Kayak to include HomeAway listings
If you’re a fan of vacation rentals, here’s some good news: By the end of the year, searches in Kayak, a travel aggregator, will include about 200,000 HomeAway listings. HomeAway listings include apartments, condos, cottages, homes, studios, villas and even yachts. The Kayak partnership means that travelers will be able to compare the cost of hotels side by side with, say, the cost of homes or apartments. HomeAway is aiming to capture at least some of the estimated 65% of travelers who don’t consider a vacation rental when planning their trip. The listings on Kayak will be similar to hotel listings and will send users to the HomeAway website to complete the transaction.