According to the site Skift, Booking.com did not announce a deal to launch a co-branded credit card in the United States, but a LinkedIn post by an employee and a job posting for “manager, card growth and strategy “co-branded credit” allows us to speculate on this novelty. It is now certain that Booking has become a real online travel agency which of course offers hotel reservations but also car rental, airline reservations, etc. A serious competitor for other OTAs (like Expedia or eDreams-Odigeo)
Recruitment at Booking
In the LinkedIn post, Jonathan Rossman, whose post is listed as “co-branded credit card at Booking.com,” said he was recruiting team members and asked people to contact us if they were “interested in helping build and grow a unique and differentiated cobrand product” on Booking.com.
Jonathan Rossman has already worked in the financial sector
Jonathan Rossman, who has been with Booking.com for nine months, according to his LinkedIn profile, has previously worked at JPMorgan Chase, American Express and British Airways.
He linked to a Booking.com job posting for head of co-branded credit card growth and strategy, which the company described as “a new role being created for launch and manage Booking.com’s next co-branded credit card in the United States, a priority market for the company.
A possible agreement with Citibank?
Booking.com launched a major partnership with Citi last month when the Amsterdam-based online travel agency and its sister brand Rocket Travel began powering a new Citi travel site for cardholders. Booking offers flights, accommodation, rental cars, as well as tours and activities for the portal.