Agoda and Marco Polo Hotels Sign Distribution Agreement

Bangkok, Thailand (PressExposure) April 09, 2009 --, part of (Nasdaq:PCLN), an online travel company specializing in discounted hotel bookings in Asia, today announced a consolidated partnership with Marco Polo Hotels, one of the leading hotel brands in Asia. Under the new agreement, Marco Polo’s properties in key Asian destinations will be available directly on and via their network of distribution partners. Marco Polo will have access to’s membership base of over one million.

Marco Polo Hotels boasts nine luxurious properties in major commercial and business districts in the Asia region, namely Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Cebu City, and Davao in the Philippines, with plans to open four more international 5-star hotels in China and the Philippines. This partnership will help secure and expand Marco Polo Hotels’ reputation for service excellence and luxurious accommodations to a larger market via’s customer base.

Wilfred Fan, Agoda’s Vice President of Business Development remarked, “We are very pleased with the expansion of our relationship with Marco Polo Hotels to cover all properties in the group, many of which are the archetype of the modern luxurious business hotel. Agoda’s ability to provide a loyal consumer base through our Rewards program, service excellence, and extensive market coverage in the Asia-Pacific region are attractive propositions for many regional chains and independent properties.”

Mr. Simon Pearson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Marco Polo Hotels, remarked “As part of Marco Polo Hotels global on-line strategy, we select our partners based on distribution and customer reach and therefore when deciding on our key on-line partner in the Asia-Pacific region we were immediately drawn to Agoda. Signing with Agoda has given Marco Polo Hotels the coverage we were looking for and the access to a growing consumer market.”

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About Agoda Company Pte. Ltd. :

Agoda Company Pte. Ltd. ( is an online hotel reservations service, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia. is part of (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 Marco Polo Hotels:

Every hotel of the Marco Polo group is an embodiment of Asian warmth and Western comfort, a blend which conjures an unforgettable experience for every guest staying with us.

Marco Polo hotels provide their guests with a unique travel experience which embraces the local charm and the adventure of travel with the deeply instillied elegance and warmth of the in-house culture of Marco Polo hotels.

Every Marco Polo hotel benefits the new-age traveler, whether on business or leisure, with its elegant design, impeccable service and modern comforts.

Just like the continent we are based in- Asia, Marco Polo Hotels with its nine properties in key Asian business destinations has flourished and established itself as one of the leading hotel brands in the region.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 09, 2009 at 2:19 am
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