NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off his recent MTV Video Music Award win for "Best Collaboration," GRAMMY® nominated and best-selling artist, DJ Khaled has a new collaboration with Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay. Booking.com and DJ Khaled have today come together to launch Booking.com's Booking Experiences product in the United States. The mobile-based, in-destination product uses technology to empower travelers to discover the best experiences a destination has to offer, all via their smartphone, and includes hassle-free payment, priority queueing at select attractions, venues and tours, and exclusive deals and discounts for Booking.com customers.
In celebration of the launch, through the Booking Experiences platform Booking.com is offering travelers the chance to book exclusive, complimentary tickets and meet & greets for DJ Khaled's sold-out North American tour in cities where Booking Experiences is already live: Los Angeles, CA on September 22nd and 23rd and San Francisco, CA on September 29th (concert to take place in Santa Clara), with special releases planned for New York City and Miami. Taking to the stage alongside famous friends, DJ Khaled will kick off the hottest concert in town, with one-time tickets available on a first come, first served basis until supplies last for travelers who have booked an accommodation on Booking.com in one of these cities during the concert dates.
The ultimate technology platform for curating local experiences, Booking.com's partnership with the ultimate experience maker himself - the artist behind the wildly anticipated forthcoming album Father of Asahd - offers travelers not only one of the most anticipated music experiences of the season, but exclusive travel tips and a glimpse into DJ Khaled's favorite Booking Experiences across the U.S., including: wild jet ski experiences, sunset yacht cruises and charters, immersive laser mazes, and NYC nightlife excursions. These experiences and more are available in cities across the U.S., including: New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with more markets on the way.
DJ Khaled said of the collaboration: "Major Key, ALERT! I'm excited to collaborate with Booking.com on their Booking Experiences product launch, which lets travelers be great and discover all the cool things their favorite destinations have to offer all via their smartphone." Khaled added, "not only can travelers get tickets to my sold-out tour, but also my favorite experiences in cities across the country, and my travel essentials."
Unlike other experience-seeking tools, Booking Experiences is managed via a personalized landing page for each customer and does not rely on or redirect to third-party websites. Once travelers have booked their stay in a city where the product is available, they receive an invitation email granting them booking access to all participating venues and attractions via their own unique QR code, automatically linked to their credit card of choice. Booking Experiences eliminates the need to book in advance or wait in lines to buy tickets for many tours and experiences—customers can simply show up to the attraction, scan their smartphone code and enjoy.
Travelers can view the full list of available things to do in advance or simply explore on the go once they arrive. For ultimate flexibility and convenience, travelers only pay for those experiences they choose to take advantage of, with the freedom to decide in the moment and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are getting a great deal.
Lucky travelers wanting to book tickets for DJ Khaled's tour will need to be quick off the mark. Whether consumers already have travel plans in the select cities or locals want to book a staycation, fans will be able to snag this one-time amazing opportunity by checking out their personalized landing page inside Booking Experiences, with tickets becoming available in Los Angeles at 12:00 pm PST on September 17h and San Francisco at 12:00 pm PST on September 24h.
"We're constantly exploring new ways to leverage technology in order to facilitate seamless and enjoyable travel experiences for our customers at every stage of their journey and with Booking Experiences, we're doing just that," said Ram Papatla, Vice President Experiences at Booking.com. "Deciding what to do while you're traveling can be an extremely time-consuming and stressful task that takes away from your overall experience in a destination. With Booking Experiences, we've curated the top things to do in New York City, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles, with more U.S. cities on the way, and have negotiated great deals for our customers. We are thrilled to be working with DJ Khaled to celebrate how Booking Experiences seamlessly helps our customers enjoy whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it."
Available in 43 languages for travelers from all over the world to discover and enjoy great things to do, Booking Experiences newly launched U.S. destinations of New York City, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be joined by the following cities later this year: New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Honolulu, HI; Las Vegas, NV; and Seattle, WA. The product is currently live in over 60 international destinations across the globe, including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, London, Oslo, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna and Warsaw.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 29 million total reported listings, including more than 5.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay, and cover more than 140,000 destinations in 231 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.
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