Wego partners with HomeAway to Expand its Wide Array of Accommodation to Travelers Worldwide
Wego users will get access to additional 2 million HomeAway places to stay across 190 countries
Dubai, 26 March 2019:Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with more than 13 million app downloads, has announced its new deal with HomeAway®, a leader in the vacation rental industry, to include all the worldwide properties listed on HomeAway in Wego’s search results.
The arrangement aims to provide Wego users with a wider choice of homes and apartments for rent. Travelers will get access to more than 2 million unique places to stay across 190 countries through HomeAway by simply entering their destination city, dates of travel and follow the recommended filters on Wego’s metasearch apps and websites.
With HomeAway and Wego, travelers can find the perfect vacation and a home to meet their needs, whether it’s a pet-friendly beach house for a large family or a bungalow for two. Alternative accommodation is the perfect option for travelers who are looking for the perfect place that feels like home.
Commenting on the strategic alliance, Anna Trushkina, Director of Hotels at Wego said: “We are delighted to work with HomeAway to cater to our customers’ needs and provide them with a wide selection of alternative accommodation.Homes availability is a great addition to hotel accommodation options, especially in urban destinations like Paris, London, New York and some regional destinations like Marrakesh, Beirut, Amman, Istanbul and others as trips to these cities planned on Wego are normally longer, six nights and more on average.”
Wego aims to compare a range of accommodation options available in the marketplace, including hotels, serviced apartments, homes and villas and to compare rates across local and global travel agencies, hotel direct websites and other accommodation merchants.
Christophe Pingard, Vice President EMEA, HomeAway, added: “HomeAway is thrilled with this new opportunity of bringing our unique places to stay to Wego´s MENA users. This new relationship contributes to our original mission of making every holiday rental in the world available to every holidaymaker in the world while creating the best holiday memories for families and friends”
Anna added: “A quarter of KSA users are searching for more than one room during their trip planning on Wego. HomeAway vacation rental options makes a perfect match with the growing demand for a larger place and a longer stay, we’ve been observing with our users from KSA and the rest from the MENA region. This alliance is in line with our efforts to provide a comprehensive search marketplace as well as expand the hospitality business in the region.”
With new partners on board, Wego strives to provide its customers with a comprehensive selection of accommodation from hotels to villas, castles and tree houses and much more.