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Agoda’s job openings increase over 100% as the company looks for more opportunities in Europe and North America, finds GlobalData

Online travel intermediary Agoda’s* total job openings increased by over 100% from 813 roles in Q3 2021 to 1670 in Q1 2022, according to the Job Analytics Database by GlobalData.

The leading data and analytics company notes that most of the jobs (55%) advertised within the study period were within its Bangkok office, but the company is exploring more market opportunities in North America and Europe.

Sherla Sriprada, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Agoda predominantly operates in countries within the APAC region, but recent job adverts suggest that the company is expanding its room supply network. Despite predominantly hiring in APAC, non-APAC positions in the North America and EMEA indicate possible new product launches and presence of market opportunities. This can be seen in positions such as the advertised ‘Talent Acquisition Partner’ role based in Orlando, US.”

Agoda’s Europe and North America growth strategies are aimed towards establishing and managing hotel relationships while looking at growth across multiple verticals. The company is optimizing pricing and rate distribution strategies in North America, as shown by a US-based listing for a ‘Senior Business Performance Manager (Based in New York City)’ role.

The company is also growing coverage of its supply networks in countries such as Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Saudi Arabia. For its Israel office, the company is hiring a ‘Senior Data Scientist’ to create predictive models and algorithms to help customers explore vacation plans and assist its marketing team.

Types of jobs offered by Agoda

Most of Agoda’s job postings, advertised globally between Q3 2021 and Q1 2022, were for marketing managers, sales managers, software web developers and market research analysts. Additionally, Agoda is hiring for software-related roles to set up a data team and improve customers’ search experience while protecting from fraudulent activities.

Most jobs in Thailand are to support Agoda homes that hold non-hotel accommodation, while the company is expanding its network portfolio in Malaysia through partnerships, developing teams for local business.

Relocation assistance for domestic and international roles

Recent listings by Agoda are offering relocation assistance for domestic and international job applicants. For instance, the company is offering full visa sponsorship for its ‘Country Director’ and ‘Associate Director’ roles in countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, the US, the UK, Germany, and India.

* Agoda is a subsidiary of Booking Holdings—popularly known as Booking.com—that buys hotel rooms at a discount and sells to customers at a higher price to make money. This compliments Booking.com’s core business, which offers visibility for partner hotel websites and drives traffic to them for a commission.

*Data updated to March 16, 2022

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