March 28, 2006
Dublin, Ireland, 28 March 2006 - Kayak.com has increased their product range this week to include more than 10,000 hostels and B&B's featured on Hostelworld.com. The addition of this unique product range will appeal to budget travellers, backpackers and adventure travellers alike.
Hostelworld.com Managing Director, Niamh Ni Mhir commented "We are delighted to have our product featured on Kayak.com. Like Kayak.com we are an innovative online travel company striving to offer the customer a better online user experience. Our unique product will offer the Kayak.com customer greater choice and lower prices than traditional hotels."
The addition of Hostelworld.com product will bring the total number of properties searchable on Kayak.com to 113,000, complementing Kayak.com's commitment to list "Every Hotel on Earth" as outlined by CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Hafner, in October 2005.
Hostelworld.com is the online reservations provider to the Budget Independent & Youth Travel market featuring properties in 160 countries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company is fully owned by Irish based Web Reservations International, and is the market leader in this sector. The backpackers' favourite, Hostelworld.com, makes strong use of user generated content featuring more than half a million customer reviews in addition to travel diaries, stories and sample itineraries.
Hostelworld.com is fully owned by Web Reservations International Ltd. Web Reservations International (WRI) is a leading Internet travel retailer and distributor, based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1999, it is the biggest global provider of confirmed online reservations for the budget accommodation sector.
Created by co-founders of Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, Kayak.com is a comparison-shopping Web site that helps consumers make informed decisions in their travel planning. The site, which was launched on February 7, 2005, offers a comprehensive search engine that scours over 100 travel sites, providing prices and itineraries for hundreds of airlines, more than 103,000 hotels and all leading rental car companies. Kayak.com is the first to integrate consumer and professional reviews and other relevant travel information with real-time prices and availability. Kayak.com's investors include Sequoia Capital, America Online, Inc. and General Catalyst Partners. For more information, please visit www.kayak.com.