Agoda tips and tricks

If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, you’ve probably spent hours scouring the Internet for the cheapest flight and accommodation deals – because that’s where the bulk of travel expenses lie.

There are tonnes of booking sites out there that help you compare rates across different hotels to give you the most affordable one, but you’d want to consider Agoda for your next trip – because we found some sneaky functions hiding in their website and app which will help you score even more perks and discounts.

P.S.: Get a gift card worth 12% of your Agoda hotel booking’s total value when you book from now till 31 August. Read on to find out more.

1. Join its membership club for free to enjoy exclusive deals

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You’d want to take note of this one. Agoda members get insider deals and discounts, and all it takes is less than a minute to sign up – for free! With huge savings of over $50, you’ll have more budget to spend on shopping and experiences on your trip.

2. Get crazily discounted prices with the “Secret Deals” tab

You’ll get deals up to 70% off here!
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Nothing like a little surprise to spice your holiday up – Agoda has a “Secret Deals” tab which lets you book an accommodation of your choice at ridiculously low rates. Information on the accessibility, rating and reviews of the accommodation will be made known to you. But here’s the catch: you’ll have to wait till you’ve completed the rest of your booking to see where you’ll actually be staying.

Rest assured Agoda will only provide you with quality accommodation!

3. Book early and save as much as 40% off


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As they say, the early bird catches the worm. Book your accommodation at least a month in advance and enjoy special early booking savings. If you’re lucky, you might even chance upon a flash deal that gives you up to 40% off! O.M.G.

4. Book through a secret website link for additional seasonal discounts

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Psst. There’s a secret link for all DBS/POSB cardmembers that’ll get you seasonal discounts. This ranges from an additional percentage off hotel bookings, to cashbacks – on top of all the discounts Agoda already provides. Book through http://www.agoda.com.sg/dbssg, use your DBS/POSB card to pay and voila! More savings for you.

This time round, they’re running a sweet 12% cashback.

5. Get cashbacks for your bookings and use them for future trips

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It pays to be loyal. Once you’ve completed your Agoda trip, you’ll receive a cashback into your account which you can use for your next booking. Plus, the more bookings you make with Agoda, the higher the cashback you get!

6. Overcome the language barrier with the Agoda app’s address translator

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Travelling in a foreign country can be intimidating, especially so if everything is Greek to you – literally. If the place you are staying isn’t exactly near a landmark and you’re having trouble communicating with the locals, you’d want to whip out your Agoda app.

Simply select “taxi helper”, and the app will have the directions to your accommodation translated into the local language. Show it to your driver and you’ll be soon on your way without a hiccup.

Travel smart with Agoda and DBS/POSB

Your vacation will be an absolute breeze with these hacks, saving you hassle and some bucks – from the planning process all the way till when you actually arrive at your destination. Good things must share, so, pass these hacks on to your fellow wanderlusting friends!

Here’s an extra goodie for you DBS/POSB Cardmembers – book a stay from now till 31 August 2018, for any time between now till 31 December 2018, and receive a gift card worth 12% of your total booking value to be used for your next getaway! Simply log into your Agoda account and book via this exclusive link. The gift card will be credited to your Agoda account 7 days after checking out of the hotel.

Find out more about DBS’ Agoda promotion here!

Other T&Cs: This promotion is applicable for bookings under pre-paid option (Pay upon booking). Not valid for pay at the property or post-paid booking. This promotion cannot be transferred or exchanged into cash. Gift card will be valid for 60 days after being issued.

This post was brought to you by DBS.

Featured image from Agoda.