Check out the best hotels from all parts of the world. Agoda Company Pte Ltd is an online travel agency, with its headquarters in Singapore, which provides for accommodation booking services through its website and mobile app.
Agoda is part of The Priceline Group, the world leader in online travel and related services. And it is reported that Agoda.com is only the Asia-based online travel company to hold a spot within the top six, and that is according to the data from industry observer, Skift.
Different types of accommodations are being offered from its inventory from hotels and its services to beach resorts, rest houses and home stays. Their website can also be translated to 38 different languages. They have operations set up in Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Budapest. They have also establishments in the major cities of Africa, Middle East, Europe and America.
How did it start?
Originally, Agoda.com was established in Thailand in 2005 as a start-up until The Priceline Group acquired the company in 2007 and then expanded quickly. They also created a mobile app that was launched in 2011 that is available on Android, iOs and Windows phone devices. And for the convenience of its customers, the app offers full booking functionality in multiple languages, so for those customers who have a hard time reading in English it will be easier for them to book their desired hotel in their native language. Their website and app is easy to use and allows instant confirmation within a secure system.
How does it operates?
Agoda.com is known for using the approach known as Merchant Model, where the payment is collected upfront for room nights booked on the company’s website or mobile app. And on the company’s website, there is a list of their properties which is over 700,000. The accommodations that they offer are diverse and ranges from cheap hostels to luxury hotels, local inns to private guesthouses, seaside villas to full homes and apartments, so it will be easy for you to choose a hotel within your budget and vacation type choice.
They also claim to specialize in providing discounted room rates and offer a “Best Price Guarantee”, which promises to match or beat lower prices offered by the other dealers. Like other major online travel agencies, the management system creates tailored promotions according to season and occupancy; also if there are major events within the area, they also give properties autonomy to control rates and availability.