Agoda Launches its Long-Term Stay Feature, Allowing Travelers to Book More than 30 Days in a Single Booking
Agoda, Booking Holdings’ Asia headquartered digital travel platform, is rolling out a new feature to support a growing type of travel – long term stays. Whether travelers are taking a gap year, accepting overseas assignments or relocations, Agoda now lists properties for stays more than 30 days and up to 90 days, for both Agoda Homes and hotels.
If you have ever wanted to pack a bag and explore the world but still earn money along the way, it is now easier than ever with connectivity, which allows the flexibility for people to live and work anywhere. Agoda Homes’ safe, affordable, and flexible accommodation is ideal for those taking a gap year, relocating, going on short term overseas assignments, or simply taking a longer family holiday. Travelers can easily search for Agoda Homes or hotels that meet their needs, such as the number of bedrooms or kitchen facilities, high speed WiFi, hotel apartments with gymnasiums and amenities it provides for a duration of more than 30 days. Users who book a hotel on Agoda would also gain access to accommodation in central locations, high speed Wi-Fi, as well as other amenities that the hotel would typically provide.
Taking a Gap Year
What was known as a trend for students after college is now also a rising norm for working adults, known as the “grown up gap year”, and applies to those doing their National Service and in other fields. Taking a gap year provides the opportunity to immerse in the culture of a country when travelers spend an extended amount of time in one place. With budget being top of mind for these travelers, Agoda offers great prices and a wide variety of places to choose from. From beach huts and hotels to city centre apartments, this ensures that the needs of every traveler is covered.
Overseas Assignments and Relocations
Companies are keen to keep great talent and offer opportunities to work abroad. These overseas assignments may be for a few months, or a prelude a permanent relocation where there is a need for short term accommodation without the hassle of longer term leases. This new feature allows guests the flexibility to check out different areas and to easily book different properties for up to 90 days.
Traveling in Retirement
It’s not just millennials who want to travel for longer. Fit and healthy retirees are also keen travelers seeking off-the-beaten path adventures and prioritizing travel, where they now have the time and budget to do longer term travel.
“Agoda is passionate about making it easier for travelers to find a great choice of accommodation for their needs. Whether they want a beach villa, a big apartment, or something in between, Agoda now enables travelers to book longer stays, without the hassle of stitching together multiple bookings.” says David Salamon, Director of Product for Agoda Homes.
The feature launches on Agoda Homes, and enables travelers to search dates ranging 30 to 90 days, and will also extend to include other property types on Agoda, including hotels, allowing guests to compare prices for homes on one single platform. The platform also has a range of filters so travelers can filter based on the amenities needed. Whatever your needs – city or beach, work or pleasure, Agoda has an array of properties for the long term stays. Check out:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nestled in the beating heart of Kuala Lumpur, this cosy designer apartment can host up to six people – perfect for business travelers and families. The apartment also comes with amenities from an electric cooker to a washing machine. For those renting a car, there is also available parking.
Stepping out to be greeted by a turquoise blue swimming pool is simply a treat to the eyes. If you are after a slower pace of life, head over to Bali and there is a range of properties nestled in beach towns and hillsides for you to book.
For business travelers on an overseas assignment, an apartment or a hotel must come with high speed internet connectivity to allow you to easily work and take meetings from home. Having a gym in the building also ranks high on the list to ensure they get their daily morning work-out.
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Life’s a beach, and a getaway in Cornwall sounds like the perfect destination. With so many beaches to choose from, spend lazy afternoons soaking up the sun as you make your way down your reading list.
Dubai, United Arab Kingdom
This fully furnished cosy one-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, with great access to CBD during the day and fabulous nightlife come dusk. A short walk to Dubai Musical Fountains and Dubai Opera, you can spend your evenings strolling along the fountains to the Dubai Mall. Relax at the pool with a direct view of the Burj Khalifa, which is known for their New Year Eve’s fireworks.