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Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017
agoda, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, has announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Gold Circle Awards, given to accommodation partners around the world that embody the best qualities of the online booking travel experience.
This Gold Circle Award marks the 8th year in recognizing accommodation partners who work closely with agoda to go above and beyond the standard internet offering. The selection criteria to determine award recipients include consistently glowing customer reviews; competitive pricing in the marketplace; diligent utilization of agoda’s custom-built YCS (Yield Control System); and a willingness to work with agoda to create faster, easier bookings worldwide.
“I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Gold Circle Awards, which honor excellence in the online hospitality industry. With a number of innovations at agoda, GCA winners demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ensuring the best online booking travel experience for their customers,” said John Brown, Chief Operating Officer at agoda. “Indeed, as less than 1% of our 1 million+ properties this year qualified for the award, the GCAs stand as a solid indicator of the level of quality that must be met to be considered”.
On how the industry and modern travelers’ expectations have raised the bar on quality of cutting-edge technology and world class service, Errol Cooke, Vice President Global Partner Services at agoda added, “Each year the selection becomes more competitive as accommodation properties continue to enhance their customer offerings on agoda. We are very much looking forward to working even closer with our partners in 2017, to bring an even better online booking travel experience.”
Moving forward, agoda is outlining various new initiatives to build closer, more productive relationships with accommodation partners globally to achieve better business results in 2017 .
The awards for all 1208 accommodation partners worldwide will be sent out by the end of February, 2017.