Tel Aviv, November 13th, 2017 — Booking.com, one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world and a digital technology leader, is expanding its organisation in Israel and has chosen to locate its team at one of Mindspace’s coworking spaces in Tel Aviv.
“When we started looking for the perfect spot for our new development center in Tel Aviv, we envisioned an inviting and collaborative environment in the heart of the city, and Mindspace was able to deliver on that,” said Steven Morrison, Senior Product Owner at Booking.com. “At this new dedicated research and learning space, we plan to tap into the region’s deep pool of talent to explore how machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as other new and emerging technologies can fuel future innovations in travel. So having the right set-up that inspires imagination and experimentation is key.”
Dan Zakai, co-founder and CEO of Mindspace, said “We’re honored by Booking.com’s vote of confidence. Booking.com joins a growing list of enterprises that call Mindspace home – innovating and growing at a workplace that is so much more than an office. Booking.com’s mission is to empower people to experience the world, and they walk the talk with 204 offices in 70 countries worldwide. The Mindspace team will make sure that Booking.com experiences the vibrant startup culture and lifestyle of Tel Aviv in the best way imaginable.”
Large enterprises are increasingly using shared workspaces for their business. Rather than working in a conventional headquarters setting, enterprise teams start embracing a more flexible and agile manner of working – tapping into diverse sources of creativity and connecting with other driven and inventive companies and individuals. For successful enterprises like Booking.com, coworking spaces such as Mindspace might very well be the future alternative to the traditional office.
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 The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 204 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 travellers 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 1.5 million properties, and cover more than 120,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation 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.
Mindspace is a rapidly-growing global provider of stylish and inspiring coworking spaces for teams of all sizes, with locations in London, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, and Warsaw. Mindspace offers an upscale coworking environment with inspiring unique designs, an exceptional level of service to its members, and a vibrant real-world cosmopolitan community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, investment firms, and innovation teams from leading enterprises, such as Booking.com, Barclays Bank, Samsung, Techstars Accelerator, and Cheetah Mobile. The Mindspace community enjoys weekly networking events, professional meetups, and happy hours in a cozy, collaborative atmosphere.