US-based travel search engine Kayak enters India

Global travel search engine Kayak has marked its entry into the India market. The company provides travel tools to help people search, plan and manage their travel. Kayak helps travellers get the information they need before they book and offers tools and features to assist them throughout their trip. The website and mobile app search hundreds of travel sites at once.

Kayak operates globally with over 40 international sites and in 20 languages, powering 1.5 billion queries annually for travel information and displaying results from of airlines, over 900,000 hotels, along with rental cars, holiday packages, activities and verified reviews.

Imbert Fung, director – Southeast Asia and India, Kayak, said, “India is a rapidly growing travel market and has continued its impressive growth over the past several years. In addition, the Indian online travel market has immense potential, with increasing penetration and acceptance across domestic and international markets. We have exciting plans for Kayak in 2017 and setting up operations here is a fantastic step towards making India one of our core markets. While we have had a presence here for a while and feel we understand the Indian user, we are now greatly enhancing our local presence by setting up country operations with Abhijit Mishra at the helm as the country manager for India.”

In India, Kayak has partnered with local online travel service providers, airlines and hotels. Travellers can continually search and compare prices with ease and avail themselves of services like price alerts, price forecasts and free itinerary management with trips, without having to go to multiple websites.