Monday, January 22, 2007

Kayak.com

One of my favorite things to do online is make travel reservations. I haven't had the grand opportunity to do it very often but when I do get the rare chance, I can't wait to hit the keys. I'll even make reservations for other people.....just ask me! There's something very fascinating and magical to me about making reservations online....online, I say! No talking to a machine, no being put on hold, no talking to a thick accent.....just me, the screen and the printer.
The technological geek in me squeals every time!

Well, check this out. There's a new travel website in town and its name is
Kayak.com

From their website:

What we are not.

Kayak.com is not a travel agency. With a travel agency, you pay a fee to get an airline reservation, a hotel room or a rental car. There are no fees with Kayak.com. We do not sell airline tickets or hotel rooms or rental car reservations. Instead, we direct you to other travel sites where you can make these purchases directly. Our way of helping you plan your travel gives you a more comprehensive list of your travel options. Really fast. And with no biases or hidden agenda. In short, you are in control of your travel choices. Since we search hundreds of travel websites (including travel agency sites), you now have to search only one: Kayak.com.

What we are.

Kayak.com is an excellent example (some would say the poster child) for Web 2.0. We are considered a meta-search engine and that means our website searches hundreds of other websites in real time for the best travel deals available. Kayak.com lets you look at a full range of airlines, hotels and car rental agencies quickly and efficiently based on the exact criteria you select. We have put a lot of thought into the design of our website, and it has won accolades from consumers and the press alike (2006 Forbes Best of the Web for example) because of its simple, straightforward design and ease of use. Building a better travel search product is what we are about here at Kayak.com.

Looks and sounds very promising!

Cheap Airfare, Hotel Reservations, Car Rentals - Kayak.com

1 comment:

dan said...

Take also a look to Trabber, a nice site to find the best air fares. Here is the address: www.trabber.com