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Agoda offers superb value for Canton Fair 2010 delegates

BANGKOK, 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.

Staged twice a year in Guangzhou – the 'Flower City' – the China Import and Export Fair is Asia’s most expansive and comprehensive trade expo.

The Canton Fair showcases a broad range of Chinese-made products from computer parts to children's toys. Both international and domestic companies come to exhibit their products at one of the 50,000-odd booths at the Pazhou Exhibition Center.

Different types of products will be exhibited during each of the Canton Fair’s three phases. Phase One (April 15-19) focuses on machinery and electronics. Phase Two (April 23-27) features home décor and crafts. Phase Three (May 1-5) showcases clothing, fashion and textiles.

Last October’s fair attracted more than 30,000 overseas buyers – an increase of almost 20% from the previous year. Even more exhibitors and buyers are expected this year.

Guangzhou is an ideal location for the fair, having been China's main trading port for centuries. Portuguese sailors dubbed the city 'Canton' in the 16th Century and the city still goes by that name across Europe and America. Guangzhou is conveniently located 45 minutes by air from Hong Kong Airport and 90 minutes by express train. The fair's close proximity to Hong Kong means travelers can end their business trip with a stint of shopping in HK's upmarket Central district or unwind in luxury in one of Causeway Bay's top-tier hotels.

Guangzhou is one of China's most populous cities with a great range of hotels. Agoda has secured significant discounts in strategically located properties across Guangzhou, plus a selection in Hong Kong for those wishing to extend their trip.

Hotels in Guangzhou

The Garden Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 345. Agoda rate USD 310 per night. Stay in an Elite/Deluxe Room for minimum 3 nights between April 14 – May 5 and pay as little as USD 310 per night.

Grand Hyatt – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 342. Agoda rate USD 273 per night. Book a room 7 days in advance and enjoy 20% discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14–22 and April 26–May 5.

Grand International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 191. Agoda rate USD 162 per night. Book any room for a minimum of 2 nights and enjoy 15% discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14-19 and April 30 – May 5

Asia International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 219. Agoda rate USD 198. Book a Deluxe room for a minimum 4 nights and enjoy 10% discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14 – May 5.

Donlord International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 177. Agoda rate USD 157. Stay 3 nights and enjoy 11% discount. Stay 4 nights and get 15% discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14-19 and April 22-27.

Dong Fang Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 498. Agoda rate USD 217. This special rate is available for stays between April 14-19 and April 30 – May 5.

Jianguo Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 509. Agoda rate USD 229. This special rate is available for stays between April 14 and May 5.

Hong Kong Hotels

Island Shangri-la Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 412. Agoda rate USD 350. Book a Deluxe Harbour View or Deluxe Peak View Room and enjoy 15% discount if you book 7 days in advance.

The Langham Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 264. Agoda rate USD 211. Book 30 days in advance and enjoy 20% discount.

The Mira – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 245. Agoda rate USD 208. Book 3 days in advance and enjoy 15% discount.

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 180. Agoda rate USD 120. Pay 2 nights stay 3 nights if you book a Garden View with your VISA card.