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World leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online was founded in the Netherlands in 1996 and has its global headquarters in Amsterdam. In the past 20 years, has become the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online.

Our goal is simple: leverage technology to take the friction out of travel by offering the broadest range of accommodations across the world to travellers, while offering a seamless experience and customer service at the best price.

At a time when the benefits of the internet were still being discovered, created a transparent marketplace for a highly fragmented industry across geographies and segments. This opened up tourism to the digital age providing added value for both travellers and accommodations.

With 20 years of experience and a team of over 15,000 dedicated employees in over 180 offices worldwide, the website is available in over 40 languages, offers over 1.2M hotels and accommodations and covers over 110,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories. It features over 118M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from around the globe. 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.

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Gillian Tans, CEO