The Priceline Group
Mar 2, 2017

Booking.com Data Reveals First-Time Travel Experiences as the Secret to Success in Life

NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

New global research commissioned by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting people with the most incredible places to stay, reveals that the thrill and excitement of our first-time travel experiences positively increases our confidence, broadens our horizons and makes us ultimately more successful in life. First-time travel experiences inspire us to make life-changing decisions - with more than one in ten (13%) switching jobs or careers, one in ten (13%) changing their relationship, and one in five (21%) deciding to move somewhere completely new because of a first-time travel experience.

Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com comments:

"The adrenalin and confidence boost that travelling somewhere for the first time gives us makes it irresistible. First-time travel experiences open our minds, sparks our imagination and inspires us to continue trying something new or change direction in life. Once you catch the travel bug it's simply contagious!

"From apartments to villas, igloos, boats, treehouses and more, whatever amazing 'First Time' stay you can imagine, Booking.com has got the one that's right for you."

To read the full release, visit https://news.booking.com/en-us/.

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 over 40 languages, offers over 1.1M hotels and accommodations including more than 591,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 106,000 destinations in 225 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 114M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With 20 years of experience and a team of over 13,000 dedicated employees in 187 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.

For further information, contact: Joseph.Moscone@booking.com

SOURCE Booking.com

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