Dubai, April 8, 2015 – Wego.com, the leading travel metasearch website and travel app in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, today announced their partnership with Almosafer; the fast growing online travel agency (OTA) based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the first local OTA partner for Wego.
Speaking from the Middle East’s leading online travel conference ‘Web In Travel’ in Dubai, Wego Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Ross Veitch shared the news.
“Online travel planning and booking has been enthusiastically adopted by travellers from Saudi Arabia in recent years and the Kingdom is now one of Wego’s fastest growing markets,” said Veitch. “We are thrilled to have Almosafer.com, our first Saudi-based OTA partner, going live with Wego today and to be able to offer our users Almosafer’s great range of hotel deals, popular local payment options such as Sadad and “Pay Later” and first class customer service for Saudis by Saudis.”
“We are very excited to participate in Wego’s metasearch and expect to reach new segments of the Saudi Arabian market who are looking for the best prices and best value,” said Farooq Aljeraisy, CEO & Founder of Almosafer. “Today we are launching with Wego in KSA but very soon we expect to expand the partnership into new markets as part of Almosafer’s aggressive expansion plans for 2015/16.”
Wego first entered the Saudi market with a fully localised metasearch product in 2012 and is now used by 3+ million Saudi travellers each month. The Wego Flights and Hotels mobile apps are consistently ranked #1 Travel app on both iOS and Android platforms in Saudi Arabia. Other Saudi based partners for Wego include Saudia, the national carrier, Flynas the leading low cost carrier and Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities for whom Wego powers the official tourism website.
The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) online travel market overall was estimated by Wego to be worth about $29B in 2014 and that Saudi Arabia was the largest individual country based on point of sale. Saudi Arabia has a mobile penetration rate of well over 100% and e-commerce growth in general and online travel specifically is being driven by smartphone users.
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Note to media: Ross Veitch, CEO and Co-Founder of Wego and Farooq Al-Jeraisy, CEO and Founder of Almosafer will both be attending Web in Travel, Middle East, in Dubai on April 8/9, and are available for interviews.
For press enquiries and interview requests, please contact:
For Wego: Anita Duffin, Wego Press Office, [email protected]
For Almosafer: Farooq Aljeraisy, [email protected]
Wego.com is the leading travel search engine across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East and is used by millions of travellers each month to save time, pay less and travel more. The company provides powerful yet simple to use websites and mobile apps that help travellers research trips, compare prices for flights and hotels across multiple websites, and to book travel online. Wego shows users an unbiased and channel neutral view of travel prices, providing a choice of booking direct with a hotel or airline, or via an online travel agent or aggregator. For more information, visit https://www.wego.com/about
Almosafer.com is the leading Saudi-based online travel agency (OTA) focused on providing online hotel booking services to users in Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets. The company provides pure Arabic websites and mobile apps, the best hotel rates and local payment options to help Saudis and Arab travellers search and book hotels with instant confirmation. Additional product lines will be added soon. For more information in Arabic, visit http://www.almosafer.com