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Dec142011

agoda.com partners with channel manager GlobRes 

agoda.com, a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with CRS and channel manager provider GlobRes.

Headquartered in Luzern, Switzerland, GlobRes offers a suite of software solutions designed for hotel managers to easily manage inventory, content and rates. GlobRes Xpress, a multilingual extranet management tool, allows hotels to consolidate inventory updates across multiple distributors via a single interface, saving them time and effort.

Thanks to the partnership, GlobRes partners can seamlessly link to agoda.com, connecting them to a worldwide customer base of more than 3.5 million. With sites in 37 different languages, agoda.com can offer hotels valuable visibility in Asian markets, promoting hotel deals in local languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

agoda.com customers can also benefit from the new partnership, enjoying a greater choice of accommodation across Europe. Making travel even more accessible and affordable, customers earn agoda.com Rewards Points that can be used to reduce the cost of future hotel stays.

Director of Hotels – Global at agoda.com, Mr. Errol Cooke, said: "Partnering with GlobRes is a natural progression for agoda.com, expanding our hotel coverage across Europe and improving the range of quality accommodation we offer our customers."

GlobRes CEO Ruedi Keller, a pioneering force behind the company's success from the beginning, said: "Connecting with agoda.com is a strategic move to ensure our hotels receive more bookings in more ways. We believe that partnering with agoda.com will allow GlobRes to drive more reservations through our technology, which will greatly benefit our hotels and further strengthen client loyalty to the GlobRes brand. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with agoda.com."

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