KAYAK | OpenTable helps travellers around the globe experience the world through travel and dining. Its Technology Center in Kaunas is an important part of this global mission. KAYAK is the world’s leading travel search engine – searching other sites to help travellers find flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion diners per year, and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues to attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize their revenues. KAYAK | OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, Inc., and KAYAK operates a portfolio of travel brands including SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Together, these process billions of consumer queries annually. KAYAK | OpenTable operates sites in more than 60 countries and territories.
KAYAK’s story in Lithuania began back in 2010, when KAYAK recognized the potential of a metasearch engine company, SWOODOO AG. KAYAK acquired the company, along with its talented team of 40 engineers, who then worked for several years as technology partners with KAYAK, until becoming employed by KAYAK Lithuania. The team has been operating out of the KAYAK Technology Center in Kaunas since 2018, working on both user-facing features and back-end services, as well as data science. The team comprises a number of different roles, and fosters an environment that thrives on diversity.
KAYAK also makes an important contribution to developing talent in Lithuania. The company has a strong commitment not only to create internships, but also to share experiences and knowledge by organizing events such as We Can Code, KAYAK Academy, and various workshops at different Lithuanian schools.