Hong Kong Tourism and Wego Indonesia team up

February 21, 2017
, by wego admin


Jakarta, 21 February, 2017Wego.co.id and Hong Kong Tourism Board have partnered in a timely promotional campaign targeting Indonesian travelers in response to a rapidly growing interest in the holiday destination.

“Hong Kong continues to grow in popularity as a destination with Indonesian travellers on Wego,” said Craig Hewett, Co-founder of Wego. “We’re extremely excited to join Hong Kong Tourism Board in a number of online and offline marketing activities to entice even more Indonesian travellers to the city, and to continue building the growing fascination with Hong Kong.”

Mr Simon Wong, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Tourism Board, shared, “Indonesia is an important source market for Hong Kong and we are glad to partner Wego to attract more Indonesians to visit and re-visit Hong Kong and discover the best and most authentic experiences Hong Kong has to offer.”

The online co-marketing campaign comprises a series of direct promotional activities of Hong Kong on Wego to engage both young Indonesians and families.

“Wego is specifically tailoring campaign activities to Indonesian interests, including increasing the awareness of the muslim-friendly aspects of Hong Kong, its large variety of halal dining options, family friendly, hipster and heritage locations,” said Hewett.

In addition to direct promotion, following a visit by Wego Indonesia’s content team as guests of Hong Kong Tourism Board, producing a series of first-person editorial features to be published on Wego’s popular blogs – TravelOn (Bahasa Indonesia) and Travel Editor’s Desk (English).

“Wego Indonesia enjoys a respected position within the country’s travel social media community, which incorporates the country’s leading travel bloggers and influencers,” Hewett continued. “We engage with this community on a regular basis both online and offline through popular Wego Hangouts, and will host a dedicated event with invited travel bloggers and writers to share their own Hong Kong favourites, and learn more about the enormous variety of experiences in the destination.”

A co-branded social media contest has been activated to engage with Wego’s over two million followers requesting their recommendations for favourite hipster or family-friendly locations in Hong Kong. Recommendations tagged #DiscoverHongKong will have the opportunity to win one of 10 handmade, special edition bags created at Hong Kong’s New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, in support of holistic mental health, courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board.


For more information:
Anita Duffin
Director of Public Relations, Wego.com
T: +62 8123 7920968
E: [email protected]

Ridha Ichsani
Public Relations Executive, Leo Burnett Indonesia (on behalf of Hong Kong Tourism Board)
T: tel:+62813 8227 1300
E: [email protected].com

About Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is a government-subvented body tasked to market and promote Hong Kong as a travel destination worldwide and to enhance visitors’ experience once they arrive. For more information, please visit DiscoverHongKong.com.

About Wego

Wego.com provides award winning travel search websites and top ranked mobile apps for ​travellers living in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Wego ​harnesses powerful yet simple to use technology ​that ​automates the process of searching and comparing results from hundreds of airline​,​ hotel and online travel agency websites.

Wego presents an unbiased comparison of all travel products and prices ​offered ​in the marketplace ​by ​merchants, both local and global, and enables shoppers to quickly find the best deal and place to book whether from an airline or hotel direct, or ​with a third party aggregator​ website​​.

​Wego was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Singapore with regional operations in Dubai, Bangalore and Jakarta. Investors include Tiger Global Management, Crescent Point Group and SquarePeg Capital. Each month Wego sends flight and hotel booking referrals worth US$1.5B to travel partners.