Booking Holdings has entered into an agreement to purchase HotelsCombined, a lodging metasearch site. The deal, which is expected to close later this year, will see HotelsCombined becoming part of the Kayak metasearch brand. Based in Sydney, Australia, HotelsCombined was founded in 2005 and has a strong presence in the Asia/Pacific region with affiliates worldwide. Glen Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, said HotelsCombined “has built a strong brand with loyal consumers” across the Asia/Pacific, adding that “we believe the team will be a great addition to Kayak to further expand our worldwide metasearch strategy.” Hichame Assi, CEO of HotelsCombined, said that operating under the Kayak umbrella “will strengthen our proposition to both customers and partners with greater scale, product breadth and innovation.”