Booking.com is a Netherlands based travel website which provides fare aggregates for lodging as well as meta search engines for travelling reservations. It was founded in the year 1996, and its headquarters is situated in Amsterdam, Netherlands. And now, after more than two decades, Booking.com website has become one of the largest travelling based website in the world with its activities being operated in more than 200 countries.
The website contains a huge list of approximately 1,200,000 properties in more than 200 countries with an average booking takes the place of 1,200,000 room nights in a day. For their customer’s convenience, the Booking.com website is available in 40 different languages.
In the year 2005, Booking.com came under the ownership of a United States based The Priceline Group. And hence, along with companies like Agoda.com, Cheapflights, Kayak.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable, Booking.com too became a subsidiary of the Priceline Group. The Priceline Group had to spend USD133 million in order to acquire Booking.com.
In 2006, Active hotels Ltd. changed its name officially to Booking.com. This move helped the Priceline Group to miraculously reverse its financial fortune from a certain US$19 million loss in the year 2002 to enjoy a profit of US$1.1 billion by the year 2011. This acquisition went down in history to become one of the best acquisitions ever in the digital travel marketing world as no other acquisition ever proved to be as profitable as this genius masterstroke.
In September 2011, the Priceline group appointed Canadian businessman Darren Huston to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Booking.com. He performed this role while also serving as the CEO and President of the Priceline Group until he ultimately resigned in April 2016. Priceline Group appointed Darren Huston as the CEO owing to his vast experience in this field as he had previously worked as an executive for Microsoft, which is the world’s largest software making company.
Since his resignation in April 2016, Gillian Tans took over the role of CEO from Darren Huston and hence, she became responsible for all the operations and global strategies of Booking.com.
Booking.com provides travelling and booking destinations for all the leading destinations in the world. Some of their most in-demand destinations are as follows
- New York City
New York City is a city which is full of well-known and iconic landmarks. Nicknamed as the Big Apple, it is considered to be the heart of the United States as it is known to be as the city which never sleeps. Some of the main tourist attractions of this city are its towering skylines and the city’s restaurants which are considered to be as the best in the world. The travelling options in this city are limitless as you can visit its Empire state building or take a ferry ride to its Statue of liberty. You can also catch a game in its all-famous Yankee stadium if you are a baseball fan.
Apart from being the capital of United Kingdom, it is also its most populated city because of its tourist attractions. The museums and art galleries of the city are considered to be some of the best in the world. For an eventful evening, you can spend some time in some of the luxurious departmental stores of the city. It consists of some cutting-edge boutiques along with endless options for cuisine to enjoy. Through Booking.com, you can find options between more than 3500 apartments, 76 hotels and 231 guesthouses for your stay in the city.
If you are looking for an all Asian travelling and staying experience in one package, Singapore is the place for you. With 55 apartments, 11 resorts, 76 hostel's and 19 hotels to choose over from Booking.com, you have the chance to enjoy the best of Asia seamlessly. With people of different cultures and religions living together, Singapore still manages to maintain its own unique single identity. It also has a very efficient travelling system for the tourists which extends till the city’s Changi airport.
Paris, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is not called as the symbol of love for nothing. It has some of the most romantic places to visit along with an iconic view of the Eiffel Tower. Booking.com provides all the necessary booking options for your travelling requirements.
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