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Speaking at ITB in Berlin, Booking.com's CEO Gillian Tans said the company is looking at adding flights to its site.
Tans said: “One third of our customers think about [booking] their flights before accommodation, one third during [the process of choosing accommodation] and one third after booking accommodation.”
Asked whether Booking.com would add airline ticketing to its site, Tans said: “We are looking at that. We will change if we see customers want booking.com to help with this.
Booking.com is also testing and adding different payment options, but Tans ruled out accepting cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
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