Agoda in the News
Agoda adds Arabic to its international language sites
SINGAPORE (September 29, 2010)
Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, today announces the launch of www.agoda.ae, Agoda's Arabic language site.
Agoda lists more than 140,000 properties worldwide, with more than 9,000 within Asia. Travelers booking through Agoda are provided 24/7 customer support should they need it, while a best price guarantee ensures competitive prices year round. Millions of travelers from around the globe book hotel rooms through Agoda and with agoda.ae now live, Arabic-speaking customers will find it easier than ever to secure a great hotel deal.
Agoda’s CEO Michael Kenny remarked, “Destinations like Bangkok, Dubai and Beirut are traditional favorites for Agoda’s Arabic-speaking clientele, and now with an Arabic site, booking these destinations on Agoda will be more convenient."
"As a result of the growing global penetration of internet e-commerce, we’ve seen several new places becoming popular with Arabic-speaking clients, such as Jakarta and Singapore, plus Malaysian destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Genting Highlands. We expect this trend to continue."
The Agoda site now operates in 32 different languages, with more in development. Each foreign language translation of the Agoda site provides customers with the same easy-to-use interface as the English site, complete with promotions, hotel photos, a locator map and a full list of property facilities and amenities.
Customers of all nationalities buying room nights through Agoda will not only find great rates and promotions, but accrue Rewards Points each time they book. Rewards Points are worth 4-7% of the cost of each booking and can be used to reduce the price of a future hotel stay at any Agoda Special Offers hotel.
To learn more about Agoda, contact PR@agoda.com