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Agoda.com lines up deals for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali

SINGAPORE (September 24, 2014)

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has identified a list of hotel specials to welcome travelers to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, one of the world's leading literary and creative events.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning authors to local storytellers to fans who love nothing more than to lose themselves in a good tale, the festival is a must for any creative spirit. Since its inception in 2003, the festival has been known for its diverse lineup, gorgeous location, and focus on the camaraderie within the writing and arts community. There is also more to it than just literature – discussions on film, music, dance, history, the environment, and even politics are scheduled. This year the event will be held from 1-5 October.

Ubud is a natural choice to hold a festival of this kind. Long considered the center of Bali's colorful artistic culture, the area is a living monument to creativity. Whether you are looking at temples, gardens, palaces, or galleries, Ubud has something to impress in all areas. Following last year's theme Through Darkness to Light, the festival this year has been set up to honor Saraswati, the Balinese Hindu Goddess of learning, under the theme Wisdom & Knowledge.

The program this year will bring together some of the world's leading voices from across the entire spectrum of the arts. Celebrated names such as travel writer Colin Thubron, filmmaker Rolf de Heer, surf legend Rusty Miller, and exiled Iraqi writer Hassan Blasim are some of the featured guests. Other events include discussions on mythology in the modern world, what it means to be a custodian of an ancient culture, the ethics of accurately writing about a people and their place, and the challenges of writing in the face of quickly changing languages and narrative styles. Many other lectures and discussions are planned across a variety of topics.

Beyond the arts and culture lies another reason to attend the festival, and that is Bali itself. As one of the world's top tourist destinations, its white beaches, blue water, and lush green interior present an unforgettable backdrop for anyone wanting to relax in one of Asia's most awarded settings.

No matter if you come to read, write, listen, talk, or relax, this year's festival promises to be an unforgettable event in an unforgettable location.

Anulekha Resort and Villa, 4*
Enjoy 45% off the regular price. Expires 31 October, 2014.

Ayung Resort, 5*
Enjoy 35% off the regular price. Expires 31 October, 2014.

Kamandalu Ubud Resort, 5*
Enjoy 35% off the regular price. Expires 31 October, 2014.

The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa, 4*
Enjoy 40% off the regular price. Expires 31 October, 2014.

The Lokha Ubud Resort, 5*
Enjoy 55% off the regular price. Expires 31 October, 2014.

Kajane Mua Villas, 5*
Enjoy 20% off the regular price. Expires 24 December, 2014.

Onje Villa Ubud, 4*
Enjoy 50% off the regular price. Expires 22 December, 2014.

Santi Mandala Villa and Spa Bali, 4*
Book now and stay between 2 October-6 October and enjoy 45% off the regular price.

Alam Puisi Villa, 4*
Enjoy 63% off the regular price. Expires 19 December, 2014.

Puri Garden Hotel, 3*
Enjoy 25% off the regular price. Expires 5 October, 2014.

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