KAYAK unveils its new suite of AI-powered tools

KAYAK unveils its new suite of AI-powered tools

It includes ChatGPT-powered responses and a price check tool

Top travel search engine KAYAK has launched a whole new raft of AI products to help make travel planning decisions faster, easier and more intuitive. 

The new suite of tools are the result of "extensive" training of its ChatGPT’s AI model on KAYAK’s proprietary database of billions of consumer travel queries. 

The KAYAK PriceCheck, a new price comparison tool which is awaiting patent, will allow any user of the KAYAK app to upload a screenshot of a flight itinerary from any site, and KAYAK will check hundreds of sites to verify they’re getting a great price.

“With today’s launch of KAYAK PriceCheck, we’re the only leading metasearch brand letting users compare prices using only a screenshot,” said Matthias Keller, chief scientist & SVP of technology of KAYAK. 

At the same time the firm has launched Ask KAYAK, its latest AI-driven innovation that lets travellers use simple text entries to search and refine their results. 

You can ask it where to go with your family for the Easter holidays that’s less than 3 hours from London and will cost less than £100 per person, to get family-friendly destinations a short-distance away within budget.

Travellers will also see a chat box in the results page where they can input their specific hotel, car or flight requirements. 

Ask KAYAK will start to be rolled out today and will soon be available to all users in the UK, US and Canada, with more markets to follow.

“We’re diving deeper into solving complex travel issues more quickly and simply with the launch of Ask KAYAK,” added Keller. "The addition of free form search to apply filters makes it easy for travellers to get personalised results for their next trip."

The search engine will also introduce Provider Quality Scores for OTAs, functionality to compare ticket inclusion options, a new simplified iterinary view for KAYAK Trips as well as well replacing passwords with passkeys instead.