Europe/Amsterdam champions extraordinary partners in its second annual #BookingHero Competition

OCTOBER 2, 2018 — Today, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announces the launch of its second annual #BookingHero competition. The first year saw hundreds of nominations highlighting the incredible work individuals at properties across the world are doing to create truly unique travel experiences for their customers. To continue their work in rewarding and championing partners who are creating unforgettable holidays, is again inviting customers to show their appreciation and nominate a hero.

To nominate a #BookingHero and enter the competition, customers simply need to share their story on Facebook or Instagram and make sure to include the following information:

  1. Where they stayed on their trip
  2. The first name of their #BookingHero and (if relevant) their role at the property
  3. How the #BookingHero went above and beyond
  4. The #BookingHero hashtag and if on Instagram, tag @bookingcom

The most touching #BookingHero story and the customer who nominated them will win €25k to spend on and the two runners-up and their nominating customers will each win €5k in travel credit.

“Travel isn’t just about exploring beautiful new destinations, it’s also about the incredible people you meet along the way and the unique experiences that you share together,” said Olivier Grémillon, Vice President at

“Our accommodation partners make travel magic happen on a daily basis. Whether it’s that extra personal touch or going above and beyond to transform someone’s trip, they are the real Booking Heroes. We are so inspired - and humbled - by the extraordinary dedication and commitment they exhibit every day.” is accepting nominations on Facebook and Instagram until 31 October, 2018. Winners will be announced in January 2019.

For more information and the full competition terms and conditions, please visit:



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Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), now employs more than 17,000 employees in over 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide.

With a mission to empower people to experience the world, invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At, we connect travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 29 million total reported listings, including more than 5.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay, and cover more than 141,000 destinations in 230 countries and territories worldwide.

Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So, whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.

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