Booking.com, the world’s leading online accommodation booking site, has partnered with Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone producer, to become the first accommodation platform that will come pre-installed on Huawei devices globally. With Booking.com’s more than 880,000 accommodation options in over 87,000 global destinations, Huawei users will be able to conveniently access and book accommodation around the globe the moment they switch on their Huawei device.
The pre-installed app will be available in 42 languages and give Huawei users instant access to all the benefits of booking accommodation through Booking.com, including 24/7 multi-lingual customer service, maximum flexibility on cancellation, pay after you stay on most properties and no booking fees. They will also be able to make smart and informed travel decisions using Booking.com’s 80 million plus genuine, verified guest reviews.
Commenting on the partnership, Bryan Batista, Global Director of Strategic Partnerships for Booking.com said, “With the rise of the on-the-go consumer, mobile devices have never been more important when it comes to researching, organising and booking travel. We operate with a mobile-first mind-set and we’re eager to partner with a leading technology brand to easily connect smartphone users from anywhere in the world to accommodation choices worldwide.”
Continued Batista, “Booking.com is a truly global brand, with customers and partners all over the world. By partnering with Huawei, we will together make it simple and convenient for any kind of traveler; whether they are in Buenos Aires and want to book a B&B in Cape Town or they are in New York City and need a hotel for a business trip to Bangkok. Having immediate access to these options on your mobile device is a necessity in today’s world and we are thrilled to make this even simpler for Huawei customers.”
Fan Zhang, Director of Consumer Cloud Service User Operation Product Dept, Huawei Consumer BG, said, “At Huawei we want to make life as effortless as possible for our customers, giving them access to everything they need with one simple touch. By pre-installing the Booking.com app our customers can enjoy travelling round the world with minimum stress; whether they are in Singapore, Spain or Seattle.”
“Booking.com is the perfect platform to partner with, particularly with the new P9. Together Huawei and Booking.com will change the way consumers travel and see the world.” Fan Zhang added.
Ranked 88th on the Interbrand Top 100, Huawei is transforming the way in which technology is collaborating with other industries. The most recent collaboration with German camera maker Leica for its new P9 smartphones and the partnership with Swarovski for its wearables showcase the brand’s commitment to empowering a premium lifestyle for customers worldwide.