Translations.com Software Chosen by Worlds Largest Travel Search Site: Kayak.com Implements GlobalL
NEW YORK, New York -- Translations.com today announced that its flagship Globalization Management System (GMS) product, GlobalLink Content Director, has been deployed by Kayak, the world's largest travel search site, to assist as the company expands into international markets.
Kayak required a solution to launch French and German versions of the website without having to dedicate additional internal IT resources and project management staff to the effort. The integrated translation workflow, server-based translation memory, and specialized content adaptors in Translations.com's GlobalLink Content Director fit all of Kayak's stringent business requirements.
Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak, said, "We performed a very thorough review of the translation industry and determined that Translations.com was our ideal partner. The GlobalLink GMS software suite was the perfect fit to help us automate the management of our translation process. Additionally, Translations.com's leadership position in the travel industry, attention to detail in the early stages of scoping the initiative, and their ability to fit the localization process around our existing workflows, were key factors in our decision."
Phil Shawe, President and CEO of Translations.com, stated, "Kayak is one of the most cutting-edge users of technology in the travel industry. We are excited to count Kayak among our clients, and look forward to helping the company achieve their international goals and objectives."
Kayak, the world's largest travel search engine, displays results from 404 travel sites, providing prices and itineraries for hundreds of airlines, more than 155,000 hotels, all leading rental car companies and 17 cruise lines. Kayak.com has been named "Best of the Web" by US News & World Report, BusinessWeek and Forbes.com; "50 Coolest Websites" by TIME Magazine; "Best Travel Search Engine" by the Associated Press; and "Best Search Aid" by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Launched in 2005 by co-founders of Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, Kayak's investors include General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, America Online, Inc and London-based Accel Partners. Kayak.co.uk launched in February 2007 with sites in France and Germany scheduled to launch spring 2007. For more information, visit www.Kayak.com
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. For more information, please visit the company on the web at www.translations.com or email [email protected].