Filipinos make “new staycation” safer and more convenient

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From daily disinfection to physically distanced dining options, contactless check-ins, and last-minute bookings, Agoda, works closely with its hotel partners to highlight properties offering strict adherence to local health and safety protocols for guests and staff alike, while providing flexible options for any unforeseen trip changes.

HygienePlus

To make it easier for travellers to know the hygiene and sanitation policies being implemented by hotels to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety standards, Agoda has developed the HygienePlus badge. With Agoda’s HygienePlus feature, guests can also learn about hotels offering contactless check-in and check-out, and hotels that have a doctor or nurse on call at all times to attend to guests.

Flexible cancellation policies

With ever-changing travel protocols, having the option to make last-minute booking cancellations is a must for all travel, let alone staycationers. Agoda’s EasyCancel feature allows guests to cancel bookings up to 24 hours before arrival at no charge, taking the stress away from cancellations altogether.

The EasyCancel feature was created in response to customers’ need for more flexible booking arrangements. With this feature, guests can continue to make staycation plans for a well-intentioned respite from their usual ‘home scene’ without having to worry about possible changes in local travel restrictions. Travellers just need to look for the Agoda EasyCancel badge when making reservations, and they can rest assured of flexible cancellation policies for a hassle-free booking.

GoLocal Tonight

More than just being able to cancel hotel reservations, guests these days may look for a quick fix for a change of scenery, and need a way to book an accommodation, fast.  According to Agoda search data, the Philippines is the 8th market in the Asia Pacific region with the most people searching same-day travel.

Agoda’s GoLocal Tonight lets travellers have that extra flexibility for when they need last-minute accommodations—and with great deals of up to 30% off to boot. So Filipinos who may be looking for an escape from their usual work-from-home screen situation can now make same-day bookings for a much-deserved working staycation or ‘workcation’ before travel restrictions change again.

Extended stay

Enjoying your staycation? Or maybe just stuck away from home due to revised quarantine restrictions? Agoda also now has long-term stays, so travellers can make bookings for up to 90 days and make their new room a home away from home.

“With special features like Hygiene Plus, EasyCancel, GoLocal Tonight, and long-term stays, Agoda lets you have your pick from its vast network of properties across the country so you can enjoy the perfect staycation with the best deals,” says Enric Casals, regional director, Southeast Asia and Oceania

“And as Philippine destinations cautiously open back up to domestic tourists, Agoda and its partner hotels are doing their part to ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to provide guests with a safe way to travel, unwind, and explore the world nearby—laying a blueprint for travel and tourism now, and easing into the industry’s future.”