Worldwide: Booking.com has partnered with climate tech company CHOOOSE to inform travellers about the carbon implications of their trips.
Amsterdam: Online travel agency Booking.com plans to cut up to 3000 jobs worldwide due to a reorganisation of the company.
Worldwide: Online travel agency Booking.com is closing at least five of its offices around the world, in Bellevue, Washington [US], London and Cambridge [England], Toronto [Canada], and Split [Croatia]. The company announced the redundancies and economic cutbacks on a live call with more than 800 employees on Thursday [10 September].
US / Netherlands: Four months after Booking.com chief executive Glenn Fogel admitted company job cuts were “probable”, the online travel agency has announced an extensive round of layoffs, with 25 per cent [roughly 4000 employees] believed to be affected. The layoffs are symptomatic of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the
Budapest: Online travel agency Booking.com has been fined 2.5 billion forints [£6.1 million] by the national competition watchdog in Hungary, the GVH, for “misleading advertisements” and “aggressive” sales tactics, designed to exert “psychological pressure” on consumers. A probe was launched on the Amsterdam-based company’s platform as far back as 2018
Europe: Booking.com has announced the launch of a new pilot product, CityBook – a responsive digital guide – in the cities of Paris, London and Amsterdam. The guide will provide recommendations around things to do, showcasing local offers and discounts, and will provide content to help guide a traveller’s decision.
US: Booking.com has announced a year-long partnership with Google Nest to enhance the trip experience for travellers and hosts. The first element of the partnership will launch to US-based travellers. Guests who book a stay on Booking.com between December 26, 2019 through to January 5, 2020, with a minimum spend
UAE: OTA Booking.com has released its annual Travel Predictions report for 2024, which includes insights from travellers based in the United Arab Emirates for the first time.
Andrew Metcalfe, chief technology officer at Guestline, highlights some technology trends which hoteliers should consider when reviewing and building their tech stack.
Worldwide: Accessible travel company Wheel the World has closed a $6 million funding round and announced two new booking tool features.