Thierry Henry Announced as's Official Ambassador for an Epic Summer of Sports

Legendary soccer star joins in inspiring fans worldwide to explore their passions through travel

AMSTERDAM, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced world-renowned footballer Thierry Henry as the company's official ambassador for the 2016 Summer of Sport. Given the energy and excitement surrounding the upcoming sporting extravaganzas in France and Rio de Janeiro, this summer provides an epic opportunity for and Henry to inspire people everywhere to explore their passion for sport as the impetus to discover and experience the world through travel.

"My love of football opened up the world to me," comments Henry. "I followed my passion to every corner of the globe and was lucky enough to spend time in destinations I only dreamed of visiting as a kid. That's the real power of following where your heart leads you. The unusual places I've stayed, the amazing people I've met, the incredible food that I've eaten -- these are all experiences that have changed my life and memories that I'll cherish forever. It's exciting to partner with and to share this message with the world."

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About is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property - from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don't pay booking fees - ever. The website is available in 42 languages, offers over 920,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 432,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 90,000 destinations in 223 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 92M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 11,000 dedicated employees in over 176 offices worldwide, operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages.

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