BANGKOK, 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.
The seven brands of IHG include InterContinental®Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza®Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®and Candlewood Suites®. IHG represents over 4,150 properties with nearly 620,000 guest rooms. IHG is expecting rapid expansion in the Asia Pacific region and is looking to Agoda to help drive the process. Agoda.com is considered a specialist in the Asian marketplace and although the partnership includes access to IHG’s properties worldwide, Agoda is expected to focus initially on the Asia Pacific region in popular destinations like Beijing, Tokyo, and Mumbai.
Wilfred Fan, Agoda's Vice President of Business Development remarked, "We are extremely excited to add IHG's vast inventory to our site. Providing the best accommodation options at the most competitive prices are Agoda's top priorities. By securing and distributing IHG's content on our easy to use, informative sites, we are able to create an expansive platform for IHG to reach their target audiences and strengthen their online presence."
"Securing a distribution agreement with a leading hotel and resort brand as strong as IHG once again proves Agoda’s ability to provide an efficient, user-friendly marketplace to our partners." Mr. Fan added.
Jos Weesjes, Vice President, Distribution Marketing IHG Asia Pacific, said, "Partnering with Agoda was the logical next step to our online distribution expansion in the Asia Pacific region. Agoda’s easily identifiable brand, industry knowledge and their extensive membership base of over 750,000 customers will be key factors in helping us achieve our growth targets. By entering into this agreement with Agoda, we are now able to further extend our inventory to an ever-growing online consumer market."
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