Wednesday
Nov192014

Agoda.com unveils savings of up to 60% for Malaysian Mobile Mania

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has unveiled fantastic limited-time specials of up to 60% on accommodation in some of Malaysia’s top destinations for the first ever Malaysian Mobile Mania sale. On 19 & 20 November, Agoda.com customers who book accommodation through the Agoda.com app or mobile website can save up to 60% in sixteen of Malaysia’s hottest tourist destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Ipoh, Penang, and the Cameron Highlands. Guests must stay between 19-26 November, 2014.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Agoda.com announces winners of the 2014 Gold Circle Awards

 

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2014 Gold Circle Awards, given to accommodations around the world that embody the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.

Now in its sixth year, the Gold Circle Awards are presented to properties based on aggregate customer reviews, competitiveness of pricing, utilization of Agoda.com’s custom-built Yield Control System (YCS), and a deep understanding of the complexities of the online booking industry.

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Thursday
Nov062014

Agoda.com study reveals where to find the best hotels in the world

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 Smarts study which shows where to find the best hotels in the world. The study looked at nearly seven million customer reviews on Agoda.com to see which destinations had the highest rated hotels. Overall, Cape Town, South Africa took the number one spot with the highest-rated hotels of any destination*, scoring an average of 8.43 out of a possible 10.

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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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