Kiwi.com powers KAYAK with the Nomad feature
KAYAK is launching “Trip Builder” that finds the cheapest routes between cities
PRAGUE, 21 January 2019 – Kiwi.com started a cooperation with the world’s leading travel search engine, KAYAK, that is testing a new product feature to make the planning of the next multi-city trip even more effortless. “Trip Builder” uses Kiwi.com’s Nomad feature algorithm and is designed for anyone traveling to more than one destination.
The new feature calculates the cheapest routes between multiple cities for the most significant savings. Now, travelers considering a trip from New York to London, with stops in Dublin, Rome, and Paris can easily price out the most cost-effective way to get from one city to the next, in a simple search powered by Nomad.
The idea of Nomad was born after Kiwi.com introduced the option of MultiCity travel on its website – a tool that helps you visit multiple destinations. The innovative company didn’t want to stop there and decided to go further, removing the hassle of checking different combinations, comparing destinations, dates, prices and finding the best and cheapest route.
This is done in seconds by Nomad. All you have to do is enter your dream destinations and the duration you want to spend in each of them, and let Nomad shuffle the possible combinations and provide you with the best one.
Nomad generates the cheapest and most convenient combinations of destinations
Zdenek Komenda, CBDO at Kiwi.com, said: “KAYAK is constantly looking to help travelers find the perfect flight by offering the best products for the best value. We are happy that we were able to provide this feature to match the growing demand from travelers.”
“Building a travel itinerary that involves more than one destination can be challenging, time-consuming and costly,” shared Giorgos Zacharia, CTO at KAYAK.
“To help travelers visiting more than one city find the perfect route, KAYAK introduced multi-city search options back in 2005. Now, with the introduction of “Trip Builder,” we will not only show you the perfect route but also the cheapest, so you can see more of the world for less.”
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KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With more than 6 billion queries across our platforms each year, we help people find their perfect flight, hotel, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.
Founded by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi in 2012, Kiwi.com is an online search engine allowing users to combine transportation from non-cooperating carriers. It is powered by its proprietary algorithm (Virtual Interlining) that allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from over 750 carriers, accompanied by industry-leading Kiwi.com Guarantee. Today, the company sees more than 100 million searches every day and employs over 2,600 people worldwide. Kiwi.com ranked seventh in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list, becoming the highest-ever rated Czech company. Following the previous success, Kiwi.com ranked fifth in the very same program in 2018. In November 2019, the company announced a change in its vision of becoming the first Virtual Global Supercarrier and won the People’s Choice Award at Phocuswright Conference in Miami.