Agoda in the News introduces family-friendly hotel booking features

SINGAPORE (February 29, 2012), Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced great new features that make booking a family-friendly hotel easier than ever.

Family trips can produce the fondest of memories, both for kids and adults, and now makes it simpler than ever to plan a great family vacation.  With deals at more than 170,000 properties on offer through, it's reassuring to know there are helpful site features that make it easy to find great-value deals in the right hotels. has listened to feedback from literally hundreds of thousands of families and enhanced its site offerings to make sure parents can find the perfect family destination in just a few clicks.

More than 300K family reviews has more than 300K reviews by families and more than 1.2M reviews overall – all authentic reviews by real customers. Parents searching for a great hotel can sort these reviews by traveler type to find the best properties for them as rated by like-minded travelers.

More than 35K family-friendly hotels
To refine their search, customers can tick the 'Family / Child Friendly' box under 'Hotel Facilities'. lists more than 35,000 hotels that identify themselves as 'Family Friendly', whether that means a kid's club, day care or free meals for children. And of course, summer holidays wouldn't be the same without some splash time. To see only the available hotels with a pool, customers can tick 'Swimming Pool' under 'Hotel Facilities'.

Flexible booking policy understands that plans always change with families, so there is no cancellation fee on many of our rooms. Many hotels will also issue a full refund for cancelled stays.  At the same time, parents will also find super-low rates on that are non-refundable.  So, whether families are looking for maximum value or maximum flexibility, they'll find the property that’s right for them.

Instant confirmation
Instant confirmation on all bookings gives parents peace of mind – there's no waiting to hear back from the hotel, so families can lock in a great rate as soon as they find one, with 100% certainty.

Children Stay Free
Every hotel listed on has its own policy regarding children who can stay for free using the existing bedding. To find this information, parents can expand the 'Hotel Policies' section on each hotel page to see that property's policies regarding children and the age up to which their kids stay free.

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