Agoda and Swissotel Partner to Distribute Asia Pacific Properties

Bangkok, Thailand (PressExposure) April 17, 2009 --, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings throughout Asia, has announced a partnership with Swissotel Hotels & Resorts to distribute its luxury properties throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with prime locations as China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and Japan.

The collaboration with such a prominent hotel brand gives Agoda better access to inventory and offers in some of the most competitive markets. It gives Swissotel access to Agoda’s efficient, user-friendly platform as well as the opportunity to tap into a new group of travelers via Agoda’s rewards program which boasts over 1,000,000 members.

Wilfred Fan, Agoda’s Vice President of Business Development stated, “This partnership with Swissotel further proves our ability to provide an effective marketplace. We are given the opportunity to expand our portfolio and at the same time help boost sales for Swissôtel hotels. Our global online strategy places an emphasis on real-time control and efficient yield management.”

Barbara Pezzi, Director of Web-marketing and E-commerce, Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, is confident with the move saying, “We are pleased to be establishing a strategic partnership with, an ideal partner to help us expand our network and reach thousands of additional travelers. We trust to complement our distribution especially in Asia, which is one of our key regions.”

Agoda offers hotel booking services through websites in twenty languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and many European languages. The sites are supported by an award winning, multilingual, customer service team which operates 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

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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 Swissotel Hotels & Resorts

Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today's discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, contemporary and modern design. Each Swissotel hotel offers personalised service with charm and efficiency. Located in main gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels have convenient access to business and shopping districts, and local attractions. Swissotel Hotels & Resorts worldwide have won prestigious awards and accolades.

Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 90 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 16, 2009 at 5:16 am
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