At Booking.com, we’re not only looking for the next big thing in travel – we’re creating it. That’s why we’ve developed four innovative products that are disrupting distinct areas of the industry. Read on to find out how we’re providing customised solutions for anyone from business travellers to apartment rental owners.
1. Booking.com Experiences
Planning a holiday isn’t just about finding the right accommodation – it’s about experiencing the world. And that means quickly and easily finding the best things to do, wherever you go. Booking.com Experiences was developed to make it possible for travellers to book everything they need for their holiday in one place, from museum tickets to walking tours.
Here’s how it works. When you book a room in one of our markets, you’ll unlock a selection of local tours and attractions with special discounts or added benefits like skipping the line. During your holiday, you can scan a personalised QR code that’s linked to your credit card and easily breeze into the city’s top attractions. We have developers, designers and copywriters working hard to make it a seamless experience for both customers and attraction partners across the globe. And there’s more yet to come, with even more new features and experiences to be added throughout the year. Watch this space.
2. Booking.com for Business
Booking.com for Business connects business travellers with the best places to stay – and with over 1.5 million properties, we’ve got a lot to choose from. But with so much choice, how do you find the right accommodation? Booking.com for Business is our answer to the complexities of planning business travel, with new and innovative features being rolled out every quarter.
The Booking.com for Business platform is specially designed for both travel organisers and individual travellers, making reservation management simple and easy. After you create your free account, you can quickly search and find properties with amenities such as WiFi and free breakfast that we know are important for business travellers. Our team also works on integrations with other third-party tools and platforms, so that no matter where business travellers choose to book, they have access to the amazing range of places to stay on Booking.com.
One of the biggest challenges for properties is keeping up with what guests want. Travellers expect a lot from their accommodation – real-time communication, a mobile interface and, of course, a personal experience. BookingSuite is our solution. Our suite of products makes it easy for accommodation partners to market and manage their property more efficiently. We partner with 25+ market-leading technology vendors (such as property management and reservation systems), and are web-based for super-fast implementation.
BookingSuite actually grew out of a small startup in Seattle, and this entrepreneurial spirit still drives the team. After joining up with Booking.com, BookingSuite’s HQ was moved to Amsterdam and the business has seen massive growth ever since. Today, its team hires new talent from all over the world, in everything from marketing to product teams. As for as the product itself, 250,000+ properties are already using BookingSuite products and working with our team of experts – and that number just keeps on growing.
4. Homes, apartments and other unique places to stay
More and more people are looking for the comforts of home when they travel. With over 70% of the accommodation on Booking.com something other than a traditional hotel, we have a huge selection of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay available. With that number growing each day, we knew we needed a team completely devoted to this segment of the market.
That’s how our homes, apartments and other unique places to stay track was born. This dynamic part of the business focuses on the unique aspects of booking an ‘home’, rather than a hotel room – from partner relations and marketing, to cutting-edge experimentation that improves the user experience. With a growing team of developers, designers and data scientists, we’re streamlining the product for both customers and partners. Our Account Managers are always on the lookout for new rental options for guests, even in the most remote destinations, while our translations teams make it possible to book apartments in 43 different languages. And as always at Booking.com, the customer is at the centre of everything we do – which is why every unique place to stay is available to book instantly.