WORLD’S TRAVELLERS UNCOVER BOOKING’S BEST
New ’Booking.yeah’ category celebrates accommodations that go the extra mile in The Booking’s Best Awards, based on over 40 million verified reviews
AMSTERDAM – March 31, 2015 – Booking.com, the world’s number one accommodation site, today unveils The Booking’s Best Awards – an exclusive award that goes to only 260 accommodations out of a possible 600,000 - as decided by over 40 million real, relevant and recent customer reviews. Whether it’s the tastiest breakfast, an off the beaten track stay or just plain value for money, the Booking’s Best Awards recognise that it’s the little things that can make or break a holiday. “We know that accommodation can make or break a trip. With the incredible insight gained from the extensive number of guest reviews on our site, we are able to identify what it is that makes an accommodation unique, what adds that extra sparkle to a guest’s stay,’’ explains Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer of Booking.com. “We are so proud to work with our Booking’s Best awarded accommodations to give travellers the most unique and incredible experiences. Being called ‘Booking’s Best’ is an indication of quality that can be completely trusted as it comes directly from our verified guest reviews.’’ The Booking’s Best Awards enable potential travellers to find the right accommodation right now with help from the experiences and insights of fellow travellers. In addition to winning spots on the coveted lists, each Booking’s Best accommodation is awarded a badge of distinction that is featured on the property’s individual Booking.com page, as well as being featured on a dedicated Booking’s Best Awards website which lists all the awarded accommodation: www.booking.com/bookingsbest. The page helps users easily discover and book the award winning properties of their choice. The Booking’s Best Awards spotlight accommodation highly rated by real reviewers according to specific criteria, including: Region – Global, Off the Beaten Path, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Caucasus, North
America, Oceania, South & Central America Accommodation Type – Apartments, B&Bs, Farm stays, Hostels, Hotels, Resorts, Tents & Camping, Villas Traveller Type – Families, Groups, Mature Couples, Solo Travellers, Young Couples Best of Rest– Breakfast, Business, Hall of Fame, Value This year, Booking.com has expanded its Booking’s Best Awards by also recognising accommodations which offer that extra something special to their guests, from the most delicious cocktails, the best freebies or even amazing towel origami. These unique and fun ‘Booking.yeah’ accommodations show how every traveller differs in what makes their stay truly memorable, and were determined by digging into the wealth of travel insights provided by Booking.com reviewers. This selection of accolades highlights the incredible breadth and diversity of the reviews, which includes Best View, Best Freebies, Best Towel Origami, Best Infinity Pool and Best Cocktails.
From the Pan Pacific Singapore - for the best cocktails the world’s accommodation can offer, to the Thea Apartments in Greece with its breath-taking views, the Booking’s Best Awards, as voted by over 40 million reviewers in 2014, will help you find and delight in your perfect stay.
The Booking’s Best Awards Global Top Ten:
Country1 Casa Roma Luxury Apartment Rome Italy2 Hyades Mountain Resort Kato Trikala Korinthias Greece3 Breitner House
Buckfastleigh United Kingdom
5 Rosemount House & Stables Cottage Ayr
6 Appia Antica Resort Rome Italy7 Casa Ferri
8 Woodlands Guesthouse Lynton United Kingdom9 Riad Les Nuits de Marrakech Marrakech Morocco10 Bacchus Apartman - Borbarlang Badacsonytomaj Hungary
For further information, contact the Booking.com UK Press Office;
Joshua.Hoppen@Ketchum.com / +44 20 7611 3773
Ella.Darlington@Ketchum.com / +44 20 7611 3504
About Booking.com: Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property – from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don’t pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 42 languages, offers over 600,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 245,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 70,000 destinations in 210+ countries and territories worldwide. It features over 43 million reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 17 years of experience and a team of over 8,600 dedicated employees in 155+ offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience. Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http://www.booking.com.