Booking.com is Booking Holdings’ favored child, but with the addition of Hotels Combined, it is apparent that the parent company still sees plenty of opportunity for its Kayak unit in meta search worldwide.
Buying UK-headquartered Momondo Group in 2017 for $550 million wasn’t enough for Booking Holdings as it announced Monday that it is acquiring Sydney, Australia-based Hotels Combined.
Like Momondo, Hotels Combined will become part of Booking Holdings’ Kayak unit, expanding the meta search unit’s presence in Asia Pacific.
Kayak has 22 people working out of a Hong Kong office but they are mostly focused on flight meta search. The Hotels Combined deal strengthens Kayak in hotels and in Asia Pacific.