|By Business Wire||
|January 13, 2014 10:02 AM EST||
Oversee.net ®, an internet company that owns and operates a portfolio of websites and mobile apps in travel, retail and consumer finance, formally announced today that it had acquired Crash City Guides, a network company of Idealab. The free, location-based discovery attraction app for iPhones will be integrated into WanderWe, Oversee’s new weekend travel site which was launched in beta in November, 2013. The purchase price of the transaction was not disclosed.
WanderWeTM is a travel startup completely focused on the 2–4 day weekend getaway market. As the only entrant in this market, WanderWe is revolutionizing how weekend travel is booked and personal itineraries are recommended and created. The site enables travelers to book all aspects of their travel including hotel, activities and tours.
“Crash’s vibrant community, photos and content assets in several destinations match very well with our plans for WanderWe,” said Raj Beri, General Manager, Online Travel Group. “We can showcase their unique, curated and crowdsourced tourist attractions that go beyond the mainstream to a broader audience in 2014. Their loyal and passionate user base fits well with our users who are searching for the perfect weekend getaway.”
“WanderWe’s purchase of Crash is a perfect fit for its content and community,” noted Crash founder Erick Laubach. “Our content is unique and off the beaten path. Crash was the first app to focus on a city’s photo-worthy attractions, sites and public art.”
WanderWe is fully incubated and funded through 2014 by Oversee.net which also owns multiple other online properties in travel, retail and consumer finance.
WanderWe’s goal is to be the “Go-To” tablet and mobile product for travelers looking to get away for 2-4 days in North America, and, eventually Western Europe. With its tablet first approach, it caters to the traveler who plans and books at home and on the go. WanderWe is led by a team with over twenty years’ experience in the travel industry and is the only online travel product to focus on the end-to-end needs of the getaway traveler. For more information, please visit www.wanderwe.com.