Kayak.com late deals s-oar with LateRooms.com

October 31, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
[Wednesday, 31st October, 2007] Kayak.com users have access to real-time rates and availability from LateRooms.com inventory of over 15,000 hotels. Through the partnership, LateRooms’ (http://www.laterooms.com) last minute rates will be displayed alongside those from more than 404 travel sites. Once the traveller selects an option, Kayak sends that user directly to the website to make their purchase.

The deal gives Kayak customers access to dynamic, discounted deals at properties ranging from B&Bs to five star luxury hotels. LateRooms' European selection of hotels includes top destinations like London, Rome, Paris and Barcelona. In particular LateRooms offers a wide range of independent hotels on the same platform as major hotel chains, which will provide Kayak bookers with an even greater choice of accommodation.

The distribution deal includes all four Kayak sites in the US, UK, Germany and France and opens new markets for LateRooms, which is continuing to build its partnership network across the leisure, transport and media markets.

“LateRooms’ rates enable customers to get the best value deals right up to the last minute for hotels across the entire spectrum,” said Annie Wilson, Director of Business Development, Kayak Europe. “The range of choice, from independents to major chains, provides customers with a huge amount of choice, at excellent prices.”

“Kayak’s comprehensive user interface makes it easy to book the best value flights, hotels and car hire all on one site,” said Duncan Barraclough, partnerships manager, LateRooms.com. “Displaying our rates alongside the best travel options will give customers the most comprehensive results possible in terms of where to stay and at what price, without the worry of booking early to get the cheapest deals.”

About LateRooms (www.laterooms.com)
LateRooms is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering value savings and late availability deals in over 15,000 properties worldwide, ranging from Bed and Breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. LateRooms specialises in last minute bookings but guests can book up to twelve months in advance.

LateRooms is the first online site to use Visit Britain’s official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.

To view LateRooms’ press pages, please see http://press.laterooms.com/

About Kayak
Kayak.co.uk provides the industry’s most powerful flight, hotel and care hire search in addition to Kayak Buzz. Already one of the UK’s most popular travel sites, Kayak.co.uk was named #26 on the Observer’s “50 Essential Travel Websites” shortly after launching in February 2007. Air search is currently in Beta testing in France and Germany.

Kayak.com, the world’s largest travel search engine, displays results from 404 travel sites, providing prices and itineraries for hundreds of airlines, more than 158,000 hotels, all leading rental car companies and 17 cruise lines. Kayak.com has been named “Best of the Web” by US News & World Report, BusinessWeek and Forbes.com; “50 Coolest Websites” by TIME Magazine; “Best Travel Search Engine” by the Associated Press; and “Best Search Aid” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Launched in 2005 by co-founders of Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, Kayak.com’s investors include General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, America Online, Inc and London-based Accel Partners. For more information, visit www.kayak.com or www.kayak.co.uk.