Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Booking.com and Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announce New Global Distribution Agreement

Deal provides expanded global choice and world-class booking experiences for consumers

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, and Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties with over 105,000 properties spread across more than 550 destinations, have announced a new worldwide distribution agreement. Through this arrangement, Wyndham’s global portfolio of vacation rental brands, including Landal GreenParks, NOVASOL, Hoseasons, cottages.com and Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, will now be able to utilize the Booking.com website and mobile apps as distribution channels for their properties.

“Our customers love the variety and incredible breadth of choice that we’re able to offer them in terms of unique places to stay all over the world,” said Gillian Tans, president and COO, Booking.com. “We’re thrilled about this new partnership with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, as it allows us to further expand our vacation rental offering and help more of our customers find their perfect stay.”

Over the past two years, Booking.com has worked individually with several brands of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, primarily in Europe. “Booking.com has been a great partner for us in Europe, and we’re very excited to extend our relationship globally through this new agreement,” said Gail Mandel, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the parent company of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “We share a common passion for creating amazing experiences for travellers. By leveraging Booking.com’s expertise in reaching new customers, we will be able to send even more people on the vacations of their dreams and further optimize distribution for our property owners.”

Additional terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals: Steve Alessandrini / (973) 753-8278 / Steven.Alessandrini@wyn.com

Booking.com Public Relations: mediarelations@booking.com / +31 70 770 3884

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 830,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 383,000 vacation rental properties and covers nearly 83,000 destinations in 220 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 67M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 10,000 dedicated employees in 173 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.

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