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Agoda.com Partners with Rydges Hotels and Resorts to Distribute Properties Throughout Australia and New Zealand

BANGKOK, February 02, 2009

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings in Asia, today announced a partnership with Australian owned, Rydges Hotels & Resorts . The partnership allows distribution of Rydges' properties via Agoda's websites. Representing a wide range of resorts and  hotels in Australia and New Zealand, the company has 36 existing properties in some of the region's most popular destinations.

Rydges Hotels & Resorts released a company statement advising of the need for a fast, effective sales channel, especially in an unpredictable economic climate. Rydges has always supported online channels as a great marketing tool and way to further promote their properties. Agoda’s proprietary Yield Control System was found to provide greater flexibility in offering promotions during lower seasons and helped improve yield during peak travel periods.

This partnership is expected to increase Rydges exposure in Asia since Agoda has a strong regional online presence, large member base, extensive reach and is supported by a user friendly website and large, dedicated, multi-lingual service team. Rydges seems extremely encouraged by the results since teaming with Agoda. By all accounts, the partnership looks to be a good fit.

According to Wilfred Fan, Agoda's Vice President, Business Development, "Partnering with an Australian brand as well-known and respected as Rydges Hotels & Resorts affirms Agoda’s ability to provide extensive coverage of a user-friendly marketplace to travelers. We work closely with hotel partners to provide accurate and detailed information on our websites and call centers so users can make informed choices. In addition, our real-time distribution of hotel inventory gives our partners the ability to control and adjust to the changing market conditions. This partnership is a perfect fit for both parties."

Agoda offers hotel booking services through websites in twenty languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and many European languages. The sites are supported by a multilingual, customer service team which operates 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

For more information regarding Agoda, please access its website at www.agoda.com or contact the Agoda Team via e-mail at info@agoda.com.


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