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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Wednesday
Apr022014

Agoda.com prepares high-flying hotel deals for the Red Bull Air Race in Malaysia

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has a fantastic selection of hotels in Putrajaya, Malaysia, for the Red Bull Air Race, the fastest motorsport competition in the world.

The Red Bull Air Race was conceived in 2001 as an advanced aerial challenge to test the limits of speed, maneuverability, and precision during flight. It was dreamed up as a complement to the other extreme sports events the energy drink sponsored, including ice climbing, BASE jumping, and cliff diving. Previous events have been held in Abu Dhabi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Perth, Australia. The Malaysian leg of the event will be held on 17 and 18 May.

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Monday
Mar242014

Agoda.com Survey Reveals Things Travelers Can’t Live Without -- Asians Need their Phones, Westerners Need their Credit Cards

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the results of their latest global survey, which reveals that Asian don’t want to forget their mobile phones on vacation while Westerners don’t want to forget their credit cards.

The survey, conducted online in February 2014, asked over 50,000 Agoda.com customers from all over the world what they least wanted to forget on vacation. Asian and Western travelers, it seems, have different priorities when packing for a trip.   

Forty five percent of travelers from Asia said their mobile phone was the one item they did not want to forget; credit cards came in second with 29% of the vote. But for Europeans and travelers from the Americas, credit cards were far more important than phones. Forty seven percent of travelers from Europe picked credit cards as the item they’d least like to forget; for travelers from the Americas it was 44%. Only 19% of Europeans and travelers from the Americas picked mobile phones. The French* had the largest disparity between these two items -- 58% picked their credit card as the one thing they would least like to forget, while only 9% picked mobile phones.   

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Get the most out of Munich’s Spring Festival with great Agoda.com hotel deals

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has put together a list of amazing hotel deals for the Munich Spring Festival. This year it is held from 24 April - 11 May.

The festival, sometimes called the Little Oktoberfest (Kleine Wiesn in German), is an example of the German habit of celebrating...well, anything. Some nice weather, a few large tents, a bit of music - and of course, plenty of beer - is all that's needed. Suddenly it's time to party! Held in the same location as the more famous and much busier Oktoberfest, the Spring Festival is a gentler and less crowded introduction to traditional German music, food, drink, and culture.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Agoda.com serves up Thailand hotel deals for the amazing Songkran festival

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering superb holiday hotel deals in Thailand to celebrate Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year and one of the country's most anticipated annual events.

The origins of Songkran go back hundreds of years, when April marked the end of the dry season. Families gathered together, often at temples, to celebrate a successful year and to pray for a fruitful coming year. It was also a time to wash valued images of Buddha with scented water, which was then poured over the hands of senior members of the family as a blessing. It also didn't hurt that April is the hottest time of the year, and a dousing of cool water was a welcome distraction. Songkran is based on the solar calendar. This year it falls April 13-15.

What started as a discreet and modest celebration has turned into an event that fills the streets of most major Thai towns and cities. Time spent with family and visits to auspicious temples are still an essential part of the event for most Thais, but exciting street parties and over-the-top water fights with thousands of revelers have become the most visible part of the celebration.

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