Up to a quarter of the staff are fired from the Booking.com travel site. It is not yet clear exactly how many people have to leave, at which offices the redundancies fall and what jobs are being cut. That confirms a spokesman Tuesday after news from NRC .

The originally Dutch company employs a total of more than 17,000 people. Of these, 5,500 work at the head office in Amsterdam. In the coming weeks, the details of the dismissal round should be further clarified.

According to NRC , CEO Glenn Fogel told his staff on Tuesday morning in a video message that the company is suffering from the corona crisis. "In my heart, I hoped this wouldn't happen. However, nothing can mitigate the impact this crisis has had and will continue to have for both the travel industry and our company," he said.

In the first three months of this year, the number of bookings decreased by 40 percent as a result of the corona crisis. As a result, sales fell 19 percent and the company suffered a loss of $ 699 million (about $ 592 million). The figures for the past quarter are not yet known.