Booking.com Mobile Bookings Triple
AMSTERDAM, April 11, 2013
-- Mobile bookings increase to over $3 billion in 2012 - over 20 million apps
downloaded to date
AMSTERDAM, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mobile devices are taking the on
line accommodation market by storm with a spectacular increase in the number
of customers using mobile devices to book accommodations. Booking.com (
http://www.booking.com ), the largest brand in the global on line
accommodation sector, has seen the total transaction value of mobile hotel
bookings rise from $1 billion in 2011 to over $3 billion in 2012.
"Booking.com's mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows 8 devices have been
downloaded more than 20 million times over the past three years," says
Booking.com CEO, Darren Huston. "Our customers want the same, simple and
seamless booking experience that we developed for the desktop on all their
devices – and we're making sure they get it. Once they are signed into their
accounts, all their credit card details, searches, favorites, and booking
information will be securely accessible from the cloud. This allows our
customers to book faster and have all their important information readily
available, whether they are at home, in the office, or on the move."
The on line mobile hotel and accommodation bookings referred to above were
made through the Booking.com family of hotel booking apps including native
apps for iOS , Android , Windows 8 and Kindle Fire devices, and through
Booking.com's mobile websites.
More information about Booking.com's apps can be found here .
About Booking.com Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other
accommodation on line. 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 41 languages, offers over 290,000 hotels and
accommodations in 180 countries, features over 18.5 million reviews written by
guests after their stay, and attracts on line visitors from both leisure and
business markets around the globe. With over 16 years of experience and a team
of over 4,750 dedicated employees in 100 offices worldwide, Booking.com
operates its own in-house customer service team who are available 24/7 to
assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer
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+ ,
Pinterest , like us on Facebook , or learn more at http://www.booking.com .
Contact: Anoeska van Leeuwen, Director, Corporate Communications, Booking.com,
+31 20 715 8476, email@example.com
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