FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Pisano Paulo 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Booking Holdings Inc. [BKNG]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC., 800 CONNECTICUT AVENUE
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Human Resources Officer /
(Street)
NORWALK, CT 06854      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock (1) 1503  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)   (2) 5/12/2030  Common Stock  2127  $1411  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Includes grants of restricted stock units. Subject to continued service, 620 shares will vest on March 4, 2022 and 295 shares will vest on March 4, 2023, or earlier under certain circumstances described in the restricted stock unit agreements. Also includes the target number of shares awarded pursuant to a grant of performance share units. The exact number of shares to be earned pursuant to this grant of performance share units by Mr. Pisano, which could range from one to two times the target grant amount, will depend upon, among other things, Booking Holdings Inc.'s financial performance. The earned shares pursuant to the grant of performance share units will be issued, subject to continued employment, on or about March 4, 2024, or earlier, under certain circumstances described in the performance share unit agreement.
(2)  The option will fully vest on March 4, 2023.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Pisano Paulo
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC.
800 CONNECTICUT AVENUE
NORWALK, CT 06854


Chief Human Resources Officer

Signatures
/s/ Paulo Pisano 8/10/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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