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Booking.com launches BookingSuite, introduces new, ground-breaking websites for property owners

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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This week Booking.com launched a new unit for the company they expect will assist hoteliers to expand their businesses by leveraging next--generation technology and distribution expertise.

Booking.com currently partners with more than 625,000 accommodation providers to offer travelers around the world the best places to stay for every budget. Now with the launch of BookingSuite, Booking.com is extending its distribution expertise to accommodation providers so they can more effectively grow their businesses and brands.

BookingSuite offers cloud-based software solutions to accommodation providers worldwide. BookingSuite’s first product - mobile-optimized websites - is engineered to drive organic bookings and give accommodation owners a sophisticated web presence with full content control. BookingSuite enables its partners to keep pace with fast-moving technology by continuously updating its products at no extra cost to partners. The result is future-proofed solutions and one less thing to worry about for busy accommodation providers.

“BookingSuite property websites represent a great leap forward for the industry, said Rob Ransom, Director of BookingSuite. “For the first time, accommodation providers in all regions of the world can benefit from a high-quality online presence with no financial risk and no operational and technical headaches. BookingSuite eliminates time and resources wasted with traditional website development and management, enabling partners to benefit immediately from a strong online presence.”

BookingSuite’s newest product, WebDirect, is for Booking.com partners who want a sophisticated web presence with minimal effort and no financial risk. WebDirect customers only pay when a reservation is made through their booking engine and results in a stay by guests, making WebDirect effectively risk-free. There are no other fees or charges.

Building a strong online business and brand identity doesn’t have to be challenging for property owners. Partners benefit immediately from WebDirect’s advanced information architecture, engineered with a rich user experience and data-driven designs that perform flawlessly across all devices. WebDirect websites include all the essential pages needed to convert visitors to bookers and are easily updated through one simple-to-use content management system.

Shane Pappas, General Manager of The Keating Hotel in San Diego, California, has been using BookingSuite for a little less than a year, but has already seen significant return on investment.

“We’ve definitely seen that return on investment and felt the benefit of having this as a tool,” Pappas said. “Running BookingSuite through Booking.com has created an added value for all our hotels in that it makes everything more seamless and easier on our end to do what we do day-to-day. As hoteliers, we are all busy. Anything we can implement that’s going to add time is a huge added value for us.”

For more information or to schedule a demo, visit: www.booking.com/suite

About Booking.com:
Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property – from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don’t pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 42 languages, offers over 625,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 245,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 75,000 destinations in 212+ countries and territories worldwide. It features over 45 million reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 17 years of experience and a team of over 8,600 dedicated employees in 155+ offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.

Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http://www.booking.com.

About BookingSuite:

BookingSuite is a new unit of Booking.com that helps accommodation providers grow their businesses and brands through smart software solutions and services. Our cloud-based solutions include responsively designed websites, true ROI analytics, and easy-to-use content-management tools which empower partners like never before.

The software is built to integrate with numerous reservation systems, channel managers, social media channels, and property management systems. Our innovative technologies are engineered and backed by the breadth of the Booking.com organization including support teams in nearly 200 offices worldwide.

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