Booking Holdings reported higher-than-expected profit and revenue in the latest quarter, boosted by what its chief executive called a solid start to the summer travel season. The company reported a profit for the second quarter of $979 million, ticking up by $1 million from the previous year.

Booking Holdings President and Chief Executive Glenn Fogel said in an earnings call that the company took into account challenges from the U.S.-China trade tensions, the unrest in Hong Kong and indications by central banks that the macroeconomic environment may be weakening. The Chinese market, despite the tensions, is still robust long-term, Mr. Fogel said.

Booking Holdings: Financial Results for the 2nd Quarter 2019