Since it has been a year, we will be starting to write new reviews about the travel sites we once wrote about last year, just to give you a heads up of the current status or changes of a particular online travel agency. Things can change in a span of a year, that’s why we decided on re-writing some of the written travel search engines and giving you the freshest feedback for 2016.

In this review, we will be re-talking about Wotif.

Wotif Reviews 2016

Wotif Reviews 2016-Graeme Wood
Graeme Wood

Wotif traces its roots in 2000 when an Australian businessman founded the travel site. Mr. Graeme Wood. Apart from this established travel site, Mr. Wood also had founded other sites such as Wotnews, Wild Mob, Artology and WotOpera. Just so you know the founder was not famous alone in Australia but also is a key person and owner of over 64% of music startup in Australia. Though the site now is owned by Expedia, Mr. Wood still owns 19.7% of Wotif valuing his share at $138 million.

How does Wotif work?
Well, to be honest nothing is special with Wotif compared to other major travel sites around nowadays. Wotif is similar with the basic search, compare and book services wherein travelers can scan and select from their range of flight airfare, hotel accommodations, tour packages and car rental services.
Wotif Reviews 2016-page
But for some reason I noticed that Wotif’s laoyut has a striking resemblance to CheapTickets, the difference is the theme color. Maybe they have hired the same web designer for their site or maybe there’s a fishy story behind it. Whatever the case, Wotif still doesn’t look appealing as other travel sites.

Wotif Reviews 2016 from Consumers
Out of 416 Wotif Reviews 2016, the Australian-based travel meta search engine had garnered a total rating score of ⅖ in which the actual breakdown of these 416 are: 43 Excellent, 46 Good, 25 OK, 36 Bad and 266 Terrible Wotif Reviews 2016. These results are based on the trusted site of ProductReview.

The most recent post was dated on March 15, 2016 and it’s a verified purchase. The customer said “Booked business class flight on Vietnam Airlines thru Wotif and usually get Wotif to organise TVP with the airline due to the long lay over each way and it’s been great each time but the request must come from Wotif, the booking agent.”

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Wotif Reviews 2016-logoHow To Reach Them?
There’s not much information regarding Wotif’s customer service number, fax number, email headquarters but we had gathered these following information: Wotif is headquartered in Queensland, Australia with no specific address. The best number to reach them for customer service support is 00 61 2 8228 1670 or 1800 781 972. However, if customers have a more specific concern, they may refer directly to Wotif’s customer service page: https://www.wotif.com/service/

Overview
I am still wondering why Mr. Wood had sold part of his share of Wotif to Expedia, if the travel site alone was ‘said’ to be successful? I thought he was a self proclaimed serial entrepreneur, I guess he can’t handle the company alone. Yes, no one can manage a business alone without the help of the right people. But in this case, it seems like Wotif had chosen the wrong new owner with Expedia since Expedia lately had gained a lot of complaints and negative feedback.

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  1. I made a booking with Wotif, was not informed that they would debit my card. when checking out from the hotel, I found that Wotif had charged me $83.25 on top of the hotel accommodation price. Why that much! I will not be using this booking company again. and will tell all my associates as well.
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