Regional Director South-Asia / Pacific
John Traas is the Regional Director South Asia Pacific for Booking.com, leading hotel partner relations across the region. As a keen traveller, John wanted to take his career to an international level and the travel industry was one of the best ways to achieve that. Since working all over the Asia Pacific region, John has had the opportunity to meet people of all different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. It’s a very rich experience and one he looks forward to when on the road.Prior to his current role, he was Global Head of Pricing in Booking.com’s HQ in Amsterdam and he started in 2012 as the Regional Manager for the UK, based in London. John holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne and attended the General management program at Harvard University.
Booking.com is an online accommodation booking website started as a small start-up in Enschede in 1996, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and since 2005 owned and operated by United States based Priceline. Its operations centre is located in Amsterdam.
Booking.com has over 989,000 properties globally under contract and that it deals with more than 900,000 room nights reservations each day.In 2013, it accounted for more than two thirds of Priceline’s revenue. Booking.com is available in more than 41 languages.