Kayak.com has been selected as the top travel site in BusinessWeek’s 2006 “Best of the
Web” competition. In addition, Kayak.com reveals that consumers are now researching
more than 10 million trips each month through its travel search engine.
BusinessWeek’s annual list of “must-bookmark sites” identifies the most useful and
engaging sites on the Web. Winners are selected by a combination of editorial
review and reader votes. The list covers 23 different categories, from travel to
sports. For the past two years, Kayak.com has claimed top honors in its travel
category. This is the seventh major award that Kayak.com has received this year,
and follows similar recognition by Forbes.com, TIME Magazine, the Associated Press,
and US News & World Report.
Just 18 months after its launch, Kayak.com now answers more than 10 million consumer
requests for air, hotel, and rental car information each month. This milestone
comes on the heels of Hitwise’s August report that Kayak.com has doubled its share
of the online travel market in the past six months.
“‘Best of the Web’ identifies the most innovative, exciting sites on the web, and we
are pleased to be counted in this group for the second year in a row. As this award
and our growth demonstrate, consumers love Kayak.com and its wealth of comprehensive
and unbiased travel information.” said Drew Patterson, VP of Marketing, Kayak.com.
“We look forward to making Kayak.com even better in the months to come.”