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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Wednesday
May072014

Agoda.com offers fantastic hotel specials for the Great Singapore Sale

 

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering superb deals on hotels during the Great Singapore Sale, the island nation's annual shopping festival that sees across-the-board specials on everything from food to makeup to jewelry. 

What started 20 years ago to give a boost to Singapore's then-burgeoning shopping scene has turned into an annual event offering sales, specials and deals on a huge selection of merchandise. There is something for all types of shoppers, from individuals selling homemade wares, to independent merchants and right up to global brands. This year the event runs from 30 May to 27 July.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Agoda.com Earth Day Survey Reveals Travelers Care About Environment But Don’t Want to Pay More to Protect it

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced the results of their Global Earth Day Hotels Survey, which shows that while most travelers like environmentally friendly hotels, they don't want to pay much more to stay in them.

The survey, conducted online in March, 2014, asked 57,000 Agoda.com customers how they felt about environmental efforts by hotels. While 58% of all travelers said they preferred hotels that claimed to be environmentally friendly, only 39% said they would pay an extra $10 or more per night to stay in one.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Agoda.com presents hotel deals for Madrid’s San Isidro Festival

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering a list of fantastic hotel deals in Madrid to celebrate the San Isidro Festival, one of Spain's most venerated holidays. 

Celebrated on 15 May, the festival honors the patron saint of Madrid, Isidore the Laborer, with parades, food, concerts, and performances ranging from puppet shows to bull fighting. Locals dressed in traditional costumes - called Chulapas and Chulapos - prepare all manner of Spanish food for a giant picnic in San Isidro Park. It's the perfect chance to see this historic European city at its most colorful and enjoyable. 

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Explore Lyon, Nice and Cannes with Agoda.com’s spring hotel deals

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering a selection of great Spring hotels in three of the nicest and most picturesque destinations in France - Lyon, Nice, and Cannes.

As March becomes April, most of the population of France is stretching and yawning after a long winter, ready to head out and enjoy the warm weather, fresh air, and gorgeous scenery. Travelers can join the French in enjoying breaks outside of the capital. Paris is a powerful tourist draw at any time of year, although travelers that want to see France at its spring finest should also turn their attention south. Tiny towns dot rolling green countryside, world-class vineyards quite literally spring into life, and the deep blue water of the French Riviera is impossible to resist. The secrets to making the most of spring in France lie as much in these towns, vines and waters as they do in the streets of Paris. 

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