by Zoe

WeGo is a travel search engine based out of Singapore. Like Google for travel, they don’t do the bookings; what Wego does is provide the information needed to make the bookings. The site then takes you to one of over 150 travel booking websites to make the actual reservations.

You can search for hotels, flights, car rentals, travel packages, and deals. You can also search activities, such as tours and day trips. In addition, their home page features popular destination cities and the best rates in 3- and 4-star hotels.

It works like popular travel sites Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia; you just type in the destination, click on cars/hotels/flights etc, and you are presented with a vast array of the best-priced choices to book. You’re then led to a separate travel site to make the reservation.

What makes it different?

WeGo is a lot clearer and a less busy a website to look at than its competitors. Orbitz and Expedia have their main search screens off to the side, and there is so much information on the page it can be overwelming. Priceline’s search screen is tiny and must compete with an array of deal options to look at. Wego, by comparison, has a nice, clean page with all the focus on the search part. The colors (bright orange and green) are easy to look at yet vibrant and upbeat. The look of the site actually gives you the energy to do your travel search, as opposed to sapping your energy with confusing graphics or ads.

WeGo vs. primary competitors (sites similar to WeGo)

One thing Wego lacks by comparison to Orbitz and Expedia is that with the latter two, you are only dealing with that one site; with Wego, you are cradled in their embrace during your search, but they dump you off on often unknown sites to book. That can be scary. When you’re making a big purchase like you do for travel, you want to know who you’re giving your money to.

On the other hand, Wego is easier than the above sites to search on, in part because of their “home airport” box on the upper right on the home page. Once you put your home airport in the box, no matter where you go on the site, it saves it for you. And what’s nice is that it erases the last destination you used. Orbitz and Expedia store the last to and from airports, but if you’re checking flights to multiple destinations, that could be a pain to have to erase or type over the destination airport each time you check.

Pricing & Packages

There is no charge for the service Wego provides. You don’t pay them; you pay the travel booking sites you eventually land on. By comparison, with sites like Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity, you actually pay your money to them. The prices for travel, especially Asian hotels, are by all accounts cheapest through Wego.com.

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