For most tourists, first 24 hrs at a destination sets tone for vacation
The first 24 hours in any destination is crucial as it is believed to set the tone for the rest of the holiday. It further lists a range a things important based on the participants answers from accomodation, to view and even strong Wi-Fi signal.
03
Aug
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Finding the right place to stay
Finding a right place to stay is a tedious task. What is helpful are photos and videos as well as certified stamps from branded sources like Bookings.com and other industry players. Vikas Bhola Indian subcontinent head Bookings.com says categorizing customers based on their needs like price, stay duration, etc. helps service them better.
02
Aug
2017
www.thehindu.com
Booking.com funds food tech startup Authenticook
Authenticook a start-up in Mumbai has acquired Bookings.com as its investor. The startup plans to use the funds to expand its presence to over forty cities in India by the end of 2018. According to Vikas Bhola Indian subcontinental head for Bookings.com the start-up is a ''great idea with smart business acumen and the ability to promote inclusive growth in Indian tourism that supports and develops local economies and communities.''
30
Jul
2017
indianceo.in
To give travellers authentic Indian tastes, one start up is inviting them over to locals’ homes
Aunthenticook founders, Ameya Deshpande, his wife Priyanka and Aneesh Dhairyawan speak about their journey into starting the company, their journey in doing so and their current status as well as its future. Their biggest challenge was visibilty which will increase as it received grant from Booking.com’s first accelerator programme. It is looking to invest most of the amount in marketing and brand building.
21
Jul
2017
qz.com
Indians take a ticket to dark destinations
The rise of dark tourism especially to places like Poland and Germany. Indians are seen increasingly interested in Holocaust Museum and Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and the Dachau and Auschwitz (Poland) concentration camps while other places on their itinerary are Pearl Harbour in Hawaii and Hiroshima war memorial in Japan.
17
Jul
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com