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Booking.com Joins Windows 8 Push With Launch Of Its First Windows App

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AMSTERDAM, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking.com ( http://www.booking.com), the world's leading online hotel and accommodation reservation company, today announced the launch of its first Windows 8 app. This free app allows Booking.com's customers to easily make their hotel and accommodation bookings from the new Windows 8 platform using either their Windows 8 PC or Microsoft's new Surface tablet. Booking.com consistently seeks to deliver innovation to its tens of millions of global customers who use multiple screens to discover, book, and enjoy hotels and room accommodations in over 41,000 destinations worldwide. The free Booking.com Windows 8 app can be downloaded here and is recognized by Microsoft as a Windows 8 signature app.

"Our new Windows 8 app provides Booking.com customers with access to a brand new, beautiful hotel and accommodations booking app on the latest Microsoft platform, and ensures that our Booking.com Windows users have an exceptional customer experience – whether it's from their upgraded or new PC or their new Surface tablet," said Darren Huston, CEO of Booking.com. "We've created a user-friendly app with the groundbreaking functionality of the Windows 8 platform that we believe will significantly enhance the overall booking experience on Booking.com for millions of Windows users around the globe."

Booking.com has a strong history of staying ahead of the curve with regard to the implementation and launch of new, innovative technology products relevant for consumers, and is already renowned for its iOS and Android apps, which consistently rank among the top travel apps worldwide based on user feedback.  The first Booking.com Windows app will allow Windows 8 users to easily search for and book accommodations in over 41,000 different destinations worldwide and contact customer service agents in their native language.

Booking.com apps are also available for iOS, Android and through Booking.com's mobile website.  In 2011, Booking.com's customers completed more than $1 billion in transactions on mobile devices.  Just in the first half of 2012, this volume has been surpassed, demonstrating the rapid growth of bookings through the mobile channel at Booking.com.  Booking.com's apps on iOS and Android have been downloaded more than 10 million times to date.

About Booking.com Booking.com is the world's leading online hotel and accommodation reservations company, and 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 desktop, mobile phone or tablet device, and they never pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 41 languages, offers over 247,000 hotels in 177 countries, features over 17.5 million real reviews from real guests, and attracts over 30 million unique online visitors per month from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 15 years of experience and a team of over 4,500 dedicated employees in more than 80 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team available 24/7 to assist guests in their native language 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, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http:// www.booking.com.

SOURCE Booking.com

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