For the Third Year Running, Booking.com Announces it is the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Amsterdam – 19 April, 2023 – Leading digital travel platform, Booking.com, is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with the European Broadcasting Union, to become the Official Travel Partner of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest for a third year running. The song contest will be taking place between the 9th and 13th May in Liverpool, England.
Whether you’re celebrating the contest in the heart of Liverpool, or from the comfort of a unique holiday home surrounded by friends and family, Booking.com has a great option for every music lover – with over 28 million listings in hotels, homes, and other unique places to stay. As the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Booking.com is committed to creating the perfect booking for Eurovision fans everywhere - wherever their music-inspired travels may take them.
With such a wide variety of travel experiences on offer, customers can find their next adventure in just a few taps on the Booking.com app. From visiting the iconic Penny Lane and learning about the rich music history that Liverpool has to offer, to embarking on a scenic road trip up the coast and discovering its near-endless dunes and outstanding ocean views – there are tons of great things to do in Liverpool to make new travel memories.
“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the European Broadcasting Union and to be the Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 for yet another year,” said Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com. “Booking.com is proud to play a role in making it easier for millions of Eurovision fans to come together and celebrate Europe’s most popular and diverse music event, demonstrating that unity 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.”
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, added: “We are delighted to welcome Booking.com back as the Official Travel Partner for the Eurovision Song Contest. With thousands expected to travel to Liverpool for the world’s largest live music event we are looking forward to seeing Booking’s activities for fans on the ground and online.”
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 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 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 EBU
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 112 media organizations in 56 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and have an additional 30 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 more than150 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 centre for learning and sharing.
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
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, has taken place every year since 1956 except in 2020 when the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 27 countries have won the competition at least once.
37 broadcasters will take part in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The BBC is hosting on Ukraine’s behalf following their win in Turin in 2022 with Kalush Orchestra’s “Stefania”.
The 2022 competition reached over 180 million viewers round the world on TV and online.