Hotels.com Hotel Price Index Finds Passion For Travel is Still on the Up

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Hotels.com Hotel Price Index Finds Passion For Travel is Still on the Up

There’s no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com.

Net Lag Is Real, This Is Not A Drill! The Holiday Scroll Becomes Too Much For One In Four Malaysian Millennials

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Net Lag Is Real, This Is Not A Drill! The Holiday Scroll Becomes Too Much For One In Four Malaysian Millennials

New Hotels.comTM research reveals that budding travellers are suffering from ‘net lag’ in the never-ending legwork to avoid that #basic trip.

World goes Gaga as Hotels.com Imagines Iconic Hotel Rooms Through the eyes of Little Monsters

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World goes Gaga as Hotels.com Imagines Iconic Hotel Rooms Through the eyes of Little Monsters

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 […]

Hotels.com Recommends Top Destinations for Year-End Holidays

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Hotels.com Recommends Top Destinations for Year-End Holidays

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.

Cutting-Edge Travellers: Big-Spending Chinese Millennials Seek Local Cuisines, Nature and Music Festivals

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Cutting-Edge Travellers: Big-Spending Chinese Millennials Seek Local Cuisines, Nature and Music Festivals

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.

Bucket List Adventures – Social Media Obsessed Malaysians Want to See the World

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Bucket List Adventures – Social Media Obsessed Malaysians Want to See the World

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 […]

Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations for Malaysians

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations for Malaysians

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 […]

Eat, Play, Rove – Malaysian Singles Are Going Places

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Eat, Play, Rove – Malaysian Singles Are Going Places

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.

Battle of the Beaches – Top 10 Beach Destinations among Travellers from Malaysia

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Battle of the Beaches – Top 10 Beach Destinations among Travellers from Malaysia

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 […]

‘Despacito’ Sends 45% More Travelers Flocking to Caribbean Island – Hotels.com™

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‘Despacito’ Sends 45% More Travelers Flocking to Caribbean Island – Hotels.com™

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 […]

Makan Angin Aidilfitri: The Rising Trend of Raya Family Holidays

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Makan Angin Aidilfitri: The Rising Trend of Raya Family Holidays

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 […]

More Travel for Less with Standard Chartered and Hotels.com

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More Travel for Less with Standard Chartered and Hotels.com

Standard Chartered and Hotels.com® launch three year global strategic alliance that offers Standard Chartered credit card holders discounts on Hotels.com.

Obviously Splashing Songkran Sale!

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Obviously Splashing Songkran Sale!

Get your water guns ready, as it is time for Songkran festivities in Thailand, one of the most popular festivals in Thailand, pulling in 495,000 foreign tourists last year alone.

New Hotels.com™ Data Reveals Travel Trends Among Malaysians

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New Hotels.com™ Data Reveals Travel Trends Among Malaysians

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 […]

5 Best Restaurants for Reunion Dinner by Hotels.com

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5 Best Restaurants for Reunion Dinner by Hotels.com

Kuala Lumpur – January 23, 2017 – With Chinese New Year (CNY) approaching in less than a week, most of us are looking forward to a long weekend off work (yay holidays!) and lots of Angpau money to spend. Holidays and extra cash aside, a vital part of celebrating Chinese New Year is reuniting with your loved ones, near and far. The reunion dinner is a must for every family celebrating Chinese New Year, simply because there is no better way to bond than over a glorious spread of chow and symbolic dishes representing good luck and prosperity. While families used to be confined to the tradition of gathering for the feast at home, the trend is slowly changing as preparing for […]

Hotels.com Reveals World’s Savviest Savers

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Hotels.com Reveals World’s Savviest Savers

Malaysia – November 15, 2016 – Hands up, who would like a free night in a hotel? Hotels.com™, whose Rewards program allows travelers to collect ten nights and get one free*, has revealed that savvy travelers from Hong Kong beat the rest of the world when it came to snapping up a free night away, while travelers from Kuala Lumpur ranks 15th among all APAC travelers. The Hotels.com™ Rewards program has hit 25 million members this year, in the same year as the company celebrates its 25th birthday. The accommodation experts have looked back at the millions of free nights redeemed, to uncover who are the world’s savviest travelers. Holiday lovers based in Hong Kong, Seoul and Los Angeles topped the list, […]

5 Best Getaways for Long Weekends in Malaysia

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5 Best Getaways for Long Weekends in Malaysia

Have you planned a long week of leave during Hari Raya Haji and Malaysia Day this September?

Trading Up for a Luxurious Stay in the heart of KL – Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur by Shangri-La

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Trading Up for a Luxurious Stay in the heart of KL – Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur by Shangri-La

The list of ‘Hotels.com Loved by Guest Awards 2016’ winners conveniently saves time for travellers to use as reference in choosing the hotel to stay when being in a particular destination, therefore relieving travellers from the stress of having to do hotel search.

Sumptuous Sleeps: 10 Amazing Luxury Hotels Loved By You

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Sumptuous Sleeps: 10 Amazing Luxury Hotels Loved By You

MALAYSIA– 15 August, 2016 – A deluxe bed, designer toiletries, a rooftop pool and a world class restaurant are just some of the features today’s travellers expect from a luxury hotel, according to accommodation expert Hotels.com™. The prestigious Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards is an annual awards program where the guests are the real judges. It celebrates and recognizes those hotels who have achieved the best average guest review rating, from over 20 million genuine and trusted reviews from guests who have actually checked-in. 50 hotels worldwide have received the ‘Best for luxury’* award and here’s the pick of the bunch, each with its own unique definition of luxury:   Luxury means … a rooftop pool 5 star W Taipei in Taipei, […]

It’s time to change our perceptions of Chinese travellers: Five unique Chinese traveller personas identified

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It’s time to change our perceptions of Chinese travellers: Five unique Chinese traveller personas identified

Kuala Lumpur, 19 July – When you think of Chinese travellers, do you conjure up images of group bus tours? If so, it’s time to update your perceptions of one of the world’s largest and most economically valuable travel groups. As Chinese international travellers grow in affluence and sophistication, Hotels.com™ has diverged them into five unique travel personas in their fifth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor. The survey used Ipsos, a world leader in market research, which in May 2016 surveyed 3,000 Chinese travellers. To complement this data with opinions of hoteliers, Hotels.com carried out a global survey of 5,800 accommodation partners. The travel personas highlight the varying travel styles and behavior whilst identifying the rise of young, independent and ambitious millennial travellers. Hotels.com […]

Appy Holidays: Map apps a must-have for traveling Malaysians

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Appy Holidays: Map apps a must-have for traveling Malaysians

Malaysians are glued to their maps and depend on their map apps for navigation, according to the Hotels.com™ Mobile Travel Tracker*.

Budget travel at your fingertips

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Budget travel at your fingertips

Always wanted to go on a trip around Europe but budget has always been in the way? Hotels.com now gives you the opportunity to journey across some of the most beautiful European destinations with a value-for-money route that is sure to get you geared up this minute. Start from Big Ben, the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster London and move on to the country of love, where the iconic Eiffel Tower of Paris stands. Visit the grand Colosseum in Rome, where ancient gladiatorial battles took place. End your trip at Berlin to witness the stunning East Side Gallery. What better time is there to reward yourself with a fun-filled holiday far-away from home […]

Malaysians love to mix business with pleasure

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Malaysians love to mix business with pleasure

As mobile devices continue to evolve, the Hotels.com™ Mobile Travel Tracker* uncovers the true impact that the number 1 travel accessory, the mobile phone, is having on our booking and travel behaviors. It reveals that Malaysians travel for both business and leisure purposes, with 65% making hotel bookings via mobile.   Global travel summary for 2015 According to the Hotels.com Mobile Travel Tracker, a global study of 9,200 travellers across 31 countries, today’s modern traveller makes four trips a year and on average stays in a hotel 13 nights of the year. Although for some, the hotel becomes their home for a month, as almost 1 in 10 spend more than 31 days a year in a hotel room.   While mobile […]

Ultra-Lux, All the Way – Hotels.com selects its top picks for the best luxurious getaways

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Ultra-Lux, All the Way – Hotels.com selects its top picks for the best luxurious getaways

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – 12 May 2016: It can be easy to forget that celebrities are human beings like you and me. Just like us regular folk, even the rich and famous need a little rest and relaxation from time to time. But when it comes to vacationing, these celebrities demand only the very best and most exclusive. If your pockets are deeper than most, you too can experience travelling like royalty with Hotels.com and its top recently won Loved by Guests Awards 2016 picks for the “Best for Luxury” getaways. Nothing screams ultra-luxury than the desert oasis of Dubai. Once a vacant outpost, Dubai has transformed into a glitzy vacation hotspot known for its breathtaking contemporary architecture and world-class shopping, dining, […]

Unique homes away from home – Experience the thrill of alternative lodging with Hotels.com

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Unique homes away from home – Experience the thrill of alternative lodging with Hotels.com

Malaysia – 8 April 2016 – Japan and South Korea are some of the most popular and sought after destinations amongst Malaysian travelers. In spite of this, traveling to these countries can be a strain on the wallet particularly when it comes to accommodation. In light of this, Hotels.com brings you alternative lodging options that are not only easy on the wallet but brings out the true local essence from their stay. The South Korean capital of Seoul is a bustling metropolis with plenty of things to see and do. Marvel at the Changdeokgung Palace and do some shopping at the Myeongdong Shopping Street. The Hyosunjae Hanok Guesthouse get our pick as its not only conveniently located close to attractions such as […]

Malaysian travelers enjoyed great value for money with attractive Asian hotel prices in 2015

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Malaysian travelers enjoyed great value for money with attractive Asian hotel prices in 2015

The latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™ brings good news for travelers: average prices paid per night for hotel accommodation up only 1% globally in 2015 as compared to 2014. The global Index sat at 114 for 2015 and is closing the gap on the previous peak of 117 in 2007, the year before the global economic crisis. North America drove the global increase as the only region to see hotel prices rise (up 3%) throughout 2015 with the Index hitting 119, exceeding its pre-recession high of 117 in 2007. Asia hotel became more attractive, recording a 5% drop on average hotel prices paid* by global travelers in 2015. Highest percentage decrease on average hotel prices paid per room per night […]

Travel to exotic locations with Hotels.com

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Travel to exotic locations with Hotels.com

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – 16 March 2016: Traveling can be a pricey affair. In today’s uncertain economic climate, it’s easy to see why many have put their travel plans on hold. However, everyone deserves a getaway and seeing the world does not necessarily have to cost the world either. Hotels.com has selected some of its top exotic locations that make for great holidays but are also easy on the wallet. Book your accommodation on Hotels.com and get a free night when you’ve accumulated 10 nights via Hotels.com Rewards. With its pristine beaches and relaxed island vibe, it’s no wonder the Indian state of Goa has long been a firm favorite among travelers. While Goa is slowly building its reputation as a luxury […]