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agoda announces winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards


agoda, one of the world’s fastest-growing online booking platforms and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Gold Circle Awards, given to top-performing accommodation partners around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience.

Running for now the 9th Year, the Gold Circle Awards recognizes properties that meet the following standards:

– Standing amongst the top 1% of agoda’s properties

– Consistently stellar customer reviews

– Competitive pricing and availability

– A commitment to delivering a fantastic customer experience

“It’s a great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards, which honors excellence in the hotel industry. The number of properties available on agoda has grown to over 1.6 million worldwide, which has significantly increased the competitiveness and standard across all properties. GCAs are a solid indicator of the level of quality required to stand out,” said Errol Cooke, Vice President – Partner Services at agoda.

On how the industry and modern travelers’ expectations have raised the bar on quality of cutting-edge technology and world class service, Damien Pfirsch, Senior Product Director at agoda added, “Each year GCA becomes more competitive as accommodation properties continue to enhance their offering on agoda. This year, we have developed a range of new product features that empower our partners to proactively drive revenues growth from Agoda platforms.”

The awards for all 1,552 accommodation partners have been sent. Please see here for the full list of winners by country and city: http://mediaroom.agoda.com/agoda-announces-winners-2017-gold-circle-awards/

Moving forward, agoda has developed new product innovations that will support partners in understanding their competitors, increase visibility and optimize bookings — for better business results in 2018.