Ten Maldives properties win Agoda’s 2016 Gold Circle Awards

Ten properties in the Maldives have been named winners of Agoda’s 2016 Gold Circle Awards. The award by Agoda – one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide, is given to its accommodation partners that embody the best qualities of the online booking travel experience.

The Gold Circle Award is marking its 8th year in recognizing its accommodation partners, with its selection criteria including consistently glowing customer reviews; competitive pricing in the marketplace; diligent utilization of agoda’s custom-built YCS (Yield Control System); and a willingness to work with agoda to create faster, easier bookings worldwide.

The ten 2016 Gold Circle Award winners from the Maldives are;

  • Angsana Ihuru Resort
  • Bandos Maldives
  • Eriyadu Island Resort
  • Furaveri Island Resort and Spa
  • Hotel Ocean Grand at Hulhumalé
  • Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spa
  • Velassaru Maldives Resort
  • Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; and
  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Gold Circle Awards, John Brown – Chief Operating Officer at agoda said: ““I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Gold Circle Awards, which honor excellence in the online hospitality industry. With a number of innovations at agoda, GCA winners demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ensuring the best online booking travel experience for their customers.

“Indeed, as less than 1% of our 1 million+ properties this year qualified for the award, the GCAs stand as a solid indicator of the level of quality that must be met to be considered,” Brown added.

A total of 1,208 accomodation partners were named as winners of the 2016 Gold Circle Awards. According to Agoda, it is outlining various new initiatives to build closer, more productive relationships with accommodation partners globally to achieve better business results in 2017.

Agoda.com is an online hotel platform offering over 1,000,000 hotels in 38 different languages. Agoda is part of Priceline Group, which is publicly traded on NASDAQ (Nasdaq:PCLN) and is part of the S&P 500.