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check out what we did


2016 has been the best year yet for our Cares Volunteer Programme! 

Check out the impact our
volunteers have had all over the world

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check out what we did


2016 has been the best year yet for our Cares Volunteer Programme! 

Check out the impact our
volunteers have had all over the world

 

Why we have Booking Cares

As the global leader in connecting people with the widest range of incredible places to stay, and empowering them to explore and experience more than 100,000 unique destinations all over the world, we also seek to contribute to the ongoing health of these same destinations and keep the industry sustainable for future generations so that they can continue to experience its wonders!

Our skills and expertise lie in tourism so this is where we can make the most impact. To achieve this, every year, our employees get 8 hours to work on supporting a local organisation working on sustainable tourism. 

 

 
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Alright, let's have a look at them number;)


178 Booking.com offices participated this year!

 

Alright, let's have a look at them number;)


178 Booking.com offices participated this year!

 

5,234 employees joined in!
That's 44% of all employees worldwide.

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Here's What we have achieved


Here's what we've
achieved together

Here's What we have achieved


Here's what we've
achieved together

31,404

hours spent volunteering

401

projects completed

 

17,899

raised by employees for Emergency Response initiatives

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A closer look


A closer look at our Cares achievements

A closer look


A closer look at our Cares achievements

 

 

 

 

In 2016 we had 5,234 volunteers making a difference around the world. 

That’s around 790 more people than last year and 2,340 more than 2014making this our best year yet.

Participation


Hours spent on projects

Projects


Participants per region

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Cares volunteers achieved


Our Cares Volunteers supported our destinations with several initiatives

Cares volunteers achieved


Our Cares Volunteers supported our destinations with several initiatives

The Environment

We partnered with organisations dedicated to preserving nature and conserving indigenous wildlife.

We participated in 225 Environment projects

Inclusive Tourism

We collaborated with organisations that work to make sure local communities benefit equally from tourism.

We participated in 73 Inclusive Tourism projects

 

Cultural Heritage

We worked with organisations to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage that makes destinations special.

We participated in 83 Cultural Heritage projects

Emergency Relief

We fund-raised among colleagues to support destinations affected by different natural disasters and supported organisations such as Red Cross.

We donated to 20 Emergency Relief initiatives

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this is what we achieved


Check out some of our favourite projects below  

this is what we achieved


Check out some of our favourite projects below  

 

Expertise Based Projects

In 2016, we launched several projects where our employees used their knowledge and skills to help our partner organisations grow.

 
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Favela Experience


We helped property owners in the Favelas of Rio to develop their online strategy

Favela Experience, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
We created a workshop to educate the slum's property owners on developing an online Sales & Marketing strategy

Favela Experience


We helped property owners in the Favelas of Rio to develop their online strategy

Favela Experience, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
We created a workshop to educate the slum's property owners on developing an online Sales & Marketing strategy

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Sasane


We helped survivors of human trafficking educate and save more girls from being victimised

SASANE, Kathmandu, Nepal
We assisted the organisation, which gives cooking classes and guided tours for tourists, with translations for their website, graphic design skills, social media expertise and other tech- related tasks.

Sasane


We helped survivors of human trafficking educate and save more girls from being victimised

SASANE, Kathmandu, Nepal
We assisted the organisation, which gives cooking classes and guided tours for tourists, with translations for their website, graphic design skills, social media expertise and other tech- related tasks.

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Inclusive Tourism

The goal of this theme is to make sure local communities benefit equally from tourism.

 

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You supported people with disabilities


We performed gardening and maintenance tasks for a hostel that employs people with disabilities
InOut Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
By lending a hand, we empowered this hostel to attract more guests to their property and ultimately help more people with disabilities in their local community.

You supported people with disabilities


We performed gardening and maintenance tasks for a hostel that employs people with disabilities
InOut Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
By lending a hand, we empowered this hostel to attract more guests to their property and ultimately help more people with disabilities in their local community.

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Its amazing


We helped develop plans for sustainable tourism in Patagonia

Tourism summit - Patagonia, Chile
We participated in a tourism summit, providing industry expertise and support for plans to help keep this region pristine for future generations.

 

Its amazing


We helped develop plans for sustainable tourism in Patagonia

Tourism summit - Patagonia, Chile
We participated in a tourism summit, providing industry expertise and support for plans to help keep this region pristine for future generations.

 

 

The Environment

The goal of this theme is to preserve nature and conserve indigenous wildlife

 

Trees


We planted trees together with 300+ partners

One Person One Tree, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Our colleagues came together with more than 300 local volunteers, including representatives from hotels, NGOs and other sectors to plant trees in a protected area of the forest.

 

Trees


We planted trees together with 300+ partners

One Person One Tree, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Our colleagues came together with more than 300 local volunteers, including representatives from hotels, NGOs and other sectors to plant trees in a protected area of the forest.

 

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Pangolin


We supported an organisation dedicated to protecting critically endangered pangolins  

Cuc Phuong National Park, Hanoi, Vietnam
Together with our accommodation partners in the region, we created a video to help the organisation spread awareness amongst the local community.

Pangolin


We supported an organisation dedicated to protecting critically endangered pangolins  

Cuc Phuong National Park, Hanoi, Vietnam
Together with our accommodation partners in the region, we created a video to help the organisation spread awareness amongst the local community.

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Cultural Heritage

The goal of this theme is to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage that makes destinations special

 
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Museum Nacht


We helped promote culture by volunteering for 'Museum Night' for the third year in a row!

Museum Night, Amsterdam, Netherlands
We provided 70% of the total amount of volunteers for this special annual event in Amsterdam, which attracts more than 35,000 people to experience the unique cultural heritage on display in various museums throughout the city.

Museum Nacht


We helped promote culture by volunteering for 'Museum Night' for the third year in a row!

Museum Night, Amsterdam, Netherlands
We provided 70% of the total amount of volunteers for this special annual event in Amsterdam, which attracts more than 35,000 people to experience the unique cultural heritage on display in various museums throughout the city.

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Rome


We helped tourists discover the hidden gems of Rome

The Great Undiscovered Beauty, Rome, Italy
We worked with this partner organisation for the third time in 2016, supporting them in their mission to show tourists a different side of the city.

Rome


We helped tourists discover the hidden gems of Rome

The Great Undiscovered Beauty, Rome, Italy
We worked with this partner organisation for the third time in 2016, supporting them in their mission to show tourists a different side of the city.

With more than 180 offices around the world, we partner with
local organisations and startups to make a positive impact globally

Volunteer
Programme

Our employees volunteer their time
and expertise to partner with
local organisations on projects
that help  improve
destinations worldwide


 

Booking Booster Programme

Booking Booster is our new initiative to identify and support startups dedicated to sustainable tourism through a 3-week accelerator programme, culminating with an opportunity to pitch for grants of up to €500,000

Green Ambassadors
Programme
Green Ambassadors Programme is based on a bottom up approach that allows our employees to improve the sustainability of our office environments worldwide based on their local needs

Emergency
Response

Our Emergency Response initiatives focus on our destinations in need should a natural disaster affect them. All employees have the ability to start a fundraiser among colleagues which is directly sent to organisations such as Red Cross

 
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Thanks connectors


A big thanks to all Cares Connectors and Project Initiators for your invaluable contribution to making our Volunteer Program a success!

 

Thanks connectors


A big thanks to all Cares Connectors and Project Initiators for your invaluable contribution to making our Volunteer Program a success!

 

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Hey wait a minute


And yes, it's 2017...

Your Cares hours are waiting for you so let's make an impact today!
Check out how it works here

Hey wait a minute


And yes, it's 2017...

Your Cares hours are waiting for you so let's make an impact today!
Check out how it works here