When it comes to shopping for travel online, how quickly do consumers expect to see search results? And what if the accuracy of those search results came at the cost of speed? For online travel companies in today’s fast moving world, search times of more than a few seconds might mean shoppers open another tab and look elsewhere.
British Airways has launched a New Distribution Capability alongside travel search engine KAYAK. KAYAK is integrating British Airways in its facilitated booking path by using the British Airways developed NDC. This will enable customers to have a better booking experience by directly booking British Airways flights through KAYAK websites.
Travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk has revamped its Airlines pages, providing travellers with more comprehensive insight on flying with airlines worldwide, all in one place. This enhancement includes, along with flight status and airline information, a list showing the frequency of certain flight routes served throughout the week and a section to find and track flights live on a map from one airport to another.
Travel search engine, KAYAK, has launched a new app for the Apple Watch making managing trips as easy as checking the time. Wearers now have a personal trip assistant right on their wrist; giving them quick access to their travel information. With just a swift swipe of the watch face, KAYAK glance view provides instant access to the travel itinerary.
Analysis put together by Kayak.co.uk has shown that half of hotel bookings on its app are booked within 48 hours of the hotel stay, compared to just 15 per cent on a tablet device globally. London is the most searched destination by British travellers on the APP for last minute hotels booking. Change in consumer activity has led Kayak to extend their app to include a tool called ‘Hotel for Tonight’, available on Android app version 8.0 and will be available for iOS in March 2015.
Under 35 year olds severely under-index in airline and hotel app usage but over-index on OTAs, according to the latest Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service,
Kayak.co.uk has unveiled a restyled homepage, which has been designed to provide a more intuitive and user-friendly experience. This is in response to the increasing number of people using tablets and mobile devices to search for flights, hotels, car hire or holiday packages, as highlighted in a recent study which revealed that nearly one sixth of traffic to hotel websites worldwide came from mobile devices.
Priceline.com and KAYAK Software Corporation have announced the successful completion of the acquisition of KAYAK by priceline.com. In accordance with the terms of the transaction as previously announced, Kayak merged with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of priceline.com.
Travel comparison website, Kayak, today announces the launch of its innovative holiday search service, Kayak Holidays. Kayak Holidays combines a comprehensive product portfolio with an intelligent search engine, to provide package deals and separate flight/hotel booking options in one easy-to-use price comparison offering.
Priceline has received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to go forward with its $1.8 billion acquisition of meta-search site Kayak. Priceline is expected to complete the acquisition of the travel search engine by the end of March.
Priceline.com has signed a definitive agreement for the Priceline Group to acquire Kayak in a stock and cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, the transaction values Kayak at $1.8 billion - or $40 per share.
Shares in online meta travel site Kayak have jumped following an initial public offering. Norwalk, Connecticut-based company Kayak saw shares climb to over $30 each, after the launch, at $26 a share, on Friday.