Airbnb announces partnership with online travel marketplace Wego

Airbnb, the global travel community, has announced a partnership with Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa, to include properties listed on Airbnb in Wego search results.

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 types of accommodation in destinations worldwide, a statement said.

Wego users simply have to enter their destination city and dates of travel, and to follow the recommended filters to search for a wide array of Airbnb vacation rentals.

Wego aims 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 for MEA at Airbnb, said: “We are delighted to join hands with Wego to widen travel options for Wego’s MENA-inbound and MENA-based users. The high quality range of properties on Airbnb will be a great addition for Wego customers.

“We are confident that this partnership will be welcomed by Wego users and will contribute to diversifying the hospitality business in the region.”

Anna Trushkina, director, Hotels at Wego, added: “We are excited to be entering into this partnership with Airbnb which will significantly expand the supply of alternative accommodation on Wego and which is perfectly matched with types of demand we see from Saudi Arabia and the other GCC markets.”

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