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A moveable street feast in Calcuttaopens in new window
03
Nov
2018
www.telegraphindia.com
Booking.com Announces New Products for Professional Short-Term Rental Partners at the Vacation Rental Management Association International Conferenceopens in new window
Booking.com announces their new technology features, as part of their product offering at the Vacation Rental Management Association's event in Las Vegas, with Olivier Gremilion, VP Booking.com as the spokesperson.
30
Oct
2018
www.prnewswire.com
Women In Techopens in new window
24
Oct
2018
cirrus.co.in
Indian women have positive outlook towards tech careers'opens in new window
Showing a different perspective as to how women feel that their gender does not detain them from achieveing greatness in technology.
23
Oct
2018
www.outlookindia.com
Hotel Not Hotel, Amsterdamopens in new window
Journalist, Steena Joy, at the Express Group, reviews her experience at Hotel, Not Hotel Amsterdam at the time of the Booking Booster 2018 programme.
09
Oct
2018
www.expressbpd.com
We’ve found you the best hotel deal in New York Cityopens in new window
ELLE India partnered with Booking.com for their annual edition's photoshoot in New York and discovered one of Booking.com's unique accommodations, the Columbs Sixty Hotel. Read about their experience here!
18
Sep
2018
elle.in
Booking.com partners with Air India for accommodation opens in new window
Booking.com's partnership with Air India received national coverage in Deccan Herald
15
Sep
2018
cirrus.co.in
Fashion-conscious travel opens in new window
The Fashion Fix campaign received national coverage in the Hindu.
13
Sep
2018
cirrus.co.in
Biz-Survey-Travel (Bcm16)opens in new window
10
Sep
2018
www.outlookindia.com
Booking.com partners AI for online accommodation opens in new window
Booking.com partnership with Air India
04
Sep
2018
cirrus.co.in
Food rules our mindsopens in new window
23
Aug
2018
cirrus.co.in
Food rules our mindsopens in new window
23
Aug
2018
www.dnaindia.com
This Mumbai office is nothing less than a fun destination to work inopens in new window
A look through Booking.com's aesthetic Mumbai Office.
18
Aug
2018
www.architecturaldigest.in
'Growing internet penetration digital payment are unblocking a huge potential in Tier-II/ III markets' opens in new window
The Hindu Business Lin's Rajesh Kurup, in conversation with Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, Booking.com India, Sri Lanka and Maldives
09
Aug
2018
cirrus.co.in
'Growing internet penetration digital payment are unblocking a huge potential in Tier-II/ III markets' opens in new window
The Hindu Business Line's Rajesh Kurup in conversation with Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, Booking.com India, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
08
Aug
2018
www.thehindubusinessline.com
Man and the Landopens in new window
29
Jul
2018
www.theweek.in
Kolkata best place for street food: Surveyopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer. Kolkata has emerged as the best place for street food.
22
Jul
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Culinary Mattersopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer
20
Jul
2018
cirrus.co.in
Majority of Indian travellers select destination for food opens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer
18
Jul
2018
cirrus.co.in
Food is the destination opens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer
18
Jul
2018
cirrus.co.in
Majority of Indian travellers select destination for foodopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer
18
Jul
2018
www.thequint.com
5 sustainable luxury getaways for your bucket listopens in new window
GQ took forward Sustainable Travel with a listicle on eco-friendly spots for travel. Data from Booking.com's surveys have been mentioned.
17
Jul
2018
www.gqindia.com
Food matters: Most Indians select travel destination based on cuisineopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer.
17
Jul
2018
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Majority of Indians select travel destinations for the food; find out which city fares high on the listopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer.
17
Jul
2018
indianexpress.com
Research shows that majority of Indian travellers select destination based on foodopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer.
17
Jul
2018
www.indulgexpress.com
Majority of Indian travellers select destination for foodopens in new window
The Taste of Travel campaign is one that started off as a survey, then a report, which had revealing insights. 67% Indians asserted that their travel preferences are based off of the cuisine a place has to offer.
17
Jul
2018
www.business-standard.com
The last mileopens in new window
Ms. Steena Joy, a journalist from the Express Group, pens down her exclusive interviews with the Booking.com Management team in Amsterdam.
12
Jul
2018
www.expressbpd.com
Booking shifts its cultural DNA as it sets sights on Indian marketopens in new window
Ms. Sindhu Kashyap, a journalist from YourStory, writes on her interviews with the Booking.com Leadership team with regard to Booking.com's plan for India expansion.
02
Jul
2018
yourstory.com
Goodlifeopens in new window
GQ Magazine did a four page feature on Sustainable Travel, with insights and data from Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report.
01
Jul
2018
cirrus.co.in
Moscow & Saint Petersburg, top travel choices for Indian football fans: Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com data reveals that during the FIFA-fever season, Moscow and Saint Petersberg emerged as the most booked destinations by Indian football fans.
26
Jun
2018
www.financialexpress.com
The Traveller's Planetopens in new window
A two-page feature with insights from Mr. Vikas Bhola, Regional Manager, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives on Sustainable Tourism.
24
Jun
2018
cirrus.co.in
India among top five growing markets for Booking.com opens in new window
Ms. Steena Joy, a journalist from the Express Group, pens down her exclusive interviews with the Booking.com Management team in Amsterdam
20
Jun
2018
cirrus.co.in
Hurt by heavy discounting, Booking.com readies more funds to take on Indian challengeopens in new window
Divya Suryanarayan, a renowned journalist from the Press Trust of India, India's largest wire agency - writes on Booking.com's India plan, based off her experience and interaction with the management team in Amsterdam.
17
Jun
2018
www.indiatoday.in
Hurt by heavy discounting, Booking.Com readies more funds to take on Indian challenge By Divya Suryanarayanopens in new window
Divya Suryanarayan, a renowned journalist from the Press Trust of India, India's largest wire agency - writes on Booking.com's India plan, based off her experience and interaction with the management team in Amsterdam.
17
Jun
2018
www.outlookindia.com
Messaging through voice - that’s the trend that I see emerging in the near futureopens in new window
James Waters, Booking.com’s Vice President of Customer Service, shines a light on Booking Assistant; and how it takes customer services to a much more personal and digitized level.
07
Jun
2018
www.digitalcmodigest.com
Why tourists are greening their vacation opens in new window
A one page feature on Sustainable Travel, with insights from Booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report was published by the Times of India - one of the leading tier 1 news publications in India.
03
Jun
2018
cirrus.co.in
2 Indian start-ups win grants at Booking.com accelerator programme opens in new window
The two winners of the Booking Booster programme are announced.
02
Jun
2018
cirrus.co.in
Two Indian start-ups win Booking.com’s accelerator programmeopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are announced! The two Indian start-ups with very promising and admirable goals were inaugurated at the ceremony.
01
Jun
2018
www.thehindubusinessline.com
Booking.com pours grants in two start-ups opens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
cirrus.co.in
Two Indian startups get 7.25 lakh euros in grants from Booking.comopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
www.business-standard.com
Two Indian startups get 7.25 lakh euros in grants from Booking.comopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
www.indiatoday.in
Two Indian startups get 7.25 lakh euros in grants from Booking.comopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
www.financialexpress.com
Two Indian sustainable tourism startups win highest grants in Booking.com’s Booster programmeopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
www.financialexpress.com
Indian Start-Ups Receive Highest Grants From Booking.Com’s €2 Mn Fundopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
www.traveltrendstoday.in
Meet the two Indian startups that stole the show at Booking Booster in Amsterdamopens in new window
The winners of the Booking Booster 2018 Programme are finally announced! Two of the grant winners are Indian start-ups with admirable and promising goals.
01
Jun
2018
yourstory.com
India among top five growing markets for Booking.comopens in new window
Ms. Steena Joy, a journalist from the Express Group, pens down her exclusive interviews with the Booking.com Management team in Amsterdam
31
May
2018
www.financialexpress.com
21% desis face language barrier during travel  opens in new window
According to a survey conducted, a traveler's vision of an ideal vacation gets crumbled, when the harsh reality of not being able to communicate in the local language sets in.
05
May
2018
cirrus.co.in
About 21% Indians face language barriers during travel: Survey opens in new window
According to a survey conducted, a traveler's vision of an ideal vacation gets crumbled, when the harsh reality of not being able to communicate in the local language sets in.
05
May
2018
cirrus.co.in
‘Indian travellers prefer holiday homes to traditional hotels'opens in new window
In conversation with Mr. Vikas Bhola, we have gained some insights on the current scene in the tourism and hospitality sector.
26
Apr
2018
cirrus.co.in
Indian travellers loosen their purse stringsopens in new window
A study conducted on over 3000 respondents concludes that a majority of Indians do not let 'price' stand in the way of a well-deserved vacation.
24
Apr
2018
www.dailypioneer.com
97% Indians travellers eye 'sustainable' tourism in 2018: Surveyopens in new window
In a recent survey conducted by leading travel agent, Booking.com, 97% Indians are more than comfortable, if not proactive, in paying a premium to travel sustainably.
22
Apr
2018
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Booking.com Has 5 Million Non-Hotel Listings, Topping Airbnbopens in new window
Booking.com has grown 27 percent to 5 million in the last year, surpassing Airbnb's listings.
11
Apr
2018
www.bloombergquint.com
Asia and North America high on vacation lover's itineraryopens in new window
Traveler's in Telangana stated that they would prefer travelling with spouses or family or group of friends especially to international destinations, visiting as many destinations on the same trip.
02
Jan
2018
(pdf)
An overview of travel predictions for 2018opens in new window
Artificial Intelligence and digital technology are helping customers make smart decisions when planning a trip.
28
Dec
2017
(pdf)
Travel is all about experience this seasonopens in new window
There is an increasing number of customers who prefer travelling with their spouses or family or a group of friends with also more people opening up about the idea of solo travel.
26
Dec
2017
(pdf)
Travel firms thrive on holiday spirit, touch 20% growth / Short, experiential getaways top choiceopens in new window
Since the note ban took a big hit on the travel and tourism industry in India, travel portals are seeing an increasing in bookings this holiday season.
22
Dec
2017
(pdf)
Travel firms thrive on holiday spirit, touch 20% growthopens in new window
Since the impact of the note ban in India, the travel industry saw dull days. However, the holiday season has seen customers making reservations with great fevour.
22
Dec
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Short, experiential getaways top choiceopens in new window
With a long weekend ahead, travel portals see a lot of customers making reservations for a short vacation.
22
Dec
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Ritu Mehrotra Appointed as Area Manager at Booking.Comopens in new window
Ritu Mehrotra appointed as Area Manager will be responsible for starting enterprise teams for strengthening of global partnerships as well as improving the top line growth for the company among other things
23
Nov
2017
bwhotelier.businessworld.in
Winter has luxury hotels in a sweatopens in new window
Drop in hotel bookings are falling which increases concern for hotel owners and travel portals. The impact of GST concerns and the growing popularity of home stays and villas in on the rise.
14
Nov
2017
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Bangkok loses charm as monsoon destination among Mumbaikarsopens in new window
Bangkok remains the top holiday destination this year as well even though other places like Singapore, Dubai and London have seemed to have lost its charm this year. Mumbaikars on long weekends in July - August Paris, New York, Amsterdam etc.
07
Nov
2017
(pdf)
Bangkok loses charm as monsoon destination among Mumbaikarsopens in new window
Bangkok remains the top holiday destination this year as well even though other places like Singapore, Dubai and London have seemed to have lost its charm this year. Mumbaikars on long weekends in July - August Paris, New York, Amsterdam etc.
07
Nov
2017
(pdf)
Singapore, Rome on state travellers' monsoon listopens in new window
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok emerged as the favourite destinations according to a survey conducted by Booking.com in the state of Telangana this monsoon. The survey shows a comparison from last year where Colombo was the most popular destination but that title has now moved to Rome in 2017.
09
Oct
2017
(pdf)
Bangkok, Singapore and Kathmandu top the listopens in new window
Bangkok, Singapore and Kathmandu top the list of international destinations preferred by travellers from Uttar Pradesh in India. Vikas Bhola commented on this by saying how India is the largest growing economy and therefore the travel market is growing due to increase in consumer spending and income.
28
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Best travelling apps : Make travelling a joyopens in new window
Booking.com app is mentioned among competitors such as Airbnb, Cleartrip, Citymapper and Google trips. Each unique selling point is exploited to see which is best and how which app is suited for what people.
24
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Bangkok, Singapore, Pattaya most sought after destinations opens in new window
According to a survey conducted by Booking.com in the state of Assam South-East Asia draws with Bangkok, Singapore and Pattaya topping the list of international destinations preferred by travellers. Vikas Bhola Head for the Indian Sub-Continent of the Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies, travel market is growing due to increase in consumer spending and incomes.
20
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Booking.com bags GTDC Awardopens in new window
Booking.com receives GTDC award by Nilesh Cabral for best performance in the category of online travel agents. The award was given in recognition for a GTDC sales record, with GTDC hotels recording sales of more than one crore for the financial year 2016-17.
19
Sep
2017
(pdf)
GTDC presents award to Booking.comopens in new window
GTDC presents award to Booking.com for their best performance in the category of online travel agents. The award was given in recognition for a GTDC sales record, with GTDC hotels recording sales of more than one crore for the financial year 2016-17.
19
Sep
2017
(pdf)
GTDC presents best performance award to Booking.comopens in new window
Booking.com receives award for their best performance in the category of online travel agents. The award was given in recognition for a GTDC sales record by Nilesh Cabral, with GTDC hotels recording sales of more than one crore for the financial year 2016-17.
19
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Singapore, Bangkok becomes the most favorite holiday destination. opens in new window
According to an August survey conducted by Booking.com Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai and International places like East and South East Asia have been the favourite destination amongst those travelling from Punjab.
18
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Bangkok, Singapore and Pattayae merge as most sought after international destinations.opens in new window
According to a survey conducted by Booking.com of the most travelled destinations , South-East Asia is a big draw with Bangkok, Singapore and Pattaya topping the list of international destinations preferred by travellers from Assam.
18
Sep
2017
(pdf)
The trip that never endsopens in new window
Makemytrip is upping their game amist strong competition of Booking.com and Airbnb in the industry. It has undertaken innovative ideas to attract customers from the under group of its audience. However, experts say that such means will only cause other competitors to strengthen their place as well.
17
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Int'l meet on homestay biz from Friday opens in new window
The state of Kerela in an attempt to increase business activities for their homestay providers organizes a Homestay and Rural Tourism meet. Participants include leading travel business like Makemytrip, Booking.com, airbnb.com and yatra.com
12
Sep
2017
(pdf)
Treebo Hotels raises Rs. 220 cr led by HK headge fundsopens in new window
Treebo hotels scores a huge investment by Hong Kong based firm. Previously Treebo's competition FabHotels gained an investment of 25 million dollars by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Booking.com, Makemytrip have started to up their game in the Indian market.
30
Aug
2017
(pdf)
Travelling in exciting and liberating opens in new window
Vikas Bhola Booking.com head of the Indian Sub continent, shares about his job and the exciting adventures that are part of it. How he spends his work day and his favourite pass times on weekends.
22
Aug
2017
(pdf)
Makemytrip loss widens on marketing, promotional spendsopens in new window
In an bid to stay ahead global competitors and newer domestic entrants Makemytrip continues to spend the most on marketing and promotional purposes.
10
Aug
2017
(pdf)
Ignoring travel advisories could ruin a fun holidayopens in new window
The Do's and Don'ts of travelling on a holiday from experts. Each firm showcases their unique selling points which makes it better than the other players in the market.
09
Aug
2017
(pdf)
Urban India finds freedom from the grind on long I-Day weekendopens in new window
Air tickers and travel hotel bookings see a rise especially on long holidays that came mid August Independence day weekend. There has been a rise in the popularity of international destinations causing air ticket prices to go up as well.
06
Aug
2017
(pdf)
For most tourists, first 24 hrs at a destination sets tone for vacation opens in new window
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 stayopens in new window
Online travel agents make booking hotels online a much easier and less risky. Makemytrip's MMT Assured stamp ensures that the customer gets the best quality by vetting the place. Vikas Bhola also mentions that photos and videos of the place help in convincing wary customers.
03
Aug
2017
(pdf)
Finding the right place to stay opens in new window
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 opens in new window
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 opens in new window
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 opens in new window
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
Amritsar, Hyderabad, Delhi among top 5 food destinationsopens in new window
Bookings.com conducted survey based on its reviews show top spots for food from India include Amritsar which is known for its Kulchas and Lassi, Hyderabad for its Hyderabadi biryani, Boti Kebabs and Delhi for its butter chicken, Chole Bhature and Chaat. Other top destinations include Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Bangkok, Granada, Las Vegas and Buenos Aires.
07
Jul
2017
www.financialexpress.com
Homestays in Kerala in a dilemma over GSTopens in new window
The tourism of Kerela has been shaky ever since the introduction of the Goods and Service Tax. Due to no clear description on what is considered taxable puts homestay owners in a spot.
07
Jul
2017
(pdf)
Gastronomic travel has got millennials hooked; we tell you how opens in new window
Reviews of Bookings.com clearly show its users choose their travel destinations based on local delicacies of the area. With a majority of 75 per cent global travellers would likely travel somewhere known for its great food and drinks. It's millennials who are the most keen to combine travel and food which clearly food stands out as a passion for many.
06
Jul
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
‘We don’t have a HIPPO approach here’ opens in new window
Interview with Vikas Bhola Indian subcontinent head for Bookings.com. Bhola speaks about his entry into travel tech, his fulfilling job, the travel and adventures he's had along with it, his passion for economics and history to understand how markets evolve and his strong view that even the junior most employee can say you are wrong .
05
Jul
2017
www.thehindubusinessline.com
5 things I learnt about Amsterdam’s sex district opens in new window
Bookings.com new feature allows users a platform to a host of local experiences and activities in five cities across the world Amsterdam being one of them. There are certain do's and dont' of every tourist attraction, and observations tourists pick up themselves and other things they learn and discover from the locals.
04
Jul
2017
www.cntraveller.in
Indian Startup Fundings Of The Week opens in new window
The Indian economy has seen 16 startups raise about $100 Mn in funding altogether and six startup acquisitions took place. Quantta Analytics with i, SparesHub, Authenticook, and various other start-ups have found investors worldwide. Among the Indian acquisitions Hike Messenger acquired InstaLively Livestreaming Pvt. Ltd, News Corp acquired Bengaluru-based GyanMatrix Services Private Limited (GMX) among others.
01
Jul
2017
inc42.com
Udaipur Tops Booking.com’s Top Romantic Honeymoon Destinations You May Not Have Heard Ofopens in new window
To help newlyweds plan the perfect trip Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest selection of incredible places to stay, compiled a list of unique and romantic honeymoon destinations that are sure to fit every newlyweds' criteria, according to PRNewswire. All of these destinations are approved by Booking.com's 'young couple' customers, 95% of whom recommended them to other travelers.
05
Jun
2017
www.indiawest.com
Jet Set Go the mantra as travel cos see surge in local wayfarers opens in new window
With an increasing number of citizens packing their bags and traveling near and far, several online booking sites have reported a significant surge in domestic and international flight bookings.
22
May
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The shifting balance of power in India’s online travel marketopens in new window
The overview of the travel industry in India where the balance of power has shifted to players we least expected- the airlines and hotels of India.
17
May
2017
the-ken.com
Authenticook Joins Booking Booster Programme to Pitch for €500k Grantopens in new window
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, received an unprecedented number of applications from global start-ups for its accelerator programme, Booking Booster, in its first year. As an extension of the company’s existing ‘Booking Cares’ programme, an internal company initiative where employees partner with local NGOs on projects that help improve destinations worldwide, the goal of Booking Booster is to support start-ups dedicated to sustainable tourism. Business World speaks to Ameya Deshpande, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy, Business Development & Finance, Authenticook, to provide insights on his venture and how he feels to be selected as the only India-based startup shortlisted for the programme.
06
May
2017
bwdisrupt.businessworld.in
Quality check is our top most priority: Vikas Bholaopens in new window
Business World speaks to Vikas Bhola, Head for the Indian Sub-Continent (India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal) Booking.com on how ensuring quality control and technology innovation is important to overcome challenges and augment growth.
04
May
2017
bwhotelier.businessworld.in
Travellers give popular holiday destinations a miss, tempt with tour packages to lesser-known localesopens in new window
Booking.com has identified the top destinations to escape the summer heat. Booking.com has also identified destinations in India and abroad which travellers from Hyderabad prefer to travel.
27
Apr
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
MakeMyTrip May Invest In FabHotels After Talks With Treebo Failopens in new window
After talks with Treebo have failed, Make My Trip may invest in FabHotels. The partnership is to bulk up Make My trip's presence in the budget hotel segment in India .
25
Apr
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Online Travel's next journey opens in new window
As the next wave of consolidation and disruption hits online travel, the way we plan and book holidays is set to change. This article discusses a potential partnership between Booking.com and Paytm and how the OTA space has changed drastically.
19
Apr
2017
www.thehindubusinessline.com
WEEKEND GETAWAY? THESE ONLINE BOOKING OPTIONS MIGHT HELPopens in new window
Holidays. It’s the one thing that all of us look forward to in our busy lives. Whether it's a public holiday or a weekend getaway, planning for trips can sometimes be a tedious task. Accommodation tends to be a problem more often than not. But in recent times the process has become quite convenient. Online booking looks to be a popular option these days, and the trend only seems to be growing. This article compiles a detailed list of popular online booking sites.
19
Apr
2017
www.readme.lk
The value Booking.com delivers to hotels far exceed the cost opens in new window
Even though India is still a modest market for Booking.com in their overall APAC portfolio, the Priceline Group-owned Online Hotel Accommodation platform continues to invest in the market to be future ready. In an interaction with Oliver Hua, MD-APAC, Booking.com (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, P Krishna Kumar tries to understand the OTA’s India strategy.
03
Apr
2017
www.travelbizmonitor.com
Booking.com Partners Paytm for Promotions opens in new window
Booking.com has tied up with Alibaba backed payments bank Paytm. Under this partnership, all domestic and international accommodations available on Booking.com will be available on Paytm, with new offers and promotions.
23
Mar
2017
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Four destinations in the world you must take a solo trip to this seasonopens in new window
Everyone remembers his/her first-time travel experiences, whether it's travelling for the first time ever, visiting a new destination for the first time, or trying a new experience or staying in a new type of accommodation. Booking.com has conducted global research which also reveals a few international destinations that first-time solo Indian travellers plan to visit in 2017.
16
Mar
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
Most Indian women remember their first travel more vividly than their first kissopens in new window
Indians consider travelling a more enriching experience than going on a first date or making a new friend, finds a new survey. The research, done by Booking.com, surveyed over 15,000 people from 20 countries worldwide, including India.
07
Mar
2017
www.hindustantimes.com
The US Presidents take vacations here and you could tooopens in new window
It is no secret that US Presidents enjoy a holiday or two. With Ex-President Obama just coming back from a well-deserved break, Booking.com has delved into the archives to unearth the top five presidential getaways.
03
Mar
2017
www.businessinsider.in
Ladies, gift yourself a trip to these destinations this Women's Dayopens in new window
Travel gives 95 per cent of women globally something to look forward, according to a recent Booking.com survey. Findings from the research conducted with over 17,000 women also revealed that travel energises 88 per cent of women in their daily lives and improves mood for 93 per cent.
02
Mar
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
More than 50 per cent Indians want to travel solo in 2017opens in new window
A First Time Travel campaign by Booking.com has revealed that more than half of Indians plan to travel solo for the first time in 2017. The research, which surveyed over 15,000 people from 20 countries worldwide including India, highlighted that travelling to new places and opening your mind to different, novel experiences inspires life enriching changes.
02
Mar
2017
economictimes.indiatimes.com
Booking.com launches accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourismopens in new window
Booking.com, on Friday announced the launch of its accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week programme will taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam. The programme will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to 500,000 euro from Booking.com.
17
Feb
2017
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feeling romantic yet? These places are offering the cosiest deals this Valentine's Dayopens in new window
If you are planning a cosy, romantic and luxurious Valentine's Day for your loved one, here are a few toe curling deals from around the world to plan for. If Chile offers idyllic mountains, Mexico has the best pool experience. Booking.com has compiled a list of the best getaways this Valentine's. Pick your deal.
09
Feb
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
2017 Trends: How Travel Could Evolve This Yearopens in new window
The year 2017 will see the rise of 'sanctustays', experiential travel and a return to the 'human touch', according to a new trends report on the state of travel for 2017. Analysts at the travel website Booking.com gazed into their crystal ball to come up with predictions on how people will be traveling in the next year. For the report, experts looked at guest reviews, industry studies and travel data to come up with their forecasts. Conclusions were also drawn from surveys conducted by Booking.com among 12,780 respondents around the world.
07
Feb
2017
www.news18.com
Jaipur Sujan Palace gets perfect 10 in guest review awardsopens in new window
Sujan Rajmahal Palace of Jaipur has become the only Indian property to score perfect 10 in the latest edition of Booking.com 2016 Guest Review Awards.
03
Feb
2017
indiatoday.intoday.in
Zeenews.india.com- These predictions will help you plan your travel better in 2017 opens in new window
28
Nov
2016
Zeenews.india.com- These predictions will help you plan your travel better in 2017
Take a dip!opens in new window
Indian children prefer swimming pools, slides on holiday, says a survey
16
Nov
2016
www.tribuneindia.com
Booking.com unveils new travel agent platformopens in new window
The new ‘Booking.com for Travel Agents’ platform is still in an “initial test pilot” phase, but will offer a range of tools and reports aimed at allowing the travel trade to manage their clients’ accommodation reservations. “We’ve seen increasing numbers of travel agents using Booking.com to manage bookings for their customers,” said Bryan Batista, senior director of global partnerships at Booking.com. “We’re pleased to now offer professional travel agents a platform and a programme that has been created just for them, with the special features they need to easily book and manage reservations for their clients. “We’re excited to continue innovating the platform, and are committed to adding even more useful features and functionality for them over the coming months,” he added. The new trade platform will enable agents to access Booking.com’s entire inventory of more than one million accommodation options in nearly 96,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide. The site is available in 43 languages. Agents are also able to view and manage their clients’ reservations from a single dashboard, and will be offered a series of customisable reports to monitor individual client bookings, as well as providing them with a breakdown of their earnings. Booking.com for Travel Agents is an extension of the company’s existing Affiliate Partner Programme and leverages technology and infrastructure developed for Booking.com for Business. Agents who join the platform will be eligible for similar benefits as Booking.com’s affiliate partners.
10
Nov
2016
aktk.in
Booking.com unveils new travel agent platformopens in new window
The new ‘Booking.com for Travel Agents’ platform is still in an “initial test pilot” phase, but will offer a range of tools and reports aimed at allowing the travel trade to manage their clients’ accommodation reservations. “We’ve seen increasing numbers of travel agents using Booking.com to manage bookings for their customers,” said Bryan Batista, senior director of global partnerships at Booking.com. “We’re pleased to now offer professional travel agents a platform and a programme that has been created just for them, with the special features they need to easily book and manage reservations for their clients. “We’re excited to continue innovating the platform, and are committed to adding even more useful features and functionality for them over the coming months,” he added. The new trade platform will enable agents to access Booking.com’s entire inventory of more than one million accommodation options in nearly 96,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide. The site is available in 43 languages. Agents are also able to view and manage their clients’ reservations from a single dashboard, and will be offered a series of customisable reports to monitor individual client bookings, as well as providing them with a breakdown of their earnings. Booking.com for Travel Agents is an extension of the company’s existing Affiliate Partner Programme and leverages technology and infrastructure developed for Booking.com for Business. Agents who join the platform will be eligible for similar benefits as Booking.com’s affiliate partners.
10
Nov
2016
aktk.in
Booking.com pilots new platform for travel agentsopens in new window
Booking.com, a global leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online, announced today the initial test pilot of Booking.com for Travel Agents, a new platform designed specifically with the needs of travel agents. The platform features a suite of easy-to-use tools that empower travel industry professionals to seamlessly make and manage accommodation reservations for their clients via Booking.com. Booking.com for Travel Agents is an extension of the company's existing Affiliate Partner Programme and leverages technology and infrastructure being developed for Booking.com for Business. Travel agents who join the platform will be eligible for similar partner benefits as all Booking.com affiliate partners. Not only does the Booking.com for Travel Agents platform will enable travel agents to view and manage all customer reservations via one handy dashboard, but it also includes a tab of customisable reports that fully support agents in monitoring individual client bookings, as well as providing them with a convenient breakdown of their earnings over time, the company said. The Booking.com website is now available in 43 languages, offering over 1 million hotels and accommodations including more than 520,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 96,000 destinations worldwide. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 13,000 dedicated employees in over 184 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to ensure an exceptional customer experience, the company said.
10
Nov
2016
huntnews.in
REVEALED: What Indian children prefer on holidayopens in new window
A leading travel booking website has done a survey what Indian children really want during a holiday. Here's the result.
10
Nov
2016
indiatoday.intoday.in
Booking.com unveils mobile-based in-destination experience in select citiesopens in new window
Booking.com, announced the addition of London, Paris, Rome and Dubai to the pilot release of its new Booking Experiences product. The ultimate technology response to take the friction out of the in-destination experience, Booking Experiences will allow travellers to discover the best a destination has to offer, all through a mobile device. It will be a first-of-its-kind, highly curated, mobile-led experience that will ultimately harness artificial intelligence technology and powerful machine-learning to predict individual traveller intent and create a truly convenient, personalised in-destination experience, all on demand, with hassle-free payment and priority queuing. Unlike other experience-seeking tools, Booking Experiences is managed entirely within the Booking.com app without having to rely on or redirect to third-party websites. Once travellers have booked a stay in one of the first cities to offer Booking Experiences, via a single QR code in the Booking.com app a traveller can get instant booking access to all of the participating venues and attractions in that destination. Booking Experiences eliminates the need to book in advance or wait in lines to buy tickets, simply show up to the attraction you’re interested in, scan the code from your smartphone and enjoy. The QR code is automatically linked to your credit card of choice. “With Booking Experiences, our passion for data-driven insights, our deep knowledge of travel and our ambition to smartly infuse Artificial Intelligence technology into our product are all coming together to create a new, uniquely mobile travel experience that’s curated, seamless and personal,” said David Vismans, Chief Product Officer at Booking.com adding, “The technology behind Booking Experiences will continuously learn from your travel preferences, as well as other travellers like you, to eventually present you with increasingly curated options that are just right for you. Our ultimate goal is to keep you inspired, regardless of whether it’s your first or fifth time visiting a particular location.”
21
Sep
2016
www.hospitalitybizindia.com
Booking.com unveils mobile-based in-destination experience in select citiesopens in new window
Booking.com, announced the addition of London, Paris, Rome and Dubai to the pilot release of its new Booking Experiences product. The ultimate technology response to take the friction out of the in-destination experience, Booking Experiences will allow travellers to discover the best a destination has to offer, all through a mobile device. It will be a first-of-its-kind, highly curated, mobile-led experience that will ultimately harness artificial intelligence technology and powerful machine-learning to predict individual traveller intent and create a truly convenient, personalised in-destination experience, all on demand, with hassle-free payment and priority queuing. Unlike other experience-seeking tools, Booking Experiences is managed entirely within the Booking.com app without having to rely on or redirect to third-party websites. Once travellers have booked a stay in one of the first cities to offer Booking Experiences, via a single QR code in the Booking.com app a traveller can get instant booking access to all of the participating venues and attractions in that destination. Booking Experiences eliminates the need to book in advance or wait in lines to buy tickets, simply show up to the attraction you’re interested in, scan the code from your smartphone and enjoy. The QR code is automatically linked to your credit card of choice. “With Booking Experiences, our passion for data-driven insights, our deep knowledge of travel and our ambition to smartly infuse Artificial Intelligence technology into our product are all coming together to create a new, uniquely mobile travel experience that’s curated, seamless and personal,” said David Vismans, Chief Product Officer at Booking.com adding, “The technology behind Booking Experiences will continuously learn from your travel preferences, as well as other travellers like you, to eventually present you with increasingly curated options that are just right for you. Our ultimate goal is to keep you inspired, regardless of whether it’s your first or fifth time visiting a particular location.”
21
Sep
2016
Booking.com unveils mobile-based in-destination experience in select cities