Kayak focuses on Europe, strengthen relationship with Amadeus
02/23/2007|3:40:00 PM|Eyefortravel
Kayak.com has chosen Amadeus for technology backing as the travel search company officially launched Kayak.co.uk. (2/20/2007)

With this development, the two companies strengthened their ties as Amadeus’ recently launched Meta Pricer solution is also going to be used for Kayak sites, to be introduced in France and Germany in the second quarter of 2007. Kayak is the first travel search company to use Amadeus Meta Pricer, a new low-fare search engine designed to help travel search companies to search the content of their airline partners. The solution conducts the search within the Amadeus distribution system, which minimises the cost to airlines of responding to travel search requests.

The travel search company planned to introduce Kayak.co.uk with Kayak Forums, Kayak Buzz and airfare history tools.

Steve Hafner, co-founder and chief executive officer, Kayak said: “Amadeus’ low-fare search solution is an important foundation for our entry into the European market because it provides us with a cost-effective proposition for airlines so we can build long-lasting partnerships with our providers and offer the best range of content and fast, accurate search results to our consumers.”

According to comScore Media Metrix, Kayak.co.uk’s beta site was the largest travel search site in the UK with over two million visits since the site went live in December and a thriving online community sharing their travel experiences.