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agoda.com Celebrates the Bali Arts Festival

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), today launched special deals to celebrate this year’s Bali Arts Festival.

Bali has long been the place to go for those seeking a quintessential island holiday. Surrounded by coral reefs, edged with white sand beaches, and draped in stunning scenery, it’s a dream destination for many.

For decades, tourists have travelled to this famous Indonesian island to savor its beauty and immerse themselves in the friendliness of its people. Since 1979, travelers have also had the chance to enjoy the showcase of Balinese culture that is Bali’s annual month-long arts festival, ‘PKB’ or Pesta Kesenian Bali.

agoda.com Partners Jetstar for Holiday Packages in Asia

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced a partnership with Jetstar, Asia Pacific’s largest revenue-earning low cost carrier.

Through the partnership, Agoda.com’s proprietary hotel inventory of thousands of hotels is accessible through Jetstar’s website Jetstar.com, with the two companies soon to co-develop holiday packages, and specials to be offered via the Jetstar Holidays network.

Agoda joins our growing range of partners to help provide a wider range of options to Jetstar customers.

Launched in 2004, Jetstar has carried over 90 million passengers and operates 2,400 weekly flights to 57 destinations in 14 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

agoda.com: Guide to the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has secured fantastic hotel deals in time for this year’s Hong Kong Summer Spectacular.

Hong Kong is a vibrant, exciting metropolis, and during the annual Summer Spectacular everything that’s great about the city gets even better. This year’s celebration runs from June 17 to August 31 and promises a schedule packed with fun things to do.

To help travelers decide what to put on their itinerary, here’s Agoda’s guide to what’s on where.

agoda.com Presents Festive Hotel Deals For Estate Romana 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), announces a host of summer hotel deals in Rome to coincide with Estate Romana.

Now in its 34th year, Estate Romana is a citywide celebration of all things artistic, musical, and cultural. From pop and rock concerts to classical recitals, art exhibitions, and theatre performances, this summer-long spectacular encapsulates the very spirit of Italy’s chic and vibrant capital.

For those who like their music live and loud, Rock in Roma is not to be missed. With more than 20 concerts scheduled from June 16 to July 29, the event will feature a wide selection of world-renowned artists, including Jamiroquai, Jack Johnson, Moby, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, and Slash from Gun n’ Roses. Sting, Lou Reed, Cindy Lauper, and Ricky Martin will also headline events.

For those with a more traditional taste in music, Estate Romana 2011 has a variety of classical options. In addition to productions of La Traviata and La Boheme, the festival will include performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the world’s oldest and most acclaimed musical institutions.

Agoda.com Partners with Delta Air Lines

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced a partnership with Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL). Through the partnership, members of Delta’s SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program can earn miles from SkyMiles when they book a hotel through Agoda.com.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest air carrier, serving more than 160 million travelers a year. With a fleet of more than 700 aircraft, Delta has major international hubs in Amsterdam, Narita Japan, and Paris, plus several hubs across the American continent. Delta’s network encompasses 346 destinations in 64 countries.

Agoda.com Offers Special Hotel Deals For Computex Taipei 2011

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), has secured special hotel rates in time for the Taipei International Technology Show 2011, better known as ‘Computex’.

Computex is the largest computer fair in Asia – the second-largest in the world after Germany’s CeBIT. Now in its 31st year, the expo takes place from May 31 to June 4 across four different exhibition halls in the Taipei World Trade Center and the Taipei International Convention Center.

Approximately 36,000 buyers are expected to attend the event to see the latest technologies and gadgets on display from hundreds of companies, including major Taiwan-based manufacturers Acer Inc., ASUStek, BenQ Corporation, and Foxconn Technology Group.

agoda.com Launches Fashionable Hotel Deals For the Great Singapore Sale

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), is encouraging shoppers to bag a deal at the Great Singapore Sale. To make sure travelers can shop and stay in style, Agoda.com has secured some fantastic rates for the duration of the sale.

Running from May 27 to July 24, the Great Singapore Sale is an annual event that turns the tropical city-state into a shopping extravaganza. Across the city, participating retailers serve up discounts of up to 70 percent on everything from high-tech electronics to the latest fashions – even spa and beauty treatments go on sale.

There’s something for every type of shopper, the event stretching from the mega malls of Orchard Road to the hip boutiques of Bugis Street. Visitors can not only snap up savings, they can take in some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks along the way. Must-see attractions like the Merlion, the durian-shaped Esplanade building, and the sleek Marina Bay Sands provide fascinating diversions between shopping sessions, with arts, entertainment, and great dining at hand around the clock.

agoda.com Bangs the Drum For Taipei’s Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), is drumming up excitement ahead of next month’s Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan.

The Dragonboat Festival, or ‘Duanwu Festival’, is a highlight of Taiwan’s cultural events calendar. Held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, this spectacular gala of dragon boat races never fails to attract huge crowds of tourists and locals.

This year’s festival falls on June 6 and, as always, commemorates Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan was a poet and statesman from the Kingdom of Chu during China’s era of the Warring States period, circa 300 BC. This patriotic lyricist became a national hero when he jumped into the Miluo River, distraught after hearing of the fall of Chu’s capital city to a rival Qin army.

agoda.com Launches Express Connect 2.0 For Easy Automatic Hotel Sign-Up

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announced the launch of Express Connect 2.0 – a free hotel sign-up tool that allows hoteliers to quickly and easily start distributing their property’s reservations through Agoda.com.

Using Express Connect 2.0, hoteliers who wish to partner with Agoda.com can set up a hotel page in a matter of minutes. Guided through the process step-by-step, hotel owners upload property information, rates, promotions, and photos, with the ability to save their progress at any stage to finish later.

agoda.com Spotlights the Vientianale International Film Festival

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced special rates for Vientiane hotels to coincide with the 2011 Vientianale International Film Festival.

Held from May 12 to 15, the 2nd Vientianale International Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking talent from Lao PDR. With the theme of ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’, the event features submissions by local and international filmmakers of all levels, to be screened over the course of four evenings.

Vientianale launched in 2009, featuring more than 20 locally produced short films and a selection of international productions. This year, the festival will feature shorts, documentaries, children’s films, and full-length movies in three prize categories: Open Entry, Short Film and Rising Star.