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Hotels.comTM today unveiled the world’s first half and half hotel suite, the ‘So Extra So Chic’ suite – a room split literally straight down the middle, where half is uber-maximalist and half ultra-minimalist.
By Hotels.Com on August 30, 2019
There’s no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com.
By Hotels.Com on April 12, 2019
New Hotels.comTM research reveals that budding travellers are suffering from ‘net lag’ in the never-ending legwork to avoid that #basic trip.
By Hotels.Com on March 13, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: What a time to be Lady Gaga. In the last year, the pop legend has starred in a box office hit, released a record-breaking album that gave her the most chart-toppers of any female artist this decade and chalked up numerous award accolades, including six award nominations. The star has also continued her momentous trajectory establishing herself as the world’s most iconic style-setter, with looks ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. It’s not just the clothes she wears, even the hotels she graces are feeling the effect. As she kicks off her residency at the Park MGM Las Vegas, Hotels.com reveals a 100% increase in searches since the residence started, compared to an average boom of 40% for other Las Vegas hotels […]
By Hotels.Com on February 26, 2019
As we are exiting 2018 and entering 2019, leading online accommodation booking website, Hotels.comTM reveals the top destinations to head to for the year-end holidays.
By Hotels.Com on December 20, 2018
Recent research from Hotels.com™ has revealed that Chinese millennials born after 1990 are pushing the boundaries of international travel, increasing their travel expenditure in the past year by a staggering 80 percent to fund social media-influenced trips full of edgy experiences, high tech accommodation, exotic delicacies and taboo ticket-items.
By Hotels.Com on August 13, 2018
More than half of Malaysians are influenced by social media and TV shows when preparing their bucket lists Tokyo, Paris and London are the most popular bucket list destinations for Malaysians Living festive: A quarter of Malaysians want to experience Rio Carnival and Coachella at least once KUALA LUMPUR – Social media obsessed Malaysians look for their bucket list inspiration from Instagram photos and Facebook posts, with many wanting to go to festivals such as the Rio Carnival and Coachella at least once in their lifetimes, according to the latest research report* from Hotels.com™. “Bucket list has become a growing trend in Malaysia, in tandem with the prominent role played by social media in influencing the travelling habits of consumers worldwide. While […]
By Hotels.Com on January 26, 2018
Concerts and Fireworks: Malaysians prefer city destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei to welcome the new year Let it snow: More Malaysian travellers are going to London, Tokyo and Paris this year to experience a White December KUALA LUMPUR – December 15, 2017 – As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, Hotels.com reveals the ten most popular New Year’s Eve destinations for Malaysian travellers this year. Regional destinations Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei, known for their exciting New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebrations, are the three most popular end-of-December destinations for Malaysian travellers this year. White December destinations such as Paris, Osaka and Tokyo have also become more popular, recording a significant surge of interests. “December is a busy travelling […]
By Hotels.Com on December 15, 2017
Malaysian singles are going places this year, and they are certainly ready to mingle in cities around the world, according to the latest data from Hotels.com.
By Hotels.Com on November 8, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – October 16, 2017 – Data from Hotels.com reveals the Langkawi tops the list for the second year as the most popular beach destination searched amongst travellers from Malaysia, while Phuket in third place, was the most popular overseas destination among those looking for some fun in the sun this December. “Travellers from Malaysia value the time they spend with their families, and the December school holiday season tends to be one of the busiest travel periods of the year. From our data, there is a strong interest in overseas travel this year, leading to the surge in search volumes for various beach destinations like Bali and Krabi,” said Jessica Chuang, Regional Director for Greater China, Southeast Asia & India […]
By Hotels.Com on October 19, 2017
Key survey findings Malaysians prioritise affordability, new experience and picture-worthiness over other travel considerations Malaysians trust online reviews – 82 percent Malaysians are influenced by online reviews to a certain extent when making travel decisions 65 percent of millennial travellers spend more than two hours on looking for accommodation options – 11 percent spend more than 10 hours Familiar taste abroad – 98 percent of travellers spend time looking for Asian restaurants Halal travel – 97 percent of Muslim travellers spend time looking for halal dining options prior to their trip KUALA LUMPUR – August 18, 2017 – Scoring the best deal, coordinating preferences and dealing with overwhelming information are challenges that stress Malaysia’s millennials when planning for their travels, a survey by Hotels.com […]
By Hotels.Com on August 21, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – July 31, 2017 – More Malaysian travellers are venturing out to popular overseas destinations, with several top destinations recording double-digit quarterly search volume growth this year, according to latest data from Hotels.com. “We have seen a significant increase in interest in overseas destinations, from Macau to London, amongst Malaysian travellers during the second quarter of the year. This coincides with the strong performance of Malaysian Ringgit, which has been named as the best performing Asian currency recently,” said Jessica Chuang, Regional Director for Greater China, Southeast Asia & India for Hotels.com Brand. Top growing outbound destinations searched by Malaysian travellers, over Q1 2017 and Q2 2017: Ranking Destination Quarterly percentage change in search volume, Q2 vs Q1 2017 1 […]
By Hotels.Com on August 1, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 2017: The sixth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor report by Hotels.com™ reveals that Chinese travelers have entered a new phase in their evolution. More educated and increasingly sophisticated in their tastes and expectations, they want more of everything – more time traveling, more locations and more exotic experiences. Chinese travelers are spending a whopping 28 per cent of their income on average on international travel, with 90s millennials being the biggest spenders, allocating 35 per cent of their income to travel. This ‘more generation’ is providing huge economic benefits to global economies with China seeing 122 million outbound tourists in 2016 – 4 per cent more than in 2015 and a staggering 74 per cent more than in […]
By Hotels.Com on July 18, 2017
Team Malaysia needs you! The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be happening in Kuala Lumpur from 19th to 31st August, and with the launch of ticket sales, we know that getting the best seats in the sporting arena are not the only thing you would be worrying about. Looking for hotels in Kuala Lumpur that are near the event venues that are reasonably priced and comfortable at the same time? Hotels.com has you covered! Hotels.com’s Mid-Year Sale Deals** coincide with the upcoming SEA Games, so you can take this chance to book your perfect stay in KL for a great price before the sale ends! It’s the obvious choice, obviously. Here are our recommend hotels where the key sports events will be held – Kuala Lumpur, […]
By Hotels.Com on July 14, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – July 5, 2017: Song of the moment, Despacito, is not only making its mark on the worldwide music charts, but according to Hotels.com™ it’s also sending travelers flocking to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The travel expert reveals that since the song launched on 17th April searches for the Caribbean island are up more than 45%*. The Despacito remix, by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, has been a global hit, and while the literal translation of the song name means ‘slowly’, it seems holidaymakers are doing the opposite and rushing to see ‘how they do it down in Puerto Rico’. Jessica Chuang, Regional Director for Greater China, Southeast Asia & India for Hotels.com brand said: ‘Puerto […]
By Hotels.Com on July 6, 2017
More Malaysians are planning to go for family vacations during the Raya season this year – instead of the traditional balik kampung exodus. Family destinations like Langkawi, Penang and Port Dickson are so far the most popular domestic travel destinations for this year’s Raya season More Malaysians are expected to visit cities like Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore during Hari Raya Bangkok is the most popular international for this year’s Hari Raya Hotels.com’s latest data reveals the growing trend of Malaysians going on holidays to family-friendly destinations during the Hari Raya celebration. This trend signifies a cultural shift in the country, as Hari Raya is traditionally tied with the balik kampung exodus. Hotels.com’s search data reveals the top 10 destinations […]
By Hotels.Com on June 13, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – April 13, 2017 – Eleven hotels in Malaysia have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com™ Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the real judges. In comparison, in 2016, only nine Malaysian hotels made it to the Loved by Guests list. The 11 best hotels in Malaysia this year are located in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Sandakan. Penang tops the list, with four gold winners, followed by Langkawi with three winning, two hotels from Kuala Lumpur and one hotel from Sandakan, Sabah. Cities in Malaysia winning Loved by Guest Gold Awards: Penang – 4 hotels Langkawi – 3 hotels Kuala Lumpur – 2 hotels Sandakan – 1 hotel The […]
By Hotels.Com on April 13, 2017
Thailand was the favorite overseas destination country for Malaysian travelers Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong were the three most popular cities Kuala Lumpur hotels offered lower rates than other Southeast Asian capital cities KUALA LUMPUR, 9 MARCH 2017 – Southeast Asian destinations have become increasingly popular among Malaysian travelers, with seven out of the top 10 destinations located within the region, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI) data for 2016. The Kingdom of Thailand, home to Bangkok’s legendary street food and the sandy beaches of Phuket, maintained its position as the number one destination country. City getaways are popular among Malaysian travelers, with Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong ranked in the top three destinations. The index also revealed that […]
By Hotels.Com on March 14, 2017
When travelers check into a hotel in 2060 they can expect it to be on Mars, to feature augmented reality, artificial intelligence, morphing beds, robotics, touchscreen everything, hyper connectivity and much more, as revealed by the Hotels.com® Hotels of the Future study. Hotels.com celebrates 25 years of accommodation expertise this year and is looking to the future by partnering with renowned futurist Dr James Canton of the Institute for Global Futures on the Hotels.com Hotels of the Future study. It uncovers how the travel and hotel experience will be different in a year, 25 years and as far ahead as 2060. The way travelers choose a destination, book a trip, travel there and the in-stay experience will be dramatically different in the […]
By Hotels.Com on January 24, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 21 December 2016 – With the challenging economic situation not looking to improve anytime soon, wise Malaysians kept holiday plans in Asia and more specifically Southeast Asia, where currency exchanges are less hurtful on the wallet. Thailand held its pole position as the travel destination most frequented by Malaysians with Bangkok being the primary city of choice, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) in the first half of 2016. Additionally, another four cities in Thailand were also top picks, including Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, and Krabi. This is also indicative of Malaysians love for beach and remote island getaways. Indonesia also held its spot at number two this year with Jakarta being the most visited […]
By Hotels.Com on December 23, 2016