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Singapore, Singapore, 2010/10/06 - New Shan Travel, one of Singapore’s biggest and leading travel agencies, announces a partnership with Asia’s leading travel search engine, Wego [NASDAQ: PCLN].
Wego.com, a price comparison travel search engine, provides objective and unbiased search results at no cost to the consumer. It simply finds the best travel products to buy and connects online users to the best place to buy it.
Andy Wong, Marketing Manager of New Shan Travel said, ”We are excited about the opportunities created by this partnership. This collaboration has provided us with a high-volume marketing channel through which we can cost-effectively reach existing and potential customers.”
Mr. Wong continued:”We effectively extend our range of products, such as cheap airfares, great hotel deals, value-for-money tour and free and easy packages, to a much wider target audience. Consumers are getting more savvy and are searching online for the best deals. We leverage on Wego’s strength as a powerful search platform, and they leverage on our strengths as a consolidator and provider of travel services. Hopefully, we can cut down on information asymmetry and let the market know that newshan.com is the definitive website for low airfares, good tour package pricing for many destinations, attractive hotel rates, visa application, and promotional travel deals.
Gary Lipkowitz, COO of Wego, added, “We have great respect for the traditional travel agencies in Singapore and Southeast Asia. They have been providing outstanding prices and service to customers for decades. Including New Shan Travel in our search engine will be a wonderful benefit for visitors to Wego. Consumers on Wego are looking for great travel products at great prices, and want to book with someone they trust. The inclusion of New Shan Travel will help on all fronts.
About New Shan Travel
From its original set-up in 1972 as an 8-staff outfit providing solely ticketing services, New Shan Travel Service Pte. Ltd (newshan.com) has evolved progressively to become one of the biggest and most respected travel agencies in Singapore. Its staff strength of 140 provides a full spectrum of travel-related services, such as flights reservations and ticketing, group tour and free & easy packages, hotel reservations, visa arrangements, corporate ticketing, wholesale ticketing, and incentive tours. Indeed, New Shan Travel is a one-stop shop dedicated to providing all your traveling needs.
Wego.com allows travelers to search for flights, hotels, packages, travel deals and travel research across 150+ travel websites in the time that it normally takes to search just one. Wego searches travel websites in real time so that the latest pricing and availability are shown. Travelers are then linked through to partner websites to book. Wego.com was founded in 2005 by former executives from Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), Priceline and ZUJI. News Digital Media, the Australian digital arm of News Limited and part of News Corp (NYSE: NWS), is an investor.