Why is Booking.com asking me to complete a Know Your Partner (KYP) form?
We’re asking you to give us certain details to comply with various legal and regulatory requirements.
This verification process is the same for all affiliate partners, even if you only occasionally generate reservations through your affiliate account..
How does Booking.com use this info?
Using secure channels, we pass your info to a third-party provider who helps us validate it against various data sources. This interaction between Booking.com and the third party is fully compliant with privacy regulations.
Here’s an explanation of the terms in the form:
An entity that is formed and administered following corporate law, which engages in business activities, charitable work or other permitted activities. Business entities are usually formed to sell a product or a service, e.g. corporations, partnerships, trusts, and NGOs.
A natural person (i.e. someone who has their own legal identity) who is an individual human being and not formed or administered following corporate law.
"Legal name of property"
The official name of the property as used on official registration documents.
"Ultimate legal owner of the property"
The ultimate legal owner is the individual who ultimately owns the property. If an individual person owns the property legally, they are the ultimate legal owner. If a company owns the property, the person who owns this company is the ultimate owner. The ultimate owner is the person who is ultimately at the top of the ownership structure.
"Full name of owner/Full name of owner of management company"
The ultimate beneficial owner. If a company owns the property/management company, we need the full legal name of the company.
If the property/management company is owned by an individual, then we'll need the full legal name of that individual.
Some companies operate under a name that differs from the registered, legal name of the business. This could be a trade name, trading name or business name.
"Type of manager – business manager"
A person (or people) responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. This can include managing employees and planning, marketing, coordinating and administering services, including catering and accommodation facilities.
"Type of manager – management company"
A management company manages the daily operations of a business, either for an incentive fee, a base fee or a cut of the gross revenue. They typically function as third-party operators, providing day-to-day management services as well as support in accounting, sales and marketing, food and beverage, human resources, auditing, revenue management, etc.
"Government officials/Government agencies"
This includes individuals like a Head of State, an elected member of government, or a senior employee of a government or legislative body, as well as departments, agencies or legislative bodies established by governments.
Where an entity is wholly owned or controlled (i.e. through more than 50% ownership) by a government body or government official.
If an affiliate partnre is owned by multiple people or companies, we require the legal name of the company or individual whose ownership is more than 20%.