Booking.com, founded in 1966, allows you to book holiday accommodation online. And it’s part of The Priceline Group who, naturally, dominate the online travel sector.
Booking.com pride themselves on guaranteeing the best rates for all types of properties, from the smallest family run bed and breakfasts, to five-star luxury suites and executive apartments. When you want the same guarantee for self-catered properties, look to their sister site, Villas.com.
With 1,028,065 active properties in 224 countries and territories, speaking more than 40 languages, they’re a remarkably international company. But it’s easy to get through to customer service staff 24/7, using their direct customer service number 0871 221 0285, if you’re struggling with your booking or with using the website.
The History of Booking.com
Geert-Jan Bruinsma founded Booking.com as Bookings.nl in Amsterdam during 1996, before it merged with Bookings Online in 2000 – not only did Stef Noorden become CEO then, but the company adopted the Booking.com name you’ll recognise today.
While still based in Amsterdam to this day, American company The Priceline Group actually bought Booking.com in 2005, in what the press called ‘the best acquisition in Internet history’ – in part because Booking.com was later combined with Cambridge-based Active Hotel Limited, but mainly because no other digital travel market acquisition had ever been so profitable.
Their advertising slogan ‘Booking.yeah’ launched in 2013, during one of their most famous online and TV advertising campaigns. Perhaps you saw it?
Today, Booking.com is one of the leading online accommodation booking websites, though they still make time for their customers, with a dedicated telephone line to answer your questions night and day. When you get stuck, call Booking.com’s customer service contact number 0871 221 0285. Their helpful operatives know all there is about properties, changing your booking or even problems caused by cancellations. So give them a bell when you can’t find the answer on their website.
With over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and more than 1,100,00 rooms reserved on Booking.com each day, they’re clearly popular, because they try to offer customers like you the best possible rates, so you never pay over the odds to stay at any type of accommodation.