SINGAPORE, December 10th, 2012 – The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has appointed Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia/Pacific and Middle East, to power a comprehensive flight search module for visitors to the emirate’s dedicated travel portal, www.visitabudhabi.ae.
The neutral flight search facility connects travellers instantly with airfare comparison options from over 600 full-service and low cost airlines including those that service Abu Dhabi, with deep links to hundreds of online travel agents and airline sites, saving travellers time and money online.
More users are expected to take advantage of the convenience of making their travel arrangements at www.visitabudhabi.ae while discovering the world-class facilities, attractions, exotic culture, and key business and entertainment events, in the emirate.
“Through this partnership we hope to broaden the travel access to this prestigious destination,”
said Dean Wicks, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Airline Relations of Wego.
“Given the expansion of the aviation network serving the UAE capital, the multiple language flight search engine is an inspired addition to the portal, visited by a rapidly increasing number of travellers from around the world.”
Wego’s powerful technology compares the schedules and airfares of multiple suppliers simultaneously and individual preference filters can narrow further selection beyond travel dates to suit personal criteria. The same comprehensive content relating to Abu Dhabi contained on Wego’s 52 localised sites globally is also shared with the portal.
Flight search is live today on www.visitabudhabi.ae in eight primary languages; Arabic, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. To find out more about Wego, click www.wego.com/about/.
* The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority was named Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination and Middle East’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards in 2012. It also won Middle East’s Leading Marketing Campaign.
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Wego.com is APAC and MENA’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.com was founded in 2005 by former executives of Yahoo!, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline and ZUJI. Shareholders include Tiger Global Management, News Digital Media and OWW Capital Partners. For more information, please visit https://www.wego.com/about