It all started with one man and a rather good idea.
Dutch entrepreneur Geert-Jan Bruinsma realized how useful it would be to connect hotels and guests. From a small office in Amsterdam, he built a website called Bookings.nl. This little startup grew steadily in its first few years.
The formula for success was pretty simple: working hard to get it right for our customers. By 2005, we were well on our way to becoming the market leader for European bookers. This growth did not go unnoticed by other large players in the travelsphere. The Priceline Group acquired Bookings.nl in 2006 to give us the Booking.com we know today. Despite evolving from a small startup to a global player, little has changed about our company culture.
We move forward by taking lots of small steps and executing at incredible speeds. Our Dutch roots encourage us to never be satisfied and to keep proving ourselves every day.
■We believe in the power of curiousity, experimentation and continuous learning
■We care more about reaching our success together than our individual goals
■We are humble, open and friendly, knowing our diversity gives us strength
■We embrace the opportunity to improve and understand that success starts with accountability and ownership
■We thrive on change.
※We also are hiring for other Japan locations! Please see job listings.
Our Tokyo Customer Service office opened in October 2015 and spans over two floors. Our office gets its inspiration from the city's major transportation links - The Yamanote subway line and the National High routes of Japan.
The journey starts at the reception, a nod to the architecture of the Tokyo Station. From there, you can make your way through the office by following the lime-green accents (a color inspired by the famous Yamanote line), and “hop-off” at stations like Shinjuku and Akihabara.