Sydney, Tuesday 13 March, 2012 – ninemsn Travel has today launched a re-conceptualised site in partnership with Wego travel search.
The new home page prominently features a dedicated travel search module and daily deals. Across the site, contextualised search widgets provide access to the hottest deals from industry leaders, alongside relevant and no-nonsense travel advice.
ninemsn is repositioning the site as a travel planning and booking destination, with access to the best value deals, no matter what the budget.
Users can now view the entire spectrum of travel options from low cost carriers to cruises,
boutique hotels to hand-picked deals that are relevant to the ninemsn Travel editorial, which provides ‘insider’ tips and ideas from Australians who have experienced destinations abroad.
“Wego’s user-first approach to search and ninemsn Travel’s comprehensive content, mean this progressive collaboration will give Australians a complete destination guide, along with the means to book their travel simply and efficiently,”
said Dean Wicks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Australia & New Zealand
“Australian consumers are the winners here as we continue on our mission to help them save time, pay less and travel more.”
Group buying travel deals are aggregated on the one page including current providers Getaway Lounge, Scoopon and Living Social. Destination features are now contextualised to suit the story you are reading, so if you’re getting the low down from a fellow Aussie traveller on the best jazz bars in New Orleans, you’ll also be shown the latest deals for flights to the jazz capital from your nearest airport.
Wego recently launched 35 country sites in 20 languages as part of its global expansion including www.wego.com.au and www.wegotravel.co.nz. Wego’s metasearch technology collates, presents and tracks travel products and deals from around the world, so ninemsn Travel users will have the broadest possible choice of over 350,000 accommodation options and more than 500 airlines, including the region’s low cost carriers.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Considered the ideal site to begin planning travel, Wego.com gives travellers a complete view of available flights, hotels, travel packages and deals from hundreds of travel websites in the time that it takes to search just one. The latest pricing, availability and reviews are shown, with tools provided to select the cheapest days to fly and to find the best hotel offers. Travellers then simply click through to the partner websites to book.
Wego.com was founded in 2005 by former executives of Intercontinental Hotels Group,
Priceline and ZUJI. Investors include News Digital Media and Tiger Global. In 2010, Wego merged with HolidayIQ.com, an established India based travel content and community site. For more information, please visit http: www.wego.com/about
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Travel Editor & Community Manager
Wego Pte Ltd
+61 2 8001 4202