Monday, December 9, 2013

Tip of the Day: SideStep, a Megasearch Engine for Travel Sites, Now Owned by http://www.kayak.com

SideStep. a meta-search engine for travel websites, searches more than 200 travel websites worldwide. 

SideStep was founded in 2000 with the launch of their downloadable application and launched its website in the beginning of 2005. 

In 2006, SideStep acquired TravelPost, a hotel review and user-generated content website. 

After acquiring TravelPost, SideStep started offering user-generated reviews and editorial travel guides through its partnership with Frommer’s and other content providers. 

In December 2007, SideStep was sold to http://www.kayak.com for about $180m.

Thus, SideStep is now included in the mega-search engine, http://www.kayak.com.