NEW YORK, July 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that KAYAK (Nasdaq:KYAK), a leading travel online search engine, successfully completed its initial public offering on The NASDAQ Stock Market. KAYAK shares began trading today, July 20, 2012, on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "KYAK".
KAYAK is a travel search engine that allows users to research and compare hundreds of global travel sites on one comprehensive, fast and intuitive platform. KAYAK was founded in 2004 by the co-founders of leading online travel agencies, Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity. By offering a unique and improved approach to online travel, customers are able to view a wider range of hotel, flight, rental car or cruise possibilities for an upcoming trip. KAYAK is partnered through advertising with over 4,000 of the travel suppliers and online travel agencies, including the leading providers in each travel sector.
"KAYAK has transformed the way people make informed travel decisions, allowing users to compare hundreds of travel sites at once in one fast and intuitive display," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "KAYAK's sophisticated search engine truly exemplifies the innovative nature of NASDAQ listed companies and we are thrilled to welcome them to our exchange."
Since its foundation, NASDAQ OMX has consistently been the exchange of choice for some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. By listing with NASDAQ, KAYAK joins leading internet and technology companies such as Google, Expedia, TripAdvisor and Home Away.
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