SINGAPORE, 19 November 2019: Agoda, introduced this week a suite of enhanced products and technology to capitalize on the growing travel sector.
Offering travellers a network of over 2.5 million properties in over 200 countries and territories, Agoda’s enhanced API allows partners, from distributors to corporate travel agents, convenient and quick access to its inventory.
Their customers will be able to choose from different accommodation options such as hotels, resorts, villas, ryokans, guesthouses and vacation rentals.
Agoda has already signed deals with three global distribution systems so that corporate partners can connect to Agoda’s extensive inventory and search for the best rates for their clients.
Additionally, partners who wish to expand their travel offerings beyond accommodation can now enjoy competitive rates on Agoda’s growing Agoda Flights inventory and look forward to dynamic packages in the future.
Agoda vice president strategic partnerships and programmes Damien Pfirsch said: “We invest heavily in technology with the goal of making travel accessible to more people, whether it is through our platform or our partners’. That’s why we are always finding ways to improve our offering to help partners achieve their strategic objectives more quickly and effectively.”
For partners that need access to inventory and rates but want to maintain the look of their brand, Agoda’s latest white-label platform is a fully-loaded “turn-key” solution that allows them to provide their customers with an online experience that they are used to, from customizable colours, URL to product selection.
Partners with their own inventory also have the option of using a white label extranet where they can seamlessly manage their supply along with Agoda’s content.
Agoda has developed a single sign-on solution that will improve travellers’ overall booking experience as they can automatically login from the partner’s site to Agoda’s platform, making the process more seamless. Single sign-on will also allow travellers to participate in the partner’s loyalty or reward programmes, while taking advantage of Agoda’s member rates, hence reducing friction and improving conversion for partners.