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Agoda in the News

Agoda.com spotlights the Vientianale International Film Festival

Singapore, April 12, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced special rates for Vientiane hotels to coincide with the 2011 Vientianale International Film Festival. more

Agoda.com Highlights a World of May Specials

Singapore, April 6, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced hotel promotions to tie in with some special events during May. more

Agoda.com Giveaways at the Travel Channel Thailand Launch Party

Singapore, March 30, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), recently took part in the Travel Channel Thailand launch party staged at Siam Paragon's Fashion Hall. more

Agoda.com gets into the party spirit for Seville April Fair

Singapore, March 30, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced special hotel deals for Feria de abril de Sevilla, held in the stunning Andalusian capital of Seville. more

Agoda.com offers last-minute deals for Qingming Festival

Singapore, March 23, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), today announced last-minute hotel specials for Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau and Beijing, just in time for Qingming Festival. more

Agoda.com celebrates Easter diversity with worldwide hotel deals

Singapore, March 16, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), today released special Easter holiday rates in several worldwide destinations. more

Agoda.com celebrates Thai New Year with super special Songkran rates

Singapore, March 16, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), celebrates Songkran 2011 with great rates across all of Thailand. more

Agoda and Toga Hospitality form partnership

Singapore, March 2, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Australian hotel group, Toga Hospitality. Under the partnership, Toga Hospitality’s four brands – Adina, Medina, Vibe and Travelodge – will join Agoda.com’s inventory of more than 160,000 hotels, distributed worldwide to a loyal member base of more than 2.5 million. more

Agoda.com urges Canton Fair delegates to book their hotel soon!

Singapore, February 23, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., has secured a selection of great-value promotional rates at hotels in Guangzhou to coincide with the 109th Canton Fair.  more

Agoda.com and Russia’s SAT Airlines form partnership

Singapore, February 16, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Russia’s SAT Airlines. As a result of the partnership, SAT air travelers will have immediate access to Agoda.com’s global inventory of more than 155,000 hotels  more

Agoda.com celebrates the Royal Wedding with lovely London rates

Singapore, January 26, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announces special London hotel promotions to celebrate the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.  more

Agoda.com leaps into Chinese Year of the Rabbit with great Thailand hotel deals

Singapore, January 12, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., celebrates Chinese New Year with special hotel deals across Thailand. more

Agoda.com partners with leading South African chain Protea

Singapore, January 5, 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc., today announced a partnership with the Protea Hospitality Group, Africa’s largest and leading hotel group with some 90 properties in South Africa and more than 120 continent-wide. Protea Hospitality Group now has access to Agoda.com's YCS (Yield Control System) – proprietary software through which hoteliers can dynamically control room inventory, prices, content and promotions. more

Make the most of the Maldives with Agoda.com and Bangkok Airways

Singapore, December 15, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., makes the Maldives more accessible through a partnership with boutique airline, Bangkok Airways. more

Agoda.com announces partnership with Hong Kong Airlines

Singapore, December 8, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announces a partnership with major Asian air carrier, Hong Kong Airlines. more

Agoda.com announced the release version of the BE3, a free booking engine for hotels

Singapore, December 3, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, today announced the release of BE3, a free booking engine for hotels, built around Agoda.com's Yield Control System (YCS) technology. more

Agoda.com offers very merry December deals for London

Singapore, December 1, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announces special low rates on London hotels just in time for some exciting end-of-year events. more

Agoda.com announces partnerships with China Airlines and EVA Air

Singapore, November 24, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announced new partnerships with Taiwan's leading air carriers, China Airlines and EVA Air. more

Agoda.com shares the warmth of Hong Kong WinterFest 2010

Singapore, November 10, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, has locked in some special hotel rates during Hong Kong's WinterFest 2010. more

Agoda.com offers great value deals in the Great Barrier Reef

Singapore, November 3, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, has secured exclusive promotional rates for some of the Great Barrier Reef's best island resorts. more

Agoda.com celebrates Loy Kratong, Thailand's Festival of Lights

Singapore, October 27, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, today announces special hotel deals just in time for Loy Kratong. more

Agoda.com offers sweet deals for the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo

Singapore, October 13, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, has secured some great value room rates for travelers visiting the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo. more

Agoda serves up last-minute rates for the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Singapore, October 6, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, has secured some tasty last-minute rates for the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. more

Agoda adds Arabic to its international language sites

Singapore, September 29, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, today announces the launch of www.agoda.ae, Agoda's Arabic language site. more

Agoda secures last-minute hotel deals for the 2010 Singapore F1

Singapore, September 15, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces great-value last-minute hotel deals for the upcoming 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. more

Agoda partners channel management through Availpro

Singapore, September 15, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces a partnership with CRS and channel manager, Availpro.com. As a result of this partnership, hoteliers using Availpro Smart channel manager® to manage their inventory and update room rates can add Agoda to their distribution channels. more

Agoda offers great rates on China hotels for the 108th Canton Fair

Singapore, September 8, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces great promotional rates at Guangzhou hotels during the 108th Canton Fair. more

Agoda celebrates the arts at the Paris Autumn Festival

Singapore, September 1, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces special hotel rates for travelers headed to France for the Festival d'Automne à Paris. more

Agoda.com offers online registration for new hotel partners

Singapore, August 25, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, now offers online registration, making it easy for hotels to partner with Agoda.  more

Agoda gets chic with hip hotel rates for Fashion Week

Singapore, August 18, 2010

Agoda releases some hot hotel rates for September, just in time for Fashion Week in the world's most fashion-forward cities. more

Agoda Celebrates English Summer Festivals

Singapore, August 4, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces some great summer rates for hotels in London, just in time to catch some of the season’s best festivals. more

Agoda's Top 10 Rome hotels for Estate Romana 2010

Singapore, July 21, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and a part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces its Top10 Rome hotels, just in time for the Estate Romana 2010 festival. more

Agoda orchestrates great rates for the BBC Proms 2010

Singapore, July 14, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), is helping make the BBC Proms 2010 an even more memorable event with a range of fantastic hotel rates across London. more

Agoda and Fullerton Hotels Singapore form strategic partnership

Singapore, July 14, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel site and part of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announces a partnership with Singapore's Fullerton Hotels. more

Agoda says make Mother's Day special this year

Singapore, July 7, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering fantastic hotel rates in some of Thailand's most picturesque destinations, just in time for Thailand's Mother's Day. more

Agoda Gold Circle Awards 2010 recognize outstanding hotels

Singapore, June 30, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has finalized its list of winners for the Gold Circle Awards 2010. more

Agoda releases Top Travel Picks for July

Singapore, June 16, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, celebrates a truly multicultural July with hotel promotions across the globe. more

Agoda Slides into Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

Singapore, June 9, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces superlative hotel rates for the 13th Annual Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea. more

Agoda serves up ace rates for Wimbledon 2010

Singapore, June 2, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, announces competitive London hotel rates just in time for the Championships Wimbledon 2010. Held from June 21 to July 4 this year, Wimbledon is the most prestigious of the Grand Slam events and offers a total prize pool of £12.5 million. more

Agoda Launches 'Guide to the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular'

Singapore, May 26, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has compiled a great guide to the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular, supported by special rates at select Hong Kong hotels. more

Agoda goes low during South East Asia’s hot season

Singapore, May 19, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces fantastic low season summer deals for some of South East Asia's most beautiful destinations. more

Agoda partners with Singapore's Marina Bay Sands

Singapore, May 18, 2010

Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces its partnership with one of the world’s most exciting new developments, Marina Bay Sands. more

Agoda Road Trip: From Paris to the French Riviera

Singapore, May 12, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces a fantastic European summer promotion for hotels across France. more

Agoda Winter Escapes: Magical Melbourne

SINGAPORE, April 21, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has a fantastic range of offers for travelers wanting to experience the wonders of Australia’s favorite winter getaway – Melbourne. more

Agoda.com Partners with Spanish Hotel Chain Sol Meliá

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 15, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced its partnership with Sol Meliá, a leading Spanish hotel chain and one of the world's largest resort operators. more

Agoda Special Offers for World Expo Shanghai 2010

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 7, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has teamed up with Shanghai hotels to offer fantastic deals for travelers heading to World Expo Shanghai 2010. more

Agoda Makes a Splash at Songkran, Thailand's New Year Festival

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 1, 2010

Thailand's Songkran is when the Buddhist New Year festivities culminate in a three-day nationwide water fight – and is one of the most exciting times to visit the country. To help revelers make the most of Songkran, Agoda – Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com – has secured some extra special offers across Thailand for the entire period. more

Agoda offers superb value for Canton Fair 2010 delegates

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 31, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering extraordinary value hotel rates for business travelers headed to the 107th Canton Fair. more

Agoda's article on Swedish travel site Escape360.com

ESCAPE360.COM, March 26, 2010

Agoda's On Location Top 10 Best Asian Movie Destinations features on the front page of Swedish travel site Escape360.com. The article is translated into Swedish – to read the full feature, click the link. more

Wall Street Journal: Priceline Shifts Model in Asia

Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2010

Agoda gets a mention in this article that appeared in the Tech Journal section of the Wall Street Journal. Author Tim Morrison takes a look at parent company Priceline with a few nods to Agoda. Click to read the full article at Wall Street Journal Online. more

The Business of Online Travel Blog: Agoda mention on the BOOT

The BOOT - The Business of Online Travel, March 15, 2010

Respected business travel writer, Tim Hughes, blogs about Agoda's and Priceline's performance in 2009. In the post, Hughes links to a Citi report he finds interesting. more

Agoda discussed on CNBC TV

CNBC TV, March 2, 2010

CNBC TV, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley analysts discuss Agoda growth in context to Priceline ’09 Results. Watch the full report with Imran Khan, JP Morgan and Mark Mahaney of Citigroup Investment. more

The Business of Online Travel Blog: Priceline and Agoda

The BOOT - The Business of Online Travel, February 25, 2010

Blog author Tim Hughes continues to report on Priceline and expresses frustration at not hearing more about Agoda from Priceline CEO Jeffrey Boyd. more

Agoda on the Telegraph UK online

Telegraph.co.uk, January 12, 2010

In an article about visiting New York City on a budget, travel writer Adriaane Pielou recommends booking through Agoda.com to save money on hotels. more

Agoda Revs Up for the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 17, 2010

Agoda, Asia's global hotel site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is revving up for the 2010 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix with special offers that are sure to go fast. more

Agoda Springs into Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 10, 2010

Agoda.com, Asia's Global Hotel Site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has secured special rates for travelers heading to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival. more

Agoda goes the final furlong for the Dubai World Cup 2010

BANGKOK, Thailand, February 17, 2010

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking websites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering a host of special deals for people heading to the world's richest horse racing event, the Dubai World Cup 2010. The event starts on March 27 at Meydan Racecourse, part of the futuristic Meydan City entertainment district. more

Celebrate Year of the Tiger with Agoda’s Chinese New Year Specials

BANGKOK, Thailand, February 3, 2010

Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based hotel bookings site and part of the NASDAQ-listed Priceline.com, welcomes in the Year of the Tiger with a host of special offers and last-minute rates for Chinese New Year, starting 14 February 2010. more

Agoda.com Shares the Love on Valentine's Day

BANGKOK, Thailand, January 27, 2010

Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is ramping up the romance this Valentine’s Day with an array of seductive room rates for couples wanting to plan something extra-special this February 14. Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, presenting the perfect opportunity for lovers to take a romantic weekend break. more

Agoda.com Announces it Top 5 European Hot Spots for Winter 2010

BANGKOK, Thailand, January 6, 2010

Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, singles out some of Europe’s best off-season destinations with the Top 5 European Hot Spots for Winter 2010. more

Agoda.com Announces Top 10 China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Hotels for Winter 09/10

BANGKOK, Thailand, December 16, 2009

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and a subsidiary of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), has drawn up its Top 10 China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Hotels for Winter 09/10 to help tourists and travelers get the most out of one of the world's most enticing destinations. more

www.agoda.com and Bangkok Airways Make Paradise More Accessible

BANGKOK, Thailand, December 9, 2009

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a strategic partnership with Bangkok Airways that gives independent travelers more freedom when booking a trip to the Maldives.  more

Agoda and Radisson Edwardian Partner Up

BANGKOK, Thailand, December 2, 2009

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Radisson Edwardian Hotels, located in three key locations across England. more

Agoda’s Competitive Edge at the East Asian Games of 2009

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 25, 2009

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking website, has secured gold-medal deals for the Hong Kong East Asian Games of 2009. With close to 150 hotels across the Hong Kong peninsula, Agoda.com provides some highly competitive rates for spectators headed to this major Asian event. more

Agoda Partners With Carte Bleue To Give Members More Payment Options

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 24, 2009

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Carte Bleue, offering Agoda’s French members an additional method of secure online purchase. more

1 Million Points Giveaway for Four Lucky Agoda Fans

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 17, 2009

Agoda.com, Asia’s fastest-growing hotel booking website, is giving away one million rewards points to celebrate the launch of its much-anticipated Facebook page. Each month, from December 2009 to March 2010, one lucky fan of Agoda on Facebook will receive 250,000 Agoda points in a prize-draw. more

Agoda Secures Strategic Partnership with Ishin Hotel Group

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 10, 2009

Agoda.com, Asia’s most prominent hotel booking site, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Japan’s Ishin Hotel Group. more

Agoda publishes its Top 10 Eco-Friendly Asian Resorts for 2009

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 29, 2009

Agoda, Asia's leading online hotel reservations company, continues to promote responsible tourism with the publication of its Top 10 Eco-Friendly Asian Resorts for 2009, which recognizes resorts for their innovative environmental policies and practices. more

Agoda Checks In with PayPal

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 08, 2009

Agoda, Asia's leading and fastest growing online hotel reservation service, today announced that customers booking at www.agoda.com now have the option to pay for their hotel accommodation using PayPal, a leading global online payment service. With 75 million active users in 190 markets and online preference in the UK, US and Australia, PayPal provides a safer and easy way to pay for items and services online worldwide. more

Agoda Gives Color to the 'Secret' Of Low Hotel Rates

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 01, 2009

Getting low hotel rates may not be enough, according to Agoda.com, a leading hotel reservation site. Many customers remain skeptical of the low rates they see on sites like Agoda, where rates can often appear lower than those found on a hotel’s own site. The Internet is still growing around the world, but the fastest growth can be found in emerging markets like China and India and in new demographics such as customers over the age of 55. These new demographics are often the most skeptical. more

Agoda and Mantra Group Partner to Distribute the Best of Australia and New Zealand

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 23, 2009

Agoda.com, a leading, Asian-based, online hotel reservation service  and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced plans to distribute properties of the Mantra Group, the second largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand. Mantra Group properties, which include the Peppers, Mantra, and BreakFree brands, are going to utilize Agoda’s industry leading online distribution technology and will work closely with the Agoda team to manage rates and promotions, allowing quick response to the fluctuating hotel market.  more

Agoda.com Says 'Book Early For Great Rates' at the Canton Fair

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 17, 2009

Online hotel reservation specialist Agoda.com is reminding people interested in attending the 106th  annual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China to book early to get the best rates. The Agoda.com team has worked hard to secure significant savings for attendees at China’s largest import/export fair, but booking in advance is essential. As the event approaches, hotel rates are likely to rise, so offering early bird deals via Agoda.com is a great way for hotels to fill early before offering the few remaining rooms at premium prices.  more

Agoda Offers Hotel Deals for Singapore’s Unique Formula 1 Night Race

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 09, 2009

F1 fans are speeding to Singapore during the 24–27thof September for the world’s only Formula 1 night race. The 2009 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix is expected to be one of the most thrilling to date. In anticipation of this event, Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based online hotel reservations company, has negotiated outstanding rates for some of the best hotels in Singapore.  more

Agoda and Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd Announce Online Partnership

BANGKOK, Thailand, August 31, 2009

Agoda.com, a leading, Asia-based, online hotel reservation service  and part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced an agreement with - Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd, a premier global serviced residence owner and management company to distribute their internationally renowned serviced residences. All the properties under the Fraser Suites, Fraser Place, Fraser Residence and Fraser Resort brands will now gain instant increased exposure via Agoda’s multilingual websites and their worldwide distribution networks.  more

All That Glitters is Gold: Agoda’s 2009 Gold Circle Award Winners Announced

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 30, 2009

Agoda.com, an Asia-based online hotel reservation  specialist, today announced the winners of 2009’s Gold Circle Awards. In its inaugural year, this annual award is given to Agoda’s hotel partners in the Asia Pacific, located in popular spots throughout Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Australia, and Cambodia. The award-winning hotels have proven to be extremely popular with Agoda’s online consumers and have shown outstanding skill in utilizing the online distribution medium.  more

Agoda Gets Back to Beaches: Top 10 Shorelines in APAC

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 22, 2009

Agoda returns to the serene and pristine beaches of the Asia Pacific with its Top 10 beaches that you must experience. Beach vacations are everyone’s favorite; the ideal trip to shake away the stresses of everyday life. Agoda.com has created a list of 10 of the most stunning beaches in the Asia-Pacific region, all offering serenity now.  more

Agoda.com Says Hotel Bargains Make This A Prime Summer to Visit Asian Countries

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 13, 2009

Have you been waiting for the right time to take an Asian vacation? Well, wait no longer. Agoda.com www.agoda.com , the online travel company specializing in hotel bookings throughout Asia, said that tourists visiting major Asian cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and even Phuket this summer will benefit from hotel discounts of up to 50 percent compared to last year at this time. more

Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels Join Forces to Offer the Best of Japan

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 01, 2009

Agoda.com, an Asian-based, online hotel reservation service  and part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a distribution agreement with the Hotel Villa Fontaine. The agreement includes properties in 15 prime Japanese locations throughout Tokyo and Osaka which are set to be showcased on Agoda.com’s websites and their extensive network of distribution partners. The hotels will receive immediate exposure to Agoda’s membership base of over 1 million users and will be provided with access to Agoda’s progressive yield control system, which provides greater flexibility in managing inventory and the rate structure of today’s dynamic market. more

Agoda Shines in Shanghai during a Total Solar Eclipse

BANGKOK, Thailand, June 24, 2009

On July 22nd, Shanghai moves to the shadows and becomes one of the best places on the planet to view the longest total solar eclipse of the 21stCentury. To assist travelers in experiencing this amazing natural phenomenon, Agoda.com  has secured the best-guaranteed prices on hotels in the Shanghai metropolitan area. Travelers should reserve increasingly affordable hotels in Shanghai via Agoda.com, and find the perfect spot to take in one of nature’s mystical displays  more

Agoda Goes Shopping at the Great Singapore Sale

BANGKOK, Thailand, June 08, 2009

The annual Great Singapore Sale, an island-wide sales event that lasts for the next two months, is back. It just started on May 29th and will continue until July 26th giving tourists plenty of time to plan their ultimate shopping trip. Agoda.com, an online hotel booking service, is helping travelers save money on accommodations by offering special room rates and promotions at local Singapore hotels during this year’s Great Singapore Sale more

Agoda.com Signs Distribution Agreement with Marriott International Hotels

BANGKOK, Thailand, June 03, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings  in Asia, today announced a partnership with Marriott International Inc., (NYSE:MAR), the internationally renowned hotel and resort company with 3,100 properties worldwide. The partnership allows distribution of Marriott’s branded, world-class hotels via Agoda's websites.  more

Agoda to Distribute The Ascott Group’s Serviced Residences

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 25, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings throughout Asia, today announced plans to distribute properties managed by The Ascott Group, the largest serviced residence brand in the Asia-Pacific region, Europeand the Persian Gulf. And to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, The Ascott Group has provided Agoda with inventory to be offered at 25% off their regular rate. more

Agoda Gets Technical at CommunicAsia2009

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 20, 2009

Singapore opens its doors and welcomes industry insiders and techsavvy specialists to CommunicAsia2009, one of Asia’s largest International Communications and Information Technology Exhibitions, set to be held from June 16th-19that the Singapore Expo. In conjunction with this exhibition, Agoda.com, an online hotel booking service, has secured deals at a variety of Singapore hotels  for those looking to attend the conference and take in a little of Singapore’s famed shopping. more

Agoda and SGA Airlines Partner to Showcase Thailand’s Small Towns

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 13, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, recently announced a partnership with SGA Airlines to offer flyers special deals on hotel bookings. SGA is a Thailand based commuter airline that provides flights to the beautiful and welcoming small towns of northern Thailand. Travelers can find these new hotel deals via a new joint web portal at http://sga.partners.agoda.com/ more

Agoda and the Oberoi Group Sign Distribution Agreement

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 30, 2009

Agoda.com, an online hotel booking servicein Asia and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced an expansion of its hotel portfolio by partnering with the Oberoi Group, a leading luxury hotel brand based in India. The Oberoi Group’s award-winning luxury hotels and resorts are now available on Agoda.com and via Agoda’s network of distribution partners. more

Medical Tourism is Good Therapy for the Hotel Industry

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 22, 2009

Over the past decade, Asia has been the preferred destination for many people seeking less expensive but high quality medical treatments. The increase is partially due to high medical costs in western countries like the United States and United Kingdom. Specialized treatments, surgeries and therapies are being offered in Asia at a fraction of the cost, yet with bigger perks when it comes to hospitality and patient comfort. The hospitality industry has recognized this growing trend and is beginning to target travelers looking to have their treatments performed overseas. Agoda.com, an  online hotel booking service, confirmed the bourgeoning nature of this type of tourism and the positive effect it has on the hotel industry.  more

Agoda and Swissotel Partner to Distribute Asia Pacific Properties

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 15, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings throughout Asia, has announced a partnership with Swissotel Hotels & Resorts to distribute its luxury properties throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with prime locations as China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia  and Japan. more

Agoda and Marco Polo Hotels Sign Distribution Agreement

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 08, 2009

Agoda.com, part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings  in Asia, today announced a consolidated partnership with Marco Polo Hotels, one of the leading hotel brands in Asia. Under the new agreement, Marco Polo's properties in key Asian destinations will be available directly on Agoda.com and via their network of distribution partners. Marco Polo will have access to Agoda.com's membership base of over one million. more

Agoda Gets Soaked for Songkran, Thailand's New Year's Celebration

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 01, 2009

Agoda.com, a popular online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings  in Asia, is planning for Songkran, the Thai New Year celebration, by securing availability and offering a wide range of hot hotel deals in famous Songkran destinations in Thailand. The festival is most heavily celebrated in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chaing Mai, Samui and Phuket.  more

Agoda’s Top 10 Unique Boutiques in the Asia Pacific For 2009

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 26, 2009

Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations  company, today released its list of the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Asia Pacific for 2009. This is Agoda’s second annual review of increasingly popular boutique hotels. The selection criteria Agoda considers is based on customer scores, reviews, comments on personalized services and the unique designs these smaller hotels employ.  more

Agoda Announces Partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 23, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings in Asia, today announced a partnership with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group PLC), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. The partnership allows distribution of all of IHG’s seven brands worldwide via Agoda's websites.  more

Agoda.com Cheers Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 04, 2009

It’s time to go blooming-crazy as "Hanami", Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season, draws near. A huge event throughout Japan, the festival celebrates the blooming of cherry trees at around the end of March and generally lasts until early April. Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are the most popular cities to witness this spectacular natural event and to ensure everyone gets a chance to view the delicate pink and white blossoms. Agoda.com, an online hotel booking company, has secured some fantastic hotel deals throughout Japan. more

Agoda.com Unveils its Top 10 Adventure Resorts in Asia

BANGKOK, Thailand, February 16, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, unveiled its Top 10 "Adventure Resorts" in the Asia/Pacific region. The survey is a response to the emerging trend of "Adventure Tourism" which is becoming increasingly popular. Adventure travel includes physical activity, interacting with local culture, and engaging with nature. The Asian/Pacific region is an amazing place for adventure tourism because it is a vibrant and culturally rich expanse with a wealth of natural beauty.  more

Agoda.com Partners with Rydges Hotels and Resorts to Distribute Properties Throughout Australia and New Zealand

BANGKOK, Thailand, February 02, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings in Asia, today announced a partnership with Australian owned, Rydges Hotels & Resorts . The partnership allows distribution of Rydges' properties via Agoda's websites. Representing a wide range of resorts and  hotels in Australia  and New Zealand, the company has 36 existing properties in some of the region's most popular destinations. more

Agoda and Bangkok Airways in Online Partnership

BANGKOK, Thailand, January 21, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, announced a partnership with Bangkok Airways – the region’s award-winning ASIA’S BOUTIQUE AIRLINE, offering flyers special deals on hotel bookings. Travelers can find this new hotel offer today at http://bangkokair.partners.agoda.com/ more

Agoda Celebrates the Year of the Ox with Hot Hotel Deals for the Chinese New Year

BANGKOK, Thailand, January 14, 2009

The holiday celebrations continue as the Chinese New Year, the most important date on the Chinese calendar, comes early this year falling on January 26th. Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations company, readies itself for the Year of the Ox, helping Chinese communities celebrate by offering availability at preferred hotels, with great rates in top Asian destinations. more

Agoda Begins Thailand's Countdown to 2009 with Amazing Winter Deals

BANGKOK, Thailand, December 20, 2008

To get in on the Christmas spirit and celebrate the coming new year, Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations service, is offering customers a number of unbeatable, last-minute Thailand hotels deals. To boost tourism Thailand hotelshave begun to slash their rates, even during this normal "peak period". Agoda is now able to offer further savings of up to 40% off these already discounted rates.more

Agoda Offers Asian Alternatives for Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations

BANGKOK, Thailand, December 11, 2008

As 2008 winds down, festivities crank up all over the world and Asian destinations are becoming ever more popular with unique and interesting variations of Christmas and New Year celebrations.  Agoda.com, an online hotel booking company, encourages travelers to spend a memorable holiday season away from the cold and snow, with a number of last minute hot Asian hotel deals to light up the season.more

Agoda Cheers Hong Kong’s WinterFest

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 27, 2008

Hong Kong holidays are great anytime of the year, but it’s during ‘WinterFest’ that Hong Kong really lights up. Great food, fantastic shopping, amazing sights and sounds, and a moderate climate make this city an ideal destination for travelers.  Agoda.com, an online hotel booking company, has confirmed that 'WinterFest' is the perfect time of year to experience Hong Kong and get into that festive spirit. more

Agoda and American Express Make Traveling in Asia Even Easier

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 19, 2008

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, announced a marketing partnership with American Express Singapore, which offers a special promotion on hotel bookings for American Express cardholders in Singapore. American Express Cardmembers can find this new hot promotion today at www.amex.agoda.com, in which Agoda's already low hotel rates dropped even lower for a limited time period. more

Agoda Offers Asia's Top 10 Resorts for Wellness Holidays

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 10, 2008

It's time to refresh, re-energize and re-evaluate your lifestyle by getting away from tension filled days and spending the holidays rejuvenating both the mind and body. As traditional Asian treatments become the preferred choice for tourists, Agoda.com,an Asian online hotel reservations service, offers a myriad of enjoyable ways to spend wellness vacations with 10 world renowned holistic health resorts in Asia. more

Agoda.com Offers Halloween Roundup Of Haunted Hotels From Around The World

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 20, 2008

Just in time for Halloween, Agoda.com, the Asian online hotel service that is part of priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) today released its list of the most celebrated haunted hotels around the world. Halloween falls on a Friday this year, making it possible to take a long and exotic scary weekend. Many haunted hotels in the U.S. and abroad are still available for booking through Priceline.com and Priceline's network, e.g. Agoda.com for hotels in Asia and Booking.com for hotels in Europe. more

Agoda Lights Up Thailand's Loy Kratong Festival with Hot Hotel Deals

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 14, 2008

Thailand's rivers, canals and night sky will all be glowing during November's Loy Kratong Festival. This traditional and romantic celebration falls during the week of Nov 8th– 12ththis year. Agoda.com, an online hotel reservation website has secured some hot hotel deals to celebrate this "must see" festival of Thailand. more

"Angelic Views in Asia's City of Angels" Agoda's Top 10 hotels to view Bangkok, 2008's "World's Best City"

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 29, 2008

Already a tourist hot spot (both figuratively and literally), Bangkok is now unlike any time in the past, as the readers of Travel and Leisure just acknowledged by voting Bangkok the "World's Best City, 2008". Being a city so rich in sights and sounds, seemingly everywhere, Bangkok can feel overwhelming at times. Luckily Bangkok hotels have made enjoying the city’s wonderful madness a little easier, by creating outstanding viewpoints to enjoy this vast city. Agoda .com salutes Bangkok and proposes top 10 hotels to check out some of Bangkok's amazing views. more

Agoda Wants You to Prepare for China's Canton Fair

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 11, 2008

Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations service which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia and around the world, is reminding business travelers to prepare early, if they plan to attend the autumn "Canton Fair". This year's version will be the 104th session of China's largest Import & Export Fair and is set to be housed in the Pazhou Complex in southeast Guangzhou. more

Agoda strengthens partnership with Compass Hospitality by distributing new properties in central Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand, September 08, 2008

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, has extended its partnership with Compass Hospitality to include distribution of its new properties via Agoda's websites. With a portfolio of 45 managed properties, comprising of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments, Compass Hospitality will be opening 4 new properties later this year and into early 2009. more

It's nightlife in the fast lane for F1 fans as Agoda revs up hotel deals for world's first Grandprix in the dark

BANGKOK, August 25, 2008

It's going to be hot in the city on the nights of the 24–28th September in Singapore when the chequered flag is raised and guns spark off the first ever evening grandprix in F1 history. To mark the event, online travel merchant, Agoda Company, has arranged a series of hotel deals for racing fans. more

The Weekends are Higher On The New 'Singapore Flyer', Says Agoda With Hot Hotel Deals To Celebrate The World's Tallest Observation Wheel

BANGKOK, August 06, 2008

A weekend trip to Southeast Asia just reached greater heights with the creation of a 165 meters (541 feet) - observation wheel that towers over the world famous London Eye. The moving 'Singapore Flyer' will be a sight to see, and give visitors not only an incredible 360° view over the Singaporean cityscape but glimpses of Malaysia and Indonesia too. more

Agoda Tempts Travelers further with Hot Hotel Deals Over Hong Kong's 'Summer Temptations' Festival

BANGKOK, July 30, 2008

Hong Kong is so hot that it's sizzling with style. Visitors couldn't pick a better time to bask in the delights of this stunning Asian metropolis than during the 'Summer Temptations' festival, a celebration punctuated by great shopping deals, events and culinary surprises. And online travel company Agoda has made a visit even more tempting by offering unbeatable rates at a range of Hong Kong hotels. more

The Boast Of Beijing: Agoda Presents Capital Hot Spots And Hotter Hotel Deals During Olympics

BANGKOK, July 21, 2008

There couldn't be a hotter time to visit Beijing than the present - while it has Summer Olympics fever. With the Chinese capital in the limelight, tourists are presented with a wonderful array of cultural activities to participate in, besides the obvious upcoming sports events. more

Golfing in Southeast Asia: Agoda says the region's right on par with top 10 golf resort pick list

June 24, 2008

It's no real surprise that Southeast Asia has become a golf Mecca. With over 32,000 courses and an estimated 50 million active golfers, the sport is the fastest growing in the world. Factor in Southeast Asia's diverse terrain, expanse of land and ingenuity for hospitality and it is understandable why avid golfers are seeking out the greener side of fairways in this part of the globe. more

Life's a beach in Southeast Asia says Agoda, with the release of top 10 beach resorts list

BANGKOK, June 03, 2008

Its summertime and online hotel booking site Agoda Company says the living is easy in Southeast Asia with the release of its top 10 beach resorts. As the Northern Hemisphere warms towards summer, Agoda has recommended a number of resorts in the region for holidaymakers to cool down in style. more

Agoda says 'shop til you drop' at the Great Singapore Sale with hot hotel deals for bargain hunters now until end of July

BANGKOK, May 23, 2008

Shoppers rejoice! The famous Great Singapore Salehas begun and runs for an entire 2 months (from May 23 until July 20) offering bargain buyers unbeatable discounts on a variety of international and luxury brands. more

Agoda Awarded 'Best Accommodation' Website in Asia by TravelMole

BANGKOK, March 19, 2008

Online hotel bookingsite Agoda Company has been awarded the 'Best Accommodation' website in Asia at the inaugural TravelMole Web Awards for Asia in Singapore. more

Agoda raises the red lantern with hot hotel deals for Chinese New Year

BANGKOK, January 16, 2008

To mark the 2008 Year of the Rat, online hotel merchant Agoda Companywishes its customers a warm "Gong Xi Fa Cai" with special hotel rates at Asian hotspots. more

Agoda Company releases Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Southeast Asia list for 2008

BANGKOK, January 9, 2008

Online hotel bookingmerchant, Agoda Company, has released its list of top 10 boutique hotels within Southeast Asia to coincide with the start of the Year 2008. more

Agoda Wishes You a Merry Christmas in Asia with Last Minute Availability & Hot Hotel Deals

SINGAPORE, December 13, 2007

To join in on the Christmas festivities and welcome 2008, Agoda Company, an online travel and discount hotel bookings website is offering customers a number of last-minute, unbeatable hotel deals in Asia. more

Agoda offers sporting rates for Asia's premier regatta, The King's Cup

November 22, 2007

The sails are officially up for the King's Cup and Agoda Company celebrates the "jewel in the crown" of Asia's yachting circuit with special rates and availability for hotels in Phuket. Known as one of the most picturesque races in the world, the King's Cup Regatta attracts over 100 sailing participants, including heavyweights training for the Beijing Olympics. more

Priceline.com Acquires Asian Online Hotel Reservation Service Agoda Company

November 10, 2007

Priceline.com®(NASDAQ: PCLN) announced today that it has acquired Bangkok - and Singapore-based Agoda Company, an online travel company specializing in hotel discount bookings throughout Asia, in a transaction that includes an initial cash payment and a multi - year, performancenb - based earn - out. more

Agoda Company celebrates Thailand's Loy Kratong festival by offering last minute deals at hotel hotspots

November 1, 2007

To mark the most romantic of the Thai festivals - Loy Kratong - Agoda Company, a discount online hotel bookings site, has arranged exclusive rates and availability with hotels close to some of Thailand's nicest waterways. Definitely the most romantic of the Thai celebrations, the popular Loy Kratong is a must-experience for those visiting the land of smiles. Held on the 24th of November this year, the festival was originally adopted by Buddhists during the reign of Thai King Rama IV in 1863. more

Agoda Connects to 800 Chinese Hotels Via DerbySoft

SINGAPORE, September 26, 2007

Agoda Company, an online travel company specializing in hotel discount bookings in Asia, has announced a partnership with DerbySoft, a company that provides connectivity solutions to hotels and travel agents across the world. DerbySoft's technology helps hotels distribute last minute inventory and prices updated in real time to preferred suppliers like Agoda. For Agoda's customers, this means access to rooms in sold–out periods and opportunities for substantial discounts on last minute trips. more

Agoda announces partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, September 13, 2007

Agoda Company, an online travel company specializing in hotel discount bookings in Asia, has announced an arrangement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to distribute their Asia Pacific properties via Agoda's websites. Representing eight luxury hotel and resort brands including the Sheraton, Le Meridien, St Regis and Westin hotels, Starwood have 124 properties in the Asia Pacific with over 50 new hotels opening in the region over the next year. more

Agoda applauds Southeast Asian Hotels with child-friendly facilities by promoting 'Best Family Resorts in SEA' list

SINGAPORE September 3, 2007

As Southeast Asian countries become increasingly popular vacation hot spots for families, Agoda Company, an online travel and discount hotel bookings website, has released its list of 'Best Family Resorts in SEA' to highlight hotels that specifically cater for children. According to Agoda.com statistics, there has been a consistent growth in the number of bookings made for family–style accommodation since 2004, with the quantity of bookings having quadrupled in the last 3 years. This is complemented by an increase in the number of hotels who specialize in children's facilities and activities including kids clubs and baby sitting services. more

Agoda Celebrates the Thailand Tennis Open with Extra Discounts on Hotels

SINGAPORE August 30, 2007

To celebrate Southeast Asia's premiere tennis event, the Thailand Open 2007, Agoda Company, an online travel and discount hotel bookings website, has arranged special discounts at hotels near the venue. In line with the organizing committee’s dedication to keeping ticket prices low, Agoda.comhas sourced the best possible rates for fans at a selection of mid-range to luxury hotels during the tournament period of 22nd to 30th September. For tennis lovers who reside in the region, the Thailand Open is a must-see event, and this year is sure to cause a 'racquet' with five of the world’s top 10 male tennis players. more

Agoda Confirms 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' in Asia

SINGAPORE July 25, 2007

Supporting international findings that girlfriend getaways have become an increasingly popular trend, independent online travel website and hotel booking company Agoda.com, has noted a marked increase in the number of reservations made by Western women to Asian destinations in the past year. As a specialist in the Asian travel market, Agoda Company lists thousands of hotels in a variety of Asian destinations. Their internal data revealed a 70% boost in the number of bookings made by women – mostly from Australia and the U.S. – to hotspots such as Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand from July 2006 to present. more

Agoda Shows Support for "Green Hotel" Initiatives with Top 10 Pick List of Eco-friendly Asian Resorts

SINGAPORE 18 July 2007

In line with the global movement to 'go greener', agoda.com, an independent online travel company that specializes in discount hotel bookings, has released a 'Top 10' pick list of eco–friendly hotels in Asia. As travelers the world over realize that the responsibility to protect the environment is a shared one, they are adopting greener lifestyles and scrutinizing the hotels and destinations they choose to stay in. According to the International Ecotourism Society, approximately 70% of travelers prefer to pay a premium rate for a hotel that is eco friendly than one that is better–priced but void of corporate social responsibility policies. more

Asia Web Offers Trips and Tips

International Herald Tribune May 26, 2007

by Aline Sullivan
TRAVELERS based in Asia have long had a poor deal when trying to plan and book trips online. Many of the best travel sites on Asia cater to people in North America and, to a lesser degree, Europe. Asia features predominantly as a destination, rather than as a starting point. more

Agoda makes Olympic effort to support Beijing Games

Travel Daily News April 20, 2007

Agoda is gearing up to help meet consumer needs during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The Beijing Organizing Committee estimates that more than 1.5 million beds will be needed to accommodate foreign and Chinese tourists. Beijing currently has only 109,000 rooms in 658 star-rated hotels. According to Agoda the company has been aggressively improving inventory relationships in China, seeking out new sources of supply and setting up special service and content teams to meet Olympic needs. more

Former Amazon.com Chief Scientist Appointed Special Advisor To Agoda.com

SINGAPORE March 26, 2007

Online hotel merchant Agoda Company Pte. Ltd, announced today that it has appointed Andreas S. Weigend, Ph.D., the former Chief Scientist of Amazon.com, as Special Advisor. Dr Weigend teaches Data Mining and E–Business at Stanford University, and works as an independent consultant with customer–centric companies. He conducts workshops and counsels top management at Fortune 500 companies, teaches executive courses at several of the world's most prestigious universities, and delivers keynotes at conferences on topics including the impact of the internet on individuals, business, and society and the resulting opportunities. more

Agoda Signs Agreement to Distribute Hotel Reservation Services for Viva Macau Airlines

SINGAPORE March 13, 2007

Agoda, an independent online travel company that specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia Pacific and around the world, today announced the signing of an agreement with Viva Macau Airlines to distribute web-based hotel reservation services. more

Agoda.com Backs Wellness Travel Trend

SINGAPORE March 5, 2007

According to Agoda.com, an independent online travel company, one of the fastest growing segments of their travel business is "wellness travel", a segment dedicated to fitness, spas, yoga and mediation retreats, medical tourism and other personal pampering. Wilfred Fan, Vice President of Business Development at Agoda estimates that the wellness segment is expected to grow at least 150% during 2007. more

The Company You Keep: Award-winning New York Adman Joins Agoda Company

SINGAPORE February 26, 2007

Alan Platt never planned to leave the Big Apple, let alone go client-side. The veteran Madison Avenue Creative Director received a Gold Lion in Cannes for a Kellogg's campaign and wrote New York Life's famous tagline "The Company You Keep". Now Platt has joined Agoda Company as Creative Director and is shaking things up at the Asia-based online travel company Agoda.com. Platt will be based primarily in Bangkok, where Agoda maintains its operations center on the 27th floor of the plush new Offices at Central World. more

Agoda Company Celebrates Visit Malaysia Year 2007

SINGAPORE February 16, 2007

Agoda (www.agoda.com), an independent online travel company specializing in securing the lowest hotel prices in Asia and around the world, continues its support for tourism in Malaysia by offering great deals on almost 200 properties throughout the country including the largest property in the world. Malaysia was recently voted "Best Value for Money Destination" by readers of Global Traveler magazine. more

Former KSC and Sanook.com Chief Technology Officer Joins Agoda Company

SINGAPORE February 7, 2007

Agoda (www.agoda.com), an independent online travel company that specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia and around the world, today announced the appointment of Mr. Joost Doevelaar as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Agoda Company, effective immediately. more

Agoda Partners with Central Hotels And Resorts

SINGAPORE January 23, 2007

Agoda (www.agoda.com), an independent online travel company specializing in securing the best available rates in Asia and around the world, today announced the launch of a chain–wide partnership with Central Hotels and Resorts. more

Agoda.com & Samui Peninsula Hotel Sign Distribution Agreement
Independent hotel adopts online distribution channel and technologies.

SINGAPORE January 3, 2007

Agoda (www.agoda.com), an independent online travel company that specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia Pacific and around the world, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with the Samui Peninsula Resort and Spa, located on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. more

Agoda Company Co–founder Celebrates 10 Years as Travel Entrepreneur

SINGAPORE December 16, 2006

Michael Kenny recalls a "lightning fast" decade in the travel business.It's a long way from a mountain bike in Phuket to a plush office in Bangkok's Offices at Central World, but Michael Kenny, CEO of Agoda Company, remembers it as a fast ride. When he launched Tropical Trails in November 1996, he had no idea where the road would take him. "I was passionate about travel and tourism, but not sure if I could create a successful business running bike tours on Phuket. I tried it anyway. That determination to pursue his passion for travel has paid off for Kenny. more

Agoda Signs Full Content Distribution Deal with Accor Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE December 4, 2006

Agoda (www.agoda.com), an independent online travel company that specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia and around the world, today announced a full content distribution agreement with Accor Asia Pacific, representing a major distribution partnership for Accor in the region. more

The real test of web site design

The Bangkok Post October 11, 2006

by James Hein
I have had a bad networking week, and it has stressed to me how important it is to have a good network set up both at your end and at the client's end. more

Agoda World Cup Rate Cuts Remain In Place

(PRWEB) July 28, 2006

While Thailand tourism has been hit hard by the World Cup, Agoda (agoda.com) - which has its operations headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand - has responded with price cuts, and these cuts may remain in place, at least for a little while longer. As many as 40,000 fewer tourists were expected to arrive during the four weeks of the competition. This forced serious action by Agoda. more

Flight Plan, A guide to booking your own travel online and saving big

BK Magazine No. 122 FEB 10-16, 2006

by Genny Griffiths
Dedicated Hotel Booking www.agoda.com Bangkok-based, this site looks good, moves fast and offers discounted rates at hotels all over Asia, Australia and the US (not just major tral destinations). more

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