You Know Why Agoda is CHEAPER? Hint : misdirection

7th May 2011

Friday

Hi,have you notice or even tried using http://www.Agoda.Com for booking?Have you notice the price of the hotels?Cheaper the most online booking?WHY???

Its cheaper compared to all the other online booking but I was sceptical.I know some online gives you the lowest rates or best price or guarantee lowest price so why do they not have the same price as Agoda.Com?

I did a test booking on a few online site http://www.Expedia.Com ,www. Travelocity.com , http://www.Love2stay.Asia , http://www.Hotelbooking.com and http://www.Agoda.Com and compared the price.The result was most hotel price( i did multiple hotel bookings) Agoda.Com was

cheaper which was not a surprise,so why does the other online travel site state in their site lowest price,best price,guarantee lowest price if Agoda.Com prices are less then theirs?

Mis-Direction is what Agoda.Com does to its customers.What does that mean? At 1st glance hotel price less than most other online(competitors) but nobody bothers to look at the checkout price(hotel price+tax+service

fee = total price),and this what i mean by mis-direction,you will find that the total price when checkout is the same or almost and in fact Agoda.Com is a bit more then the rest. Agoda.Com brings down the price

of the hotel just a bit lesser(1st impression) but increases the tax+services so it makes equal or more. They (Agoda.Com) mis-direction their customers by 1st impression but when checkout,their tax+services fee is the highest

comparedto  the rest. Customers are not given the true picture, i cant say there are lying but they are not telling the whole truth. Below are examples of hotel bookings frm a few online hotel bookings website.

Example:from http://www.love2stay.asia

Your Reservation

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

138, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450

  • Check-in: May 24, 2011
  • Check-out: May 25, 2011
  • Rooms & Guests
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children
  • 1 Studio
  • Rates per Room Low Price Guarantee
  • (excluding tax recovery charges and service fees)
  • May 24, 2011 — $123.04 USD
  • Tax Recovery Charges and Service Fees
  • $19.69 USD
  • Total Charges
  • $142.73 USD
  • (including tax recovery charges and service fees

Example:From http://www.agoda.com

Hotel Maya
Studio
2 Adults
May 24, 2011 – May 25, 20111 Night(s)
No. of rooms:1
Room charge (per night)  USD 122.91

Total Charges

$143.32

(including tax+srvice fee)

Example : http://www.expedia.com

Summary
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
Check in: 5/24/2011
Check out: 5/25/2011
# of nights: 1
2 Adults,
5/24: $123.04/night
Taxes & Service Fees
(where applicable):
$19.69/night
Total: $142.73
Room description
Studio
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