Travel search engine Wego has announced partnerships today with several online travel accommodation websites – and revealed its newest accommodation booking feature called Holiday Rentals. The new feature allows users to book accommodation alternatives (i.e. not hotels) such as private homes, beach houses, farm stays, villas, houseboats, and even castles.
Ross Veitch, the CEO of Singapore-based Wego, explains:
Working with some of the world’s leading brands, Wego now compares a wealth of incredible accommodation selections; there’s something for everybody, whatever the budget, taste or holidaying style.
Holiday Rentals boasts 400,000 diverse alternative holiday homes at 15,000 locations worldwide. Wego partners with five travel sites for this new feature: Singapore-based TravelMob, Hong Kong-based TheVillaGuide, Australia-based Stayz.com.au, and US-based sites HomeAway.com and FlipKey.com. You can check out the Holiday Rentals feature for yourself here.
This is already the third bit of Wego news this week. Previously, the Wego Indonesia team won the social media-oriented Eye for Travel Awards Asia last week. The travel site also partnered up with Indonesia’s blog advertising network Idblognetwork earlier this month.
Turochas Fuad, the CEO of TravelMob, commented on this partnership with Wego:
We are delighted to work with Wego and be a part of the Holiday Rentals launch. With unique, affordable accommodation options across Asia Pacific – from a traditional boathouse in Halong Bay, Bohemian-style studio in Taipei, to cliff-top villas in Bali, Travelmob caters to a growing group of travellers seeking authentic experiences and local hospitality.
On a somewhat related note, TravelMob revealed today that the other participating investor in its recent $1 million seed funding round was Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners. We previously only knew the September round was led by Jungle Ventures. Just an FYI in case anyone was wondering.