(PRWEB) May 20, 2010
Yahoo! users in Indonesia and the Philippines now have the opportunity to search both local and global travel content from over one hundred travel websites which compare real-time prices and availability from airlines, online travel agencies and hotel chains.
The two new sites are part of Yahoo’s broader travel network that already includes Singapore and Malaysia. The partnership represents an ongoing commitment to deliver relevant content to consumers in Southeast Asia.
Graham Hills, Product Marketing Manager, Yahoo! Travel says: “The online travel markets across the region are experiencing enormous growth, driven in part by the launch of multiple Asian low cost airlines which are making travel more affordable and easy to book online. Yahoo! Travel is perfectly positioned to help Indonesian and Filipino travelers find great deals using Wego Travel Search.”
Wego allows online travel shoppers to search for flights, hotels and package deals across more than one hundred travel sites in the time that it takes to search for one. That means Wego can find the best product to buy and connect users to the best place to buy it in real time, within seconds.
Martin Symes, Wego’s Chief Executive Officer stated “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Yahoo! into these two exciting, high growth countries. The early results from the newly launched travel channels show there is huge demand for a cutting edge, online travel price comparison service. This is a great opportunity for Wego’s travel supplier partners to get their product in front of a new generation of online travelers.”
Wego.com allows travellers to search for flights, hotels, packages, 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 , is an investor.
Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://pressroom.yahoo.com or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (http://yodel.yahoo.com).
For media queries about this story, please contact: Craig Hewett at Wego.com, +65 9762 9287