Wego Signs New Travel Partners

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Addition of Ctrip, Cleartrip, Oberoi Hotels, Hainan Airlines and Air China brings total travel partners available on Wego.com to 116

We are committed to delivering highly qualified and ready-to-buy online travel shoppers to our partners

Asia's fastest growing travel search engine Wego.com has recently added multiple new airline, hotel, online travel agent and tour operator partners, which will further enhance consumer experience in Internet travel shopping.

Leading the new additions are:

  •     Ctrip, a leading Chinese online travel agency
  •     Cleartrip, a leading Indian online travel agency
  •     Air China, the national flag carrier of China
  •     Hainan Airlines, a Chinese domestic airline
  •     Oberoi Hotels, an Indian luxury hotel chain

The addition of these partners brings the total number of travel sites through which Wego users can search and compare prices for air fares, hotel rates and packages to 116.

"We're thrilled to get so many new partners aboard so soon after we launched Wego in May of this year," says Craig Hewett, Wego's Founder and Chief Commercial Officer. "We see the addition of different types of travel sites from all over the region as a sure sign of confidence in Wego and the travel search engine business model."

Also announced were new partnerships with Creative Holidays, a tour operator from Australia, Excite Holidays, an online travel agency from Australia, Aero International, an online travel agency from Hong Kong and Country Holidays and Easyway Travel, tour operators from Singapore.

Since the site re-branded from Bezurk to Wego in May 2008, there has seen significant traffic growth. For 2008 as a whole, monthly traffic has increased by 2½ times. Wego also recently launched http://www.wego.com.au in Australia, the first of many local sites the company will be introducing throughout the Asia Pacific region.

"We are committed to delivering highly qualified and ready-to-buy online travel shoppers to our partners," adds Hewett. "All throughout Asia Pacific, more and more people are now traveling and using Wego to research and book travel. It's these Internet savvy, value-conscious travelers that Wego is designed to serve and deliver to our travel partners."

Content from Excite Holidays, Country Holidays and Easyway Travel can already be found in Wego search results. The rest of the new partners will be integrated in the coming weeks.

About Wego.com

Wego.com (formerly Bezurk.com) allows travelers to search for flights, hotels, travel deals and travel research across 100+ travel websites in the time that it normally takes to search just one. Wego searches travel websites in real-time so that the latest pricing and availability are shown. Travelers are then linked through to partner websites to book. Wego.com was founded in 2005 by former executives from Intercontinental Hotels Group, Yahoo!, Priceline and ZUJI. News Digital Media, the Australian digital arm of News Limited and part of News Corp (NYSE: NWS), is an investor. In 2007, Business 2.0 magazine named Bezurk as one of "31 of the world's hottest international web startups". For more information, please visit http://www.wego.com/about.

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