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Agoda Cheers Hong Kong's WinterFest

BANGKOK, 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.

Hong Kong's 'WinterFest' starts on the 28thof November and runs until January 4th, 2009. A magnificent festival of sights and sounds encapsulates Victoria Harbor in a stunning Christmas light spectacular next to the Avenue of Stars Wishing Parade of Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront promenade. Hong Kong gets into the spirit by decorating the entire city in full Christmas regalia, including an antique Christmas Tram, themed trucks with carol singers, a multimedia Christmas tree display at Ocean Park's ice skating extravaganza, and the huge Christmas Tree of Statue Square.

World renowned as a premiere shopping destination, Hong Kong is ideal for shopaholics. 'WinterFest' promotions in a festive atmosphere create a shopping haven throughout the city. The magnificent malls of Causeway Bay and countless shops of Mongkok's Nathan Road light up with decorations and deals galore, helping you to easily fulfill those gift lists in an enjoyable manner.

The festivities stretch throughout Hong Kong and into Lantau where visitors can create Christmas memories with family and friends at Hong Kong Disneyland's Sparkling Christmas. Shatin in the New Territories will be hosting the 43rd Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo while Music Sunday's at the Peak, Hong Kong's famous vantage point is a popular spot to relax and take in the views on the weekend. For nightlife, the famous Christmas Parties of Lan Kwai Fong bring the crowds in droves, all to celebrate the holidays and Hong Kong's 'WinterFest.

Agoda Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Wilfred Fan remarked, "Hong Kong is a great destination throughout the year, but winter is the most tempting for tourists because of its mild climate and the amazing festivities of 'WinterFest'. Wherever visitors stay, Hong Kong’s outstanding transportation system allows easy access to all festival venues, so no matter what your budget, seeing all the sights is a breeze. Agoda.com is pleased to help travelers enjoy the winter holidays in Hong Kong by offering unbeatable hotel deals".

Agoda presents special deals at the following hotels:

Regal Airport Hotel 5-star hotel in Lantau Island.
Rate starting at USD 245 (normally USD 606)

Regal Hongkong Hotel  5-star hotel in Causeway Bay.
Rate Starting at USD 186 (normally USD 217)

Eaton Hotel 4-star hotel in Kowloon.
Rate starting at USD 93 (normally USD 284)

City Garden 4-star hotel in Causeway Bay.
Rate starting at USD 92 (normally USD 181)

Regal Kowloon Hotel 4-star hotel in Tsimshatsui.
Rate starting at USD 139 (normally USD 464)

Regal Riverside Hotel 4-star hotel in Shatin.
Rate starting at USD 74 (normally USD 121)

Regal Oriental Hotel  4-star hotel in Kowloon.
Rate starting at USD 83 (normally USD 162)

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


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