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Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels Join Forces to Offer the Best of Japan

BANGKOK, July 01, 2009

Agoda.com, an Asian-based, online hotel reservation service  and part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a distribution agreement with the Hotel Villa Fontaine. The agreement includes properties in 15 prime Japanese locations throughout Tokyo and Osaka which are set to be showcased on Agoda.com’s websites and their extensive network of distribution partners. The hotels will receive immediate exposure to Agoda’s membership base of over 1 million users and will be provided with access to Agoda’s progressive yield control system, which provides greater flexibility in managing inventory and the rate structure of today’s dynamic market.

Villa Fontaine Hotels are located in prime locations throughout Tokyo, offering quick access to many of Tokyo's numerous attractions such as Tokyo Disneyland, the electronics hub of Akihabara, the shopping of Ginza, Shinjuku’s business district, and the temples of Asakusa. Hotel Villa Fontaine properties are ideally located for all types of travelers.

Wilfred Fan, Agoda’s Vice President of Business Development commented, "We are very pleased to now be able to distribute Hotel Villa Fontaine’s fantastic hotels on Aogda.com. Japan  is a highly competitive market and is becoming an increasingly popular destination. Agoda’s inventory management system enables the Hotel Villa Fontaine with real-time control of inventory. Additionally, the hotel will have the ability to adapt prices and promotions as well as offer last-minute availability at highly competitive rates to customers."

Mitsuhiro Kondo, General Manager of Sumitomo Fudosan Villa Fontaine remarked, "Partnering with Agoda is the first opportunity we have had to distribute our properties overseas via an online hotel booking company. We are extremely encouraged by the possibilities that partnering with an established brand like Agoda offers. We were very surprised by the high volume of travelers that makes last-minute bookings and hope to attract even more customers throughout Asia by offering special promotions through Agoda’s user-friendly YCS system. This agreement immediately increases Villa Fontaine’s exposure in the Asia/Pacific  market, as Agoda is well known as an industry specialist."

Agoda offers hotel booking services through comprehensive, user-friendly websites in 21 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and many European languages. The sites are supported by a multilingual, customer service team, which operates 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

For more information regarding Agoda, please access its website at www.agoda.com or contact the Agoda Team via e-mail at info@agoda.com.