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How to travel with pets: Your next hotel booking can include your furry friendsopens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager – South Asia at Booking.com feels that Indian travellers now feel empowered to act on their travel goals as travel restrictions are gradually easing out coupled with successful vaccine roll outs. In her view, “Over the past year, the pandemic has disrupted people’s schedules and has kept many restricted to the confines of their homes. Pet owners, in particular, have had the chance to spend more time with their pets and strengthen their bonds, while the last year also saw many people joining the ‘pet parents club’. ” In the hospitality segment, pet adoptions and pet-friendly policies boomed during the pandemic lockdown.
09
Sep
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Booking.com ropes in Sania Mirza for the India leg of its new campaignopens in new window
Booking.com has launched the Booking Explorers campaign to celebrate the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventures, leaders and trailblazers across Asia Pacific. As part of this campaign, Booking.com announced tennis ace Sania Mirza as its India Explorer.
07
Sep
2021
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
6 of the world's most stunning lighthouses where you can spend a vacationopens in new window
Lighthouses guided sailors for centuries, but they're also the best spot for viewing sunrises. There are 21,600 lighthouses in the world, of which fewer and fewer are inhabited. Many lighthouses are no longer manned by people and are now automated, so many of them have been repurposed converted into hotel accommodation. Booking.com has six stays on offer near or inside some of the world's most impressive lighthouses.
06
Sep
2021
www.insider.com
The most romantic mini-moon ideas for a small but epic post-nuptial getawayopens in new window
Reluctant to book a big honeymoon right now? Or maybe you always planned to make your first holiday as a married couple a short and understated one? Well, a romantic mini-moon could be the answer - whether you're a Covid-cautious couple or wish to take a micro-honeymoon before planning a dream trip in the future. In fact, research from Booking.com has found that during the pandemic, 34 per cent of travellers have been optimistic about rescheduling life events, like honeymoons. For travellers who are keen to avoid the worries of jetting off to a faraway destination right now, a mini-moon in the UK or Europe offers a brilliant alternative for a romantic escape without the added stress.
06
Sep
2021
www.redonline.co.uk
Finding safe fall travel options for the LGBTQ+ communityopens in new window
Getting away can be more complicated if you are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Travel writer Jody Robbins joins Global News Calgary with some tips and suggestions for getaways everyone can enjoy, including with Booking.com.
05
Sep
2021
globalnews.ca
WHERE ARE ALL THE PUBLICLY LGBTQ EXECUTIVES?opens in new window
“When I came out, I was very confident because of my supportive environment,” Arjan says. “I had a great role model at Unilever and that's where I learned that it's super important to be able to have someone to look up to as a young person, and to look at the management of the company and say, ‘there's someone like me here.’ And I know how incredibly important role modelling is and I see that as a key role I’m now able to play at Booking.com.”
02
Sep
2021
www.attitude.co.uk
What's a 'workcation'? 5 ways the pandemic has changed how we travelopens in new window
A spokesperson for Booking.com told TMRW they predict a significant rise in workcations, where people will combine work and pleasure on trips. Because of that trend, the company has introduced a Work-Friendly Program to highlight relevant lodging properties that meet certain criteria for remote workers (think things like free and reliable WiFi and a dedicated work space in the room).
01
Sep
2021
www.today.com
NEARLY HALF OF LGBTIQ+ TRAVELLERS HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME FORM OF DISCRIMINATION WHEN TROTTING THE GLOBE, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF A GLOBAL SURVEY. opens in new window
With lockdowns forcing New Zealand’s Winter Pride festival to postpone this week’s festivities, thousands of Aussies that planned to attend and celebrate LGBTIQ+ pride have been robbed of a key moment of travel and community. Booking.com, a platinum sponsor of the event, said now is a key time to reflect on the challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ communities. The platform surveyed 3,052 LGBTIQ+ travellers across three continents to shine a light on attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future.
01
Sep
2021
www.travelweekly.com.au
Ice Cream Truck Experiences Were This Summer’s Coolest Marketing Campaignsopens in new window
In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, online travel agency Booking.com advertised two overnight experiences in a fully-functional ice cream truck in Union Square Park in New York. The two offers were made available at the cost of $7.18 (in recognition of the holiday’s date) and featured a stay in a private truck with an ice cream themed interior including a waffle cone bed spread and ice cream truck art, with a fully-stocked fridge of ice cream-related goodies, a milkshake making station, an all you can eat toppings bar, and ice cream experiences that included a Downtown Manhattan ice cream shop walking tour and tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream. Booking.com also celebrated some of its destinations by distributing free internationally-inspired ice cream flavors in Union Square.
31
Aug
2021
www.forbes.com
Mike Yardley: Roaming the Hawke’s Bay heartlandopens in new window
Bag a great stay and a great rate on Booking.com. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, for great-value stays with total flexibility and convenience.
28
Aug
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Take me to the river - a winter weekend away in the Waikatoopens in new window
With a free weekend and the whole family to entertain, we decided a trip to Hamilton was on the cards. Searching Booking.com, I found a gorgeous house just outside the city and right on the river; signed myself, my children Nico (7) and Inez (2), and my parents Janet and Roger up for two nights; then set about planning an itinerary that explores some of the city’s hot spots.
23
Aug
2021
www.unomagazine.co.nz
‘Festive travel’ shoes on: Industry hit by Covid hopes for promising seasonopens in new window
Nearly a year and a half after a Covid-induced lockdown threw it off course, the travel industry seems to have weathered the worst, at least for now. The sector has witnessed a revival since the second wave ebbed, and with the long Janmashtami weekend coming up, hotel bookings in both popular and offbeat destinations are set to see an uptick during the festive season. Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager (South Asia), Booking.com, said drivable destinations and road trips remain popular.
23
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
#WorldPhotographyDay: Channel your inner photographer at these lesser-explored, picturesque destinationsopens in new window
Every year on the 19th of August, World Photography Day celebrates the art, craft, science and history of photography. The day also encourages photographers from across the globe to share a single photo that encapsulates the world. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next click, Booking.com, has curated a list of lesser-known destinations in India to get the best photos and capture some memories for your social media feed along the way. So get your camera ready and click away as India with its exquisite beauty and vivid culture has the perfect place to get some incredible shots.
19
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Shop Booking.com travel deals to save up to $150 on vacation spotsopens in new window
With the summer coming to a close, many are trying to make their last-minute vacation plans before kids go back to school and the weather goes back to being frigid. With all that scrambling for time off, it can be hard to find affordable travel destinations. If you're looking to book a summer or fall vacation, we have great news: Right now, you can get up to 20% off certain rentals at Booking.com.
17
Aug
2021
https
#WhenWeTravelAgain: Check Out Where Indians Want To Go… What About You?opens in new window
Most WFHers have a lot of leave in hand. In fact, everyone who has faithfully kept the lockdown is ready to take on the world. Travellers are ready to escape their four walls, and how. The domestic and international travel preferences of Indian travellers are now revealed in travel brand Booking.com’s list of the top searched domestic and international destinations on the portal by Indian travellers in the month of August 2021.
13
Aug
2021
www.femina.in
25 Most Visited Countries in the Worldopens in new window
A global study conducted by Booking.com that included insights from 20,000 travelers belonging to 28 different countries found that 53% of global travelers reportedly felt uncomfortable until a certain cure or vaccine was developed against the virus. Nevertheless, analysts are hopeful that with the mass rollout of vaccines around the globe, the travel and tourism industries are expected to thrive and grow even larger than they were before the emergence of the coronavirus.
13
Aug
2021
news.yahoo.com
You Can Save So Much Money On Your Next Vacation Rental With This Company’s Amazing Flash Saleopens in new window
Booking.com is running a flash sale for the next 36 hours. From now until Saturday, August 14 at 4 a.m. EST, you can save 30% on tons of properties across Canada. They're continually adding new flash sales to their site throughout the next day and a half.
12
Aug
2021
www.narcity.com
London hotel rooms empty as holidaymakers favour rural staycationsopens in new window
London hotels have been dealt an unenthusiastic staycation trade while their regional counterparts have capitalised on international tourism constraints. Online travel platform Booking.com told City A.M. that while staycations were at the forefront of UK holidaymakers’ minds with travel restrictions not going anywhere, cities were not the top choice. “In terms of locations, it appears that coastal and country breaks are continuing to be favoured, which is unsurprising given that our recent research reveals only 5 per cent of people in the UK cite a city break as the first type of trip they are keen to take,” a spokesperson for the platform said.
12
Aug
2021
www.cityam.com
Booking.com slash 30 percent off all travel bookings in flash offeropens in new window
Staycations have quickly become one of the most popular choices for summer holidays and this sale is perfect for a last minute getaway. Whether you want to relax in a luxury hotel or looking for budget-friendly accommodation and B&Bs, there are plenty of hotels to choose from. According to research from Booking.com, 56 percent off of UK travellers are more price conscious when it comes to planning a trip. The offer also comes with free cancellation and information on cleanliness standards, making every stay stress-free.
12
Aug
2021
www.express.co.uk
Booking.com launch huge flash sale with up to 30% off hotels - and it starts tonightopens in new window
If you haven’t managed to get away this summer, now may be the perfect time to book a staycation as Booking.com are launching a huge sale for a limited-time only. The 36 hour flash sale which will be starting at 9pm tonight (12 August), sees up to 30% off hotel stays with prices starting from just £32.
12
Aug
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Barriers And Opportunities: Booking.com Research Takes A Deep Dive On LGBTQ+ Travellers’ Experiencesopens in new window
Booking.com notes that despite some positive signals, its research with LGBTQ+ travellers reveals that a substantial portion of the global population doesn’t feel like they can show up as themselves when they travel. And Booking.com makes it clear that it believes this presents the industry with a real opportunity to make the travel experience easier, more inclusive and more welcoming for LGBTQ+ travellers – and ultimately for everyone. To that end, Booking.com is announcing its Proud Hospitality training program for its accommodation partners. The core of the Travel Proud initiative and the first step for an accommodation provider to become a Proud Certified property on the Booking.com platform is a 75-minute online Proud Hospitality training session that the company has developed in partnership with HospitableMe.
11
Aug
2021
www.travelpress.com
No shoes, no problems: Leave your troubles behind in Rarotongaopens in new window
After a quick trawl through Booking.com, we’ve picked the Muri Beach Club Hotel, located on the edge of the Muri Beach lagoon, where the hotel is Adults Only and they’re not joking – the average age of the people staying there would be 65+. As someone who is politically young (Greens voter) but spiritually ancient (listens to Magic FM), I really felt like we were among our people.
09
Aug
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day With These Unique Lighthousesopens in new window
Today, August 7, is National Lighthouse Day. It's a day to celebrate the lights that guide us home and the historic importance of lighthouses and their keepers, who not only guided ships into harbor but also played key roles in naval battles across the globe. Check out these incredible lighthouses across the globe as well as recommendations on the best places to stay near them, courtesy of Booking.com.
07
Aug
2021
www.travelpulse.com
Bloomberg Green: Taking the Carbon Out of Travelopens in new window
At the height of summer, we answer the question that all the climate-conscious are looking to solve: how to make your vacation green. So from the EU's plan to incentivize train travel, to Elon Musk's dreams of a Hyperloop, here's the practical solutions as well as the technologies of the future to make travel better for the planet. Plus: we speak to the CEO of Neste about how to make jet fuel out of chip fat and Booking.com's director of sustainability about the lessons learned from the pandemic.
06
Aug
2021
www.bloomberg.com
Say cheers to these European destinations that offer some of the best beers!opens in new window
International Beer Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of August ( August 6 this year) as a time to come together with friends and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into one of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverages. From ancient beer cellars in the Czech Republic to Bavarian beer halls in Germany, this brew is celebrated all over the world. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world as it becomes safe to do so again, including the 20% of Indian travellers who are likely to have a foodie experience in 2021, i.e. eat at an exclusive restaurant or go on a food tour, Booking.com has curated a list of five of the most beer- smitten European cities endorsed by global travellers.
06
Aug
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
NEARLY 70% OF LGBT+ TRAVELLERS 'CONSIDER SAFETY' BEFORE BOOKINGopens in new window
More than half (55%) of LGBT+ travellers also reported having “less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences” at their accommodation during a trip. To help improve situations for LGBT+ travellers, Booking.com has launched its Proud Hospitality programme – aiming to help its accommodation partners deliver “more inclusive” experiences.
06
Aug
2021
www.ttgmedia.com
Booking revenue triples on travel demand boost from U.S., Europeopens in new window
Pandemic fears are driving people away from crowded hotels to alternative accommodations such as home stays, adding nearly one-fourth of the listings on the Booking.com platform were for such accommodations at the end of the quarter. "People are looking at alternative accommodation more than they did in the past. Going forward, that will continue," Chief Executive Officer Glenn Fogel told Reuters.
05
Aug
2021
www.reuters.com
Indians keen on taking a trip to Russia & Maldivesopens in new window
With restrictions finally starting to ease in India and other parts of the world, it’s no wonder travellers are looking to escape their lockdown surroundings. Travellers are looking for an escape from their normal lives and others are looking forward to some time away with family and friends after being apart for so long. Booking.com, shares a list of the top searched domestic and international destinations by Indian travellers in the month of August 2021.
05
Aug
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Looking for a dog friendly hotel for you and your pooch? Call off the search – we've found 13 that you'll both absolutely loveopens in new window
So, for those of us with four-legged pals, consider your holiday well and truly catered to; there are some amazing places around the UK where pets are very much welcome (sometimes even preferred). Hotel Cafe Royal in Mayfair, London, is one of Booking.com’s top picks in general - never mind for the fact they take pets. At no extra cost, you can bring your pup and enjoy everything London - and this stunning hotel - has to offer.
04
Aug
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Booking.com survey takes pulse of LGBTQ+ travelersopens in new window
Digital travel platform Booking.com has released new research revealing that half of LGBTQ+ travelers have experienced some form of discrimination when traveling. Conducted with 3,052 LGBTQ+ travelers across three continents, the new study shines a light on attitudes, concerns and travel preferences, as well as past stay experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future.
03
Aug
2021
www.hotelbusiness.com
Bucket List These Lesser-Known Road Trip Destinations to Explore With Your Squad This Friendship Dayopens in new window
As an ode to Friendship Day, Booking.com has curated a list of road trips to lesser-known destinations perfect for you and your gang. Take your masks, create your favorite playlist, and hit the road for a fun and memorable road trip with your friends, when it is safe to do so!
31
Jul
2021
www.india.com
Easy Yet Impactful Ways To Make Your Future Travels More Sustainableopens in new window
In Booking.com’s most recent study on sustainability, more than half of the respondents feel that there are simply not enough sustainable options available. Gybels explained that this notion may be because some accommodations don’t communicate their sustainability efforts to guests. For example, while three out of four accommodation partners say they have implemented sustainable steps at their property, only one-third (31%) actively communicate about their efforts proactively to potential guests, indicating that significant challenges remain to making sustainability information easy to access for travelers at earlier stages of the booking process.
28
Jul
2021
www.clozette.co
As COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, sustainability is top of mind for travellersopens in new window
There’s no doubt that demand for environmentally conscious travel will continue to grow, with Booking.com reporting that already 83 per cent of global travellers think sustainable travel is vital, while 49 per cent think that there aren’t enough sustainable travel options available.
20
Jul
2021
www.theglobeandmail.com
TRAVEL NEWS - LIVE: VACCINATED TRAVELLERS HEAD OFF FOR EUROPE AMID NEW QUARANTINE EXEMPTION RULESopens in new window
According to research from booking.com, 47 per cent of Brits say confusion about the constantly changing status of countries makes it very unlikely that they will holiday abroad this year, with staycations appearing to be front of mind for most travellers. All of the top 10 most searched for destinations for summer are now based in the UK, which is over twice as many as 2020.
20
Jul
2021
www.independent.co.uk
Sustainable travel? Miles to go to make it easier for everyone to travel more sustainablyopens in new window
In perhaps one of the most succinct descriptions of Sustainable Travel, Marianne Gybels, Director of Sustainability, Booking.com, says that it is all about keeping destinations happy and healthy and leaving the places we visit better than how we found them. In a conversation with ETTravelWorld, Gybels explains what sustainability means to the travel company and why it is important.
19
Jul
2021
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
GO NZ: Cycling Hokitika's West Coast Wilderness trail, plus wet weather activitiesopens in new window
Hokitika was recently voted Booking.com's Most Welcoming Towns in their Traveller Review Awards.
17
Jul
2021
www.nzherald.co.nz
You Can Have a Sleepover in a Real-life Ice Cream Truckopens in new window
Ice cream lovers, now's your chance to satisfy your sweet tooth in the best popsicle way. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 18, Booking.com is offering fans the ultimate "Sundae Funday" promotion. The booking website is outfitting a real-life and fully functional ice cream truck for two lucky ice cream lovers to enjoy a sleepover in. The decked out truck will be located in Union Square Park in New York City. The lucky people who win the "gelato-ry" will be given an overnight stay in the truck as well as a very sweet itinerary of ice cream-themed things to do during the stay, including a downtown Manhattan ice cream shop walking tour, tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream, and more.
16
Jul
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
Flights are cheap but car hire is SKY-HIGH: Computer chip shortage means rental firms don't have enough cars for holidaymakers and are hiking pricesopens in new window
If you are hoping to rent a car this summer, our advice is not to leave it until the last minute and book earlier on if you can - the vast majority of car rentals with Booking.com can be cancelled up to 24 hours of pick-up, providing travellers with the much needed flexibility and reassurance they currently need.
15
Jul
2021
www.thisismoney.co.uk
Booking.com Marks National Ice Cream Day With Overnight Stays In An Ice Cream Truckopens in new window
Imagine celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 18, not only by eating a scoop or two but by staying somewhere that looks really sweet. It would involve spending the night inside an ice cream truck. Booking.com is making such an overnight stay possible. The booking website is offering two separate stays within an ice cream truck parked in New York City’s Union Square during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18. The lucky people who obtain these bookings will sleep inside a secured and fully-functioning ice cream truck. (Don’t worry; the ice cream is all for them. And the truck will remain off-duty.)
15
Jul
2021
www.forbes.com
How Many Days in Santorini Do You Need?opens in new window
Hotels – Booking.com has the best inventory of properties and with their Genius tier, you can save even more money.
15
Jul
2021
goingawesomeplaces.com
Destinations That You Should Visit Next, According to Your Zodiac Signopens in new window
To help travellers address the “where to next”, Booking.com has curated a list of Indian destinations endorsed by Indian travellers and matched these insights with the typical characteristics of the astrology signs. Meaning when the time is right to travel again, these destinations are written in the stars to fulfil our zodiac travel desire.
14
Jul
2021
www.india.com
7 cycling destinations around the worldopens in new window
Bicycle trips give tourists a chance to feel a sense of freedom while pedaling around in cities and among nature. Two-wheeled adventures are also regarded as a relatively safer type of travel amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, as they make less contact with others during the trip. The following destinations have been selected by online travel agency Booking.com, as the cycling destinations most endorsed among Korean travelers.
14
Jul
2021
www.koreatimes.co.kr
You Can Spend the Night in an Ice Cream Truck Through Booking.comopens in new window
There are a lot of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18. You can, of course, eat ice cream. There are even a ton of deals on ice cream to help you load up. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find a way to celebrate harder than spending the night in an ice cream truck. Booking.com is offering a couple of people an opportunity to do just that. The ice cream truck is located in New York City, and there are going to be two one-night stays up for grabs in the fully-functioning ice cream truck. (Yes, that means there is going to be ice cream involved.)
13
Jul
2021
www.thrillist.com
18 of the best beach hotels in the U.S. for families whether you're traveling with a baby, teen, grandparents, or petsopens in new window
We've stayed at many of these hotels personally and also researched ratings and reviews from trusted traveler sites like Trip Advisor and Booking.com.
13
Jul
2021
www.businessinsider.com
The big shift in travel: Trends in 2021 for Indian travellersopens in new window
The pandemic has impacted the way people approach travel-related decisions, aspects of which are likely to last for some time. Enhanced transparency around health and safety top the list. A survey by Booking.com on the future of travel shows that 77 per cent of Indians mentioned they would only book accommodations if it was clear what health and hygiene policies a destination had in place, with 71 per cent saying they would avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns.
12
Jul
2021
www.indiatoday.in
Booking.com CEO: "We've had good success buying companies in Israel and we will continue to look out there"opens in new window
Glenn Fogel, President and CEO at Booking Holdings and CEO at Booking.com, spoke at Calcalist's E-commerce 360 conference organized in partnership with Phoenix Insurance about the way Covid-19 will affect travel even long after the pandemic will be gone.
12
Jul
2021
www.calcalistech.com
Staycation in isolation: Homestays open the dooropens in new window
Sustainable Travel Report 2021 by Booking.com reveals the pandemic has influenced 88% of Indian travellers to want to travel more sustainably in the future. The report points that 74% of Indian travellers want to have authentic experiences that are representative of local cultures when they travel. Furthermore, 72% will go as far as avoiding popular destinations and attractions to ensure they aren’t contributing to overcrowding challenges and helping do their part to disperse the positive benefits of travel to less frequently visited destinations and communities.
09
Jul
2021
www.hindustantimes.com
The Five Best Five Star Covid-19 Isolation Hotels in New Zealandopens in new window
We’ve gathered the best Covid-19 isolation hotels together and listed them in order of rating based on Booking.com reviews. Four out of the five are based in Auckland, while one is in Wellington. The list has been done in descending order because I’m not here to titillate you with some sort of grand finale. Besides, they’re all incredible in their own unique way.
08
Jul
2021
m2now.com
STUDY: MOST AUSSIE TRAVELLERS CRAVE DEEPER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES WITHIN THEIR NATIVE LANDopens in new window
The time off international travel has many reflecting on what they have missed most about travelling further afield, and the vital role local culture plays in the overall holiday experience. Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report explores attitudes not only towards environmental, but also cultural sustainability and the importance of conserving cultural beliefs, practices and heritage – particularly when it comes to exploring the world beyond our own borders.
08
Jul
2021
www.travelweekly.com.au
You Can Have A Once-In-A-Lifetime Sleepover Inside Of An Ice Cream Truck In NYCopens in new window
From the same company that brought you the opportunity to sleepover in Monica & Rachel’s apartment, now you can experience an even sweeter slumber party inside of an ice cream truck! In honor of National Ice Cream Day (July 18), Booking.com is giving a few lucky winners a fantastical overnight stay inside an adorable—and might we add fully-functioning—ice cream truck!
08
Jul
2021
secretnyc.co
You Can Stay Overnight in an Ice Cream Truck, Because Summer Dreams Do Come Trueopens in new window
To celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18, two pairs of travelers will get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — staying overnight in a decked out ice cream truck. Yes, really. Booking.com created what they call an “ice cream lover’s paradise” in the back of a totally-customized ice cream truck. It’s a fully-functioning dessert delivery service parked in New York City’s Union Square and it’s stuffed to the brim with sweet, melty fun including a stocked-up ice cream fridge, a milkshake-making station, and an all-you-can-eat toppings bar.
08
Jul
2021
www.apartmenttherapy.com
Lucky Football Fans Can Spend The Night At Wembley Stadium For EURO 2020 Finalopens in new window
Football fanatics can now win the chance to have the best seat in the house at the UEFA EURO 2020 final, as Booking.com is giving fans the chance to stay overnight INSIDE Wembley Stadium. The plush Stadium Suite, which overlooks the venue's hallowed turf, contains a huge double bed and is filled with football themed soft furnishings. A private balcony will give the lucky fans the chance to avoid crowds and watch Italy and England battle it out at Sunday’s final from the best seats in the house. The guests will then stay over in the stadium post-match before waking up to breakfast pitch-side as well as the chance to freshen up in the players changing room the next day.
08
Jul
2021
www.msn.com
#WorldChocolateDay: Indulge in the local cocoa experience across Indiaopens in new window
It's that time of the year when chocoholics get ready to immerse in a truly guilt-free indulgence. World Chocolate Day, which is observed on July 7th, is all about celebrating a delicious, versatile and irreplaceable treat - chocolate! Chocolate starts out as a nib, which is found in a cocoa bean that grows in pods on cocoa trees. The cocoa bean at the core is hard, tasteless and inedible. It becomes the basis for chocolate only after fermenting and roasting. This is how the journey of all chocolate begins. To celebrate the sweetest day of the year, Booking.com has curated a list of destinations across India that produce local cocoa.
07
Jul
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
ROOM WITH A VIEW…. BOOKING.COM UNVEILS THE STADIUM SUITEopens in new window
Booking.com has just unveiled its Stadium Suite at Wembley Stadium! Two lucky winners will stay in the plush suite for the Semi Final and Final of UEFA EURO 2020. Every football fan’s dream destination… Booking.com gives lucky competition winners the chance to stay overnight INSIDE Wembley Stadium, providing the ultimate overnight football experience, Booking.com’s ‘Stadium Suite’ overlooks the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, home to the UEFA EURO 2020 Semi Finals and Final
07
Jul
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
International Bikini Day: Get a perfect tan in these lesser-explored beaches of Indiaopens in new window
Today is International Bikini Day, which marks the anniversary of when the bikini was invented by French designer Louis Réard, which holds a deep cultural significance in history. It is believed the two-piece attire was invented in 1946 to match the liberated mood of Europeans who celebrated a war-free summer post World War II. As such, on this occasion, digital travel company Booking.com brings you this list of unexplored Indian beaches you can visit to get that perfect bikini tan, when it is safe to travel.
05
Jul
2021
indianexpress.com
5 sustainable hotels to check into in 2021opens in new window
With new research from Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report finding that up to 36 per cent of travellers made more sustainable choices when travelling over the past 12 months, we couldn't think of a better time to bring you five of our favourite hotels that are working to care for the environment while offering a stylish place to escape. The research also found that 43 per cent of those making more ethical choices said the pandemic had made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. Furthermore, when it comes to accommodation, 64 per cent of them say they want to stay somewhere more eco-conscious in the upcoming year.
01
Jul
2021
www.msn.com
12 Ways to Plan a Spontaneous Trip Without Going Brokeopens in new window
Perez logs onto Booking.com where she says she finds great deals with straightforward cancellation policies and “awesome deals.” “I can snag a last-minute deal without thinking twice, knowing I have the opportunity to cancel up until the day before check in,” Perez says.
30
Jun
2021
www.rd.com
Best hotels in Parisopens in new window
The most visited city in the world’s most visited country has room to experiment when it comes to hotels — with everything from industrial-chic in up-and-coming arrondissements to the grandest of grande dames
29
Jun
2021
www.thetimes.co.uk
What to Know About The Trevor Project After NFL Player Carl Nassib's $100K Donationopens in new window
On Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, 28, came out as gay, making him the first active NFL player to do so. With the announcement, Nassib donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project, explaining that he feels an "immense responsibility to help in any way [he] can." Following the news, the NFL revealed on social media that they would match Nassib's $100,000 donation. Other individuals and companies have since followed suit, including Booking.com, which matched the donation, as well as Penn State University's Head Football Coach James Franklin, who announced he would be making a $10,000 donation on behalf of his former player.
25
Jun
2021
people.com
Sustainable tourism: Why you might already be doing 'green travel' and not know itopens in new window
Research by Booking.com shows that many travellers feel anxious about climate change and are prepared to take more responsibility in their travel choices so future generations might enjoy the same pleasures of travel. The 2021 Sustainable Travel Report discovered that 72 per cent of Australian travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 63 per cent saying they will avoid popular destinations and attractions to disperse the benefits of travel, while 72 per cent want to stay in sustainable accommodation and 69 per cent would like to use more environmentally friendly modes of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport and 43 per cent think there are not enough sustainable options.
24
Jun
2021
www.traveller.com.au
WHERE TO GO NOW: SUSTAINABLE STAYS FROM BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Awareness of how we’re travelling, and the subsequent impact it has, is continuing to grow with the ‘pandemic effect’ further encouraging travellers to opt for more sustainable measures. In fact, Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2021 has found that 43% of UK travellers say the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future, whilst 64% say they want to stay in a sustainable accommodation in the upcoming year. The latter has actually seen a notable increase from previous years, from 44% in 2016, and 50% in 2020, prior to the pandemic.
24
Jun
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Travel can only fully recover if we work togetheropens in new window
For travel to fully recover, we must recover together. The travel industry and governments must work closely to create effective programmes that will stimulate travel, safeguard jobs and drive innovation to respond to our new reality. To achieve this, a co-ordinated effort must be undertaken in three key areas: ensuring equitable and widespread vaccine distribution, creating effective vaccine passport systems and developing consistent guidelines to encourage safe travel.
23
Jun
2021
www.fdiintelligence.com
Best hotels in Marseilleopens in new window
France’s oldest city and window on to the Mediterranean has a small but bold choice of top hotels, with many exciting new openings in the past decade
22
Jun
2021
www.thetimes.co.uk
How to find more eco-friendly and sustainable accommodationopens in new window
There are a few things that will change in the world of travel once the borders open, and one of those will be an increase in travelers' awareness of sustainability. A recent study by Booking.com found that according to 61 percent of respondents, the pandemic has encouraged them to travel more sustainably in the future. The Sustainable Travel Report also found 31 percent of Kiwi travellers weren't even aware that sustainable properties exist and 27 percent weren't sure where to find them.
22
Jun
2021
www.msn.com
Yoga meets travel: Places that are home to different styles of yogaopens in new window
After being locked at home for several months many might choose holidays that bring a sense of calm and rejuvenation to their souls. To celebrate International Day of Yoga, Booking.com has curated a list of Indian destinations where different yoga practices originated or were popularised. As it becomes safe to travel once again, one can visit these destinations to truly experience this practice right at the heart of its existence. No matter what form of yoga you are interested in learning, you’ll find a place to do so in India.
21
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Need a break? US TOO. These are the Australian farmstays we're escaping to this winter.opens in new window
Luckily for those people in need of a break, there are absolutely bucket loads of options on booking.com - and we've rounded up the best of the best so you can kick back in your farmstay ASAP.
19
Jun
2021
www.mamamia.com.au
Mel C's joy as Spice Girls fans rescue her priceless memorabilia from eBay saleopens in new window
This year also marks 25 years since England last played Scotland in the Euros, (which ended 2-0 to England) and football fan Mel is heading to Wembley to watch the match tonight. The singer will be at the game with Scotland fan Lorraine Kelly in support of the #RivalsReUnited by Booking.com. Stats by the the travel site have revealed that more than nine in ten England supporters (96%) have something good to say about Scotland and its people whilst over three quarters of (78%) Scotland fans can think of positive things to say about England and its people. "There is definitely going to be some friendly banter and that’s why it’s so nice to be invited on this campaign," said Mel.
18
Jun
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Love is Love: Celebrate Pride in Queenstown this winteropens in new window
Feel the love for your authentic self, for each other, and for beautiful Queenstown as you fly yourself across the Tasman to celebrate at Winter Pride, where Booking.com has announced it will be a platinum sponsor. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world and more than 28 million accommodation listings in more than 153,000 destinations worldwide, Booking.com says it is committed to help LGBTIQ+ travellers and their allies everywhere make the most of their pride-inspired travels.
18
Jun
2021
karryon.com.au
9 Best Places to Book Summer Travelopens in new window
Booking.com is more than hotels! Whether you're looking for an apartment, resort, cabin or private home, it's all there, so long as you know what to look for. And trust us, there's a lot to search through. With more than 774,874 apartments, 17,678 resorts, 387,467 villas, 30,584 cabins and 781,245 hotels, there's no limit to booking your dream vacation. To top it all off, Booking.com also has an exceptional community of like-minded travelers who can connect about their upcoming trips, ask location-specific questions and, of course, share their top traveling tips.
17
Jun
2021
www.newsweek.com
Doc Holiday: How can I find fun for my son?opens in new window
Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report has revealed 51 per cent of the 29,000 surveyed believe the pandemic has influenced them to try to be more green with their travels. To make sustainable choices easier on the road, Booking.com is now showing third-party sustainability certifications and practices in place at hundreds of thousands of properties globally.
17
Jun
2021
www.escape.com.au
Getaways booked out as Delhiites head for hillsopens in new window
Most hotels in the hills or those close to the capital are sold out for the coming weekend. Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager (South Asia), Booking.com, disclosed, “We are seeing an increase in consumers wanting a safe vacation. Based on recent data, some of the most searched Indian destinations, besides New Delhi and Gurgaon, for the weekend of June 19-20 are Manali, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Shimla and Mussoorie.”
16
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
10 of the best hotels in Santa Barbara whether you're on a budget or want to splurge on a celebrity favoriteopens in new window
Each has a Trip Advisor rating of "Very Good" or above with a substantial number of recent positive reviews and is highly rated on other trusted traveler platforms like Booking.com.
16
Jun
2021
www.businessinsider.com
Intrepid Travel’s Overtourism Antidote for Europe Focuses on Hyperlocal and Remoteopens in new window
The latest sign of this consumer lean in towards green is in Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, released this month and surveying over 29,000 travelers in 30 countries — in it, 46 percent of U.S. travelers said that the pandemic had pushed them to want to travel more sustainably in the future.
16
Jun
2021
skift.com
I tried to book a UK holiday for this summer – this is where £1,000 can take youopens in new window
On Booking.com, The Oaksmere Hotel, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, is a beacon of hope – it looks genuinely inviting, with stylish bedrooms and multiple dining options, including a cocktail bar and garden terrace.
15
Jun
2021
www.msn.com
Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Reportopens in new window
New research released today from Booking.com, containing insights gathered from more than 29,000 travelers across 30 countries, suggests that the pandemic has been the tipping point for travelers to finally commit to their own sustainable journey, with 72% of global travelers believing people have to act now to save the planet for future generations.
14
Jun
2021
drifttravel.com
Globally people spent 86% more time on travel apps; India’s railway booking app among top installs listopens in new window
Consumers worldwide spent 86% more time on travel and navigation apps like Uber, Google Maps, and travel agency website Booking.com in April, compared to the same period last year, a trend that shows people are looking forward to start travelling again.
14
Jun
2021
www.thehindu.com
Eager to travel, Americans book Sun Belt beach, city stays as pandemic fadesopens in new window
New Booking.com research shows that Americans are looking to get away this summer, and more specifically, a majority (62%) say they are optimistic they’ll get to the beach when it is safe again to do so,” said Leslie Cafferty, senior vice president and head of global communications at Booking Holdings.
13
Jun
2021
www.cnbc.com
Michael Owen gives Harry Kane "guarantee" amid transfer speculationopens in new window
Owen discussed Kane's future as new research commissioned by Booking.com, the official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™, found that fans are more friends than rivals, as over three quarters (77%) of England fans say that watching in stadia alongside rival fans is the best part of live football.
11
Jun
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
New Report Reveals Global Desire for Sustainable Travelopens in new window
Booking.com has released its 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, surveying almost 30,000 individuals across thirty different countries about their perspectives on sustainable travel. More travelers than ever will actively search out sustainable accommodations; a staggering 81 percent of global respondents said they’d stay in a sustainable accommodation at least once this year as opposed to last year’s 74 percent, the largest year-to-year jump in the past five years. Back in 2016, the number was 62 percent.
09
Jun
2021
www.travelpulse.com
Phil Foden warned doing well at Euro 2020 could change his life off the pitchopens in new window
Owen – who was talking as new research commissioned by Booking.com, the official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner of Euro 2020, showed 61 per cent of England football fans would rather see their main rivals Germany win the Euros than skip their next holiday – also believes the hype around Foden is justified.
09
Jun
2021
www.heraldscotland.com
'Loki' Filming Locations: The TVA Building is a Real Hotel That Marvel Has Used Beforeopens in new window
As well as providing an interesting location for TV and film, the Marquis is a working hotel that Marvel fans can stay in. Viewers who want to stay in the TVA offices can book one of over 1,600 rooms at the hotel, with prices starting at around $190 per night, according to Booking.com.
09
Jun
2021
www.newsweek.com
A Beginner's Guide to Working from Wherever You Wantopens in new window
When you are ready to fully commit to life on the road, look for month-to-month accommodations for more flexibility. Websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com have long-term options (you may even get a discount if staying for a long period of time), though it’s also possible to work with local real estate agents for a short-term rental.
08
Jun
2021
www.cntraveler.com
Staycation destinations with pools and hot tubs you can book in Julyopens in new window
A section of the property’s advert on Booking.com says : “Nett's Coastal Escape is a lovely first floor apartment situated in the village of Filey, North Yorkshire. Hosting one king-size double bedroom, and a bathroom, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside you will also find an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. To the outside is off-road parking for one car, and communal lawned grounds with lakes, picnic areas and barbecues.”
04
Jun
2021
www.birminghammail.co.uk
Indians most keen to travel sustainably in future, says Global Sustainable Surveyopens in new window
As new-age travellers get conscious about protecting local communities, environment and biodiversity, Booking.Com’s survey also showed 49% travellers want to recycle more, 42% focus on reducing food wastage, 34% prefer to ditch private vehicles to take public transport, while 33% avoid single use plastic.
04
Jun
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Travel even if you have trouble getting aroundopens in new window
I look online for hotel rooms on the ground floor, or a hotel with an elevator. Typically, I will use Booking.com, because it has a feature that allows you to select only hotels that offer accessible rooms. I always email the hotel directly myself before arriving as a backup.
02
Jun
2021
www.dailynews.com
Log cabin with a hot tub Scotland: 10 lodges with a hot tub you can hire for a luxury Scottish staycationopens in new window
Fancy escaping to a cosy log cabin in Scotland and relaxing in the hot tub? Of course you do. Whether they’re up in the rugged Scottish Highlands, or beside a peaceful loch, there’s no better place for a relaxing Scottish staycation. We’ve found a selection of the best ones currently available on Booking.com
02
Jun
2021
www.scotsman.com
7 travel deals to take advantage of this Memorial Day 2021opens in new window
Booking.com is another convenient site you can use to find hotels, flights, rental cars and even attractions for less. Here, you'll find 15% price cuts on local and global trips to places such as New York, Houston and Boston.
27
May
2021
eu.usatoday.com
FABULOUS STAYS WORTH DOUZE POINTS FOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST LOVERSopens in new window
While we might not be able to travel to our favourite destinations just yet, the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is opening up Europe to everyone again. For Eurovision-wanderlust, when it’s safe to travel again, Booking.com, the Official Travel Partner of Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has compiled a list of destinations and accommodations inspired by some of this year’s most catchy songs to further excite fans across Europe ahead of the highly anticipated song contest.
22
May
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
How has the pandemic changed the travel, tourism and hospitality industry?opens in new window
Awareness of sustainable travel: The world has seen the positive environmental impacts of travel ban and quarantine. As the hospitality sector is adjusting to Covid-19 safety measures for travellers, sustainability leads the way in persuading their choices. As per Booking.com’s Future of Travel research findings, as much as 70% of Indian travellers want to travel more sustainably in 2021.
21
May
2021
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
9 Friends-Inspired Experiences You Can Participate In Ahead Of The Reunion Specialopens in new window
Thanks to Booking.com and The Friends Experience, you and your BFF could spend the night hanging out in Monica and Rachel’s living room, playing foosball in Joey and Chandler’s apartment, and catching up on the Central Perk couch. Starting May 21, you can book a sleepover in the Friends pop-up in NYC for only $19.94 (an homage to the year the show premiered). You’ll have access to the different sets for tons of Insta pics and moments to recreate your fave scenes from the series.
21
May
2021
www.elitedaily.com
Aussie European Travel Dreams Come True Through Eurovision Song Contest 2021opens in new window
Booking.com, the Official Travel Partner of Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has partnered with Dami Im to celebrate what we love most about the European spectacle from down under. The Australian Eurovision Song Contest legend is sharing her love for European travel by hosting a Dutch themed ‘Eurovision Song Contest Sleepover’ and calling on Aussies to get involved and celebrate our ‘friendly rivals’ that we miss in Europe.
19
May
2021
www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au
Book Monica's apartment from 'Friends' for an overnight stayopens in new window
Staying in the apartments of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross are a longtime dream for “Friends” fans -- and now, they might actually get that chance. Booking.com and Superfly X are partnering to offer two overnight stays at the “FRIENDS Experience” in New York City. The experience is an immersive pop-up that brings people into the world of the iconic television show with two stories and 18 rooms’ worth of interactive elements, set recreations, props and merchandise.
17
May
2021
www.goodmorningamerica.com
What does it mean to travel sustainably in 2021?opens in new window
Booking.com’s 2019 Sustainable Travel Report, for example, found that 70% of global travellers would be more likely to book accommodation knowing it was eco-friendly.
14
May
2021
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk
Conscious Travel Can Be The Biggest Wealth Creatoropens in new window
Consumers, travellers and hosts alike are glaringly aware of the alarming effects of climate change and global warming and are constantly on the lookout for ways to help. The Sustainable Travel Report by Booking.com revealed that 72% of travellers believed that steps towards a greener way of travelling need to be taken now.
13
May
2021
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Butlin's availability for 2021 as 'staycations' expected to be hugely popularopens in new window
If you don't fancy self catering or fancy a city break then Booking.com has rounded up some of the best hotel deals for the summer, you can book attractions and car rental too.
12
May
2021
www.somersetlive.co.uk
You Could Spend the Night in This “Friends”-Styled Apartment for Under $20opens in new window
On May 21, you could be one of the lucky “Friends” fans to book an overnight stay at “The Friends Experience” for $19.94, in honor of the year the hit show premiered on NBC. Hosted by Booking.com in partnership with Superfly X, you’ll be spending the night in the immersive space in New York City, filled with interactive experiences and photo ops from the show.
12
May
2021
www.apartmenttherapy.com
You can now book an NYC sleepover in the apartment from Friendsopens in new window
If you've ever been jealous of how cool (and big) Monica and Rachel's apartment was in Friends, now's your chance to actually stay there (well, sort of). The Friends Experience, the 18-room pop-up exhibit with all the iconic props and recreated scenes from the show, is now taking reservations (for two) on Booking.com. Superfly X and Booking.com are making the experience bookable for two overnight stays for only $19.94 per night in honor of the year the show premiered.
12
May
2021
www.timeout.com
Here’s Your Chance to Spend the Night in Iconic Sets From 'Friends'opens in new window
You and your Friends have missed a lot in the last year, but you know that they'll always be there for you. This is why you should celebrate your friendship (and possibly your first in-person interaction since 2020) by enjoying a special sleepover at The Friends Experience in New York City. Could you be any more excited? Booking.com has partnered with Superfly X to help a few lucky fans celebrate with an iconic experience to make up for all the time you and your friends may have lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friends Experience is an immersive, two-story space that is filled with interactive experiences inspired by the popular 90s sitcom Friends, including set recreations with original props and costumes, limited-edition merchandise, and fun activities based on key moments from the show.
12
May
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
You Can Now Stay in the ‘Friends’ Apartment for Just $20 Per Nightopens in new window
If you’ve watched Friends so many times that you can practically recite every “How you doin’?” reference, then we have a treat for you. Booking.com is offering fans the unique opportunity to host a sleepover in Rachel and Monica’s New York City apartment. The fake residence is currently sitting on a sound stage in NYC, and for a limited time only, it’s being transformed into an instant hotel for—drumroll, please—The Friends Experience.
12
May
2021
www.purewow.com
Travel industry hopes to rebound as pandemic declinesopens in new window
As the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, more Americans are feeling optimistic about traveling. Booking.com CEO Glenn Fogel joined CBSN to discuss the possible return of vacations.
07
May
2021
www.cbsnews.com
Booking Holdings Beats Wall Street Estimates on First Quarter Earningsopens in new window
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joined Cheddar to discuss the company's first quarter earnings report and the company's outlook on recovery for the travel industry.
07
May
2021
cheddar.com
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on Q1 earnings, travel demand outlookopens in new window
Airport passenger screenings and hotel occupancy rates have been trending upward in 2021, suggesting travel is rebounding. Booking Holdings reported first-quarter results after the bell Wednesday, beating analysts’ expectations with a smaller-than-expected loss. Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings president and CEO, joined “Squawk Box” on Thursday to discuss.
06
May
2021
www.cnbc.com
Booking.com and easyHotel offer cut-price deals as travel rules relaxedopens in new window
Latest research by the online portal shows 68 per cent feel more hopeful and optimistic about travelling in 2021 following the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. Glenn Fogel, chief executive of Booking.com, said: "This pandemic has taken a toll on so many aspects of our lives and society, including the travel industry and the myriad of businesses it comprises, and it’s been truly uplifting to see Britons’ determination to move toward a better, brighter future for all. We know recovery will take time, so we hope this 10 per cent back in travel credits can be one small piece of support.”
06
May
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
Cook Islands accommodation suitable for all types of travellersopens in new window
Kiwis are ready to dust off their passports and head to the Cook Islands, according to search data from accommodation website, Booking.com. Rarotonga shot up 15 places in the list of most searched destinations year-on-year, following the recent announcement of a travel bubble between Aotearoa and the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands have always had a wide appeal, popular with all age groups and types of traveller.
06
May
2021
www.msn.com
Kia Orana to the Cooksopens in new window
It’s an exciting time for Kiwi travellers with the announcement of a second travel bubble opening later this month to the beautiful Cook Islands, just one month after the Australia bubble opened in April. And after over a year of travel restrictions, Booking.com has new research revealing our appetite to explore the world remains undiminished. Nearly two thirds of Kiwi travellers (59%) feel more hopeful about travelling in 2021 since the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, with the bubble announcements welcome news for many keen travellers.
05
May
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Strewth! These are the most searched trans-Tasman travel bubble destinationsopens in new window
The research from Booking.com shows that despite the opening of the quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia, many New Zealanders will wait to be fully vaccinated before packing their bags and grabbing their passports, particularly those over 55. One thousand New Zealanders took part in the survey, with 60 percent of them saying they'll wait until they're vaccinated before holidaying overseas - but almost as many (59 percent) said they were more hopeful about travelling this year thanks to the vaccines. The data also shows a massive increase in the number of people searching for accommodation in the days following the announcement of the travel bubble.
30
Apr
2021
www.msn.com
The Great British Escape: Where's full, where's not, and how to secure a tripopens in new window
And it’s good news for those businesses that have put in the hard work – staycations are “at the forefront of UK travellers’ minds” according to Ryan Pearson, Regional Manager at Booking.com. “Many are opting for a staycation in light of international travel looking to remain limited for this year. Our data can actually reveal that eight out of ten of the most searched for destinations are now based in the UK, which is twice as many as 2020,” he added.
30
Apr
2021
uk.style.yahoo.com
Holidaymakers stick to staycations this summer with demand up over 200% on last year: We reveal the most popular locations for travellersopens in new window
Meanwhile, Booking.com's research has revealed an increase in travel searches since the Government's roadmap announcement on the lockdown restrictions easing. It said eight out of the top ten most searched for destinations for summer were now based in the UK, which is twice as many as 2020. Some 22 per cent of people cite a relaxing beach or spa trip as the first type of trip they will take when it's safe to do so, whilst just 5 per cent say a city break is a priority. The top domestic destinations for this year include Torquay, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Brighton and Hove and St Ives.
29
Apr
2021
www.thisismoney.co.uk
World on travel rebound in 2021, Indians looking for sustainability: Surveyopens in new window
According to a Booking.com survey, pause in global trotting has inspired 94 per cent of Indian travellers to make sustainable travel a priority in the future. As such, while 68 per cent of Indian travellers want the money they spend on travelling to go to the local community, 98 per cent want to stay in an eco-friendly accommodation at least once.
29
Apr
2021
indianexpress.com
Booking.com CMO on brand's pivot to local sights, and what comes nextopens in new window
Some of this optimism may stem from a survey the company did of more than 28,000 travelers across 28 markets to uncover what they feel most hopeful about as it becomes safe to travel again, and what support they believe the travel industry needs to get back on its feet. According to the survey, 77% of travelers went so far as stating that they would rather go on a vacation in 2021 than find true love. And 68% would prioritise traveling over success at work, preferring a vacation more than a promotion. Half the respondents feel confident that they’ll be able to hit the beach by summer 2021, and 15% say a relaxing beach or spa trip will be the first type of trip they book when it’s safe to do so.
26
Apr
2021
www.campaignlive.co.uk
A presidential suite in London for £160? Yes please! LEE BOYCE on why this could be the best year to snag a cheap luxury city break in the UKopens in new window
Meanwhile, research from Booking.com shows coastal breaks are likely to be the most sought after domestic option this summer. In fact, more than one in five say a relaxing beach or spa trip will be the first type of trip they take when it's safe to do so, whilst just 5 per cent say a city break is a priority. 'We know from our research this will especially apply to places such as Newquay and St Ives,' says Ryan Pearson, regional manager at Booking.com.
26
Apr
2021
www.dailymail.co.uk
In a post-Covid world if you want to travel more sustainably, do your homework firstopens in new window
Another poll, this one for the digital travel company Booking.com, found that 69% of the more than 20,000 respondents “expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable travel options.”
23
Apr
2021
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Just in Time for Earth Day: 7 New Sustainable (and Stylish) Hotelsopens in new window
According to recent data from Booking.com, 70% of consumers are likely to book an accommodation that they know is implementing sustainable practices. And with the alchemy of sustainable hotels in the luxury space, travelers are quickly realizing that you don’t need to sacrifice luxury for sustainability.
22
Apr
2021
www.architecturaldigest.com
Wonderful wooded staysopens in new window
With all the extra time spent indoors over the past year, Booking.com has seen a noticeable increase in endorsements from travellers using the platform for hiking (+94%), clean air (+50%) and nature (+44%). Considering this renewed passion to reconnect with the great outdoors and to mark Earth Day, here are five breathtaking wooded stays in New Zealand.
21
Apr
2021
goodmagazine.co.nz
Booking Adds Tours and Activities From Viator in Their First Partnershipopens in new window
In their first partnership in the sector, Booking and Viator announced Wednesday that thousands of Viator’s attractions, tours and activities would soon be available for travelers on Booking.com.
21
Apr
2021
skift.com
#WorldHeritageDay: Have You Visited These Historical Sites?opens in new window
Today, April 18, is World Heritage Day, or the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we consider again the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s heritage sites and built monuments. A day when we acknowledge again that our country is home to a number of fascinating and unique historical sites. Add to your own bucket list from this curation by travel brand Booking.com of sites that will gladden the heart of every traveller and history lover.
18
Apr
2021
www.femina.in
Most Britons will stay in UK this summer, government survey revealsopens in new window
A survey of 1,000 British travellers by Booking.com suggests that 64 per cent will not travel internationally until they have been vaccinated. The figure rises to 76 per cent for those aged 55-plus, all of whom should have been offered at least one jab.
15
Apr
2021
uk.style.yahoo.com
Homes are winning out over hotels for travellersopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking.com, speaks about the state of the travel and tourism industry amid the pandemic
15
Apr
2021
nationalpost.com
As vaccine access accelerates, appetite for travel in 2021 growsopens in new window
New research from digital travel leader Booking.com reveals that even after months of restrictions, our appetite to explore the world remains undiminished.
15
Apr
2021
www.wsaw.com
Confidence soars in international travel, providing Covid-19 vaccinations keep upopens in new window
Over half of New Zealanders are hoping to take an international holiday this year a consumer confidence survey has revealed, but only once they've been vaccinated. The survey, commissioned by accommodation listings website Booking.com, shows that there's still hunger for travel - but most Kiwis say they will put off plans until they are fully vaccinated. 60 per cent of New Zealanders say they are willing to delay travel plans until they are fully vaccinated.
13
Apr
2021
www.nzherald.co.nz
Top UK summer holiday destinations that are booking up fastopens in new window
While international travel might not be an option just yet, as Booking.com's research uncovered that 64 per cent of Brits say they won't travel internationally until they have been vaccinated, staycations are once again on the rise as they were last year. According to Booking.com, these are the top ten UK destinations to check out this year, and, with over a third of Brits having banked more annual leave, these staycations can be longer than ever!
12
Apr
2021
www.hellomagazine.com
77% of Hongkongers would prefer a faraway vacation over finding true loveopens in new window
Booking.com has revealed the results of a new travel survey that reveals just how badly Hongkongers are aching to vacation once again. When it comes to post-pandemic priorities, 77% of Hong Kong travelers admitted they would rather go on vacation in 2021 than find true love, while 68% would pick travelling over success at work. It seems that promotion can wait.
12
Apr
2021
www.chinatravelnews.com
Schedule travel plans now before demand picks up and prices rise: Booking.com CEOopens in new window
Despite knowing that the pandemic finish line hasn’t been reached just yet, 72 per cent of Canadian travellers feel more hopeful about travelling in 2021. Glenn Fogel, president and CEO of Booking Holdings and CEO of Booking.com, joins BNN Bloomberg to dig into this.
12
Apr
2021
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Waiheke Island’s siren-like allureopens in new window
I bookended my Waiheke sortie with a pampered stay at the watery embrace of The Hilton Auckland, which I secured through Booking.com Boasting stylish rooms and suites in an idyllic location at the end of Princes Wharf, with sweeping harbour views, enjoy luxury dining at FISH restaurant, and inviting cocktails at the elegant Bellini Bar. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences may be, stake out great-value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, at https://www.booking.com.
10
Apr
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Best New Zealand hotspots to visit when the borders openopens in new window
The small seaside town of Russell was one of the most searched places by New Zealanders last year, as they travelled domestically instead of overseas, according to Booking.com. Full of historic buildings, including New Zealand’s oldest church, restaurants and art galleries, you can also go out on game fishing boats, and catch a day cruise from here to the Bay of Islands. There are large populations of Kiwi which you can spot if you walk around the nearby Orongo Bay.
09
Apr
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
For One Glorious Summer, Americans Will Vacation Like the Frenchopens in new window
This summer, the stars seem to be aligning for vaxxed-up Americans to go PTO wild. After a year in which everyone was cooped up indoors, domestic-travel bookings are going bonkers as people put in their day-off requests and get pumped for some sort of normalcy. It might have taken a global pandemic, but Americans for once seem poised to summer like the Europeans do—that is, if our bosses will let us. The roots of what may bloom this summer have been growing all throughout the pandemic. “The pent-up demand is a fire hose that is trying to burst through,” Glenn Fogel, the CEO of Booking.com, told me when I asked about his expectations for post-pandemic travel.
08
Apr
2021
www.theatlantic.com
Trans-Tasman bubble: The real cost of a trip to Australia opens in new window
A quick search on Booking.com found that a couple could expect to pay at least $518 for a seven-night hotel stay in Sydney, April 19-26. If you are happy to stay at a backpackers lodge, you could keep your accommodation budget under $400, with twin rooms starting from $384 and dorms costing significantly less. If five-star hotels are more your style, expect to pay upwards of $1700 for a week’s stay.
08
Apr
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Nine places to explore when the trans-Tasman travel bubble kicks offopens in new window
The long-awaited trans-Tasman travel bubble is set to kick off on April 19, giving Australians the chance to holiday overseas for the first time in more than a year. And as excited holidaymakers get ready to pack their bags, experts at Booking.com have released nine hidden New Zealand gems travellers should add to their travel itinerary. From coastal escapes to mountain trails and sprawling ski fields, here is a list of stunning towns to explore and sites to see to quench your wanderlust.
06
Apr
2021
www.msn.com
Booking Holdings CEO says Americans are ready to travelopens in new window
CNBC’s Seema Mody breaks down the return to traveling as more Americans get vaccinated with Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel.
05
Apr
2021
www.cnbc.com
Booking.com’s CEO sees a summer rebound for travel, but ‘a long road ahead’ for recoveryopens in new window
“As we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel, we encourage all those across the travel category as well as state, local, and federal governments to come together and implement solutions to revive and support travel,” Fogel says. “We know recovery will take time, and we know it will take the entire industry and governments working together to get travel back on its feet.”
05
Apr
2021
fortune.com
Booking.com Provides New Incentive for Travelers as Economy Reopensopens in new window
Booking.com hopes to excite travelers even more by announcing it will provide $50 post-stay promotional travel credits to Americans ready to begin exploring, whether that's close to home or venturing further. Glenn Fogel, CEO of Bookings Holdings and Booking.com, elaborates on the new promotion and elaborates on what he expects to see in the industry in 2021.
05
Apr
2021
cheddar.com
Ancient Indian Churches Inspire an Easter Sunday Getawayopens in new window
With new lockdowns being announced on a daily basis across India, it may be difficult to celebrate Easter the traditional way this year, but to keep the celebrations alive, Booking.com has curated a list of some of India’s ancient churches and cathedrals that are perfect for an Easter-inspired getaway as and when it’s safe to do so.
03
Apr
2021
www.news18.com
Covid no bar, many Chennaiites fly out for short Easter getawaysopens in new window
“We are seeing a heightened desire to travel. With travellers optimistic about making the most of long weekends, there is also an increased importance for health and safety, flexibility and diversity in experiences,”said Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia, at booking.com.
01
Apr
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The 10 best hotels in Edinburgh - according to Booking.com reviewsopens in new window
Thinking of booking a wee night away at a luxury hotel in the Capital? Then check out Booking.com’s highest rated hotels in Edinburgh.
31
Mar
2021
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com
5 quirky (but epic) stays for your next local adventureopens in new window
Head to booking.com to stumble across endless listings of sensational accommodation in every little corner of Aotearoa…
31
Mar
2021
www.remixmagazine.com
We've found a Booking.com deal that gets you 15% off your next UK city break - five-star hotels includedopens in new window
And for that, Booking.com reigns supreme as one of the best places to head. As such, it's pretty perfect timing that you can save 15% (or more) on getaway deals with our booking.com discount code right now. Don't say we don't treat you.
31
Mar
2021
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
Most popular UK holiday destinations for this summer - where to book nowopens in new window
Booking.com has revealed the most popular summer travel destinations, both in the UK and beyond. These destinations are trending, being the most searched for places by Britons.
28
Mar
2021
www.express.co.uk
Indians are headed to these destinations for a holiday weekendopens in new window
Goa emerged as the most booked destination, while New Delhi and Jaipur found themselves among the top three most booked destinations during this period. Booking.com also announced top accommodation types booked by Indian travellers travelling domestically which reveals that travellers are opting for alternative accommodations such as resorts, guesthouses and homestays, in addition to hotels.
25
Mar
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Booking.com insights on our changing destination wish-listopens in new window
It’s been one year this month since New Zealand closed its borders to international visitors and overseas travel as the pandemic shut the country to international travel indefinitely. Reflecting on the last 12 months, and what continues to be a tumultuous time for the travel industry, Booking.com has revealed last year’s top 20 most searched international destinations by Kiwis on their platform just before borders closed, as well as local spots that caught the attention of those looking to explore their own backyard.
24
Mar
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Wales' most dog-friendly places rankedopens in new window
And via Booking.com you can pick from accommodation such as holiday homes at Bodnolwyn Wen - which has many options in terms of party sizes - or something more cottagey, try Gwyllt Cottages.
23
Mar
2021
www.walesonline.co.uk
8 signs that travel is on the verge of a booming comebackopens in new window
It’s likely people are seeking travel inspiration for the year as something to look forward to once vaccinated. A Booking.com survey from October that polled more than 20,000 people around the world found that 95% of respondents were spending free time looking at travel inspiration, with 38% looking at potential destinations at least once a week.
22
Mar
2021
www.businessinsider.com
Decode the mystery as you travel through these destinations in Indiaopens in new window
While traveling to Mars will remain a mystery for quite some time, Booking.com has curated a list of places in India that are known for their own mystery. So, why not add one of these destinations to your travel bucket list for 2021 and unravel some mysteries, as it gets safe to travel again!
19
Mar
2021
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sustainable travel to grow post covid: Glenn Fogelopens in new window
Digital travel platform Booking.com said that 52% of Indians plan to travel within the country in the medium term, while 41% plan it over a year’s time. In an interview, Glenn Fogel, president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Booking Holdings and CEO, Booking.com spoke about what travel means in 2021 and how business has impacted the company.
19
Mar
2021
www.livemint.com
RBG, Kamala Harris: 10 spots frequented by iconic US womenopens in new window
Booking.com compiled a list of iconic American women and the destinations where they made history and their stories began. Booking.com research revealed that three-quarters (75%) of US female travelers won’t take travel for granted anymore and two-thirds (67%) are excited about the possibilities that traveling presents once all restrictions are lifted.
17
Mar
2021
eu.usatoday.com
Why you should book your summer vacation nowopens in new window
As worldwide travel slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, tells vacationers to beat the rush and book their summer vacations now.
17
Mar
2021
edition.cnn.com
Where to Dip Your Toes into Travel Againopens in new window
Travel leader Booking.com recently released its annual Traveller Review Award 2021, awarding 1,147,344 Awards worldwide, with more than 8,000 winners across Canada. The Traveller Review Awards serve to recognize Booking.com’s partners who have made travel experiences exceptionally memorable for travellers. Those partners’ dedication and resilience, as they managed to provide incredible travel experiences amidst a year of untold challenges for the entire industry, is unmatched. Properties in British Columbia claimed ten of the top fifty winning accommodations overall, making it one of the friendliest provinces to visit in Canada. Vancouver properties claimed 175 Awards, Whistler claimed 119, and Victoria 115.
11
Mar
2021
www.hellovancity.com
Leaders of Tomorrow | Season 9 | Booking.com & Oyoopens in new window
Leaders of Tomorrow brings you a deep-dive into the travel & tourism industry in India. In this episode, renowned business leaders, Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, - OYO India & South Asia and Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager - India, Indonesia, Maldives & Sri Lanka put the spotlight on opportunities in tourism in the new normal of travel.
10
Mar
2021
in.finance.yahoo.com
Up in the air: The future of travelopens in new window
Booking.com’s #FutureOfTravel features actors, celebrities and influencers bringing the culture of the cities and countries they have travelled to — on Instagram.
06
Mar
2021
www.hindustantimes.com
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
While travel is still mainly on pause, Booking.com research reveals that 7 in 10 women globally (58%)* are excited about the possibilities that traveling again presents whenever all travel restrictions are lifted. And 80%* of women say they won’t take travel for granted. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com is marking International Women’s Day with a list of women from all over the world who defied expectations and broke stereotypes, and the destinations where they either made history or where their stories began to inspire women all over the globe to follow in their footsteps.
06
Mar
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
Mike Yardley: Highway thrills on the Haast Passopens in new window
It’s a wonderful holiday bolt-hole, enrobed with nature’s finest. You’ll find the lodge listed on Booking.com who are right across our great backyard. Stake out great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
04
Mar
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Celebrate Women’s History Month with These Destinationsopens in new window
The hotel travel site, Booking.com is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting the places that have shaped and inspired some of the greatest women of our generation. From New York to California, here are a few must-visit destinations and the women who helped change them forever.
04
Mar
2021
theworldtravelblog.com
How the Pandemic is Introducing a New Era of ‘Safety First’ Travelersopens in new window
In response to a rise in demand from travelers wanting greater awareness of a property’s health and safety features, Booking.com now ensures properties’ safety measures (such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing) are clearly visible on the property page, so travelers can have peace of mind when booking their next trip. With over 14 million listings on Booking.com now having implemented health and safety measures, the platform is making it easier for everyone to experience the world, in the way that fits their needs. Additionally, Booking.com has introduced its Minimal Cleanliness Score Commitment to support unique accommodation partners as they commit and work to improve and maintain their cleanliness score, as determined by verified guest reviews from travelers who have booked and stayed at the property.
03
Mar
2021
drifttravel.com
Top 20 hotspots on Brits' wishlists for summer if travel restrictions liftopens in new window
The UAE city has topped a list of the 20 most searched for international spots for summer, according to data from Booking.com.
02
Mar
2021
www.mirror.co.uk
Booking CEO Sees Link of Travel Demand, Lifted Restrictionsopens in new window
Booking Holdings President and CEO Glenn Fogel speaks about travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic and increased bookings since governments have begun lifting travel restrictions.
01
Mar
2021
www.bloomberg.com
The 20 most searched for holiday destinations for summer 2021 - UK and abroadopens in new window
Travellers hoping for a summer break are making tentative plans to get away after Government's announcements on easing lockdown in England. Travel website Booking.com has reported an increase in searches since roadmaps out of Covid restrictions were revealed for England, Scotland and Wales this week.
27
Feb
2021
www.nottinghampost.com
SIX DESTINATIONS TO DISCOVER MARS ON EARTH WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
While travelling to Mars will remain a dream for quite some time, seeing the images of its breathtaking landscape reminded us that our own Blue Planet does not have to hide in its red counterpart’s shadow when it comes to out-of-this-world scenery. To celebrate this historic achievement, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in more than 153,000 destinations around the globe to curate a list of places that will transport you to Mars, without ever leaving the Earth’s orbit. So, why not add one of these destinations to your travel bucket list, to explore when it is safe again to do so?!
25
Feb
2021
vergemagazine.co.uk
The holiday destinations everyone is rushing to book post lockdownopens in new window
Ryan Pearson, regional manager at Booking.com added that there’s been a “real sense of optimism” since the roadmap was announced. “In light of the vaccine rollout and with many of us eager to experience the world once again, there is no surprise that we are seeing an increase in bookings for domestic summer getaways in particular,” Pearson added.
24
Feb
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
14 best weekend getaways and breaks in the UK, for when we're free to travel againopens in new window
In fact, recent research from Booking.com found that after the pandemic, there will be an increased demand for a quick trip as over half of UK travellers (52%) want to take shorter breaks in 2021 than they did in 2019 to minimise any disappointment if holiday plans are disrupted again.
23
Feb
2021
www.countryliving.com
Local travel no 1 choice! Indians prefer familiar destinations, holidaying with pets, shows new surveyopens in new window
The Booking.com Future of Travel research insights show that 49% of Indian travellers plan to visit new domestic destinations.Domestic travel surges! A new survey shows that nostalgia and familiar experiences entice Indian travellers, just as they now look to travelling with their furry friends, yes – their much loved pets! Booking.com has shared insights from its latest survey, which shows some interesting travel trends. A notable trend is that Indians prefer to travel to familiar places now. Clearly, safety and familiarity are becoming top priority for travellers.
18
Feb
2021
www.financialexpress.com
Highway escape on the Haast Passopens in new window
A dreamy spot to soak up the splendour of the wilderness is at Wonderland Makarora Lodge. First opened in 1959, A-frame chalets were progressively built over the decades, in addition to the camping ground, restaurant, cafe and bar. It’s a wonderful holiday bolt-hole, enrobed with nature’s finest. You’ll find the lodge listed on Booking.com who are right across our great backyard. Stake out great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
15
Feb
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Valentine’s Week travel: Here’s where Indian couples are planning to celebrate the dayopens in new window
Celebrated on February 14 every year, this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. As such, many couples have planned to make the most of the love-filled weekend. According to digital travel company Booking.com, some top domestic destinations are understood to have been booked for Valentine’s Week — between February 8 and February 15 — by Indian travellers. Of these, New Delhi, Goa and Mumbai are the top-booked domestic cities/UTs, followed by Jaipur and Bengaluru.
12
Feb
2021
indianexpress.com
Remote Workers Want to Live in Asia, But Asia Doesn't Seem to Want Them Quite Yetopens in new window
According to a global Booking.com survey of 20,000 travelers working from home during the pandemic, more than a third have considered working remotely from a different destination, Nuno Guerreiro, regional director at the site, told CNBC's Global Traveler. "From the research, we can tell that there's an appetite to remotely work from a different destination, with respondents in Asian nations such as Thailand (60%), Vietnam (52%), Singapore (50%), China (45%) and Hong Kong (39%) surpassing the global average (37%) in expressing their interest in these types of arrangements."
11
Feb
2021
www.nbcnewyork.com
Staycations most preferred this Valentine’s Day: Travel portalsopens in new window
According to Booking.com Devanahalli (Karnataka), Hampi (Karnataka), Candolim (Goa), Puducherry (Tamil Nadu) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) are the top trending destinations for Indians travelling within India as compared to the same time last year (8th to 15th February 2021). Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager, South Asia at Booking.com said, “Cola (Goa), Chikmagalur (Karnataka), Yercaud (Tamil Nadu), Mysore (Karnataka) and Neemrana (Jaipur) are the top endorsed destinations for romantic escapes by Indians travelling domestically. In addition to hotels, resorts, guesthouses and hostels are the top booked accommodation types by Indian travellers travelling domestically during Valentine’s week (8th to 15th February 2021).”
10
Feb
2021
www.msn.com
Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Locations All Over Canada You'll Definitely Want To Get Engaged Atopens in new window
Why pop the question here: According to Annie Hennessey, who manages public relations for Booking.com, you can not find a more beautiful place to propose to than at Lake Louise. "In winter, the valley is thick with snow and you can ice skate on the lake’s frozen surface before getting down on one knee," she told Narcity.
10
Feb
2021
www.narcity.com
This Ultra-Romantic Valentine’s Stay In New York Can Be Yours For $14.21opens in new window
This Valentine’s Day, online travel agent Booking.com is expressing its eternal love for the city that never sleeps by issuing a Love Letter to New York. The letter, a celebration of all the wonders Gotham has ingrained in its identity, will be brought to life with a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the first-ever overnight bookable experience in scenic landmark Bryant Park Winter Village.
09
Feb
2021
www.forbes.com
Surprise Your Crush With Midnight Ice Skating and an Overnight Stay at One of NYC’s Most Iconic Winter Villagesopens in new window
New York City is full of romance, and there's still one way for a few locals to enjoy Valentine's Day in the midst of the pandemic. Booking.com is launching a new campaign that sends love letters to destinations across the U.S., and inviting all Americans (and a few "familiar faces") to write their own inspiring love letters to their favorite cities. While we're all stuck at home and can't travel for the time being, these letters are a small way to remember these wonderful destinations until it's safe to go to them again. And the company is bringing its love letters to life for the Big Apple to kick off the campaign. This unique, overnight experience includes custom-designed accommodations in Bryant Park's Winter Village, inside the Polar Lounge.
09
Feb
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
The UK destinations to book now for your summer holidayopens in new window
Data from Booking.com shows that local travel has risen to the fore as its “easier, safer and more sustainable”. “Looking ahead, we can reveal that staying closer to home and becoming familiarists rather than tourists will continue to be at the forefront of travel agendas,” a Booking.com spokesperson tells Yahoo UK.
01
Feb
2021
au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
The Most Welcoming Destinations in Americaopens in new window
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on travel over the past 10-plus months, but much of America remains open this winter. After scouring numerous customer reviews, Booking.com has revealed the most welcoming places in the United States as part of its Traveler Review Awards for 2021.
31
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
Welcoming atmosphere earns top billing from travel agencyopens in new window
Yesterday, it was named the most welcoming town in New Zealand by Booking.com, as part of its annual guest review awards.Oamaru claimed top spot, followed by Hokitika, and Invercargill. Each town had to have at least 50 eligible accommodations to be included in the list.
29
Jan
2021
www.odt.co.nz
Are we all dreaming of a British summer holiday? Bookings surge as it looks likely that a home adventure is on the cards for most this yearopens in new window
Booking.com said its research showed that 47 per cent of people have confirmed they still plan to travel within their own country in seven to 12 months' time with 38 per cent planning to do so in the longer term.
29
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
Booking.com Traveller Review Awardsopens in new window
Booking.com has announced it will present 7,079 Traveller Review Awards to New Zealand partners, with Canterbury also receiving a coveted spot in the Top 10 Most Welcoming Regions in the world. The global awards recognise partners across 220 countries and territories who made travel experiences more memorable for travellers, whether they were booking a place to stay, rental car or airport taxi. And the Most Welcoming Countries, from Taitung County (Taiwan) and Tasmania (Australia) to Prešovský kraj (Slovakia) and Oberösterreich (Austria) to Nova Scotia (Canada) and New Zealand’s own Canterbury, reveal hospitality can be found in every corner of the globe.
28
Jan
2021
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
These are the 10 most welcoming towns and cities in the UKopens in new window
Drawing on millions of customer reviews, booking.com looked at the share of properties receiving Traveller Review Awards in 2021 to determine which UK towns and cities are the most welcoming to visitors.
28
Jan
2021
www.scotsman.com
Join This 'Bachelor' Couple in Finding New Ways to Use Your Suitcase While Dreaming About Future Travelopens in new window
It's time to pack your imagination! Join Booking.com and Arie and Lauren Luyendyk in finding new uses for your suitcase while travel remains largely restricted. Luckily, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Lauren Burnham Luyendyk, who met during ABC's 2018 season of The Bachelor, have teamed up with Booking.com for a #SuitcaseSwap to offer new uses for those bags that have been stowed away during the pandemic.
25
Jan
2021
www.travelandleisure.com
Mike Yardley: Brilliant in Bannockburnopens in new window
I arranged my stay through Booking.com who are right across our great backyard, enabling you to stake great value stays with complete flexibility and convenience, no matter your budget and preferences.
23
Jan
2021
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
The eco-friendly destinations to visit in 2021opens in new window
In fact, according to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report for 2020, 58% of the travellers surveyed said they were looking to make more sustainable choices once we can travel again and 82% identified sustainable travel as being important to them.
21
Jan
2021
ca.style.yahoo.com
Kerala ranked most welcoming region in India third year in row: What works in Kerala’s favouropens in new window
Most welcoming tourist destinations in India: Kerala ranked most welcoming region in India! Travelling portal Booking.com has announced the Traveller Review Awards 2021 and in it, the booking site has highlighted the most welcoming regions and cities in India. Even amid a raging pandemic, Kerala was ranked the most welcoming region in the country by the platform, now holding the position for the third consecutive year. Kerala was followed by Rajasthan, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The ranking took into account the hospitality and friendliness of these regions.
21
Jan
2021
www.msn.com
You're not a true Kiwi until you've... spent the weekend on Waihekeopens in new window
If you’ve even been to Waiheke, you’ll know it’s not exactly teaming with hotels – which adds to the laid-back island charm. Your best bet is always having a gander at a site such as Booking.com for a wee spot that’ll be perfect for whatever you’re up to on the island.
21
Jan
2021
www.stuff.co.nz
Niagara-on-the-Lake Tops “Most Welcoming” Places in Canada List From Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com announced it will present 8,130 Traveller Review Awards to Canadian partners, alongside over one million global partners across 220 countries and territories who made travel experiences more memorable for those booking a place to stay, a rental car or an airport taxi.
20
Jan
2021
canadiantravelnews.ca
Travel Megatrends 2025: Travel’s New Cadence Is More Deliberate, Introspective and Soulfulopens in new window
The seeds of the change were already simmering in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. In a Booking.com global survey of travelers that summer, 60 percent of respondents said they would use an app or website that recommended itineraries where tours would have a positive impact on locals. At the same time, 51 percent claimed they would change their chosen travel destination and head instead to a less-popular one if that decision would have less of an adverse environmental impact.
15
Jan
2021
skift.com
Why Acknowledging Hot Topics Or Crises Is Good For Businessopens in new window
The rapidly growing number of “conscious consumers” who weigh the environmental and social impact of their purchases is increasingly relevant to the tourism industry. A Booking.com study showed that Gen Zers consider travel’s environmental impact an important factor when making travel plans, with millennials and baby boomers likely to choose sustainable options.
15
Jan
2021
www.forbes.com
Itchy feet? Here’s what your 2021 travel plans will look likeopens in new window
Furthermore, in Booking.com’s Future of Travel Report it showed that 41 per cent of Australian travellers want to travel more sustainably in the future, with Covid-19 increasing our awareness about responsible choices. And 62 per cent expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable travel options and more than half (52 per cent) of travellers will consider reducing waste and/or recycling their plastic when traveling again.
07
Jan
2021
www.vogue.com.au
These destinations are trending for 2021opens in new window
In response to the Booking.com survey, more than half of US participants reported that lockdown inspired “a heightened desire to see even more of the world,” with 46% adding that they’d be traveling more in the future to make up for lost time.
04
Jan
2021
www.lonelyplanet.com
From Staycations to Sustainable Hotels, travel trends that will define 2021 for touristsopens in new window
People are now preferring staycations over long holidays and short distance tours over long journeys.A recent survey conducted by Booking.com has revealed that people have been taking smaller journeys, and discovering (or rediscovering) wonderful experiences closer home with ease in travel restrictions.
25
Dec
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
From 'bubble travel' to 'relaxury' - these trends will shape travel in 2021opens in new window
According to Booking.com, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel plans for 2021 is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year.
25
Dec
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
Travel shoes are on again for Xmas and New Year, Goa stealing the marchopens in new window
According to Booking.com, while Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Goa Udaipur and Alibaug are amongst the top searched domestic destinations by Indians this holiday season, offbeat destinations like Athirappilly in in Kerala and Somvarpet in Karnataka have also received a fairly high number of bookings.
24
Dec
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The Essential Travel Forecast Report 2021 (Part 3)opens in new window
Domestic travel was also one of the top five trends revealed in Booking.com’s Future of Travel report for 2021. Its ‘Familiarists not Tourists’ prediction looks at how local travel has risen to the fore – “as local travel remains easier, safer and – happily – often more sustainable’.
20
Dec
2020
www.forbes.com
Experts reveal the best time to book your 2021 holiday (and where to go)opens in new window
It seems like we’ll be making the most of not being able to travel this year by ticking off far-flung locales in 2021 - Booking.com says that 21% of people intend to travel to the other side of the world by the end of next year, while those planning a holiday will favour beach, nature and city breaks.
14
Dec
2020
www.msn.com
Indian travellers likely to choose remote working if available: Surveyopens in new window
In a recent survey by Booking.com, it indicated that Indian travellers are willing to quarantine in destinations as long as they can work remotely. Indian travellers are second on the list with 63% just after Thailand which is at 69%. Travel platforms and places to stay will prioritise showcasing home office necessities and Wi-Fi speed in an attempt to attract this new wave of digital nomads.
11
Dec
2020
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Booking Holdings CEO: People will gradually get comfortable with hotels after the pandemicopens in new window
NBC’s Seema Mody talks with Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel to break down the potential demand for travel post-vaccine during the pandemic, and what Airbnb’s IPO means for the hospitality sector.
10
Dec
2020
www.cnbc.com
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic futureopens in new window
Fogel gives his perspective on these issues and more in a wide-ranging interview at The Phocuswright Conference 2020, in conversation with PhocusWire for one of the main executive interviews at the event last month.
07
Dec
2020
www.phocuswire.com
'Like a second hippie era': The Kiwis embracing the 'work from anywhere' life amid the pandemicopens in new window
A recent Booking.com survey suggested that Kiwis are already considering working from overseas, with 44 per cent of respondents saying they would be willing to quarantine if they were able to work from abroad.
07
Dec
2020
www.stuff.co.nz
Capes WA hotspotopens in new window
Booking.com’s Future of Travel report ranked Busselton as the most searched destination in the State, with Dunsborough ranking second and Margaret River third.
04
Dec
2020
thewest.com.au
Looking to travel to pocket-friendly places within the country? Here’s your guideopens in new window
In fact, a recent report by Booking.com had revealed that 70 per cent of Indian travellers believe they will be more price-conscious when it comes to planning a trip. Keeping this in mind, the digital travel company has delved into its endorsement data to reveal the top-endorsed budget-friendly domestic destinations recommended by Indian travellers, for everyone wanting to explore an affordable holiday within the country.
04
Dec
2020
www.msn.com
The best Cyber Monday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyondopens in new window
On popular travel booking site Booking.com, users can find hotel deals, book rooms, and read reviews and ratings to help make travel plans. Now, the OTA is also making it even easier to travel for less. Cyber Monday deal: Between now and December 1, 2020 hundreds of destinations across the US will have discounted rates on the site, starting at 30% off. The deals are good for travel through December 31, 2021.
30
Nov
2020
www.businessinsider.com
Australia’s handling of coronavirus set to boost international tourism numbersopens in new window
There’s a reason why Australia is at the top of the global bucket list for international travellers now and it’s not just our pristine natural wonders. Booking.com spokesman Luke Wilson said “For Australia, like many countries in the Pacific, the impact the pandemic has had on travel has been keenly felt.” Their own research findings from 20,000 people across 28 countries found safety, in regards to COVID-19, and an eco-conscious mindset were among their top five travel predictions for the future. And that the impact of coronavirus has inspired people to not just be committed to protecting themselves, but also the places they visit.
29
Nov
2020
www.dailytelegraph.com.au
The best travel deals you can get this Cyber Monday 2020opens in new window
When it comes to travel accommodations, Booking.com is a top spot to do your research, find flights, book a rental car or even find fun attractions to visit. As part of the company’s Black Friday sale, you can save 30% through Tuesday, December 1 on reservations made all the way up until December 2021.
28
Nov
2020
eu.usatoday.com
86% Indian travellers to take more health and safety related precautions: Studyopens in new window
As travellers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that 86% Indian travellers are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future and 71% Indians opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns as per a Booking.com report.
27
Nov
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
New Zealand's best Black Friday travel deals: What to look foropens in new window
According to a survey by Booking.com 52 per cent of New Zealanders book their travel through special promotions and seasonal sales, with the November sales a key time for planning future trips.
25
Nov
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Pandemic is introducing a new era of ‘safety first’ travellers, says studyopens in new window
COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, including travel. As travellers start to rediscover the world again, it's not surprising that 86 per cent Indian travellers are planning to take more health and safety related precautions when traveling in the future and 71 per cent Indians opting to avoid certain destinations altogether due to safety concerns as per a Booking.com report. When compared with the global travel trend for avoiding destinations due to safety concerns, India ranked second globally, after Thailand.
24
Nov
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Create Meaningful Impact for the Local Community With These Travel Experiencesopens in new window
Travel has become more than just a holiday for many people. Recent research conducted by Booking.com shows that travellers are not only dreaming of their next adventure, but also the meaningful impact they want to have on the place they visit. Locally, visiting places around the country where the impact of the lack of international tourism has been most keenly felt means travellers can be assured their local tourist dollars are going to those who need it in these trying times. While the landscape of travel has dramatically changed this year, we can all reinvest our international travel budget into the domestic tourism market. Below is a list of incredible travel experiences Kiwis can have in their own backyard for a meaningful experience while having a minimal impact on the environment.
23
Nov
2020
thelastfashionbible.com
The Five Emerging Trip Types in 2021opens in new window
The global pandemic turned travellers’ plans upside down in 2020. Looking ahead to 2021, the impact of the pandemic is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year. New research from digital travel leader Booking.com reveals the five emerging trip types for 2021 to motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip (or five) to best fit their newfound travel preferences.
22
Nov
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Europe’s most inclusive companies — as ranked by employeesopens in new window
This year, the 850 companies receiving the highest total scores out of 15,000 companies assessed made the final list of Diversity Leaders. Top of the list was Biocoop, a French organic food retailer that won praise for gender diversity. It was followed in second place by Infineon, the German chipmaker, then Booking.com, the Netherlands-based travel company.
18
Nov
2020
www.ft.com
Lessons learned traveling during the pandemic: personal precautions, deals and moreopens in new window
When traveling by auto, book that hotel/motel the afternoon you plan to arrive. Using Booking.com or Priceline.com will usually net you a very nice motel room at more than half off, if you wait till the last minute to book. And, with travel reduced, you’ll seldom ever find a hotel/motel booked out. We also pick older motels/hotels, with max of two stories, realizing we don’t need an elevator to get to a second-floor room.
16
Nov
2020
eu.usatoday.com
Booking.com’s ‘America Is For Everyone’ Honors Multiculturism Through Immersive Staycationsopens in new window
At a time when America feels very divided, a new campaign from Booking.com wants to show how global cultures unify our nation through scheduling staycations in culturally rich neighborhoods. Starting on November 16 at noon EST, the “America Is For Everyone” will schedule bookings at accommodations across the U.S. tied to ethnic communities that have shaped their respective locations. A limited time offer, this selection of two-night stays are bookable only on November 20 and 21.
15
Nov
2020
www.forbes.com
What travel looks like in 2021: Why Australians are keen to book a holiday on their OWN, take shorter breaks to avoid disappointment and focus more on eating out next yearopens in new window
Australians are changing the way they travel in 2021 with more people taking solo holidays, booking shorter breaks and steering clear of luxury hotels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Booking.com spoke to 20,000 travellers spanning 28 countries - including 995 individuals from Down Under - to compile its top five predictions for the new year - as governments begin to promote 'travel bubbles' and forecast more flight routes. But the online travel agency's research shows that 43 per cent of people still plan to holiday within their own country in the medium term (7-12 months time), with 35 per cent planning to do so in the longer term (over a year's time).
14
Nov
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking.com reveals predictions for ‘future of travel’opens in new window
Digital travel company Booking.com has revealed nine predictions for the future of travel. The research includes data from more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries and territories, including India. Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com said: “Enhancing our understanding of one another and our common desire to explore beyond the horizon, I believe that travel has a unique potential to come back stronger than ever in the years ahead as a primary driver of growth, equality and prosperity for people everywhere. “In the meantime, with our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, we will be there for our customers offering the widest choice, great value and the easiest experience from anywhere and on any device so travellers can enjoy all of the unforgettable experiences this world has to offer.”
12
Nov
2020
www.businesstraveller.com
Why 'winter getaway' spots hold up in the warmer monthsopens in new window
We were all set to travel... until on the very week were planning to leave, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield called a spontaneous late-night press conference, Auckland was plunged into a second lockdown, and that was that. This would of course normally be a disaster, with hundreds of dollars lost and headache-inducing phone calls. But luckily the Booking.com team approved our cancelled booking in about six minutes flat, with no extra charge - very impressive stuff. Two months later, our getaway to Ohakune - typically thought of as a winter wonderland - was tentatively booked again for October, aka spring.
10
Nov
2020
www.msn.com
Booking Holdings CEO: People felt more comfortable in hotels as virus cases went downopens in new window
CNBC’s Seema Mody talks with Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on earnings and travel industry trends amid the coronavirus pandemic.
06
Nov
2020
www.cnbc.com
Booking Holdings CEO Says Travel Recovery Will Take Years, Not Quartersopens in new window
“Although the progress we are seeing leaves me optimistic on the long-term outlook for our industry, I continue to recognize that it will likely be years — and not quarters — before the travel market returns to pre-COVID volumes,” Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said on the company’s third quarter earnings call.
06
Nov
2020
finance.yahoo.com
50 GIFTS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS THAT THEY’LL ACTUALLY WANTopens in new window
For the best prices on accommodations and the most choices, Booking.com has been my go-to choice especially once you reach Genius tier and you can find additional 10-15% off places to stay.
06
Nov
2020
goingawesomeplaces.com
This Diwali go local with amazing drive down destinationsopens in new window
A recent survey conducted by Booking.com has revealed that people have been taking smaller journeys, and discovering (or rediscovering) wonderful experiences closer home with ease in travel restrictions.
05
Nov
2020
telanganatoday.com
Future Travel Predictions from Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com has released findings of research that surveyed more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries, including 499 from New Zealand, to reveal five predictions for the future of travel – in the coming year and beyond. With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time.
04
Nov
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Hotel review: Waihī's boutique accommodation, Two Bare Feet in Bowentownopens in new window
I instantly knew I wanted to spend a summer break here. The property is a large, two-storey home, available on Booking.com, with hosts Julie and Campbell living upstairs and the bottom level rented out to guests. The downstairs apartment is separate from upstairs with private entry, and apart from dropping off breakfast in the morning, the hosts leave the guests to themselves.
03
Nov
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Maximizing travel for less will be the new normal: Booking site’s research shows how Indians will travelopens in new window
COVID-19 has transformed how Indians will decide their travel plans, be it domestic or international. While Indian travellers are keen to adapt to the ‘new normal’, the parameters for decision making on the different aspects related to travel and accommodation is set to undergo unprecedented transformation. In its latest research survey on the same, Booking.com has shared that about 70 per cent Indian travellers indicate they will be price-conscious when planning a trip. Also, 64 percent of travellers are keen to look out for savings and promotions. A whopping 74 per cent expect travel companies would take the cue and support their future travel plans with discounts and promotions.
02
Nov
2020
www.financialexpress.com
Why travel is important to Generation Zopens in new window
A survey of Gen Zers by Booking.com found that more than half of respondents believe the environmental impact traveling has on destinations is a major factor in choosing where to go. And that sentiment extends throughout their travel plans.
01
Nov
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
10 US destinations that will make you feel like you're abroad, per Booking.comopens in new window
As international travel is hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, Booking.com has put together a list of U.S. destinations where Americans can experience international culture. As part of its "America Is for Everyone" campaign, the travel booking site is offering a two-night stay at a property in each destination in a room decked out to highlight the area's international culture.
29
Oct
2020
eu.indystar.com
What will be the future of travel? Booking.com research reveals interesting details about Indian travellersopens in new window
Booking.com reveals that 70% of Indian travellers believe they will be more price-conscious when it comes to searching and planning a trip following COVID-19 and 64% are more likely to hunt down for promotions and savings. 74% expect travel companies to support their future travel plans via discounts and promotions.
28
Oct
2020
www.zeebiz.com
You Can Spend an Entire Weekend in One of America’s Most Culturally Rich Cities for $50opens in new window
In a time when the nation can feel so divided, one travel company is reminding us it’s our diversity that makes the country so strong. To launch its America Is for Everyone campaign, Booking.com is offering $50 weekend-long stays — to represent the unity of the 50 states — at 10 select hotels in culturally rich neighborhoods.
27
Oct
2020
www.travelandleisure.com
2 big ways coronavirus has changed the travel industry: Booking CEOopens in new window
Hyper-local travel and the rise in alternative accommodation bookings are two new travel trends that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, said Booking Holdings (BKNG) CEO Glenn Fogel at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit on Monday.
27
Oct
2020
uk.news.yahoo.com
Akaroa Harbour: Drama, Grace & Gloryopens in new window
Booking.com offers a wealth of accommodation options in Akaroa, from picture-postcard cottages to swanky boutique hotels. Proving the Kiwi appetite for travel remains, there was a significant increase in the amount of domestic travel Kiwis undertook with 82% of the total distance travelled during winter being domestic according to recent research from Booking.com, compared to only 16% during the same period of 2019. Score your slice of Akaroa paradise at www.booking.com
27
Oct
2020
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Booking.com Launches ‘America is for Everyone’ Campaign in Divisive Timesopens in new window
Booking Holdings is trying to appeal to the togetherness of the country with its latest ad campaign. Booking.com is highlighting destinations within the country that make you feel like you've taken a trip overseas. Arjan Dijk, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, joined Cheddar to discuss the reasoning for this latest ad push.
26
Oct
2020
cheddar.com
Ahead of the Election, Booking.com Offers a Message of Unityopens in new window
'America is for everyone,' travel brand says, highlighting immigrant communities
26
Oct
2020
www.adweek.com
Booking.com introduces Work-Friendly Program for business travellers and remote workersopens in new window
The new program is set to benefit home and apartment partners in rebuilding their business by capturing business bookers or remote workers who are increasingly choosing vacation rentals to work from anywhere. Booking.com, has introduced a newWork-Friendly badge on their website and mobile app, highlighting and increasing visibility of work-friendly alternative accommodations like homes and apartments for both business travellers and leisure travellers looking to work remotely. This will help provide travellers the required information to pick the right accommodation for their needs, wherever their travels take them.
24
Oct
2020
www.bwhotelier.businessworld.in
Booking.com launches flight search and booking in the U.S.opens in new window
American visitors to Booking.com have caught up with their European counterparts and can now find and buy air tickets. The addition of flights to the traditionally accommodation-led service in the U.S. comes 12 months on from the introduction of a flights tab on a number of country versions of Booking.com across the Atlantic Ocean.
22
Oct
2020
www.phocuswire.com
The long-stay effect: Enquiries and bookings are on the rise for long-stay vacationsopens in new window
In new research from more than 20,000 travellers across 28 countries and territories, Booking.com found that 33% of Canadian travellers have already considered booking somewhere to stay in order to work from a different destination, while 43% would be willing to quarantine if they could work remotely. Moreover, 50% of Canadians said they would take the opportunity to extend business trips to also enjoy leisure time in destination.
22
Oct
2020
www.travelweek.ca
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES WHERE TRAVELLERS CAN HAVE MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITYopens in new window
Although travel has been put on hold in many places around the world (82% of the total distance travelled by Canadians this summer was within Canada, compared to only 17% during summer 2019), travellers are dreaming of their next adventure and the meaningful impact they want to have on local community development once it’s safe to travel again. Recent research conducted by Booking.com across five countries reveals that almost one-third (29%) of travellers said that their post-coronavirus travel motivation lies in searching for new experiences and learnings, while for almost a quarter (23%) it lies in the dream of experiencing new and different cultures.
22
Oct
2020
holrmagazine.com
Ammonite film locations in Dorset where Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan filmed scenesopens in new window
If you're thinking of visiting Lyme Regis yourself, the good news is that there are some brilliant hotels to be found - Booking.com has a handy round-up of the best hotels in Lyme Regis to suit a wide array of budgets.
22
Oct
2020
www.msn.com
UNO, Scrabble, Pictionary themed houses in Australia you can stay at opens in new window
Forget your phone and your laptop because this house has all you need and more — and an overnight stay will cost you less than a Big Mac meal. Swap your phone for Pictionary, or perhaps your laptop for a round or two of UNO – because these holidays homes have been converted into the ultimate board-gamers dream. Travel company Booking.com have partnered with the makers of Pictionary, UNO and Scrabble to create three ultimate games getaway locations dubbed the House of UNO, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack.
22
Oct
2020
www.news.com.au
The global economy won’t fully recover until the travel industry recoversopens in new window
"Travel is fundamental to not just the global economy, but to the human spirit. It creates experiences that open our minds and teaches us to embrace empathy over apathy, a lesson that is desperately needed now. It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the possibility of free and safe travel not only because of its financial importance, but because of its vital role in determining who we are — and who we will be — as individuals and as a society."
21
Oct
2020
finance.yahoo.com
Booking.com taps Futurestay to launch online check-in for rentalsopens in new window
As the travel industry looks toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are making moves to serve consumers’ heightened desire for contactless experiences. To address that concern for its short-term rentals, Booking.com is partnering with Futurestay - one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2020 – to provide online check-in for Futurestay partner properties booked through the online travel agency. In an email statement, a Booking.com spokesperson says this is one of several initiatives the company is developing to address consumers’ COVID-19-related concerns.
21
Oct
2020
www.phocuswire.com
Decoding four ways for travel companies to innovate during a pandemicopens in new window
Angel Llull Mancas, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Booking.com, while delivering the keynote speech at ITB Asia Virtual, points out that while the border situation is still tough between countries, people still want to travel and that’s why domestic travel is taking off. He notes, “It’s just that now they want to do it closer home, to make sure that they are in an environment that they can control and understand.”
21
Oct
2020
travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Around the World in Gin & Tonics: Your 5 Key Destinationsopens in new window
Even during these unprecedented times, International Gin & Tonic Day will surely be celebrated safely across the globe on October 19th. Luckily for us, the Gin and Tonic has come a long way from its creation by the British army in India as a way of fighting malaria and is now one of the world’s most popular cocktails. For travellers looking for inspiration to find the perfect Gin and Tonic when it’s safe to travel again, Booking.com is presenting seven of the best Gin & Tonic destinations.
19
Oct
2020
drifttravel.com
Warrnambool, Halls Gap and Apollo Bay in top 10 most searched Victorian holiday citiesopens in new window
The south-west is a popular post-coronavirus holiday destination with new data revealing three areas are enticing travellers. Booking.com announced the top searched destinations in Victoria from Australia-wide users included Halls Gap in second place, Apollo Bay came in sixth and Warrnambool was the seventh most searched city in the state.
18
Oct
2020
www.standard.net.au
Glenn Fogel on the growing popularity of alternative accommodations during Covid-19opens in new window
Glenn Fogel of Booking Holdings discusses how travel has changed in a time when many international borders are still closed to tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic.
14
Oct
2020
www.cnbc.com
WHERE TO STAY IN HIROSHIMA – A GUIDE TO THE BEST HOTELS AND NEIGHBORHOODSopens in new window
For the best prices on accommodations and the most choices, Booking.com has been my go-to choice especially once you reach Genius tier and you can find additional 10-15% off places to stay.
13
Oct
2020
goingawesomeplaces.com
Mike Yardley: Turning heads in Akaroa & Banks Peninsulaopens in new window
Booking.com offers a wealth of accommodation options in Akaroa, from picture-postcard cottages to swanky boutique hotels. Proving the Kiwi appetite for travel remains, there was a significant increase in the amount of domestic travel Kiwis undertook with 82% of the total distance travelled during winter being domestic according to recent research from Booking.com, compared to only 16% during the same period of 2019. Score your slice of Akaroa paradise at www.booking.com.
10
Oct
2020
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Booking.com Introduces Long-Stay Ratesopens in new window
Search trends from Booking.com reveal that travellers are increasingly looking to stay in a single place for longer, bringing them the opportunity to experience a destination in a whole new way. Innovating to respond to this growing demand, Booking.com recently introduced an easy way for its property partners to implement weekly and monthly rate plans to attract travellers looking for longer stays with a great price.
07
Oct
2020
www.traveltrendstoday.in
Canada’s 5 Most Beautiful Islandsopens in new window
Imagine pine-clad archipelagoes and lonely isles cupped by the waves and shrouded in low-lying mists. A trip to Canada’s many islands is a journey into nature’s most contemplative side. A recent Booking.com study calculated that the average distance Canadians travelled this summer (June – August) was down 71% compared to the same timeframe last summer – slightly more than the global average decrease of 63%. Through summer of 2019, Canadian travellers journeyed on average 2,252 kilometres per booking. This summer, that distance has dropped to 662 kilometres per booking – just slightly further than the distance from Kamloops to Calgary!
06
Oct
2020
www.hellovancity.com
Destination inspiration: Santoríni, Greeceopens in new window
Travellers can rest assured that they will have a safe stay at a Booking.com property as the travel leader now ensures properties’ safety measures (such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing) are clearly visible on the property page. With over 14 million listings on Booking.com now having implemented health and safety measures, the platform is making it easier for everyone to experience the world, in the way that helps them feel most comfortable.
06
Oct
2020
drifttravel.com
We speak to holiday experts to find out what they think the future of travel looks like post-pandemicopens in new window
Booking.com also believes the trend of staycations will continue with its research finding that 61 per cent of Britons are planning on travelling domestically in the next six months, whilst only 33 per cent plan to travel internationally. This has been reflected in how far people have travelled with Booking revealing that the average distance Britons have travelled is down 493 miles, when comparing 2019 to 2020.
06
Oct
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
10 Aussie towns unexpectedly boomingopens in new window
With international travel literally grounded this year, 2020 has seen Aussies explore closer to home. The result is the discovery - or rediscovery - of our own local treasures. Now, new data from Booking.com has revealed which of these Aussie gems are getting the most love from Australian travellers. “During these unprecedented times it's reassuring to see that while our plans and priorities may have changed, our passion for travel has not. Whether it’s the memories captured, relationships strengthened or smiles made, 2020 has proved that the happiness travel can bring is not simply measured in kilometres," says Arjan Dijk, Booking.com's senior vice president.
05
Oct
2020
www.escape.com.au
Finding wanderlust close to home: Average distance Indians travelled down by 56% since last yearopens in new window
Travel may not be the same during these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel players reveals that the happiness travel can bring isn’t measured in kilometres. Travel plans may have changed drastically in 2020, and travellers may not be able to take that distant trip they had previously hoped for, but this has given travellers the opportunity to discover - and in many instances rediscover - heaps of wonderful experiences closer to home.
05
Oct
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Indians rediscovered travel closer to home amid pandemic: Booking.comopens in new window
While the pandemic has led to seismic shifts in travel behaviours and destination choices, many Indian travellers have discovered simple pleasures next door, leading digital travel player Booking.com said on Wednesday. Delving into the travel patterns of Indians in the last few months, Booking.com calculated that the average distance Indians travelled between June and August is down 56 percent compared with the same time last year, which is slightly lower than the global average of 63 percent.
30
Sep
2020
telanganatoday.com
Post 9/11 proved even the most wary of Americans would travel again. Here's why Booking Holdings' CEO believes the same will happen after COVID-19opens in new window
Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, said comparing the COVID-19 with the industry’s struggles post-9/11 is a “good analogy.” He believes that new safety protocols being put in place today will eventually lead to a rebirth of travel over time, like it did after 9/11.
28
Sep
2020
www.businessinsider.com.au
Travel and hospitality will take a long time to recover: Booking Holdings CEOopens in new window
Booking Holdings president & chief executive Glenn D Fogel talks about his business, the pandemic driving growth for alternative accommodation, why it will take a long time for the travel industry to recover, and his own experience as a Covid-19 patient.
25
Sep
2020
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com
The Aussie bucket list: 20 amazing travel experiences you must have in your lifetimeopens in new window
The coastal capital of Victoria is well-known for its coffee culture, beating Rome, Vienna and Sydney in 2014 to be named as the home of the best coffee in the world by travel website Booking.com. Melbourne’s flat whites in particular have become known and loved all over the world. Patricia on Little Bourke Street is regularly named ones of the best cafes in the city, while the trendy neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood have a glut of good coffee spots.
25
Sep
2020
www.telegraph.co.uk
Happiness Isn’t Measured In Kilometres: Where Did Canadians Travel This Summer? Booking.com Knowopens in new window
Although travel might not be the same as it once was, new research by Booking.com reveals that the travel that happiness can bring isn’t measured in kilometres. In the summer of 2020, the distance travelled by Canadians was down 71% year-over-year, with domestic destinations being the “stand-out stars” and accounting for 82% of total distance travelled. Drivable lakeside towns and wooded escapes topped the list of trending destinations booked by travelling Canadians, as many have taken the opportunity to visit family and friends they’ve been apart from due to travel restrictions and social distancing measures.
25
Sep
2020
www.travelpress.com
Industry, govt need to work together for growth of tourism sector: Fogelopens in new window
The travel and tourism industry and government in India need to work together for the growth of the sector, the worst affected by disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Booking Holdings President and CEO Glenn D Fogel said on Wednesday. Booking Holdings provides online travel and related services to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through consumer-facing brands, including Booking.com, Rentalcars.com, among others.
23
Sep
2020
www.business-standard.com
SWEET DEAL Cadbury World announces Halloween Spooktacular event with free chocolate and new attractionsopens in new window
CADBURY World has revealed their Halloween event this year, Halloween Spooktacular, with kids and adults welcome to explore the famous attraction with a spooky theme. One night at Birmingham hotels near Cadbury World with Booking.com - from £52 per night
23
Sep
2020
www.thesun.co.uk
Staycation Sensation: Canadian Travellers Racked Up 71% Fewer Miles This Summeropens in new window
If you stayed close to home this summer, you weren’t alone. New data from Booking.com reveals that the average distance Canadians travelled from June 1 to Aug. 31 was down 71% from last year. They also found that 83% of the distance we travelled was within Canada, compared to 17% in 2019.
23
Sep
2020
canadiantravelnews.ca
Attracting longer stay travellers just got easier for properties on Booking.comopens in new window
Search trends from Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel platforms and a digital technology leader, reveal that various types of travellers are increasingly looking to stay in a single place for longer, bringing them the opportunity to experience a destination in a whole new way. Innovating to respond to this growing demand, the travel platform recently introduced an easy way for its property partners to implement weekly and monthly rate plans to attract travellers looking for longer stays with a great price.
22
Sep
2020
drifttravel.com
Where is Rebecca on Netflix filmed? Inside the Dorset estate used for Manderleyopens in new window
Unfortunately, the home itself is closed to the public, but you can go and explore the gardens. In fact, there's even a garden centre and café if you want to explore the setting for yourself. The surrounding village also has everything you need for a countryside escape, from cosy pubs and restaurants to some chic hotels - Booking.com has a handy round-up of the best Cranborne hotels.
21
Sep
2020
www.mirror.co.uk
It's Game of Thrones - with mod cons: Inside the extraordinary medieval Scottish castle where you can indulge magic kingdom fantasies amid boutique comforts (and the odd bat)opens in new window
Car rental was arranged through Booking.com and cost £290 for five days. Rental started and ended in Glasgow. Booking.com arranges car rental cars at over 60,000 locations in 160 countries.
21
Sep
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
6 cheap and cheerful holiday ideas for Autumn in the UKopens in new window
'Staycation' has been the word of the year, thanks to coronavirus restrictions throwing international travel plans into disarray. From UK campsites to brilliant breaches in Wales; many of us have taken the opportunity to explore holiday destinations and travel opportunities a little closer to home. From £525 for a week from Landcruise.uk, you could be the proud renter of a VW California Ocean, which sleeps four, and has a full kitchen and cooking area. Wicked Campers offers loads of different rental options, while Booking.com also have individual vans up for rent. What could be better than a road trip come holiday where you're in total control of where you go? Amazing.
18
Sep
2020
uk.style.yahoo.com
How Much Does it Cost to go to Switzerland?opens in new window
The average cost of a mid-range hotel in one of Switzerland’s main cities is about $225. I personally prefer to book my accommodations via Booking.com since I can quickly compare all the various room types.
15
Sep
2020
www.moneywehave.com
Looking for an alternate social-distancing vacation idea? Try a farm stayopens in new window
A farm stay could be a great way to enjoy the outdoors for an idyllic social distancing vacation. Booking.com has picked a selection of farm stays where travelers can connect with nature and animals, starting with: Diamond 7 Bar Guest Ranch in Alva, Wyoming. According to Booking.com: The working cattle ranch set on 10,000 acres is "any wannabe cowboy’s dream." The ranch has trail-riding options and rainbow trout fishing, and guests can even join ranchers as they herd cattle.
13
Sep
2020
eu.usatoday.com
10 cosy winter hotels with roaring fireplaces for the perfect staycationopens in new window
Planning a staycation? Winter is right around the corner and as temperatures begin to drop, there's nothing cosier than cuddling up by a fire. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend away with your special one or a country escape with the family, we've found a number of UK destinations complete with stunning fireplaces for you and yours. Get those pyjamas on, heat up the kettle and channel Cameron Diaz in The Holiday this side of Christmas – Jude Law not included. To book your stay visit Booking.com
11
Sep
2020
www.hellomagazine.com
Want a quick respite from daily drudgery? Check out these drivable destinations from some big citiesopens in new window
If Booking.com’s latest survey figures are any indication, Indians are looking to travel for some respite. After all, it has been months since people have travelled anywhere, and the digital travel company has recently found out that the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Udaipur were the most searched destinations in August by Indian travellers.
11
Sep
2020
indianexpress.com
Literary Hotels: Bucket list these stays for the perfect book-lover holiday!opens in new window
With months of lockdown, travellers and avid readers got ample time to read their favourite authors and novels. The trend of virtual book exchange amongst book lovers also saw a rise and reading became fundamental during the quarantine. What could be more satisfying than to turn this passion into a holiday amidst a wide range of books? This International Literacy Day, Booking.com has bookmarked a list of hotels with iconic libraries where you can curl up with any old hardback and read to your heart’s content. As it becomes safe to travel again, book lovers around the country can reserve a holiday in one of these hotels and explore the unique collection of books their libraries have to offer.
09
Sep
2020
ianslife.in
GO NZ: What to see, do, eat, and where to surf in Raglanopens in new window
We found Journey's End on Booking.com. Impeccably clean with roomy bedrooms, a deck with a barbecue, spa pool, fire pit and use of kayaks and bikes, it was perfectly positioned looking out over the wharf.
09
Sep
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
Bring new creativity to your hobbies with travelopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the leading digital travel brands delved into its endorsement data from previous Indian traveller insights to reveal the top endorsed domestic destinations for food, walking, yoga, art and photography. The endorsement data from travellers reveal recommendations on destinations based on popular activities to curate the top local destinations to visit, to bring your favourite hobby recently perfected to life, when it’s safe to do so again.
05
Sep
2020
telanganatoday.com
#NationalWildlifeDay: Visit these wildlife sanctuaries to get up and close with natureopens in new window
India is home to exquisite wildlife that is recognised across the globe. Ranging from the Himalayas to the southern plateau, the country opens its heart to a diverse 90,000 species. Exploring wildlife has been fun for all age groups and is definitely something travellers have been missing during the lockdown. Booking.com has put together a list of relatively unexplored wildlife destinations in India for travellers to admire the wildlife in their natural habitats. Take a trip on the wildside, as it becomes safe to do so.
04
Sep
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The 10 Most Expensive Hotels In The World Have Been Revealed And This Is How The Other Half Liveopens in new window
Things are looking a lot different for travel in 2020, heck maybe even for a fair chunk of 2021. One thing we can always rely on, however, is the insatiable need to gaze at luxury hotels and dream about what life would be like if we could actually afford them, even just for one night. It’s almost strangely comforting that some things never change. To fully delve into how the other half live, The Luxury Bed Co have taken Booking.com data to figure out what the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are (in Pounds). Here’s a list of all of them, for your voyeuristic pleasures.
04
Sep
2020
awol.junkee.com
Booking Holdings CEO says vaccine is needed for people to feel safe to travel againopens in new window
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joins ‘Closing Bell’ to talk about travel stocks and the company’s outlook amid the pandemic.
03
Sep
2020
www.cnbc.com
Up & Away: Domestic travel picking up, sustainable holidays order of the dayopens in new window
While international flights are taking a back seat, the domestic market is picking up. Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager – India, Sri Lanka & Maldives at Booking.com says, “We are seeing some early signs of recovery and an appetite for domestic travel in places where travel restrictions are easing. There has been an increase in domestic searches for destinations such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Udaipur.”
03
Sep
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
10 unexpected US destinations for Labor Day weekendopens in new window
Recent data from Booking.com show that some lesser-known areas of the country are rising in popularity, likely due to travelers' penchants for domestic road trips in lieu of other travel options amid the coronavirus pandemic. The travel website identified 10 destinations that have risen in the search ranks on Booking.com year over year, starting with Pismo Beach, California. Travelers should check local travel restrictions and attraction hours. • According to Booking.com: "Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Pismo Beach is a vintage beach town along the San Luis Obispo County shoreline. Thrill-seekers can zip around the dunes while tourists looking for a calmer experience can explore the sandy area on horseback. Enjoy a long walk on the white sand beaches or stroll along the historic pier or for those looking for a longer hike, the Pismo Preserve offers over 10 miles of existing ranch roads and trails. Relax with a glass of local red at one of the wineries or soak in the naturally-heated Avila Hot Springs or Sycamore Mineral Spring. "
03
Sep
2020
www.msn.com
What It's Really Like To Take A Beach Vacation During Coronavirusopens in new window
Two years ago, my family and I had traveled to The Wildwoods and loved its mix of family-friendly activities (buzzing boardwalk, amusement rides), its affordable motels and its wide beach. I was interested to see what it would be like to return during the pandemic, especially given that the area’s popularity is on the rise. Booking.com just named Wildwood Crest—a town in The Wildwoods—one of the many lesser-known destinations that have risen in search ranks year over year on the travel site.
03
Sep
2020
www.forbes.com
Ranking the best online travel agency rewards programsopens in new window
The Booking.com Genius loyalty program is a bit different than most of the other programs described in this guide. The Booking.com Genius loyalty program has two elevated Genius levels. And, once you earn these levels, you’ll keep your status for life. To earn the first level, Genius Level 1, you must stay twice within two years. But, this level only provides one perk: a 10% discount at select hotels. But, Genius Level 2 isn’t much more difficult to earn. To earn Genius Level 2, you must stay five times within two years. And, Genius Level 2 provides the following perks: 10% and 15% discounts at select hotels; free breakfast at select hotels; and complimentary room upgrade at select hotels. You can see which hotels offer discounts, free breakfast and room upgrades when you search.
28
Aug
2020
thepointsguy.com
‘Regenerative Travel’ Is the Post-Pandemic Solution the Planet Needsopens in new window
Overtourism is another huge issue for the travel industry, and in a post-pandemic world, the rise of the ‘second city’ will help see communities repair from the impacts of over-tourism. According to an early-2020 study from Booking.com, more than half (54%) of travellers surveys want to reduce over-tourism by venturing out to second-cities while 51% would swap a major city for a similar destination if it meant less environmental impact would be had.
28
Aug
2020
thelatch.com.au
GO NZ: Why a trip to Stewart Island is like a step back in timeopens in new window
Accommodation is strategically limited and we booked in at the iconic South Sea Hotel on Booking.com; we're fans of simple, down-to-earth accommodation with local flavour - and the South Sea has swathes of that.
26
Aug
2020
www.nzherald.co.nz
It is important for us to make our partners feel safe: Ritu Mehrotraopens in new window
The country manager of Booking.com for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives speaks about the measures her company has taken for hospitality partners to maximise possibilities of business.
26
Aug
2020
hospitality.economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Aussies are discovering their Stateopens in new window
With Australia’s usual international getaways closed due to travel restrictions, Booking.com’s search engine recorded a significant increase in Aussie popularity for destinations such as Kalbarri, Exmouth and Coral Bay leaving usual South West holiday location in the dust. Booking.com area manager for Australia Luke Wilson said border restrictions have resulted in many West Australians travelling intrastate for a winter holiday sun fix.
21
Aug
2020
thewest.com.au
Tourism sector working with governments to create travel incentivesopens in new window
Glenn Fogel, president and CEO of Booking Holdings joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss his outlook for the tourism industry.
21
Aug
2020
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Adventurous active breaks in Aotearoaopens in new window
Kiwis are an adventurous bunch – even when on holiday - and while sometimes lying around with a book is what we need, other times an adrenaline-laden endorphin boost is just the ticket. In fact, before the global pandemic, research from Booking.com showed that being physically active while travelling is one of the motivations to travel for nearly half of Kiwi travellers (46%)*.
21
Aug
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
Select CCD outlets open doors for petsopens in new window
NEW DELHI: India’s largest cafe chain, Café Coffee Day (CCD) has decided to make its cafes pet-friendly, starting with select outlets that have outdoor seating options. The move comes on the back of the rise of pet-friendly properties globally, with Booking.com predicting it to be one of the fastest growing trends this year.
21
Aug
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Local road trip routes to check out before summer endsopens in new window
Since March, Booking.com said it has seen over half of its travellers add domestic spots to their Wish Lists. In April, the company domestic accommodation books also account for about 70% of Booking.com’s total business. “Booking.com is on a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world both home and abroad, and with 1,600 rental car pick up locations across Canada, your trip can take you as near or as far as your adventurous spirit calls for,” the company said.
20
Aug
2020
dailyhive.com
Some hotels are offering COVID-19 tests during check-out to reassure guestsopens in new window
“Travellers are yearning for enhanced transparency around cleaning, hygiene and sanitisation measures at a property,” Pepijn Rijvers, senior vice president of accommodation at Booking.com, said. “It will be key for accommodation providers to openly display this information to help set accurate expectations and bring travellers additional reassurance as they search, book and begin to experience the world once again.”
19
Aug
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
Vaccine key to recovery of travel business: Glenn Fogelopens in new window
A vaccine or proven treatment is critical for the travel and tourism sector to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak, the worst crisis it has ever faced, Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking.com, told ET in an interview. “The travel industry remains under significant pressure. Our reported room nights, which represent the number of room nights people stayed in (factoring the cancel rate), for the second quarter, were down 87%, illustrating that we have a long way to go before we see the levels we have a long way to go before we see the levels we did prior to the pandemic,” said Fogel, who himself tested positive for the coronavirus and has recovered.
18
Aug
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Take a virtual trip to these Indian destinations by watching these patriotic filmsopens in new window
For many of us, travel seems like a far-fetched dream, owing to the pandemic and the need for social distancing. Being a national holiday, celebrating Independence Day would also mean travelling to scenic locations and experiencing the magic of Indian cities, beaches, hills and cultures. From an Indian spy movie set in the beautiful valley of Kashmir to an NRI returning home to the historic town of Wai, Booking.com has created a list of destinations inspired from these movies for travellers to add to their wish list for when the time is right to do so.
14
Aug
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Local Travel Seems to be the Focus for Canadians Through 2021opens in new window
It’s clear Canadians are looking close to home, with lots of options for spending time outdoors, even in winter, but they don’t want to compromise on luxury. And the fact that we can meet any level of comfort at Wander—you can skip a check-in desk and go straight to your cabin, for example—is appealing to many.” According to recent data from Booking.com, interest in domestic getaways has risen from 33% to 51% in 2020 compared to the same months in 2019.
14
Aug
2020
fashionmagazine.com
Destination inspiration: Füssen, Germanyopens in new window
In late 2019, over half (54%) of global travelers reported in a Booking.com study that they wanted to play a part in reducing over-tourism by visiting lesser known though just as cultural and captivating destinations. Füssen can show those travelers exactly that.
13
Aug
2020
drifttravel.com
FIVE FABULOUS FITNESS BREAKS TO ENERGIZE AND EXCITEopens in new window
With the world on pause, daily life, including workout routines and trips to the gym, have been put on hold. To stay healthy during these unprecedented times, home workouts have been practiced in many homes all over the world. Whether it was a full body HIIT workout, an intensive abs training or a relaxing yoga routine, the world found creative ways to stay in shape at home. Before the global pandemic, research from Booking.com showed that being physically active while traveling is one of the motivations to travel for Canadians (52%). As travel restrictions begin to ease and travellers start to take their first steps towards experiencing the world again, Booking.com presents five fabulous destinations and unique places to stay to inspire travellers to expand their workouts beyond their four walls.
12
Aug
2020
holrmagazine.com
Until you can travel again, these six food items promise to satiate your wanderlustopens in new window
Booking.com — a digital travel company — has hand-picked some of the finest delicacies that made it to our hearts and stomachs these past few months. It has also revealed that 80 per cent of Indian travellers have been motivated to visit a destination just to try and experience new food and cuisine. And whether you are an aspiring food traveller or just intrigued to discover the origins of the trending dishes you have been making at home, here’s an interesting list for you, for when it’s safe to travel again.
10
Aug
2020
indianexpress.com
10 glorious hotels with outdoor pools for an alfresco dip in the countryopens in new window
As heading to the coast or country is high on our mini-break wish list right now, our pick of five-star hotels bring you the best of rural locations for isolating, where you can get out and about - maybe even bring the dog along - and explore the great outdoors before relaxing with an alfresco dip. After weeks of lockdown at home, you're probably ready to indulge in a little R&R. So, go on, have a scroll through England's finest hotels with outdoor swimming pools.
10
Aug
2020
www.redonline.co.uk
Where to work on the Gold Coast if you're after decent WiFi and a beautiful viewopens in new window
When TripAdvisor, Wotif, Booking.com and Hotels.com are all singing your praises, it’s a winner. Not only do Rhapsody Resort have one or two-bedroom apartments overlooking the ocean, but they have boutique conference and event facilities for all your small event, workshop or board meeting needs.
07
Aug
2020
www.businessinsider.com.au
Pandemic fueling demand for vacation rentals, says Booking Holdings CEOopens in new window
Travelers are choosing to stay closer to their home, and are more interested in less urban areas than pre-COVID period, Fogel said. Fogel expects the shift toward alternative accommodations to continue in the "long run" as people get more comfortable working from home. "Many people may be taking longer weekends where they won't go to office on a Friday and still do their work from somewhere else," Fogel said. "A lot of people may find it more attractive to do that from a home than a double occupancy hotel room."
07
Aug
2020
finance.yahoo.com
Remote working? Booking.com shares top five stays to make working from ‘home’ fantasies a realityopens in new window
With remote working now an increasingly viable option for more people, the idea of being location independent is becoming the new norm. For this new leisure travel option, Booking.com has delved into more than 29 million reported listings and over 176 million verified reviews to highlight five phenomenal places that fuel the fantasies of working from 'home' in the most luxurious way possible.
05
Aug
2020
www.housebeautiful.com
Why sustainable consumption will be the new post-coronavirus normalopens in new window
Although any semblance of “a normal life” may seem some distance away, it is unlikely that the trend of being eco-conscious and sustainable will diminish soon. If anything, consumers will be all the more particular about their relationship with goods. There has already been speculation that we will all have to become a little more frugal once we get out to the other side of this pandemic, but there is also a good chance that sustainability will still be in the forefront of people’s minds as they think about being more responsible with their lives. According to Statista, electric car sales surged 220pc from Q1 2010 to Q4 2019 and Booking.com noted Gen Zers say the environmental impact that travelling has is an important factor when deciding where to go. With those key pieces of information in mind, let us see what the top eco-conscious and sustainability trends were going into 2020.
05
Aug
2020
www.telegraph.co.uk
New Zealand’s ‘travel bubble’ may be with Cook Islands not Australiaopens in new window
New Zealanders seem to be looking forward to the prospect of travelling to the Cook Islands, with recent Booking.com data suggesting resorts on the island of Rarotonga were getting more interest than those in Melbourne and Sydney.
04
Aug
2020
www.news.com.au
UK's top beach, city and country destinations on Booking.com for your next staycationopens in new window
Unsurprisingly, beach staycations remain the most popular type of trip. According to Booking.com data, Bournemouth, Blackpool and Scarborough top the list of the best beaches in the UK to visit at the moment. City trips are the second most popular type of trip, with 27% of British respondents craving hustle and bustle. The current top staycation cities dotted around the UK include London, Edinburgh and Liverpool. A relaxing stay in the countryside is also a top priority, with 24% of British respondents wanting to experience nature on their next staycation. Popular locations are currently the countryside around Edinburgh, Inverness and Windermere.
03
Aug
2020
uk.style.yahoo.com
Queenstown: Holidaying in New Zealand’s Winter Wonderlandopens in new window
After searching and reading some online reviews, I used Booking.com to secure a three-night stay at the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. Needless to say, the location did not disappoint, and the exceptional service from the helpful staff made the trip a pleasure, from our arrival until departure.
01
Aug
2020
thelastfashionbible.com
Harry urges travel industry to `build back better´ after pandemicopens in new window
“We need to build back – but we need to build back better. And that means there’s a responsibility, a responsibility we cannot avoid or dismiss, for us to reshape this industry in a way that benefits everyone and everything for decades to come.” Harry launched Travalyst last autumn, co-founding it with leading brands Booking.com, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Trip.com and Visa, and it now operates as an independent non-profit organisation based in the UK.
30
Jul
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
The best hotels in Ocean City, Marylandopens in new window
We rounded up great hotel offerings across Ocean City from family-friendly resorts with splash zones and pools to elegant, all-suite options with exceptional ocean views. All properties are highly rated on trusted traveler review sites like Trip Advisor and Booking.com, and fit a range of price points, starting from $95 to $489 per night.
28
Jul
2020
www.businessinsider.nl
Our Favorite Resorts in New York For a Last-Minute Getawayopens in new window
The palette of blondes and browns makes the rooms feel like a posh extension of the sand dunes on which they’re set. You can certainly spend a weekend laying out, getting some beachy Montauk relaxation, but Marram offers the chance for a more active escape. Yoga, surfing, nature hikes, and bike rides are just a few of the options for travelers who feel most refreshed after a day of exploring. Book Now: From $525 a night at Booking.com
27
Jul
2020
www.cntraveler.com
The most popular UK staycation destinations on travellers' wish lists right nowopens in new window
Online travel agency Booking.com has revealed the most popular UK destinations on holiday-goers’ wish lists, as well as the top-rated accommodation to stay in when you get there. From city breaks in Bath and Liverpool, to seaside stays in Weymouth, Torquay or Bournemouth, there is something to satisfy everyone’s travel bug.
23
Jul
2020
uk.style.yahoo.com
Destination inspiration: Calgary, Canadaopens in new window
With Alberta found to be one of the top Canadian destinations wish listed on Booking.com by global travellers through May and June 2020, the modern metropolis of Calgary is a must-hit spot for those looking to explore the best that Canada has to offer. Calgary sprawls out between the rugged foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the arid Alberta Prairielands, carved through by the meandering Bow River.
21
Jul
2020
drifttravel.com
Discover the destinations behind the TV series binged while social distancingopens in new window
While people the world over have been confined to their homes, many have turned to the small screen to indulge in moments of escapism. While international travel may still be on pause for us here in New Zealand, immersing in our favourite shows has provided endless inspiration for when the world reopens. From a modern-day Irish love story set in the breath-taking county of Sligo, to a dramatic bank heist in vibrant Madrid, Booking.com presents a selection of the must-see locations from some of the most-popular shows for travellers to add to their wish list for when the time is right.
20
Jul
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
New data reveals QLD is Aussies’ top pick for first post-iso tripopens in new window
Queensland’s borders are finally open and its clear Aussies can’t wait to get back to the Sunshine State. Booking.com has delved into the thousands of local travel wish lists created by travellers, revealing of the top 50 wish listed destinations in the country, over a third are in Queensland. With Gold Coast also taking the top spot nationally, Booking.com confirms Aussies are itching to get back to Queensland.
16
Jul
2020
www.triplem.com.au
New Zealand wants travel bridge with Cook Islands, not Australiaopens in new window
Now, online traffic and inquiries on Booking.com suggest the Cook Islands are overtaking Australia as New Zealanders’ preferred overseas destination, with resorts on the island of Rarotonga attracting more interest than in Melbourne and Sydney, the New Zealand Herald reports. Kiwis’ interest in the Cook Islands has skyrocketed since this time last year, according to Booking.com, and Rarotonga is now just behind the Gold Coast as their top overseas destination.
16
Jul
2020
www.dailytelegraph.com.au
Looking for a quick vacation? Check out these hotel dealsopens in new window
“In an attempt to boost domestic tourism and for the revival of the travel industry, we are offering deals and discounts to the travellers wanting to make a booking for when it’s safe to do so. Special discounts for domestic bookers, special family deals and mobile discounts is something we are offering our bookers. Additionally, we also have our ‘Genius Program’, which gives customers a minimum 10 per cent off on select properties, just by booking twice which makes it even easier for customers to experience the world,” Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com, said.
15
Jul
2020
indianexpress.com
Booking.com launches new tools to navigate pandemic measures, search experience updatesopens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com said: “A significant portion of our business in India is domestic bookings and as we foresee domestic travel demand gradually picking up, we want to ensure we do everything we can to support our local partners and bring them what they need most to effectively respond to the evolving travel environment."
15
Jul
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Why This Is a Seminal Moment for Asia’s Domestic Travel Marketopens in new window
“Travelers will be looking to support communities and cities through local tours, experiences and local accommodation providers, especially second-city travel, to also reduce overtourism,” said Angel Llull Mancas, Booking.com’s vice president & managing director for Asia-Pacific. Online travel agencies actually have a high share of domestic bookings. At Booking.com, for example, historically global domestic hotel bookings account for 45 percent of business, said Angel Llull.
13
Jul
2020
skift.com
Booking Holdings CEO on major travel changes we'll see due to coronavirusopens in new window
Glenn Fogel says that consumers are determined to travel, regardless of obstacles.
13
Jul
2020
fortune.com
The complete guide to the Booking.com Genius loyalty programopens in new window
If you complete any two stays booked through Booking.com within two years, you will earn Genius Level 1 for life. While this is a very low threshold to meet, and lifetime membership sounds awesome, the only benefit of Genius Level 1 is a 10% discount on select properties that are part of the Genius program. Booking.com promises that these properties that have joined the Genius program have a rating of at least 7.5/10, so you can expect a quality property.
11
Jul
2020
thepointsguy.com
Will Covid mark the start of a new kind of tourism?opens in new window
It isn’t just the environment that young travellers are becoming increasingly aware of when they’re on the road. Booking.com also found that 49% of these feel that social issues at their destination of choice are of real importance, with 58% choosing not to even go to a destination if they feel it negatively impacts the people who live there.
10
Jul
2020
medium.com
Five of New Zealand's best luxury winery weekend escapesopens in new window
In pre-COVID-19 times, when people were free to roam the world, a survey of Kiwis planning to travel overseas undertaken by Booking.com found that around 14 percent of them were likely to take part in a winery tour during one of their planned holidays in 2020.
09
Jul
2020
www.newshub.co.nz
Travel platform introduces health and safety featuresopens in new window
New Delhi, July 8 (IANSlife) Health and safety is a crucial aspect when it comes to travel in times of Coronavirus. Guests seek information in order to make informed travel and accommodation decisions. To cater to this need, travel website Booking.com now makes it simple for accommodation partners to share with travellers information about their own initiatives, providing greater consumer transparency in order to boost the confidence as well as setting the right expectations for when guests arrive.
08
Jul
2020
www.outlookindia.com
Booking.com reveals the road trip travel trends of 2020opens in new window
The advice and guidelines on abroad travel is a bit up on the air at the moment. So much so, that lots of people are planning on taking a staycation in the UK instead. From today, Saturday, July 4, some holiday parks and resorts will be reopening in England. To coincide with this, Booking.com has revealed the top trip travel trends of the year. Whether you'd like to take in the rugged and beautiful sites of the countryside, or you're after the hustle and bustle of city life, there's a road trip for everyone.
04
Jul
2020
www.walesonline.co.uk
This 70-year-old Lightship Is Now One of Amsterdam’s Coolest Hotelsopens in new window
Some travelers out there are always on the lookout for a truly unique stay that has tons of character. Well, look no further. Lightship Amsterdam might be the most unique and interesting stay in The Netherlands. This accommodation allows guests to sleep in a 70-year-old British lightship (which is essentially a lighthouse in boat form). Booking.com rated this luxurious and creative accommodation a 10 out of 10, so you’re sure to get a comfortable stay while you’re in Amsterdam.
04
Jul
2020
www.travelandleisure.com
Booking.com adds incentive to rebook pandemic-affected tripsopens in new window
To make it easier for everyone to experience the world, starting with re-discovering the joys of their own country as travel restrictions ease, Booking.com is launching a ‘Rebook Campaign’ to encourage those who had to cancel their domestic trips as a result of coronavirus-related government travel restrictions to rebook the same property for a future stay once it’s safe to travel again.
04
Jul
2020
drifttravel.com
Did You Hear About Booking.com’s New Health & Safety Feature?opens in new window
Wish to book your next vacation but weary of the safety protocols during your stay? Booking.com has you covered with their new health and safety feature to make accommodation-hunting a tad bit easier.
03
Jul
2020
travelandleisureindia.in
10 of the best hotel reopening deals around the countryopens in new window
Hotels are reopening their doors after months of lockdown surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and according to Booking.com, many travelers are looking to escape to domestic destinations.
02
Jul
2020
www.businessinsider.com
Supreme Court Backs Trademark Rights in Booking.com Victoryopens in new window
The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered trademark rights for website names, ruling that businesses such as Booking.com can get federal protection for names that center on a commonly used word. The 8-1 ruling means that Booking.com, owned by Booking Holdings Inc., must be put on a government registry that provides nationwide benefits. Federal registration gives trademark owners protections on top of the rights they already have under state law. Registration can confer exclusive rights in parts of the country where no one was already using the name or image, help owners win lawsuits, and put would-be competitors on notice that a trademark is legally protected.
30
Jun
2020
www.bloomberg.com
Why the Supreme Court says Booking.com can trademark its name—and why it mattersopens in new window
“Thus, if ‘Booking.com’ were generic, we might expect consumers to understand Travelocity—another such service—to be a ‘Booking.com,'” wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the court’s opinion. “We might similarly expect that a consumer, searching for a trusted source of online hotel-reservation services, could ask a frequent traveler to name her favorite ‘Booking.com’ provider.” After all, a big purpose of trademark law is to keep consumers from being misled and make sure people are actually getting goods and services from who they think is selling them. And since consumers see Booking.com as a distinctive brand, it’s entitled to a trademark to prevent other companies from using its name, according to the ruling.
30
Jun
2020
www.fastcompany.com
Harry urges travel industry to `build back better´ after pandemicopens in new window
“We need to build back – but we need to build back better. And that means there’s a responsibility, a responsibility we cannot avoid or dismiss, for us to reshape this industry in a way that benefits everyone and everything for decades to come.” Harry launched Travalyst last autumn, co-founding it with leading brands Booking.com, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Trip.com and Visa, and it now operates as an independent non-profit organisation based in the UK.
30
Jun
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
The best places to stay in New Zealand this winteropens in new window
In an encouraging sign for the recovery of domestic tourism, new data from Booking.com reveals the appetite Kiwis have for our famed ski destinations ahead of the school holidays, including where they are planning on travelling to. Check out our list of the top five winter destinations Kiwis are searching for, and the best places to stay in each location.
26
Jun
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
UK road trip holiday: routes and ideas for 2020’s staycation travel trendopens in new window
Booking.com predicts that road trips will become a huge travel trend over the next few months, calling the UK the “perfect” place to explore by car. A spokesperson told Stylist.co.uk: “At 874 miles from top to bottom, with four countries and 12 regions, it’s small enough to explore by road, yet big enough to offer every type of city, coastline and countryside. British appetite to explore locally is there as recent research reveals that 80% of Brits are thinking of taking a domestic trip at some point over the next 12 months while 20% indicated ‘exploring my home country’ as motivation to travel once travel restrictions are lifted.”
26
Jun
2020
www.stylist.co.uk
Cross-country surveys find Indians would go for sustainable travel, contactless entertainment after lockdown is liftedopens in new window
According to a survey conducted by Booking.com 2020 will see more conscious travellers keen to explore destinations undergoing recovery efforts following major setbacks. 60% of travellers planning to make concerted efforts to select locations where they can help local communities and economies that are still recovering from a major setback.
26
Jun
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Great British 'staycation' scrambleopens in new window
Travel search engine Booking.com revealed the most desired locations in the UK on its website were Blackpool, Liverpool, Brighton, Bournemouth and Manchester. It said over the past few months since lockdown, in-country stays featured in over half of all searches put into wish lists on the site.
25
Jun
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
Booking Holdings CEO on Covid-19 impactopens in new window
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joins ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss how much travel activity will be disrupted by the new mandatory quarantine imposed by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
24
Jun
2020
www.cnbc.com
The best hotels in Myrtle Beachopens in new window
I've been visiting the region for over a decade, and have seen the developments in and around Myrtle Beach. To highlight the best hotels, I selected those that range in price from $69 to $239 per night to start, depending on the season. I've highlighted those that are proven to be well-located, with excellent amenities, and are well-reviewed by past guests on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor and Booking.com.
23
Jun
2020
www.businessinsider.com
An Expert Answers Everything You Need To Know About Holidays In The UK And Abroad This Summeropens in new window
'Given the large amount of uncertainty that COVID-19 has placed on our everyday lives, and in particular, on the travel industry, we know that many travellers will want to seek extra flexibility and reassurance when booking their next holiday,' Ryan Pearson, Regional Manager at Booking.com told Grazia. 'As travel restrictions start to ease and we're able to take our first steps towards experiencing the world again, we recommend that customers search for flexible rates and opt for those that allow longer free cancellation periods.'
18
Jun
2020
graziadaily.co.uk
Booking.com offers incentive to fuel travellers imaginationopens in new window
Driven by a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com today extended its wish list travel campaign by offering 5% cashback credit to inspire and encourage customers to continue dreaming of their next trip. While travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, data from Booking.com has revealed that lockdown hasn’t stopped Indian travellers from dreaming about the possibilities.
16
Jun
2020
www.adgully.com
Ski resort accommodation interest lifts to new heightsopens in new window
Booking.com area manager Australia Luke Wilson said it's fantastic to see a surge in Aussies getting out and supporting local intra-state destinations ahead of the school holidays and ski season launch. "Promising appetite for winter hub destinations, such as Jindabyne and Thredbo village, over the past week indicate that Aussie families are still eager and willing to make short-term plans to get away as the 2020 ski season kicks-off," Mr Wilson said.
12
Jun
2020
www.canberratimes.com.au
Booking.com CEO Says People Will Vacation Close to Home This Summeropens in new window
Andy Browne, editorial director of Bloomberg New Economy talks with Glenn Fogel, president and CEO at Booking Holdings and CEO of Booking.com. about the trends he's seeing in the travel industry as the world slowly starts to open up after Covid-19 lockdowns.
10
Jun
2020
www.bloomberg.com
‘Jersey Shore’ Fans, Rejoice! You Can Totally Rent the Original House in Seaside Heights, New Jerseyopens in new window
If you’re a big fan of the reality TV series Jersey Shore, then there’s a solid chance you’ve wondered about what it’s like to party in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Problem is, staying at some beachside motel won’t give you the true experience. Thankfully, the original Jersey Shore house featured in four out of the six seasons is available for rent! Given the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey, booking restrictions may apply. However, the house is still listed on Booking.com.
10
Jun
2020
www.lifeandstylemag.com
You could make a world of difference: Combine adventure with saving the planet on one of these incredible life-changing conservation breaksopens in new window
Last year’s sustainable travel report from Booking.com shows that nearly three quarters of world travellers are looking for ‘authentic’ experiences that reflect the local culture.
06
Jun
2020
www.dailymail.co.uk
Should you book your post-pandemic trip now?opens in new window
Are you ready to travel again? Lock down rules are easing, but is it too soon to start planning and booking? Research at Booking.com shows the number of Australian properties in its travel ‘wish lists’ has increased from 28 per cent last year to 51 per cent.
05
Jun
2020
thenewdaily.com.au
BOOKING.COM REVEALS SOME OF THE TOP TRAVEL DREAMS OF A UK NATION IN WAITINGopens in new window
Travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that this hasn’t stopped people across the UK from dreaming about its possibilities. Delving into the millions of travel wish lists created by hopeful travellers on its platform over the last two months, with properties wish listed across over 100,000 different destinations since the start of March, Booking.com shares the top destinations and properties on Brits’ minds as they wait for when the time is right to travel again.
04
Jun
2020
vergemagazine.co.uk
Second is the new first choiceopens in new window
"We see millennials driving this trend - a generation always on the lookout for new places, cuisines and authentic experiences by taking the path less travelled. They are also very responsible when it comes down to environment and sustainability. They care about the environment and want to make a difference in every way possible," says Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com. According to the website, travellers are willing to swap their original destination for a lesser known but similar alternative.
29
May
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
7 key takeaways you can learn from travel agents and tour operators about how to book travel right now, and into next yearopens in new window
Sites like Booking.com have also seen a rise in interest in domestic travel in searches. According to Booking, in the US, the shift toward domestic travel planning has increased to 71% up from 58% last year.
29
May
2020
www.businessinsider.com
The 10 places people most want to visit in the US once travel can resume, according to Booking.comopens in new window
According to the popular travel booking site Booking.com, many Americans are scrolling and saving or "wish listing" destinations and hotels they want to visit. The Booking team recently looked at data from users' wish lists between March and April 2020 and found that Americans are among the top 10 nationalities wish-listing the most.
20
May
2020
www.businessinsider.com
10 ways hotel stays will change after COVID-19opens in new window
With travel restrictions in place at present and the world at different stages of dealing with the coronavirus, staycations are looking to be the main way people will travel this year. "We’re seeing that more local travel - including to familiar and less crowded, rural or coastal destinations - is top of traveller's minds," Pepijn Rijvers, senior vice president of accommodation at Booking.com tells Lonely Planet. "Over half (51%) of all properties wish-listed on Booking.com during March and April were located within a traveller’s own borders. This is a marked jump from 33% during the same time last year. And amid continually evolving global uncertainty, whether local or further afield, travellers will be looking to make bookings with flexible policies for additional peace of mind."
19
May
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
The top 10 countries Kiwi's can't wait to visitopens in new window
Todd Lacey, Area Manager New Zealand at Booking.com, commented on how the data reflected the desire of Kiwis to safely get back to travelling and see a revival of New Zealand’s vibrant local tourism sector: “These have been extraordinary and challenging times in which safety remains the top priority for the tourism sector going forward. We also know that in such times, dreaming about experiencing the world again has immense power to fire our imaginations and keep spirits high. It’s not surprising to see the major centres topping wishlists for travel under alert level 2. 1 in 5 of all travellers to Auckland on Booking.com are corporates wanting to take advantage of the range of offers, which we expect will continue to appeal as confidence to travel slowly resumes. Promising appetite for tourist hubs and gateway destinations such as Queenstown, Rotorua and Paihia all indicate that Kiwi families are still eager to get away for the upcoming ski season and school holidays. Building a wishlist can be a positive step for Kiwis to start dreaming and building confidence to experience Aotearoa as we enter alert level 2. We’re committed to making it easy for them to turn those dreams into reality when the time is right.”
18
May
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
Coronavirus-torn NYC hasn’t lost its shine for these would-be travelers. Would you still visit?opens in new window
Booking.com, “The World’s #1 Choice for Booking Accommodations,” has shone in this moment of unlimited free time and raging cabin fever. The website offers a feature that involves clicking a heart icon present on every property’s listing, which adds it to the clicker’s “wish list.” And in an email to Fast Company, the company revealed that in March and April, “millions of travel wish lists” were created that selected properties “across over 100,000 different destinations.”
14
May
2020
www.fastcompany.com
These are the top travel trends for 2021, according to expertsopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report for 2020, 82 per cent of global travellers have identified sustainable travel as being important to them while 58 per cent say they are looking to make more sustainable choices once we can travel again - and 68 per cent of travellers would like the money they spend on travel to go back into the local community. “People will want to experience the world, all of it, perhaps more than ever before,” a spokesperson for Booking.com says. “Countries that have been most impacted by the recent crisis will be enticing tourists to visit them, so they can start to recover, and at Booking.com we believe that travellers will actively look for ways to support these communities and cities. In the coming months, we can expect the appetite for sustainable and responsible travel, as well as the need to give back to local communities both far and closer to home, to build even more momentum.
11
May
2020
www.standard.co.uk
Travel in the footsteps of iconic women throughout historyopens in new window
Walk in the footsteps of women who defied expectations and broke stereotypes, and the destinations where they made history or where their stories began with Booking.com. These iconic women set an example of independence, confidence and legacy guiding the way.
08
Mar
2020
www.outlookindia.com
International Women's Day: Go solo travelling in the footsteps of iconic womenopens in new window
Booking.com wanted to make it easier for women to travel the world or pick where to jet to. So they’re celebrating International Women’s Day with a list of women from all over the world who defied expectations and broke stereotypes – plus the destinations where they made history. Booking.com research reveals that more than 1 in 10 women globally (16%) want to travel solo in 2020
08
Mar
2020
www.dailystar.co.uk
SheMatters: Ritu Mehrotra on what makes a female leader different from her male counterpartopens in new window
Do men and women really have different leadership styles? Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, Booking.com opens up on what makes a leader.
08
Mar
2020
www.peoplematters.in
Top 5 most-booked solo-female traveller destinations of 2020opens in new window
Ladies find your passports and pack those suitcases because Booking.com has released its top travel destinations endorsed by women. And we think you'll be surprised at who made the cut. In celebration of International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Booking.com has brought together data from the most booked destinations by female solo-travellers during 2019 and real reviews from the women who have travelled to them.
06
Mar
2020
www.finder.com.au
“How I travelled the world solo for 18 months on a budget of £5,000”opens in new window
One in every 10 women across the world wants to go on solo travelling in 2020, according to new research from Booking.com. If you’re looking for inspiration to plan your next trip, read on to hear how cyclist Liz Dodd took an epic trip across the globe on a budget of just £9 a day.
05
Mar
2020
www.stylist.co.uk
I used to meticulously plan my vacations. Now I book the flight first and worry about the details later — and it's done wonders for my budget and travel anxiety.opens in new window
I recommend making a reservation on a website like Booking.com, which tends to have flexible cancellation policies. If your plans are totally open, book accommodation for at least the first night that you land, and then go from there.
05
Mar
2020
www.businessinsider.com.au
Indians set priorities straight: Millennials want to ditch family vacations for once-in-a-lifetime sporting eventsopens in new window
The survey, conducted by Booking.com, revealed that 80 per cent of Indian sports fans would rather travel to watch their team live in 2020 than go on a family vacation. The study was commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among 19,392 sports fans from 18 years or above in over 29 markets, including India, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Brazil, Indonesia, the US, the UK, Colombia and Russia among others.
03
Mar
2020
economictimes.indiatimes.com
International Women’s Day: Saluting Tourism’s Leading Ladies – Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Booking.comopens in new window
The fight for gender equality is for everyone, and necessary for economies and communities to thrive. With this in mind, International Women’s Day 2020 galvanises all women to work towards an equal world. In support of this campaign, TTG Asia and TTGmice are featuring women leaders in the travel, tourism and business events industry this week. Today, we speak to Ritu Mehrotra who tells us about Booking.com’s initiatives to push for gender diversity in the travel technology sector and how the tourism industry can play a critical role in improving the lives of women.
03
Mar
2020
www.ttgasia.com
Best ways to travel without knowing the local languageopens in new window
If you’d prefer to stay entirely digital, apps for some online travel agencies like Booking.com also show the name of the hotel in both the local language and English — and you can download your reservations to appear offline too.
29
Feb
2020
thepointsguy.com
Where do most Indian travellers prefer to spend the leap year weekend?opens in new window
Travel booking planner Booking.com has found most Indian travellers have picked up pilgrimage destinations with pleasant weather to spend their upcoming leap year weekend. Pilgrimage destinations like Katra (Vaishno Devi), Ajmer, Puri and Amritsar have featured on the top 10 list.
28
Feb
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sustainable Tourism: The Road less Travelledopens in new window
Some areas are more successful than others in attracting the attention of eco-conscious tourists. Almost half of the respondents in a Booking.com survey identify sustainable travel as staying in green accommodation. No wonder that eco-friendly accommodation booking is surging.
28
Feb
2020
medium.com
The world’s best Mardi Gras parades...opens in new window
New Zealand has been lit up with rainbow pride for the last month, with celebrations seen all around the country. As our local pride celebrations draw to a close, it’s important to remember that there is always a rainbow flag flying somewhere. To celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the global efforts to reach equality, here are four of the world’s best pride celebrations and places to stay thanks to Booking.com, starting with our very own in Auckland.
27
Feb
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
New Guide Reveals How The Travel Industry And Travelers Can Reduce Waste For More Sustainable Tripsopens in new window
A Booking.com report from 2018 cited nearly 90% of global travelers want to travel sustainably, and one of the ways the industry and travelers alike can do so is to cut down on what ends up in the garbage bin. Getting to share this information and empower others in the quest for sustainable travel has been the most profound, long-term value from the whole experience, Court added.
27
Feb
2020
www.forbes.com
What is Prince Harry's Travalyst initiative? How the Duke is seeking to promote sustainable tourismopens in new window
When we spoke to Booking.com's chairwoman, Gillian Tan about the initiative last year, she said: "71 per cent of our customers want companies to offer more sustainable options. Eco travel is impacting the travel industry a lot, and more companies are thinking much more how to preserve the cities we built and love for generations to come.”
26
Feb
2020
www.standard.co.uk
Booking.com: Diversity in the age of AIopens in new window
Online travel agency Booking.com has demonstrated how a digital platform can benefit from inclusivity and diversity.
26
Feb
2020
www.forbesindia.com
Travalyst Coalition announces draft sustainability frameworks to help travellers find sustainable travel, tourism optionsopens in new window
"We know from our research that 82% of our accommodation partners are interested in collaborating with us on the topic of sustainability and that 87% of global travellers think that it's important to consider sustainable properties when travelling," said Gillian Tans, Chairwoman of Booking.com. "Despite this tremendous interest on both sides, the majority of consumers still don't know where to start. Even though 70% say that they'd be more likely to book a stay that was eco-friendly, we also see that 72% of travellers aren't even aware of the existence of eco-labels. This represents a huge opportunity for us as part of Travalyst to hep a wider range of accommodation providers showcase their sustainability efforts and in turn make it easier for travellers to find and ultimately book their properties."
25
Feb
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Booking.com’s Top Marketing Exec Vows to Unify Messagingopens in new window
“I believe in ‘moment marketing,’ as it allows us to be focused on a message that is top of mind and universally relatable for our audience, while putting our own Booking.com flavor on it and making it tangible for our customers. After all, those real life, tangible experiences are what travel is all about.”
24
Feb
2020
skift.com
Prince Harry Returns to the U.K. for a Previously Unannounced Appearanceopens in new window
The Travalyst initiative is a collaboration between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor, and Visa, which asks travelers to consider the environment when planning trips and vacations.
23
Feb
2020
www.harpersbazaar.com
Explore 5 of the world’s most romantic ski vacationsopens in new window
Many of HelloVanCity’s coupled up readers are surely on the hunt for an awesome experience-style gift for their significant other this year. Our friends at Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest selection of places to stay, has put together the world’s five best options for a couples ski getaway. So get ready for a whole lot of après-ski, pushing yourself with off-piste challenges, and curling up by the fire with hearts in your eyes.
21
Feb
2020
www.hellovancity.com
Winter Warmers: Cozy Accommodations for a Winter Stayopens in new window
Winter is here! And while some will inevitably head south to warmer climates, we say why not embrace it and make the most out of it. Once you do, you’ll realize there’s a certain magic and beauty to the glistening white snow. Plus the idea of snuggling up next to the fireplace with a glass of wine after spending the day hitting the slopes, doesn’t sound so bad (but maybe that’s just us). Our friends at Booking.com found these seven enchanting wintery destinations and cozy accommodations that offer something special for everyone.
19
Feb
2020
drifttravel.com
10 Reasons to honeymoon in Wisconsinopens in new window
Combining customer insights from over 128 million real guest reviews, Booking.com has revealed that 2018 is the year to dream big. With 45% of travellers aiming to top one or more destinations off their travel bucket list in the coming year, it’s time to seize the moment like never before and add this little-known vacation spot to your list.
15
Feb
2020
www.femalefirst.co.uk
Booking.com Announces Finalists for its 2020 Technology Playmaker Awardsopens in new window
Today, Booking.com, one of the world’s largest online travel companies and a digital technology leader, announced the finalists of the 2020 Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards. In its third year, the awards recognize and celebrate women who are transforming businesses, industries, and communities through technology and inspiring the next generation of female tech leaders.
12
Feb
2020
drifttravel.com
Say 'I Do' at These Stunning Celebrity Wedding Destinationsopens in new window
From a Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Indian-themed palace wedding in Rajasthan, to Heidi Klum's and Tom Kaulitz's romantic Amalfi coast nuptials, destination weddings are here to stay. If you are looking for some inspiration from the stars take a walk down the aisle with us at some of these iconic wedding destinations, compiled by booking.com.
09
Feb
2020
www.news18.com
Music festivals to look forward to in 2020opens in new window
If you’re a festival junkie and music is your raison d’être we have tailor-made a calendar to suit your lifestyle. Booking.com has curated a list of some of the best music festivals across the country including some all-time hits, first-time festivals and out-of-the-way experiences for you to enjoy in 2020. So whatever your genre - EDM, rock, hip hop, sufi, folk or trance, there’s something for everyone.
06
Feb
2020
www.hindustantimes.com
Booking.com launches fund for sustainable travel startupsopens in new window
Travel platform Booking.com Monday announced a ₹18.5 crore fund for startups offering solutions in sustainable travel and accommodation. The startups will be selected through its accelerator ‘2020 Booking Booster program’ which will bring together startups, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations to explore solutions to build sustainable accommodation. Participants with innovative products and services, including accommodation, will have a chance to win grants from the company’s ₹18.5 crore fund, Booking.com said.
03
Feb
2020
www.livemint.com
From sleeping pods to theatres: Here are the 10 coolest workplaces in Indiaopens in new window
Booking.com in Mumbai | Built across an area of 9500 square feet, this workplace features different themed zones with elements that exhibit the cultural aspects of Mumbai. The ceilings have chai glass chandeliers and cabins are shaped like the seats of an autorickshaw. The office also has mid-sized meeting rooms with photographs of popular holiday destinations visited by their employees. The walls boast of larger than life graphic collage of cricketers and Bollywood stars.
31
Jan
2020
www.moneycontrol.com
6 romantic getaways for a quick break over Valentine’s Day weekendopens in new window
Enjoy time for just the two of you this Valentine's weekend. Take some time out for yourselves and choose a romantic, secluded getaway to unwind and relax, without travelling too far. Whether you want to look out to a panoramic nature view or cosy up in a country escape, Booking.com have provided six places perfect for your romantic weekend.
31
Jan
2020
www.lifestyle.com.au
Here’s what I learned after scoring free access to exclusive ‘club lounge’opens in new window
Travelling to Malaysia to kick off our trip meant booking a decent hotel. As many of you know, the Booking.com app is genius as it literally acts as your own private travel agent. Certainly there are many others available, but this piece of tech has worked well for me in the past. So, I fired up my iPad and browsed the choice of hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Up popped a few deals and the room was booked. The app allows one to make contact with the hotel prior to travel to make requests, so I let them know that this old curmudgeon was coming on honeymoon and could they take note of that. So far, so good.
31
Jan
2020
www.scotsman.com
These are the most welcoming towns and cities in the UK - is yours on the list?opens in new window
Booking.com, one of the UK's biggest hotel reservation sites, has revealed the results of its annual Traveller Review Awards for 2020 - including a list of the UK's most "welcoming" cities.
30
Jan
2020
www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk
Booking.com Announces More Than $3.7 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Accommodation in 2020opens in new window
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, today announced the opening of applications for its 2020 Booking Booster program to support solutions in sustainable travel. Following on the success of the previous three years, the fourth iteration of the program in 2020 will focus exclusively on the topic of sustainable accommodation. The 2020 Booking Booster will bring startups, social enterprises, non-profit organizations and accommodations of all kinds together directly to explore solutions to become more sustainable. Through the 2020 program, participants with innovative products and services, including accommodations themselves, will have the opportunity to secure grants from the company’s more than $3.7 million CAD fund.
29
Jan
2020
drifttravel.com
12 Travel Trends for 2020 That Will Transform the Way You Think About Travelopens in new window
Skip-gen travel, or “gramping,” is when grandparents travel with their grandchildren, leaving the middle generation at home to relax. Drawing on data from over 22,000 travellers, Booking.com reports that 71% of grandparents believe that parents should spend time alone without their children.
27
Jan
2020
www.familyfuncanada.com
Express Wanderlust: Planning a winter honeymoon? Here’s a list of some romantic destinationsopens in new window
From picturesque beaches to thrilling hill stations, and adventurous deserts, India has almost everything you can dream of. Travel portal Booking.com has carefully-curated a list of top honeymoon destinations in India. You can checkout and pick the best as per your taste.
23
Jan
2020
indianexpress.com
How To Be A More Sustainable Traveler In 2020opens in new window
When it comes to sustainable travel, the good news is that hearts are in the right place. According to 2018 Booking.com research, 87% of travelers want more sustainable travel options, and 67% are willing to spend more to reduce their impact on the environment.
23
Jan
2020
www.forbes.com
For 2nd year in row, Kerala tops list of most welcoming places: Reportopens in new window
According to a ranking by international travel site Booking.com's 'traveller review awards 2020, Mararikulam, Varkala, Thekkady and Kollam in Kerala have found their place in the top 10 list. The second state in the list is Goa with Agonda and Palolem, says a statement issued by Booking.com on Wednesday.
22
Jan
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
AI, Ethics and Corporate Behavioropens in new window
Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer, Novartis; Allen Blue, Vice President of Product Management and cofounder, LinkedIn; Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com and Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services speak to Bloomberg Live’s Mark Miller about the influence of AI on corporate responsibility at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead: Harnessing New Technologies in Davos, Switzerland.
22
Jan
2020
www.bloomberg.com
What is ‘second city travelling’ and why is it a big 2020 trend?opens in new window
A second city traveller will explore a country’s lesser-known destinations, so as to combat over-tourism. According to a report by Booking.com, 51 per cent of travellers are likely to swap a destination with an alternative, if it results in less of an environmental impact. In fact, it is believed that this form of travelling is more authentic as it lets you interact with locals and understand the culture better. It does not directly mean that you must not visit big cities, but smaller cities and less-explored destinations can tailor-make your journey.
21
Jan
2020
indianexpress.com
More Britons are ditching this while on holiday - can you guess what it is?opens in new window
According to Booking.com’s research, 59 percent of people say they want tech to offer them a ‘wildcard’ and surprise options and 46% of global travellers state they will use an app that makes it fast and easy to explore and book activities.
20
Jan
2020
www.express.co.uk
Booking.com pioneers a first-of-its-kind Quality Rating system for apartments, holiday homes and villasopens in new window
With 31% of Canadian travellers preferring to stay in a holiday home or apartment over a hotel in 2020 and with ‘Star Rating’ one of the top applied filters on Booking.com, this innovation reflects Booking.com’s ongoing commitment and investment to create an even more seamless travel experience while providing travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay. Similar to a hotel star classification rating system that objectively rates hotels according to a set of quality criteria, the new Quality Rating for apartments, holiday homes and villas on Booking.com is designed to fill a gap in the travel industry. It provides a global benchmark that travellers can recognize and rely on to identify properties that match their quality requirements more easily.
20
Jan
2020
drifttravel.com
Travel communities, apps help Indians plan vacations betteropens in new window
Can travel apps and online travel communities help provide travellers with insider information about lesser-known destinations? “With technology developing at the speed of light, it would no doubt inspire travel and travellers in 2020,” notes a study by Booking.com. The study has revealed that 77 per cent of Indian travellers connect with online travel communities to get insider information into lesser-known destinations, in their search for something different.
19
Jan
2020
www.thehindubusinessline.com
Kick Start Your 2020 Travel Resolutions With These Unique NYC Experiencesopens in new window
According to a recent Booking.com survey, 72%* of respondents were interested in booking a trip to help kick-start their New Year’s resolutions. To help them along, the travel website has created 20 custom-designed rooms and experiences to encourage travelers to kick start the journey to achieving their goals and travel resolutions.
18
Jan
2020
thelastfashionbible.com
‘A new world disorder’: Global leaders head to Davos 2020 in search of stabilityopens in new window
Nonetheless, certain companies are already considering how to become greener. “For Booking.com, we look forward to having a voice around the future of sustainability in travel. We know that consumers increasingly want to understand the sustainable choices available to them when it comes to travel and tourism, and ways they can reduce their own individual impact,” Gillian Tans, chairwoman of Booking.com, also a Davos attendee, told CNBC via email.
17
Jan
2020
www.cnbc.com
Booking.com Launches New Pilot App CityBook in Amsterdam, London and Parisopens in new window
Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies committed to making it easier for everyone to experience the world, has announced the launch of a new pilot product, CityBook. This responsive digital guide for cities seamlessly combines inspiration, planning, navigation and experience all in one place. The first pilots launch today in the cities of Paris, London and Amsterdam.
16
Jan
2020
drifttravel.com
Why travelling to a ‘second city’ is the biggest travel trend of 2020opens in new window
Second city travel is exploring a country’s lesser-known destinations in a bid to reduce overtourism and help to protect the environment. According to a report from Booking.com, 51 per cent of travellers would swap their original destination for a similar alternative if it meant making less of an environmental impact.
16
Jan
2020
www.standard.co.uk
Hotel Offers $20.20 Themed Rooms to Help NYC Guests Commit to 2020 Goalsopens in new window
Goal-setters were invited to book a two-night stay at one of 20 "Resolution Suites" at the Broad Exchange Building in downtown Manhattan for only $20.20, via a promotion run through Booking.com.
15
Jan
2020
www.nbcnewyork.com
Unsold Manhattan Condos Get New Year’s Resolution Makeoversopens in new window
In its search for empty apartments to decorate in New Year’s resolution themes, Booking.com found its canvas at 25 Broad St., a 308-unit rental building in the Financial District that developer LCOR is converting into for-sale condos. Starting today, the website’s users can book one of the Instagram-ready units and stay there this weekend for a $20.20 fee.
13
Jan
2020
www.bnnbloomberg.ca
Value-conscious millennials helping reinvent the Indian travel sector: Ritu Mehrotraopens in new window
Amsterdam-based Booking.com is one of the leading online hotel aggregators globally. Since its entry into the Indian market in 2012, the company now has nearly 900,000 listings in India, including homes, apartments and resorts. Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, talks about the journey so far, the trends and challenges for the Indian traveller and more.
13
Jan
2020
www.livemint.com
This secret city will blow your mindopens in new window
If your introduction to Armenia’s capital city was when Mr Kardashian himself, Kanye West, tried to “walk on water” on Swan Lake during his 2015 concert, you are far from alone, but according to Booking.com’s Top 10 Trending Destinations for 2020, that’s all about to change.
10
Jan
2020
www.escape.com.au
Natural ski destinations in India that will complete your winter vacays for realopens in new window
If you haven’t had your fill of skiing adventures this season, you can take your pick from this list of skiing destinations curated by Booking.com. So, pull out your gear before winter does a goodbye, and start skiing!
09
Jan
2020
www.indulgexpress.com
Top Travel Destinations for 2020opens in new window
Travel expert Jeanenne Tornatore breaks down the top trending vacation destinations for 2020.
09
Jan
2020
cheddar.com
Here's how to snag a NYC hotel suite for $20 a nightopens in new window
If your New Year's resolutions include more travel and spending less money, get ready to book a hotel suite in New York City for just $20.20. Yes, notoriously expensive NYC hotel rooms will be on sale -- at least for a period of time. On Jan. 13, Booking.com will open reservations for 20 hotel suites tailored to 20 common New Year's resolutions -- all for the price of $20.20 per night.
08
Jan
2020
abcnews.go.com
62% Indian travellers want to help reduce over-tourism: Surveyopens in new window
As a growing number of tourist destinations tackle the problem of overtourism, Indian travellers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Nearly 62% Indian travellers say they want to play a part in reducing overtourism, as compared to the global average of 54%, according to a survey on the top travel trends for 2020 by travel website Booking.com.
07
Jan
2020
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
These NYC Hotel Suites Were Designed to Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions — and They're Only $20.20 a Nightopens in new window
We didn’t just enter a new year when the ball dropped in NYC — we entered a new decade. Yes, it’s really time for a new year, new you. And, because it’s 2020, Booking.com wants to help all your New Year’s resolutions come into perfect vision. Today the travel website announced its 20 resolution suites aimed at helping you kickstart the new year and any new year’s resolutions you may have. The suites, located at 25 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan at the Broad Exchange Building, each “allow guests to aspirationally enter an accommodation tailored to their resolution, and exit in true new year, new you fashion,” Booking.com said.
06
Jan
2020
www.travelandleisure.com
These are 2020’s top travel trends: ‘microcations,’ carbon offsetting, and moreopens in new window
A recent booking.com survey shows that 70 percent of travelers would be more likely to book a property if they know it’s planet friendly, but 72 percent are unaware that eco-certifications exist for vacation stays.
03
Jan
2020
www.nationalgeographic.com
25 Best Trips For The New Year (And The New You)opens in new window
A recent study by Booking.com found that 51% of Americans agree that travel has helped them achieve their New Year's resolutions. And the statistics are even more powerful among younger Americans: According to Booking.com’s survey, 64% of Millennials say that travel has been a key factor in achieving their New Year’s resolutions. So it’s no wonder that 72% of Americans are interested in taking a trip in the new year to help kick start their resolutions.
02
Jan
2020
www.forbes.com
Travel trends in 2020: where to holiday this yearopens in new window
We want to make sure our holiday dollars have a positive impact. Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report found that almost three-quarters of travellers believe people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations.
31
Dec
2019
www.illawarramercury.com.au
The Four Biggest Travel Trends For 2020opens in new window
According to Booking.com, 54% of global travelers want to play a part in reducing over-tourism and 51% interested in swapping destinations for a lesser known but similar alternative.
31
Dec
2019
www.forbes.com
The top travel trends for 2020, according to expertsopens in new window
According to research from Booking.com, 76 per cent of Gen Z travellers say they would use more environmentally friendly means of transportation once they have arrived at their destination - so expect to see a large rise in train and bus travel in 2020.
30
Dec
2019
www.standard.co.uk
The trends shaping the travel industry in 2019opens in new window
The popularity of apartments, rather than hotels, continues to grow and major accommodation websites like Booking.com are now offering both in the same search results.
29
Dec
2019
www.newcastleherald.com.au
10 travel trends to watch out for in 2020opens in new window
“Increasing collaboration across the travel eco-system will see more awareness campaigns and infrastructure improvement drives to entice visitors to take the road less traveled,” predicts Booking.com which drew on its expertise in travel and technology coupled with research among more than 22,000 travelers across 29 markets and insights from over 180 million verified guest reviews to predict the travel trends we can expect to see come to life in the year ahead.
27
Dec
2019
o.canada.com
Livia Firth shares her passion for eco travel, sustainable fashion and turning the red carpet greenopens in new window
That’s why Booking.com chose her to be the 2019 ambassador for their Booking Booster Accelerator Programme, which invests in sustainable tourism startups worldwide. Recently Livia headed to the travel company’s Amsterdam base to help judge which of the 10 social-enterprise finalists would receive grants from Booking.com’s $3.5-million fund. Many of the finalists, who took part in a three-week accelerator programme, are helping to create change by connecting travellers with the local communities they visit.
26
Dec
2019
www.fq.co.nz
WHERE TO GO NOW: CANDY CANE HOUSE WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
If you’ve been around London lately, you may have heard rumours of a fantastic candy cane themed house filled entirely with edible clocks, cutlery and more- we’re here to tell you that what you heard was most definitely true and we lived it. Thanks to Booking.com, we had an amazing opportunity to spend a night in one of London’s tastiest pop-up hotels ever; The Candy Cane House.
23
Dec
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Surprising! Not Goa or London, these two cities were most preferred destinations for Indians in 2019opens in new window
Top destinations booked by Indians travelling within the country in 2019 include Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Kochi and Mysore, according to the survey by digital travel company Booking.com.
23
Dec
2019
www.financialexpress.com
Greta Thunberg’s refusal to take any flights since 2015 has spawned a whole ‘train-bragging’ movement, and it’s ushered in a new era for luxury travelers around the worldopens in new window
And traveler tastes have changed. In a fast-paced world, travelers are also looking to slow down. According to Booking.com’s 2020 predictions, “Slo-mo is the #FOMO.” In other words, the rushing-to-be-everywhere zeitgeist, captured by the popular hashtag #fearofmissingout, has shifted to savoring the moment and appreciating the journey. Booking.com reports that 62% of its travelers want to go on a trip where transportation is part of the experience, and 64% are interested in historic luxury train journeys.
19
Dec
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
Startup Street: Paytm's HungerBox bet, Booking.com's India story and Visa's startup pushopens in new window
The holiday season is here and Booking.com will soon be a one-stop-shop for not only booking rooms but even flights and cabs. The Indian arm of NASDAQ listed Booking Holdings is also looking to integrate dining and attractions as part of its connected trip platform.
18
Dec
2019
www.cnbctv18.com
Top travel destinations and travel trends for 2020opens in new window
Booking.com found that 54% of global travellers wish to reduce overtourism, with 51% saying they're willing to swap their current travel destination for somewhere similar if it would reduce their impact.
17
Dec
2019
www.finder.com.au
Candy Cane House: A home made from sweets for a festive treatopens in new window
Booking.com has created the world’s sweetest home just in time for the festive period in the heart of London’s Soho. Aptly named the Candy Cane house, lucky guests will spend a magical night immersed in candy, chocolate, gingerbread and more.
17
Dec
2019
home.bt.com
7 Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations For 2020opens in new window
Booking.com recognized Salta, Argentina, as a trending destination for 2020. The mountainous town offers something for every type of traveler. Those who are fans of urban exploration can enjoy the cultural hub and historic architecture, while adventurers and active explorers can venture outside the city to soak in the abundant nature and wildlife.
17
Dec
2019
www.forbes.com
The next generation of globetrotters are using travel as a type of self-careopens in new window
A recent study by Booking.com revealed that almost half (49%) of Canada’s Gen Z prioritize travel spending over material possessions, and when polled about their life goals “travel and seeing the world” ranked third, right behind “saving for a down payment on a house” and “investing in education/professional training.”
16
Dec
2019
dailyhive.com
From Sunburn Music Festival to Hot Air Balloon Festival -- here are all the places where you can live it up in Decemberopens in new window
It is that time of the year when everyone’s planning their holidays if they aren’t already on one. Booking.com curated a list of all the festivals where people can enjoy unique experiences be it classical folk dance, art camp to hot air balloon rides or a crash course on ancient tribal lives.
12
Dec
2019
www.businessinsider.in
Top 10 trending destinations to explore in 2020opens in new window
As a new year dawns, our desire to discover and explore more of the world is awakened. Almost three-quarters (70%) of Canadian travellers say that in 2020 they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they’ve never had before. To help inspire travellers to achieve this ambition, Booking.com, the digital travel leader connecting travellers with the widest choice of unique places to stay, a range of must-do travel experiences and seamless transport options, has delved into global booking trends to reveal 10 of the top emerging travel destinations for 2020. From hidden gems in Eastern Europe to under-the-radar spots in Asia, these up-and-coming destinations promise novel experiences, untouched natural beauty and the chance to soak up the magic before everyone else catches on.
09
Dec
2019
www.hellovancity.com
From 'hot tub hammocks' to private outdoor areas decorated with lanterns: Inside the unique New Zealand glamping experience where travellers sleep under the stars in clear domesopens in new window
Mt Gold Glamping boasts a 'superb' rating on Booking.com, with reviewers calling it a 'truly memorable, unforgettable' experience. 'This place turned out to be the highlight of our month in New Zealand,' one person wrote.
08
Dec
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
From 'slo-mo' to pet-centric, these are the top 8 travel trends we'll live by in 2020opens in new window
Ahead of planning your trips for next year, Booking.com have made their travel trend predictions. From pet-centric holidays (we can get *very* on board with this) to technology-fuelled travel, exploring the world has never looked more tempting.
07
Dec
2019
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
These Island Getaways Have Some of the Best-Kept Secrets in Food and Wine. And It Could All Be Thanks to the Soilopens in new window
Island hopping isn’t new, but if long walks on the beach are losing their luster, it’s time to consider a vacation centered on soil. According to Booking.com’s travel trends for 2020, the exploration of lesser known destinations will be a major focus for global explorers. The travel company’s research found that 54% of global travelers were interested in reducing over-tourism, while 51% would change their original destination to a similar alternative if they knew it would help leave less of an environmental impact.
07
Dec
2019
fortune.com
Booking.com Exec Talks Changing Hospitality Industryopens in new window
Olivier Grémillon, vice president of global segments at Booking.com, joins Cheddar to talk about the changing face of the accommodation industry.
05
Dec
2019
cheddar.com
Looking for a new escapade? Here are six colourful destinations to escape the winter bluesopens in new window
Booking.com, a digital travel company, has handpicked six of the world’s most colourful places to encourage travellers to recharge their batteries. With rainbow-hued architecture, fragrantly-spiced food and plenty of Vitamin D, leave the winter skies behind for these unique and colourful getaways.
04
Dec
2019
indianexpress.com
Stay in a candy cane house where you can eat the decorations this Christmasopens in new window
If you think your house is Christmassy with your tree and lights up, wait until you see this place. Booking.com have gotten right into the spirit with their new Candy Cane House, located in London’s Soho. And you can stay there.
03
Dec
2019
metro.co.uk
10 up-and-coming destinations to know for 2020opens in new window
With a new year (and a new decade) on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about off-the-beaten track holidays. According to a study from Booking.com, 70 per cent of global travellers say they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they have never had before in 2020. To help inspire your next trip, Booking.com has pulled together 10 of the top emerging destinations in the world for 2020.
03
Dec
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Embraced by Ammanopens in new window
Using Booking.com, I locked in a fabulous stay at the Landmark Amman Hotel, handily located in the heart of the business district. The elegant boasts six restaurants, while the 13th-flloor roost, Ghoroub, serves magnificent mixology to salute Amman with a day’s end sundowner. Global research commissioned by Booking.com signals that one of travels biggest trenders for 2020 will be far more focus on choosing holiday destinations that offer a wide array of enriching experiences and attractions in close proximity to each other. 54% of research participants will be prioritising that as a key destination attribute in 2020. Jordan ticks that box, handsomely.
03
Dec
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
How Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Is Tackling The Curse Of Overtourismopens in new window
Finding ways to meet the demands of eco-conscious travel lovers and other holidaymakers jaded by over tourism is a growing concern for Booking.com chairwoman Gillian Tans. Speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Europe summit in Berlin, Tans said that Booking.com is thinking about how best to address this growing awareness, as the travel industry faces pushback from local communities concerned about the environmental and social impact of mass tourism.
03
Dec
2019
www.forbes.com
This Giant Jar of Vegemite Is Actually a Hotelopens in new window
You’ve slept in wine barrels, in tree forts, and even in a potato. Now, it’s time to sleep in a giant jar of Vegemite thanks to Booking.com. “Inspired by Australia’s love for Vegemite, the Vegemite Villa is a quirky and quintessential Australian experience like no other,” Luke Wilson, Area Manager at Booking.com Australia, told Better Homes and Garden. “Vegemite is a taste all Australians know and love, now Booking.com is offering world travelers the opportunity to experience Australia’s favorite spread in the most unique manner with the Vegemite Villa.”
02
Dec
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Mike Yardley: The colours of Wadi Rum, Jordanopens in new window
Using Booking.com, I locked in a flavourful desert stay at Sun City Camp. My tent was surprisingly well equipped with contemporary comforts, a flushing toilet and electricity. But nothing beats the timeless romance, loping across the desert on a camel, as you soak up that “vast, echoing and godlike” scenery. Global research commissioned by Booking.com signals that one of travels biggest trenders for 2020 will be far more focus on choosing holiday destinations that offer a wide array of enriching experiences and attractions in close proximity to each other.
28
Nov
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
42% Indians will cancel honeymoon for cricket final: Surveyopens in new window
From cancelling a honeymoon to risking their jobs, a new Booking.com on Wednesday found that 42 per cent of Indian cricket fans would cancel their honeymoon if it clashed with their preferred team or athlete playing a big game.
27
Nov
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Desert Escape to Wadi Rumopens in new window
But nothing beats the timeless romance, loping across the desert on a camel, as you soak up that “vast, echoing and godlike” scenery. Global research commissioned by Booking.com signals that one of travels biggest trenders for 2020 will be far more focus on choosing holiday destinations that offer a wide array of enriching experiences and attractions in close proximity to each other. 54% of research participants will be prioritising that as a key destination attribute in 2020. Jordan ticks that box, handsomely.
26
Nov
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
8 Hotel Booking Tips to Ensure You Get the Best Value When Booking Hotels Onlineopens in new window
I highly recommend using Booking.com to book your stays. This booking platform has thousands of accommodation options ranging from hostels to luxury resorts in cities around the world. Plus, the more you book with Booking.com, the more you save once you become a Genius member.
26
Nov
2019
www.moneywehave.com
Mexico: Exploring the megapolis of Mexico Cityopens in new window
Where to stay? Keen to stay the heart of the city, Booking.com led me to the stirring urban roost, Sheraton Maria Isabel. Offering an outdoor pool and fabulous on-site dining, the five-star hotel lords over Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, right across the road from the Angel of Independence Monument.Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and in a mega-city, selecting the right location is critical. Don't leave it to chance.
25
Nov
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Tree lighting helps bring Christmas spirit to NOTLopens in new window
Chamber president Eduardao Lafforgue said the gathering is in keeping with the town’s welcoming reputation, as noted by travel website Booking.com. “We’re Canada’s warmest welcome,” he said.
25
Nov
2019
www.niagarathisweek.com
A look inside Booking.com's impressive Amsterdam HQopens in new window
Like all travellers nowadays who search for accommodations and hotels online, chances are that you’ve come across Booking.com, one of the largest travel booking companies in the world with 28 million total reported listings, and the largest supply of alternative accommodations. Daily Hive just toured their Amsterdam HQ and learned more about their behind-the-scene processes that have made them adaptable in the current state of the travel industry.
25
Nov
2019
dailyhive.com
How to bag a stay at a room overlooking Wembley for the UEFA Euro 2020 finalopens in new window
The website Booking.com is a partner of UEFA Euro 2020 and they are opening a sports suite for the occasion complete with a bed, football-inspired decor and seats right in front of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows directly overlooking the pitch.
21
Nov
2019
www.dailypost.co.uk
The rise of the ‘Second City’ Traveller; the lesser-known alternativesopens in new window
In an attempt to reduce the strain on over-saturated tourist destinations, new research from Booking.com has found that 51% of people would swap where they are travelling to for a lesser-known alternative in order to protect the environment.
21
Nov
2019
www.remixmagazine.com
11 Travel Trends of 2020 That Will Awaken Your Wanderlustopens in new window
According to a Booking.com survey, 68 percent of millennial women are looking to take a trip next year where they can temporarily disconnect from all forms of communication.
21
Nov
2019
www.purewow.com
You can bag a stay for the UEFA Euro 2020 final in a room overlooking the matchopens in new window
Football fans could bag the ultimate stay for the UEFA Euro 2020 Final ; in a room which overlooks the match.That's because Booking.com, a partner of UEFA Euro 2020, is opening a swanky sports suite for the occasion complete with a bed, football-inspired decor and seats right in front of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows directly overlooking the pitch.It will be open for a stay on Sunday 12th July 2020 for the final of the tournament so you can catch all of the action, from the comfort of your room.
20
Nov
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
How to Find—And Book—a Spontaneous Flight Deal: Women Who Travel Podcastopens in new window
I spontaneously wanted to go to Belize and I didn't know anything about it there. So I was just browsing along on Booking.com and I got to the hotel there. It was a nice resort right on the beach.
20
Nov
2019
www.cntraveler.com
Striving for inclusion: top European companies rankedopens in new window
Booking.com ranked #1 out of 700 employers in 10 European countries that were assessed on their success in promoting all types of diversity. These include gender balance, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, disability as well as an ethnic and social mix that reflects wider society.
20
Nov
2019
www.ft.com
Chinese tourists increasingly demand sustainable travel alternatives, says Booking.comopens in new window
China’s burgeoning appetite for sustainable travel is creating new opportunities within the world’s largest travel market, according to the chairwoman of Booking.com. Gillian Tans told CNBC the uptick reflects a wider shift in global travel trends as consumers become more conscious of overtourism.
19
Nov
2019
www.cnbc.com
Room check: Staying at the Czar Lisbon Hotel, in Portugalopens in new window
As I was staying an extra day in Lisbon, I booked an additional night's accommodation via Booking.com. Through their app, I was able to message the hotel and request to stay in the same room I would be in the night before, so no need to check out and check back in again – this process was easy and communication from the hotel was fast.
19
Nov
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Plan a thoughtful trip for your kids this Children''s Dayopens in new window
Volunteering as a family is a great way to teach your kids about empathy and sharing, as well as being a meaningful and fun experience for the whole family. So, pack your bags and check out this list of places, recommended by premier travel site Booking.com for a meaningful holiday.
14
Nov
2019
www.outlookindia.com
Baby Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z Are All Changing The $8 Trillion Travel Industry In The Same Way, Opening Up Major Opportunities For Entrepreneurs And Marketersopens in new window
Gen Z is already on track to become the largest generation of consumers by the year 2025. The new Destination Gen Z report from Booking.com, for example, finds that independence is a top priority for those aged 16 to 24, with 34% planning to travel alone. Travel seems to be winning out in the battle for share of wallet among Gen Z in some surprising ways. While younger people are often presumed to have a burning desire for technology and food-and-beverage experiences, travel ranks as more important than either of those spending options.
13
Nov
2019
www.forbes.com
When do the Manchester Christmas Markets end?opens in new window
The Manchester Christmas Markets have already started to fill the city centre with festive cheer. Although we're in the middle of November, you'll see stall after stall of bratwurst, gluhwein and other Christmas treats. It's a firm-favourite destination over the holiday period for a fun-filled evening and the place to go for gift shopping. And it even attracts visitors from afar with it being named the best location in Britain for Christmas markets, according to figures from Booking.com
12
Nov
2019
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Now it’s easier than ever to get a cab in Southeast Asiaopens in new window
Booking.com has launched the new facility in partnership with super app Grab, which allows travellers to book taxi rides directly through the Booking.com app. It's available now in Singapore, in Indonesia and Thailand by the end of the year, and in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines by early 2020. The app users will have access to three million Grab drivers drivers across these eight countries, hailed instantly and directly through the app.
12
Nov
2019
www.lonelyplanet.com
Booking.com Chairwoman Gillian Tans And European Banking Startup N26 Cofounder Valentin Stalf Among Influential Business Leaders To Speak At Forbes Under 30 Summit Europe In Berlinopens in new window
Forbes today announced the initial speaker lineup for its Under 30 Summit Europe in Berlin, which will feature key speakers such as Gillian Tans, Chairwoman of Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies
12
Nov
2019
www.forbes.com
Building a Standard for Sustainable Tourismopens in new window
Today, here at the Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, Alan interviewed Booking.com chairwoman Gillian Tans on stage, and discussed, among other things, the future of sustainable tourism.
08
Nov
2019
fortune.com
Hotel review: One of New York’s best hotels is hiding in plain sight — here’s why I was so impressed by The Beekman New Yorkopens in new window
Booking.com ranks The Beekman similarly, with an outstanding 9.1 out of 10 from 2,482 guest reviews. Because The Beekman is so highly-rated, Booking.com has given it the distinction of one of their top hotels in New York.
08
Nov
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
Nearly half of travellers will choose 2020 holiday destination based on pet-friendlinessopens in new window
In a survey conducted by Booking.com, nearly half (42%) of travellers said they would choose their holiday destination next year based on whether Fido or Fluffy can come along.
07
Nov
2019
dailyhive.com
More eco-friendly travel amongst trend predictions for 2020opens in new window
This summer we not only begin a new year, but a new decade and experts say it'll will bring about an entirely new set of travel trends. Website Booking.com has released research that analysed data from more than 22,000 travellers and over 180 million verified guest reviews, to find out what trends we can expect in the new year.
06
Nov
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
Paws for thought: 2020 will see travellers putting their pets in the priority laneopens in new window
Recent research from Booking.com reveals that over seven in 10 (73%) global pet owners consider their pet to be a fully-fledged member of the family and almost half (42%) admit that they would enjoy their vacation more if they got to bring their pet along.
06
Nov
2019
drifttravel.com
See The Northern Lights In Complete Comfort At These Amazing Destinationsopens in new window
Booking.com has compiled a list - with pictures for those of us who can only dream of such a holiday - detailing their best hotels to get the Northern Lights experience without freezing your goolies off.
05
Nov
2019
www.ladbible.com
Mega pursuits in Mexico Cityopens in new window
Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and in a mega-city, selecting the right location is critical. Don’t leave it to chance.
04
Nov
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
‘Yoga adds flexibility and balance to my life’opens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra, country manager of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com, 32, has been heading the South Asian region of the travel fare and lodging aggregator website since 2017. An alumna of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the Harvard Business School, Mehrotra has worked with Pacific Global, Bristlecone and Zomato. She also tried her hand at entrepreneurship as the founder of e-commerce site Green Plate, which offers organic, healthy meals to corporates in the US. She’s based in Gurgaon.
03
Nov
2019
www.livemint.com
The best Christmas holiday destinations for a festive escape to rememberopens in new window
Nearby Lake Louise is the place to get out and about to take in the fresh air on a snowy walk or by ice skating, and you'll find fantastic slopes for skiing. You'll find the top hotels in Banff for Christmas on Booking.com.
01
Nov
2019
www.goodhousekeeping.com
These six places are considered as the world’s most haunted; how many have you visited?opens in new window
The list has been compiled by Booking.com — a digital travel company. It has delved into more than 140,000 destinations in 230 countries and territories around the world to present these places — five of them islands — for a thrilling experience beyond trick-or-treating and costume parties.
31
Oct
2019
indianexpress.com
Fancy a restless night this Halloween? Here’s some of the world’s spookiest spotsopens in new window
In honor of “The Addams Family” animated film coming to cinemas, Booking.com is offering guests the chance to stay in a replica of the family’s iconic home.
29
Oct
2019
www.cnbc.com
Manchester revealed as best Christmas Markets in the UKopens in new window
Manchester has been named the best location for Christmas markets in Britain. Research has revealed that Manchester is rated higher than any other UK city for its Christmas markets offerings, according to figures from Booking.com . The survey asked more than 21,000 travellers aged 16 or over worldwide who had visited the destinations included in the poll.
28
Oct
2019
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Indians love their staycations and weekend getaways more than Europeansopens in new window
“The fact is that people are making trips further away and are making more trips,” Gillian Tans, chairwoman of Booking.com, told Quartz. “When I was young my parents would take me camping in France or maybe to Scotland. But now, I take my kids to Asia.”
25
Oct
2019
qz.com
Generation Z travel plansopens in new window
Jody Robbins of Travels with Baggage joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss the travel desires and trends of Generation Z.
25
Oct
2019
globalnews.ca
Hotel review: We loved the boutique Sister City in the Lower East Side, an affordable spin-off of the Ace Hotel with self-serve featuresopens in new window
I spent the night in a Terrace Room, which typically starts at $259 per night. Nightly rates for smaller rooms start at $159 on Booking.com, depending on the time of year. Many offer incredible views.
24
Oct
2019
www.businessinsider.com
Pre-Baby Bliss! Ashley Graham and Her Husband Take a Stunning Babymoon to Big Sur, Californiaopens in new window
The supermodel has spent the past week at Ventana Big Sur, a five star resort on the Pacific coast of California, courtesy of Booking.com.
22
Oct
2019
people.com
Mike Yardley: Trending in Travel in 2020opens in new window
With not just a new year but a new decade looming, our travel needs, behaviours and wants are always evolving. The world today, like the explorers themselves, does not sit still. Booking.com predicts that 2020 will be a year of travel exploration like never before, fuelled by technology as well as a growing sense of responsibility and deeper connection with the people and places we visit. Drawing on research among more than 22,000 travellers across 29 markets and insights from over 180 million verified guest reviews, here are the travel trends they expect to see come to life in the year ahead - and beyond.
18
Oct
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Jodhpur in world's top 10 emerging travel destinations. Planning a trip?opens in new window
Agra is passe. In India, more foreign tourists now want to visit Jodhpur, than the city of Taj. Don't take our word for it? Take that of digital travel leader booking.com, which has delved into global booking trends to reveal the top 10 emerging travel destinations for 2020.
18
Oct
2019
www.indiatoday.in
The Addams Family Mansion is opening its doors to film fans this Halloweenopens in new window
Booking.com has launched an experience that honours the much-loved movie. It has opened a spooky house in Brooklyn, New York, that looks just like the one you see on screen. Faux candles and dramatic fireplaces light the dark rooms, while animal head rugs line the floors.
17
Oct
2019
www.dailystar.co.uk
A global study finds the activity that can bring you more happiness than your wedding day!opens in new window
According to the study conducted by Booking.com, travelling is the secret to true happiness. To arrive at this interesting conclusion, a team of researchers from the lodging reservations search engine questioned 17,000 people from 17 countries in order to get an all-inclusive opinion of people’s idea of happiness. Interestingly, 49 per cent of the participants said that they felt happier on vacation than they felt on their wedding day.
16
Oct
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
'Snap, snap': Addams Family Mansion open to guests for limited time thanks to Booking.comopens in new window
Though the Addams Family's "house is a museum," fans have a limited opportunity to stay there this spooky season in celebration of the release of "The Addams Family" animated movie last Friday. For four nights only Oct. 29-Nov. 1, a replica home created by Booking.com will open in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Each night the house is available for up to four visitors, who will be able to stay for $101.10 total. The Addams Family Mansion, a three-bedroom 19th century townhouse, is 3,700 square feet, according to Booking.com.
15
Oct
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Edinburgh Dungeon unveils Halloween 'séance sleepover' where you sleep in a coffinopens in new window
Edinburgh Dungeon has revealed it will be launching a 'Séance Sleepover' for Halloween, where guests can get in touch with the underworld with a spooky séance... and then spend the night sleeping in a coffin in the Dungeon's notorious Torture Chamber. Basically, it's not one for the faint-hearted (and unsurprisingly, it's only open for those aged 18 or over). The thrilling attraction has teamed up with Booking.com to offer the spooky stay, and if you're obsessed with all things ghoulish then it needs to be on your radar.
14
Oct
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
The Future Is Female: 3 Travel Companies Inspiring The Next Generation Of Leadersopens in new window
Booking.com is on a mission to change the narrative and help young women unlock their potential in technology through a series of Women in Tech initiatives, including Women in Tech Code-a-thon that had its inaugural in April. Additionally, Booking.com just announced its third annual Tech Playmaker Awards, which recognizes and celebrates women who are transforming businesses, industries and communities through technology.
11
Oct
2019
www.forbes.com
You Can Spend the Night in a Real-life Version of ‘The Addams Family’ Mansion This Halloweenopens in new window
As we glide through October, those with a ghouly nature are thinking of all things creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Lucky for them, Booking.com wants to really send people screaming this month by renting out a real-life recreation of The Addams Family home just in time for Halloween. Located in a 19th-century townhouse in Brooklyn’s historic Cobble Hill neighborhood, this spooky manor will feature plenty of nods to each individual member of the Addams Family. Toy around with weird machines in Pugsley’s room, watch out for Wednesday’s beheaded doll in the living room, be careful watering Morticia’s carnivorous plants, or even pull Lurch’s famous “you rang” bell to set the mood.
10
Oct
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
How many of these trending destinations for next year have you heard of?opens in new window
Booking.com’s 2020 Travel Predictions have been released and it says that 70% of global travellers say that they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they’ve never had before in 2020. To help inspire travellers to achieve this ambition, it has delved into global booking trends to reveal the top emerging travel destinations for 2020.
10
Oct
2019
www.lonelyplanet.com
Booking.com predicts the top travel trends for 2020opens in new window
As we enter not just a new year but a new decade, our travel needs, behaviours and wants continue to evolve. The world today, like the explorers themselves, does not sit still. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com predicts 2020 will be a year of travel exploration like never before, fueled by technology as well as a growing sense of responsibility and deeper connection with the people and places we visit. Drawing on its expertise as a leader in travel and technology coupled with research among more than 22,000 travellers across 29 markets and insights from over 180 million verified guest reviews, here are the travel trends we can expect to see come to life in the year ahead – and beyond.
10
Oct
2019
drifttravel.com
Sweet dreams are made of properties like Bicheno’s Blu-Seaopens in new window
“As a short-stay accommodation business, Blu-Sea has a proven record of success, including significant forward bookings and a 9.7 out of 10 rating on Booking.com,” he said.
09
Oct
2019
www.news.com.au
Ferne McCann stays at incredible £1,106 a night hotel on glamorous Kyoto holidayopens in new window
Ferne, who is on holiday in collaboration with Booking.com, pulled out all the stops for her accommodation, opting for a stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
07
Oct
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Business Travelers Actually Like Trips More Than Office Lifeopens in new window
In fact, the idea of traveling for work is actually becoming more of a perk for many office workers. Another survey conducted by Booking.com found that 30 percent of employees would even take a lower paying job if it involved more travel for work.
07
Oct
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Bangladesh, China, UK tourists throng Kolkata during Durga Pujaopens in new window
Amsterdam-based travel major Booking.com said China, which was seventh among the top 10 countries from where people visited the city during Durga Puja in 2018, has climbed to the second spot this year. "Departing from the earlier trend of festive season travel being limited to people returning home, travellers from across the world are now visiting India to experience the country's varied festivities," manager of Booking.com for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Ritu Mehrotra, said.
06
Oct
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A tiny Icelandic island with a population of 6 people — and zero cars — has just been named the world's best. These photos show what it's like to visit.opens in new window
The hotel features a breakfast buffet for guests and views of the surrounding ocean and the northern lights, according to its listing on Booking.com.
02
Oct
2019
www.insider.com
Where in the world is the best coffee?opens in new window
To celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1, Booking.com listed destinations to satisfy your caffeine craving, as endorsed by their travellers.
30
Sep
2019
www.newcastleherald.com.au
The future of travel is green, according to Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com is taking sustainability seriously. Earlier this month Tans joined Prince Harry at a forum in the Netherlands to announce the new global sustainable travel initiative ‘Travalyst’, which aims to improve conservation, environmental protection and expand local community economic development by encouraging eco-tourism practices across the travel industry.
30
Sep
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Almost 50 percent of Generation Z travel after seeing destinations on Instagramopens in new window
In a survey, carried out by Booking.com, 45 percent of Gen Z participants (born between 1995 and 2015) said they had been inspired to make their own adventures by seeing influencers' trips online.
26
Sep
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
5 Greek islands that should be on your travel itinerary in 2020opens in new window
According to recent research conducted by Booking.com, over the next 10 years, 38% of Canada’s Generation Z plans to travel on their own at least once. And Greece is one of the best destinations around the world to go solo, allowing lots of time for yourself while also offering plenty of opportunities to meet and connect with locals and tourists from across the globe along the way.
25
Sep
2019
dailyhive.com
5 of the world’s most atmospheric ghost townsopens in new window
Ghost towns are poetic reminders of the passage of time, with industries and communities that have all moved on and, often, remnants of once thriving populations. Many ghost towns have eerie associations, others tragic histories and some simply no longer serve a purpose. These abandoned settlements are the perfect spot for the next generation of bold travellers. Recent research from Booking.com, discovered that 45% of Gen Z travellers are a daring bunch, wanting to experience adventure as they explore the world. Map out a trip to one of these ghost towns and revel in the quiet melancholy that’s sure to send shivers up your spine.
23
Sep
2019
drifttravel.com
Sustainable Country Hotels UK: 5 Luxury Eco Staycationsopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s 2019 sustainable travel report, 55 percent of global travellers are more intent on making sustainable travel choices than they would have been a year prior. However, the travel website also found that a lack of understanding and desirable eco-friendly options are limiting the ability to put these conscious efforts into practice. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. Take a sustainable staycation at one of these spectacular countryside hotels, from a holiday cottage on the Cornish Coast to a luxury golf and spa hotel in the idyllic Dedham Vale. Looking for a sustainable staycation abroad? Check out our round up of eco-travel destinations from around the world
19
Sep
2019
www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk
11 cosy UK pubs with fireplaces and hearty roasts you'll want to try this autumnopens in new window
The summer may bring heaps of hot weather and holidays, but autumn comes with a charm of its own. As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, it's the season of crisp fresh mornings, long scenic walks and plenty of cosy hotels and pubs where you can keep warm! In fact, Booking.com previously unveiled some of the nation's top autumnal pubs; we're talking huge open fireplaces, plush armchairs made for sinking into, and those mouthwatering hearty Sunday roasts ideal after a brisk morning walk. We've picked out some of our favourites from the list and look at why you'll want them on your radar for a picture-perfect autumnal weekend away.
19
Sep
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Wheel the World is Making Travel Accessible to People with Physical Disabilitiesopens in new window
Wheel the World is a travel start-up backed by Booking.com. Their main goal is to provide tours and experiences around the world for people with physical disabilities and this includes accessible activities, hotels, and transportation.
17
Sep
2019
www.msn.com
Hotel-booking tricks, tips and tools to try if you want to score a deal on your next tripopens in new window
Booking.com can help you find deals whether you're making reservations well in advance or at the last minute. They aggregate different hotels and rentals available for your selected dates, with budgets ranges as low as $0 to $55 with a slew of other options to help you select your ideal place to start and finish your vacation daily. The site also points out "Off Peak" deals, some of which even start under $40.
16
Sep
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Sweden: Cultural spoils of Stockholmopens in new window
In the heart of Stockholm's fashionable Södermalm District, the Clarion Hotel is a flavourful design hotel, loaded with creature comforts and edgy art. Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and this contemporary, social-centric and design-focused Stockholm property ticks all the boxes. Booking.com don't just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a plethora of characterful options like this great-value specimen.
14
Sep
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
20 ways to make a differenceopens in new window
Despite his and wife Meghan's occasional penchant for private jets, Prince Harry knows it's true: we need to change the way we travel. His newly announced Travalyst initiative, partnering with industry heavyweights including TripAdvisor and Booking.com, is focused on finding ways to make travel more sustainable. He is not the only one to have noticed the problem; nor is he the only one working on a solution.
14
Sep
2019
www.canberratimes.com.au
Australia's largest family holiday: Mum-of-16 reveals her top packing tips - and why multiple lists are the key to a streamlined vacationopens in new window
'Booking.com [who the family are travelling with] made planning easier because it gave us a lot of options in terms of what activities and local landmarks were close to where we were staying.'
13
Sep
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
The Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegasopens in new window
Teens hungry for new, fun experiences will dive happily into a Vegas getaway with the parents. 42% of Canadian Gen Z travellers reported in recent Booking.com research that they enjoy family vacations because it allows them to go on trips that they would not otherwise have the funds for. Pack your crew’s bags and head off on an adventure, basing yourselves at one of the City that Never Sleeps’ top five family-friendly hotels.
11
Sep
2019
www.hellovancity.com
South India tops as favourite destination among travellers: Reportopens in new window
South India tops the list for both international travellers visiting India as well as Indians travelling within India with destinations like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi making it to the list of top 10 most popular states in the first half of 2019, according to a report by digital travel company Booking.com.
11
Sep
2019
www.livemint.com
‘Jersey Shore’ house available for rentalsopens in new window
Now you too can GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) like the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore." If you've got a few spare thousand dollars a night, that is. The Seaside Heights house where the network's beloved reality series filmed can now be rented via Booking.com, reports indicate.
09
Sep
2019
www.miamiherald.com
TIFF 2019: Escape the Madness — 5 Great escapes to Get Away during TIFF!opens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has every kind of getaway the solitude-seeking Toronto escapee could want. Grab your passport and exit not only the city but the country too, on a relaxing getaway at Marrakech’s Riad Spa Sindibad, featuring a swimming pool on the patio and a hammam.
06
Sep
2019
viewthevibe.com
Copenhagen Classicsopens in new window
Booking.com research increasingly shows that Kiwis love staking out distinctive accommodation experiences and this daring piece of Danish architectural design is certainly out of the box! Booking.com don’t just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful options like this stand-out.
06
Sep
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
Booking.com boss Gillian Tans's advice for women: Take risks, don't be afraid to failopens in new window
Gillian Tans, chairwoman at Booking.com, is often named amongst the most influential women in the tech industry and is credited for taking the company to new heights. She is also recognised for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organisation. And she has a message for all of them, “I would say be open to taking risks and don’t be afraid to fail. This can be difficult, and it’s something I’ve had to learn, but I hope more women will take risks and understand that failure often leads to the most valuable type of growth.”
06
Sep
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Prince Harry has launched an eco-travel initiativeopens in new window
The Duke of Sussex is partnering with travel giants, Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip Advisor, Visa and Ctrip to reduce their global environmental impact when we travel. Comprised of the two words 'travel' and 'catalyst', Travalyst was born to make travel more sustainable, to help protect destinations and benefit communities long into the future and enable consumers to make more environmentally friendly choices whilst travelling.
05
Sep
2019
www.glamourmagazine.co.uk
VERGE CELEBRATES OKTOBERFEST WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
With an average of six million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. Recent research from Booking.com found that four in ten (42%)* of Generation Z always upload pictures from their trips on social media when they travel, and with Oktoberfest the number one destination for beer lovers, braided beauties, lederhosen, colourful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels – you won’t be short of photos to share on Instagram! To help Oktoberfest revellers find the perfect accommodation this year, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay has collated the top places to stay in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest, whether you are looking for luxury or a low-cost getaway.
05
Sep
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Prince Harry Wants to Help You Travel Greeneropens in new window
“Travel has the unparalleled power to open people’s minds to different cultures, new experiences, and to have a profound appreciation for what our world has to offer,” he said in a statement. “As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide; and to balance this growth with the needs of the environment and the local population.” And it’s not just the palace backing him up—corporate heavyweights TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Visa, Ctrip, and Skyscanner are all partners in the program.
03
Sep
2019
www.vogue.com
Prince Harry’s New Initiative Will Keep the Travel Industry Honest on Climateopens in new window
Today, the Duke announced in Amsterdam that he's creating his own foundation to encourage and reward sustainable initiatives in the $8.8 trillion tourism industry. Travalyst, as the organization is called, will seek to grow global conservation efforts and environmental protections, and expand local economic development in the communities that need it most. While specific details about the organization are currently scarce, Prince Harry will be working with some powerful partners: the organization already has Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Skyscanner, Ctrip, and Visa on board.
03
Sep
2019
www.cntraveler.com
Prince Harry wants to change the future of sustainable travel with Travalystopens in new window
HRH The Duke of Sussex has just announced that he is entering the $8.8 trillion global tourism industry with a new global partnership three years in the making. Travalyst, led by His Royal Highness and cofounded with travel industry vets, including Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, and Visa, is a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to exploring and promoting solutions that will make travel more sustainable. The new partnership is hoping to connect would-be world travelers with easy and transparent options to let them travel more sustainably.
03
Sep
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Prince Harry Is Trying to Teach Tourists to Be More Eco-Friendlyopens in new window
Prince Harry wants you to think a bit harder about whether your next vacation abroad risks harming the planet. He’s setting up a sustainable tourism initiative called Travalyst, which aims to support local people, protect wildlife, tackle climate change and environmental damage, and alleviate over-tourism. It’s a tall order but Visa, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Skyscanner and Ctrip are buying into the project.
03
Sep
2019
www.bloomberg.com
Prince Harry Reveals 7-Year-Old Boy Inspired His Green Travel Initiative: 'He Tugged on My Shirt'opens in new window
Harry’s two-year quest to help to find answers came to fruition on Tuesday when he announced a partnership between him and a group of travel companies to help change habits among everyone from companies to consumers. Harry and wife Meghan Markle‘s new charity foundation, SussexRoyal (which will launch in 2020), will team up with what he called some “heavy hitters of the global travel industry — Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and VISA.”
03
Sep
2019
people.com
Prince Harry Launches New Travel Program to Encourage Eco-Friendly Tourismopens in new window
There is a growing demand from eco-conscious tourists for access to more sustainable options while traveling; a recent survey conducted by Booking.com showed that more than half of all travelers are keen to make sustainable travel choices in the future but don’t know how. "The commitment from these different brands to work together and help build a global network of like-minded social entrepreneurs, NGOs, and policymakers is truly inspiring," Gillian Tans, chairwoman of Booking.com, tells BAZAAR in a statement. "Collaboration is the only path forward if we want to create a real paradigm shift in travel. We want to protect the destinations we all love and guarantee that they are happy and healthy for generations to come, but we can’t do it on our own. Even though we don’t have all the answers yet, we are determined to find them together."
03
Sep
2019
www.harpersbazaar.com
6 WAYS TO BE A MORE SUSTAINABLE TRAVELLERopens in new window
Sustainable travel is one of the most talked-about ways of seeing the world right now but, it goes far deeper than following a travel trend. With almost 4.6 billion flight passengers expected to take to the skies this year (130 per cent more than in 2004) and 86 per cent of the world’s travellers saying they would be willing to spend time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay, there’s never been a better time for an eco-friendly holiday.
25
Aug
2019
www.harpersbazaar.com.sg
Foodie hotels in the Cotswoldsopens in new window
This quaint corner of England is home to cosy hotels and some culinary surprises, among them artisan Israeli baking, hip burger vans and fragrant Asian broths.
23
Aug
2019
www.olivemagazine.com
YOU CAN NOW RENT THIS 100-TON SANDCASTLE MANSION FOR OVERNIGHT STAYSopens in new window
Vacation rentals are getting increasingly weird with massive pirate ships, giant hot dogs and oversized tequila barrels that you can sleep in all cropping up in recent weeks. The latest oddball offering is an enormous sandcastle in Coney Island, Brooklyn, that you can rent out via Booking.com.
23
Aug
2019
www.maxim.com
Would You Stay A Night In This Giant Sand Mansion?opens in new window
The concept of modular living is one taking on more and more whacky forms of late. People are increasingly taking to converted caravans, station wagons, minibuses and portable studio houses as ways of finding comfortable, practical shelter. Hotel bookings company Booking.com recognises this, and as such have wheeled out a bunch of experimental ways of providing accomodation to eager tourists in recent months, having most recently set up a caravan shaped like a giant avocado on Sydney Harbour. But a new concept space (as we're generously calling it) they've set up in New York's Coney Island is far more spectacular: an 8-foot sandcastle that looks something akin to Neptune's palace.
22
Aug
2019
www.gq.com.au
Book The Ultimate Beach Sleepover In New York City’s Largest Sandcastleopens in new window
It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But before you swap your swimsuits for scarves, there’s still one more chance for an incredible summer adventure: A beach sleepover in a massive sandcastle. And you don’t even have to bring a bucket. In honor of National Sandcastle Day (Aug. 19), affordable travel marketplace Booking.com gave master sand sculptor Matt Long nearly 100 tons of sugary sand in Coney Island. He worked his beach magic to build a sand mansion so big, you can actually spend the night in it this weekend.
21
Aug
2019
www.forbes.com
Italian Riviera photo album EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon of Bachelor In Paradise offer a look inside their luxurious honeymoonopens in new window
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are enjoying a spectacular honeymoon in Italy this month after saying 'I do' in front of 200 guests in Rhode Island last week. And on Wednesday Booking.com gave DailyMail.com an exclusive look at their dreamy vacation in the Mediterranean.
21
Aug
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
This 100-ton Sandcastle on Coney Island Is Actually Available to Rent on Booking.comopens in new window
If you’ve been eager to take your adventures to the next level before the summer ends, now is your chance. While some travel companies have offered unique accommodations like igloos, tiny homes, or caves, you can now live out your childhood fantasy with a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover in a massive sandcastle. It may seem far-fetched, but dreams become reality today. In honor of National Sandcastle Day, Booking.com just added a super-sized, swanky sandcastle mansion, dubbed the “SAND-sion,” to its list of offerings for guests to stay in overnight.
21
Aug
2019
www.travelandleisure.com
Inside Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s 'Perfect' Honeymoon Hotels in Italy and Greeceopens in new window
After an elegant wedding ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island, Ashley Iaconatti and Jared Haibon embarked on a European honeymoon that aligned with their preferred vacation style: jammed pack with R&R. The Bachelor in Paradise alums stayed at Casa Angelina and Capri Palace in Italy, then hopped over the Adriatic Sea to Greece, where they spent time at the luxurious West East Suites — all of which they stayed at courtesy of Booking.com.
21
Aug
2019
people.com
You could sleep in this giant sandcastle at Coney Island thanks to Booking.comopens in new window
When you built sandcastles as a kid, did you ever fill your bucket with sand, add one more turret to your miniature recreation of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then stop to survey your architectural wonder and think, “Man, I wish I could sleep here.” Yeah, me neither. That said, there is one sandcastle that would be worth the risk of getting sand in your unmentionables: Booking.com has just unveiled a sand mansion in celebration of National Sandcastle Day. (That was yesterday.) The life-size sandcastle is less of a Sleeping Beauty-esque domain and more of a modern mansion, or “SAND”-sion as Booking insists on calling it.
20
Aug
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Five-star glamping cabins with epic views of Mt Fujiopens in new window
Japan’s first luxury glamping retreat is everything there is to love about camping, only paired with the comforts and luxuries of a five-star hotel. And don’t even get us started on that view…
15
Aug
2019
www.realestate.com.au
Bleisure makes a stopover in Bengaluruopens in new window
After classics like ‘cosplay’, ‘frenemy’ and ‘brunch’, the newest portmanteau on top of the millennial lexicon is ‘Bleisure’ – the latest travel trend of adding a few extra leisure days to business trips. In fact, according to a survey by digital travel platform Booking.com, 72% of Indian business travellers extended their business trips to spend time and enjoy the destination in 2018, second only to Thai travellers (80%) and more than the global average (51%). “Work hard, party harder is the new mantra for those who want to turn their business travel into an extended vacation demanding the best of both worlds,” Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com said.
14
Aug
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Almost Half Of Gen Z Now Plan Their Travel Trips Based On What They See On Instagramopens in new window
According to a study conducted for travel site Booking.com, 46 percent of Gen Z trust the recommendations of people they don’t know in person like influencers and celebrities. Instagram seems to be the most popular social media site that influences travel decisions, with 40 percent of respondents citing it as their top source for information.
06
Aug
2019
www.narcity.com
Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix itopens in new window
Booking.com is funding sustainable travel startups with an eye on the future, says Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Booking.com. In May, the company gave a €250,000 (around ₹1.9 crore now) grant to Indian startup NotOnMap. This company seeks to empower rural communities and generate livelihoods through the preservation of culture and heritage, and by connecting travellers with “unique, differentiated experiences".
05
Aug
2019
www.livemint.com
6 of the best food festivals from around the worldopens in new window
The team at Australia’s Best Recipes is constantly searching for inspiration in the kitchen. We scour old cookbooks, search social media, and of course, explore the thousands of different recipes and cuisines we have on site. We love to cook, and we love to eat. So much so, that we’re even willing to plan an entire holiday around it. And we’re not alone, either: according to an independent study conducted by travel company Booking.com, a whopping 61% of global travellers pick their holiday destination for its great food.
05
Aug
2019
www.bestrecipes.com.au
Sensational Sustainable Travel Experiences to Ignite Your Wanderlustopens in new window
According to Booking.com, over half (55%), of global travellers are more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. This includes everything from exploring more eco-friendly accommodation options to taking public transportation or biking whenever possible, as well as seeking out more authentic experiences that truly benefit the local community. In New Zealand, 47% of our Gen Z population believes it is important to give back to the local community when travelling. With this in mind, Booking.com has compiled a list of incredible sustainable travel experiences that help communities around the world.
31
Jul
2019
thelastfashionbible.com
You can sleep in a giant ‘avo-condo’ that looks just like the fruit to celebrate National Avocado Dayopens in new window
National Avocado Day is finally here, and one travel company is offering avocado superfans an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate the big day. Travel website Booking.com is giving two lucky travelers the chance to sleep in a giant avocado, aptly dubbed “the Avo-Condo,” in the heart of Sydney, Australia.
31
Jul
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
Space Stations, Eco-Trips, Robots: Eight Travel Trends From Booking.Comopens in new window
Booking.com has delved into insights from over 163 million verified guest reviews, and research from 21,500 travelers across 29 countries, to reveal eight travel predictions.
30
Jul
2019
www.forbes.com
Travel with a twist: Gen Z give back to the society during a vacation, embrace volunteer tourism opens in new window
Gen Z — those aged between 16 and 24 years — are embracing volunteer tourism, or voluntourism — as the portmanteau-loving generation calls it — like never before. A survey by digital travel website Booking.com says 59% Indian travellers from this age group are interested in voluntourism, higher than the global average of 31%. More than 61% of Gen Z travellers who haven’t volunteered before said they would be open to doing it on a future trip, while 69% said they believe it is important.
30
Jul
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Get set, Go!opens in new window
Kathy Buckworth joins us for get set go! Usually we talk about far flung destinations but this time we are talking about great places close to home. She recommends using Booking.com for more historic sites to stay…
25
Jul
2019
www.chch.com
Decoding the Gen Z traveller: The next generations bucket listopens in new window
The desire to travel is rife among the global Gen Z population. Kiwis are no different, with Booking.com discovering that 59% of Gen Zs already have a travel bucket list outlining their wanderlust desires. From exploring the natural wonders of the world to seeking out the thrilling experience of a big city, Gen Zs are ready to take on what the world has to offer. Here are five more one-in-a-lifetime experiences to add to your own bucket list.
24
Jul
2019
www.remixmagazine.com
You can stay in a giant avocado camper for $70 a nightopens in new window
Holy guacamole! You can finally live in an avocado. A new “Avo-Condo,” aka an avocado-shaped camper, is available on Booking.com for the equivalent of only $70 USD per night. Located in Campbell’s Cove Lookout in Sydney, Australia, this “once in a lifetime opportunity” is unfortunately only available between July 31 (National Avocado Day) and Aug. 1. But for that brief time, the debate between housing and enjoying avocados — the Sophie’s choice of the millennial generation — will be solved.
24
Jul
2019
nypost.com
Gen Z travellers: The latest Kiwi traveller is compassionate, eco-conscious, and dullopens in new window
Gen Z are packing their bags and off to see the world. Look out, world. Research compiled by Booking.com looked into almost 22000 travellers – including 600 Kiwis – to work out who this new generation are, and what they want from travel. They've learned from the mistakes of other generations and are far less interested than the previous generation (aka. Millennials) in sharing holiday photos online. According to the research, Gen Z doesn't give a flying "FOMO" about social media, with 37 per cent taking fewer than 10 or no pictures at all on holiday.
23
Jul
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
You can now stay inside Gianni Versace's Miami Beach homeopens in new window
Gianni Versace's home is now open to the public for the first time in 22 years. The extravagant rooms start at $1,000 AUD per night, complete with a grand ensuite and original Versace detail. Available through Booking.com, guests are able to experience a bit of history as they stay in the once private home of the Italian icon.
22
Jul
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Futuristic fun in Montrealopens in new window
According to a Booking.com study, one of 2019’s biggest travel trends includes tech innovations that help make trip-planning and a traveller’s experience as seamless as possible. The Amsterdam-based company recently expanded its Attractions service to Montreal, allowing travellers to book activities based on the location of their accommodations on the Booking.com mobile app. The longer term goal is to offer catered experiences using AI to recommend activities, says Angela Cavis, senior communications manager for Booking.com in North America. “Like if it’s raining that day, instead of telling you to go to a park, maybe you can go to a museum. If it’s sunny, maybe a beach excursion. So we’re using technology and data to cater an experience for you,” Cavis says.
20
Jul
2019
torontosun.com
India’s Gen Z puts travel above material possession opens in new window
Over 68% of Gen Z feels travel is always worth spending more money on. “When it comes to prioritisation, ‘travel and seeing the world’ ranked as most important to this generation in India (81%) , investing in education/professional training came a close second (76%) and more material possessions like buying gadgets and clothes ranked the lowest (51%),” says the survey by Booking.com, a global tech travel platform.
20
Jul
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A Giant Avocado You Can Stay In, Dubbed The "Avo-Condo," Is Taking Reservationsopens in new window
If your love of avocados knows no bounds, good news: Now you can even sleep inside a giant avocado, if you want. Coming to us courtesy of Booking.com, the “Avo-Condo” is a camper shaped like an avocado that will be available for bookings starting on July 29. Unless you live in Australia, you’ll have to travel pretty far to get to the Avo-Condo — it’s located in Sydney — but, I mean… it looks kind of like it would be worth it, no? After all, how often do you get the chance to spend the night inside a giant avocado?
17
Jul
2019
www.bustle.com
Foodie festivals for gastronomic getawaysopens in new window
From 'the biggest pizza party in Italy', to the world's largest chocolate festival, to creepy crawly bugs and tuna tossing, almost two-thirds of travellers pick a holiday destination for its great food, according to research by Booking.com.
14
Jul
2019
www.newcastleherald.com.au
Sensational Sustainable Travel Experiences to Ignite Your Wanderlustopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s 2019 sustainable travel report, over half (55%) of global travellers report being more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. This includes everything from exploring more eco-friendly accommodation options to taking public transportation or biking whenever possible, as well as seeking out more authentic experiences that truly benefit the local community. Recent Booking.com research on Gen Z (those aged 16 – 24) found that 58% of Canadian Gen Zers would use more environmentally friendly means of transportation, such as electric rental cars, public transport, walking or biking, when they arrive in their destination.
12
Jul
2019
www.hellovancity.com
All by Myselfie! The Trend of Solo Trips for Gen Z Travelers Is Here to Stayopens in new window
A third of Gen Z travelers plan to take a solo trip at least once within the next decade, according to a new survey by Booking.com
11
Jul
2019
www.msn.com
6 famous homes you can rent right now, from the Malibu beach house in ‘Big Little Lies’ to the 2-story farmhouse in ‘Field of Dreams’opens in new window
Imagine being able to vacation in the homes from your favorite movies and TV shows. Business Insider took a look at famous homes that are now vacation rentals and compiled a list that includes everything from a fragile glass home in Connecticut to a baseball fan’s paradise in Iowa.
11
Jul
2019
www.businessinsider.nl
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Tourismopens in new window
In conversation with Mashable India, Vice-president for global experiences, Ram Papatla, Booking.com, talks about how AI makes it easy for travellers to plan their trip.
11
Jul
2019
in.mashable.com
No friends, no problem: These Northern California trips are perfect for flying soloopens in new window
Sometimes, you just need a break from other humans. And sometimes you don't want a break from other humans but you can't get any of those humans' Google Calendars to sync up with your Google Calendar. Either way, whether you're reposing in a fire lookout by Mount Shasta or dipping into the hot springs after dark in Big Sur, Northern California has plenty of trips perfect for anyone who wants to get their solo travel on. And according to a 2018 study by Booking.com, that's a lot of people: 40 percent of Baby Boomers have taken a solo trip in the past year.
11
Jul
2019
www.sfgate.com
From snapping a perfect selfie to making sacrifices to travel: a look at the international globetrotters of Gen Zopens in new window
Young travelers from South Korea are the most snap-happy shutterbugs when it comes to taking photos on vacation, while Colombians have the most wanderlust. That's according to the results of a global survey conducted by Booking.com, which aims to tease out the travel habits of Generation Z, a cohort of coming-of-age young adults between the ages of 16-24. For the report, Booking.com polled 5,456 respondents in 29 markets including Brazil, China, France, India, Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
10
Jul
2019
www.msn.com
Seven reasons to honeymoon in Mexicoopens in new window
To showcase the amazing activities and experiences that Mexico has to offer, and to ensure its a firm contender for anyone researching their dream honeymoon - Booking.com has collated a list of seven great reasons to honeymoon in Mexico, and some amazing places to stay when you’re there. Research conducted by Booking.com, revealed that Mexico falls into the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA.
04
Jul
2019
www.femalefirst.co.uk
The best weekend winery escapesopens in new window
Weekends in winter are the perfect occasions to rustle up a team and hop around a selection of vineyards tasting all the wines your heart desires. But there could be an even better way to soak up your experience. Booking.com share their pick of the best vineyards around the country you can stay at while enjoying their home-grown produce. You're welcome.
02
Jul
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Booking.com "Live curious" by Adam & Eve/DDBopens in new window
Booking.com evokes the wonder of travel by zeroing in on simple human moments. The snapshots include a teenager whooshing around freely at a seaside resort that’s wheelchair accessible and a boy who builds up the courage to jump into the deep end of a pool. Emotion is conjured through killer soundtracks, such as Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again and Barbra Streisand’s Gotta Move.
01
Jul
2019
www.campaignlive.co.uk
Travel Sustainably To Help the Environment For Rich Cultural Experiencesopens in new window
A 2019 sustainable travel report by Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, recently revealed findings from its annual sustainable travel report. For the research, Booking.com conducted a survey across a sample of adults who took a trip in the last 12 months or the ones that plan to take a trip. 18,077 respondents were surveyed across 18 markets for the research. As per the research, about three quarters (72%) of travelers believe that people need to make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. Also, despite the overall consistency in belief across different ages, nearly three-quarters (74%) of 46-55 year olds believe the most in sustainable tourism, followed by millennials at 71%.
28
Jun
2019
in.mashable.com
Toy themed accommodation from around the worldopens in new window
Booking.com says 42 percent of global travellers surveyed said they choose a holiday that makes them feel like a child again.
27
Jun
2019
www.newshub.co.nz
10 Smart Solo Travel Tips For Women By Female Solo Travelersopens in new window
According to a 2019 research, over 60% of Americans have either traveled solo already or would consider doing so. And women are leading the charge. A recent survey by Booking.com reveals that 65% of women in the US are going on a vacation on their own.
27
Jun
2019
www.forbes.com
Australia's most welcoming holiday spots revealedopens in new window
Accommodation platform Booking.com today announced the winners of their coveted Guest Review Awards for 2018, singling out the most hospitable spots around the world. It's the seventh year of the annual awards, but it's the first time they've revealed the most welcoming places within Australia.
24
Jun
2019
travel.nine.com.au
Staying in Tiniest Tiny House in the Countyopens in new window
The company was in the news late last year when it partnered with Booking.com and comedian Kevin Hart to create a Hart-sized home in conjunction with his tour. The house, which was driven into New York City at 1 a.m. to avoid traffic and the problems associated with driving a home into the largest metropolitan area in the country, is back in Elizabethtown and available to rent.
22
Jun
2019
www.usnews.com
Inflight videos for sustainable tourismopens in new window
A new survey conducted by Booking.com reveals close to half of Australians are determined to make more sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago. But they flag a lack of knowledge and options as barriers to turning this into reality. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed globally plan to stay at eco-friendly or green accommodation in the next year. More than half of Australian travellers are more likely to book accommodation knowing it's eco-friendly, while a similar number alter their behaviours to be more sustainable while travelling.
21
Jun
2019
www.dailymail.co.uk
Why all women should try travelling soloopens in new window
Female solo travel is on the rise. A Booking.com survey in North America found that 65% of American women are booking solo travel trips, which are becoming especially popular among women in their 40s and 50s. Not only is solo female travel on the rise, but women are going beyond Europe and the US to more exotic locations, like India.
20
Jun
2019
uk.style.yahoo.com
Which country thinks they are the most hospitable?opens in new window
Booking.com surveyed 21,500 travellers from 29 countries to find the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA when comparing experiences of being a guest in their home country compared to being a guest abroad.
19
Jun
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Summer travel: These are the 9 cheapest places to fly right nowopens in new window
And if 10% isn’t enough to convince you, hotels in Spain are a whopping half off this time of year. Booking.com data shows that hotels in Andalusia are about 30% to 50% off for June, July and August. Andalusia is the warm southern region of Spain that’s just an air-conditioned train ride from Madrid and home to bucket-list cities like Granada, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba.
19
Jun
2019
eu.usatoday.com
In the Hudson Valley, a Drive Back in Timeopens in new window
It was dark when I pulled into the Stone House Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, 15 miles north. I had found the place on Booking.com and selected it because it seemed to suit the trip. I could not have chosen better.
17
Jun
2019
www.nytimes.com
Inside the vineyard hotel where guests can spend the night in giant wine barrelsopens in new window
Wine lovers may want to head to Portugal for their next holiday, where a vineyard hotel offers up some quirky stays. The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca , in Portugal's famous Douro Valley, has transformed a series of its giant wine barrels into cosy hotel rooms, so you can sleep in the heart of the vineyard.
14
Jun
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
Top places to stay inspired by the Men in Black™: Internationalopens in new window
For Men in Black fans who missed out on the chance to stay at Booking.com’s recreation of the Men in Black Headquarters, Booking.com also offers other locations around the world where the movie was filmed (alongside places to stay), giving fans the chance to follow in the footsteps of their favorite galaxy defenders.
12
Jun
2019
drifttravel.com
73 per cent of Indian travellers opt to stay in same property again because of hostopens in new window
An equal amount of respondents believed that their stay was improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond, according to a survey by Booking.com.
11
Jun
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
All the essentials you need to pack for a stress-free family holiday when travelling with kidsopens in new window
Finding an affordable holiday that pleases the whole family can feel like an impossible task, where according to a recent survey by Booking.com, 50% of people give up plans to go to their dream destinations to be more family friendly.From non-stop toddlers to grunting teens we've found a good starting point is Booking.com with fun destinations including an Arctic treehouse, an authentic castle hotel fit for any Disney princess or Riverside glamping perfect if you love outdoor adventures.
10
Jun
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
WHERE TO GO NOW: HOLIDAYS WITH THE ‘HOST FACTOR’ WITH BOOKING.COMopens in new window
Research conducted by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, across 21,500 travellers from 29 countries reveals that Thailand (85%), Indonesia (83%), Mexico (77%), Taiwan (77%) and India (75%) are the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA when comparing experiences of being a guest in their home country vs. being a guest abroad.
10
Jun
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Seven stays full of mystery and enchantment fit for a sultanopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has curated a list of seven dazzling places and shining, shimmering, splendid accommodation to match. Take a magic carpet ride and experience a whole new world by staying at one of these beautiful destinations fit for a sultan.
09
Jun
2019
www.hellovancity.com
Georgia travel: A mountain region on the upopens in new window
For all these places and hundreds of others across Georgia, the universally accepted way of checking availability and reserving is via Booking.com.
09
Jun
2019
www.express.co.uk
How to Use Your Points and Miles to See the Total Solar Eclipse This Summeropens in new window
Trying to make it a road-trip within Argentina? Booking.com displays 33 properties in San Juan, Argentina, within a two-hour drive from Mendoza, Argentina. You can arrive the weekend before in Mendoza, tour vineyards and enjoy wine-tasting before taking off for the night before to San Juan, Argentina, to witness the total eclipse.
07
Jun
2019
thepointsguy.com
6 destinations you can travel to while making a differenceopens in new window
Here, Booking.com has compiled a list of incredible sustainable travel experiences around the world, organised by innovative travel startups from the Booking Booster accelerator program.
07
Jun
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Little things make the difference as Chester named one of the UK's top cities for hostingopens in new window
Booking.com revealed that guests most appreciate hosts who make them ‘feel at home’ (63%), as well as hosts that can give them that local insight and ‘insider’ knowledge about the best places to visit in the area.
06
Jun
2019
www.chesterstandard.co.uk
Have App, Will Travel Like a Local. Hopefully.opens in new window
Booking.com jumped into experiences in 2016 in Europe and the Middle East. In May, the company opened its attractions offerings to all travelers, regardless of whether they had also bought accommodations. It started with attractions in 10 cities, from an Edinburgh castle tour to a Flamenco show in Barcelona.The goal, like with other big aggregators, is to be a mobile concierge desk for all points of a trip.
06
Jun
2019
www.nytimes.com
Travel around the world with these 5 summer cocktailsopens in new window
Refreshing and crisp with a touch of sweetness, it’s no surprise this perfectly pink drink is on everyone’s sip list come the summer months. This (almost) summer, Booking.com offered one lucky guest and a friend an International Rosé Day (June 8) exclusive glamping getaway amongst the grapevines at the renowned Two Sisters Vineyards in one of Canada’s top wine regions, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
05
Jun
2019
dailyhive.com
Ignore digital armageddon, these are the biggest concerns of AIopens in new window
Speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International, Booking.com president and CEO Gillian Tans said that one of her biggest concerns about the field is the paucity of diversity in the tech industry. The need to diversify the tech field isn’t just about optics, she says. When the people creating A.I. algorithms are homogeneous—or the data that feeds those algorithms reflect a homogeneous segment of society—the result is unavoidable, says Tans: “You get all kinds of bias in the data.”
04
Jun
2019
cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com
I stayed in a capsule hotel in Taiwan for $46 a night — here's what it was likeopens in new window
Kafnu Taipei is more of the reverse. Using Booking.com, I grabbed a single room for $NT1000, or around $46 in Aussie dollars (excluding the foreign currency fee Aussie banks charge).
04
Jun
2019
www.businessinsider.com.au
'Bleisure' on your mind? Most millennial travellers happy to mix work trips with holidays opens in new window
MUMBAI: With 72 per cent Indian travellers extending their business trips in 2018, they have been ranked second among 'Bleisure' travellers across 31 countries, according to a study. Indians are second to Thai travellers (80 per cent) and more than the global average (51 per cent), a Booking.com study has revealed.
04
Jun
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Booking.com CEO says overnight reservations are in demandopens in new window
The hot summer travel season is underway and Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans expects to make money helping millions of travelers crash for the night. “I think it’s good if people travel and start to explore the world. That’s the business that we are in,” Tans told Yahoo Finance’s On the Move. But a growing part of that business, according to Tans, is helping clients book a place to drop their bags when they reach a destination.
03
Jun
2019
finance.yahoo.com
IN CONVERSATION WITH…GILLIAN TANSopens in new window
FORTUNE’s Maithreyi Seetharaman chats with speaker Gillian Tans on why the FORTUNE MPW International Summit is so important.
03
Jun
2019
www.fortuneconferences.com
You Can Celebrate National Rosé Day with this $6 Vineyard Vacationopens in new window
If you’re all about that “summer water” (yes way, rosé), have we got news for you. Booking.com has put together a vacation package for National Rosé Day—coming up on June 8—that is almost too good to be true.
02
Jun
2019
www.apartmenttherapy.com
5 of the most unique accommodations around the worldopens in new window
Last but not least, right here in Canada, Booking.com has partnered with Tourism Partnership of Niagara to create a luxurious getaway for one lucky rosé aficionado and a guest. This features a one-of-a-kind overnight stay in a luxury bubble tent nestled by the vineyards of Two Sisters Winery.
30
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Travel trends and destinations: The nine biggest things in travel right nowopens in new window
Of Booking.com's clientele, one in five planned to take a health and wellness trip in 2018. Wellness retreats are popping up all over the place.
29
May
2019
www.traveller.com.au
India among fastest-growing alternative accommodation markets for Booking.comopens in new window
Travel portal Booking.com has said India is among the fastest-growing markets in terms of the addition of alternative accommodation platforms. Of the total 880,000 listings in India, over 140,000 are in 'alternative accommodation' segment, the company said. It witnessed a 68 percent 'supply growth' in this category in 2017-18 in India. Listing denotes an individually bookable unit within a property. The alternative accommodation segment covers home-stays, hostels, apartments, villas, cabins, tree-houses, boats and bed and breakfast facilities, among others. A large chunk of the company's supply growth in these categories came from states of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.
28
May
2019
www.firstpost.com
'Pawesome' pet-friendly accommodation across the countryopens in new window
New research from Booking.com has revealed that 78 per cent of Australians put their furry friends first when booking a holiday, with almost half (40 percent) feeling guilty if they leave their pets behind. Booking.com has now collated a list of the top pet-friendly accommodation options around Australia.
28
May
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Trip bundling is growing: Here are 6 places you can plan a trip from start to finishopens in new window
You can book flights, hotels, accommodations and car rentals on Booking.com. Last week, Booking.com announced at a conference a way to book experiences without having to also make an accommodation booking. At times travelers may want to book attractions outside of a travel bundle. The product is currently available in 10 cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Spain; Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In order to make attractions bookings, you search for “attractions” in one of the 10 launch cities (for example “attractions in Amsterdam”) on the website.
28
May
2019
eu.indystar.com
You can go glamping in a Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard for just $8opens in new window
In celebration of National Rosé Day on June 8, Booking.com is offering the opportunity for one quick booker and a guest to experience a ‘Rosé Day Getaway.’ As the first to book this amazing experience, you’ll receive a one-night stay for two in a luxury glamping dome at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Two Sisters Vineyards on June 8, 2019, for just eight bucks.
27
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Women Should Consider the Short-Term Rental and Travel Tech Ecosystems to Fund Their Businessesopens in new window
Take Gillian Tans; she's CEO of Booking.com. Tans has advanced the company’s operations and sales across more than 224 countries and territories, according to a profile in Businesswoman Media.
24
May
2019
www.sfgate.com
Trip bundling is growing: Here are 6 places you can plan a trip from start to finishopens in new window
You can book flights, hotels, accommodations and car rentals on Booking.com. Last week, Booking.com announced at a conference a way to book experiences without having to also make an accommodation booking. At times travelers may want to book attractions outside of a travel bundle. The product is currently available in 10 cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh and Dubai. In order to make attractions bookings, you search for “attractions” in one of the 10 launch cities (for example “attractions in Amsterdam”) on the website.
23
May
2019
eu.usatoday.com
Why downsizing is the big new travel trend: The best small countries, small tours, and small trips travellers can takeopens in new window
The move to downsized travel is also being driven by environmental awareness, with consumers looking for more eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical travel products. A booking.com report shows that 68 per cent of travellers had an intention to stay in eco-accommodation in 2018, an all-time high. Consulting firm Deloitte reports that eco-friendly travel has increased by 30 per cent over the past decade.
22
May
2019
www.traveller.com.au
The evolution of booking.com journey to a one stop travel shop from ‘just hotels’opens in new window
The journey of booking.com from “just hotels” to a one-stop travel shop won’t be a short one, according to Tans. We are big in accommodation but if you think about the one-stop shop that will take a long time because a trip has so many elements. If I am going to Paris, I have to think about taking the train, my luggage, finding a great restaurant, etc. There are so many things involved. We will take steps but an end-to-end trip will take a lot of time.
22
May
2019
brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com
UNIQUE SITES TO VISIT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATIONopens in new window
From modern reinventions of camping classics to space-age pods providing a comfortable place to rest, travellers today have more options than ever when it comes to booking their next getaway. As the global leader in connecting travellers with the most diverse range of unique places to stay, Booking.com offers access to alternative accommodations all around the world. Recent research conducted by the company explores the trends surrounding these unique stays, inspiring the definitive guide to some of the most talked about and on the rise accommodation types around the world.
21
May
2019
www.holrmagazine.com
Changing travel: the sustainable startups boosted by awards from Booking.comopens in new window
Digital travel firm Booking.com has announced the sustainable travel startups that will receive financial assistance from its 2019 Booking Booster programme. As part of the programme – which has a fund of €2m – awards have been made to a variety of organisations, from a social enterprise training at-risk women to become trekking guides in Nepal, to a hotel school helping young people in Indonesia kickstart their careers.
21
May
2019
www.theguardian.com
Men in Black UK headquarters open for bookings complete with film's propsopens in new window
Booking.com has teamed up with Sony Pictures and recreated the film's London-based headquartersincluding the agent check-in area, main hall of HQ with the all-seeing eye, and a futuristic bedroom. Oh, and they've given us a sneak peek with a series of artists' impressions of what the property will look like. The exciting venture is to celebrate the upcoming release of Men in Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson on the 14th June, and there'll be heaps on offer to kickstart your MIB career.
20
May
2019
www.mirror.co.uk
30 Fun Things To Do When You Just Can't Be Bothered: Embrace your wanderlustopens in new window
Booking.com found that 65 percent of women they polled in 2014 felt more confident after taking a solo trip. Ready to enjoy your own company—and itinerary!—abroad?
20
May
2019
www.oprahmag.com
Matt Landau's Vacation Rental Show Demystifies The Experienceopens in new window
Presented by Booking.com, The Vacation Rental show is the first to focus on the booming vacation rental market. Landau uses his unique expertise in the industry to demystify the experience and show viewers the truly unparalleled adventures unlocked by vacation rental hosts.
20
May
2019
www.forbes.com
Men in Black headquarters open for OVERNIGHT staysopens in new window
Yes, just in time for the release of the new film in the franchise, Men in Black: International, which will be in cinemas worldwide from 14 June, Booking.com has teamed up with Sony Pictures to invite guests to step into the fascinating world and spend the night in a recreation of the movie’s London-based headquarters.
20
May
2019
www.dailystar.co.uk
Booking.com lifts the lid on Host with the Mostopens in new window
Global travel leader Booking.com reveals the driving factors behind the appetite to stay in different types of unique accommodation and the fine balance an accommodation host, manager or owner must strike to get that all important personal touch just right for guests. As travellers have the luxury of more choice than ever before when planning their next trip, getting it right as a ‘host’ can be the difference between checking in or checking out other properties. In fact, research from Booking.com conducted with over 21,500 global travellers found that almost two-thirds (63%) believe their stay has been improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond.
20
May
2019
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz
‘Hotels bring a sense of curation’opens in new window
According to a survey by travel fare aggregator Booking.com, 65% of Indian travellers prefer to stay in home-type accommodation and unconventional spaces.
19
May
2019
www.livemint.com
A boost for startups promoting travel that touches local livesopens in new window
Online travel platform Booking.com has been giving a leg up to such ventures with its ‘Booking Booster’ programme that involves a grant of 2 million euros annually to 10 startups selected globally. “We look for locally relevant and globally ventures,” says Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans.
18
May
2019
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
From a Dutch startup to a global phenomenon | Booking.com to ET NOW | Brand Equityopens in new window
Catch Sonali Krishna in conversation with the global CEO of Booking.com, Gillian Tans as she takes us on a journey of her early days at the company, their working model and few tips on handling home & work.
18
May
2019
www.timesnownews.com
Skift Analysis: Amazon’s Travel Strategy Comes Into Focusopens in new window
Booking.com and Amazon have been cooperating in an Amazon Prime promotion in Germany and Austria. Amazon Prime members who sign up in these countries enroll in the Booking.com Genius loyalty program, “receive an exclusive 10 percent travel credit on every booking made during the promotional period, redeemable for future bookings on Booking.com within two years of the original booking,” Booking.com said.
17
May
2019
skift.com
Booking.com CEO on Trade War, Bookings, Tech in France, Tax Reformopens in new window
Gillian Tans, chief executive officer at Booking.com, discusses the impact of the trade war in the tech sector, bookings for this summer, attracting tech and talent in France, tax reform and Brexit. She speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” from the sidelines of the VivaTech conference in Paris.
16
May
2019
www.bloomberg.com
Booking Drops Hotel Requirements to Book Tours and Activitiesopens in new window
After acquiring tours and activities software provider FareHarbor last year and launching options to book activities in 150 cities, Booking.com has taken the next step in pushing its tour offerings mainstream. Booking.com is expected to announce Wednesday at a conference in Europe that it is debuting an offering in 10 European and Middle Eastern cities that enables customers to book tours and attractions on a standalone basis without having first to book a hotel room. The pilot program, available in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh, and Dubai, is available on city pages on the site, and offers everything from a skip-the-line ticket to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam to museum tours, and hop-on-hop-off bus and boat tours. The listings are available in 43 languages.
15
May
2019
skift.com
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE UK’S TOP FAMILY FESTIVALS STAYSopens in new window
New research from Booking.com found 55% of parents say the best thing about holidaying with a young family is having time to bond and a third (33%) cite learning about new cultures. Family friendly festivals offers infinite opportunities to be immersed in culture, music and share new experiences. Plus, for those parents who think camping with their kids might be a step too far, there’s also a fantastic array of accommodation options nearby – great for relaxing and recharging amidst the festival madness.
14
May
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
Booking.com to focus on Tier-II, -III citiesopens in new window
Online travel platform Booking.com plans to focus more on Tier-II and -III cities in the coming days, to further expand its reach in the Indian market. “For some time, our focus has been on Tier-I cities; however, as we are getting lot of attention from Tier-II and -III cities as well, there would be more focus on them this year,” said Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com.
14
May
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About STEM Careersopens in new window
At a "codeathon" for high school girls hosted in April by e-commerce company Booking.com, actress and activist Laura Dern offered one hypothesis. There's a misconception that professional coders work only at stereotypical technology companies, she said in an interview. In reality, teaching girls coding at early ages opens career doors even beyond STEM fields.
13
May
2019
money.usnews.com
Arizona: Giant cacti and kangaroo rats in Tuscanopens in new window
I staked out a fun and quirky Tucson roost on Booking.com. Hotel McCoy is a refurbished retro mid-century motel, where vintage vibes meet modern perks and affordable rates. From the fully restored pool to the A-shaped entrance and exposed posts beams, to the gallery-worthy stash of local art, McCoy is packed with personality. It showcases locally brewed craft beer, roasted coffee and Tucson wines. It's a must. Booking.com don't just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful finds like Hotel McCoy. Booking.com recently commissioned some research which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations. Hotel McCoy is a star specimen. It's super-affordable through www.booking.com
13
May
2019
www.nzherald.co.nz
Booking.com sees opportunity in India, will invest more: CEO opens in new window
Tans, who rides a bike to work everyday, spoke about Oyo’s overseas expansion and its business model, hospitality industry and the OTAs and overtaking Airbnb in homestay business.
12
May
2019
economictimes.indiatimes.com
This is the only Indian startup that won grant from Booking.com’s global acceleratoropens in new window
Amsterdam-based global travel fare aggregator Booking.com has backed Indian startup NotOnMap, which is into sustainable tourism space, with $280k grant after completion of Booking.com’s three-week accelerator programme Booking Booster. The grant was provided from Booking.com’s around $2.2-million fund as the accelerator hosted 10 startups for its third year, the company said in a statement. NotOnMap defines itself as empowering communities to create a livelihood for marginalized, vulnerable people in rural areas through the preservation of culture and heritage and connecting travellers with unique, differentiated experiences.
11
May
2019
www.financialexpress.com
Meet the 10 startups that are working on sustainable tourism, and won Booking.com grantsopens in new window
Himachal startup NotOnMap, which creates a livelihood for marginalised people in rural areas by preserving their culture and heritage, is among the 10 startups to have won a grant from zero-equity accelerator programme Booking Booster.
11
May
2019
yourstory.com
6 places you and your pet can stay on holidayopens in new window
Organising holidays can be difficult when you have a furry friend at home, but what if they could come with you? Thankfully, the experts at Booking.com have sourced some beautiful getaways in Australia that can accommodate you and your pet. Whether it's a peaceful waterfront, lavish hotel or a charming country view, there's plenty to choose from.
10
May
2019
www.lifestyle.com.au
Life goes by fast — travel shouldn’topens in new window
One of the most sought-after aspects of slow travel is connecting with locals and truly immersing yourself in all the culture the destination has to offer. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by staying in an accommodation off the beaten path. This quaint, elegant apartment available on Booking.com is in the idyllic seaside town of Sitges.
09
May
2019
www.hellovancity.com
Escape to an Island Paradise with a Luxury Fiji Holidayopens in new window
I needed to make sure I wasn’t paying too much. Having used booking.com several times before, I trust them to secure my reservation at the best price. Booking.com reports three-quarters of all travellers expect to meet someone friendly and personable upon arrival at their place of accommodation while travelling. This place certainly started off on the right note.
08
May
2019
thelastfashionbible.com
Group getaway destinations for all kinds of travellersopens in new window
Girls getaway, boys getaway, couples retreat, yearly (extended) family vacation. A group getaway can be the best kind of trip, and we want to help you choose the right spot to do it. Some cities around the world are more suitable for this type of travel. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible and unique places to stay, has rounded up some of the best options.
07
May
2019
dailyhive.com
Skift Forum Asia: Booking’s Marsha Ma on How to Succeed in Chinaopens in new window
Marsha Ma, Booking.com vice president and managing director, China, knows that getting involved with these key players, as well as forging partnerships on the local level, are potentially winning strategies in the country.
07
May
2019
skift.com
5 HOTELS WITH PRIVATE BEACHES TO VISITopens in new window
Almost one fifth (17%) of Canadian travellers are looking for a villa or holiday home for their 2019 getaway, according to recent Booking.com research, and we think we’ve found just the place for them.
06
May
2019
www.holrmagazine.com
Serena Williams Wedding: Everything You Need To Knowopens in new window
The villa itself was 29 miles from Nassau International Airport and not far from Williams’ South Florida home. Surprisingly, anyone can book the place using Booking.com, but be warned: it'll cost you $35,000 per week.
05
May
2019
www.newidea.com.au
New pawtel offers travel ruffviewsopens in new window
Booking.com recently commissioned research of more than 1000 people and found 78 per cent of Australian pet owners put their furry friends first when booking a holiday. The research also found 40 per cent of Australians feel guilty leaving their pet behind when going on holiday, with millennials leading the trend: 93 per cent of Aussie millennials miss their pets throughout their break, and more than one in three said they miss their fur baby all day, every day
04
May
2019
www.theherald.com.au
Emmy-winning actress Laura Dern adds her voice to Girls in Coding movementopens in new window
The Emmy-award winning actress Laura Dern has long been active in women’s empowerment issues, and now she’s lending her voice to the Women in Coding movement. Dern spoke at the end of a two-day coding weekend in San Francisco on Monday for young women 16-19 years old, sponsored by the travel e-commerce company Booking.com. The company also announced a new $350,000 scholarship fund that will be awarded to undergraduate women studying computer science at Spelman College and to postgraduates studying at Cornell University.
01
May
2019
www.fastcompany.com
Book the Table, Then Buy the Plane Ticketsopens in new window
In 2017, in a Booking.com survey of 18,509 adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months (or plan to in the next 12 months), 61 percent said they select a destination for its food and drink.
01
May
2019
www.nytimes.com
Now, scholarship to bridge gender gap in technology sectoropens in new window
Booking.com to provide 12 women students scholarship to focus their academics in STEM area Online travel company, Booking.com on Tuesday announced partnership with two Indian universities for its scholarship programme to bridge gender gap prevalent in the technology sector.
30
Apr
2019
www.thehindubusinessline.com
Laura Dern Promotes Gender Parity Across Industries at Women in Tech Code-a-Thonopens in new window
At digital travel platform Booking.com’s two-day inaugural Women in Tech Code-a-Thon in San Francisco, Laura Dern announced a series of grants totaling $350,000 for the organization to help fund STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for young women. “Women still perceive their gender to be detrimental to pursuing a career in tech, with more than half (52 percent) attributing this to the tech industry’s largely male-dominated workforce,” according to a Booking.com statement that also includes 2018 research by global consultancy McKinsey stating that women make up only 23 percent of high school Advanced Placement computer science exam takers, 19 percent of computer and information science bachelor’s degree recipients and 26 percent of the computing workforce. To help remedy this deficiency, Dern and Booking.com’s CEO Gillian Tans and Dern hope to raise awareness about gender diversity in the workplace as well as assist young women who are preparing to enter the world of technology by providing coding classes, mentorship, hands-on training and more. Dern spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her efforts
30
Apr
2019
www.hollywoodreporter.com
You need to stay at these infinity pool hotels in Bali, Greece and moreopens in new window
According to Booking.com , this retreat is a must. This luxurious hillside retreat sits along the cooling banks of Ayung River in Bali, just 3.1 miles from popular Ubud. A relaxing holiday awaits with Alila Ubud's infinity pool and spa.
27
Apr
2019
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Mike Yardley: Succulent finds in Tucson, Arizonaopens in new window
Where to stay? I staked a fun and quirky Tucson roost on Booking.com. Hotel McCoy is a refurbished retro mid-century motel, where vintage vibes meet modern perks and affordable rates. From the fully restored pool to the A-shaped entrance and exposed posts beams, to the gallery-worthy stash of local art, McCoy is packed with personality. It showcases locally brewed craft beer, roasted coffee and Tucson wines. It’s a must. Booking.com don’t just list your stock-standard accommodations, but a feast of characterful finds like Hotel McCoy. Booking.com recently commissioned some research which found that nearly a third of Kiwis prefer to stay in unique and quirky accommodations. Hotel McCoy is a star specimen. It’s super-affordable through www.booking.com
27
Apr
2019
www.newstalkzb.co.nz
Work officially starts on Booking.com’s £100m global transport hubopens in new window
The construction for Booking.com’s £100m global transport hub has officially begun. The online travel giant will be the anchor tenant at Allied London’s £1bn St John’s Quarter in Manchester, taking 222,000 sq ft at Manchester Goods Yard on a 12-year lease.
26
Apr
2019
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Indians spent ₹6.5 trillion on domestic and international trips in 2018: Reportopens in new window
For people choosing leisure travel, social status has been the driving reason for a majority of Indians to travel, noted a study by Booking.com. Other than that, ‘time to relax’ has been a top reasons for leisure travel in India.
25
Apr
2019
www.businessinsider.in
98 per cent Indians will prefer sustainable stays in next 1 yearopens in new window
This is the fourth consecutive year that Booking.com research has seen this figure trending up, from 62 percent in 2016 to 65 percent in 2017 and 68 percent in 2018.
23
Apr
2019
www.newindianexpress.com
Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham Go on Babymoon In Bermuda Before Welcoming Daughteropens in new window
With so many factors in mind, the couple decided to “Be a Booker” with Booking.com and arranged to stay in a 3,555 square-foot private villa at The Loren at Pink Beach on the island. Enjoying their babymoon in style, the couple’s two-level villa has three bedrooms that each have en-suite bathrooms, as well as a private terrace, chef’s kitchen, and a spacious dining room with views of the water.
19
Apr
2019
people.com
Eco luxury in Vietnamopens in new window
Building an infinity pool amongst the mountains near Sapa, Vietnam was an inspired idea by Topas Ecolodge. Images of this idyllic location are shared on a daily basis around the world on Instagram. Even in winter, guests like me climb in – and it can get really cold here but no problem because the pool is heated. The infinity pool is the jewel in the crown for Topas Ecolodge. It’s the stuff of dreams and just seeing a photograph of it made me want to come here. When we decided on a last minute overseas Christmas holiday images of this pool, and the fact it was an ecolodge, was the reason I voted Vietnam and after a quick search on Booking.com I secured my dream booking.
16
Apr
2019
good.net.nz
Travel for good: Inside the world of ethical toursopens in new window
Having spent about $100,000 in time and sweat equity to launch Clean Travel, it’s now starting to generate revenue in the low six figures. The company will soon be pitching for a grant of €500,000 ($788,000) in the Booking Booster start-up program run by Booking.com. The company reviews the ethics of adventure tours in locations such as Borneo, Tibet, Nepal and India. Clean Travel acts as a booking intermediary for a fee of up to 15 per cent and also offers a booking platform for ethical travel businesses.
15
Apr
2019
www.smh.com.au
BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE FAMILY STAYS THAT GET THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVALopens in new window
A new survey by Booking.com has revealed nearly half of British parents (44%) revealed they found it nearly impossible to find time for relaxation on holiday since having kids, with another half (50%) of those with young families reporting they’ve had to compromise on their ideal holiday destination to meet the family’s many needs. So, Booking.com is now revealing the top family stays, rumoured to come with a royal endorsement… From the cliff sides of the lush Karma Kandara Bali villas, to Harry and Meghan’s rumoured getaway hotspot at the Clooney’s in Lake Como, Booking.com have created the ultimate guide of royal holiday getaways where families can walk in the steps of the UK’s royal elite.
13
Apr
2019
vergemagazine.co.uk
How Tourism Is Empowering South African Women to Climb to Successopens in new window
Our pilot project was funded by the Booking Cares Fund, the corporate social responsibility arm of Booking.com that champions sustainable travel projects and unexpected solutions. They granted us 150,000 euro (US$169,000) and assisted with skills training for my team and resources.