Travel search engine Kayak.com has announced the beta launch of its French site Kayak.fr. (6/29/2007)
Kayak says it is the first website to bring airfare history technology to France, where at least 10 million French people organise their trips on the Internet. Kayak’s flight search provides real-time prices and itineraries from more than 140 travel websites.
Search for “hotels” and “car hire” will be available before the end of 2007.
“The French market has previously suffered from biased results, service fees tacked on by online travel agencies and the primitive functionalities of current travel search engines,” said Steve Hafner, Kayak Co-founder and CEO.
“Kayak’s launch in France will simplify the booking process by providing a comprehensive search function and the tools needed to narrow in on the best itinerary and price. Unlike other travel sites, Kayak.fr offers the user a choice of where to book- directly with the supplier or through an online travel agency—then sends users directly to the site to purchase,” added Hafner.