SYDNEY February 20th, 2013 – Melbourne Airport has appointed Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, to power a comprehensive flight and hotel search module for the millions of visitors to its travel portal, www.melbourneairport.com.au.
Melbourne Airport is the first Australian airport to partner with Wego, incorporating the cutting edge travel search technology within its website. The initiative provides a valuable new service for travellers to Melbourne, one of Australia’s major international hubs and gateway to Victoria and south-east Australia.
Melbourne Airport’s CEO, Chris Woodruff, said,
“We are delighted to be partnering with Wego to provide travellers with a hassle-free way to search for flights and accommodation online. Melbourne Airport is the first Australian airport website to host a comprehensive search tool which provides airlines with quality website traffic and significant marketing support.”
Welcoming around 29 million passengers annually through its international and domestic terminals, Wego’s travel metasearch platform on Melbourne Airport’s website will extend its customer service. Comparing Wego’s more than 600 full service and low cost airlines and over 350,000 accommodation options, travellers can save time and money online. Great value offers with Melbourne Airport’s airline customers also feature in the portal’s Weekly Deals section.
“Melbourne Airport is taking the lead in presenting its customers with innovative travel technology to make more informed flight and hotel choices,”
added Dean Wicks, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Airline Relations of Wego.
“We are delighted to be working with such a prestigious international airport to deliver choice and value.”
Using neutral travel metasearch modules, individual preference filters can narrow selection beyond travel dates to suit a wide range of personal criteria. Users can then choose and book with any of the hundreds of global online travel agents, aggregators, niche and specialist providers as well as the hotel and airline sites.
The same comprehensive content appearing on the Melbourne Airport website is incorporated in all Wego’s 50 localised country sites including wego.com.au. Wego powers Melbourne Airport’s metasearch at: www.melbourneairport.com.au.
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Wego.com is the Asia Pacific and Middle East’s leading travel metasearch engine, operating in over 50 markets worldwide and used by millions of travellers to save time, pay less and travel more. The company provides powerful yet simple to use tools that help travellers research trips, compare prices and book travel online. Wego shows users an unbiased and channel neutral view of travel prices, providing users with a choice of booking direct with a hotel or airline, or via an OTA or aggregator site. In Q3-2012 Wego referred in excess of $1.2 Billion in potential bookings to the websites of its travel partners. Wego was founded in 2005 and shareholders include Tiger Global Management and the Crescent Point Group. For more information, please visit https://www.wego.com/about