MLB Partnership Set To Simplify Fan Travel
Booking.com has been announced as the official online travel partner of Major League Baseball (MLB) for the upcoming 2023 season.
The two organisations are working together to simplify the way Americans plan their baseball-inspired travels across the US.
The partnership will see Booking.com becoming a presenting sponsor of the American and National League Division series.
Booking.com is also offering a wide range of places to stay, from city apartments and vacation rentals in MLB cities to ballpark-adjacent hotels for those looking to stay near their favourite team’s stadium on gameday.
Commenting on the partnership, MLB chief revenue officer, Noah Garden, said: “We are excited to welcome Booking.com to the MLB family of partners.”
“With over 2,000 games across the country every summer, our fans love travelling to experience the incredible Major League atmosphere at our beautiful ballparks. We hope this partnership with Booking.com can make that experience all the more enjoyable,” he said.
Booking.com US managing director, Ben Harrell, added: “Booking.com continues to invest in the US market with our official sponsorship of Major League Baseball, showcasing our latest commitment to making it easier for Americans to find and book the perfect trip.”
“With a variety of property options across the country in MLB cities – from hotels to vacation rentals and more – plus a user-friendly app, Booking.com looks forward to bringing baseball trips to life for fans, helping them with their travels as they enjoy America’s favourite pastime with family and friends,” he said.
According to a recent survey conducted by Booking.com, almost half (49%) of US baseball fans plan to travel to at least one MLB game this year, with 61% of respondents saying they are willing to travel up to 500 miles to do so.
Booking.com also plans to make the travel process simpler for fans to book trips to games, with an easily accessible Booking.com icon across MLB clubs’ digital schedule pages.
These icons will direct fans to search and book properties near Major League stadiums.