Booking.com Announces Second Year as the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
AMSTERDAM - 17 MARCH 2022 - Today leading digital travel platform Booking.com announced a renewed partnership with the European Broadcasting Union to become the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest for the second year in a row. The song contest will be taking place on 10, 12 and 14 May in Turin, Italy.
As Official Travel Partner and as part of its mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com is committed to helping Eurovision Song Contest fans everywhere make the most of their music-inspired travels, wherever that may take them. Whether it’s living it up like a pop star in a swanky suite or kicking back in a trendy apartment that’s just steps away from all the action, with more than 27 million listings in hotels, homes and other unique places to stay, there is a perfect option for every music lover.
A world of melodious travel experiences is just a few taps away on the Booking.com app. From a road trip to explore Piemonte’s picturesque landscapes and legendary vineyards to discovering the food, culture and architecture that makes the city special, there are tons of great things to do in Turin to make new memories in between the Eurovision Song Contest’s iconic live shows.
“We are so excited to be coming on board again as the Official Travel Partner for the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com. “As access to live performances and travel are opening up again in many parts of the world, Booking.com is looking forward to playing a role in making it easier for millions of Eurovision fans to come together and celebrate the world’s biggest and most beloved live music event, as well as its message of unity and inclusion, whether that’s in-person in Turin, from the comfort of their own home or a unique vacation stay.”
“We are delighted that Booking.com is returning as the Official Travel Partner for the Eurovision Song Contest,” adds Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. “As the world begins to start travelling again this is a perfect time to partner the world’s largest live music event and one of the world’s leading digital travel companies to help fans experience—in-person—the languages, music, and culture they discover through the Eurovision Song Contest.”
With a theme of ‘The Sound of Beauty’, the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is poised to continue its 66-year tradition of providing a platform for artists and performances that span a wide spectrum of styles, traditions and storytelling. Demonstrating that beauty comes in a variety of forms in both music and travel, Booking.com is tapping into this unique moment to spark people’s curiosity and inspire them to discover the people and places that make the Eurovision Song Contest so magical - no matter where they come from, what language they speak, who they love or how they identify.
In addition to an integrated brand presence during the live shows on May 10, May 12 and May 14, as the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Booking.com will be working closely with the European Broadcast Union on additional broadcast, digital and social activities leading up to and during the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 to engage millions of Eurovision fans throughout Europe and the world with exclusive Eurovision-related travel content and unique, one-of-a-kind experiences.
Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 27 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.3 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.
About the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest live music event. It is organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). The competition, in which participating Member broadcasters of the EBU send a new song to represent their nation, takes place annually in the country that won the previous edition. The event is produced by the EBU together with the broadcaster which sent the winning song. 41 broadcasters will take part in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, following Italy’s victory with the song "Zitti e buoni” by Måneskin in 2021. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken place every year since 1956 except in 2020 when the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 27 countries have won the competition at least once. The 2021 competition reached a total audience of over 183 million people.
About the European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We represent 115 media organizations in 56 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and have an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Our Members operate nearly 2,000 television and radio channels alongside numerous online platforms. Together, they reach audiences of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in almost 160 languages. We strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with world-class content from news to sports and music, and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a center for learning and sharing. Our subsidiary, Eurovision Services, aims to be the first-choice media services provider, offering new, better and different ways to simply, efficiently and seamlessly access and deliver content and services. We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore, Madrid and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva. Discover more about the EBU at www.ebu.ch