It all started with one man and a rather good idea. Dutch entrepreneur Geert-Jan Bruinsma realized how useful it would be to connect hotels and guests. From a small office in Amsterdam, he built a website called Bookings.nl. This little startup grew steadily in its first few years. The formula for success was pretty simple: working hard to get it right for our customers.
By 2005, we were well on our way to becoming the market leader for European bookers. This growth did not go unnoticed by other large players in the travelsphere. The Priceline Group (now Booking Holdings) acquired Bookings.nl in 2006 to give us the Booking.com we know today. Despite evolving from a small startup to a global player, little has changed about our company culture. We’re open, inclusive and always ready to overcome any challenge. We might be over 20 years old, but we’re just getting started.
At Booking.com, we are all involved in making hundreds of decisions every day. The decisions we make are a reflection of our Values – they reflect what is important to us, both as individuals and as an organization.
At Booking.com, we believe both technology and travel can be powers for good in the world. Through our Booking Booster initiative, we support sustainable tourism startups, providing advice, mentoring and even investment. While our Booking Cares programme enables our employees to dedicate time (in business hours) to local causes.
We make sure our employees feel at home, wherever in the world they work with us. Every office has groups, clubs and sports teams staff can join, meet people and find common interests. We offer language courses, partner old employees with new, and give everyone the ability to share ideas, advice and, of course, their travel stories.
Booking.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workspace and is an affirmative action employer.