of today (3/10/2011), KAYAK is providing flight search results in the U.S. from multiple
cities, airports and airlines, giving customers access to a larger set of
flight itineraries as they work to plan and book travel on Bing.
Since the launch of Bing, our goal has been to create a new and different search experience focused on helping you make faster, more informed decisions. We set out to do this by delivering great results, organizing the results in more visual and useful way and simplifying key tasks across all the things customers are doing in search, including shopping, health, local and travel.
Along the way, we’ve teamed up with some great vertical search partners to help us bring new, unique and interesting features to our users including Facebook, Twitter, Wolfram Alpha, just to name a few.
Today, we’re excited to welcome a new technology partner, KAYAK. Teaming up with KAYAK, a leading innovator in travel search, allows us to provide a more comprehensive travel search experience. In the coming weeks KAYAK will provide flight search results in the U.S. from multiple cities, airports and airlines, giving customers access to a larger set of flight itineraries as they work to plan and book travel on Bing.
For Bing, this means we can focus our development resources on delivering even more unique and valuable features for customers. In essence, this lets us do more for our customers as we continue to invest in next-generation travel experiences.
So what does this mean for customers? It means Bing Travel is getting more powerful and comprehensive when it comes to helping customers plan and book travel. When combined with Bing’s own tools and technologies such as Price Predictor, rate indicator, flexible search tools and Flight Answers, we are really doubling down on giving customers the tools to make faster, more informed travel decisions. Travelers, rejoice!
Keep on searching and safe travels!
Krista Pappas, Global Travel Industry Director, Bing
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