Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
Agoda.com, an online hotel booking service in Asia and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced an expansion of its hotel portfolio by partnering with the Oberoi Group, a leading luxury hotel brand based in India. The Oberoi Group's award-winning luxury hotels and resorts are now available on Agoda.com and via Agoda's network of distribution partners.
As a part of the agreement, Agoda.com will distribute 25 hotels and resorts under the luxury 'Oberoi' and 5-star 'Trident' brands. These hotels are located in prime Indian business centers such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore as well as in the historical and vibrant cities of Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambhore and Shimla. The Oberoi Group's resorts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia will also be soon available on Agoda.com.
Wilfred Fan, Agoda's Vice President of Business Development commented, "The partnership is another significant milestone for Agoda. India is a market that has huge potential and is developing quickly. The Oberoi Group now has access to Agoda's membership of over one million loyal customers worldwide, with extensive market coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. Oberoi will have real-time control of content and inventory by using Agoda's Yield Control System. This means greater flexibility in offering promotions during low seasons, better merchandizing opportunities and improving yields during peak travel periods. I expect this to be an ideal partnership for both parties."
Manish Singh, Vice President, Distribution & Revenue Management, The Oberoi Group said, "We are confident that Agoda will assist us in bringing our hotels and resorts to prominence in the very competitive Asia-Pacific region. Partnerships such as this are integral to our expansion and online distribution strategy. The online marketplace is an important avenue for us to communicate with our consumers as well as contact new travelers. Agoda.com's significant presence in the Asia-Pacific market will definitely help us achieve our goals."
Agoda offers hotel booking services through websites in 21 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and many European languages. The sites are supported by a multilingual, customer service team which operates 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
For more information regarding Agoda, please access its website at http://www.agoda.com or contact the Agoda team via e-mail at info (at) agoda (dot) com.
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About Agoda Company Pte., Ltd.:
Agoda Company Pte., Ltd. (http://www.agoda.com) is an online hotel reservations service, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia. Agoda.com is part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda's network includes over 9,000 hotels in Asia and more than 50,000 worldwide. The staff of over 300 professionals, located throughout Asia, 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.
About The Oberoi Group:
The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, owns and manages 27 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury 'Oberoi' and 5-star 'Trident' brands. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally recognized for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades.
Three Oberoi hotels were ranked among the six best in the world by the readers in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2008. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur and The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra were rated 2nd, 4th and 6th best hotels in the world respectively. This ranking is acknowledged among the most prestigious in the international travel industry. In the same readers' poll, The Oberoi Rajvilas, The Oberoi Udaivilas and The Oberoi Amarvilas were ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd best hotels in Asia respectively.
Trident hotels are 5-star hotels that have established a reputation for excellence and are acknowledged for offering quality and value. These hotels combine state of the art facilities with dependable service in a caring environment, making them the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers.