Get up to 50% off hotel stays when you join
Plus free cancellations on most rooms. T&Cs apply.
Booking.com offers special perks and deals for members — like 10% off vacations for life — on travel arrangements made around the world. But those benefits don’t kick in right away.
Booking.com can help you locate and book the following:
After you make a purchase, your ticket, voucher and order confirmation are delivered electronically, straight to your inbox, along with a receipt.
You could print the tickets, depending on the type of product you purchased — but most providers allow and even encourage digital tickets.
Paying for your bookings depend on what you purchase. Here’s the breakdown:
When you select a flight, Booking.com will send you to CheapOair to complete the purchase. There, your payment methods include:
You can also choose to use Affirm when booking flights, which lets you pay the bill over monthly increments instead of all at once.
Use any major credit card to book a hotel reservation, whether you’re sending an initial deposit or paying in full upfront.
Payment methods vary, depending on the rental company you book with. Verify that you can use the payment you want before making the reservation.
Book a taxi by using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or through PayPal.
Tours and activities
Use any major credit card to purchase tickets for a tour or activity.
It also celebrates industry holidays like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more with lower rates and deals sourced from providers around the web.
What sets Booking.com apart from the dozens of other travel sites out there is that it doesn’t charge travelers a fee to use its site. Other sites sneak service fees into the overall price, but Booking.com gets paid from commission fees from providers. Here are some other highlights:
If you reserve a hotel room on Booking.com but find a cheaper price elsewhere, contact its team at least 24 hours before to check-in, and Booking.com refunds the difference.
Consider the benefits and drawbacks of using Booking.com before signing on.
Amy Stoltenberg writes about lifestyle and money for Finder, researching the best options for shopping, banking, insurance and authentic travel experiences. After studying writing and fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked designing apparel at a corporate behemoth before opting for a career with unlimited travel time. When her laptop’s closed, she can be found wandering the streets looking for happy hour and hole-in-the-wall eateries.
Whether you’re hoping to lock down a hotel or a bunk at a hostel, Booking.com can help you arrange all the accouterments of your next travel adventure — but is most beneficial to long-term members. If that’s not quite what you’re looking for, compare other vacation rental sites.
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