Online travel search engine Kayak said today it is now giving users the option to book hotels directly through its website.
The company will use reservation- booking partners and is launching the feature through the Travelocity Partner Network. Travelocity will process the transactions and provide customer service.
The hotel booking feature is in limited beta and will be fully released on the company's sites and iPhone app in the coming weeks.
“This option adds to the existing selection of booking choices available through Kayak today, including booking directly with hotel providers and through online travel agencies,” the company said in a blog post.
"We're committed to continue offering people choices where to book, but we know some people would prefer to complete their purchases without leaving Kayak."