Press Releases

agoda.com and Toga Hospitality Form Partnership

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Australian hotel group, Toga Hospitality. Under the partnership, Toga Hospitality’s four brands – Adina, Medina, Vibe and Travelodge – will join Agoda.com’s inventory of more than 160,000 hotels, distributed worldwide to a loyal member base of more than 2.5 million.

Toga Hospitality has properties in major cities across Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Via Agoda.com, customers can book these properties in their choice of 32 different languages, including Chinese traditional and simplified, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, and Thai.

agoda.com Urges Canton Fair delegates to Book Their Hotel Soon!

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., has secured a selection of great-value promotional rates at hotels in Guangzhou to coincide with the 109th Canton Fair.

Staged at the China Import and Export Complex in the Pazhou Exhibition Center area of Guangzhou, the 109th Canton Fair Spring Session runs in three phases between April 15 and May 5, 2011. The Fair exhibits a vast array of products ranging from industrial machinery and building materials to consumer goods like gifts, clothing and home decorations.

agoda.com Celebrates the Royal Wedding with Lovely London Rates

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announces special London hotel promotions to celebrate the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.

With the date set for April 29, 2011, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton is cause for much excitement across the British Commonwealth, particularly in the United Kingdom. To best allow Britons to celebrate, the day has been declared a bank holiday and pubs are allowed to stay open until 1am – an hour later than licensing laws usually permit. Prime Minister David Cameron commented, “We want to mark the day as one of national celebration – a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day.”

agoda.com Leaps into Chinese Year of the Rabbit with Great Thailand Hotel Deals

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., celebrates Chinese New Year with special hotel deals across Thailand.

Chinese New Year is one of Thailand’s most widely celebrated events, with Thais of Chinese descent making up to 14 percent of Thailand’s population. While Bangkok is certainly a major hub of activity during this time, festivities surrounding the New Year extend far beyond Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road.

agoda.com Partners with Leading South African Chain Protea

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc., today announced a partnership with the Protea Hospitality Group, Africa’s largest and leading hotel group with some 90 properties in South Africa and more than 120 continent-wide. Protea Hospitality Group now has access to Agoda.com’s YCS (Yield Control System) – proprietary software through which hoteliers can dynamically control room inventory, prices, content and promotions.
Protea Hospitality Group will offer 20 properties through Agoda.com in key locations across South Africa. Protea properties range from luxurious safari lodges at the Kruger National Transfrontier Park, to the ultra-deluxe and chic African Pride Hotels in the cosmopolitan hubs of Johannesburg and Cape Town. Protea Hospitality Group also actively supports social development and environmental sustainability, with policies that aim to protect and nurture local communities.