Users Can Now Create and Share Customized Itineraries Based on Interests and Passion Points
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 5, 2019 — You’ve picked your destination, booked your flights and have your calendar marked. But then comes the most daunting task of all: mapping out your perfect itinerary.
A simple Internet search yields thousands of results, and everyone and their editor has an opinion on the hottest restaurants in-town, coolest bars and must-see attractions. In New York City alone, there are 26K+ restaurants and bars, 600+ hotels and 100s of top attractions.
When there are literally endless options, the best way to find the right ones is a recommendation from someone you know and trust. KAYAK Guides is a new feature that allows users to create and share personalized travel itineraries with friends, family and fellow travelers. With KAYAK Guides, you can:
- Keep track of memorable places and add notes during your trip (to remind you later that that macadamia nut latte was, in fact, worth the detour)
- Create visual, custom travel itineraries and plan your activities using an interactive map
- Share your travel experiences with friends and family when you get home
Guides bring destinations to life through different perspectives. Your Grandpa’s Guide to NYC looks a lot different than your tween sister’s Guide. To launch the new feature, KAYAK rounded up iconic unique perspectives of New York City, its most searched for destination this fall. Introducing…
- Chris Noth’s Guide to Art & Culture in NYC
- Hilaria Baldwin’s Guide to Exploring NYC with Kids
- Betches’ Guide to Manhattan
- Tinder’s Guide to the Best Date Spots in NYC
- Master Distiller Jake Sawabini’s Guide To NYC’s Best Cocktail Neighborhoods
- SubwayCreatures’ Most Interesting Places in the NYC Subway
“We wanted to make personalizing your travel recommendations more visual and interactive, so we built our own solution: KAYAK Guides,” said Vanessa Kafka, KAYAK’s VP of Product. “This is only the beginning for Guides – in the near future, travelers will be able to search within Guides for specific locations, themes and more.”
Visit KAYAK.com, create a user profile and head to “Your Guides” to start building your KAYAK Guide and then share it with your friends and family.
KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With more than two billion queries across our websites and apps a year, we help people find the perfect flight, hotel, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.
Comments from the editor (@gletham)
Curiosity got the best of me and as an avid user of Kayak, I had to give this a try! I started making a local guide to some of my favorite places to eat and drink. Check out this custom guide (still a work in progress) where I share the best places to find craft beer and great food in Victoria, B.C., Canada