weekengo launches first travel app for weekend trips with Peakwork technology
The Dusseldorf startup weekengo launched the first travel app, focused solely on the search for weekend breaks. Peakwork's Player Hub Technology is used for mobile and web search. The app finds in a short time appropriate weekend offers with attractive deals for flights and hotels.
The demand of German holidaymakers for short and city trips is steadily increasing (Source: FUR). City break destinations are dominated by worldwide metropolises. weekengo now meets this demand: The new app searches specifically for weekend deals for holiday themes, such as city breaks, culture, shopping, beach, and more. In this process, offers will be searched for the next six months. Particularly user-friendly is the fact that Peakwork's flexible technology allows for very precisely set search parameters: for example, departures on Thursday from 6 pm or Friday from 6 am to 12 pm.
The offers are specifically filtered for the target group. "We are only working with direct flights and with hotels with good customer ratings," explained Tobias Boese, Managing Director of weekengo. "In addition, we compile our weekend breaks in such a way that the hotel is located within reasonable distance to the airport and the travel hotspot." He added: "The strong competition in the European air market means that there are a number of attractively priced weekend deals. With the simplicity of our app, the inspiring content and our independence in selecting the right offers, we want to motivate our customers to travel more easily and more frequently. Especially through the metasearch approach, we can display the offers as best suited to the customer's needs.” When the user has found the appropriate travel offer, he or she is forwarded to the app or website of the respective provider and can book there either via mobile or on a PC.
The app benefits from the fast connection to the travel offers through Peakwork technology and from numerous flexible search options. weekengo leverages Peakwork's dynamic Player technology and combines flights and hotels from the partner network with additional data sources. Ralf Usbeck, CEO of Peakwork, said: "The weekengo app impresses through its intuitive usability and the specialization on the weekend needs. Offers are found extremely fast. After the launch in the German-speaking market I look forward to the start in numerous other international markets.”
The app is available for Apple iOS and Android and is supported by a responsive website. The web agency Freshcells based in Dusseldorf has accompanied weekengo throughout the entire development process.