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Agoda Begins Thailand's Countdown to 2009 with Amazing Winter Deals

BANGKOK, December 20, 2008

To get in on the Christmas spirit and celebrate the coming new year,, an online hotel reservations service, is offering customers a number of unbeatable, last-minute Thailand hotels deals. To boost tourism Thailand hotels have begun to slash their rates, even during this normal "peak period". Agoda is now able to offer further savings of up to 40% off these already discounted rates.

Thailand's amazing scenery and hospitality makes it a great choice anytime for winter holidays. With colorful countdown activities occuring throughout Thailand ready to welcome 2009, it is the perfect time to visit the "Land of Smiles". 'Hands Bangkok Countdown 2009' is the city's biggest celebration. Held on the Rajaprasong shopping street, the event is a massive street-party where Thais and foreigners ring in the new year together. Attractions include a live concert featuring Thailand's top singers, celebrities and superstars together with many other entertainment activities and fireworks.

Just south of Bangkok, Pattaya Countdown 2009 welcomes tourists with live concerts featuring various famous recording artists and is capped with a huge fireworks display at midnight. In the cooler north, Chiang Mai showcases various musical and entertainment acts, stretching throughout Tha Phae road and Tha Phae gate. The beaches of Samui and Krabi offer southern, more relaxed fair, as locals and tourists alike welcome 2009 on Thailand's famous sands.

Mr. Fan Wilfred, Agoda's Vice President of Business Development says, "Countdown events in Thailand are becoming increasingly popular. It provides a common arena where both Thais and foreigners can celebrate together. And it's not just occurring in Bangkok but many well known areas throughout Thailand are make preparations to ring in the New Year. To help celebrate Christmas and New Year, Agoda has managed to secure last minute allotments with special rates for various hotels in Thailand's hottest spots"

Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui 5-star rate starting at USD 129 (normally USD 224)
New Star Beach Resort, Samui - 4.5-star rate starting at USD 190 (normally USD 329)

SALA TALAY Resort & Spa, Krabi 4-star rate starting at USD 146 (normally USD 253)
Railay Bay Resort, Krabi 4-star rate starting at USD 183 (normally USD 318)

Hua Hin
Worabura Resort and Spa, Hua Hin 5-star rate starting at USD 207 (normally USD358)
Veranda Resort and Spa, Hua Hin 4-star rate starting at USD 99 (normally USD 172)

Siam Bayshore Resort and Spa, Pattaya 4-star rate starting at USD 145 (normally USD251)
Nusa Playa Hotel and Spa, Pattaya 4-star rate starting at USD 106 (normally USD184)

Chiang Mai
Veranda Chiang Mai 4-star rate starting at USD 154 (normally USD 288)

Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, Bangkok 5-star rate starting at USD 104 (normally USD139)
Siam City Hotel, Bangkok 5-star starting at USD73 (normally USD 98)
Tenface Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD72 (normally USD 93)
Majestic Grande Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD 63 (normally USD95)
Four Wings Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD 39 (normally USD53)
Dream Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD 72 (normally USD82)
Emerald Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD 53 (normally USD61)
Amari Boulevard Hotel, Bangkok 4-star rate starting at USD 61 (normally USD 82)
Sacha's Hotel Uno, Bangkok  3-star rate starting at USD39 (normally USD 52)
Dawin Hotel, Bangkok  3.5-star rate starting at USD45 (normally USD 53)

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