Timeline of their history
Booking.com is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations. Since 2005, it has been owned and operated by United States-based The Priceline Group. The website lists approximately 1,200,000 properties in 225 countries and books 1,200,000 room nights per day. The site is available in 40 languages. Booking.com is available in more than 40 languages.
Booking.com was formed when bookings.nl, founded in 1997 by Geert-Jan Bruinsma
Merged with Bookings Online, founded by Sicco and Alec Behrens, Marijn Muyser and Bas Lemmens, which operated as Bookings.org. The name and URL were changed into Booking.com and Stef Noorden was appointed as its CEO.
The company was acquired by The Priceline Group for USD133 million, and later it cooperated with ActiveHotels.com, a European online hotel reservation company, purchased by The Priceline Group for USD161 million
Active Hotels Limited officially changed its name to Booking.com Limited. The integration successfully helped Priceline to change its financial position from a loss of US$19 million in 2002 to US$1.1 billion in profit in 2011.