For many, the festive season is as much about delicious food as it is about spending quality time with beloved friends and family. As over a third (38%) of travelers like to indulge in food and drink they can’t normally find at home* traveling to wondrous destinations during the festive...Read more
Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for insider tips and product reviews from our shopping expertsSign up for our free IndyBest emailThe biggest sale event of the year, Black Friday is just days away, but that hasn’t stopped retailers and brands dropping daily deals over the past few weeks....Read more
Research has helped travel website Booking.com better highlight sustainable property credentials for those booking accommodation, as part of its aims to become more sustainable as a business. Speaking at the MRS Sustainability Summit virtual conference, Eline Metske, market research and insights specialist at Booking.com, said: “We are committed to making it...Read more
There's nothing like the end of the year that makes us want to pack our bags and explore a beautiful new city. That said, booking a flight and hotel adds up, which can be a bit discouraging when planning the trip of our dreams. That's where Booking.com comes in as...Read more
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by Aidan PooleGlobal OTA Booking.com has announced a set of eco-friendly features for accommodations, car rentals and flights.The features celebrate one year of the platform’s Travel Sustainable programme, introduced to help travellers make mindful choices about the environment while booking trips.The first feature introduces three “badge levels” to the programme,...Read more
Travel agencies reserving Booking.com accommodations through the Amadeus Travel Platform can now choose to process payment using a wider range of virtual cards from Amadeus’ digital wallet, across more than 1.3 million accommodation options. The Amadeus B2B Wallet solution integrated with Booking.com reduces the demand for travellers to provide upfront...Read more
OTA’s Abhijit Prasad was speaking at the European Hotel investment Conference Booking.com is considering making capital available to hotels and resorts, the accommodation platform’s vice-president of fintech risk products has revealed.Abhijit Prasad told the European Hotel Investment Conference: “We’re investigating potentially making capital available to seasonal businesses, for example ski resorts.“We...Read more
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to