Kayak to sponsor free TfL travel on New Year's Eve

Kayak, the travel search engine, will sponsor free New Year's Eve services on Transport for London this year.

Kayak: sponsors TfL on New Year's Eve
Kayak: sponsors TfL on New Year's Eve

TfL will also run a joint advertising campaign with Kayak to promote free travel on 31 December. The scheme has been running since 2001.

The ads will feature the company’s sheep logo.

Last year TfL failed to find a sponsor to replace Diageo, which had aligned itself with free travel on New Year’s Eve since 2011 as part of its responsible drinking drive.

TfL runs an extended service on New Year’s Eve, with free travel on tubes, buses, the Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink from 11.45pm until 4.30am as well as free travel on the London Overground from 11.45pm until the last trains.

Kayak sponsors TfL on New Year's Eve

In July Kayak appointed Blue 449 to handle its UK media planning and buying account, following a pitch that also involved the7stars. 

Kayak is owned by The Priceline Group and allows users to compare prices of hotels, flights and cars from the same portal. Most travel comparison sites do not offer all three types of holiday service.