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November 15, 2022 - 1 min read

More than 200,000 new hotel rooms added to KAYAK through partnership with Impala

London, 15 November: KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, and Impala are joining forces to add 200,000 hotel rooms from Impala’s hotel portfolio, available on KAYAK and its brands globally through its direct booking platform*. 

According to KAYAK, hotels remain a popular form of accommodation with about a 17% increase in searches over the summer* compared to 2021. More specifically, Impala found First Class (4 star) properties were a favourite with travellers, and the most requested amenities were gyms, room service and on-site restaurants.

The addition of Impala’s hotel inventory increases the choice for our users with new, differentiated accommodation providers

Rachel Hafner

VP Global Hotels, KAYAK

Rachel Hafner, VP Global Hotels at KAYAK: “Hotels are favoured by many travellers, and the addition of Impala’s hotel inventory increases the choice for our users with new, differentiated accommodation providers. Especially in destinations where demand is outgrowing supply, such as the UK, Italy and the Middle East.”  

Impala’s hotel inventory will be featured across KAYAK and its travel meta search brands SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined, spanning more than 60+ countries and territories. 

Impala’s partners can now get direct bookings through KAYAK, while KAYAK users will have access to First Class and luxury hotel chains, such as Top Hotels International, Como Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, plus a wide range of hotels in all star categories.

We are proud to lead the trend of Open Distribution and are delighted to partner with KAYAK

Ben Stephenson

Co-founder and CEO, Impala

Ben Stephenson, founder & CEO of Impala: “We are proud to lead the trend of Open Distribution and are delighted to partner with KAYAK to enable more hotels to be featured across valuable meta search platforms, which will bring new opportunities and revenue.”

*KAYAK’s direct booking platform, known as Revato, allows properties to get direct bookings from brands like KAYAK, SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Through KAYAK’s direct booking platform, properties can customize the user experience and display their rates directly, alongside major online travel partners, to travellers in 60+ countries. 


KAYAK data methodology:
Based on accommodation searches made on KAYAK and associated sites in EMEA  in the period between 01.04.2022 and 30.09.2022 for travel days between 01.04.2022 and 01.10.2022. They were compared to the searches made in the same period in 2021 with the same travel period.


KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay and rental car. We also support business travellers with KAYAK for Business, our free corporate travel solution, and are transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new hotel and accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.co.uk

About Impala

Impala is driving a new approach to hotel distribution called ‘Open Distribution’ - a new business model that makes it fast and easy for any hotel and room seller in the world to work together without exclusivity.

Enabled by modern API infrastructure, Open Distribution is easy for any travel business to join. Hotels can quickly gain access to new markets, to attract more of the guests that work for their property. Room sellers can access the technology and inventory to create new differentiated travel ideas in minutes. Both sides can work with each other, without anybody getting in the way – with no upfront costs, and easy integration. It’s a simple, transparent model, better for all partners and their revenues.

For media enquiries or to discuss an Impala opportunity, please contact Kate McWilliams or Frances Tuke at impala@wearelotus.co.uk.