Skift Q&A: Kayak CEO on Why Metasearch Competitors Can’t Keep Up
For one thing Hafner, who acknowledges that TripAdvisor, Trivago, and Google are formidable competitors, thinks it will be really tough for smaller competitors to break out of the pack and catch up with the larger players.
Earlier this week we released our latest Skift Trends Report, “Travel Metasearch: What’s Coming Next,” which takes an inside look at the hottest sector in travel and how it really works.
In preparing the report, Skift spoke with Kayak CEO Steve Hafner about Kayak’s life within Priceline, and the state of the industry. Parts of the interview are extracted below.
Six months or so after Priceline completed its $1.8 billion acquisition, Kayak CEO Steve Hafner likes the competitive cards he’s been dealt, and it isn’t merely about being part of Priceline, with its nearly $60 billion market cap.