Hey Ice Cream, Wanna Spoon? Anything is Popsicle With Booking.com – Now Serving an Overnight Stay in an Ice Cream Truck
With Over a Quarter of Americans Seeking Out Independently Owned Accommodations*, Booking.com Brings Sundae Funday To A Whole New Level for National Ice Cream Day
New York, NY - July 7, 2021 – Did you hear the scoop? Booking.com – the global travel leader offering vast types of accommodations across the U.S. – is getting straight to the pint by bringing SUNDAE Funday to a whole new level, celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a sleepover in your very own ice cream truck filled with sweet, melty, brain-freeze-inducing summer fun. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, Booking.com will treat a few lucky travelers with a sweet tooth to a once-in-a-lifetime overnight experience in New York City. Creating an ice cream lover's paradise in a fully-functioning ice cream truck for two separate consumer stays, guests will be livin’ the cream in no time.
Scoop, here it is: the decked out Booking.com Ice Cream Truck is claiming its spot in Union Square Park in New York City just in time for National Ice Cream Sunday. Lucky guests who score a booking - or the “gelato-ry” - will be treated to an overnight stay in a private ice cream truck with a cold confectionary packed itinerary featuring a Downtown Manhattan ice cream shop walking tour, tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream and more. Sprinkled with travel happiness, the ice cream truck comes complete with a fully-stocked flavor fridge, milkshake making station and for the cherry on top, an all you can eat toppings bar.
To be one of the two guests sleeping over in Booking.com’s Ice Cream Truck, visit the site on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00AM ET for a chance to book one of the overnight stays on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 or Sunday, July 18, 2021 for just $7.18, celebrating the date of the summertime sweet holiday. The lucky bookers can live out their childhood dream of shacking up in an ice cream truck, un-cone-trollably indulge in as much as cream as they want, and will be treated to a safety-first ice cream-packed itinerary included with the overnight experience.
For a sweet treat on National Ice Cream Day, don’t play flavorites because Booking.com will also distribute free internationally-inspired ice cream flavors from travel destinations around the world to the public in Union Square from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in the afternoon, while supplies last. Serving up an abundance of flavors ranging from Japanese Matcha to Tahitian Vanilla to Chilean Corn Creama and Italian Blood Orange Gelato, reminding us that: have ice cream, will travel! And with Booking.com making it easier to experience the world, that next trip to fulfill your ice cream craving is just a click away.
With 70%* of Americans willing to give up their favorite vices – like chocolate and ice cream – to go on a vacation when it is safe again to do so, now they don’t have to choose. With the widest choice of incredible places to stay – from instantly bookable homes and apartments to hotels and resorts to treehouses, boats and more – Booking.com is making this once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay over in the ultimate National Ice Cream Day Truck a dream cone true.
At Booking.com, it's our goal to make sure travelers stay safe. We advise travelers to follow any travel advice updates from local government and health organizations, including state-to-state travel regulations with any quarantine measures in place, as well as adhere to appropriate safety measures
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who are planning to travel in the next 12 months. In total 28,042 respondents across 28 countries and territories were polled (including 1003 from Argentina, 1002 from Australia, 1000 from Brazil, 1001 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1002 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 1003 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1005 from Germany, 1004 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 1002 from Israel, 1000 from Italy, 1000 from Japan, 1002 from Mexico, 1000 from Netherlands, 1000 from New Zealand, 1003 from Russia, 1000 from Singapore, 1003 from South Korea, 1005 from Spain, 1001 from Sweden, 1000 from Taiwan, 1003 from Thailand, 1000 from UK, 1000 from USA and 1000 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in January 2021.
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 6.4 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.
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