September 19, 2007
WAYN.COM PARTNERS WITH HOSTELWORLD TO OFFER MEMBERS EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION RATES WORLDWIDE
Leader in global accommodation teams with leading travel and lifestyle social network.
WAYN.com (Where Are You Now?), the world's largest travel and lifestyle social networking site has today signed an agreement with Hostelworld.com the world's leading hostel and budget accommodation provider.
The agreement will provide WAYN's 9 million members, when they are planning their future trips, with the ability to search for and book hostel & budget accommodation in over 165 countries. WAYN Members will also get to see who's been, who's going and who wants to go to the same places as them, and share experiences with others.
This deal paves the way for WAYN.com to beef up its travel service offerings, having recently signed an agreement with lastminute.com to integrate hotels content and booking into its soon to be re-launched travel platform. Hostelworld.com, part of Web Reservations International (WRI) are the world leaders in hostel and budget accommodation having amassed over 8 years of online booking experience and content generation.
Co-founder and Co-CEO of WAYN.com, Peter Ward remarked 'This partnership means that our members will not only find it even easier to share their recommendations on the best places to stay when they travel, with their friends and others, but it also means that they will have access to an excellent range of accommodation to choose from at all budget levels, with prices starting from only £5 per night. We're really excited to be working with such a well recognized and trusted brand, which comes highly recommended amongst travelers and tourists alike.'
Ray Nolan, CEO and Founder of Hostelworld.com, said 'We're really happy to be working with WAYN.com and see this as a great opportunity for us to provide a rich user base of informed travelers with the best possible range of choice when it comes to booking their hostel or budget accommodation arrangements online. We're looking forward to launching this new offering with the WAYN.com team in the coming weeks!'
The 'WAYN Hostelworld' content and booking facility will be available for WAYN members to benefit from in early November in all countries.
WAYN.com (Where Are You Now?) is the world's largest travel and lifestyle focused social networking community website in the world. The site operates in over 200 countries and membership has grown from 45,000 users in March 2005 to 9 million today.
WAYN.com allows its members to keep track of their friends' whereabouts and make new friends based on where they are now, where they have been and share they are going.
Top services on WAYN.com include travel guide and trip planning tools, such as photo and video sharing; interaction tools such as email, SMS and instant messenger, and forums. A host of new travel service offerings are in the pipeline.
Hostelworld.com is a leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 13,000 hostels and budget hotels in 166 countries worldwide. The site also offers budget travellers free podcasts, customised city guides and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd (WRI).