Kayak Private Sale, the travel metasearch company’s upcoming offering of exclusive hotel, flight and vacation package deals to registered users, is an interesting product name for a company considering an initial public offering, but I digress.
A departure from Kayak’s core metasearch business, Private Sale has raised some eyebrows in Australia and the U.S.
Fellow Tnooz node Tim Hughes, writing for his personal blog, The BOOT – The Business of Online Travel, pointed out that getting into the exclusive deals’ business makes Kayak “a zero percenter no more” in terms of an operational-costs’ advantage. And former Kayaker Drew Patterson notes that offering exclusive deals is not part of Kayak’s traditional DNA.
Read the full story at : http://www.tnooz.com/2010/01/14/news/kayak-private-sale-continues-to-draw-public-questions/