Singapore, 18 April, 2016 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, today announced their collaboration with leading smartphone company Xiaomi, which ranks first in China.
“Xiaomi are leaders in the smartphone field and we’re very excited that they’ve selected Wego’s travel app for Android to be pre-installed on over 500,000 new devices, to be distributed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore,” said Honey Mittal, Vice President of Mobile for Wego.
“The popularity of Wego’s travel app in these and other markets resulted in Wego being frequently featured in app stores,” Mittal added. “Quality, good content and a great user experience are paramount to Xiaomi which is apparent in their devices, and we’re so pleased that they also recognised these outstanding features in Wego’s travel app.”
Wego’s travel app is consistently featured in both Google Play and iTunes stores in the travel category, ranking in the top five throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
“Travel audiences in these markets have overwhelmingly confirmed their preference for planning and booking travel on a smartphone device, and Xiaomi’s pre-installation of Wego’s highly popular travel app is an acknowledgement of our continued success in the mobile field.”
“Wego has invested in a highly talented and productive development team showing the high level of commitment to product enhancement and the user experience,” Mittal continued. “This commitment is reflected by Xiaomi in their smartphones, which are very popular in the same markets that Wego enjoys a strong presence.”
Wego.com provides award winning travel search websites and top ranked mobile apps for travellers living in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Wego harnesses powerful yet simple to use technology that automates the process of searching and comparing results from hundreds of airline, hotel and online travel agency websites.
Wego presents an unbiased comparison of all travel products and prices offered in the marketplace by merchants, both local and global, and enables shoppers to quickly find the best deal and place to book whether from an airline or hotel direct, or with a third party aggregator website.
Wego was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Singapore with regional operations in Dubai, Bangalore and Jakarta. Investors include Tiger Global Management, Crescent Point Group and SquarePeg Capital. Each month Wego sends flight and hotel booking referrals worth US$1.5B to travel partners.