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Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG),’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, seamlessly connects millions of travellers with memorable experiences, a range of transport options and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. is available in 43 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including over 6.2 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.

Why we're supporting mtf

We’re passionate about supporting all the communities within which BJSS operates. Since we opened our office in Manchester in 2012, we’ve supported the local tech community by sharing our local and international insights and education via the city’s vibrant Meetup scene. 

Manchester Tech Festival is a not-for-profit event that has been born out of our regional Meetup scene, and we see it as a vital platform for addressing the digital skills shortage in the area. We’re looking forward to supporting the inaugural festival to inspire, educate and encourage people from all backgrounds to develop the digital skills that are so important to improving citizens’ lives”

Michael Dicks, Head of Delivery