Booking Holdings on Thursday announced a new centre of excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru that will serve as a hub for specialised talent, leveraging industry-best practices, supporting financial system and software development, and enabling collaboration opportunities across fintech and other key functions.
This is the second CoE from the company globally that will help serve all brands under its unbrella, including Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK, OpenTable and Rentalcars.com.
“Bengaluru is home to a large, highly skilled and diverse talent pool, with a flourishing reputation for technology and finance, which makes this a great place to open our second centre of excellence,” said Paulo Pisano, Chief Human Resources Officer for Booking Holdings.
“Those who work in this centre will play an important, collaborative and exciting role in supporting the company’s growing fintech capabilities, and leveraging digital travel innovation to enhance the travel experience for travellers and travel service providers around the world,” Pisano said in a statement.
With travel demand re-emerging as travel restrictions ease around the world and the industry continuing its journey to recovery following the pandemic, the new centre will support the company’s growth, goals and enable its vision for the future of travel.
Booking Holdings said it is helping consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer facing brands.