Wego.com

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Wego Pte Ltd.
Type Private
Industry Travel
Headquarters Singapore
Key people Ross Veitch[1]
(CEO & Co-founder)
Craig Hewett
(CCO & Co-founder)
Dean Wicks
(CMO & GM Australia)
Cheah Chu Yeow
(CTO)
Graham Hills
(GM Indonesia)
Jackson Fernandez
(GM India)
Mohamad Ibrahim Masri[2]
(MD Middle East)
Products Flights, Hotels, Holiday Deals
Website Wego.com

Wego (formerly known as Bezurk[3][4][5]) is a travel search engine based in Singapore. It operates 52 CcTLD in over 30 languages, and converts prices to 42 currencies.[6] It searches over 700 travel sites, where users compare and book flights, hotels and activities. Wego results are a combination of travel offers from online travel agencies (OTA), consolidators such as Expedia and Agoda, airlines and larger hotel chains.

Founded in 2005 by Craig Hewett and Ross Veitch,[7] former executives from Intercontinental Hotels Group and Yahoo!, Wego is headquartered in Singapore with local offices in Australia, Indonesia, India[8] and UAE (Dubai).[9] As Bezurk, the company was named as one of "31 of the world's hottest international web startups" on Business 2.0 magazine in 2007.

In 2008, News Corp. Digital Media, the Australian digital arm of News Limited and part of News Corp (NYSE: NWS), purchased an undisclosed stake in the company. Wego launched a partnership with Yahoo SE Asia and also recently partnered with eBay in South East Asia.

Wego also powers travel content for ninemsn, MSN SE Asia and the online newspaper travel sites for News Ltd mastheads across Australia.

In 2010 Wego merged operations with HolidayIQ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ross Veitch, Speaker at WIT Conference 2012". webintravel.com. webintravel.com. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wego introduced Headquarters in Dubai Internet City, Mohamad Ibrahim Masri named as regional Managing Director". Travel And Tour Europe. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Plane and Simple". Wall Street Journal. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "News Digital takes stake in Bezurk.com". Herald Sun. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bezurk at CNN Money Web 2.0's List". Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wego appoints Ross Veitch as CEO, plans 34 new country sites". eyefortravel.com. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Ross Veitch, co-founder of wego.com". sge. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Travel metasearch site Wego launches India Web site". The Hindu Business Line. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wego opens Middle East & North Africa headquarters in Dubai". IndiaInfoline. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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