Booking.com B.V.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

900,000€ - 999,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.75 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

34

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Booking.com B.V.

    EU Transparency Register

    146537115285-34 First registered on 16 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of consumers with a range of travel offers. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables travel suppliers all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital policy, including initiatives linked to platform regulation, Competition, Consumer protection, Privacy/data protection and data-related initiatives, Taxation, AI, initiatives linked to tourism, in particular sustainable tourism and tourism recovery, STR-related regulation.

    Address

    Head Office
    Herengracht, 597
    Amsterdam 1017 CE
    NETHERLANDS
    EU Office
    Herengracht, 597
    Amsterdam 1017 CE
    NETHERLANDS

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Julia Lamb 02 Sep 2023 01 Sep 2024
    Ms Laura SCHULZ 25 Mar 2023 22 Mar 2024
    Ms Nadia Antoniou 30 Aug 2022 30 Aug 2023
    Ms Julia Lamb 20 Aug 2022 19 Aug 2023
    Ms Julia Lamb 16 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Mr Peter LOCHBIHLER 01 Nov 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Inge Janssen 18 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2019
    Mr Peter LOCHBIHLER 05 Apr 2017 04 Apr 2018
    Ms Inge Janssen 12 Oct 2016 11 Oct 2017
    Mr Peter LOCHBIHLER 18 Mar 2016 01 Apr 2017

    Complementary Information

    3 full-time staff in Brussels, with additional staff in the Amsterdam Headquarters being involved in EU affairs on a part-time basis.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    EU Travel Tech Association https://eutraveltech.eu/
    European Tech Alliance: http://eutechalliance.eu/
    CERRE - Centre on Regulation in Europe https://cerre.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    ct eu affairs 10,000€ - 24,999€
    apco worldwide 200,000€ - 299,999€
    kekstcnc 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    kekstcnc
    apco worldwide

    Closed year Costs

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    https://bookingpublicaffairs.medium.com/
    https://twitter.com/bookingcomPA
    Booking.com hosted an event in collaboration with Politico EU in 2022 to discuss the twin transition (green and digital) for the travel and tourism sector. https://tourism-transition.eu/

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    34 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 25 May 2023 Location BERL
      Subject VAT in the digital age (with Erik Burckhardt)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Attending
      • Alienor Margerit (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject presentation by Booking of their efforts to enable greener choices in the travel sector, their Travel Sustainable Badge, empowering consumers in the green transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2022 Location virtual
      Subject Discussion in light of the October OECD statement and the agreement on digital services taxes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Nov 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Digital Markets Act - Tourism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 27 Oct 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject State of the tourism ecosystem and gatekeepers regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Digital levy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Roundtable with platforms on DSA and DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Nov 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DMA and pact for skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 29 Oct 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills: Roundtable with tourism sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Oct 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills Roundtable with the tourism sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Aug 2020 Location virtual meeting
      Subject Patronage vouchers
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Aug 2020 Location virtual meeting
      Subject Patronage vouchers
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jun 2020 Location Teleconference
      Subject Recovery of the tourism sector and role of online platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 May 2020 Location BRUSSELS
      Subject Impact of COVID-19 (virtual)
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 28 May 2020 Location BRUSSELS
      Subject Impact of COVID-19 (virtual)
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Apr 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss the digital potential for the wider economy and society
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 23 Jan 2020 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Digital taxation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Attending
      • Paolo Gentiloni (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Jan 2019 Location Davos
      Subject Artificial intelligence/Technology/ Research and Innovation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
      • Antonio Lowndes Marques De Araujo Vicente (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2019 Location Davos
      Subject Digital taxation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Nov 2018 Location LISBON, Portugal
      Subject New Deal for Consumers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Women in Digital, Digital Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation (also with representatives from Deezer and Volumental)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation
      DG Taxation and Customs Union
      Attending
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital taxation and economic model of Booking.com
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • David Boublil (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Collaborative economy and regulatory developments impacting the short-term rental sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marika Lautso-Mousnier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Platform regulation in EU member states and obstacles to the single market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms, startups
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 22 Jun 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Online platforms and sharing economy and protection of consumers in digital environment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject platforms
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Kilian Gross (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2016 Location Amsterdam
      Subject Platforms, e-Commerce, startups
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject meeting with the new Director of Public Affairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Fabrice Comptour (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting the new Director of Public Affairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Fabrice Comptour (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM platform regulation - competition and consumer protection policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
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