HERE Mobility Boosts Pre-Booked Airport Taxi Offering on Booking.com in the US and Europe Through New Partnership

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14.07.2020, 15:10  |  164   |   |   
Amsterdam (ots/PRNewswire) - Today Booking.com (https://www.booking.com/) , one
of the world's leading digital travel platforms, and HERE Mobility
(https://mobility.here.com/) , the world's first neutral and open global
mobility marketplace, announced a new strategic partnership, that will
eventually give travelers using the Booking.com app and platform access to an
additional 1.3 million vehicles in 70 cities across the US and Europe.

As part of Booking.com's commitment to harness the latest technology to enable
travelers to seamlessly book a wider variety of transportation solutions during
their trips, starting in July the partnership with HERE Mobility will
significantly increase the breadth of choice in Booking.com's current airport
taxi offering, which has been steadily growing over the past three years.
Currently, Booking.com customers can arrange a ride to and/or from the airport
via the app in over 800 cities around the world.

HERE Mobility's neutral and open smart mobility marketplace aggregates all
transportation options, including taxis and private hires. The company connects
real-time transportation supply with rider demand, driving efficiency and
democratization within the industry ecosystem. Leveraging the very latest
innovations, the HERE Mobility marketplace supports mobility suppliers and helps
them compete in the fast-moving era of ride-hailing. As consumer preferences
change, HERE Mobility also enables supply partners to offer more sustainable
transportation options.

Committed to enhancing the customer experience, HERE Mobility is an industry
leader in vetting and approving fleets and drivers, ensuring a safe and
high-quality service. Live driver tracking adds an additional layer of security
to an already robust and thorough registration system.

David Adamczyk, Managing Director of Rides within Booking.com's Transport
Division, said, "Our ultimate aim is to make using transport as easy and
frictionless as possible, whether you're planning ahead or getting around
in-trip, no matter where you are in the world. As travelers start dreaming about
taking trips again, and given the current environment, we know that many will
opt for a taxi or car service over taking public transport. By continuing to
build out our offering, our aim is to provide a useful and timely service to
travelers that will continue to be relevant over the long-term.

"As our range of transportation services continues to grow, it's really exciting
to be working with HERE Mobility. They have the ability and capacity to connect
our platform to fleets across the world - quickly and efficiently, allowing us
to significantly scale our rides offering and serve even more Booking.com
customers around the world."

"We are thrilled to partner with such a well-known player in the travel space to
provide a smooth end-to-end solution for users worldwide through our
Marketplace," said Liad Itzhak, Head of HERE Mobility. "Mobility as a Service is
now more important than ever before, both in daily life and when traveling
abroad, as people seek to get from door to door safely and efficiently.
Together, we are ensuring travelers receive a seamless and secure experience."

Utilizing its unique scale and experience, Booking.com partners with global
transport suppliers, both directly and through platform providers, to give
travelers intuitive access to the relevant, personalized transport options
they're looking for. Already, travelers can pick up a rental car in over 160
countries, hail a ride in 8 Southeast Asian markets - and, through an ongoing
pilot, buy and use public-transport tickets in 26 cities across Europe, Asia,
Oceania, and North and South America all through their Booking.com app.

Booking.com's all-encompassing ambition is to connect the trip: giving travelers
a single platform they can use to book, pay for and manage every element of
every trip, from accommodation and transport to experiences and attractions.

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Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup
to one of the world's leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings
Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com's mission is to make it easier for everyone to
experience the world whenever it's safe to do so again. By investing in the
technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly
connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of
transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and
much more. As one of the world's largest travel marketplaces for both
established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables
properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their
businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 29
million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 million
listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter
where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs
it all up with 24/7 customer support.

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About HERE Mobility:

HERE Mobility is the mobility business unit of HERE Technologies, aiming to
democratize the mobility ecosystem in order to achieve mobility efficiency. With
its cutting-edge technology, HERE Mobility has created an open and competitive
smart mobility marketplace for all transportation services, connecting mobility
supply and demand in real time to empower people and businesses worldwide.

By providing the right tools and technologies, HERE Mobility makes MaaS easy to
use and accessible for everyone worldwide. Since HERE Mobility's launch in
January 2018, transportation suppliers from Europe, the U.S., and Latin America
have joined the HERE Mobility Marketplace with a total of more than 2.5 million
vehicles. The HERE Mobility Marketplace is already operational in 100 cities
worldwide including LA, Chicago, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bogota and Sao Paolo and
is expected to launch in many more in the coming months. Learn more
(https://mobility.here.com/) https://mobility.here.com/

Media Contact

Allison Grey
allison@headline.media
+1.323.283.8176

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OTS: HERE Mobility; Booking.com


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