BANGKOK (March 20, 2014) – Best Western International, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY®, is connecting all of its more than 4,000 hotels worldwide to Agoda.com, one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms in the world. A member of global leader The Priceline Group, Agoda.com provides an Asia-based focus on great content and customer friendly search functionality where customers can search, examine reviews, book and pay for their hotel in a single mobile or desktop transaction.
Best Western’s partnership with Agoda.com will provide its hotels direct distribution to the fastest-growing travel markets including China, Korea, India, Indonesia and Thailand; allowing both companies to leverage and streamline capabilities of the powerful Priceline Group distribution network.
”Partnering with Agoda.com further demonstrates Best Western’s commitment to expanding our distribution in the increasingly important and rapidly-growing Asian market,” said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International. “Agoda.com and Best Western have a shared commitment to providing outstanding service and value to our customers and we are delighted that through our partnership, Agoda.com customers will have direct access to Best Western’s 4,000 plus hotels in more than 100 countries around the world.”
“Agoda.com takes pride in the management and innovation of our front-end customer offerings and connectivity solutions to hotel partners. Our partnership with Best Western International further strengthens this resolve, as we continue to make meaningful advances in growing the Agoda.com international footprint,” said John Brown, chief operating officer for Agoda.com.
The partnership will be facilitated by the DerbySoft connectivity solution for fast, reliable online distribution of the rates and inventory for Best Western branded hotels worldwide.
About Agoda Company Pte Ltd:
Agoda Company Pte Ltd (Agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online accommodation reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount accommodation prices. Agoda.com is part of The Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda.com's network includes more than 600,000 hotels and other accommodation properties worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 1,900 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best accommodation deals to both business and leisure travelers.
A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Agoda.com's aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people. AGODA® is a registered trademark of AGIP LLC, used under license by Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.
ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,000+* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers six hotel products to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, BEST WESTERN PREMIER®, BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE RESIDENCYSM, VîbsSM and BW Premier CollectionSM. Now celebrating 69 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 22 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, Minor League Baseball, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western continues to set industry records and accolades, including Business Travel News top chain award for both BEST WESTERN and BEST WESTERN PLUS, three consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards and six consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. Forty percent of Best Western-branded hotels worldwide won TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards for customer satisfaction.
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