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Agoda Gets Technical at CommunicAsia2009

BANGKOK, May 20, 2009

Singapore opens its doors and welcomes industry insiders and tech savvy 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.

CommunicAsia2009, which includes EnterpriseIT2009 and InteractiveDME, is expected to draw over 50,000 business and trade professionals, over 1,500 exhibiting companies, as well as delegates from more than 65 countries worldwide. During the frenzied four days, Singapore Expo becomes Asia’s one-stop technology platform allowing international visitors to check out the latest technological trends at 22 international pavilions and network with some of the industry’s biggest names.

The WiMAX, IPTV and Mobile Entertainment segments were the most popular attractions during 2008’s exhibition, drawing huge crowds. These areas are set to return in 2009, with "hot" new technology additions like Navigation and Location-based Services, Femtocell and Green IT, all of which are expecting to garner major interest.

Mr. Wilfred Fan, Vice President of Agoda commented, "Singapore will be a busy place in the coming months with a plethora of events occurring in the city-state. CommunicAsia2009 is the center stage for technology professionals and Singapore is sure to enhance its reputation as Asia’s hub for international business during the exhibition. Agoda has been able to secure some great rates on accommodations for the event’s duration but we’re recommending travelers to reserve their hotel rooms early, by checking Agoda’s hot Singapore hotels for CommunicAsia. With an event this popular, rooms tend to sell out quickly."

Agoda's special hotel deals and promotions for CommunicAsia2009 include

ORCHARD (20-minute drive from Singapore Expo and Singapore Changi Airport)

Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel  4.5 star
Club Deluxe Room with free breakfast, broadband and mini bar
Rate starting at USD199 (normally USD344)
Traders Hotel  5 star
Superior Room, Rate starting at USD107 (normally USD 186)
Promotion: Stay 3 nights get 1 night free

EAST COAST (8-minute drive from Singapore Expo and 10-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport)

Paramount Hotel  4-star , Deluxe Room, Rate starting at USD89 (normally USD155)
Promotion: Early Bird Deal, 10% discount for 14 days booking in advance

MARINA BAY/ FINANCIAL DISTRICT (15-minute drive from Singapore Expo and 20-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport)

Amara Hotel   4 star
Deluxe Room, Rate starting at USD164 (normally USD285)
Promotion: Early Bird Deal, 20% discount for 7 days booking in advance
Naumi Hotel  5 star, Premium Room, Rate starting at USD 195 (normally USD338)
Marina Mandarin Hotel  5 star, Deluxe Room, Rate starting at USD 171 (normally USD 297)
Carlton Hotel  4 star, Superior Room, Rate starting at USD178 (normally USD 297)

CHANGI (8-minute drive from Singapore Expo and 10-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport)

Changi Village-A Far East Hotel  4.5 star, Superior Room, Rate starting at USD137 (normally USD238)

For more information regarding Agoda Company Pte., Ltd., please go to the website at www.agoda.com or contact the Agoda customer service team via telephone at +66 2 625 9100 or e-mail at info@agoda.com


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