Agoda in the News
Agoda.com urges Canton Fair delegates to book their hotel soon!
SINGAPORE (February 23, 2011)
Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., has secured a selection of great-value promotional rates at hotels in Guangzhou to coincide with the 109th Canton Fair.
Staged at the China Import and Export Complex in the Pazhou Exhibition Center area of Guangzhou, the 109th Canton Fair Spring Session runs in three phases between April 15 and May 5, 2011. The Fair exhibits a vast array of products ranging from industrial machinery and building materials to consumer goods like gifts, clothing and home decorations.
The Canton Fair – also known as the China Import and Export Fair – grows in popularity and turnover each year. First staged in spring 1957, the inaugural event attracted just over 1,200 buyers from 19 regions. Today, the Canton Fair draws in excess of 200,000 buyers from 208 regions. Last year's business turnover for Spring Session 2010 was USD 34.3 million, an increase of more than 30 per cent upon the figure for 2009. The Fair is such a success that hotels near Pazhou Complex sell out well in advance of each session.
Mr. Wilfred Fan, Managing Director of North Asia at Agoda.com, commented, “China has the second-largest economy in the world and Canton Fair is China's largest export and trade fair, making it an extremely important event for many businesses and entrepreneurs. As a result, Guangzhou experiences a surge in visitors for every session of the Fair. To address the demand, Agoda has shortlisted the most convenient hotels for delegates and secured special rates and promotions in these hotels. The lowest rates are available for those who book the earliest.”
Canton Fair attendees who book their hotel through Agoda.com also earn Reward points that can be saved up to reduce the cost of a future booking. Rewards points are earned for every booking made and can be redeemed at any Agoda Special Rates hotel anywhere in the world.
The 109th Canton Fair Hotel Specials
Aiqun Hotel – 3 stars
15% discount! Early-bird deal – must book at least 14 days in advance. Rates from USD 65 per night.
Country Garden Holiday Resorts – 4 stars
Save 15%! Minimum stay of 4 nights. Rates from USD 87 per night.
Rosedale Hotel & Suite – 4 stars
20% discount! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 116 per night.
Jianguo Hotel – 5 stars
Save 20%! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 139 per night.
President Hotel – 4 stars
Early-bird deal! Book at least 14 days in advance and save USD 30. Rates from USD 144 per night.
Grand Royal Hotel – 5 stars
20% discount! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 156 per night.
Guangdong Victory – 4 stars
Save 15%! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 167 per night.
Ramada Pearl – 5 stars
Early-bird rate! Book at least 14 days in advance and save USD 30. Rates from USD 195 per night.
Landmark Canton Hotel – 4 stars
Early-bird rate! Book at least 14 days in advance and enjoy 12% discount. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Rates from USD 197 per night.
Dong Fang Hotel – 5 stars
20% discount! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 198 per night.
Grand International Hotel – 5 stars
Early-bird rate! Book at least 14 days in advance. Rates from USD 220 per night.
Chateau Star River – 5 stars
Save 20%! Minimum stay of 2 nights. Rates from USD 285 per night.