Type of site
|Available in||English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian and Chinese|
|Key people||Pia Vemmelund, former CEO|
Tore Pein Jensen, CMO
Momondo (stylised momondo) is a travel fare aggregator and travel fare metasearch engine. Momondo also operates a travel information blog, Inspiration. The website is a white-label of the Kayak.com subsidiary of Booking Holdings.
Momondo was developed in Denmark and launched in September 2006.
In March 2011, Cheapflights Media, operator of Cheapflights, a rival online travel agency, acquired momondo.
In January 2014, Momondo launched "momondo places", a free city guide with maps.
In July 2014, Momondo launched its "Trip Finder" tool.
In October 2014, Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, invested £80m for a majority stake in the Momondo Group, the company that owned the Cheapflights and momondo brands, valuing it at £132 million.
In June 2015, momondo launched its "Travel Saver Calendar" tool.
In November 2016, Ryanair extended its conflict with screenscraping websites such as Opodo, CheapOair to momondo.
In July 2017, the Momondo Group, owner of the momondo and Cheapflights brands, was acquired by Booking Holdings for $550 million.
In 2016, Momondo launched an ad campaign called "The DNA Journey" in partnership with Ancestry.com. Momondo invited 67 participants from around the world to take a DNA test to find out more about their ancestry. The results were revealed on camera in a group setting, with the video uploaded to YouTube.
In 2010, Travel + Leisure named momondo the best travel website for finding bargain fares.
Momondo was ranked first in Frommer’s list of "The 10 Best Airfare Search Sites".
Momondo received the Best Meta Search Website award in both 2014 and 2015 at the Travolution Awards.