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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.

July holds a number of exciting events in some of the world’s best destinations and Agoda is pleased to offer special rates for each location, enabling travelers to save no matter where their journey takes them.

Whether it's running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, or watching fireworks over the Nevada desert on Independence Day, July offers an array of unique cultural experiences. Europe, as always, is replete with festivals, while Japan gets loud with the Fuji Rock Festival. To help travelers get the most out of their adventures, Agoda is offering top rates at more than 100,000 hotels worldwide, with some extra special deals happening during the month of July.

'Agoda's Top Travel Picks for July' presents a round-up of the world’s most exciting events with great Agoda promotions to match.

Agoda's Top Travel Picks for July

Destination: USA
Occasion: Independence Day
Date: July 4
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada.
Celebrate: Travelers combining the patriotism of July 4th plus the glitz of Vegas will have a truly memorable Independence Day on the Strip. Celebrations run from Thursday 1st and include stage shows by big celebrities, picnics, pool-side parties and barbecues and, of course, fireworks.
Be sure to: Enjoy a cool lemonade by the pool and catch a fireworks display over the Nevada desert.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas – 4 stars
Casino Tower Mountain View room rates from USD 172 per night. Book any room type through Agoda and enjoy 30% discount. Valid from July 1 – December 30.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas – 5 stars
Luxury Suite rates from USD 229 per night. Book a Venetian Luxury Suite and receive USD150 worth of resort extras per stay.

Destination: Germany
Occasion: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Date: July 7-11
Location: Berlin
Celebrate: Runway shows are scheduled all week in this European capital of cool, as are sales, parties, awards ceremonies and trade shows. Outside of fashion, Berlin has no shortage of cultural attractions – the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdammer Platz are also must-sees.
Be sure to: Catch an upcoming designer's show, sip cocktails in the observation deck of the Berlin TV Tower, shop along the Ku'Damm.

Citadines Berlin Kurfürstendamm, Berlin – 3 stars
Normal rate USD 140. Agoda rate from USD 92.Book a studio for 4 nights or more and save 25%. Valid until September 30 2010.

Destination: Spain
Occasion: San Fermin festival
Date: July 7-14
Location: Pamplona
Celebrate: The festival of San Fermin draws around a million visitors each year. This high-spirited occasion includes parades, fireworks, general revelry and the running of the bulls – a tradition that involves members of the public trying to outrun bulls as they make their way to the bullring. Injuries to runners are common, so watching from a safe distance is recommended.
Be sure to: Party with the locals, sample chilled glasses of manzanilla at a tapas bar, feast on bocadillos (the Spanish version of a sandwich).

Tryp Sancho Ramirez Hotel, Pamplona – 3 stars
Book a Tryp Room through Agoda from USD 255 per night, normal rate USD 514. Book a Superior room through Agoda for USD 273, normal rate 551.

Destination: France
Occasion: Bastille Day
Date: July 14
Location: Paris
Celebrate: To commemorate the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the Champs-Élysées stages military parades and marching bands throughout the day. At night, the mood lifts with a fireworks display launched from the Eiffel Tower. July is beautifully warm in Paris, providing an excellent excuse for indulging in al fresco meals and moonlight strolls.
Be sure to: Drink coffee at a street side café, ride the open deck of the tourist bus, people-watch in the Tuileries Garden, near the Louvre.

Mac Mahon Hotel, Paris – 3 stars
Book a Classic Double Room through Agoda from USD159, normal rate USD 374. Book a Superior Twin Room through Agoda from USD 171, normal rate USD 401.

Destination: Ireland
Occasion: Galway Arts Festival
Date: July 12-25
Location: Galway
Celebrate: The Galway Arts Festival is one of Europe's most respected arts events, offering a full schedule including theater, street performances, comedy shows, live music and visual arts. Galway is a historic and picturesque coastal city with medieval streets and castles to explore.
Be sure to: Sample stout beer and Irish stew, visit the Spanish Arch and the Long Walk, and learn some Irish phrases to impress and confuse friends back home.

Clayton Hotel, Galway – 4 stars
Book a Special Offer Room through Agoda from USD 84 per night, normal rate USD 164. Book 2 nights B&B + Dinner for USD 146 per night, normal rate USD 299.

Destination: Japan
Occasion: Fuji Rock Festival
Date: July 30 – August 1
Location: Naeba Ski Resort
Celebrate: A full line-up of international artists converges at Naeba Ski Resort, around 230km from Tokyo. This three-day concert covers all types of contemporary music with more than 100 bands and DJs confirmed for this year's event.
Be sure to: Enjoy the beautiful scenery, spend a few nights in Tokyo, and stage your own karaoke night to indulge your rock-star ambitions.

Hotel Monterey Ginza, Tokyo – 3 stars
Book a 10th Anniversary Double Room through Agoda from USD 109, normal rate USD 257.


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