Agoda in the News app update enables mobile Rewards redemption

SINGAPORE (March 21, 2012), Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced mobile app updates for iPhone and Android that allow customers to earn and redeem Rewards Points on the go.

Launched in mid-2011, the mobile apps are some of the most downloaded apps in the travel sphere, with almost a million downloads of the apps to date. In December 2011, the App Safari website rated the app 4.5 out of 5, calling it, "an efficient, intuitively designed hotels reservation app," that is "designed for international travel."

In another positive review, Australian Business Traveller said, "it's especially useful if you're looking to book last-minute hotels on the road… it's an excellent app to have a few finger-taps away in case you need a night at a hotel urgently."

France's 'number one mobile magazine' Mobile said, "If you travel for business or wish to plan a trip, here is an exhaustive tool to help you compare rates and book a hotel with just a few clicks directly via your mobile device.”

The app allow travelers to browse and book the latest rates on hundreds of thousands of properties worldwide. Functions like 'Find Hotels Near Me' are perfect for on-the-go bookings, and customer reviews and full photo galleries are viewable with just a few swipes of the screen.

With the latest updates – v2.3 for iPhone and v2.4 for Android – customers can get even more value out of their mobile hotel bookings. members are now able to earn and redeem Rewards Points for hotel bookings made through the app, plus they can sort and filter search results by price to find the absolute lowest rates available.

More handy updates allow users to create a shortlist of hotels, convert kilometers to miles and vice versa, and easily switch between 37 languages. Customers can also use the app to log into their account and review their Rewards Points balance even if they're not making a booking. mobile app new features:

  • Rewards redemption
  • Price filtering
  • Hotel shortlist
  • Unit conversion
  • Change language in-app
  • Multiple guest names for each booking
  • JCB Credit card support

To download the iPhone app, click here. To download the Android app, click here.

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