Kayak, Powered By Priceline, To Launch In 8 Additional Countries
Kayak launched sites in Australia and theNetherlands, and plans to debut in six additional countries in the next couple of weeks, with many of the sites being hotel-only, at least in the beginning.
The six additional countries on the launch agenda are Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, and Belgium.
Priceline, which acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion in May, clearly energized the pace of Kayak’s site launches.
“International growth has long been a strategic objective for Kayak and one of the most significant synergies provided by joining The Priceline Group,” said Kayak CEO Steve Hafner. “It took our team four years to reach our first eight markets. We’re now equipped to move much faster and plan to continue expanding in 2014.”