Wednesday
Oct012014

Agoda.com offers special hotel promotions for Berlin Wall celebration

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has prepared a list of hotels offering special promotions in Berlin, Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event was one of the twentieth century's most defining moments, and one that Berliners will be commemorating in grand style.

In the aftermath of WWII, Germany was divided into zones that were controlled by the victors. The capital city Berlin was further divided, with the Soviet Union controlling East Berlin and the US, UK, and France controlling West Berlin. By the early 1960s, with a fragile political situation and more and more people moving from socialist east to capitalist west, East German leaders took drastic measures. On the morning of 13 August, 1961, Berliners awoke to find a barbed wire fence down the middle of the city – soon upgraded to a cement wall – with travel between the two halves forbidden. 

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Wednesday
Sep242014

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

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.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Agoda.com announces executive changes

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced executive changes. Agoda.com announced the promotion of John Wroughton Brown to Chief Operating Officer of Agoda Company Pte. Ltd., effective immediately. Mr. Brown has been with Agoda.com for four years. He previously held the position of Chief Product Officer. In his new role, Mr. Brown will take on additional oversight of Agoda.com’s worldwide marketing and supplier operations, reporting to Robert Rosenstein, a co-founder of the company and its Chief Executive Officer.

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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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