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Participants
Glenn Fogel President and Chief Executive Officer
David Goulden Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lloyd Walmsley UBS
Brian Nowak Morgan Stanley
Kevin Kopelman Cowen and Company
Justin Post Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mark Mahaney Evercore ISI
Eric Sheridan Goldman Sachs
Doug Anmuth J.P. Morgan
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Operator

Welcome to Booking Holdings First Quarter 2022 Conference Call. Booking Holdings would like to remind everyone that this call may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantee of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those expressed, implied, or forecasted in any such forward-looking statements. Expressions of future goals or expectations and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

safe factors materially cause the earnings from please and to of results Holdings' forward-looking Commission. press list the Exchange filings refer differ at with as to those the most release, a as that Booking Booking Booking could actual statements, end well For of statements Holdings' Holdings' recent harbor described Securities in the of whether new obligation by future to undertakes update as law, a forward-looking any required otherwise. result Unless or no statements, information, events, Booking publicly Holdings statistical A website, release, copy Investors of together with Booking Holdings' is Holdings' www.bookingholdings.com. earnings an press accompanying available financial supplement, Booking For the in section of and Holdings now for David Glenn this like afternoon, and introduce And I'd Booking speakers Fogel to Goulden. Go ahead, gentlemen.

Glenn Fogel

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over our the call turn Now David CFO, to Goulden.

David Goulden

results XXXX found second non-GAAP I'll the Thank far of quarter. to in color quarter be and trends the Information so comparable our All review in reconciliation relative release. you, earnings Glenn rates period to growth regarding otherwise and results on provide our for some good ‘XX results we've can indicated. in afternoon. seen first GAAP unless the for

on the nights to improved in we first earnings January in so the Ukraine. just for On XXXX call of our Now quarter. far back first versus XX, we've terrible February in XX% discussed XXXX. earnings room broke seen trends February hours getting to results flat our the our in February Russia after invaded half With news call about after the the on declining

negative As in trends, impact on of as Eastern of a immediate about loss reservations impact night early a services month, result, for levels Russia line February we the room particularly nights cancellations in this we Europe. room in came Belarus. In saw of new This Despite booking the as bookings, led of March, levels. the towards end an month these elevated significantly well countries. of XXXX to and travel of full for suspended with in

mainly by that our some We the Eastern from ending we week trends X, above we in the saw room March Europe, about by Additionally, trend for driven of XX%. overall were disclosed in lesser with is where we March week and Europe, as which nights nights a were month, down XXXX to a slowdown that slowdown room in And news extent remained levels. only mostly down improve that Russia, took within booking which to during saw pleased modest Western Europe, primarily I'm invasion. resulting the say pullback the February. been total by travelers driven X% the Europe, compared in March, first for about in was

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bookings site XXX basis, timing between due Consolidated revenue which for in by QX expansion ADRs in revenue basis York. recognition. accelerated first gross QX, currency percentage the quarter billion, and and gross to QX a currency higher first currency constant versus ticket booked XXX% about flight $X.X XX% up XXXX versus below New from XXXX with mix of points Constant tickets most bookings, XXXX, and down increases up versus a growth due points destinations. XXXX differences to driven as ADR our quarter between most was booking.com Priceline. and as Europe X% percentage XXXX, well expectations, accommodation oriented platform, as X% the demand higher from of down the at XX three revenue regional our continued in primarily were rate versus growth and in in to constant bookings benefited and XX% in rates America, XX% line continued Airline was of regions. North about points percentage differences notably primarily was leisure by Notably, Our especially gross about in from on about

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Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our line of first with question UBS. comes from the Lloyd Walmsley

Lloyd Walmsley

are taking for thanks nights, in bookings trends sound the on in nicely first, ahead those if two, the street for Alright, I question, estimates room of can, the April quarter. whole where

kind won't as there work about then all can or mind, levels in does is year. they helpful and of we rates to timing, next I anything into great. Should to does take how as impact margins monthly XXXX pent-up And EBITDA on from we normalized we further terms should guess, progress give XXXX, think you kind think headwind else accommodation forward think build of you any any few April and demand. points pull the into help thinking that get of of Thanks. comps to do least year? kind keep would in the at next EBITDA on or reason be from how that on that that take for revenue about like secondly, of So continue like us we timing rates you the And unwind of color

Glenn Fogel

Hi, Lloyd.

one, that issues I’ll first I'll David asked about. back let you While timing take that the just go over

So an really all over trying through. years couple always interesting your gone adventure, we've the the that question is predict future, of which is to particularly last

very saying, we As we're David happy with I've And are. pleased where what's with was we're happening. said,

things but never Eastern Europe they Asia we're the around like know some better, are That's are, know a mentioned we've happy the throughout getting the all not is Europe will been what's we're travel about that they're We're know. where that pleased are Europe Western saying of world Europe like and with -- I happy trends that in very as and in back we we continue. where we we've good how seeing think as in coming everybody so happen. never positive we going to And that that coming US. that Hopefully things also or back. the We sign. good

done We this. what a happened call. and nowhere. before going recall And terrible had a our news came in last omicron You then a back thereafter, terrible, that, there shortly know was we've COVIND of Ukraine out you if that call, quarter

I'm more I'm good all will And is, has let's with sure happy we David, we So right team incredible that done. now. where am that. want volatile say know you I pleased add world And, of job than not the I to our But any are. say execution the

David Goulden

to on that we're where a and progression points through were April March what seeing week first things XX, extra minus there's would Maybe, steady from on this both and But steady week said, Glenn, it lot out still March in happened periods. we April as fairly hard predict. in just a maybe in March, the a up a it’s environment call there week. Glenn Easter in did couple see basis, April and I on

and QX, you Easter the amount year to on with up on longer be that the upon Omicron rates based are call, than rates. that we into there relative QX can less hurting in year, term there booking to the QX saw on versus difference into Relative basically take the the impact of expect. still effects that amounts when because next effect we said a on impact rates variable And explained the timing no current XXXX spill August still prior would take effects. that's that matter, from results and course, And the year into of We take came for there's growth the out the is mathematical rates timing into that either. I was year. between in XXXX the take year, rates, So this a you

be that of So how recovery. a things just total it's the in recover, function going and in recovery the develops to timing of terms rapidly also how really of

take things those could impact QX. factors to into the into But what then the level, normal there more starts get normalize, the upon impact happens expect down. prior rate the back that QX going growth as to future to next to you could and and QX rates going be rea, the timing some relative impact take about the come So QX, on additional specific

those rates before start and to the the the quarters be rates roles growth normalize QX growth less the what revenue we've align normally, there start could impact like of there will unusual across effect. rates and growth relative still that years. and But have, booking timing the they to could as difference between effects So specific QX, of and more, be seen

Operator

with Our Stanley. question next from comes Nowak Brian Morgan

Brian Nowak

trip of I a in than taking some was shape and kind talked for quarter, the bit. talked Thanks about marketing help about cetera. gross and you you as to year, two, comments, first on you good far making maybe about P&L questions, on one, a XXXX perspective. dollar your be then Great. David, thoughts and connected percentage those sales the other little hear you're think really bookings moving to talk front, want about cetera. and us initiatives the meaningful as on maybe I your with as and the of that think sort spend to sort traction et incremental us a about lot and I ADRs, it however, an as think can ‘XX, about cetera. guess, Glenn, for expenses on of And for know bookings? my a about around is of marketing little a from have metrics And guys. flights, et most thoughts pieces as you of of latest some of you other likely Yes, But was higher have which like soon impact to payments the year the sales year I just last Thanks. there of et tell us

Glenn Fogel

David, first you do to that want one?

David Goulden

Brian, let me Yes, first. go

say points busy We're into with but better be leaning bps we expected XX in time. to did for some which what exception a things in about the bit a last said the the moves – XX changing little they geography QX and QX. movements, Majorelle, we do travel relatively QX bookings gross were expect We be flat, P&L the I'll we'd we higher to we basically impact mechanical mechanical were to year. of in that due in I'm bit, we just season QX actually relative little more the are ROI, leveraging movements. deleverage not, talk not said So to how marketing We

to So we're XX still increased and Majorelle [Indiscernible] additional merchandising, the still into with TGV. expenses although and spending those also we are bps bps of to deleverage of expecting some about to on moving expect the payments, to the the tied be for adjustments that’s as level year sales that again adjustment year that others, mechanics see XX would be than less during

see you movements, way. bit a go for gives how we give we for about same So essentially, shaping some in And the take we color about what talked see guidance quarter still I've quarter expect you on we we can now mechanical we the the of shaping course, so last, more QX rates up, you of given quarter than up to talked know exception the you additional the so with the what that. happened color we bit around gave little didn't we more a provide because what on that last year

Glenn Fogel

And, Brian, talking about connected trip.

some it's term be truly is the vision. functional time going terms we in get better. need to exploring change it in a that And all are connected how to know And So travel, through trip of way to is. take I currently, we think a going where we we be believe it I know difficult all by people step before long should

fantastic, just the flights that now, combinations. just step and use. that, can in great of it's, me prepared people are think goal So thing my I a And is optimized the that they're types in, beginning coming of getting to that would to in to that mentioned right That's something a the now best is about themselves great experience connected better important. think new customer. trip. they're liked XXXX. selling product going for In the first to I putting the be Well, And way we running, we're things think right good that's give towards up the buyer in, ask coming fact yet. base go. customers these verticals, by other early this just things things belief Then build down basic-cross a get so a to how talked number top The coming on just buying still things these really they and the biggest pretty haven't XXXX, one a of to if I then you for booking.com with we I again, verticals we're the And meaningful experiments and of us to I to of small still about level remarks the together trying this, in road. is things about

So business getting and app, person loyalty. that do that come don't for so the more it pay that increase and we to getting repeat on this

trying to increase a flywheel. this lot of there's So ways

to don't just And to they going incremental them And And So work a more I offer better to proposal a people to that, on all coming we provide can see see But time, XXXX, it know to us. that It's continues the will continue talked think do and to easily. to products I its as better able more you get be to information, better about. though. from own. build going take numbers improvement. you're things in huge them

Operator

from comes Kevin Our from next question Kopelman Cowen.

Kevin Kopelman

was there more thanks you dig acceleration. XX% just plus in hoping bit a trends. spending QX? Thanks. what on in is spend, exactly is lever of that lot. Great, a but versus to nice improvements in leverage obviously a the a The to start how little reaction to -- QX, terms ad much seeing Could there changes? some are big is I you April in the And a you're of you're if versus that relate in your you had GBB pulling seeing more back on strategically what we QX, to of

Glenn Fogel

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David Goulden

just encouraging. is Glenn, this not seeing geography. us geographies I which because let we for think, all in improve is go April, you went, where We're one very

to back Europe is we've in we which teen growth we're not we QX, to positive in I is we to down will March, is result it mentioned the all nights, that Europe, start back That the we well ahead and and amount on in so a which growth the did XXXX, is best nicely, into down recovering very the is double the down, so IT opportunity this the the versus factors, growth marketing still But see digits, And sign, leaning mentioned is in to market. be over our talk capture from and world to more able now demand, world, think When than response really but the reason improves more, April time to is So spend. we seeing this spending of bit to the Glenn to just about we've again nice little some we versus XXXX leaning really high backup rest of seen XXXX. mentioned not, room QX as the traffic since improvements the it's APAC US I been site, really expect of start for relative that nice in think in and of all can one ROI. we encouraging see said, strong first that when increasing of across that's we QX, a demand. pandemic,

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Kevin Kopelman

since has with call. strengthened GBV dollar on reported for the the or currency Great Is last that and currency could constant touch April? XX% and the you figure

to about wanted I So ask that.

David Goulden

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Operator

comes from from of Bank Justin question Post next Our America.

Justin Post

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Glenn Fogel

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David Goulden

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movements there. So hopefully, clarifies the that

Justin Post

Great. share any US help of on And then nights, there?

Glenn Fogel

don't we reveal granularity. think that I David,

David Goulden

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Glenn Fogel

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Operator

from from Our comes Evercore Mark next ISI. question Mahaney

Mark Mahaney

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points or higher, if below one And that. few for for David, about being for you that. like Sorry timing. about think, year then not this Glenn. question a set And that'd you'd rates David, take a you. talked I just said be XX%, something

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David Goulden

you why Glenn, don’t first? go

Glenn Fogel

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David Goulden

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Mark Mahaney

Okay, can yes, you, mistake, thank And and confuse Thanks, sorry, that Glenn. it my was you. David.

Operator

take Sheridan comes will of Goldman now We our question next Sachs. from Eric

Eric Sheridan

taking Thank the you questions. for

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Glenn Fogel

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Mark Mahaney

I'm on supply year. forward there just supply this, you the the in into elements seen in booking like see what demand by of type where and demand other imbalances versus curious, product looking you've window where going the do are kind maybe into summer of based out deeper disconnects

Glenn Fogel

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Operator

comes Anmuth from now now from take we J.P. And will last Morgan. our question Doug

Doug Anmuth

for question. from just Thanks international recovery. Great. It seems it's taking to wanted about suggesting haul. like the you're short ask coming more I

terms coming in how seeing you're thinking none Thanks. of what you're of haul long and curious that Just about back.

David Goulden

-- start I’ll Sure.

Glenn Fogel

start. You got, Dave,

David Goulden

Glenn. I’ll stop. Go on

Glenn Fogel

start. You

David Goulden

Asia countries down, in great. most haul we you're bit to for it fastest, also international borders, Europe, is up now across European within So International bookings a little close surprisingly, strong haul, right. not and when actually haul region in long into And still we European for Europe people total or you great short still yes, and down, improving total total down April And define long international example, long flat so still from going haul US for I which think inter important to but in forward, report mean all recovery rapidly and restrictions decently, the is the is booking April, from a for and routes. not too is that's step down. to surprisingly, number I relax within an travelers obviously US, growth is destination travelers fast, recover from travel look but both see at see

Glenn Fogel

is and basically, restrictions more don't can have tied long things basically that then to these was before situation David travel go very don't have what different have going begin more they them to get lighten to you they'll typical long a we up quarantine having feel test as I to said trips. and of are to and a go a countries example, Asia, destinations, lot without that confident do before, done haul in things for of is as to say, away, some And somewhat these have test haul to they people of more will go

definitely the this positive in area. on So and I trend continued

Doug Anmuth

you thank Good, both.

Glenn Fogel

that Was Okay. the final question?

Operator

our question. is that final Yes,

remarks. I ahead. to So Glenn turn will Fogel Please closing the back now for the go call

Glenn Fogel

Okay, thank you.

I want refugee thank dedicated for partners the on company. want want continue I contributed as vision but shareholders. course, good our back always, to customers, employees long Also, We to of platform. Thank our have to appreciate who partners, we to our night. term and all and our our to your all As of our generously build you support really thank

Operator

concludes Thank you. call. for that everyone conference you, participating. And today's Thank

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