- Acquired by priceline.com on November 8, 2012
- IPO / Stock
- Went Public on Jul 20, 2012 / NASDAQ:KYAK
- Stamford, CT
- KAYAK is a travel search engine, indexing hundreds of global travel sites to help users find the right flight, hotel, rental car, or more.
- Steve Hafner, Paul English, Terrell Jones
- Search Engine, Travel, Leisure
KAYAK is a travel search engine, indexing hundreds of global travel sites to help users find the right flight, hotel, rental car, or cruise line. It searches the other travel sites, from online travel agencies to airlines, hotel, and rental car websites and shows its users all the information they need to make travel decisions.
KAYAK maintains advertising agreements with over 4,000 travel suppliers and online travel agencies, including nearly every airline globally, most global hotel and car rental operators, and the online travel agencies, including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Priceline. The company also has several affiliate marketing partnerships. It provides white-label products within other branded websites, including America Online, Comcast, USA Today, Roadrunner, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Pricerunner, and About.com. KAYAK is available in over 30 countries and 18 languages. Each year it processes over one billion queries for travel information, and its free mobile app has been downloaded over 40 million times.
KAYAK was founded in 2004 by co-founders of the online travel agencies, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia. The company co-founders include Steve Hafner, a co-founder of Orbitz; Paul Englis, a former VP of technology at Intuit; Terrell Jones, founder of Travelocity; and Greg Slyngstad, founder of Expedia. It is headquartered in Norwalk, C.T. and has an R&D center in Concord, M.A.
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