Booking.com Launches Customer Incentive to Encourage Rebook of Domestic Pandemic Affected Stays in New Zealand

Initiative seeks to bring business back to partners in New Zealand, inspire travellers and drive support for local businesses

This announcement follows other initiatives designed to support partners throughout this challenging time, and as the world begins to travel again. These initiatives include making it easy to clearly display a property’s COVID-19 precautionary measures on its property page and waiving commission on bookings cancelled, date-changed or replaced with a voucher as a result of government travel restrictions in certain places. Booking.com has also introduced a tool to make it easier for partners to increase the flexibility of their policies, and is promoting these to help properties benefit from customers seeking flexibility in uncertain times.

“All of us in travel share one common interest: for the travel industry to survive this crisis,” said Tracey Foxall, Regional Manager Oceania at Booking.com. “We’re working tirelessly to bring domestic demand back to our partners, inspire Kiwis to travel safely when ready and reward them for supporting local businesses so that we can continue to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.”

Whilst confidence in domestic travel resumes, with these initiatives Booking.com hopes to make it easier for New Zealanders to directly support their favourite local accommodations and for partners to capture future business, when it is safe for travellers to begin exploring the world once again.