Wednesday
Sep032014

Agoda.com Traveler Survey reveals that business travelers rely least on hotel reviews

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has released the results of its latest Travel Smarts survey, which reveals that when it comes to choosing accommodation, business travelers spend the least amount of time comparing hotels before making their booking.

The survey, carried out in March 2014, asked 65,000 Agoda.com customers how important hotel reviews are to them, how many hotel reviews they generally read before they book, and if they would book at a hotel that had no reviews.

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Wednesday
Aug202014

Agoda.com offers fantastic hotel deals in the Philippines for its first 7-day flash deal 

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is launching a seven day flash deal promotion in the Philippines’ most popular destinations – Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Davao, Clark, Baguio and Bohol.

From 18-24 August, travelers who visit www.agoda.com/phsale and book a stay between 1 September and 30 November, 2014, will enjoy discounts of up to 70%.

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Wednesday
Aug132014

Agoda.com swings into action with superb hotel deals for the 2014 Ryder Cup

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has uncovered the perfect list of hotels for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The famous biennial golf competition will see some of the world's best players vie for the top prize from 23-28 September.

The tournament has a long and storied history. The first Ryder Cup was held in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1927 after several years of correspondence and planning between American and British golf organizations. The first year was a landslide for the US team, but the tables were turned the next year in Leeds, UK, when Great Britain took the cup. Since then, the competition has continued every two years. In 1979 it was updated to include European players, and has only grown in popularity since. 

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Wednesday
Aug132014

Agoda revs up hotel specials for Singapore’s high-profile F1 race

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has uncovered great hotel deals for the high-octane 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, Asia's most exciting racing event.

Come 19, 20, and 21 September this year, the streets of Singapore will be shut to traffic and grandstands will be set up around the city. When the crowds gather, they'll be able to watch some of the world's best drivers race their finely-tuned machines through a 5km track that winds its way through downtown Singapore. But don't blink - the cars can reach speeds of over 300 km/h! The race is held at night in order for European viewers to enjoy the competition at a convenient time, a schedule which also allows the course to be dramatically lit along its entire length.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Agoda.com releases their global guide to the best times for travel deals

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study: a trip-planning calendar that helps travelers find the best hotel deals all over the world. 

Based on booking data from hundreds of thousands of guests who used Agoda.com in 2013, the study analyzed hotel prices at 25 of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The resulting calendar shows the best and worst times to book during the year. 

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Wednesday
Jul092014

Agoda.com readies super-saver hotel deals for Sri Lanka’s Esala Perahera festival

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has rounded up a superb list of special deals at hotels in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for the Esala Perahera festival, one of the country’s most important religious celebrations. This year it will be held from 1 to 10 August.

Although the festival's roots go back over 2,000 years, the structure of the modern celebration was set in the mid-1700s when King Rajasinghe declared that a holy relic – one of the Buddha's teeth – be taken around the city so that everyone could show their reverence. Legend says the tooth was taken from Buddha's ashes and smuggled into Sri Lanka, giving whomever possesses it a high level of legal and moral authority. An iconic rallying symbol for military and political power struggles throughout the centuries, today the relic resides in the Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka's holiest shrine. The festival is a way for devotees to celebrate the relic's history, and reaffirm their Buddhist faith.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Agoda.com readies great hotels for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has prepared a list of some of the best hotels in Glasgow, Scotland in the lead up to the 20th Commonwealth Games. These Games will see a record 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 countries and territories compete for gold in 17 thrilling events.

Held from 23 July-3 August, the Commonwealth Games are the third largest multi-sport event in the world After the Olympics and the Asian Games. Glasgow is the 18th city to host the Games. Started in 1930 as a show of solidarity for the countries of the British Commonwealth, the games have been held every four years since their founding, missing only 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Agoda.com unveils great hotel deals for the glamorous Berlin Fashion Week

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering stylish hotel deals in Berlin, Germany, to celebrate Berlin Fashion Week, one of the fashion world’s most stylish and anticipated events.

Started only in 2007, it has grown quickly in both size and influence based on its roster of young, creative designers. Berlin's reputation as one of the world's coolest, hippest cities is well known. From music to food to design, the city's energetic, experimental culture is perfect for nurturing the next big thing in fashion.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Agoda.com presents great deals for the 17th Rainforest World Music Festival

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is providing great hotel deals in Kuching, Malaysia for the annual Rainforest World Music Festival, an energetic three day concert event which draws performers and fans from all over the world.

Held at the Surawak Cultural Village with Mount Santubong on one side and the South China Sea on the other, the festival is more than just a place to hear music. During the day there are a wide variety of workshops that study sound, dance, and traditional arts from all corners of the globe. Attendees can immerse themselves in these workshops, learning new skills or brush up on ones that have gotten rusty. In the evening, the two main stages come alive with energetic musical performances by bands from as far away as Germany, Tanzania, and Canada.

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Wednesday
May212014

Agoda.com offers fantastic hotel deals in Seychelles Islands

Agoda.com, Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is providing amazing hotel deals in the beautiful Seychelles Islands, a versatile and beautiful destination with options perfect destination for singles, families, and honeymooners alike.

Roughly halfway between the Maldives and Africa, Seychelles were a convenient stopover for African and Arab traders for centuries. In 1810, Britain added the 150+ islands to its overseas territories. In 1976, the Republic of the Seychelles declared independence.

In a vast region of warm ocean and tropical breezes, tourists looking for an idyllic tropical island getaway have several choices. Most offer stunning scenery, pristine beaches, blue water, and blazing sunsets. 

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