Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Inc.,
today announced the launch of Express Connect 2.0 – a free hotel sign-up tool
that allows hoteliers to quickly and easily start distributing their property's
reservations through Agoda.com.
Express Connect 2.0, hoteliers who wish to partner with Agoda.com can set up a
hotel page in a matter of minutes. Guided through the process step-by-step,
hotel owners upload property information, rates, promotions, and photos, with
the ability to save their progress at any stage to finish later.
the content is uploaded and submitted, the page will be live on Agoda within
24-48 hours, with rooms instantly confirmable in 32 languages. Hoteliers then
have access to the Yield Control System (YCS) – inventory management software
that allows them to seamlessly update rates, availability, and content at their
convenience. Hotels can also use the YCS to create tailored promotions
according to their property's need periods.
the Express Connect 2.0 and YCS systems are free to use, with payment only made
upon receipt of confirmed bookings.
signing up with Agoda.com, hotel partners have access to more than two million
members worldwide, with regular targeted emails sent out every week to reach
those members. Agoda.com also offers the dedicated support of market
professionals to work closely with hotels to maximize yield.
hotels who do not have their own booking engine can sign up using Express
Connect 2.0 as Agoda also offers a free hotel booking engine called BE3, which
can be easily integrated into the hotel’s website. Unlike most hotel booking
engines which charge a share of revenue or a monthly fee, BE3 enables direct
online hotel bookings with no charge to the hotel.
who have recently signed up with Agoda.com through Express Connect at had this to say about it:
sign-up process of ‘Express Connect’ was smooth and easy. It is a
well-organized form to use and fill.” – Marwan
El Sheikh, Revenue Manager at Hotel Le Bristol in Beirut, Lebanon
Agoda Extranet allows a quick and easy start up for hoteliers.
A selection of available promotions such as early bird, stay pay
deals etc., allow hotels to instantly react to market trends and
market conditions. Rates, restrictions, policies, as well as
hotel content can be uploaded easily and are live on agoda.com at the
time of changes. Overall Agoda's extranet is an efficient and user friendly
tool to apply strategies in order to drive revenue and traffic to the
respective hotel." – Katrin Herrle,
Revenue Manager at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
have been working with different booking engines and I love Agoda’s extranet
simplicity! It’s easy to use and very intuitive to manage rates,
allotments and availability. What impressed me the most was how easily and fast
I was able to create all our hotel promotions. Many extranets don’t have this
capability!" – Fatima Sousi, Sales
Manager at the Pickwick Hotel San Francisco, USA
“I am delighted with the ease with which I was
able to enter pertinent information on our hotel via the Agoda website.
From a time management standpoint, this seamless process is efficient and most
welcome. We look forward to accommodating Agoda’s guests from the Asian
market in the not too distant future!" – Ms. Lee, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Powell Hotel, San
my experience, this extranet has been greatly developed and improved with the
current version of user-friendly functions, even for those newly
participating hotels. The system has ready-to-use hotel promotions. The
bulk rate update function and the 'Promotions by country or storefronts' are
our favorites as they are very easy to use and we can launch our hotel
promotion in only a few seconds." – Pawarisa
Hirantanes, Director of Revenue, lebua Hotels & Resorts, Thailand
"We regularly receive feedback from our associates that YCS
extranet is one of the best to work with & that Agoda is consistently
improving it, most importantly the reporting functionalities". – Tej Sidhu, General Manager, Strategic
Sales & Marketing, Compass Hospitality
“The YCS tool from Agoda is very easy, reliable, and fast. Whether
amending rates, allotments, or close-outs by just a few days or even by several
months, it's a breeze!” – Mr. Miguel
Jaun, Executive Assistant Manager, Dream Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
Partners who have been using Agoda.com’s free booking engine, BE3,
had this to say:
“BE3 is an effective way
to manage instant bookings through our official website. It is very easy to
maintain room availability and rates through the Yield Control System, and BE3
is now considered our 24-hour reservation service." - Mr. Agung Sujana, Owner, Legian Village, Bali, Indonesia.
trust the secure environment of the booking engine to make the reservation and
to provide all the details. The system is also very easy to manage for the
reservations team. We are very happy with the growth we have seen so far in our
direct bookings." - Ms Oratai
Therskijmanuntachai, Reservations and Yield Manager, Atlantis Resort & Spa,
Koh Samui Thailand.
with Agoda.com now, go to Express Connect at . Contact details for each country can be found on this page.
information about Agoda, please contact .
About Agoda Company
Company Pte Ltd (www.agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online hotel
reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel
prices. Agoda.com is part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda's network
includes more than 125,000 hotels worldwide. The multinational staff of more
than 500 professionals, located throughout the world, 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
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.