"Travel is growing at twice the rate of GDP. Do-it-yourself travel is growing faster than packaged travel. And online is growing faster than offline. So we've got three tail winds," Huston told Reuters from Booking.com's Amsterdam offices. "If you can't grow double digits (in this industry) then you're not keeping up." Huston said he hasn't seen much evidence of a Chinese or global slowdown in the online travel business, noting that Booking's big European growth spurt came after the 2008 crash. "I don't think there's any change in the medium to long term trends in China," he said. "It's not that travel is immune: people might go shorter distances, they might trade down...but they still move," he said. "We're growing our property count there really fast." Get the full story at Reuters