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Booking.com to Open Israeli R&D Center

Booking.com to Open Israeli R&D Center

Through its activities in Israel, the travel agent will try and assess new technologies, a company spokesman said

Meir Orbach | 12:32  27.07.2017

Online travel agent Booking.com plans to set up a research and development activity in Tel-Aviv, Israel, the company said in reply to a request for comment made by Calcalist. It will be recruiting dozens of employees in the country by the end of the year.

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Through its activities in Israel, the travel agent will try and assess new technologies, a company spokesman said in an email. The local center will report directly to Booking.com’s headquarters in Amsterdam.

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In 2014 Priceline Group, Booking.com’s parent company, bought Israeli online marketing startup Qlika in a small deal.

In February, Booking.com launched a corporate startup accelerator focused on tourism related companies.

Tel Aviv-based human resources firm ICV was tapped to lead the recruitment for the new center.

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