Agoda.com announces partnerships with China Airlines and EVA Air
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Nov 24, 2010
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SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc., today announced new partnerships with Taiwan's leading air carriers, China Airlines and EVA Air.
Agoda.com offers more than 140,000 hotels worldwide and is known for great coverage in major cities across China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore – all popular destinations with Taiwanese customers. All Agoda.com hotels provide instant confirmation on bookings, meaning customers do not have to wait for a response from either Agoda.com or the hotel, making the hotel booking process quick and easy.
In an interview with the Taiwanese magazine, Travelrich, regarding the partnership, CEO and President of Agoda.com Mr. Robert Rosenstein said: "Customers visiting the leading carriers’ websites in Taiwan can easily access Agoda’s hotels and earn airline loyalty points. We hope that makes online booking even more convenient in Taiwan."
Travelers who book a hotel stay through Agoda.com also earn Agoda Rewards points worth 4-7% of the cost of their stay. Rewards points are redeemable for future hotel bookings at any "Agoda Special Rate" hotel and can be saved up to pay for an entire hotel stay.
To ensure customers get the most value out of their stay, Agoda.com features reviews which offer up-to-date critical appraisals on hotels. Customers who book a room through Agoda.com can submit a hotel review on completion of their stay. These reviews help other travelers make more informed choices when making their booking, as well as providing greater insight into the chosen destination.
In the Travelrich interview, Mr. Rosenstein also highlighted the importance of social media in staying connected with customers. He remarked: "The Agoda Facebook page now has more than 50,000 fans, and many use the Facebook wall to ask for advice or share travel tips. Through fans' posts we can keep in touch with travel trends and identify where Agoda can implement possible improvements and developments."
For more information about Agoda.com or the partnership with China Airlines and EVA Air, please email PR@Agoda.com .
ABOUT AGODA COMPANY PTE LTD.
Agoda Company Pte Ltd ( www.agoda.com ) is a leading Asia-based, online hotel reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices. Agoda.com is part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda's network includes over 10,000 hotels in Asia-Pacific and more than 140,000 worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 500 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best hotel deals to both business and leisure travelers.
In addition, Agoda customers participate in the Agoda Rewards Program, earning further discounts and free stays. Unlike programs that limit travelers to a single chain, the Agoda Rewards Program allows customers to redeem Rewards Points at thousands of hotels around the globe, at any time. A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Agoda's aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people.