Articles tagged “wego”

Asian Metasearch Reimagines a New Future

Asian Metasearch Reimagines a New Future

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The future of travel metasearches in Asia is being tested. Who will be left standing and who will become roadkill?

3 months ago

Can Loyalty Points Transform Travel Metasearch? A Japanese Case Study

Can Loyalty Points Transform Travel Metasearch? A Japanese Case Study

Yixin Ng, Skift

Line Travel Japan’s new rewards initiative is a neat, innovative way to upsell online travel agencies, but it represents a whole lot more. It's a sign of loftier metasearch ambitions to own customers in a fight against common enemies — the lowest-price quandary and the Google behemoth.

3 months ago

Rise in Mobile Bookings in Middle East Creates New Online Travel Competition

Rise in Mobile Bookings in Middle East Creates New Online Travel Competition

Devina Divecha, Skift

Online travel in the Middle East is not an opportunity to be scoffed at, and smaller online travel outfits and travel search engines are flexing their muscles against established portals like Booking.com and TripAdvisor to capture the increasingly digital traveler.

6 months ago

Google Quietly Releases Its Hotel Booking Destination With Potentially Huge Implications

Google Quietly Releases Its Hotel Booking Destination With Potentially Huge Implications

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Within months, Google has rolled out new features in flights and hotels that, we dare say, make it a convenient one-stop shop to book travel sans encumbrances. Given its dominance in search, hotels and online travel agencies are on another planet if they are not feeling wary.

11 months ago

Travel Search Engine Wego Labored in Asia but Found Its Footing in the Gulf States

Travel Search Engine Wego Labored in Asia but Found Its Footing in the Gulf States

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Wego got its start in 2005. But it only found a path to scaling up recently when it shifted its focus from Asia to the Gulf States.

2 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

6 years ago

Wego raises $17 million with plans to commoditize users’ search data

A pivotal point of Wego’s rapid expansion will be its move into B2B data sharing on customers’ searches, increasing its revenues to help grow its global presence.

7 years ago