Priceline’s gross bookings climbed 28%, to $13.8 billion, while revenue was up 25%, to $2.84 billion. International bookings rose 32%, while U.S. bookings increased 9.9%. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, the company expects bookings will increase in the range of 8% to 15%, or slower than the 28% that it posted for this quarter. International bookings increased 32% in the third quarter, but the forecast for the fourth quarter expects growth to be in the range of 10% to 16%. Darren Huston, president and CEO of Priceline, said: The Priceline Group finished the summer travel season with market leading growth and strong operating performance. Globally, our accommodation business booked 95 million room nights in the third quarter, up 27% over the same period last year. Booking.com continues to extend its lead as the world’s largest brand for booking accommodations, with over 540,000 hotels and other accommodations on the platform, up 52% over last year. Our rental car business grew rental car days by 18% over last year, an acceleration from 14% in the second quarter, led by improving results at both rentalcars.com and priceline.com. Our brands are performing well in a very competitive marketplace and against a mixed macro-economic backdrop, particularly in Europe. We intend to continue to make the smart investments for future growth, including broadening our offerings, building our brands and providing a superior experience to our customers, pre- and post-reservation, across all devices. Get the full story at Priceline