Mobile confession from the new Priceline family member [VIDEO]
There are the inevitable questions about what Priceline saw in Kayak to pay that much and why the founders decided to sell – good timing, good value, good for investors, liking Priceline as a company and being able to continue to run the company ‘independently’.
Then comes a gem, almost two minutes in – a confession from Kayak’s Paul English on how he misjudged the mobile market when the company first entered the space.
What he thought would just be same-day hotel and flights searches has actually transpired to be a big traffic driver for Kayak with consumers ‘using mobile as their computer’ and booking travel a month and two months in advance.
Linda Fox is deputy editor for Tnooz. For the past eight years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.
In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.
Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.