Booking Holdings has announced the opening of a new Center of Excellence located in Bengaluru, India.
It will serve as a hub for specialised and highly skilled talent, leveraging industry best practises, supporting financial system and software development, and enabling collaboration opportunities across FinTech and other key functions for Booking Holdings and its brands, including Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK, OpenTable, and Rentalcars.com.
With travel demand re-emerging as travel restrictions ease around the world and the industry still on the mend following the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Center of Excellence will support the company’s growth, goals, and vision for the future of travel. The Center will provide numerous opportunities in FinTech, IT, and other functions, such as infrastructure engineering and architecture, software development, and financial system development.
Paulo Pisano, Chief Human Resources Officer, Booking Holdings, said in a statement that Bengaluru has a large, highly skilled, and diverse talent pool, as well as a flourishing reputation for technology and finance, making it an ideal location for their second Center of Excellence. Those who work in this Center will play an important, collaborative, and exciting role in supporting the company’s expanding FinTech capabilities, as well as leveraging digital travel innovation to improve the travel experience for travellers and travel service providers worldwide.
Booking Holdings India Private Limited is the legal entity under which the Center operates.