Wednesday
May092012

agoda.com offers up to 55% off hotels for the Great Singapore Sale

 

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a fantastic range of hotel deals in time for the Great Singapore Sale.

Every year, Singapore throws the spotlight on one of its best features: shopping. This year, from May 25 to July 22, the city opens the floodgates to shoppers, with special promotions and big sales offered in every district – from the street stalls of Bugis to the malls of Marina Bay.

For the shopper with a few days to spend, Orchard Road demands at least a full day. Underground passageways link several malls, each with its own collection of international brands. Orchard Road’s interconnecting buildings allow shoppers to browse sheltered from the tropical weather, with plenty of places to grab a quick bite between purchases.

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Wednesday
May092012

agoda.com partners with PROFITROOM booking technology

agoda.com, Asia’s leading booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with PROFITROOM, a leading booking technology provider in Europe and Asia.

PROFITROOM offers a selection of products and services to boost hotel revenue and reduce the time and cost of inventory management. PROFITROOM currently provides booking engine and channel management solutions to more than 1000 hotels worldwide, with local offices across Europe and Asia.

Thanks to the partnership, hotels using PROFITROOM’s UPPER CRS channel manager can easily connect with Agoda.com and reach a global audience of millions in 37 different languages. In turn, Agoda.com customers have direct access to a greater range of hotels in their own language, giving them more choice of room types in more destinations.

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Wednesday
May022012

agoda.com partners with South Korean Low-Cost Carrier Jeju Air

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with South Korean air carrier Jeju Air.

Jeju Air is the largest leading low cost carrier in South Korea, making travel to Jeju Island more accessible since the company’s launch in 2005. Based out of Jeju Island, the airline serves hubs in Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China, offering convenient and affordable flights to travelers headed to several destinations throughout South Korea. 

Thanks to this partnership, Jeju Air customers can now enjoy up to 75 per cent discount at Agoda.com hotels worldwide by booking through www.agoda.com/jejuairen. Agoda.com lists more than 800 properties across South Korea, including top vacation spots on Jeju Island, with more than 34,000 customer hotel reviews of the region available to help travelers decide which property best suits them.

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Wednesday
May022012

agoda.com launches hot hotel rates for Computex Taipei 2012

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today launched special rates at selected Taipei hotels for Computex Taipei 2012.

Staged this year from June 5 to 9, Computex Taipei is one of the world’s leading information and communication technology fairs and the largest in Asia. Held at the Taipei World Trade Center complex, the event draws buyers and exhibitors from around the globe with the latest in ICT products and symposiums on industry trends and topics. This year’s event is set to be bigger than ever, with a total of 1,800 exhibitors and 5,300 booths.

This year, tablets remain a key point of interest, with ultrabooks, cloud computing, green IT, and 3D technology also on the agenda. Smartphones will be featured in the themed area ‘Handheld Plus’ and, as always, the Microsoft forum, scheduled for June 6, promises to be one of the expo’s most talked-about events.

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Wednesday
Apr252012

agoda.com newsflash: London hotel deals launched for the 2012 Olympics!

agoda.com, Asia’s leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today released special London hotel deals just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Taking place in London from 27 July to 12 August, the 2012 Summer Olympics promises to be the year’s most thrilling international event. Drawing thousands of athletes and millions of spectators from around the world, the Olympics and the Paralympic Games (from 29 August to 9 September) give visitors a unique experience of one of the world’s most traveled destinations.

East London’s newly developed Olympic Park is the main precinct for the games, housing several sporting venues, the Olympic Stadium, markets, restaurants, bars and plenty of green spaces for visitors to enjoy. With the goal of sustainability, the 250 acres of parklands on this former industrial estate will remain home to various species of local wildlife – otters, water voles, birds and more – long after the games have finished.  Britain’s largest work of art – the 115-meter tall Orbit observation tower – will also stay on site as a permanent monument to the London games.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

agoda.com: Asian super city specials!

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced super city deals in some of Asia’s most exciting urban destinations.

As far as big cities go, Asia’s got plenty. Full of neon lights, noise and people, there’s nothing quite like a trip to one of the region’s super cities to engage and challenge the senses. While beach breaks and country sojourns are fine for longer holidays, a short city break or luxury staycation can be just as rewarding – and just as relaxing – as an extended vacation in a remote destination.

The following are just a handful of Asia’s superlative urban centers. Full of energy and excitement yet offering plenty of opportunity to escape and unwind, these cities have it all: exotic food, the latest tech, great shopping, lush spas, and an inspiring mix of modern and traditional architecture.

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Wednesday
Apr042012

agoda.com showcases new resorts in the Maldives

agoda.com, a leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced the addition of five new properties to its resort listings in the Maldives.

A nation composed almost entirely of paradise islands, it would take a lifetime to explore every perfect beach in the Maldives. With twin chains of 26 atolls – more than a thousand islands in total – it’s impossible to even imagine visiting them all, as incredible as that journey would be.

Luckily, the beauty of the Maldives is consistent across the archipelago, from the northernmost atoll of Haa Alif to the far southern reefs of Addu. An unforgettable island getaway is practically assured – once travelers decide which resort is best for them, it’s just a matter of getting to Malé international airport in time to make their transfer.

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Wednesday
Mar282012

agoda.com uncovers the fairytale castles of Germany

agoda.com, a leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), highlights Germany's fairytale castles, with hotels deals in top German cities for travelers on the fairytale route.

Majestic old palaces and turreted stone castles might be the stuff of children's fables, but for the cultural traveler they offer a beguiling glimpse into European history. Whether intact or in ruins, these fantastical buildings provide insight into the lives of nobility throughout the Middle Ages, with many restored palaces also housing extensive collections of art, antique furniture, weapons and medieval artifacts.

Most of the best-preserved castles lie outside the major cities, their more remote locations contributing to their preservation throughout centuries of war. The more famous of these can be found in the southern states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, amid some of the most beautiful and pristine countryside in Europe.

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Wednesday
Mar212012

agoda.com app update enables mobile Rewards redemption

agoda.com, Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced mobile app updates for iPhone and Android that allow customers to earn and redeem Agoda.com Rewards Points on the go.

Launched in mid-2011, the Agoda.com mobile apps are some of the most downloaded apps in the travel sphere, with almost a million downloads of the apps to date. In December 2011, the App Safari website rated the app 4.5 out of 5, calling it, "an efficient, intuitively designed hotels reservation app," that is "designed for international travel."

In another positive review, Australian Business Traveller said, "it's especially useful if you're looking to book last-minute hotels on the road… it's an excellent app to have a few finger-taps away in case you need a night at a hotel urgently."

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Wednesday
Mar212012

agoda.com releases Sakura Season specials!

agoda.com, Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special deals for Japan hotels just in time for sakura season.

The sakura flower, or cherry blossom, is an indelible part of Japanese culture and identity. Honored throughout Japanese history in art, poetry and song, the delicate petals of this national emblem appear only briefly each year. Their arrival transforms bare winter branches into billowy clouds, inspiring an activity known as hanami.

Hanami is the practice of viewing sakura trees in full bloom – a custom adopted from third-century China, where the aristocracy would picnic beneath plum blossom trees. Today, hanami parties are staged wherever there are blossoming sakura to appreciate, with groups of friends, families and colleagues gathering beneath the boughs to share food and listen to music.

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