Carsharer Getaround and travel search engine Kayak have entered a partnership that integrates Getaround’s contactless offerings with Kayak’s platforms and services, according to a press release. The integration allows Kayak users to search for vehicles through Getaround’s carsharing service. Getaround is the first Kayak carsharing partner to provide an hourly booking model and a fully contactless experience, according to the company.
The Getaround-Kayak integration is now available to travelers visiting Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Tampa, Washington D.C, and many others.
“Getaround is very pleased to enter this new strategic marketing agreement with Kayak to bring a revolutionary, digital, and convenient contactless carsharing experience to Kayak travelers,” said Sy Fahimi, Getaround’s chief operating officer. “Now more than ever, travelers are looking to save money and want convenience. With Getaround, you can instantly book cars or trucks for as little as an hour, which is ideal for short day excursions during longer trips. Beyond that, we offer bookings by the day or week, enabling Getaround to meet the needs of all KAYAK travelers.”
By leading the shift away from the traditional concept of car ownership, Getaround’s mission is to create a world in which fewer cars are on the road, traffic and pollution are lessened, and greenhouse gasses are reduced.
“We are making Kayak’s car and truck search results even more comprehensive with the addition of Getaround,” said Paul Jacobs, general manager and vice president of Kayak North America. “We are continuing to see strong demand for car rentals and peer-to-peer carsharing is a great option for travelers.”
Travelers coordinating their trips through Kayak can now book a car with Getaround by selecting the “View Deal” button, which will automatically redirect them to the Getaround website to complete their car booking. Prices start as low as $5 per hour in many cities.