Challenge

How Booking.com together with the hoteliers can improve the "Sustainable Travel Business"?

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How Booking.com together with the hoteliers can improve the "Sustainable Travel Business"? 

About the challenge

Working better for the industry and the world is a priority for Booking.com, what we call the “Sustainable Business”. This includes all aspects: People, planet and business. "Making it easier for everyone to experience the world" encapsulates our mission to democratise travel, driven by the belief in its transformative power.

Booking.com values—Think Customer First, Learn Forever, Own It, Do the Right Thing, and Succeed Together—guide our actions and decisions, emphasizing a customer-centric approach, continuous learning, responsibility, ethical conduct, and collaborative success. These principles shape our efforts to collaborate effectively, ensuring travel remains a force for good, enriching lives worldwide.

To explore all the possibilities, do not limit yourself to any specific field. Here are a few non-exhaustive examples:

  • Travel industry values 
  • Seamless experience 
  • Performance 
  • Customer centricity 
  • Technology & Innovation 
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About the challenger

Booking.com is a digital travel platform that provides a comprehensive array of travel and accommodation booking options. Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, it has grown to become one of the world's leading digital travel companies. With over 28 million listings, including homes, apartments, and other unique places to stay, across more than 226 countries and territories, Booking.com offers travelers immense choice in destinations.

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Opening application

Feb 5, 2024
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Welcome to the competition!
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Closing application

Apr 8, 2024
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You've made it!
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Online presentation

Apr 24, 2024
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Apr 26, 2024
Finalists only: 15min jury session
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Official ceremony

May 29, 2024
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Meet us in Paris for the finale!
*Dates may vary - stay updated

Are you ready for the challenge?

Winning team rewards

For the winning team

Booking.com will give you the opportunity to experience the world and discover their values: Training, campus visit, meeting with inspiring booking.com personalities and more...!
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Frequently
asked questions

Who can participate?

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Participants must be of legal age (18 or older) and either a student or under 26 years old. Participation is free of charge.

Do team members have to come from the same school?

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Not necessarly. However, each member must be eligible to the competition by respecting the age limit and status.

Do I have to be studying or have studied at a hospitality school or program to take part?

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No! All students, regardless of their school, or people under the age of 26 are welcome to take part in the competition.

Can I participate in multiple Challenges with my team?

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Yes. You can apply to multiple projects if several appeal to you and you can't decide!

What is the language of the competition?

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All documents (audio included) and communication are in English only.

When will I know if my team is selected among finalists?

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Results will be shared with you by the latest on April 10th, 2024. Finalist groups will all compete in the final in Paris and receive diplomas. Once the finalists are announced, you can book your tickets to attend the Grand Finale on May 29th, 2024, in Paris in the InterContinental Paris Le Grand 5* hotel.

What happens if my team is selected as a finalist? 

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Finalist teams will present their project in a 15-minute video meeting to the Challenger Jury, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.

When will I know if my team won the Challenge?

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Results will be announced live during the Young Talent Awards Big Finale ceremony in Paris on the 29 May, 2024.

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