Priceline cited the “remarkable accomplishment” of Booking.com which now has one million properties on its platform, an increase of 30% over last year and nearly double what it had two years ago. Executives also highlighted the 493,000 instantly bookable vacation rental properties that are available on Booking.com which grew 39% year-over-year. Booking.com reached another milestone in the second quarter as it surpassed one million reservations in one day on its website. The company's Chairman and Interim CEO Jeffery H. Boyd said the recent efforts from major hotel chains such as Hilton and Marriott to get customers to book direct by offering discounted rates was just another tactic that hotels have utilized against OTAs over the years, likening the discounts to the substantial investments hotels have made with their own booking engines. Get the full story at Tnooz and Priceline (PDF 250 KB)