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How our Major League Baseball partnership hits a home run for U.S. partners

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We’re stepping up to the plate as the official online travel partner of Major League Baseball in the United States. Here’s how this partnership will drive substantial growth in the U.S. market – and lead to more bookings for you

We’re simplifying the way Americans plan their baseball travels across the United States – and driving incremental demand to U.S. properties listed on With nearly two thirds (61%) of American baseball fans saying they’re willing to travel up to 800 kilometres (500 miles) to watch a Major League Baseball game*, we saw a unique opportunity to engage with U.S. travellers. In March we announced our partnership with MLB as its official online travel partner.

“We are excited to welcome to the MLB family of partners," said Noah Garden, MLB Chief Revenue Officer. “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 can make that experience all the more enjoyable.”

As the 2023 MLB season gets into full swing, we’re more than ready to drive domestic travel in the U.S. – and make your properties top of mind for U.S. travellers.

Fans want to cover all bases – you can too

Travel is a huge part of baseball culture. In our recent survey* of U.S. baseball fans, our findings revealed that almost half (49%) plan to travel to at least one MLB game this year. Many fans have it on their bucket list to visit every stadium – and we plan to make that dream easier to achieve.

But what are the deciding factors for Americans booking trips to attend MLB games? Our research says that the top three are price (63%), with 48% saying they would spend under $400; their accommodation’s location in relation to the stadium (49%); and transportation to and from the property (21%). 

Top tip: Lean into MLB season by offering great deals for a range of price points, flexible cancellation options or updated property descriptions noting the distances to stadiums. Transport information and on-site parking can also make it easier for travellers to book a stay.


Making it easier for baseball fans to book your property

We’re making the process simpler for fans to book trips to games. By featuring easily accessible icons across MLB’s official schedule pages, fans can search and book properties near Major League stadiums.

“ continues to invest in the U.S. 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,” says Ben Harrell, Managing Director, U.S. at 

Throughout the long-term partnership, we’ll work with MLB to develop inspiring and innovative ways for baseball fans across America to make the most of their travels with our accommodation partners. One way you can capture demand is by setting up Getaway Deals, which will make your property more visible to fans searching for a getaway.

Keeping top of mind for U.S. travellers

As Ben Harrell comments, “With a variety of property options across the country in MLB cities – from hotels to vacation rentals and more – plus a user-friendly app, 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.”

MLB gives fans a range of opportunities to get involved, from its official app to MLB.TV and, across mobile and connected devices and through social media. With Opening Day already breaking records as the most-watched day in MLB.TV history, the sponsorship will provide enormous brand exposure and drive demand for partners like you. 

This research was commissioned by and conducted among a sample of adult baseball fans across the United States through an online survey in March 2023. A total of 1,003 respondents were polled.


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  • Travel is a huge part of baseball culture: 49% of U.S. 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 800 kilometres (500 miles) to do so
  • is continuing to invest in the United States and is, for the first time ever, joining forces with Major League Baseball (MLB) as its official online travel partner
  • Launched in March 2023, the MLB sponsorship represents our commitment to making it easier for Americans to find and book the perfect trip, and for you to attract more bookings
  • As we encourage domestic travel in the U.S., we’re working to ensure that your properties are top of mind for Americans