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Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Jaipur
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Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

How reliable are agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com ?

Agoda is asking full paymnet, and asiawebdirect are asking a small payment upfront ?

Are they safe (like credit card details) and reliable (in terms of confirmed booking ?)

Please let me know. Thanks!

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Puneet

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1. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

I have used Agoda several times and had no problems with them. Reliable with bookings and safe. You always have to pay when making the booking.

Another site I use is Booking.com You pay at the hotel when you check in. They only take your credit card details as a guarantee but don't charge you unless you don't turn up on the first night. Check out their prices.

Regards

Ozlady55

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2. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Great, thanks!

If anyone has reviews for asiawebdirect as well , please let me know .. Thanks!

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3. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Do check wego.com as well. They compare between a very large no of travel portals.

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4. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

I used Asiaweb Direct to book a tour this last June, everything was fine, no problem with credit card payment, they sent us a voucher to give to our driver upon pick up. Driver was prompt and the whole tour was perfect - it was the Rice Barge Tour - loved it.

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5. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Great, thanks !!

Has anyone booked a hotel with them as well ?

india
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6. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

agoda is good you can book with them i have used them for my trips to Thailand , it's always been nice.

Gold Coast
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7. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

I always use Sawadee.com if I don't do a direct booking, have always found them reasonable and easy to deal with - never any problems.

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8. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Lately I've switched to Asiawebdirect since Agoda began forcing us to use Dynamic Currency Conversion (meaning a 3% surcharge). Prices are competitive and the service is excellent. I've always liked their very informative website.

And I've been using Asiatravel for many years without a hitch.

Edited: 17 October 2011, 11:36
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9. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

Used AsiaWeb Direct quite a few times - no problem using Agoda either.

Lately Asiatravel has been really good. ;)

Jaipur
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10. Re: Agoda.com and asiawebdirect.com

so, on asia web direct one pays small amount before and then the rest at hotel .. is everyone doing similar way ?