Twin Dragons: Two big beasts of Southeast Asia travel come together

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Asian travel heavyweights, AirAsia and hotel booking platform Agoda, have announced their brand new partnership, designed to stimulate consumer travel within n Southeast Asia, this morning.

The strategic partnership sees the two organisations sharing their flight and hotel inventories, to deliver an extensive multi-product selection, greater convenience and superior value for travellers Meaning AirAsia.com passengers will now have access to over 600,0000 Agoda properties by booking through SNAP, which is a flight and hotel package offered with the best price guaranteed.

Tony Fernandes CEO of AirAsia Group

Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group said: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Agoda, which is part of our group-wide initiative to revitalise travel as we anticipate the reopening of borders in Southeast Asia.

Travellers can now enjoy a more seamless ‘browse-to-buy’ experience on AirAsia.com and book their flights and hotels through SNAP, which is our new way to fly. This collaboration reflects our commitment to providing greater convenience, choice and value to our customers, which has become ever more important in this challenging post-COVID environment. We are taking the opportunity of this downtime to work innovatively with strategic partners so we can better serve our guests’ travel and lifestyle needs and look forward to announcing these ventures when the time is right.”

Agoda's Chief executive. John Brown
John Brown, CEO Agoda

John Brown, CEO of Agoda said: “We are passionate about innovating, through partnerships and technology, the way people book and experience travel. The public’s appetite for travel is still strong, and we believe that our collaboration with AirAsia will help take the hassle out of travel by helping travellers to easily find great value deals as they venture out again.

Equally important is the wider impact of this initiative between two of Southeast Asia’s well-known and highly regarded travel brands, on the confidence of accommodation partners, hospitality providers and related aviation industry players. It’s imperative we work innovatively with our partners to find solutions and do our part to stimulate demand and help the wider travel and tourism industry.”

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