How Australia’s Webjet Is Building a Global Business by Going Wholesale

The WebBeds logo. Parent company Webjet is after more B2B acquisitions. Webjet Skift Take: Webjet has really transformed its business over the past few years through a couple of sizable acquisitions. The Australian consumer market is proving pretty tough, so pursuing a strategy of global expansion in the wholesale arena makes sense. — Patrick Whyte … [Read more…]

WebBeds, Agoda Rush to Serve New Generation of Muslim Pilgrims to Saudi

Quba Mosque, a mosque in the outlying environs of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Mohamod Fasil, Flickr. Skift Take: Saudi Arabia is expanding its infrastructure to support 15 million Umrah visitors a year by 2020, and 30 million by 2030. WebBeds and Agoda are two major Asian players that are jostling for position in the promising niche. … [Read more…]

Why Does Traveloka Want to Venture Into Competitive Australia?

Australians love just Bali. Flickr Skift Take: Traveloka is going after a slice of the Australian online travel market. That’s brave. Even though the market is robust, the space is highly competitive and while Indonesia is popular among Australians, travelers still mainly prefer Bali, which is like their backyard. So what has Traveloka to offer? … [Read more…]