Goa Tourism has presented this prestigious award to the ‘Booking.Com’ Travel portal for their best performance in the category of Online Travel Agents. The award was given in recognition for a GTDC sales record, with GTDC hotels recording sales of more than one crore for the financial year 2016-17. The award was accepted by Mr. Jedesh Kozhippalli, Hotels- Senior Account Manager, India and Ms. Simone Pardiwalla, Content Specialist, India on behalf of Booking.com.

GTDC was one of the first tourism boards in India to sign up with Booking.com which is one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Over the years, a lot of business is being generated through online bookings of GTDC residencies. This year, there was an overwhelming response to an increase in the sales revenue. If one recalls, in 2016 Booking.com awarded Calangute Residency with a Guest Review Award for its excellent guest review rating on the Booking.com site.

A small Dutch startup established in 1996 in Amsterdam, booking.com has since then grown to be 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.

At Booking.com, connects 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.

After presenting the award to booking.com, Mr. Cabral said “I congratulate the entire team of GTDC and Booking.com for this huge achievement. Booking.com has been very supportive in giving tourists all the facilities at ease and GTDC is extremely happy to partner with them.

The records being achieved by Booking.com is a clear indication of the customer satisfaction and service provided by GTDC and the agency. We hope for a long partnership with Booking.com which will benefit Goa and GTDC. ”

Mr. Gavin Dias, Marketing Manager, GTDC and Mr. Deepak Narvekar, Senior Manager & PRO, GTDC and other officials were present.



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