Agoda in the News Says 'Book Early For Great Rates' at the Canton Fair

BANGKOK, September 17, 2009

Online hotel reservation specialist is reminding people interested in attending the 106th  annual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China to book early to get the best rates. The team has worked hard to secure significant savings for attendees at China’s largest import/export fair, but booking in advance is essential. As the event approaches, hotel rates are likely to rise, so offering early bird deals via is a great way for hotels to fill early before offering the few remaining rooms at premium prices.

This year's fair will feature more than 55,885 booths and is expecting nearly 170,000 buyers. The Canton Fair runs for 15 days, from October 15th  to November 4th , and is presented in phases for respective industries. Phase 1, featuring electronics, appliances and building materials, runs from October 15th  through the 19th. Phase 2, showcasing consumer goods, gifts and decorations, runs from October 23rd  through 27th , while Phase 3 featuring textiles, medical and recreational products, closes-out the fair from October 31st  through November 4th.

In addition to the 61 pulse-pounding laps, the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix features spectacular entertainment away from the race. The F1 Rock Concert, starting on September 24, will feature numerous international sensations including Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas. The star-studded lineup will also feature Taiwanese diva A-Mei, who will be performing alongside Jacky Cheung. 35 lucky F1 ticket holders will also have an opportunity to bring a friend along for an exclusive Formula 1 drivers’ autograph session on September 24.

Mr. Wilfred Fan, Vice President of Business Development at Agoda commented, “The fair is only a month away, and with the number of people expected to attend this year’s edition, it’s best to book early. This is Asia's preeminent trade fair and draws a huge number of overseas exhibitors and buyers. Agoda has short-listed the most convenient hotels for accessing the Canton Fair. We’re recommending travelers finalize travel plans as soon as possible to take advantage of some great deals on 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. We’ve got a fantastic selection of hotels in Guangzhou.”

Agoda has solidified deals and has allocation on many hotels near to the Canton Fair. Agoda’s innovative website makes it easy to browse accommodations, with easy to read detailed descriptions, facility lists and high quality photos. Agoda’s website also has over 150,000 unique customer hotel reviews, to help guests make an informed decision.

Agoda’s shortlist of convenient hotels for the Canton Fair:

White Swan Hotel  5 star (Standard), Rate starting at USD 146 (normally USD 265)
Early Bird 25% discount
Baiyun Hotel  5 star (Superior), Rate starting at USD137 (normally USD237)
Early Bird 10% discount
Shangri-La Hotel  5 star (Premier Room), Rate starting at USD442 (normally USD730)
Early Bird with minimum stay 3 nights at USD50 discount per night
Hotel Royal @ Queens  4 star (Deluxe), Rate starting at USD99 (normally USD172)
Early Bird 10% discount
Hotel Canton  4 star (Deluxe Twin), Rate starting atUSD 98 (normally USD171)
Minimum 3 nights stay at 10% discount per night
Rosedale Hotel & Suites  4 star (Superior), Rate starting at USD236 (normally USD278)
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights and get 15%off
Ocean Hotel  4 star (Business Room), Rate starting at USD 220 (normally USD380)
Early Bird 15% discount
Guangzhou Hotel  3 star (Standard City View), Rate starting at USD84 (normally USD146)
Early Bird with minimum stay 3 nights at 10% discount
Lido Hotel  3 star ,Standard, Rate starting at USD97 (normally USD168)
Early Bird 10% discount's award-winning hotel reservation website features comprehensive hotel descriptions, photos and customer reviews, listed in 21 different languages, all supported by a multilingual, customer service team available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. All the hotels offered through Agoda are instantly confirmed.

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