June 5, 2017

Booking.com

Booking.com

Brand
Booking
Websitehttp://www.booking.com
CategoryOnline Travel Agency
Primary BusinessHotel, Vacation Rental
Operating CompanyBooking.com Limited
Parent CompanyBooking Holdings
HeadquarterAmsterdam, Netherlands
# of Employees13,000
Online Year1998
Service Languages43 languages
Property Inventory1.67 million
Total Visits in May 2017:336.0M
DescriptionBooking.com is the largest OTA brand on the world. It offers 1.67 million accommodations including 967,000 instantly bookable vacation rental properties in 220 countries. It outweighs all competition for budget hotels under $200, especially in its home base Europe. Besides regular hotels and resorts, Booking.com also provides a large number of vacation rentals and short term apartment rentals.
HistoryBooking.com was formed in 2000 when bookings.nl, founded in 1997 by Geert-Jan Bruinsma, merged with Bookings Online, founded by Sicco and Alec Behrens, Marjin Muyser and Bas Lemmens. In 2005, the company was acquired by The Priceline Group for $133 million and later merged with ActiveHotels.com, an European online hotel reservation company purchased by Priceline for $161 million. By 2016, Booking.com accounts for two third of revenue by the Priceline group, which was renamed to Booking Holdings in Feb. 2018.

Brand
Booking
Websitehttp://www.booking.com
CategoryOnline Travel Agency
Primary BusinessHotel, Vacation Rental
Operating CompanyBooking.com Limited
Parent CompanyBooking Holdings
HeadquarterAmsterdam, Netherlands
# of Employees13,000
Online Year1998
Service Languages43 languages
Property Inventory1.67 million
Total Visits in May 2017:336.0M
DescriptionBooking.com is the largest OTA brand on the world. It offers 1.67 million accommodations including 967,000 instantly bookable vacation rental properties in 220 countries. It outweighs all competition for budget hotels under $200, especially in its home base Europe. Besides regular hotels and resorts, Booking.com also provides a large number of vacation rentals and short term apartment rentals.
HistoryBooking.com was formed in 2000 when bookings.nl, founded in 1997 by Geert-Jan Bruinsma, merged with Bookings Online, founded by Sicco and Alec Behrens, Marjin Muyser and Bas Lemmens. In 2005, the company was acquired by The Priceline Group for $133 million and later merged with ActiveHotels.com, an European online hotel reservation company purchased by Priceline for $161 million. By 2016, Booking.com accounts for two third of revenue by the Priceline group, which was renamed to Booking Holdings in Feb. 2018.
Brand
Booking
Websitehttp://www.booking.com
CategoryOnline Travel Agency
Primary BusinessHotel, Vacation Rental
Operating CompanyBooking.com Limited
Parent CompanyBooking Holdings
HeadquarterAmsterdam, Netherlands
# of Employees13,000
Online Year1998
Service Languages43 languages
Property Inventory1.67 million
Total Visits in May 2017:336.0M
DescriptionBooking.com is the largest OTA brand on the world. It offers 1.67 million accommodations including 967,000 instantly bookable vacation rental properties in 220 countries. It outweighs all competition for budget hotels under $200, especially in its home base Europe. Besides regular hotels and resorts, Booking.com also provides a large number of vacation rentals and short term apartment rentals.
HistoryBooking.com was formed in 2000 when bookings.nl, founded in 1997 by Geert-Jan Bruinsma, merged with Bookings Online, founded by Sicco and Alec Behrens, Marjin Muyser and Bas Lemmens. In 2005, the company was acquired by The Priceline Group for $133 million and later merged with ActiveHotels.com, an European online hotel reservation company purchased by Priceline for $161 million. By 2016, Booking.com accounts for two third of revenue by the Priceline group, which was renamed to Booking Holdings in Feb. 2018.
https://www.booking.com

2 thoughts on “

Booking.com

Booking.com

  • For the majority of travelers, it is much better to book through a website.
    1. A website usually covers much more properties than a travel agent when he/she ties to one GDS (Global Distribution System).
    2. Booking sites have much lower operating cost for each individual user, therefore unlikely add mark-ups on the properties.
    3. You can see all options immediately and make decision quickly with a website.
    4. You will see hundreds of guest reviews rather than listen to one agent’s opinion.
    5. You can do the booking anytime (24/7) with a website.

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