KAYAK teams up with Rent the Runway to launch a wedding travel hack guide, timed for the biggest wedding season in nearly 40 years

With 45% of Gen Z and Millennials traveling for weddings this year, KAYAK is partnering with
Rent the track to help couples and guests save time and money while celebrating in style

STAMFORD, Conn., June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After years of postponed celebrations, wedding season has finally arrived and to help couples and their guests with their honeymoon plans, KAYAKthe world’s leading travel search engine, launches its very first Travel Hacker Guide: Wedding Edition. With tips for booking a trip, where to honeymoon, what to wear and more, the guide offers a variety of tools and tips for making the most of travel budgets.

According to a recent survey by KAYAK and Rent the track, nearly half of Gen Z (18+) and Millennials (45%) in the United States say they plan to travel out of town to attend one or more weddings this year. The same survey also found that 40% of American adults have either declined a wedding invitation or considered declining a wedding invitation due to cost.

Travel Hacker Guide: Wedding Edition was designed to help customers confidently plan a wedding-related trip and get the best deal, highlighting KAYAK tools, such as Price Predictor, Fare Freeze and Price Alerts,” said Matt Clark, Vice President of NA Marketing at KAYAK. “KAYAK’s survey found that 39% of American adults think choosing a honeymoon destination is difficult, the guide includes data-driven insights for the More romantic spa hotels, Top trendand Affordable Honeymoon Destinations.”

Additionally, KAYAK partners with Rent the Runway, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet, to help brides and wedding guests dress for the occasion. New Rent the Runway users can get 25% off their first unique rental using an exclusive traveler code KAYAK and can score style inspiration with shortlists related to each destination in the guide.

“We’re all ready to party again, but while we’re simultaneously faced with price hikes across the board, Rent the Runway offers an undeniably smarter, more affordable, more convenient and more fun way to dress up,” said Jennifer HymanCEO & Co-Founder of Rent the Runway “Whether you’re traveling the world, reuniting with loved ones, or planning your own celebration this summer, we’re proud to partner with KAYAK to bring the greatest designer closet shared in the world to even more women during this unique moment.”

The main highlights of the guide include:

FOR THOSE WHO TIE THE KNOT

1. Most Affordable Honeymoon Destinations: For newlyweds on a budget, consider heading to Orlando, FloridaKAYAK’s most affordable honeymoon destination in North America, where median flight prices are lower $400. Other popular affordable destinations include Las Vegas, Nevada and Denver, Colorado. For those looking to travel abroad, Bogotá, Colombia is KAYAK’s most affordable international honeymoon destination.
2. Most popular Minimoon destinations: Check Ocho Rios, JamaicaKAYAK’s top trending Minimoon destination, which saw a 167% increase in search share over 2021.
3. Romantic spa hotels: Relax and unwind after the big day at one of KAYAK’s 10 most romantic spa hotels in destinations like Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. LUCIA and Cancun, Mexico.
4. Top Trending Destinations for Adults Only Vacations: Vancouver, BC topped KAYAK’s list of trending adults-only destinations, with a huge increase in search share compared to 2021.
5. Styles selected by Rent the Runway: Check out Rent the Runway’s curated looks for each of the destination lists so you can celebrate in style. You can also check out the Style Director of Rent The Runway Blaire Walsh for expert fashion advice on what to wear.

FOR WEDDING GUESTS

6. Cost-effective tools for customers: Wedding season can get expensive – that’s why KAYAK has rounded up some money-saving tools to celebrate with the happy couple for less.

    • Save with Price Alerts: Sometimes finding the best deal for wedding accommodation is all about timing. Price alerts track flight and hotel prices so you know when the price drops and the right time to book.
    • Suspend prices with Price Freeze: Not ready to commit to flights yet? You can still get that deal – just Price freeze. Travelers can “freeze” an entire set of flight search results for up to 14 days for a nominal fee. Now, travelers can get a great price while having a little more time to finalize their plans.
    • Search with flexible filters: Find flights, hotels and rental cars that won’t charge you if your plans change by using KAYAK’s flexible options filter during your search. Look for “No change fees” on flights or “Free cancellation” on vacations and rental cars.

About KAYAK
KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, vacation, rental car, cruise, vacation package. We’re also supporting business travelers with KAYAK for Business, our free corporate travel solution, and transforming the travel experience with our app and new hotel and lodging software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.

About Rent the Track
Founded in 2009, Rent the Runway is disrupting the trillion-dollar fashion industry and changing the way women dress with Closet in the Cloud, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet. RTR’s mission has remained the same since its inception: to make women feel better every day. Through RTR, customers can subscribe, rent a la carte items and resell in-store from over 800 designer brands. The Closet in the Cloud offers a wide assortment of millions of items for every occasion, from eveningwear and accessories to ready-to-wear, workwear, denim, casual, maternity, outerwear, blouses, knitwear , loungewear, jewelry, handbags, sportswear. , ski wear, homeware and children’s wear. RTR has built a two-sided discovery engine, which connects deeply engaged customers and differentiated brand partners on a powerful platform built around its brand, data, logistics and technology. Deputy CEO and Co-Founder by Jennifer Hyman leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list four times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100 : World’s Most Influential People” and as one of People Magazine’s “Women Changing the World”.

YouGov Methodology
This survey was conducted using an online interview administered to members of the YouGov Plc panel of people who agreed to take part in the surveys. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. The total sample size was 1205 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between June 6 and 7, 2022. The survey was conducted online. Figures have been weighted and are representative of all US adults (ages 18+).

Travel Hacker Guide: Wedding Edition Methodology:

  • Minimoon methodology at the bottom of the page HERE.
  • Most Affordable Honeymoon Methodology Below HERE.
  • Methodology of romantic spa hotels at the bottom of the page HERE.
  • Methodology of stays reserved for adults at the bottom of the page HERE.

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