yoga-obsessed, looking to bliss out at a spa, or craving meditation—we’ve got the spot for you!
03
May
2018
www.health.com
How to holiday like an expertopens in new window
For hotels, for ease and choice – and often due to the fact that you are able to cancel without penalty until a day or two before arrival – turn to online booking agencies. The biggest player is Booking.com.
02
May
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking.com CEO Sees Regulation Helping Not Harming Home-Sharingopens in new window
“If a city today has uncertain regulation, many people don’t put their houses up,” she said in an interview in New York. “There’s so much gray area.” If regulations can provide clarity and put homeowners at ease, more of them will jump into the market, Tans said.
01
May
2018
www.bloomberg.com
Top 10 guide to the best beaches in Spain you need to visit at least once in your lifetimeopens in new window
It's not surprising that Spain has been a go-to destination for British holidaymakers for decades. Not only is it a short flight away - and it's easy to find cheap seats - but there are some seriously breathtaking beaches. With more than 5,000 miles of coastline, you're spoiled for choice, whether you're looking for a family beach break or want to find a quieter sandy beach where you can take a leisurely stroll and take in the coastal views.
30
Apr
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
10 Popular Travel Destinations You Can Actually Skip This Year—and Where to Go Insteadopens in new window
Travel trends can sometimes seem inexplicable: A destination may get a boost from a hot movie, or a currency shift; or it may simply seem that everyone you know is heading to the same spot at the same time. Yet trendy vacation spots often come with big crowds and expensive price tags. To help you avoid both, MONEY looked at the 10 hottest travel cities and found alternative destinations that provided similar atmosphere and activities for far less.
27
Apr
2018
time.com
Glamping sites that let you experience nature in the lap of luxuryopens in new window
In a broad sense, glamping has simply come to represent an experience with nature that doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort. But to find out whether your outing qualifies, you can ask yourself some specific questions. Is there a chandelier hanging in your tent? You’re probably glamping. Do you have a butler who brings s’mores containing single-origin chocolate to your glass-ceiling geodesic dome? Definitely glamping. Have you woken up in a panic because everything around you is mysteriously damp, you seem to have an aggressively friendly bug in your sleeping bag, and there’s an alarming howling that, oh my god, is it getting closer? Probably regular old camping.
25
Apr
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
Can AI and chatbots really transform customer support? opens in new window
With chatbots, you can answer basic customer queries in minutes (Booking.com reports that most issues are handled in five minutes or less, via their chat agents). Just think about the 80/20 rule which often applies in customer service: the same questions are asked 80 percent of the time. Integrating chat into this equation can bring not just significant ROI, it also means your human customer service agents are engaged in handling the more important, business-critical issues that arise (and happier doing more complex, meaningful work, too.).
25
Apr
2018
venturebeat.com
Going to the Royal Wedding? Here's what you need to knowopens in new window
According to Booking.com, there is still availability in and around London from May 18 to May 20. There are still 22 percent of accommodations available in London and 17 percent in Windsor as of this week. Some towns near Windsor are even more inexpensive. Slough, 2.2 miles away, is 70 percent cheaper than staying in Windsor over wedding weekend. Maidenhead, 5.4 miles away, is 43 percent cheaper. Ascot, 5.4 miles away, is 78 percent cheaper. Booking.com pulled a few examples of accommodations—and their starting rates for one night--in both cities from May 18 to May 20.
25
Apr
2018
www.usatoday.com
24 Hours In Amsterdamopens in new window
These days it’s not all about hotels, and De Hoedenmaker, a luxury B&B apartment, speaks for that perfectly. It’s hosted by two locals, DJ and Marcel, who also lay on the most delicious spread at breakfast each morning (at a time that suits you). The Dutch seem to know a lot about interior design – the bedroom looks like something out of Red’s Living pages – and its views over the canal make you want to sit at the window and people-watch all day long. Even the bathroom is Instagrammable (which is a key factor for a third of travellers, according to Booking.com's research. Who knew?).
23
Apr
2018
www.redonline.co.uk
97% Indians travellers eye 'sustainable' tourism in 2018opens in new window
According to a survey by Netherland-based travel e-commerce company Booking.com, around 97 per cent of Indian travellers want to travel sustainably in 2018 with 88 per cent of them willing to pay an extra premium to ensure the same. It revealed that while 73 per cent of current Indian travellers always or often opt for sustainable travel, around 32 per cent are willing to pay at least 15 per cent more to ensure as low an impact on the environment as possible.
22
Apr
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sustainable travel a key consideration for most Canadians, report findsopens in new window
As it does every year leading up to Earth Day, travel website Booking.com has released the results of its global Sustainable Travel Report, which indicates a growth in awareness and interest in eco-friendly travel. In 2018, it found that 84 per cent of Canadian travellers have a desire to go green on future vacations. That’s a significant jump from just last year, when 65 per cent of trekkers were eyeing eco-friendly and green accommodations.
21
Apr
2018
globalnews.ca
Lights, camera, action: The coolest cinemas around the worldopens in new window
The Pula Arena in Croatia is one of the last remaining Amphitheatres. It's therefore no surprise that Pula is highly endorsed for history and ancient landmarks by Booking.com travellers. Built back in the 1st Century AD, the arena would have originally been used for gladiator fights during the Roman Empire. However, nowadays the only action you will see in the arena is from screenings at the Pula Film Festival.
21
Apr
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Las Vegas as a family vacation destination? Yes, if you go beyond the Stripopens in new window
So, what to do when a planned RV trip timed over one of the busiest travel dates of the year meant we’d need to spend a few nights in this not-for-families destination? Go further. While we flew into Las Vegas, we opted to skip the Strip and spend our time getting to know a whole other side of Nevada. But fear not if Las Vegas is still on your family’s destination wish list. Here’s how to explore it in a way that will make everyone happy.
19
Apr
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
Best hotels in Tenerife for a cheap family holiday this summeropens in new window
Tenerife never fails to be a hit with Brits looking for a cheap, fun family holiday in the sun. The largest of the Canary Islands, there are so many things to see and do in Tenerife ; it's packed with stunning beaches, thrilling theme parks, bustling bars and restaurants, and some brilliant family-friendly resorts.
18
Apr
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
7 Incredible Castle Stays So You Can Travel Like Royaltyopens in new window
2018 is set to be a huge year for the British royal family, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming their third child in less than a week and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on track to tie the knot next month. To cure your royal fever, Booking.com has selected seven amazing castles around the world. While they may be fit for royalty, anyone can arrange a stay in one of these magnificent castles. Which is your favourite?
17
Apr
2018
www.mindfood.com
Escape the cold Australian winter: The five summer getaways that won't break the bankopens in new window
As the temperature drops, many Australians begin planning a tropical holiday to escape the chilly weather and chase the sun. Sadly, for many Australians a spontaneous summer vacation is a pipe dream as their ideal getaway costs thousands due to an increased demand. But this doesn't have to be the case, with Booking.com recently revealing five summer holiday destinations that won't break the bank - and the best time to book to save up to 50 per cent on accommodation.
17
Apr
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Sleep in a field of tulips with Booking.comopens in new window
Travellers to Holland are being given the opportunity to 'wake up and smell the tulips', with one very unique accommodation option just out of Amsterdam. Booking.com is offering a chance to experience an amazing overnight stay in the middle of the famous tulip fields of Keukenhof. A special translucent pod offers panoramic views of the colourful flowers and it comes kitted out with everything you need for a comfortable stay, as well as all-area access to the gardens. After admiring the blooms, guests can enjoy a complimentary dinner at one of the restaurants in Keukenhof, as well as breakfast the following morning.
16
Apr
2018
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com Has 5 Million Non-Hotel Listings, Topping Airbnbopens in new window
Booking.com, the flagship site of travel giant Booking Holdings Inc., said it has 5 million non-hotel listings. That’s more than Airbnb Inc., the highly valued startup credited with kicking off the recent trend of staying in peoples’ homes rather than hotels. Booking Holdings, which changed its name from Priceline Group Inc., said the number of apartments and vacation homes on Booking.com has grown 27 percent to 5 million in the last year. Airbnb, founded in 2008, said it has about 4.85 million, including an estimated 200,000 hotel rooms. Booking had previously only disclosed the number of non-hotel “properties” on its platform, which could have included multiple listings.
10
Apr
2018
www.bloomberg.com
Stay in a signature pink Toulouse property with hotel perksopens in new window
Design detail: According to new Booking.com research, four in 10 people (39%) say the interior design of their accommodation is the most important factor when choosing where they stay, with over a third (34%) saying that rental homes such as apartments or cottages are preferable because of their unique interior décor. It also reveals that more than half (56%) of travellers return from holiday so enthused by their holiday accommodation that they are inspired to undertake interior design work to their own home.
10
Apr
2018
www.standard.co.uk
Travel Industry Eyes Blockchain Potential for Fees, Delays, Lost Bagsopens in new window
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans said blockchain could make it easier for the company to connect to properties and attractions. "Eventually customers will benefit from that as well," she told Reuters.
10
Apr
2018
www.nytimes.com
Booking.com boasts more listings than Airbnb (and its AI bot is rocking)opens in new window
Travel giant Booking.com says with 5 million “reported listings” it now tops Airbnb’s reported 4.5 million. Booking.com also says the number of homes, apartments, and places it lists is 27 percent higher than last year. The announcement is part of the company’s switch to “reported listings” — from “total properties” — in an effort to emphasize that it competes directly with Airbnb. Until now, Booking.com has been perceived as mainly offering hotel listings, a perception it is aggressively trying to change.
10
Apr
2018
venturebeat.com
Could one of these destinations be where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on honeymoon?opens in new window
All eyes are on the UK’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle thanks to their impending wedding, and honeymoon destination rumours are also beginning to swirl. While speculation is growing that the happy couple are planning a ‘mini moon’ in Ireland after their 19 May wedding in England, accommodation site, Booking.com, has decided it’s the perfect time to take some holiday inspiration from the British Royal Family.
06
Apr
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
Booking.com Creates A Better Runwayopens in new window
With summer nearly upon us, Booking.com has upped the travel stakes with the release of the “Ultimate ‘Book the US’ List” featuring one-of-a-kind destinations and adventures. Curated by the experts at Booking.com, the ‘Book the U.S.’ List is set up to feature cool and unique properties that go beyond a traditional hotel experience across the US.
04
Apr
2018
www.forbes.com
How Hotels Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Stayopens in new window
Already employed by online travel agencies like Kayak and Booking.com, the chatbot is the newest way for guests to communicate with their hotel, without having to pick up a phone or wait online to speak to a concierge. Though you can’t reach out and touch them like you can with their robotic counterparts, you can ask them questions on a whim (usually through text), day or night.
04
Apr
2018
www.cntraveler.com
How to draw inspiration from your travels to design your homeopens in new window
While most of us might not think to pack a tape measure in our suitcases, it turns out many Canadians are in fact taking design notes while away. According to recent research from Booking.com, an aggregator for accommodation fares, more than 50 per cent of us are inspired by our hotel rooms to redecorate our homes, and more than 30 per cent of us like it when our homes remind us of time spent abroad and the art, designs and cultures we encounter.
29
Mar
2018
www.theglobeandmail.com
YOU CAN NOW STAY AT IOWA’S ‘FIELD OF DREAMS’ HOUSEopens in new window
The guest house at the century-old Lansing family farm is available for overnight stays. For about $1,400 per couple, you can have what they call the 'Ray Kinsella Experience', named after Kevin Costner's character in the film. The package includes a one-night stay in an upstairs bedroom, Field of Dreams commemorative baseball, a bottle of wine, wine glasses, picnic tablecloth, DVD of the movie with popcorn, actor Dwier Brown’s (Kevin Costner’s dad in the film) book, 'If You Build It', and a $25 gift card towards a breakfast at a local Dyersville restaurant. Secure your reservations now thru the website Booking.com.
28
Mar
2018
espn991.com
15 of the world's most unusual hotels revealedopens in new window
If you want to veer away from the norm, why not spend your holiday at one of these bizarre hotels. Whether you want to get back to nature, stargaze or sleep under the sea, there is a whole host of unusual hotels out there to explore. With summer just around the corner many Brits are scouring the internet for the best bargain break. But would you dare to book something a little different this year? From sleeping with the fish to hanging off a cliff in a glass pod, these heavenly hideaways should trump your friend's ordinary getaways.
27
Mar
2018
www.dailystar.co.uk
Caboose Motel Offers Unusual Pennsylvania Dutch Venueopens in new window
In 2018, the brightly colored cabooses were listed by bobvila.com as "15 Classic Roadside Motels You Can Visit Along America's Highways" and by Booking.com in its Ultimate "Book the U.S.'" List, which also features an overnight stay in the Empire State Building and The Ultimate Nick Jonas Tour Bus.
26
Mar
2018
www.usnews.com
Traveling for Business on a Budget? Here Are 3 Tips to Help You Save on Your Next Tripopens in new window
Other sites, including Booking.com or Hotels.com, offer perks like late check-out or a free night for volume bookings. When I'm traveling consistently for work, the reward nights add up and amount to a big savings at the end of the year.
26
Mar
2018
www.inc.com
Spring Travel Destinations That Won’t Break The Bankopens in new window
Spring has sprung and now you can too. As we say goodbye to the season of hibernating in our sweatpants, we can all finally get back to living our best life. Start the new season right with a vacation otherwise known as the ultimate comeback. The best part? It doesn’t cost a fortune to do so. Our friends over at Booking.com have put together a selection of the best budget-friendly places to visit, sure to create some #instajelousy. Now get ready to gear up for the guilt-free vacation you know you deserve.
23
Mar
2018
www.styledemocracy.com
12 Luxurious Destinations In The U.S. That Are Worth Every Pennyopens in new window
If you’re looking to go all out for your next vacation, you don’t need to leave the U.S. to find the luxury escape of your dreams. According to a Booking.com survey, 45 percent of travelers have a travel bucket list in mind and 82 percent of travelers will aim to tick one or more destinations off their list this year. Booking.com’s new “Book the U.S.” List makes it easy to find that over-the-top getaway that is not only luxurious but totally worth it.
22
Mar
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
Location, location, location: A round-up of the best hotels right in the centre of Edinburghopens in new window
Whether you’re in Edinburgh for its world-famous fringe festival or to soak up its quaint historical sights, you should try and snag a great hotel in the city to really make the most of your visit. We round up the best hotels in the heart of the Scottish capital, some located in incredible buildings, and others boasting amazing décor and offering some proper luxury.
21
Mar
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Rise of the COO Support Groupopens in new window
The role of chief operating officer is famously hard to define—an oft-cited 2006 Harvard Business Review article calls it one of the most “misunderstood” roles in the C-suite. Perhaps for this reason, there haven’t been too many organizations or high-level peer groups bringing fellow COOs together, the way similar organizations exist for CFOs, CMOs, or CEOs. Of course, if anyone can pull off such an organizational feat, it’s COOs. That may be why a few such groups have recently gotten off the ground, to give this ultra-high-functioning, like-minded group a place to gather to share war stories, talk about best practices, and learn from their peers.
21
Mar
2018
fortune.com
Where will travelers go for spring break this year?opens in new window
Booking.com’s data show that spring break, the period between March 17 and April 28, will be 2% more expensive than last year. That said, the company found that some popular destinations are actually less expensive this year, including Playa del Carmen in Mexico, San Diego and Panama City Beach.
19
Mar
2018
www.usatoday.com
You Can Now Spend the Night at the Iconic 'Field of Dreams' Houseopens in new window
Guests to want to opt in on the “Kinsella Experience” will not only stay in the house’s one bedroom upstairs, but also receive a “Field of Dreams” commemorative baseball, a bottle of wine plus two wine glasses and a picnic tablecloth, a DVD of the movie (with popcorn to enjoy it with), actor Dwier Brown’s (he played Kevin Costner’s dad) book, “If You Build It,” and a $25 gift card towards a breakfast at a local Dyersville country breakfast spot.
14
Mar
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Why You Should Only Half-Plan Your Next Vacationopens in new window
On a two-week trip this winter, I learned that Vietnam, at least in my experience, lends itself very well to a figure-it-out-as-you-go trip. Need to get across town? UberMoto will be there in a matter of minutes to take you as far as you can go for the equivalent of a dollar or two. Curious about the island of Phú Quốc? Book the hour-long flight for $80 on Vietnam Air the day of and then find a hotel for the night on Booking.com.
14
Mar
2018
www.gq.com
Travel website Booking.com released a list of the most unique accommodations in all 50 states — here are the coolest places to stayopens in new window
Travel website Booking.com recently published a new "Book the US" list , highlighting some of the most unique properties across each state — plus Washington, DC — that you can stay in now. In addition, Booking.com is holding a contest, giving you the chance to become the company's new "Chief Booking Officer." In this dream "job," you'll win a "salary" of $50,o00, and you'll be tasked with visiting as many properties on the "Book the US" list as you can within 50 days. The contest runs through March 21, so make sure to sign up quickly.
13
Mar
2018
uk.businessinsider.com
Baths Are So Hot Right Now: The Cultural (And Lucrative) Soaking Industryopens in new window
It’s not just salts making money. Self-care moved beyond the beauty industry, and carved strong niches in sectors such as hospitality and home improvement. Travelers, for example, increasingly filter hotel rooms by tubs. Lodging reservation site Booking.com, without offering specifics, reports a significant increase in the last year for rooms with amenities such as a bathtub or jacuzzi.
13
Mar
2018
www.fastcompany.com
The Surprising 'Alternative Thing' Nick Jonas Always Takes on Vacationopens in new window
“The main thing is to travel light,” Jonas tells PEOPLE while promoting his partnership for Booking.com’s one-of-a-kind stay on his tour bus, as part of the travel site’s Book It List. “When I can, I try not to pack a big bag. Keep it small because you never know where you’re gonna go and what your schedule’s gonna be so it’s nice to be on the move at any moment.”
09
Mar
2018
people.com
Mentoring offers a cure to mid-career drain of tech talentopens in new window
The online travel agency Booking.com is trying to combine the two — the request for a mentoring programme came from a group of female employees, who were also involved in its design, but it will be overseen by the company’s human resources department. “They felt they could use the support and help with matching mentors to mentees, as well as the endorsement of human resources and the chief executive officer, and we were more than happy to help with this,” says Yvonne Agyei, the chief people officer. “It’s a pilot in our Amsterdam headquarters for now, but all being well, we hope to roll it out much more widely.”
09
Mar
2018
www.ft.com
Follow in the path of these inspirational female travellers this International Women’s Dayopens in new window
As today is International Women’s Day, there’s no better time to look at the incredible trips taken by a set of iconic female explorers throughout the years to help inspire you for your next holiday. The list has been put together by Booking.com, which connects travellers with great places to stay, and it invites you to be inspired by these amazing women travellers.
08
Mar
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
This Is the Ultimate JoBro Fan-tasy: You Can Book a Stay on a Nick Jonas Tour Busopens in new window
Attention Nick Jonas fans: You can now spend a night on the singer’s tour bus. Travel site Booking.com is offering a one-of-a-kind stay on a Nick Jonas tour bus that would make any JoBro fan jealous. The experience includes accommodation on a tour bus stocked with Jonas’s favorite on-the-road essentials and a meet and greet with the musician-actor-producer. Though, sadly, he doesn’t bunk with the guest overnight.
07
Mar
2018
people.com
For One Night Only, You Can Sleep Inside the Empire State Buildingopens in new window
On Wednesday, travelers seeking an experience they won’t see photographed by a tiresome number of influencers on Instagram can try to score a one-of-a-kind, one-time-only stay at the Empire State Building. To celebrate the launch of their Book the U.S. List — a collection of the most interesting, unusual places to stay in every state — Booking.com has designed three incredible, totally unique stays. For the first time ever, it’s now possible to reserve a night at the Empire State Building, the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, and on a tricked-out tour bus designed by Nick Jonas.
07
Mar
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Now on Booking.com: A Tent, a Treehouse and an Old Town Hallopens in new window
Will travelers want to stay in a castle in Kentucky, a former jail in New Orleans or a lighthouse in Massachusetts? Booking.com, an accommodation booking site with a database of more than 1.5 million properties, is betting on a “yes.” The three are part of the site’s Book It List, debuting today, which is a collection of not-so-common places around the United States where guests can hang their hat for a night or more; the list has one option in each state.
07
Mar
2018
www.nytimes.com
10 Reasons To Go ‘Off The Grid’ On Your Honeymoonopens in new window
A honeymoon is all about celebrating the beginning of a fresh chapter together and unplugging from the outside world before reality kicks in. We’re all guilty of not being able to switch off, and in fact, Booking.com has recently surveyed the British public to find that 92% of us have thought about getting away from it all for a while by going “off the grid”. So, it’s only fitting that newlyweds share a unique experience together in a fabulously foreign part of the world. From staying in the treetops in Sweden to relaxing on a deserted beach in the French Polynesia, Booking.com has put a list of top destinations for honeymooners to escape to and relax.
06
Mar
2018
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The most beautiful hotel bathrooms to inspireopens in new window
Shower, sink, toilet, vanity… When it comes to designing your dream bathroom, the space should not be thought of as a checklist, but rather an opportunity to create a little slice of heaven. Unlike the bathroom in your home – which is often thought of as a stop-off to primp and prep for the day ahead – a bathroom on holiday is regarded as a place to relax and unwind after a long day. We’re of the opinion that you can have both when it comes to designing a washroom in your own home, and these stunning spaces from around the world will give you all the inspiration you need to create a vacation-worthy bathroom. See our inspirational picks from the accom on offer at Booking.com.
02
Mar
2018
www.realestate.com.au
The most 'Instagrammable' accommodation in the world revealedopens in new window
With a third of all Australian travellers admitting to seeking out 'Instagrammable' holiday locations, quirky and shareable accommodation is at the top of of the bucket list for many aspiring tourists. And according to a survey of travellers by Booking.com, they are most likely to share images of the outside area or view (54 per cent), followed by the lounge (47 per cent), bedroom (38 per cent) and kitchen (23 per cent).
28
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
9 Emerging Travel Destinations for 2018opens in new window
What’s on your travel Bucket List? Well, according to a recent survey by the experts at Booking.com, the reservations search engine that gives its guests access to more than 1.5 million room nights across the globe each day, 2018 is the year to “dream big.” The survey, in which more than 18,000 people participated worldwide, including Canada, revealed: 45 per cent of travellers have a bucket list in mind and the majority of those (82 per cent) will aim to tick one or more destinations off their list in the coming year.
26
Feb
2018
www.everythingzoomer.com
5 Stylish Vacation Rentals That Will Inspire You To Redecorate Your Homeopens in new window
A peaceful state of mind on vacation isn’t only achieved by visiting a tranquil destination. Finding accommodations with great interior design has a positive impact as well, with more than two thirds (69 percent) of global travelers saying it helps them feel more relaxed while on their trip.
23
Feb
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
Here’s Exactly Where—and When—to Do Spring Break on a Budget This Yearopens in new window
To determine the top affordable hot spots, Booking.com analyzed travel costs to popular spring break destinations throughout the seven-week period (March 17 - April 28). The city they deemed most bargain-friendly throughout spring break? Playa del Carmen, which came in at an average of 20% cheaper compared to last year.
22
Feb
2018
www.coastalliving.com
3 EDITOR-APPROVED WAYS TO DO THE CARIBBEAN WITH YOUR FAMILYopens in new window
For sunshine with a side of adventure or with a more personal touch, book a getaway through a website that'll curate your perfect trip. Booking.com boasts over 8,000 properties in the Caribbean and has the widest selection of properties. There are over 30 different types of properties to choose from, ranging from a houseboat, a luxury tent, aparthotels (serviced apartments), a lodge, and a bungalow or villa. It also allows you to connect with other travellers to get firsthand suggestions, such as where to find a waterpark or zip-lining centre for the kids, or where to score the best ice cream parlour in town.
22
Feb
2018
www.canadianliving.com
10 Reasons To Honeymoon In The Seychellesopens in new window
A peaceful state of mind on holiday isn’t only achieved by visiting a tranquil destination as staying in a holiday accommodation with great interior design has a positive impact as well. Global research of nearly 19,000 travellers by Booking.com reveals how over two thirds (69%) of global travellers say that great interior design helps them feel more relaxed while on holiday.
22
Feb
2018
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The Priceline Group Changes Its Name To Booking Holdings To Match Its Biggest Brandopens in new window
"We started 20 years ago with Priceline.com and one type of product called Name Your Own Price, a fairly niche product, and from that, we’re now the global leader doing many different things," Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel told Forbes. "So we want to make sure the parent name is aligned with all the things with we do, and it’s not just Priceline. In fact our biggest subsidiary is Booking.com by far."
21
Feb
2018
www.forbes.com
The best reviewed hotels in Berlin, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Berlin has been a European hotspot in recent years. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 year ago, the city has become the capital of cool. New restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and neighborhoods have sprung up. And it’s much cheaper than more visited spots such as Paris. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Berlin last year.
19
Feb
2018
www.usatoday.com
The Top 10 Destinations To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Dayopens in new window
Every year on March 17 the Irish (and Irish at heart) around the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. What began as a religious feast day has since evolved into a globally recognized festival, celebrating Irish culture, dancing, singing, food ― and a whole lot of shamrocks, leprechauns and Guinness. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, shares the best destinations around the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ― because if anyone knows how to party, it’s the Irish!
16
Feb
2018
www.huffingtonpost.com
How I Get It Done: Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.comopens in new window
Gillian Tans is the CEO of Booking.com, where she’s worked for 16 years. She lives full-time in Amsterdam with her husband and three children, but travels 50 percent of the year to cities where Booking has business. She gets hundreds of emails a day (“probably more”) and believes that a company works best when everyone takes ownership over their own work. She never, ever checks a bag when she travels. Here’s how she gets it all done.
15
Feb
2018
www.thecut.com
11 Spring Break Destinations That Won't Break the Bankopens in new window
You may still be working your way through the icy chill of winter, but warmer weather is just around the bend. This means Spring Break 2018 is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. But what if you’re on a budget – is it possible to find a Spring Break destination that doesn’t break the bank?
14
Feb
2018
www.forbes.com
Pick your Rome neighbourhood: Hotel tips in Rome's most popular districtsopens in new window
The sprawling, ancient city of Rome is split into a multitude of districts and neighbourhoods, each with a different vibe. From the major Rome sights in Centro Storico to the hip bars and pizzerias in buzzy Trastevere, check out our hotel tips in the most popular neighbourhoods for your next trip to the Eternal City.
14
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Best Beach Getaways in the Worldopens in new window
If you're feeling weary of winter, tired of looking out the window at snow, ice or rain, gray skies and bare trees, it might be time for a warm vacation. Another round of storms is rolling across the U.S. Instead of slogging through slush and cold, imagine you could be trailing your toes in the warm sand of a tropical beach, palm trees swaying in the breeze. To help you along to your sunny getaway, we searched Booking.com's destination finder for the best beach destinations in the world. The spots chosen by the number of endorsements for beaches on the site.
08
Feb
2018
www.thestreet.com
Must-Visit Destinations Inspired By 5 Oscar-nominated Moviesopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has gathered a list of places to go to step inside the most amazing stories that have been told over this past year. And with over a third (36%) of travellers forecasted to pick their next destination based on inspiration from films this year –these spots are sure to gain a lot of attention.
08
Feb
2018
www.styledemocracy.com
6 Of The Best Holiday Destinations For Active Travellersopens in new window
Recent research shows a 40 percent increase in the amount of global travellers who have taken an active trip in 2017, as compared to the previous three years. In 2018, this trend is expected to continue, with a whopping third of global travellers (34%) considering it likely or even very likely that they will take an active trip within the next 12 months. With this research in mind, Booking.com delved into its 1.6 accommodations in over 126,000 destinations across the globe to source six great destinations for cycling and trail walking, based on endorsements by travellers.
08
Feb
2018
www.womenshealth.com.au
6 Most Amazing Hotels for Music Loversopens in new window
Whether it's listening to your favourite song on a cross-country road trip or flying to a new destination to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert, music plays a crucial role in the life of a traveller. These six accommodations have hosted major artists throughout the years, and are the perfect spots for music lovers.
07
Feb
2018
www.readersdigest.ca
Spring Break Is More Than 'Fly and Flop' Vacations This Yearopens in new window
Spring break isn't just about "fly and flop" anymore — heading to a beach where you lie in the sun all day drinking pina coladas. These days travelers want to balance relaxation with experiences, whether it's tours that offer cultural immersion, yoga retreats or hiking adventures. Beach destinations remain popular, but travelers are also using spring break to explore Europe, Asia and other part of the world. And while college students and 20-somethings love their March and April getaways, families with young kids and baby boomers are shaking off winter blahs with trips, too.
06
Feb
2018
www.usnews.com
The most romantic and luxurious adults-only escapes to enjoy with your partner this Valentine's Day opens in new window
As Valentine's Day approaches, couples across Australia are excitedly planning all kinds of romantic dinners and enviable weekend escapes. So to help loved-up duos decide on the perfect escape, travel experts have put together a list of what they believe to be some of the most romantic adults-only/age restricted getaways on offer.
06
Feb
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Forget Grad School — Millennials Are Making Travel the "New Master's Degree"opens in new window
If it seems like your Instagram feed is saturated with other people's vacation photos, you're not alone. Many of us are green with envy at every cocktail raised against a white-sanded backdrop and equally guilty of posting "candid" shots of ourselves admiring landmarks. With geo-tagged photos becoming the new postcard, our wanderlust is only fueled with every scroll. Not so surprisingly, Booking.com's global research highlights found that one in three 18- to 34-year-olds admit that "they travel more and try more first-time travel experiences so they can post new pictures on their social media."
03
Feb
2018
www.popsugar.com
The Best Times to Visit Australia for Perfect Weather and Cheap Flightsopens in new window
Australia is one of the world’s biggest countries, so when to go depends entirely on where you’re going. From the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, to the vineyards scattered across the country, to Sydney’s sprawling beaches, Australia has something to offer every type of traveler.
01
Feb
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
Dam Square hotel guide: Where to stay near this bustling and historic spotopens in new window
Dam Square is in the bull’s-eye of Amsterdam and is home to monuments like the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, as well as scores of bars and restaurants. There are dozens of hotels within a 10-minute walk of the place. These are a few of the best.
31
Jan
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Holidaying In Helsinki – Powered Only By Your Phone Readopens in new window
When it’s cold, grey and miserable at home and long-haul winter sun is just too expensive (sigh), it’s all about embracing winter with a fabulously frosty break. Plus, a great way to curb travel cravings is with a gram-worthy weekend trip that won’t break the bank. According to booking.com, 44% of professionals would rather take lots of affordable holidays instead of one huge, expensive one. Makes total sense - much as we love the idea of holidaying like a celeb, several holidays for the same price is even better!
30
Jan
2018
www.mtv.co.uk
Tips to reach the top: 'You have to push back as a woman'opens in new window
Yet even when you have succeeded you can face issues. Gillian Tans, the chief executive of online accommodation website Booking.com, has been instrumental in driving the firm's growth, yet she says she too faced hidden assumptions with her first pregnancy.
26
Jan
2018
www.bbc.com
12 Ways to Plan a Spontaneous Trip Without Going Brokeopens in new window
Perez logs onto Booking.com where she says she finds great deals with straightforward cancellation policies and "awesome deals." "I can snag a last-minute deal without thinking twice, knowing I have the opportunity to cancel up until the day before check in," Perez says.
25
Jan
2018
www.rd.com
Find Your #FitLife In 2018 With These Adventurous Trip Ideasopens in new window
Every January, thousands of people lace up their running shoes and renew their vows with the treadmill in an attempt to start the new year off with a healthier lifestyle. While some people stick with their new routines, the monotony of gym life is far too boring for most to make it a regular habit, which is why we've uncovered a few ways to shake up your fitness routine with something more exhilarating.
23
Jan
2018
www.huffingtonpost.ca
The millionaires' club with too few womenopens in new window
Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but the elite annual gathering still has its own issues to solve. Gillian Tans is softly spoken and unassuming. The 47-year-old isn't someone you'd immediately associate with power. Yet she has a lot of it. As the chief executive of online accommodation website Booking.com she's in charge of a staggering 15,000 employees in 70 countries around the world.
23
Jan
2018
www.bbc.com
7 ways to make your job application stand out, from a hiring manager who sees over 400,000 resumes a yearopens in new window
The number of applications Booking.com receives every year is staggering: 400,000, to be precise. But how can anyone stand out among hundreds of thousands of applicants?
22
Jan
2018
www.businessinsider.com
The best value destinations in North America for every month of 2018opens in new window
The online booking site Booking.com has created a pricing calendar for 2018 so budget-conscious travelers can pinpoint the best North American destinations for their holidays. To calculate the savings, the company looked at the average per night price of 3, 4 and 5-star accommodations in the most popular cities between October 2016 and October 2017. They then determined the price fluctuations to find the best times to stay and where.
19
Jan
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Barcelona, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from boutique to luxury properties. Many are architecturally fascinating. Some also have swimming pools. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Barcelona last year.
17
Jan
2018
www.usatoday.com
The travel tips that will seriously boost your holiday game in 2018opens in new window
Booking.com say that millennials are getting seriously sentimental. With 44% planning to re-live family trips from their childhood and 39% of us wanting to visit the screen locations of our favourite films or TV shows. See you in The Beach's Phi Phi Leh Island, Thailand then? Or The Notebook's South Carolina? Blockbuster break, here we come!
15
Jan
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
The 19 Cheapest Places to Travel in Januaryopens in new window
You're in luck. Historically one of the cheapest months of the year to travel, airfare and hotel rooms can be up to 50 percent more affordable in January than the most expensive month of the year. But where to go? Comparing data from travel booking website Booking.com and the flight analytics app Hopper, we’ve found the 19 cheapest places in the world to travel in January.
13
Jan
2018
www.travelandleisure.com
There's a magical Harry Potter themed apartment in the UK you can rent for the ultimate Hogwarts sleepoveropens in new window
Harry Potter fans can have the ultimate magical staycation thanks to this luxury apartment that's had a wizarding makeover.
11
Jan
2018
www.mirror.co.uk
How AI is changing how we travelopens in new window
Booking.com's new AI-powered Booking Assistant chatbot is in training and so far it can respond to 30% of customers’ stay-related questions automatically in less than five minutes. “For us, AI is not about replacing human interaction, but is instead a vehicle to facilitate an even more personalized, instantaneously gratifying and frictionless travel experience for consumers,” said Waters.
11
Jan
2018
www.techradar.com
18 of the most luxurious group villas and apartments for your 2018 girls holidayopens in new window
Croatia has seen a revival in the past 10 years, especially as a resort for groups of friends. To experience why this is - yet ease away from the more tourist-central regions of Split and Dubrovnik - this villa is located in the north of the country on the island of Losinj. The property comes with its own pool and hot tub plus free bikes and paddle boards for when you venture down to Galboka Beach, which is only three minutes away. For wine-laden nights in, there's an outdoor kitchen with a bbq plus a vegetable and herb garden.
10
Jan
2018
www.harpersbazaar.com
Discover the best value North American destinations for each month of 2018opens in new window
Travelers setting their New Year’s resolutions are likely putting trips high up on that list. Luckily, any North Americans worried about how to actually afford all that travel can take a look at Booking.com’s new list of the best-value destinations for each month of the year.
08
Jan
2018
www.lonelyplanet.com
The VERY luxurious detox escapes guaranteed to keep your health on track this yearopens in new window
Instead of a boozy getaway or an indulgent escape, many dedicated travellers are considering adding a more balanced, 'wellness' holiday to their itinerary this year. And while the concept is increasingly popular, there are still those who are sceptical about the idea and doubt whether or not it will be the luxurious, memorable experience they want. So to help, Booking.com has put together a list of some of the most luxurious detox escapes guaranteed to pamper you and help you stick to your resolutions in 2018.
07
Jan
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
24 Awesome Hostels That'll Make Traveling The World Affordable AFopens in new window
As long as you don't mind sharing a room with other budget-savvy travelers, they're a no-brainer in terms of saving money during your travels — and you get to meet so. many. people! Even the most expensive cities in the world (lookin' at you, Tokyo and New York) have hostel accommodations for a fraction of what you'd pay to stay at a neighboring hotel, and plenty of them offer fun planned activities both on the premises and to explore the city. Here's a list of 12 popular destinations around the world and two of the top hostels you'll find in each one. Get your wanderlust a-brewin'!
04
Jan
2018
www.buzzfeed.com
Strictly’s Alexandra Burke bares all in jaw-dropping bikini snap but hides ring fingeropens in new window
ALEXANDRA BURKE has been keeping fans updated on her envy-inducing trip to Thailand, however there is one thing she has remained coy about.
03
Jan
2018
www.express.co.uk
15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam for under £100 a nightopens in new window
If you're after a city break that doesn't cost the earth, these 15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam might be a good place to start - with each one coming in under £100 per night.
03
Jan
2018
www.cosmopolitan.com
Asia & North America high on vacation lover’s itineraryopens in new window
"The survey, covering 4,000 travellers revealed that travellers from Telangana and from other parts of the country plan to take more trips in 2018 and will prefer travelling to distances and locales further away from home compared to 2017," said Vikas Bhola, head of Indian sub-continent, Booking.com. "In 2018, we will see travellers increasingly planning trips based on unique accommodation options, activities that match interests and places they can tick off their bucket list," he said.
02
Jan
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Where will U.S. travelers explore in 2018?opens in new window
Booking.com looked at year-over-year bookings from September 2016 to September 2017 to determine the top 10 emerging destinations. The U.S. destinations that made the list were Nashville and Portland, Ore. Both get high marks for their thriving food, hotel and entertainment scenes.
29
Dec
2017
www.usatoday.com
A Look at Travel Lists: Where to Go in 2018opens in new window
Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here's a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent, cities large and small, islands, rural regions and wilderness areas, places in the news and places you've never heard of.
19
Dec
2017
www.nytimes.com
The Most Popular Destinations in the World in 2017opens in new window
Every year, MasterCard puts together a Global Destination Cities Index in which more than 130 cities are ranked to determine the most visited cities around the world. We've broken down the top ten destinations and teamed up with Booking.com to provide you the top reasons to visit each city, the average price of hotels, the cheapest times to visit, and more.
18
Dec
2017
www.rd.com
Where you should travel in 2018 based on your starsignopens in new window
As the holiday season gets underway, many of us are excitedly planning our next big adventure. And while some know exactly where they want to head, others have a little more trouble deciding on the perfect location. However, according to the experts at Booking.com, your next perfect holiday may be 'written in the stars'.
13
Dec
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
50 Hacks for Smarter Last-Minute Travelopens in new window
Putting together a trip on short notice, whether out of impulse or necessity, doesn’t have to break the bank — or you. Stay calm and check out these savvy suggestions from more than a dozen travel experts on how to plan (and save money on) a perfect spontaneous getaway.
12
Dec
2017
www.southernliving.com
Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Reveals How Technology Expands Our Worldopens in new window
It’s clear that Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, has a personal passion for both travel and technology. With a mission to “empower people to experience the world,” she also wants to make a “positive, lasting impression on the global tourism industry,” especially around sustainable tourism. In fact, last year 5324 of Booking.com’s employees volunteered their time through the company’s Booking Cares volunteer program, to help support the ongoing health of the tourism industry around inclusive tourism, the environment, and cultural heritage.
12
Dec
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Why You Should Consider Booking a Fitness-Meets-Volunteering Tripopens in new window
Interest in wellness getaways is also on the upswing, with nearly one in five travelers expected to take a health-driven trip in 2018, up from just one in ten last year, according to Booking.com.
11
Dec
2017
www.shape.com
8 travel trends to keep an eye on for 2018opens in new window
Online booking sites are expanding into tours and excursions. "Until just a few years ago, this content was very difficult to find and book online," said Douglas Quinby, senior vice president of research at Phocuswright, a travel industry research firm. "Now all of the big players - Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and others - are investing heavily in the space."
08
Dec
2017
www.chicagotribune.com
8 of the world's most beautiful luxury hotel bathroomsopens in new window
While it's possible to make your bathroom at home feel like a spa, sometimes you just need to get away — and nothing makes a holiday feel more luxurious than a beautiful, opulent bathroom to relax in. So we rounded up eight beautiful hotel bathrooms that boast incredible interiors and seriously impressive views.
07
Dec
2017
www.homestolove.com.au
Calling all tourism-based social enterprisesopens in new window
Booking.com's three-week programme in Amsterdam offers coaching, collaboration and cash
06
Dec
2017
www.bangkokpost.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Romeopens in new window
USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Rome this year. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. But the best reviewed hotels on Booking.com are independent properties.
05
Dec
2017
www.usatoday.com
Food will play an even bigger role in consumer travel for 2018opens in new window
According to the results of a Booking.com survey, which polled more than 18,500 respondents from 26 countries, 41 percent of travelers said they plan to seek out new food and drink experiences during their travels in 2018.
04
Dec
2017
www.msn.com
Here’s What Booking.com’s CEO Looks For The Most In Job Candidatesopens in new window
Career missteps got you down? Reframe what you think about failure—instead of seeing it as a major faux pas, view it as a vital opportunity for growth. That’s the philosophy of Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, of one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. In fact, she says accepting that it’s okay to fail is one of the most important pieces in order to fast- track success.
01
Dec
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The 26 best places to travel in 2018opens in new window
Buenos Aires is such a steal that Booking.com named it one of the most affordable places to travel in 2018 — and to get the most out of it, travel in January or February, when the prices are the lowest of the year.
01
Dec
2017
mic.com
Inside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's Lavish Honeymoon on a Private Bahamian Islandopens in new window
With their 2-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia in tow, the newlyweds — who booked their nine-day getaway on Booking.com — settled into a secluded villa on the 96-acre property, which is located less than a mile off the world’s third largest barrier reef in Andros.
28
Nov
2017
people.com
Inside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's honeymoon in 'paradise'opens in new window
The mom-of-one took to her Instagram account on Tuesday, 28 November, to share a glimpse of her lavish honeymoon. Alongside a video Alexis shot of herself gazing out to sea, Serena penned: "A week in paradise. Thanks @bookingcom for helping us find the perfect honeymoon villa. #BookingYeah."
28
Nov
2017
www.hellomagazine.com
The Top 7 Destinations For A Family Vacationopens in new window
To help you find the perfect holiday, Booking.com presents the best travel destinations for families. Selected from more than 91 million reviews, these destinations were more highly recommended by families than by your average global traveler.
27
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
5 Of The Most Beautiful Neighbouring Islands You've (Probably) Never Heard Ofopens in new window
Thankfully, Southeast Asia is still plenty big for all of us, and there are many islands that have (so far) been mostly spared the Bali/Phuket/Batam treatment. According to Booking.com, these five remote islands will provide some serious downtime (and of course, bragging rights).
24
Nov
2017
www.elle.sg
15 Holiday Destinations You Need To Visit In 2018opens in new window
Sapporo's top endorsements for travellers by Booking.com include food, seafood and gourmet food. With an estimated four in ten global travellers taking a food and drink trip in 2018, Sapporo is certainly a destination to consider for its thriving food scene alone.
22
Nov
2017
www.elleuk.com
Expect Huge Travel Sales On Cyber Monday 2017opens in new window
"The window to score travel deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday is getting bigger year after year," says Todd Dunlap, Managing Director of the Americas for Booking.com. But, he continues, it still is important to do your homework so you can tell the difference between a real bargain and a scheme.
21
Nov
2017
www.forbes.com
Soak up the Sunshine Coast at Mantra French Quarter in Noosaopens in new window
Booking.com has combined customer insights from over 128 million real guest reviews with research from 19,000 travellers across 26 countries to reveal the biggest travel predictions for 2018. Almost a quarter (24%) of people believe that long haul flights are becoming more affordable and a fifth (19%) think it has become easier to find and book more exotic destinations. Nearly half (47%) of travellers say they will travel further in 2018 than they did in 2017...so what are you waiting for?
21
Nov
2017
www.standard.co.uk
How babyboomers became generation jet setopens in new window
So my most intense relationship these days is with Booking.com. If spending money on more travel feels like a luxury indulgence, it’s not one I feel guilty about. I’ve worked full-time all my life and I’m still earning money. I have no mortgage and no longer buy designer clothes. I intend to absorb as many new places as I can.
19
Nov
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
6 International Spots Where You Can Celebrate Thanksgivingopens in new window
For those expats living beyond American shores, or for those who like to travel during the holidays, it’s still possible to get a slice of home comfort in cities all over the world on November 23. You just need to know where to look.
16
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
A Review of Booking.comopens in new window
With so many different travel booking sites to choose from, airlines changing award charts, and numerous lucrative travel rewards credit card points, should you use Booking.com? With more than 1.5 million hotel listings worldwide, you should have no problem finding a place to lay your head for the night. In this review of Booking.com, you can find out everything you can do on the popular travel booking site, and more importantly, if it's worth your time.
15
Nov
2017
www.forbes.com
10 up-and-coming travel destinations you'll want to visit in 2018opens in new window
With the New Year just a few weeks away, now's the time to get a head start on your resolutions and begin planning some adventures for 2018. New research reveals that nearly half of us want to take more trips in 2018, with 45 per cent of those surveyed admitting that they want to be more adventurous in their choice of destination. To help you plan your next trip, the experts at Booking.com have shared ten of the top emerging holiday destinations for 2018. The only hard part is settling on just one!
14
Nov
2017
www.hellomagazine.com
Exploring the Mind of an Industry Leaderopens in new window
“I don't believe that in the future there will be a company that won't be a software company.”
13
Nov
2017
www.dtkmen.com
10 amazing places where you can see the Northern Lights and sleep under the arctic skyopens in new window
We teamed up with Booking.com who shared the top 10 most amazing properties around the world where you can sleep under the arctic sky - and give yourself the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights too.
09
Nov
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
How Much a Trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics Would Cost Youopens in new window
If you’re planning to stay in Pyeongchang where the opening and closing ceremonies are taking place, the lowest rate available is $117 a night at the Oclaire Pension, according to Booking.com. If you’re willing to splurge, a night at the upscale Mamestar Pension—which includes an outdoor pool and free wi-fi—starts at $449. Some rooms even include spa bathtubs and kitchenettes.
09
Nov
2017
time.com
7 Of The World’s Best Shopping Destinationsopens in new window
Booking.com rounded up seven fabulous shopping destinations around the world just in time for the holiday season. From luxury department stores to mega malls, these retails hotspots will allow you to solve your gift-giving conundrums in one spree. We’ve also found the ideal place to stay in each spot where you can retreat with your haul and let that smoking credit card cool ― so grab an extra suitcase and head straight to shopping heaven!
07
Nov
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The 20 best-reviewed hotels in Londonopens in new window
London is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, an easy flight from the USA's East Coast. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in London from August 2016 to August of this year.
06
Nov
2017
www.usatoday.com
8 top travel predictions from Booking.comopens in new window
Each day Booking.com books more than 1.5 million nights of accommodation, so the site definitely have its finger on the pulse of world travel. Now Booking.com has combined that with a survey of over 9,000 travellers across 26 countries, to predict 8 travel trends that will take off in 2018.
01
Nov
2017
www.finder.com.au
10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getawayopens in new window
City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe. It's not surprising - after all, they cater to a wide range of tourists from families with children to culture vultures and couples looking for a romantic break. However, it's not just the countless sights and attractions drawing in the crowd - there are some European cities where you can get a lot for your budget.
30
Oct
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
How the Highest Paid Woman in Travel Is Closing the Gap for the Rest of Usopens in new window
The highest paid woman in the travel industry is all about helping women in their careers. Her name is Gillian Tans and she is the CEO of Booking.com. This week her company, one of the world's largest travel e-commerce companies, launched Women in Technology Scholarships, a two-year initiative in partnership with the University of Oxford and the Delft University of Technology, designed to help women who want to work in the technology industry through educational grants. It's just one of many ways Tans is helping women get ahead.
30
Oct
2017
www.levo.com
Halloween Haunts: Six Spooky Sites For A Sinister Showbiz Stayopens in new window
Most moviegoers silently or audibly urge the doomed protagonists and femme fatales in fright films to escape the horror headed their way in a haunted hotel or doomed domicile. If needed, the viewers temper the terror by reminding themselves “it’s only a movie.” But according to Booking.com, the settings below are real and film fans can purposely put themselves in imaginary horrors’ way by visiting these infamous spooky sites.
29
Oct
2017
www.forbes.com
8 best horror movie travel destinations include 3 in Canadaopens in new window
“We surveyed Albertans and we found that one in five are looking to have unique experiences and they would love to have a bit of an experience of paranormal,” said Nuno Guerreiro, Booking.com’s regional manager for Canada. “They aren’t afraid of that!”
27
Oct
2017
globalnews.ca
Four Extravagant Millennial Travel Indulgencesopens in new window
Research by Booking.com for Business found that 30% of business travelers would accept a lower paying job if it meant they could travel more for work. They've given birth to the term "bleisure" by adding on more leisure time to their business travel than any previous generation. With a staggering 81% of Millennials combining business and leisure travel, some of those expenses are sure to have an effect on T&E.
25
Oct
2017
www.inc.com
Prison Lock-Up Fantasy Available in Alcatraz Suite At San Francisco Dungeon For Halloween Onlyopens in new window
But first…the stay…which simulates what actors Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and Lancaster have portrayed in the movies, and mobster Al Capone did in real life: an overnight stay at Alcatraz. The Dungeon’s “Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite” is an authentically reproduced Alcatraz cell visitors typically get to tour. But on Oct. 30 and 31, it’s available for overnight “incarcerations” through Booking.com.
24
Oct
2017
www.forbes.com
Booking.com hopes for a touchdown with its NFL Houseopens in new window
Booking.com is targeting football fans with a house designed especially for them. The Football House, located in Jersey City, is a four-story, 3,800 square-foot property with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house is close to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where the New York Giants and New Your Jets play. But there’s no need to leave the property to watch a game. The house has an 8-foot by 10-foot video wall in the living room with surround sound. The room also has turf carpeting to evoke the feeling of being on a field.
22
Oct
2017
www.usatoday.com
6 Incredible Spots For Stargazingopens in new window
If you’re longing to gaze at star-strewn skies, you’re not alone. The past few years have seen a rise in astro-tourism, with travelers seeking out destinations where the clearest, darkest skies in the world provide the perfect canvas for celestial sights. Booking.com, which offers more great places to stay in the world than any other travel brand, has looked at some of the most popular accommodations in destinations for stargazing ― so be prepared to be completely starstruck.
20
Oct
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
15 of the best fireworks displays to see in London this Bonfire Nightopens in new window
On the weekend of November 4 & 5 the skies over London will be lit up with fireworks as we all remember the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Each year it seems like the displays get bigger and better and this year is no exception with music, funfairs, food and lots more on offer.
19
Oct
2017
metro.co.uk
You Can Now Stay in an 'Alcatraz' Prison Cell But You'll be Way Too Terrified to Sleepopens in new window
The San Francisco Dungeon is offering horror fans the chance to sleep and eat in a reconstructed Alcatraz cell. For the slightly scary price of $666, on the 30th or 31st of October you’ll get the chance to sleep exactly like a prisoner would. The experience is up to four people and includes a spooky bedroom story from a resident of the Dungeon. You’ll then have a ‘not-so-comfortable night’s sleep’ in the ‘Ghosts of Alcatraz’ suite that can be booked through Booking.com.
17
Oct
2017
theculturetrip.com
8 Destinations To Enjoy The Glory Of Fall Foliage Around The Worldopens in new window
Full of magnificent colors, autumn can be refreshing after a long, hot summer. Booking.com shares a selection of the world’s best places to discover fabulous fall foliage, based on thousands of endorsements from previous travelers. From spectacular mountain escapes to city splendor, here are the perfect accommodations for your favorite fall activities.
16
Oct
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Get the best view of Bonfire Night in the highest bedroom in Britainopens in new window
Bonfire Night – or Guy Fawkes Night – marks a failed 17th-century plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. It is celebrated with burning effigies, standing out in the cold and of course, fireworks. London has a particularly incredible display, and now Booking.com has launched a contest where a lucky winner will be able to watch the show from The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building.
16
Oct
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
Meet the Most Successful CEO in Online Travel: Booking.com’s Gillian Tansopens in new window
Tans works in one of the most robust sectors of the travel industry. As one of the first employees at Booking.com, she has been integral to the team that transformed it from tiny website catering to Dutch holiday-makers into the world’s biggest accommodation booking site, with over 15,000 employees in 204 offices all over the world. After all, when you type in anything into your search engine about travel or hotels, Booking.com is one of the first options to pop up, if not the first. But you would never know that the somewhat soft-spoken and calm Tans is one of the most important and dynamic people in this massive industry.
11
Oct
2017
observer.com
In-Demand Destinations for Winter, From Portugal to Australiaopens in new window
Where are residents of the United States traveling this fall and winter? Pretty much everywhere. The 10 most popular vacation destinations cover nearly every continent, even Antarctica, compared with several years ago, when the lineup wasn’t nearly as diverse.
10
Oct
2017
www.nytimes.com
Would you stay a spooky night at The San Francisco Dungeon?opens in new window
Launched in association with Booking.com, the one-night Halloween sleepover experience will see guests staying in the underground attraction’s, “Ghosts of Alcatraz” suite at Fisherman’s Wharf. Available on 30 and 31 October, the sleeping quarters are modelled on jail cells from the attraction’s most infamous neighbour, Alcatraz prison.
10
Oct
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
What to buy in October: Jeans, travel, cars, baby items and moreopens in new window
If you didn’t get a chance to visit Europe this summer, don’t fret. There’s still time to book a last-minute getaway. In fact, October is one of the best months to travel across the Atlantic if you want to save big and avoid massive crowds. Expect to score great deals on lodging, flights, and cruises.
07
Oct
2017
www.today.com
50 Hacks for Smarter Last-Minute Travel Planningopens in new window
Putting together a trip on short notice, whether out of impulse or necessity, doesn’t have to break the bank — or you. Stay calm and check out these savvy suggestions from more than a dozen travel experts on how to plan (and save money on) a perfect spontaneous getaway.
04
Oct
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
11 cosy UK pubs with fireplaces and hearty roasts that you'll want to try this autumn and winteropens in new window
Winter is drawing ever closer as temperatures start to drop, days get shorter and the British weather gets that little bit drearier. However, the colder months also bring picturesque walks, snug nights in and, of course, cosy afternoons keeping warm in the local pub! Think open fireplaces, huge armchairs you can sink into, and hearty Sunday roasts perfect for replenishing your energy after a brisk morning walk. Booking.com has unveiled some of the nation's cosiest pubs, whether you're after a mouthwatering lunch, or looking for a winter staycation somewhere homely. We've picked out some of our favourites - and reveal why they should be on your radar too...
02
Oct
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
Czech out Brno for a cheaper, calmer city breakopens in new window
Booming Brno, with its creativity, history and subterranean mystery, is the perfect antidote to overrun Prague and its forests of selfie sticks.
29
Sep
2017
www.theguardian.com
Half term holidays that WON’T break the bank this Octoberopens in new window
Half-term holidays can be a tricky one to book, trying to find the perfect place that won’t break the bank. Booking.com has found some of the best places, both in the UK and Europe, that will satisfy every family member without spending the pennies.
27
Sep
2017
www.express.co.uk
These 6 Cities Make The Perfect Alternative Getawaysopens in new window
Capital cities around the world may be the go to for many, but why not swap the hustle and bustle of these popular cities for an alternative getaway? If you’re on the lookout for fresh ideas, Booking.com, rounded up some of the best cities for exploring.
27
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
This Hotel in Taiwan Is Everything Gamers Have Been Waiting Foropens in new window
Love gaming? You’ll want to check out the i hotel in Taiwan. Dubbed the first e-sports themed hotel in Asia, the property was designed with avid gamers in mind.
25
Sep
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Lodi’s the New Napa and Here’s Every Reason You Should Make a Trip Thereopens in new window
Surprise! According to data from Booking.com, Lodi beats out Napa, Burgundy and even Bordeaux as the most endorsed location for wine, welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year. Known as “big red” country, Lodi has been growing grapes since the mid-1800s and is California’s largest appellation (gasp!).
22
Sep
2017
www.purewow.com
Listen Up Sports Fans: You Can Rent an Entire House Dedicated to Footballopens in new window
Next time your roommates tell you that you’re not allowed to watch any more football because Westworld is back on, just rent the ultimate viewing venue instead: this insane house dedicated to football. Only available on Booking.com, literally everything in this house is covered in astroturf and memorabilia (hey, one person’s nightmare is another person’s dream, right?). The 3,800-square-foot home is in Jersey City, New Jersey and features some pretty insane football fantasies.
21
Sep
2017
www.fodors.com
This colourful Sicilian holiday home is a Taormina treasureopens in new window
We stumbled across this delightful home on Booking.com where there is a great selection of alternative accommodation to the traditional hotel stay in Taormina.
19
Sep
2017
www.standard.co.uk
Five great European castles you can stay inopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, we've found five real European castles where you can indulge your fairy tale fantasies
19
Sep
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
Asia's Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226Mopens in new window
“In the last year, we've seen an increase in the number of capsule hotels listed on Booking.com. This growth is coming primarily from Asia, with the nations showing the largest amount of capsule hotels being Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and also Russia. Cities with the most capsule hotels on Booking.com are Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Osaka and Xi'an,” says Oliver Hua, Managing Director of Booking.com in Asia Pacific.
17
Sep
2017
www.forbes.com
The only dictionary you’ll need abroad to help you get byopens in new window
Embracing holidays for what they typically stand for – switching off, relaxation holidays and seeing the sights – doesn’t appear to be the case for many travellers. When Booking.com questioned over 18,000 people worldwide on the top phrases they’d want to know immediately in the language of the country they’re visiting, results revealed that we’re holiday internet addicts, with ‘What’s the Wi-Fi password?’ one of the most popular.
14
Sep
2017
www.marieclaire.co.uk
3 Perfect Fall Getaways You Haven’t Thought Ofopens in new window
Full of Football Sundays, magnificent colors, spooky adventures and cozy sweaters, autumn can be refreshing after a long, hot summer. It can also be a great time to travel, with fewer crowds and shorter lines than in the summer months, while still providing stunning vistas and so much to do. Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travelers with more than one million incredible places to stay, has compiled a list of the best fall getaways.
12
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Star Tracks: Football Feveropens in new window
Jerry Ferrara and Vanessa Hudgens attend gameday kickoff at the Booking.com Football House on Sunday.
11
Sep
2017
people.com
13 incredible boats you can actually stay onopens in new window
Who needs a hotel when you can rent actual boats for your next trip away? Here are 13 incredible ones available on Airbnb and Booking.com, and from a luxury cruise in Vietnam to a staycation destination in Poole, there's bound to be one (or seven) that takes your fancy.
08
Sep
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com
8 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations That Won’t Break The Bankopens in new window
Of all the vacations you’ll ever take, your honeymoon is probably the most anticipated and ambitious. Whether in a luxurious or adventurous sense, honeymooning newlyweds are all hoping for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
06
Sep
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Affordable luxury: gorgeous 5-star hotels for 3-star pricesopens in new window
The phrase "5-star" can strike fear into any traveller’s wallet, immediately conjuring up images of butler services, hushed restaurants and, most importantly, an extremely pricey bill at the end. However, it really is possible to stay at a 5-star hotel for a 3-star price. We’ve tracked down some of the best value 5-star properties around the world, from city center hotels in the middle of the action to boutique retreats right on the beach.
06
Sep
2017
www.msn.com
Inside Kelly Rowland’s $15,000-per-Week Beach House in Turks and Caicosopens in new window
Rowland’s crew, who stayed at the villa courtesy of Booking.com, took advantage of the private pool and garden and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. The house also offers a roof deck with ocean views and access to a protected snorkeling area known as a “coral garden.”
31
Aug
2017
people.com
8 Seriously Useful Tips To Saving On Your Holiday Travelopens in new window
“The truth is that unless you leave it to super last minute when you book really doesn’t make much difference to the cost as these are consistently popular times,” Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, told Forbes via email when asked what day is the best day to book holiday travels. “But if you can be a bit more spontaneous, then chancing [it] last minute may just uncover some great value gems.”
31
Aug
2017
www.forbes.com
For travelers, chatbots and AI can't quite take you thereopens in new window
Booking.com's new booking assistant allows you to get support for your upcoming hotel reservations, including fast responses to your most common stay-related requests, like "What's my check-in time?"
27
Aug
2017
www.usatoday.com
Revealed: The hotels that offer guests the best views of the world's most famous landmarks opens in new window
If you're after a winning shot of the Eiffel Tower, you can snap it from the comfort of your bed at the Résidence Charles Floquet, while the Oberoi Amarvilas Agra is on the doorstep of the Taj Mahal. Scroll down to see the top hotels serving up Insta-worthy views.
24
Aug
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
Why You Should Never Book A Hotel Room Through Hotel Booking Websitesopens in new window
When it comes to booking a hotel, travelers have many options like the book from websites, online travel agencies, and other sites. There are times that when you book the hotels at the last moment, then there are no rooms available. So here we recommend to pre-booking the hotels’ rooms before you set off. Check out our top list of hotel booking websites. THANKS to the internet, booking a holiday has never been easier. But sometimes it pays to put a bit more effort in.
21
Aug
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation bluesopens in new window
Perhaps the best way to treat what Close calls “post-vacay panic” is booking another vacation. A recent Booking.com survey revealed that 1 in 5 visitors book their next vacation during the last 24 hours of their current trip.
17
Aug
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Here’s How Much a Last-minute Trip to Watch the Eclipse Will Cost Youopens in new window
The total solar eclipse is only a few days away. Do you know where you’ll be on August 21? Procrastinators who put off booking accommodations may still be able to make a last-minute reservation within the eclipse’s path of totality — if they’re willing to pony up some cash. In Nashville, there are still a few rooms left at The Mansion at Fontanel, starting at $2,000 for a suite on Booking.com.
17
Aug
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Eclipse procrastinators should plan their trips ASAPopens in new window
The total solar eclipse is coming up fast and it's set to put on quite a show for millions of lucky Americans — and more watching online — on Aug 21.
16
Aug
2017
mashable.com
Watch the Total Solar Eclipse at Nashville's Fontanel Mansionopens in new window
Booking.com just released four rooms at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville for the night of August 20, before Monday's total solar eclipse. The 33,000-square foot log cabin home is located directly in the path of totality, so all you'll have to do is grab your protective eclipse glasses, take a peek through the telescopes provided, and park yourself on a large daybed in the backyard. Previously owned by country singer Barbara Mandrell, the mansion will offer plenty on its own to explore before and after the four-hour eclipse (the total eclipse only lasts around two minutes): There are 20 rooms filled with memorabilia from country stars like Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, five fireplaces, and an indoor pool. Plus, the home is just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville by car.
14
Aug
2017
www.cntraveler.com
5 STELLAR TRIPS TO CELEBRATE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN STYLEopens in new window
The only way you haven't heard about the coming solar eclipse is if you haven't been on the internet in months. To bring you up to speed: On August 21, it will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in exactly 38 years. That means, the moon will block the sun completely and will only be visible only along the "path of totality", which runs from Oregon to South Carolina.
14
Aug
2017
www.elledecor.com
New Ways to Find and Book the Perfect Vacation Rentalopens in new window
Booking.com, a competitor owned by the Priceline Group, has a hyperlink on its home page that allows users to filter for rentals. To stay competitive, companies like Priceline are beefing up their rental property inventory, which means searches through these sites should become even more comprehensive in the future.
14
Aug
2017
www.nytimes.com
How far can you go without saying a word?opens in new window
When Booking.com challenged me to see how far I could travel without speaking to a soul, I initially wondered if I was up to the task. I had two basic challenges to face: a) I am technologically stunted and b) I am, well, chatty. “You must be kidding,” responded a friend when I mentioned the theme of the article. “You?!”
08
Aug
2017
business.financialpost.com
The 20 best reviewed hotels in Parisopens in new window
Paris is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Despite seeing a minor dip in tourism after a number of terrorist attacks in recent years, travelers are returning to the European capital in droves this summer. The city is filled with a number of hotels of various types, from hostels to luxury properties. USA TODAY asked Booking.com, based in Amsterdam, to go through its data to determine the 20 best reviewed hotels in Paris from June 2016 to June 2017.
08
Aug
2017
www.usatoday.com
3 Ways Language Training Benefits Your Businessopens in new window
The largest global consumer-facing businesses all agree that you must speak the language of your customers, wherever they may be. At companies like Booking.com, a business that operates in more than 220 countries, employing people who can talk to customers in dozens of languages is a key priority. Unlike big corporations in the telecommunications or banking industries, Booking.com strongly believes that customer service shouldn’t be outsourced only to cut costs. The company delivers a satisfactory customer service experience with multilingual employees who fix problems quickly on the phone. Their data confirms that this helps retain customers in the long run.
07
Aug
2017
www.entrepreneur.com
Have you commited the most common holiday fashion faux-pas? Here's how to style them outopens in new window
Packing for a summer holiday is not as straightforward as it sounds. Whether you've opted for hand luggage, and have therefore had to bid farewell to some of your favourite beauty products, or hold luggage, and so have seized the opportunity to load up on dresses you almost definitely won't wear (just us?), deciding what you're going to wear for a week or two ahead of time feels unnatural. So you'd be forgiven for the odd rogue stow away item. According to a survey of 18,000 holidaymakers conducted by Booking.com, more than 65% of us have suffered some sort of wardrobe malfunction while we're away.
03
Aug
2017
www.telegraph.co.uk
An Expert Instagram Guide to Photographing the World’s Most Famous Landmarksopens in new window
If scrolling through your Instagram feed is enough to incite a torturous case of FOMO, you’re not alone. So many people use the app for travel inspiration that the photo-sharing tool will soon roll out a new function that lets you make reservations and book appointments. Luckily for Insta-obsessives, travel booking site Booking.com culled a list of the world’s top seven landmarks based on over 116 million user reviews and shared tips on which hotels to reserve in order to get an unobstructed, #instaworthy shot.
03
Aug
2017
www.architecturaldigest.com
Life coach reveals you CAN meet the love of your life on holidayopens in new window
The research by travel e-commerce site Booking.com also shows that the first 24 hours of a holiday can make or break a trip, with 46 per cent of travellers saying the first day of a holiday is the most memorable.
02
Aug
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
5 Reasons Why I Invest In Travel, Not Thingsopens in new window
Life’s too short, and the only “things” that will stay with me forever are all the adventures and sweet memories.
31
Jul
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
The world’s largest online-travel companyopens in new window
NOT since the dotcom boom at the turn of the century have technology shares been on such a tear. On July 19th the S&P 500 index of information-technology stocks hit a record high, closing above its previous peak in March 2000 (see Buttonwood). As titans like Google, Facebook and Amazon hog the limelight, other firms can go unnoticed. One that deserves more attention is Priceline, the world’s largest online-travel company.
29
Jul
2017
www.economist.com
7 Popular Travel Destinations to Avoidopens in new window
Does anybody actually visit Cancún anymore? Surprisingly, Mexico’s 1990s spring break destination is still growing in popularity, according to Booking.com, which currently puts the destination at a 49% occupancy rate for Christmas week. If lounging around all-inclusive resorts, guzzling watered-down margaritas, and baking in the sun is your idea of Mexico, it’s time for a reality check. The country—and especially the Yucatán—has so many amazing places to visit. Try Tulum, Mexico City, Puebla, or Puerto Escondido instead.
27
Jul
2017
www.architecturaldigest.com
Expedia, Priceline Home In on Airbnb’s Turfopens in new window
Priceline Group’s Booking.com has expanded its vacation rental inventory by 50% to 613,000 properties and 2.5 million listings over the past year, according to its most recent filing. Booking.com, a dominant player in Europe, has seen its inventory of vacation rentals grow at more than twice the rate of other properties, including hotels, over the past year.
24
Jul
2017
www.wsj.com
Behold: The Best Barbecue Joints In The Worldopens in new window
Just listen for the clink of glasses, the sound of laughter and, of course, the sizzle of tenderloin to find your perfect dinner spot.
19
Jul
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
The Cheapest Places to Travel in Augustopens in new window
Stop squandering those vacation days and take a trip to one of the cheapest destinations on Earth in August. No coupon code required. Hotel booking site Booking.com has pulled the most affordable international and domestic destinations for August. These are the places where you’ll find the best rates next month.
18
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
How to deal with holiday anxietyopens in new window
Going on holiday is one of the most common triggers of a panic attack for people with anxiety. Here's how you can try to help yourself.
18
Jul
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com
Top 10 sporty staycation breaks to keep your family active this summeropens in new window
Ideal for keeping the kids entertained AND healthy this summer...
17
Jul
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
These Are the 5 New Emoji Travelers Want Mostopens in new window
The first few hours of travel can truly make or break a trip. From your flight to the first impression of your hotel at check-in, these preliminary moments can set the tone for the entire stay. According to a new survey by Booking.com, 46 percent of respondents agree and said they believe the first 24 hours are the most impactful time on a vacation. But the way in which we spend those moments is a bit more surprising.
17
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Aspire to travel the world? Read this before you go.opens in new window
A new Booking.com survey reveals the transformative power of travel. More than 10 percent of respondents said a first-time travel experience led them to switch careers or change a relationship. And 21 percent decided to move somewhere completely different as a result of traveling.
13
Jul
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Business Travelers Actually Like Trips More Than Office Lifeopens in new window
In fact, the idea of traveling for work is actually becoming more of a perk for many office workers. Another survey conducted by Booking.com found that 30 percent of employees would even take a lower paying job if it involved more travel for work.
13
Jul
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
Take a Game Of Thrones pilgrimage to all of the best new and old filming locations in the upcoming seriesopens in new window
If you fancy visiting the wall, then Booking.com have a great deal on Leafield House, a top rated guesthouse with breakfast included from just £33pppn based on two people sharing.
12
Jul
2017
www.thesun.co.uk
These Are the Top 25 Foodie Cities in the Worldopens in new window
In need of a little travel inspiration that’ll really satisfy your appetite of the wanderlust and food variety? Read on for the top 25 foodie cities in the world, according to the users of Booking.com.
07
Jul
2017
www.brit.co
Gastronomic travel has got millennials hooked; we tell you howopens in new window
With gastronomic travel on the rise, Booking.com conducted a survey that revealed cities that emerged as the top destinations in India and around the world. Travellers from India frequent Amritsar the most for its delicious kulchas and lassis, Hyderabad which comes next if preferred for its mouthwatering Hyderabadi biryani, boti kebabs and Delhi for its butter chicken, chhole bhature and chaat. Mumbai and Bengaluru follow the list.
06
Jul
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
This Is The Perfect Holiday For A Chocoholicopens in new window
There is no doubt about it, we, as a country, are passionate about food. So much so that 75 per cent of Australians have said that they are keen to travel to destinations that are renowned for their food. So what better delicacy to start with than the ever divine chocolate. Read on for the best chocolate stops around the globe, and what sweet treats you should have while you’re there
06
Jul
2017
www.elle.com.au
5 Ways You Can Make Your Travels Charitableopens in new window
When many of us travel, we often think of how many points or miles we can earn with each ticket we purchase. Sometimes, life is all about "me." But you can also make your travels charitable and support a worthy cause as well. Here are five ways you can help when you travel.
05
Jul
2017
www.forbes.com
Newport Beach is California's relaxed take on The Hamptons...with that added Hollywood charmopens in new window
Newport Beach is utterly charming. A unique blend of old school Hollywood glamour and surferville, it is luxurious and laid-back with that signature Californian ebullience. Think of it as the West Coast's take on The Hamptons.
04
Jul
2017
www.standard.co.uk
Olivia Munn Looks Flawless Celebrating Her Birthday (and America's!) in Turks and Caicosopens in new window
Her oceanfront home away from home is known as the Beach Enclave North Shore Villa and ordinarily goes for $20,000 for a similar stay. (Munn’s five-night b-day stay is courtesy of Booking.com.) The 7,500-square-foot home offers four bedrooms, an infinity pool and plenty of privacy.
30
Jun
2017
people.com
A View from the Top: the Dutch entrepreneur and CEO of Booking.com shaking up the world of travelopens in new window
“We have an entrepreneurial culture here. If you’re afraid of failure or getting it wrong, you’ll never truly innovate or disrupt the market. The testing gives us the data to be able analyse what travellers want.”
29
Jun
2017
www.independent.co.uk
The Best Honeymoon Splurges for Every Month of the Yearopens in new window
But even when you're indulging, you want your money to deliver as much as it can. So the travel experts from Booking.com mapped out the times throughout the year when four- and five-star hotels in some of the most popular destinations become at least a bit more affordable. MONEY then calculated how much a couple would need, on average, to spend a week—including average airfare, accommodation, dining, local transportation, and entertainment costs.
28
Jun
2017
time.com
Authenticook gets 200,000 euro grant from Booking.comopens in new window
Startup Authenticook on Tuesday received a grant of 200,000 euros from Booking.com in a startup accelerator programme that saw participation from 102 countries. The Mumbai-based startup helps travellers get a taste of authentic homemade cuisine, by connecting residents with tourists online. Another winner at the accelerator programme was Backstreet Academy, Singapore, with 400,000 euros. Backstreet Academy works with local communities to offer sustainable travel activities in Asia and creates employment for micro-entrepreneurs as tour guides.
27
Jun
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sightseeing on a 500-mile-a-day road trip? You can do it!opens in new window
I drove across the country for the first time in 1984, alone in a car without air conditioning and a radio that stopped working as I crossed into Texas. I took my second cross-country road trip this year, this time in an air-conditioned Honda CRV, with music streaming from my iPhone, and my 20-year-old daughter in the passenger seat.
27
Jun
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Eat your way around the world - as the top ten food destinations are revealedopens in new window
If you love food and travelling, you will be watering at the mouth over a new list of top food destinations around the world. The top ten list was compiled by accommodation booking site, Booking.com, which says that the destinations endorsed for food were chosen by its global travellers. It has compiled a round-up of the best local foods on offer, which is likely to be the perfect way to complete your foodie bucket list.
27
Jun
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
THIRTEEN CANADIAN BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCESopens in new window
As the second largest country in the world, Canada has no shortage of must-visit destinations. Yet beyond the typical points of interest—Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, the Rocky Mountains—are a multitude of lesser known, yet equally memorable, experiences to be had. Whether you’re a visitor or you have lived here all your life, there is surely something to discover in our roundup of Canadian bucket list experiences.
27
Jun
2017
nuvomagazine.com
Have fork, will travel: The top travel destinations for food fansopens in new window
About 75 percent of travelers surveyed by Booking.com told the travel site that they would be most likely to head somewhere known for great food and drinks when booking a vacation. Among those travelers, millennials were the most likely to travel somewhere specific based on their interest in food (particularly street food), especially when compared to travelers over the age of 55.
22
Jun
2017
www.sfgate.com
Best honeymoon destinations in the worldopens in new window
The wedding is over, the guests have gone home and it’s time for the first holiday of your married lives. Honeymoons area a great way to start your marriage off, but deciding where to go can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for classic beach luxury, an adventurous safari holiday or something a little different, we’ve got it covered.
21
Jun
2017
www.dailystar.co.uk
7 Apps Every Woman Needs on Her Phone Before She Travels Soloopens in new window
Ladies opting to ditch the companions and travel solo is a booming and encouraging trend. Research from Booking.com found one in four Aussies plan to travel solo for the first time in 2017, and destinations ideal for going it alone are growing in popularity.
20
Jun
2017
www.popsugar.com.au
10 underrated destinations in Canada everyone needs to visit in 2017opens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has explored the map of The Great White North to uncover some of the most underrated destinations you should visit this year in celebration of this major milestone.
19
Jun
2017
dailyhive.com
These celebrity-owned hotels will make you feel like a staropens in new window
The one thing better than spending a weekend away? Spending a weekend away while feeling like a celebrity. With the help of Booking.com, we've put together a selection of celebrity-owned hotels that are sure to make you feel like an A-lister. Who knows, you may end up sitting next to Elizabeth Hurley for breakfast in London, or skiing down a mountain alongside Robert Redford in Utah.
17
Jun
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
The Hunt For The Next Portland: Hoteliers Bet Big On Small City Americaopens in new window
Booking.com reports a “substantial” increase in boutique stays in smaller American cities over the last year. In terms of hotel room booking popularity rankings, Milwaukee jumped from 111 to 101, Cleveland from 120 to 86, and Cincinnati from 221 to 210. While these might not sound like monumental increases, they show promising growth for cities outside of America’s top 20. Savannah, Pensacola, Memphis, Charleston, and Little Rock also experienced more than a 10% increase in tourism compared to the previous five years.
16
Jun
2017
www.fastcompany.com
BUCKET LIST ON A BUDGET: SOUTH AMERICAopens in new window
It may be winter in South America, but with many of the best countries situated closer to the Equator, the temperatures in South America's winter (our summer) are much more comfortable than they would be at the height of our winters. Plus, according to our contacts at the global hotel search and booking engine Booking.com, the world-class architecture, sophisticated culture and Michelin-star dining are just three factors that makes this spot hot with their customers searching for places to go this summer. The company adds that, "You can find all of this in the diverse cities of South America, each with something unique to offer travellers. From majestic waterfalls and Amazonian jungles, to unparalleled cuisine and historical sites, these cities are just begging to be explored."
13
Jun
2017
www.everythingzoomer.com
6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should readopens in new window
“There are a few books I can recommend, but one you should read for sure is ‘Do More Faster, ’ a book full of advice for young entrepreneurs,” Tans told Business Insider Netherlands. “Looking back at the early days of Booking.com, I recognize a lot of things that feature in this the book — like ‘fail fast, learn quickly.’”
12
Jun
2017
www.businessinsider.com
This is why Booking.com’s agency model has an edge over other OTAsopens in new window
Travel eco system in India has reached a point where start ups dealing in packaged trips, hotel and flight bookings are reaching the breakeven of investments quite fast. Thanks to the disposable income of the Indian middle class, people here are more serious about travelling than ever before.
12
Jun
2017
www.businessinsider.in
Don't talk to me: Is it possible to be human free while travelling?opens in new window
Let's be real – I'm not great with humans. I wouldn't say I'm antisocial... But I also wouldn't say I'm the most outgoing person on the planet. I'm very comfortable in the middle. Maybe it's a millennial thing. So when Booking.com challenged me to travel to New York without talking to anyone, I hopped, skipped and jumped at the opportunity. I'm a tech fan-boy and this was an opportunity to go full-digital for a weekend in the Big Apple.
08
Jun
2017
www.cbc.ca
We want to give the same experience, whether it’s hotel or home: Booking.com CEO Gillian Tansopens in new window
Gillian Tans spoke about the company’s presence in India, tackling competitors like Airbnb and the evolution of the online travel business.
08
Jun
2017
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com
A 'Homiemoon' Is A Getaway For Just You And The Boysopens in new window
With wedding season fast approaching, the countdown is on until our newsfeeds explode with couples flaunting their newlywed bliss across every honeymoon locale imaginable. But who's to say honeymoons are only for those celebrating their nuptial vows? Why don't you deserve a great escape with your closest pals to commemorate your bachelor lifestyle?
07
Jun
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Now Is The Time For Travel And Tourism To Ramp Up Sustainability Effortsopens in new window
A 2016 Booking.com survey illustrates the complexity of the challenge. It found 68 percent of global travelers were likely to choose an accommodation if they knew it was eco-friendly. Yet 65 percent said they hadn’t stayed or didn’t know if they had stayed in eco-friendly lodging. And among those who didn’t plan on a stay in a sustainable accommodation, 39% said it was because they didn’t know sustainable accommodations exist.
07
Jun
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
How Millennials Are Creatively Approaching Their Business Travelopens in new window
The ability to explore new places ranks high among millennials, as well as with other generations. According to research by Booking.com for Business, 30% of business travelers would accept a lower paying job if it meant they could travel more for work.
06
Jun
2017
www.forbes.com
Get locked up in a historic prison hotelopens in new window
To celebrate the return of the acclaimed prison drama, channel your favourite inmate (minus the whole committing crime thing) and get locked up yourself. Many historic former prisons have been turned into intriguing hotels - and luckily, you don't need to be a convict to stay in one. With the help of Booking.com, we're rounded up some of the best of offer - don't worry, the doors only locks from the inside.
02
Jun
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
Forget Napa — 5 destinations for wine lovers that are off the beaten pathopens in new window
For those who like to swirl, sniff, and sip their way around the world, a tour of one of the world’s great wine destinations can be a dream vacation.
31
May
2017
www.businessinsider.com
The cheapest places to travel in Juneopens in new window
Travelers looking to plan a summer vacation on a tight budget may be surprised how far their money will go in June. According to data compiled by global booking site Booking.com, the major Middle Eastern cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two of the cheapest international destinations to visit in June.
31
May
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN GOT YOU ITCHING FOR A GETAWAY IN PARADISE? HERE ARE 5 TOP SPOTSopens in new window
To celebrate the latest instalment of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, we’ve decided to celebrate with both luxury and adventure – by looking at all the islands of the Caribbean have to offer. Almost every Caribbean Island oozes piratical heritage, from Pirate festivals, to forgotten shipwrecks in the Caribbean’s top diving spots. We’ve trawled Booking.com to reveal the most pirate-worthy (and beautiful!) places to stay around the Caribbean.
30
May
2017
www.m2woman.co.nz
Museums every culture buff has to visitopens in new window
Besides seeing some of the world’s most marvellous pieces of art in the more popular museums, why not shake things up a little and explore some of the lesser-known and quirky ones along the way? Booking.com shares with us 14 museums every culture vulture has to visit.
29
May
2017
www.silverkris.com
BEST PLACES TO ESCAPE THE COLD THIS WINTERopens in new window
Grand Case and Punta Prima are two island escapes that should be on your radar, according to Tracey Foxall of Booking.com. Foxall says the small town of Grand Case on the French-Dutch Caribbean island of Saint Martin offers secluded beach coves, a fusion of cuisines and vibrant island nightlife, while Punta Prima on the Balearic island of Menorca is tranquil and family friendly.
27
May
2017
www.escape.com.au
Inside Pippa Middleton's luxury honeymoon escapeopens in new window
According to Booking.com, the resort contains 35 one, two and three bedroom traditional Polynesian villas, each with its own plunge pool and private beach area.Jaime De Silva, Asia-Pacific spokesperson for Booking.com called it "a stunning hotel on a perfect piece of paradise”.
22
May
2017
www.nowtolove.co.nz
The Exciting Rise of the Solo Women Travel Marketopens in new window
Solo women travel is one of the most interesting travel trends in the market right now. Women travelling solo are taking on the world in full force and choosing hiking adventures and “fit-cations” over spa retreats — and they’re happy to go it alone.
22
May
2017
notable.ca
4 tricks to save on summer travelopens in new window
Don't limit your hunt to just one search site, or just the big names. In a recent analysis of airfare booking, Frommer's found that Momondo and Skyscanner consistently spotted the lowest fares. On the hotel side, Booking.com took top honors, said Pauline Frommer, editorial director of Frommer's.
19
May
2017
www.cnbc.com
Grazia Escapes: 11 Howard Hotel, New Yorkopens in new window
Stylish interiors, chic drinks, delicious food, oh and shopping.
17
May
2017
lifestyle.one
Forget beach views: Tourists want hotels with air conditioning and a hearty breakfastopens in new window
Hotel booking site Booking.com last year polled 12,781 travelers with plans to travel in 2017 about which hotel amenities are most important to them. It found that Chinese and American travelers love air conditioning, while Brazilians and Indians want a tasty meal to start the day. The French, British, and Kiwis are obsessed with customer service.
17
May
2017
qz.com
The best honeymoon destinations around the world for the ultimate romantic breakopens in new window
From tropical islands with white sandy beaches to once-in-a-lifetime city breaks, we take a look at the most romantic honeymoon destinations...
17
May
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
These are the cheapest destinations (and months) for a summer trip to Europeopens in new window
Hitting alternative destinations is a smarter way to save. That’s why we’ve partnered with Booking.com to select European cities that might not be on the list of America’s most popular summer getaways, but should be.
16
May
2017
hellogiggles.com
How to see the Monaco Grand Prix 2017 on a budgetopens in new window
Monaco may be hailed as a playground for the rich and famous, but you don't need a millionaire's budget to make the most of your stay!
09
May
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
Why Solo Travel Could Change Your Lifeopens in new window
If you’re debating whether to take that first solo trip, consider this - travelling solo won’t just help you discover new destinations, it could actually change your life. That’s according to a recent survey of almost 13,000 people from Booking.com, which found that the first experience of travelling alone inspires us to make life-changing decisions - 13% changed job or career, while the same percentage also changed their relationship and more than 20% chose to live somewhere new.
09
May
2017
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
The high-tech future of travel booking: Superhuman travel agentsopens in new window
Online travel companies are using increasingly sophisticated technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and devices that track emotions and eye movements to create something of a superhuman travel agent.
08
May
2017
www.stuff.co.nz
Authenticook Joins Booking Booster Programme to Pitch for €500k Grantopens in new window
Ameya Deshpande, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy, Business Development & Finance, Authenticook, provides insights on his venture and how he feels to be selected as the only India-based startup shortlisted for the programme.
06
May
2017
bwdisrupt.businessworld.in
THE BEST WEDDING DESTINATIONS TO TIE THE KNOTopens in new window
To help you get hitched abroad, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has found the most romantic spots to say “I do”. From major cities, to rustic towns, here are the top six destinations to become Mr. and Mrs.
04
May
2017
www.styledemocracy.com
Discover The Incredible Cities Beyond The Capitalopens in new window
While the capital city is an obvious choice for many vacationers, sometimes it's worth stepping outside of your comfort zone and going down the beaten path. Whether you are looking for a party, to explore the culture of historical sites, or even delve into local cuisines, there are always cities to discover beyond the capital to meet your needs!
03
May
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
How to land the best deal on summer airfaresopens in new window
Don't limit your hunt to just one search site, or just the big names. In a recent analysis on airfare booking, Frommer's found that Momondo and Skyscanner consistently spotted the lowest fares. On the hotel side, Booking.com took top honors, said Pauline Frommer, editorial director of Frommer's. "It's not always casting a wide net; it's using the right one," she said.
01
May
2017
www.cnbc.com
The Cities Where You Can Just Walk Everywhereopens in new window
Booking.com delved into their mega database of reviews from millions of travellers to find the top eight cities that get big ticks for walking, cycling and public transport, so that you can make your next holiday plans with a clear conscience.
28
Apr
2017
www.popsugar.com.au
The Cheapest Place to Travel in Mayopens in new window
If you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway on a budget, there is one unlikely destination you can visit in May for a great value: Chora Folegandros, Greece. This is the cheapest place in the world to visit in May, according to data pulled by the global booking site Booking.com.
28
Apr
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
In Lima, Peru, History and Culture Run Deepopens in new window
My transfer from the Lima international airport, which I arranged with my hotel, went smoothly. Pumas Casa, which I booked through Booking.com for $35 per night, or about 115 Peruvian soles, offered a pickup service for $17. (As with all of its reservations, the site acted as a facilitator. Expect to pay in dollars or local currency when you arrive.) I was landing close to midnight and didn’t want to worry about transport, and I’m glad I had arranged the pickup — the onslaught of taxi drivers pushing their services can be overwhelming.
27
Apr
2017
www.nytimes.com
Get on your bike and experience these top cycling destinationsopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, we've put together five top cycling destinations that have been endorsed by hundreds of thousands of globetrotters.
27
Apr
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
7 HOTEL VIEWS TO BLOW YOUR MINDopens in new window
Endorsed by Booking.com travellers for monuments, sightseeing and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the city of Agra is a colourful destination that attracts millions of visitors every year.
27
Apr
2017
www.escape.com.au
Travellers give popular destinations a miss, prefer lesser-known localesopens in new window
Data available with online travel agent Booking.com identifies Franschhoek in South Africa, Taupo, Rotorua and Aukland in New Zealand, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Paracas, Cusco, Arequipa and Ica in Peru and Airlie Beach in Australia as the `ultimate retreats' for residents of countries in the Northern Hemisphere.
27
Apr
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The world's best walkable cities and the best places to stay to make the most of your visitopens in new window
Booking.com has given us some major travel inspiration as the hotel gurus reveal the most walkable cities in the world, whether you're looking to discover art in Florence or see the sights in New York.
27
Apr
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
FOMO-Inducing Florence: The 15 Most Instagrammable Things To Doopens in new window
We all know the fomo you get scrolling through friends' travel pics on Instagram - and how great it is when you're the one posting an amazing holiday #humblebrag. And now it’s official as new research from booking.com has proven social media gives us great #TravelGoals: more than half of 18-34 year olds are inspired to travel by social media and nearly half use it to help them decide where to go. A third actually admitted they travel just to be able to post awesome snaps on social!
26
Apr
2017
www.mtv.co.uk
Gap years: where to go, what to do, and how to use them to boost your CVopens in new window
A survey of UK industry representatives by accommodation website Booking.com last summer revealed that almost one third of employers (31 per cent) would choose a job candidate who had taken a gap year over one who had not, as long as they had worked and not played – 65 per cent say they see gap years for pleasure as an unappealing move.
25
Apr
2017
www.telegraph.co.uk
Could your messy hotel room save the planet?opens in new window
An increasing number of hotels boast of being eco-friendly, with green initiatives ranging from low flow showerheads to heating and air conditioning units that only run when there's someone in the room.
24
Apr
2017
www.cnbc.com
The top 10 breathtaking English Heritage sites you need to see if you're feeling inspired by St George's Dayopens in new window
St George's Day is fast-approaching, and what better way to celebrate the best of English history than a trip to one of the country's most breathtaking heritage sites ? From iconic landmarks such as Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall to historical sites such as the Battle Abbey where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066, there are plenty of jaw-dropping tidbits of history nestled amidst the landscape.
23
Apr
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint For Earth Day 2017 & Beyondopens in new window
If you've got a getaway planned, why not make it green? Booking.com recently released released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report that reveals that eco-tourism could double this year — dubbed the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations — as more people become aware of their impact on the planet.
22
Apr
2017
www.bustle.com
14 of the Cheapest European Destinations to Visit on Your Summer Vacationopens in new window
School’s (almost) out for summer—which means it’s time to start planning a getaway. If Europe is on your agenda, Travel + Leisure has you covered with lots of ways to save money as you plan. But the very first step is knowing how to be in the right place at the right time. For that, we’ve rounded up data-driven suggestions from Booking.com.
19
Apr
2017
fortune.com
Eco-friendly accommodations top of mind among Canadian travellers, survey findsopens in new window
With 2017 being designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations, it’s fitting that Canadians are changing the way they travel. The recent Sustainable Travel Report commissioned by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, found the number of Canadian travellers staying in an eco-friendly accommodation at least once could almost double this year with 61% expressing this intention versus only 36% who stayed in one or more last year.
19
Apr
2017
drifttravel.com
Inside the luxury Australian resort dubbed the world's best eco-friendly retreatopens in new window
Now, ahead of Earth Day on Saturday, Booking.com has named the best eco-friendly retreats across the globe that get you closer to nature and wildlife - and Victoria's Boroka Downs has come in at number one.
19
Apr
2017
www.dailymail.co.uk
BROKEN HILL COTTAGE NAMED AUSTRALIA’S BEST HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONopens in new window
There’s no room service, pillow menu or overpriced minibar. And harbour views? Forget it. But this clean, comfortable cottage in Outback NSW has a friendly owner and is stocked with breakfast supplies - and that’s just the way guests like it. Jadan Cottages in Broken Hill has just been named the best holiday accommodation in Australia, beating the big city hotels and luxury resorts. It tied for the No.1 spot with two regional B&B properties in Booking.com’s list of its highest reviewed Australian properties of the past year.
19
Apr
2017
www.escape.com.au
The Most Breathtaking Places To See Cherry Blossoms Bloomopens in new window
There's not much that can match the raw beauty of Mother Earth. And, every spring, you can count on her to paint the world breathtaking shades of pink and white. Known as sakura in Japanese, the cherry blossom is a symbol of renewal and hope. And while Japan might be world renowned for this beautiful bud, cherry blossom trees can be found all over in the world. With spring officially sprung, we have uncovered a few of the best places to experience these gorgeous blooms.
18
Apr
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Top 10 Business Travel Tipsopens in new window
In today's ever-changing economic landscape, the concept of business travel has surpassed the standard man-in-a-suit-and-briefcase stereotype. Business travelling has increased tremendously due to our highly-globalized economy. So, if you find yourself heading out of town for business, our travel experts have put together some top tips that will ease your journey and ensure you are prepped and ready for arrival.
11
Apr
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Meet the travel startups competing for a €500,000 grant from booking.comopens in new window
These unique startups might all have what it takes to change the world - and deliver unforgettable trips.
11
Apr
2017
www.finder.com.au
Inside Janelle Monae’s $20,000-Per-Week Vacation Villa in Punta Canaopens in new window
Fresh off an award season during which two of her films, Hidden Figures and Moonlight, received numerous nods (and several wins), the actor and singer has jetted off to a private retreat in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with friends. Villa Sirena, a luxurious thatched roof home that ordinarily goes for $20,000 per week, was opened to the star courtesy of Booking.com.
10
Apr
2017
people.com
NINE OF THE MOST EXTREME PLACES TO STAY IN THE WORLDopens in new window
From underwater cabins to Tarzan-style tree houses, the sleeps that come with a shot of adrenaline
10
Apr
2017
www.independent.co.uk
8 MOST ROMANTIC HONEYMOON GETAWAYSopens in new window
I’m four days out from my honeymoon and our first option was to head to Arrowtown in the South Island to a cute little quiet spot to recover from the wedding. Budgets however meant that we had to tone things back a bit and save the South Island for next year. Instead we’re going to escape to our batch at Waiheke and spend all the money we saved for flights on wineries instead. I think it’s a wise investment. However if you were planning on travelling further afield than our beautiful country then Booking.com has compiled a list of unique and romantic honeymoon destinations that are sure to fit every newlyweds’ criteria. All of these destinations are approved by Booking.com’s ‘young couple’ customers, 95% of whom recommended them to other travelers.
06
Apr
2017
www.m2woman.co.nz
Travel Secrets: Pro Tips For Going Soloopens in new window
Solo travelers know every journey encompasses a world of emotions, from exhilaration and liberation to fear and loneliness. Being out in the world without companionship allows us to connect more deeply to the type of traveler we want to be, on our own terms and timeline. More of us than ever are venturing out alone, in the U.S. and internationally. A recent study conducted by accommodation powerhouse Booking.com finds one in five U.S. travelers plan to travel solo for the first time in 2017 and tour operators worldwide are reporting a solo surge.
06
Apr
2017
www.pastemagazine.com
These Are the Cheapest Places to Travel Each Month of the Yearopens in new window
You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to fly. January is the cheapest month to travel. All of them are up for debate, to a certain extent. But according to new data from Booking.com, you can count on getting good hotel values by picking the right destination for the right time of year.
05
Apr
2017
time.com
This California city is the cheapest place to travel to in April, so pack those sandals and Ray-Ban sunnies nowopens in new window
Travelers who want to count on getting a great deal in the month of April don’t need to wait for an epic flash sale. According to data pulled by global hotel booking site Booking.com, Avalon, California is the best place to travel this April.
05
Apr
2017
hellogiggles.com
Best cheap hotels in Liverpool - great if you are on a budgetopens in new window
The city that gave us The Beatles also has some cultural gems and an epic nightlife - and the best part is it's a cheap getaway
04
Apr
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
Top Ten Destinations For Solo Travellersopens in new window
It should come as no surprise that Australians love a good holiday, and being the venturesome bunch that we are, solo travel is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, a recent survey by travel booking site Booking.com found that one in four Aussies have considered ditching their travel buddies in favour of setting off alone.
03
Apr
2017
www.elle.com.au
When travel planning becomes an art formopens in new window
Still haven’t got around to booking your Easter mini-break? Grab your passport and get inspired by three women who are obsessive about planning their holidays…
29
Mar
2017
www.stylist.co.uk
Plas Gwynt Mews: a stylish home away from home in Cardiffopens in new window
According to new research, first-time travel experiences inspire us to make life-changing decisions. A survey conducted by Booking.com found that more than one in 10 (13%) travellers switched their job or career after visiting a new place and and it prompted one in five people (21%) to move somewhere completely different.
29
Mar
2017
www.standard.co.uk
15 First Time Travel Tips And Tricksopens in new window
Everyone remembers the thrill and excitement of their first time travel experiences, whether it's travelling somewhere for the first time ever, visiting a new destination, trying a new experience or staying in a new type of accommodation.
28
Mar
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
HERE ARE THE 7 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS EVERYONE IS VISITING THIS SEASONopens in new window
In the northern hemisphere it’s entering into spring, while it’s well and truly autumn here in the southern hemisphere. Either way, it’s time for a change of scenery to break up the mundane. We’ve pulled together 7 destinations compiled via data from Booking.com. All of these destinations scored higher during the spring season in the northern hemisphere than during any other season according Booking.com travelers, making this the definitive list for travel this season.
28
Mar
2017
www.m2woman.co.nz
"WHERE THE HELL SHOULD I STAY IN THAILAND?" - ANSWERED!opens in new window
Step aside, Bali! There’s a new holiday destination at the top of Aussies’ travel to-do list. Thailand and its gloriously gorgeous islands has so much to offer that the number of travelers hitting up the country from Australia is on the rise. So where should you go? Where should you stay? What should you see? What are the best beaches?! Let us give you the 411…
28
Mar
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com.au
Here are some of the U.S.'s cheapest 2017 travel destinations by monthopens in new window
It might be tempting to think about travel abroad, but if your wallet is a little less padded these days, adventuring domestically might be a better option. If you’re in need of a little R&R without insane costs, look no further, because Booking.com just released a list of cheap, most highly rated travel destinations for 2017.
24
Mar
2017
hellogiggles.com
TOP 10 MOST POPULAR FIRST-TIME TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR KIWISopens in new window
Travel is possibly the best thing we could do to grow as a person. It broadens our horizons, makes us more confident, and can quite literally change our lives. According to Bookings.com almost two thirds (65%) of respondents said that pushing themselves to take part in a new travel experience vastly increased their confidence.
22
Mar
2017
www.m2woman.co.nz
5 Poetic Stays For World Poetry Dayopens in new window
March 21st is World Poetry Day. It pays tribute to poetic geniuses such as William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde whose words remain as stirring today as the day they were written. And, what better way to honour their legacy than to visit the cities that inspired their work. Whether you're a poet yourself or simply fascinated by their stories, we found the top five destinations that will help spark your imagination too!
21
Mar
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
HOLIDAYS BRING MORE HAPPINESS THAN WEDDINGS AND BABIESopens in new window
Research conducted by hotel booking site Booking.com across 17 countries showed that universally, travel was considered more vital for happiness than just about anything else.
20
Mar
2017
www.escape.com.au
7 Irish hotspots in Toronto to hit up on St. Patrick’s Dayopens in new window
If you’re looking for the best locations to visit on St. Patrick’s Day, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with over a million incredible places to stay, has selected the top 7 Irish hotspots in Toronto.
16
Mar
2017
dailyhive.com
The Other Airbnbs: Alternative Home-Sharing Rentalsopens in new window
“Urban rentals have grown really because of Airbnb, and also online travel agencies like Booking.com getting into rentals,” said Douglas Quinby, the vice president of research for Phocuswright. “Travelers are increasingly cross-shopping against hotels, and often finding cheaper rates.”
13
Mar
2017
www.nytimes.com
Bali and Japan Are Among the Top 10 Places For Solo Travel in 2017opens in new window
There's tons of benefits to traveling alone, from cultural enrichment to new experiences. Based on global research by travel company Booking.com, one in five US travelers are planning to travel by themselves for the first time ever in 2017. Results also found that one in three millennials want to travel more so that they can post new photos on social media.
12
Mar
2017
www.popsugar.com
EXPLORE MALAYSIA’S PRISTINE COASTLINE AT TERENGGANUopens in new window
Travelling solo is not for everyone but for many Australians it is the best way to travel. Research commissioned by Booking.com found one in four Australians was planning to travel alone for the first time in 2017, with Sydney and London the top picks to visit.
10
Mar
2017
www.escape.com.au
Secret Spain: 7 Passionate Destinations Off The Beaten Trackopens in new window
For centuries, travellers have been drawn to Spain for its breathtaking landscapes, spellbinding architecture, rich history and vibrant culture. No matter where you find yourself in Spain, every corner shimmers and pulsates with inspiration. It's a place where you can define your own passion and live out an experience you've always been compelled to live.
10
Mar
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Best Travel Appsopens in new window
All of these are great for finding your hotel and seeing reviews from others and how much they cost. However, only Booking.com will let you book without taking a booking fee. While this isn’t huge it is still annoying having to pay 15% extra just to book a room. I recommend using the others for reference and then either contacting them directly or using Booking.com to do the booking.
10
Mar
2017
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
Most Indian women remember their first travel more vividly than their first kissopens in new window
Indians consider travelling a more enriching experience than going on a first date or making a new friend, finds a new survey. The research, done by Booking.com, surveyed over 15,000 people from 20 countries worldwide, including India.
07
Mar
2017
www.hindustantimes.com
THESE ARE THE TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIANS TRAVELLING SOLO FOR THE FIRST TIMEopens in new window
If you haven’t taken a solo holiday, this might be the year to take the plunge. According to Booking.com, one in four Australians are planning to travel solo for the first time in 2017, and there are 10 destinations topping the list for first-timers.
03
Mar
2017
www.harpersbazaar.com.au
Here are some great destinations for wildlife lovers to mark World Wildlife Dayopens in new window
Today is World Wildlife Day, a day created by the UN to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. To help travellers get closer to nature and have awesome encounters with some of the planet’s most incredible wildlife, Booking.com has selected a round-up of the best destinations to stay in, ranging from luxurious safaris to Alaskan expeditions.
03
Mar
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
Ladies, gift yourself a trip to these destinations this Women's Dayopens in new window
Travel gives 95 per cent of women globally something to look forward, according to a recent Booking.com survey. Findings from the research conducted with over 17,000 women also revealed that travel energises 88 per cent of women in their daily lives and improves mood for 93 per cent.
02
Mar
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
Beachcomber: 100 years old and STILL travelling hopefully...opens in new window
A YOUNG lady just contacted me by email and told me that 13 per cent of people have been inspired to change their job or career by a first-time travel experience. Furthermore, 13 per cent of people have been inspired to change a relationship because of a first-time travel experience.
02
Mar
2017
www.express.co.uk
California Takes The Cake As Most Popular Spring Break Destinationopens in new window
Move over, tiki torches and tropical drinks. There's a new spring break hot spot: California. Booking.com released their most popular domestic spring break destinations for 2017, using search data for March 18th - April 28th. Their results were surprising, to say the least.
28
Feb
2017
www.forbes.com
Heading to the Big Apple? These are NY's accommodation gemsopens in new window
With cool autumn weather impending on New Zealand, the Big Apple sure is looking ripe. And whether you’re off to indulge in Butter, Barneys or Broadway, it’s never been easier to peruse New York like a pro. Booking.com have your accommodation needs sussed, with over 700 hotels available to customize your dream stay. But for Remix, there were two clear winners.
21
Feb
2017
www.remixmagazine.com
5 Oscar-Inspired Destinations Worthy of an Academy Awardopens in new window
It’s that time of year again, when Hollywood is preparing for the most star-studded night of the year: The Oscars, taking place on February 26. There are some great contenders this year (think indie film Manchester by the Sea, musical La La Land and Second World War epic Hacksaw Ridge) and, to celebrate, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting five Oscar-inspired destinations that are worthy of an Academy Award themselves.
21
Feb
2017
www.vitadaily.ca
Weekend getaway for one: Anti-Valentine's Day destinations in Australiaopens in new window
If you think Cupid is stupid, and love poems pitiful, perhaps this new travel trend is for you. Anti-Valentine's holidays are on the rise, particularly among the newly separated. According to a study of more than 1000 Australians, one in 10 says a "separation holiday" is the most recent, or next upcoming, trip.
19
Feb
2017
www.traveller.com.au
Booking.com launches accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourismopens in new window
Booking.com, on Friday announced the launch of its accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week programme will taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam. The programme will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to 500,000 euro from Booking.com.
17
Feb
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Spring break ideas: from beaches to Europe to new museumsopens in new window
Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans, or by spring skiing.
15
Feb
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
Spring break ideas: from beaches to Europe to new museumsopens in new window
Spring break is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine. Others may be tempted by Europe, which has become more affordable for Americans, or by spring skiing.
15
Feb
2017
www.yahoo.com
The 1 Work Benefit That Would Convince People to Take a Pay Cutopens in new window
More flexible working hours? Yearly promotions? An assistant? While you might have a list of workplace "wants," the one thing 26 percent of Australians say they'd take a pay cut for is if it meant more travelling for work. Research commissioned by Booking.com for Business found that bosses are potentially under-valuing business travel as a staff remuneration "bargaining chip," workforce motivation and retention tool. Longer trips for work are no longer seen as an inconvenience, but rather an opportunity.
14
Feb
2017
www.popsugar.com.au
Top 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Romantic Vacation Spotsopens in new window
The abundance of roses, candy hearts and Hershey kisses can only mean one thing, the day of love is almost here. And while we all know February 14th is a Hallmark-invented holiday, it's a great time to celebrate all type of love, because #LoveIsLove. Of course, your darling will want to be whisked away and showered with romance. Sure, roses are lovely, but why not use the upcoming "holiday" as an excuse for a romantic getaway.
14
Feb
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
4 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS INSPIRED BY THIS YEARS BIGGEST MOVIESopens in new window
It’s that time of year again when Hollywood is preparing for the most star-studded night. This year’s nominees for Best Picture include some wonderful films including the harrowing drama Manchester by the Sea, whimsical musical La La Land and World War II epic Hacksaw Ridge, among others. To celebrate the red carpet event, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting four destinations inspired by the Big Night.
13
Feb
2017
www.m2woman.co.nz
Those hotel ratings don't always tell the whole story. In fact, sometimes you need to research the rest of the storyopens in new window
Spring training beckoned a couple of years ago, so my husband and I decided to splurge on a two-night stay in a luxury hotel and scale back for the other nights. As we returned from our breakfast at the modest inn, he said he preferred this place to the luxury joint. I wanted to say, in my snootiest voice, that he was a peasant, but if he was, so was I because I agreed. The peasant charge may be true, but it also indicates two truths about hotels: First, star ratings don’t always indicate how much you’ll like your stay, and second, the fault, dear Brutus, is, in fact, in our stars, not in ourselves.
13
Feb
2017
www.latimes.com
Five places you wouldn't visit 10 years agoopens in new window
While today's wealth of instant information delivers worrying headlines to our devices with alarming frequency, many leading thinkers — including Oxford University's Max Roser — believe the world is now safer than it has ever been. Roser's Our World in Data project points to falling violent crime rates, fewer regional conflicts, and rising economic prosperity as contributing factors to an overall safer planet. Because of this, it is now possible to experience destinations that ten years ago were either inaccessible or were not advisable to visit. With help from Booking.com, we've highlighted five of the best.
09
Feb
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
The rise of the heartbreak holidayopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has found that more of us are taking group vacations after a calling time on relationships, with one in 10 Australians naming a separation holiday as their most recent or next upcoming trip.
08
Feb
2017
www.nowtolove.com.au
Why Portugal's capital is this year's trendiest spot for a weekend breakopens in new window
Whether you're looking for culture, great food or some good old relaxation time, this city has it all
07
Feb
2017
www.mirror.co.uk
8 EASY STAYCATIONS: BEST BED & BREAKFASTS ACROSS CANADAopens in new window
Staycation alert! According to hotel search and booking engine, Booking.com. 70 per cent of travellers say they have the best vacation when they can make themselves at home. The survey also shows that as travellers are increasingly expecting a more personalized and home-like stay experience, and having professional and helpful staff is of utmost importance for the vast majority of people (91%). Nearly half (49%) say that it improves their experience significantly with another 42% declaring that it's essential and wouldn't stay at an accommodation without it.
06
Feb
2017
www.everythingzoomer.com
All aboard the new Denver ski trainopens in new window
Thanks to the new Winter Park Express you can now ski or board in one of Colorado’s snowiest resorts without having to hire a car.
04
Feb
2017
www.theguardian.com
Inside breathtaking Balinese resortopens in new window
It’s a Kuta institution that has been around for over 30 years, but in the remote far north west corner of Bali, the Menjangan Dynasty Resort is a completely different kettle of (luxury) fish.
02
Feb
2017
au.be.yahoo.com
8 Destinations That Will Be the New Travel Hot Spots of 2017opens in new window
Look, we know your Pinterest is full of travel quotes and maps, you've saved every pretty travel photo on Instagram (thanks new feature!), and your resolutions list included "travel more," so why not actually do something about that this year? Here, the top places to visit in 2017, according to the foremost travel experts AKA Expedia, Kayak, and Booking.com.
01
Feb
2017
www.marieclaire.com
Los Angeles locations every La La Land fan needs to visitopens in new window
The Oscar-nominated film features a whirlwind tour around Los Angeles, taking in iconic sights such as the Griffith Observatory and Warner Bros Studios. If the film has inspired you to book a trip to the City of Angels, these are some of the top destinations and hotels every La La Land fan should visit.
01
Feb
2017
www.hellomagazine.com
Bruges: where to stay, eat and drinkopens in new window
It is official, holidays make us happier. According to research commissioned by Booking.com, travel gives us such an emotional boost we consider planning and going away on holiday more vital for our wellbeing than other big life occasions including a wedding day or landing a new job.
01
Feb
2017
www.standard.co.uk
The 5 Best Cities Around The World To Ring In The Year Of The Roosteropens in new window
People around the world will be welcoming the Year of the Rooster come January 28 with extravagance and excitement. No one city in the world celebrates the Chinese New Year the same way over the 15-day long festivity. From organizing a dragon parade to orange tossing by the river, Chinese New Year is one of the most interesting time to visit some of the cities with the largest ethnic Chinese population.
27
Jan
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Women in Business Q&A: Leslie Cafferty, The Priceline Groupopens in new window
Leslie Cafferty is the Vice President and Head of Global Communications for The Priceline Group, the world’s 3rd largest global ecommerce company operating six major brands: Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, rentalcars.com and OpenTable.
27
Jan
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
Nearly 30% of business travellers would take a lower paying job to travel more for workopens in new window
Nearly 30% of business travellers say they would take a lower paying job if it meant travelling more for work, according to new research by Booking.com for Business.
26
Jan
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
Where to go to grab a piece of Oscar-inspired action this yearopens in new window
As Hollywood is preparing for its most star-studded night, the Oscars, travellers can also grab a piece of Oscar-inspired action for themselves. To celebrate the red carpet event of the year, Booking.com, a global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of places to stay, is presenting five destinations worthy of a glittering award of their own.
25
Jan
2017
www.lonelyplanet.com
Travel trend: How to holiday with your squadopens in new window
We’ve almost made it through January (hurray!), but if you still need cheering up, a weekend away with friends may be just the tonic. Board games, booze and brilliant company – what’s not to love? Nothing, apparently, according to a new happiness report by Booking.com, which found that 76 per cent of Brits are happiest when travelling with friends and family, which probably explains why group celebration holidays (hen weekends, weddings, birthdays) are a big new travel trend.
23
Jan
2017
www.marieclaire.co.uk
Holiday like a president: The top six presidential hideawaysopens in new window
It's one of the world's most demanding jobs, so it's no surprise that the President of the United States would take a holiday now and then. With outgoing President Barack Obama about to take a well-deserved break, we've unearthed the top five presidential getaways with help from Booking.com.
21
Jan
2017
www.nzherald.co.nz
Inspiration to Help You Rebuild Your Travel Bucket Listopens in new window
Two thirds of global travelers said they desired a completely new travel experience in 2017 from what they'd experienced in previous years, according to a poll of 34,000 respondents from around the globe conducted by Booking.com.
20
Jan
2017
www.10best.com
12 OF AUSTRALIA’S TOP B&BS AND HOLIDAY HOME ACCOMMODATIONopens in new window
Forget splurging on luxury hotels. If you want a perfect holiday, B&Bs and private holiday homes in rural and regional areas are the place to look. That’s the lesson from accommodation site Booking.com, which has looked over the 110 million reviews posted on the site during 2016 to find those that have consistently impressed visitors.
19
Jan
2017
www.escape.com.au
Lace Up Your Skates: The World's Coolest Ice-Skating Rinksopens in new window
Enjoying the great outdoors during the winter doesn't always have to include ski slopes and snow covered enchanted forests. Sometimes all you need are a few friends, a pair of sharp skates and a little time to spend gliding across an ice rink.
18
Jan
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.opens in new window
Three Instagram travel couples break down how they make and spend money on the road.
17
Jan
2017
www.cosmopolitan.com
What it Takes to Travel the World Full Time, According to Two Nomadic Photographersopens in new window
Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see sights you might have never imagined, but for as good as it sounds, it can be tricky to maneuver.
16
Jan
2017
www.travelandleisure.com
2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and whenopens in new window
Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December.
14
Jan
2017
www.theguardian.com
5 Luxe Weekend Escapes From Sydney By Caropens in new window
They don’t call Australia the lucky country for nothing, so why battle airport queues and jetlag when the best holiday spots are right here in your own backyard? Whether you’re a sun worshipper, mad foodie or keen for culture, these short-drive-from-Sydney destinations promise the perfect weekend retreat.
12
Jan
2017
www.elle.com.au
Travel off the beaten track: Top culture destinations you must visit in 2017opens in new window
Travellers are hungry for new experiences that take them off the beaten track and away from well-known destinations, finds an international survey by Booking.com. To satisfy adventurous appetites, the accommodation reservation platform has used traveller recommendation data to draw up a list of lesser-known destinations for culture vultures to discover this year.
11
Jan
2017
www.hindustantimes.com
Health Tourist: 5 Hotels Fit For A Holidayopens in new window
The explosion of healthy travel is in no small part thanks to your fitness lifestyle back home. Although, we’re not talking yoga holidays or organised fitness bootcamps rather, the hotels where healthy options and first class exercise facilities are as standard as a well stocked mini bar.
10
Jan
2017
www.womenshealthmag.co.uk
Booking.com's Digital Travel Assistant Planned Our Trip to Parisopens in new window
We took Booking Experiences for a test-run around the city, and it led us to the Louvre...and a cabaret.
10
Jan
2017
www.cntraveler.com
Hot travel destinations: where to go in 2017opens in new window
Iceland also stars in the new Star Wars movie Rogue One, which Booking.com believes will further boost its appeal, along with other locations featured, including Jordan, The Maldives, Abu Dhabi and Britain’s Lake District.
07
Jan
2017
www.theaustralian.com.au
Where Sustainable Travel Is Headed in 2017opens in new window
Sustainable tourism — bringing global awareness to travel and putting it into action — is a top priority for the United Nations this year. The organization has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
06
Jan
2017
www.nytimes.com
Getting away? Check out these top travel tipsopens in new window
Where are the hottest holiday destinations in 2017?
05
Jan
2017
au.tv.yahoo.com
6 Of The World's Best Stargazing Spotsopens in new window
We've scoured our recommendations to bring you the very best places to stargaze across the world. So, to reconnect with nature and see distant galaxies and constellations against the darkest of skies, head to one of the following destinations.
04
Jan
2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
From food tours to bleisure: Major travel trends to watch out for in 2017opens in new window
According to Booking.com, 45% plan to be more adventurous in their choice of destination this year, while 47% would like to explore corners of the globe that none of their friends have been to. The website also mentions the top destinations in this category, which include Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
02
Jan
2017
www.hindustantimes.com
Letting technology ease the burden of business tripsopens in new window
For many, the mark of a smooth travel experience is measured in time, and in how few words are required to complete it. Technology helps. Travellers armed only with a passport and a smartphone check in hours before their Uber-drivers deliver them to the airport.
31
Dec
2016
www.telegraph.co.uk
Where will U.S. travelers visit in 2017?opens in new window
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales in Australia, topped Booking.com’s list of best international destinations for its beaches and attractions such as the Sydney Opera House.
30
Dec
2016
www.usatoday.com
The 7 Best Destination Spas to Recharge Before the New Yearopens in new window
January is a time for reflection and new beginnings. It’s an ideal month to reset and recharge, especially after the exhaustion that often comes with the holidays. What better way to do this than to escape to a luxurious and relaxing oasis? After all, it might be exactly what you need to stay committed to those 2017 New Year’s resolutions.
29
Dec
2016
notable.ca
The ultimate fairy-tale escapes: How to holiday on the dreamy Pacific islands that inspired Disney's Moanaopens in new window
Vibrant turquoise waters, lush forests and endless white beaches – while the locations featured in the latest Disney adventure, Moana, may be fictional they were inspired by the Pacific region’s other-worldly beauty. To convincingly depict Moana’s spell-binding universe, Disney animators scouted the unique islands of Oceania including Samoa, Bora Bora, Tetiaroa and Tahiti.
23
Dec
2016
www.dailymail.co.uk
Stockholm Christmas market break: Best things to do in the Swedish capitalopens in new window
There's more to Stockholm than Abba and meatballs, but they're a good place to start.
21
Dec
2016
www.dailystar.co.uk
6 Places You Can Stay At To Appease Your Rogue One Cravingsopens in new window
With the release of “Rogue One – A Star Wars Story” Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, delved into it’s over a million properties to find accommodations apt for the travelling Star Wars fan. Here are six Jedi-approved destinations that can feel like a much-needed space escape without having to travel to a galaxy far, far away.
19
Dec
2016
www.m2now.co.nz
These Are the 7 Most Luxurious Stays in Indiaopens in new window
While you may think of India as a backpacker’s paradise (and it is), India has quickly become the ultimate destination for a lavish vacation. From extravagant properties to magnificent mountain retreats, you may just want to put your backpack aside in exchange for something more glamourous. After all, the Indian Himalayan region continues to be rated as one of the top spa destinations.
19
Dec
2016
notable.ca
Science says travel makes you happier than marriageopens in new window
A new, global study has found that travel is more essential to happiness than getting married, landing your dream job or even popping out some kids. 17,000 people from 17 countries were questioned as part of the research done by Booking.com, and found that travel was at the top of the list for things you can do to improve your mood.
19
Dec
2016
www.nova969.com.au
Canada has the 2nd friendliest locals in the worldopens in new window
When you’re travelling abroad, it always makes a big difference when the locals are friendly. Their willingness to invite you into their culture can sometimes make or break your trip, and certainly nearly always affects the way you experience a country. Which is why we’re pretty proud to find out that our fellow Canadians are some of the cheeriest and friendliest in the world according to international travellers. In a recent survey conducted by Booking.com, Canadians were found to be only (slightly) behind Australia for the #1 friendliest locals anywhere on Earth.
15
Dec
2016
dailyhive.com
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE FILMING LOCATIONS YOU CAN VISITopens in new window
With the global theatrical release of Rogue One — A Star Wars Story on December 15, fans will soon be flocking to some of the real-life locations where the movie scenes were filmed. Booking.com has delved into its over one million properties to find accommodations apt for the travelling Star Wars fan.
15
Dec
2016
www.escape.com.au
Booking.com Users Rate the World’s Top 5 Cities for Architectureopens in new window
Travel booking site and app Booking.com has just released data on the top endorsed destinations for architecture based on millions of user reviews, and they’re not the places you might expect. You won’t find Paris on this list, nor will you find other top metropolises like New York City, London, and Milan.
14
Dec
2016
www.architecturaldigest.com
Spice Up Christmas Shopping At Popular Souks Around The Worldopens in new window
With the joys of the holiday season, comes the love-hate relationship with Christmas shopping. There's nothing more discouraging than visiting your local mall only to be pushed and shoved for the latest gadget. If you still haven't booked your holiday vacation and have gifts to cross off your list, we're here to help. Endorsed for their popular souks, these six cities are a great choice for travellers who want to escape the traditional Christmas shopping and explore some of the oldest markets in the world.
12
Dec
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Doing this one thing will make you happy AND rich, study revealsopens in new window
New research published by travel booking giant, Booking.com has revealed that we consider going away more essential for our happiness than landing your dream job (50%), getting engaged (45%), having a baby (29%), our own wedding day (49%) and going on a date (51%).
12
Dec
2016
www.dailystar.co.uk
25 Destinations You Should Travel to Before They Become Too Expensiveopens in new window
GOBankingRates.com used travel data supplied by Booking.com, which compiled 50 international tourist destinations experiencing the largest year-over-year increases in bookings. Booking.com looked at the year-over-year change in bookings, based on a minimum standard number of bookings in order to be statistically significant. GOBankingRates selected 25 cities out of the 50 to spotlight in this article.
12
Dec
2016
www.msn.com
The 8 Best Travel Destinations in the World for Film Buffsopens in new window
To help satisfy film buffs’ wanderlust, Booking.com, the global leader in providing travellers with the best places to stay, has selected the top accommodations worldwide recognizable from major smash-hit films. With a stay in any of these beautiful locales you can relive your favourite moments and inject some Hollywood glamour to your getaway!
09
Dec
2016
notable.ca
Chrexit! Why everyone's ditching the UK this Christmasopens in new window
The travel industry has been amassing statistics to suggest that our upcoming Chrexit should be rebilled ‘the great escape’. Airbnb reports that outbound bookings for December have increased 100 per cent since this time last year, while data from Booking.com reveals that the top-five destinations currently being arranged between 20 December and 2 January are Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, New York and Berlin.
08
Dec
2016
www.standard.co.uk
Koalas and cuddles: Everything quintessentially Australian is on Brisbane’s doorstepopens in new window
We are at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane having the quintessential Australian experience. Lone Pine is one of the only places in the country you can hold and pet koalas, so we’re taking full advantage.
08
Dec
2016
news.nationalpost.com
Artificial intelligence will take the toil out of travel, predicts Booking.com CEOopens in new window
Gillian Tans is CEO of Booking.com, the world's biggest online booking engine. As well as keeping profit levels steady for the company's $75bn parent she must now grapple with robots.
08
Dec
2016
www.independent.ie
Holidays bring more happiness than most big life eventsopens in new window
Going on a holiday is commonly accepted as an activity that makes everyone happy and one doesn't need research to back that. Now a survey has found that travel gives us such an emotional boost, we consider planning and going away on holiday more vital for our happiness than other big life occasions - such as our own wedding day (49%), going on a date with your partner (51%), landing a new job (50%), getting engaged (45%), and even having a baby (29%).
07
Dec
2016
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Europe's Top Destinations For Après-Skiopens in new window
If you're heading on a ski (or snowboarding) vacation in Europe this winter, we know the first thing that comes to mind is whether you'll have access to pristine runs, smooth glades and an ambitious terrain park. But what do you do once you're done skiing for the day? When it comes to a great ski destination, the level of après-ski available in a resort can make or break your trip.
07
Dec
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Cheap deals on top-rated hotels in London, Manchester, Birmingham and more, ideal for Boxing Day shopping tripsopens in new window
Boxing Day is famously either spent shopping up the sales, or relaxing with even more food and wine. So whatever your plans are, make sure you do them in style with these bargainous finds from Booking.com for stays on the 26th December.
07
Dec
2016
www.mirror.co.uk
Travel Tips to Keep Your Kids — and Your Wallet — Happyopens in new window
Booking.com recently conducted a survey of 22,500 travel reviews made by children after their vacations. What the results reveal is a clearer picture of what kids look for in a great vacation. With that in mind, here are some tips for a great family trip, without spending a fortune in the process.
07
Dec
2016
www.msn.com
9 European Castles You Can Actually Stay Inopens in new window
Exploring storybook European settings can often feel like taking a journey back in time. And aside from modern hotels filled with tech-savvy amenities, many charming European villages and towns offer a wealth of tucked-away ruins, antiquities and cultural sights. Depending on where your European trip takes you, you may even encounter enchanting castles. And happily, you don't have to drive by and wonder what's inside; you can rent a room inside a castle – and likely for a much lower price tag than you think. If you're dreaming of an overnight stay in a castle steeped with Old World charm and history, here are some top options to consider.
07
Dec
2016
travel.usnews.com
Seven European hostels you won’t believe aren’t swanky hotels opens in new window
Nowadays, with more independent hostels opening up all over Europe, you’re stuck for choice on affordable luxury when looking to make your pound stretch further against the euro and, luckily for you, we’ve got a round up of seven of the best…
06
Dec
2016
www.thesun.co.uk
These Are the 7 Best Island Destinations to Visit in 2017opens in new window
To give you some island-spiration, our friends at Booking.com have uncovered top must visit destinations for an experience of true island paradise. From majestic Japanese volcanoes to charming Cornish archipelagos, these are the best island destinations to visit in 2017.
03
Dec
2016
notable.ca
Five Ways to Shop for the Best Vacation Packageopens in new window
Sometimes budget travel means spending as little as possible to take the longest, farthest, most ambitious adventure possible. Other times, you just need a break. If the goal of a trip is to relax and spend focused time with family, you have to be realistic about scheduling and budgetary constraints and honest about your tastes and you need to seize any window of opportunity. Here are some lessons this vacation-package skeptic learned from her first experience with what the industry calls “bulk” travel.
02
Dec
2016
www.nytimes.com
The 9 Best Miami Airport Hotelsopens in new window
Miami International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, so it’s no surprise that there plenty of airport hotels vying for business from the 44+ million passengers flying in and out of Miami each year. For that exact reason, it can be tough to cut through the noise and find the perfect Miami airport hotel for you. To help you make the choice, I’ve ranked the 9 best Miami airport hotels using ratings from customer reviews at Booking.com. Prices are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults, one week from today.
02
Dec
2016
www.forbes.com
FUN FACT: TURNS OUT TAKING A VACAY CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER THAN GETTING ENGAGEDopens in new window
A survey conducted by Booking.com on 17,000 people found that there was one thing which outranked all three life events and we’re all ears. Cue the drumroll. The thing which topped the happiness chart was a good ol’ holiday.
02
Dec
2016
www.cosmopolitan.com.au
The top ten trending travel destinations for 2017opens in new window
We've all probably dreamed of having a beach paradise all to ourselves, or a never-ending blanket of snow without a soul in sight. And wouldn't it be amazing to come across an amazing city that's relatively untouched by tourists? As the new year dawns, our desire to discover and explore new frontiers is awakened, but how do we know which places are exciting, yet not crawling in tourists? Thankfully for us, Booking.com has dug out the trending destinations for 2017.
30
Nov
2016
www.smooth.com.au
THE WORLD’S BEST PECULIAR SKI DESTINATIONSopens in new window
While the merits of big-name ski resorts are many, intrepid winter sport-enthusiasts may want to consider expanding their horizons by exploring some of these unexpected downhill skiing hotspots.
30
Nov
2016
nuvomagazine.com
Travel a bigger joy-bringer than wedding day for many opens in new window
Nearly half of the 17,000 respondents in a global travel survey cited travel as a bigger happiness booster than their wedding day. Both life events require major planning. Both can also take a bite out of budgets. But whereas weddings have often been described as a party thrown for the enjoyment of others, the primary benefactor of the vacation is the planner. It's one of several findings from a Booking.com survey, which polled tens of thousands of travelers in 17 countries including the US, Canada, France, China, Japan, Australia, and Brazil, on travel and well-being.
30
Nov
2016
www.yahoo.com
Zurich: where to stay, eat and drinkopens in new window
From a vegan restaurant with a rock 'n' roll twist to a beautifully restored boutique hotel with a cosy bar, Zurich is brimming with lovely venues. We spent a weekend exploring this charming city to check out the most stylish hotspots for eating, drinking and sleeping...
30
Nov
2016
www.standard.co.uk
These predictions will help you plan your travel better in 2017opens in new window
After extracting information from traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences, insights and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, Booking.com, an online accommodation booking website, has rolled out predictions for travellers in the coming year.
27
Nov
2016
zeenews.india.com
50 Hot Holiday Gifts for 2016opens in new window
If you haven’t figured out what to give the special someone in your life, you’re in luck — we already did the work for you. The editorial team at GoBankingRates compiled 50 of the hottest, most in-demand gifts of the holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for your kids, spouse, a fitness fanatic, a bookworm or a techie, we’ve got you covered. Click through to see the 50 best holiday gifts of 2016, including splurge-worthy must-haves and gift ideas that will help you save money.
26
Nov
2016
time.com
What kids want from holidays – strong Wi-Fi, pool and staff that tell jokesopens in new window
You know what’s important to you to make a vacation go from good to great – maybe it’s a killer pool, a luxury spa or room service that can be had at 4 a.m. – but have you ever wondered what exactly little Joey or Joyce might like to make it a vacation to beat all other vacations?
24
Nov
2016
www.lonelyplanet.com
Here Are The Top Trending Destinations For Aussie Travellers In 2017!opens in new window
If there's one thing for sure, it's that us Aussies have caught that travel bug HARD and it's not going away anytime soon. 2016 was all about London and Paris, but the travel experts at Booking.com have dug hard and deep to let us know where Aussies are looking to holiday next year - and there's definitely some out of the box bookings going on!
23
Nov
2016
www.scoopla.com
SKATE EXPECTATIONS: Our guide to the top 10 ice rinks worldwideopens in new window
From Yorkshire to Dubai, here is a look at the best ice rinks around the world where you should get your skates on
20
Nov
2016
www.thesun.co.uk
Where to Stay in the World’s Best Shopping Destinationsopens in new window
For the chic traveller looking to check into some of fashion’s motherlands, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with over a million properties, has found the best places to stay in each city. After running from boutique to boutique, you’ll certainly find your beauty sleep at any of these fabulous accommodations.
18
Nov
2016
notable.ca
All aboard! Ferry converted into luxury four-bedroom houseboat in Copenhagenopens in new window
The literal translation for the Danish word Hygge is something like "cosiness", but the word means more than that in the Danish culture. Hygge is a way of life and it sums up the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures – food, wine, friends and family and nature.
17
Nov
2016
www.dailystar.co.uk
Want to Take a Luxury Trip? Booking Sites Enter the Arenaopens in new window
On Booking.com, reservations at five-star properties grew 40 percent from September 2015 to September 2016, compared with the same period a year earlier, said Leslie Cafferty, a vice president and head of global communications.
15
Nov
2016
mobile.nytimes.com
8 Must-Visit Christmas Markets From Across the Globeopens in new window
Christmas markets have spread to every corner of the world, and thankfully, you won't be far from one no matter where you find yourself in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the best places to stay, rounds up 8 must-visit Christmas markets. Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind gifts, heart foods and carol singers
15
Nov
2016
www.readersdigest.ca
5 unique hotels to guarantee your best white Christmas everopens in new window
While a seafood lunch and beach day Christmas is quintessential Aussie, there's something to be said about a white Christmas. The chill you feel at the tip of your nose, the layer upon layer you are bundle in when you step outside, and the certain nighttime stillness on a snow-blanketed area. We asked the expert travellers at Booking.com for the best accommodations to enjoy the aforementioned. Here are their five frosty recommendations guaranteed to keep you toasty and warm while you enjoy the powdery snow outside this holiday season.
15
Nov
2016
www.smooth.com.au
Britain's best ice rinks for top winter days outopens in new window
With the help of Booking.com, we've rounded up the best outdoor ice rinks across the UK and great places to stay nearby. So whether you're a pro skater or would simply prefer to sip mulled wine and watch in amusement, these festive ice rinks are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
11
Nov
2016
travel.aol.co.uk
Indian children prefer swimming pools, water slides on holidayopens in new window
Indian children like having swimming pools or water slides in their hotel, resorts or around the area where they go on a holiday, reveals a survey. Booking.com, an online accommodation booking website, conducted the survey ‘Little Adventurers’, which received responses from 22,564 people aged between 5 to 15 from across the globe.
08
Nov
2016
indianexpress.com
The Best Family Holiday Destinations (As Chosen By Kids)opens in new window
Planning a family vacation can be just as stressful as it is exciting and deciding on a destination that pleases both parents and kids isn't as easy as you might think. To help you be the holiday hero with your family, we surveyed child travellers worldwide to uncover the best destinations for family travel. Here are the top destinations rated as fantastic for family travel, as chosen by the kiddos themselves!
08
Nov
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
6 WAYS TO KICK-START YOUR RELATIONSHIPopens in new window
A weekend or night away could also give your relationship the boost of excitement it needs. There’s no need to dip into your precious annual leave or spend a fortune, instead opt for somewhere local and book a ~staycation~. Booking.com offers a diverse range of accommodation options – from hotels, to guest houses, to b&bs, and beyond – so treat yourselves to a change of scenery and let the fun times roll.
07
Nov
2016
www.cosmopolitan.com.au
Cote d’Azur’s culinary crossroadsopens in new window
In a nation synonymous with culinary mastery boasting nearly 600 Michelin-starred eateries, having an entire type of cuisine named after you is the ultimate honour. Only two French cities hold such a rarified distinction: Lyon, capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and Nice, the charming epicentre of France’s Mediterranean playground, the Cote d’Azur. On a sun-drenched July afternoon, just a day before a terrorist attacked crowds gathered along famous Promenade des Anglais for the Bastille Day fireworks show, I decide to take a walking tour through the heart of Nice’s triangle-shaped Old Town and straight into the city’s gastronomic soul.
07
Nov
2016
vacay.ca
10 easy to ways to give money to charitiesopens in new window
Booking.com has launched a pilot fundraising service, which lets you raise money for the local community charity of your choice. The new Community Programme lets you sign up the charity, and once it has been vetted by the Booking.com team, you will be sent a link. You can then forward it to anyone else who is interested in the charity, and every time they book travel through the site, it will donate a percentage of the booking price to the group.
06
Nov
2016
home.bt.com
BEST CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS TO BOOK AT THE LAST MINUTEopens in new window
As the temperature drops in China so does the number of tourists, making this a great time to take advantage of cheaper hotels, discounted flights and room to move at some of the most popular tourist destinations. Jaime De Silva, Booking.com’s APAC spokeswoman says most of the key destinations in China have a wide range of properties. “In Shanghai, there are 1392 properties listed on Booking.com. In Beijing, there are 1388 listed. “It gives travellers plenty of options to choose from, suited to any budget. “Both cities have a strong transport infrastructure, which makes it that much easier to get to all the ‘must sees’ of each city even when they stay in a less central location.”
05
Nov
2016
www.escape.com.au
The one thing you must have for a successful family holidayopens in new window
A huge 89 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds say a strong Wi-Fi connection is "essential", for taking social media snaps and staying in touch with friends while on holiday.
04
Nov
2016
www.traveller.com.au
5 FANTASTIC PLACES TO STAY BASED ON THE NEW HARRY POTTER FILM & WHERE TO FIND THEMopens in new window
Harry Potter fans rejoice! The time has come for a new era of magic to begin with the upcoming theatrical release of the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Based on JK Rowling’s 2001 book and first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, this story purports to be a copy of Harry Potter’s textbook. Unlike the rest of the Harry Potter series, the action takes place around the secret community of witches and wizards in 1926 New York City. To celebrate the release of this new magical world and to encourage enchanted exploring of your own, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting a list of five fantastic themed properties and where to find them.
02
Nov
2016
www.m2woman.co.nz
Where to Take the Kids on Your Next Family Holidayopens in new window
If you're thinking of taking a family holiday but want something for everyone, a new survey has shed some light on what the kids are looking for these days.
02
Nov
2016
www.lifestyle.com.au
The Luxe NYC Pad Where Heidi Klum and Her Doppelgängers Got Halloween Readyopens in new window
Turns out the Heidi-lab is a huge Soho, New York Penthouse available to rent on Booking.com. It boasts three terraces, a Zen garden, spa bathroom and home theatre. Very luxe.
02
Nov
2016
www.popsugar.com.au
WiFi and pools top Kiwi kids holiday favouritesopens in new window
Fast WiFi for sharing holiday snaps on social media is of utmost importance to Kiwi kids on vacation. New research from Booking.com surveyed 22,500 children worldwide between the ages of five and 15 to find out what's really important when it comes to the perfect family holiday.
01
Nov
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Inside the NYC Penthouse Where Halloween Queen Heidi Klum Prepped for Her Partyopens in new window
Decking out six beauties still required much more square footage than your typical DIY glam station in a hotel room. So Booking.com thoughtfully gifted the mom of four with a stay at a stunning NYC penthouse where she and her squad of supers could prepare for the party.
01
Nov
2016
people.com
Head To Mexico On Day Of The Deadopens in new window
Painted faces, decorated skulls and vivid flowers can mean only one thing -- Día de Muertos is fast approaching. Dating back nearly 3,000 years, the annual holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico to honour those who have passed away.
31
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Are your Christmas travel plan on track?opens in new window
Christmas is closer than you think and if you are planning a seasonal break you had better get your skates on.
30
Oct
2016
www.express.co.uk
Alberta ranch the ticket for unplugged getawayopens in new window
We found a rustic-luxe cabin to stay in at Rocking R Guest Ranch in Strathmore, Alta,, by searching "Badlands guest ranches" on Booking.com. We'd chosen the Badlands because it is quintessential Canadian cowboy country with the kind of prairie-plus landscape ideal for horseback riding. Instead of the traditional flat-as-a-pancake plains, the Badlands develop rolling hills, clusters of trees and dramatic hoodoo rock formations.
29
Oct
2016
www.torontosun.com
The Best Places In The World To Celebrate Diwaliopens in new window
Diwali is one of the biggest and most beautiful celebrations in India. Marking Hindu New Year, this ancient five day festival celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil. Witness incredible light displays, mesmerising fireworks and symbolic burning of candles, while families get together to feast and share gifts. This year Diwali is celebrated from October 30th and we've put together some of our favourite destinations to celebrate this one of a kind festival.
28
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.in
7 Haunted Canadian Hotels You Can Actually Stay in This Halloweenopens in new window
In the spirit of Halloween, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with over a million places to stay, has rounded up some of Canada’s legendary accommodations where you’ll have a hauntingly good time.
28
Oct
2016
notable.ca
11 Spook-tacular Destinations to Celebrate Halloweenopens in new window
Whether you want to wear an extravagant costume, summon the spirits of the night or just see how our neighbours embrace Halloween, here are the 11 best places in the US to celebrate.
25
Oct
2016
www.canadianfamily.ca
Six of the world's spookiest hotels for Halloweenopens in new window
As Halloween approaches, we take a look at some of the most haunted hotels around the world. Check in if you dare - you might end up sharing your room with a resident spook.
25
Oct
2016
www.stuff.co.nz
Advice For Business Travellers: Socialize For Successopens in new window
We want to help you form better work relationships while travelling -- after all, one in five bookings on our site are made for business. Follow these seven rules and you'll be en route to not only a new destination, but a better work life.
25
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
HOTTEST TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2017opens in new window
Booking.com research shows that 60 per cent of Australians have been on a group holiday to celebrate a milestone. “(People) believe that celebrating a milestone birthday in the form of a group holiday is a great way to share quality time together, extending the party beyond one day or night and explore a new environment with their loved ones,” says Jaime De Silva of Booking.com.
24
Oct
2016
www.escape.com.au
The 6 Best Places to Stay in Europe if You Love Wineopens in new window
Home to Bordeaux, Tuscany, Champagne and Porto, Europe is without a doubt the world’s mecca for all things wine. The continent’s long history with the grape is evident by its breathtaking wineries, colourful landscapes and rows upon rows of ripening vineyards. The endless selection of world-renowned wine regions provides winos the ultimate adult playground and serve as the perfect backdrop to sip back and enjoy that delicious glass of fermented grape juice. But where to start? Our friends at Booking.com, the world’s largest online accommodation provider with over a million properties, used its reviews from their wine-obsessed travellers to uncover the best European stays for wine lovers. So grab a glass, pour some “cab” and start packing.
21
Oct
2016
notable.ca
Five Escapes for the Long Weekendopens in new window
After months of waiting we finally have a long weekend and as if by magic some spring sunshine in which to enjoy it. So ditch the activewear, forget about owning your own home and leave the city with these five escapes for the long weekend.
21
Oct
2016
www.theurbanlist.com
Rise of the jetset toddler! Today's five-year-olds will take more than 1,000 flights in their lifetimeopens in new window
In a separate study on kids' holiday preferences just published by Booking.com, a vast difference emerged between the desires of teens and little ones.
21
Oct
2016
www.dailymail.co.uk
Children want pools and teens want Wi-Fi: survey reveals kids’ travel prioritiesopens in new window
Booking.com collected more than 22,500 post-vacation reviews from kids around the globe to find out exactly what makes their travel experience better – and the results will likely come as no surprise to anyone who travels with kids in tow.
20
Oct
2016
www.lonelyplanet.com
5 PLACES YOU HAVE TO VISIT IN SRI LANKAopens in new window
Thinking of visiting Sri Lanka but not sure where to start? Here are the hotspots we recommend...
20
Oct
2016
www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk
The cheapest place to travel every month of the yearopens in new window
You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to fly. January is the cheapest month to travel. All of them are up for debate, to a certain extent. But according to new data from Booking.com, you can count on getting good hotel values by picking the right destination for the right time of year.
20
Oct
2016
www.businessinsider.com
The World's Top Places For Outdoor Exerciseopens in new window
Tired of looking at the same gym walls while sculpting your killer abs? What about running mile after mile on a treadmill facing a group of sweaty powerlifters? Switch up your workout routine and stare upon a breathtaking mountain vista or run across a beautiful white sand beach in some of the world's best outdoor locales.
19
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Priceline Counts on Site Little-Known in U.S. to Battle Airbnbopens in new window
In an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York, Boyd, 60, said there are almost half a million full vacation rental properties on Booking.com and more than 7 million bookable rooms in private residences. Airbnb said it had 2.3 million rooms available in July and usually hosts more than 1 million people a night. The San Francisco-based startup has raised more than $3.2 billion to fund its expansion, and was valued in July at $30 billion, about half Priceline’s $72 billion market capitalization.
18
Oct
2016
www.bloomberg.com
These are the Coolest Tech Hotels in the Worldopens in new window
Make your techie dreams come true! Our friends at Booking.com share their picks for the coolest tech hotels across the globe.
18
Oct
2016
viewthevibe.com
Hotels that have been featured in popular moviesopens in new window
To help satisfy movie fans' wanderlust, Booking.com has selected some of the best hotels and homes worldwide which you will recognise from smash-hit films, including family favourites like the Sound of Music and Casino Royale.
14
Oct
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Australia a once-in-a-lifetime experienceopens in new window
“Australia is definitely a hot, upcoming destination for Canadian families driven by Air Canada’s non-stops from Vancouver to both Brisbane and Sydney,” says Nuno Guerreiro, the Canada-area manager for Booking.com.
14
Oct
2016
thechronicleherald.ca
The Top Travel Destinations in the World, According To Localsopens in new window
Nothing says ‘I’m a tourist’ more than wandering around mindlessly, holding a map and crowding around iconic landmarks where locals would never dare to venture. Truly experiencing the authenticity of new places, means immersing yourself in the native culture – and what better way to do that than with the recommendations of locals. Booking.com, the world’s largest online accommodation provider, has compiled the top attractions according to area locals in cities across the globe. So leave your fanny pack at home and get ready to explore these worldly destinations based on the recommendations of those who know it best.
14
Oct
2016
notable.ca
7 Purr-Fect Destinations for Cat Loversopens in new window
In honour of our feline friends and the ones that love them most, Booking.com has found the ultimate getaways for cat lovers that will please even the most finicky feline.
13
Oct
2016
www.readersdigest.ca
The World's Most Beautiful Hotel Bathroomsopens in new window
If you're looking for a holiday with maximum opportunities for rest and relaxation, consider slipping into a tub at one of these gorgeous destinations. Few of us choose our travel accommodation based on the bathroom, but a glimpse at these luxury facilities may offer some fresh inspiration. If soaking in a spa bath while overlooking some of the most stunning sights of our gorgeous, green Earth is your thing, then you'll be blown away by the most stunning bathrooms in the world.
11
Oct
2016
www.lifestyle.com.au
Facebook headed to the office with Workplaceopens in new window
One convert is Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, one of the companies in Workplace by Facebook's pilot. Tans says she was searching for a way to engage her 13,000 employees whose average age is 30. With Workplace, Booking.com employees from around the globe conduct virtual brainstorming sessions on Workplace — and one discussion resulted in a new feature that helps travelers find a destination that matches their interests, budgets and time frame. Tan says she feels a closer connection to employees and routinely benefits from getting immediate feedback from them. Workplace has also become the spot where Booking.com gathers to celebrate corporate milestones. "We are a bottom-up culture and we need a communications platform that can facilitate that," said Tans.
10
Oct
2016
www.usatoday.com
Pursue your Passions Anywhere in the Worldopens in new window
Whether it’s stargazing, downhill skiing or simply eating out, we all have hobbies and interests we’re keen to explore further when travelling. Now, thanks to new technology from Booking.com, travellers can easily search and uncover destinations relating specifically to what interests them most.
06
Oct
2016
www.mindfood.com
The 12 biggest mistakes you can make while traveling in Europeopens in new window
Sure you might earn more Marriott points, but you’ll miss out on the character that makes each European city interesting; family-run hotels and B&Bs open the doors to the homes and lifestyles of locals. They also often rock the best breakfast spreads, just so you know. A lot of tasty pastries, breads, cheeses, and jams from local purveyors. For great deals on smaller hotels and guesthouses with a solid selection of last-minute availability, use HRS, BedAndBreakfast.eu, and Booking.com. Or, if you’d rather not share a bathroom with Frau Schweinsteiger, you can live like a true local in an apartment from Airbnb.
06
Oct
2016
www.businessinsider.com
This stock costs $1,500 -- and is totally worth itopens in new window
For $1,500, you could fly away for the weekend, spend a night or two in a nice hotel and have a fancy dinner. Or you could buy one share of Priceline. But only one. Priceline (PCLN, Tech30) hit a new all-time high of above $1,500 on Wednesday. That makes it the priciest stock in the S&P 500. Priceline stock is now up nearly 20% this year. The company is worth about $75 billion. To put that in perspective, it's three times as valuable as leading airline Southwest (LUV) and nearly five times higher than the market value of Marriott (MAR).
05
Oct
2016
money.cnn.com
Here's How I Travelled 2 Weeks In Europe For Under ₹1.5 Lakhopens in new window
Planning to visit Europe? Great choice! It's an awesome destination, with some insanely beautiful locales steeped in history and tradition. However, it is also one of the world's most expensive places to explore. But does this mean you can't do Europe in a budget? NO. The thing to do is to plan well in advance and do your research. Here's how my family did it.
05
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.in
How to travel like royalty in Canadaopens in new window
There were a few things we learned from the Royal Family on their official trip to Canada this month: what to wear this fall (thanks, Kate), how to execute the perfect double wave (thanks, George), and, of course, how to travel in style. The foursome made the most of their time in British Columbia, galavanting around the province in private planes and hovercraft, charming the pants off of our entire nation. Here’s how the Royals did west coast Canada on their journey through our vast nation this fall. It’s a bit different than what we’d have done, but that’s kind of what makes it all the more fun to watch.
05
Oct
2016
www.theloop.ca
Prehistoric mysteries, tropical islands and the end of 'death swings': What to do in Laosopens in new window
New and improved air links and better safety around that river are putting Laos back on the travel map - just in time for the best season to visit
05
Oct
2016
www.independent.co.uk
7 hotels to help you feel presidential this fallopens in new window
Other than qualifications, policies, and debating abilities, what makes a presidential hopeful stand apart from the crowd? Everyone knows that former President Bill Clinton can play a mean saxophone, but did you know that Ronald Reagan once took a gig doing stand-up comedy in Las Vegas? From favorite foods to the sports they held dear, find ideas for your next hotel stay by taking inspiration from past commanders-in-chief. Here are 7 hotels you can book on Booking.com that will have you feeling positively presidential this fall.
05
Oct
2016
mashable.com
Visit The World's Most Walkable Citiesopens in new window
If you've seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a classic comedy movie from the '80s starring Steve Martin, you'll know that our beloved modes of transportation are not always reliable while travelling (Sorry for the spoiler alert). Add a foreign city to the mix and you may run into a problem or two. In other words, there's nothing like exploring a city by foot for getting a real feel of the place. Apart from the health and environment benefits, walking is by far the best way to discover hidden gems, interact with locals and have as authentic a travel experience as possible.
05
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
BEST ISLAND HOLIDAYS YOU NEED TO TAKEopens in new window
When it comes to island holidays, Aussies are a predictable bunch. Fiji, Phuket, Hawaii, Maldives and of course ... Bali. Venture beyond the obvious, however, and you’ll be rewarded with an amazing island escape away from the tourist hordes. The following islands have been rated highly on Booking.com and should make the must-see list for any island-hopping enthusiast.
05
Oct
2016
www.escape.com.au
The Montauk Beach House, Montaukopens in new window
There are few places in the world quite as compelling at Montauk. But we almost didn't come here. Our holiday to the Hamptons had been diligently planned many months earlier, only to be cancelled two weeks before we were scheduled to fly, as the beautiful house - belonging to my friend's father - where we'd planned to stay, was still a building site. Determined not to let a bit of scaffolding ruin our summer, I did what anyone else would do. I logged on to Booking.com.
04
Oct
2016
www.redonline.co.uk
13 Amazing Places To Enjoy Autumn In the USA This Yearopens in new window
Here in NZ we don’t get the full impact of Autumn with all our evergreen bush chugging along staying it’s beautiful green, but over in the States their deciduous forests explode into riots of oranges and yellows. This is the perfect atmosphere for sweaters, milos, books, and a bit of exploring. Booking.com has sorted us out with their 13 top recommended picks for autumn this year, as well as a place to stay while you’re there.
04
Oct
2016
www.m2now.co.nz
Soaking Up The Flavours Of The French Rivieraopens in new window
Rosa Jackson leads me through the streets of her adopted home and notes the similarities to Vancouver. "People come here because of the climate and the beauty," she says. "They stay because it's a better way of life." A Canadian expat, Jackson arrived in Paris from Alberta in 1995 and established herself as a culinary expert. A food writer and cookbook author, Jackson launched a tour of the Parisian markets before relocating to the French Riviera, where she could afford to provide cooking classes as well as culinary tours. Her company, Les Petis Farcis, is named after a regional dish made of stuffed vegetables.
03
Oct
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Unplug yourself and take life slowly on a Mexican islandopens in new window
Dirt roads, patchy internet and power cuts just add to the authentic charm of Holbox
01
Oct
2016
www.irishtimes.com
The Top 6 Foodie Destinations in the Worldopens in new window
Even entry-level foodies know that if the world’s finest chocolates and cheeses is what you’re craving, you should head to Switzerland. If a multitude of top-shelf eateries is what you want to conquer, Tokyo, Japan has got you covered with the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. For all things pasta and meat, Bologna, Italy is your new best friend. But what happens when you have visited all the most popular food destinations and you want a more intrepid dining crusade?
30
Sep
2016
notable.ca
How to find a cheap city break deal: 10 best European destinations for a long weekend on a budgetopens in new window
The best European getaways from Prague to Budapest, with advice on the hotels to book and the best things to see on your city break
30
Sep
2016
www.mirror.co.uk
Gold bathtubs and 1,000-square-foot marble floors: The luxury hotel bathrooms that are bigger than your apartmentopens in new window
Here, MailOnline Travel and Booking.com have rounded up the most spectacularly huge hotels bathrooms you can enjoy from around the world.
29
Sep
2016
www.dailymail.co.uk
There's so much more to beautiful Croatia than its starring role in Game of Thronesopens in new window
Lara Kilner and family discover why so many Brits are falling for its gorgeous islands, lakes and mountains
28
Sep
2016
www.mirror.co.uk
Stargazing in Canada ranks among best in the worldopens in new window
Away from the light pollution and noise, our friends to the east are enjoying one of the top places to stargaze in the world, according to Booking.com. The travel booking service ranked Alberta’s Jasper National Park in their list of top places to stargaze in the world.
27
Sep
2016
dailyhive.com
25 Ways To Travel Smarteropens in new window
How to get an upgrade, travel like a local and never lose your suitcase "Save time and energy by using a travel website like booking.com, it has special deals for members, can get you exact prices for the dates you hope to travel and includes thousands of choices all over the world, from hotels to self-catering. Best of all, everything is rated by real life reviewers, and has an at-a-glance star rating for quicker browsing."
27
Sep
2016
www.redonline.co.uk
Add these tourist gems to your dream 'bucket list'opens in new window
As the world has become smaller, our bucket lists have become larger. And apparently, we're all striving to get more diversity in our travel. According to Booking.com research polling 10,000 respondents across 10 markets, two-thirds (66%) of global travellers said they wanted to add a completely new travel experience next year to what they'd done last year.
25
Sep
2016
www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au
Coast to Coast: How to Travel Canada on a Dimeopens in new window
With the low loonie, reduced gas prices and a new domestic ultra-low-cost airline, NewLeaf, recently launched in Canada, this may be the perfect time to set out on an adventure across your own country. Canada is an expansive and beautiful land with an abundance of diverse sights from the far west reaches of the Pacific Ocean to the most easterly points of the Atlantic.
23
Sep
2016
viewthevibe.com
Indian Destinations Perfect For Any Family Vacationopens in new window
Forget about Disneyland. If you want to truly immerse your family into a magical world, book a trip to India. It might not seem like your typical family vacation spot, but India's colorful landscape and vibrant culture will leave an everlasting impression.
23
Sep
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
THE BEST VALUE HOTELS IN CHELSEA, LONDONopens in new window
There’s more to London’s affluent southwest suburb of Chelsea than football, flowers and reality TV.
22
Sep
2016
www.escape.com.au
The ultimate Japanese experience: Why every visitor should wash their cares away at an indulgent hot spring resortopens in new window
When people think about visiting Japan, it's often the neon lights and high rise buildings of Tokyo that spring to mind, or perhaps the temples and geishas of Kyoto. But there is a quieter, slower-paced side to Japanese life - and it centres around the 'onsen', or hot spring.
21
Sep
2016
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Algorithm That Reads Luxury Hotel Reviews To Predict What The Ultra Wealthy Wantopens in new window
In the past, luxury businesses have had to rely on “secret shoppers” and customer feedback forms to improve their service. Now, Metis is taking the massive trove of consumer data on customer review sites like TripAdvisor and Booking.com and turning it into market research that will tell businesses what their elite clients want, before they know they want it.
20
Sep
2016
www.buzzfeed.com
8 hotels for beer lovers across the U.S.opens in new window
When the weather starts to shift and the sun begins to set a little earlier, it means fall is just around the corner. The mark of the changing seasons also ushers in another harbinger of cooler temps: the beer festival. Held annually in Munich, Oktoberfest is a weeks-long event dedicated to food, fun and most importantly: beer. For dedicated ale drinkers around the world, it’s the place to be. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places across the United States where beer lovers can celebrate this festival of fermentation – without ever leaving the count
20
Sep
2016
mashable.com
Staying at the the Mantra at Tekapoopens in new window
Getting there: Easy to find, you'll see it before you reach Tekapo on the Fairlie-Tekapo Rd. Check in experience: Friendly, helpful staff were waiting for us and provided a complimentary map of Tekapo, highlighting all the main attractions. Great for directionally challenged visitors like myself. What's so good about this place: It's Lake Tekapo. It's pristine. The air is clear and the people are awesome. Enough said. And the bad: We had to leave.
19
Sep
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
The Best Places in North America to Celebrate Oktoberfestopens in new window
Put on your dirndl and lederhosen and grab a pint (or many) in preparation for Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture. Though this festival originates in Munich, drawing in six million merry men and women each year, there’s no need to travel across the pond to seek out German beer, food and polka music. North America is home to many cities that are as serious about this fun-filled fair as the Germans.
15
Sep
2016
notable.ca
In the Mouth of the Volcano – 6 Explosive Stays You Should Experience Once in Your Lifetimeopens in new window
Ditch the regular vacation destinations and head for the hills to explore a stay near one of nature’s most exhilarating displays of power: the volcano. Whether you want to get up close and personal with a live eruption or simply prefer an invigorating hike up the dormant slope of a sleeping giant, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with over one million incredible places to stay, has scaled the mountain tops and consulted its Passion Search tool to create a list of six exciting stays that are sure to inspire your inner volcanologist…
15
Sep
2016
notable.ca
The Six Uncoveredopens in new window
All eyes are on Toronto. Canada's largest metropolis has had a record year in tourism with almost 40 million visitors and $7.2 billion spent. But what exactly is it that's bringing visitors in droves? Perhaps it's the low Canadian dollar, the annual TIFF festival, or maybe they're hoping to meet the six God himself, Drake - who let's face it, has definitely helped put Toronto on the map. (Shall we bow down?) Whatever it is, Toronto is one of the hottest worldwide destinations this year. With over a million bookable properties on our site, we've uncovered the top spots making The Six the place to be. Whether you're planning a visit or happen to find yourself in the TDOT, these are the places to be.
15
Sep
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Homes & Villas around the world at Booking.comopens in new window
Homes and Villas offer a unique brand of warmth and comfort when on holidays and provide great benefits, especially when travelling in groups. Booking a home instead of a hotel allows you to experience a destination from a resident’s perspective, no matter the location.
14
Sep
2016
www.internationaltraveller.com
Where to stay during fashion week(s) across the globeopens in new window
Calling all fashionistas, it’s that stylish time of year again! We know how busy fashion weeks can be, rushing from show to show and city to city. That’s where we come in, with some suggestions of hotels, conveniently located in the chic cities of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
13
Sep
2016
www.7travel.com.au
Rise Above the Peasants and Stay in One of These 18 Castles for Your Next Getawayopens in new window
With TV shows like Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Once Upon A Time, it’s hard not to seek out a lavish life of castle living. Though you may not have blue blood, Booking.com – the global leader in connecting travellers with the most incredible places to stay – is here to help you feel like a king or queen.
09
Sep
2016
notable.ca
How To Pack For An Entire Familyopens in new window
It's the day before you leave for vacation. You and the kids aren't packed, nor have you even started. What happens next? You grab everything and anything, stuff your suitcase and hope your luggage isn't classified as "overweight".
09
Sep
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Epic Hotel Screening Roomsopens in new window
Movie junkies may flock to the Toronto International Film Festival to catch the next Oscar-worthy blockbuster, but to truly escape into the magic of the movies, you need the right setting.
09
Sep
2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Explore The Top Film Destinations from Pete’s Dragon – 100% Filmed in New Zealandopens in new window
For the very first time New Zealand has featured as the home of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, a fantasy film telling the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend – who just so happens to be a dragon.
09
Sep
2016
www.m2now.co.nz
Destination Waiparaopens in new window
One of the country’s fastest growing wine regions, Waipara Valley, is an easy hour’s drive north of Christchurch, home to stunning hillside scenery and 31 perfectly formed wineries.
08
Sep
2016
www.mindfood.com
THE RISE OF WANDERLUST: THE BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE RIGHT NOWopens in new window
While most Canadians have Paris, London and Rome high on their list of places to travel, other European destinations such as Budapest, Munich and Reykjavík are gaining speed. Trends have shown that Canadians have a thirst for history and nature when choosing a European destination.
08
Sep
2016
www.styledemocracy.com
Inside the top Toronto hotel suites celebrities stay at during TIFFopens in new window
With the TIFF red carpet rolling out for the likes of Naomi Watts and swoon-worthy Justin Timberlake, Toronto is getting to dazzle the stars and show off what Drake has been rapping about.
08
Sep
2016
dailyhive.com
Check in to One of These Pieces of Private Paradise for Your Next Vacationopens in new window
Some travellers take vacationing to a whole other level. We’re talking yachts, jets, and private islands galore. It’s go big or go home, right? In these cases, more is actually a whole lot MORE. But no over the top vacation would be complete without an extravagant place to call home. Spread across private islands, decked out to the nines, and complete with full-service staff, these lush pads offer the ultimate privacy and comfort.
08
Sep
2016
notable.ca
7 lesser-known cultural destinations around the world you need to visitopens in new window
For culture vultures who have conquered most of the world’s well-known cultural cities and landmarks like Rome, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat, don’t stop there. Take on this list of the seven best places – recommended by travellers on Booking.com – that are far off the beaten track and great for those seeking a taste of the arts.
07
Sep
2016
www.silverkris.com
The world's best undiscovered foodie hubsopens in new window
There are plenty of foodie havens around the world where you can taste stunning, local delights without battling crowds.
06
Sep
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Weekend in Wellington to reconnect with dadopens in new window
On March 9 1983 at 4.53am the mustachioed Stephen Malone's life was turned upside down and changed forever. That was when I came screaming into the world, so obviously for the better.
04
Sep
2016
www.stuff.co.nz
The 8 Most Perfect Picnic Destinations in the Worldopens in new window
Farmers’ Almanac recently announced their winter weather forecast, and yes, the rumors are true: you can expect to be chilled to the bone by mid-November. Which means you won’t want to waste one single ounce of sunshine or chance to bask in the heat before the bitter cold hits. What’s one of the best ways to do this? A perfect picnic, of course.
02
Sep
2016
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Forget backpacking – here’s where to get a luxe night’s sleep in Indiaopens in new window
We’d be surprised if you told us that India isn’t on your bucket list (it’s on everyone’s, right?). And while the home of the Taj Mahal (and the birthplace of yoga) is known to be a mecca for backpackers and gap year travellers, you don’t have to be on a budget to enjoy this extraordinary country.
02
Sep
2016
www.7travel.com.au
5 Amazing Dog-Friendly Hotelsopens in new window
31
Aug
2016
www.lifestyle.com.au
Soak it all up in Nelsonopens in new window
18
Aug
2016
www.mindfood.com
Tekapo: The blue yonderopens in new window
10
Aug
2016
www.nzherald.co.nz
Under the starsopens in new window
18
Jul
2016
www.mindfood.com
ITALIAN GEMS FOR FOODIESopens in new window
16
Jun
2016
www.cntraveller.com
The Gisborne Wine Trailopens in new window
14
Jun
2016
www.mindfood.com
The world’s most walkable citiesopens in new window
01
Jun
2016
www.womensfitness.com.au
4 apps for a worry-free vacationopens in new window
25
May
2016
www.huffingtonpost.com
Back to the Beginningopens in new window
23
May
2016
www.mindfood.com
100 awesome iPhone apps for 2016opens in new window
12
May
2016
ca.finance.yahoo.com
How To Be More Productive At Workopens in new window
03
Mar
2016
www.huffingtonpost.com.au
Annecy: The Venice of Franceopens in new window
25
Jan
2016
au.travel.yahoo.com
Live Large in Sydneyopens in new window
20
Jan
2016
www.au.timeout.com
A home from home in rural Suffolkopens in new window
01
Dec
2015
www.independent.co.uk
Feeling at home in Veniceopens in new window
22
Oct
2015
www.independent.co.uk
Booking Now has got your backopens in new window
19
Sep
2015
www.director.co.uk
Just Back: Amsterdamopens in new window
03
Sep
2015
intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com