Booking Booster

Booking.com’s 3-week, zero-equity accelerator programme and €2 million fund to support scale-ups to grow their sustainable tourism venture.

 
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TRavel with impact.

In 2017, we launched the Booking Booster Programme, which brought 10 top scale-ups to Amsterdam in order to support the development of their businesses and growth plans over the course of three intensive weeks. We believe that by supporting startups and scale-ups at different stages in their journeys and by offering the right kind of guidance and assistance when they need it most, we can work together toward a more sustainable future for the global travel industry.

In 2018, we hosted our second Booking Booster Programme. 10 more sustainable tourism scale-ups joined us in Amsterdam to put their business plans and impact to the test. To learn more about who participated and the outcome, visit our blog.

As we go into our third year, Booking.com is calling startups from around the world that are building technology-driven solutions to sustainable travel challenges to apply to participate in the 2019 Booster and compete for a share of our €2 million fund.

What we offer.

  • 3-week accelerator program as a guest of Booking.com at HQ in Amsterdam

  • More than 30 sessions on leadership, investor readiness, customer development, networking, marketing, product development, pitching, social impact strategy and more, all delivered by our top trainers

  • One-on-one sessions with high-level experts at Booking.com

  • One personal Booking.com mentor during the programme and for 12 months after

  • Indefinite access to the Booking.com volunteer programme

  • The opportunity to pitch your business and impact in front of a live audience and our panel of judges

  • A chance to win a share of the €2 million fund

 

“Booking Booster is the best acceleration program for a tourism startup that seeks to grow with a sustainable model. Great mentors, trainers, and the best atmosphere between teams!

Alvaro Silberstein
Co-Founder, Wheel the World
Booster 2018 Participant