Wego part­ners with Airbnb

In or­der to pro­vide more choices of ac­com­mo­da­tion for its Mid­dle East clien­tele, Wego signed a part­ner­ship with Airbnb, thereby en­abling more prop­er­ties to ap­pear on the Wego search re­sults.

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With the ad­di­tion of list­ings on Airbnb, trav­ellers us­ing the Wego metasearch apps and web­sites will have eas­ier ac­cess to a wide range of lo­cal homes and other unique types of ac­com­mo­da­tion in des­ti­na­tions world­wide. Wego users sim­ply have to en­ter their des­ti­na­tion city and dates of travel, and fol­low the rec­om­mended fil­ters to search for a wide ar­ray of Airbnb va­ca­tion rentals. This an­nounce­ment comes at a time when MENA based trav­ellers and in­bound vis­i­tors to the MENA re­gion have demon­strated an ap­petite for cost-ef­fec­tive hol­i­day op­tions.

As the lead­ing travel metasearch player across the MENA re­gion, Wego helps users to quickly com­pare the widest pos­si­ble 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 mer­chants. Airbnb’s ac­com­mo­da­tion mar­ket­place of­fers ac­cess to mil­lions of places to stay in more than 191 coun­tries, from apart­ments and vil­las to cas­tles and tree­houses. Speak­ing about the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Wego, Hadi Moussa, Gen­eral Man­ager—MEA, Airbnb said, “The high qual­ity range of prop­er­ties on Airbnb will be a great ad­di­tion for Wego cus­tomers who are seek­ing new ac­com­mo­da­tion ex­pe­ri­ences. We are con­fi­dent that this part­ner­ship will con­trib­ute to di­ver­si­fy­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity busi­ness in the re­gion.”

Anna Trushk­ina, Di­rec­tor—Ho­tels at Wego com­mented, “This part­ner­ship will sig­nif­i­cantly ex­pand the sup­ply of al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion on Wego and is per­fectly matched with types of de­mand we see from Saudi Ara­bia and other GCC mar­kets. Analysis of search and book­ing data from across the 60 coun­tries world­wide that Wego op­er­ates, shows that users from GCC coun­tries have the long­est length of stay, high­est spend per night and most fre­quent in­stance of mul­ti­ple room book­ings to ac­com­mo­date fam­ily groups. Based on all of this, we think that pri­vate homes, vil­las and apart­ments are a great fit for the needs of the mar­ket.”

Hadi Moussa Gen­eral Man­ager—MEA Airbnb

Anna Trushk­ina Di­rec­tor Ho­tels Wego

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