‘GoLocal’ campaign to boost domestic travel

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    Participating partners, like Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Bohol (above), will be featured across various Agoda product and marketing touch points, strategically identified to maximize impact of the campaign. These include the exclusive landing site for domestic travel, GoLocal badges to highlight participating properties on Agoda, plus exciting brand and performance marketing activities.

    Agoda has recently launched its biggest integrated campaign, “GoLocal,” aimed at stimulating domestic tourism across its Asia Pacific and global markets and has signed up thousands of hotel partners in the pre-launch phase.

    Accommodation providers opting in to Agoda’s GoLocal initiative are set to benefit from its multi-channel approach to helping partners reach and convert travelers looking for great domestic travel deals.

    The initiative aligns well with the Philippine government’s push to promote domestic tourism and encourage Filipinos to explore Philippine destinations first.

    In its largest domestic travel initiative, Agoda has developed a fully integrated sales and marketing campaign to support its GoLocal program, investing in coordinated social media campaigns, digital brand activations and video content, and targeted public relations activities,as well as bespoke customer marketing and a dedicated landing page www.agoda.com/golocal.

    “We soft-launched this initiative over the past month to gauge the appetite for support of domestic travel promotions, and the enthusiasm has been beyond our expectations. We have now officially launched GoLocal and already have thousands of hotel and Agoda Homes partners around the world working with us to share great deals with people who want to start traveling again. Our pre-launch GoLocal early adopters are significantly outperforming other providers within the domestic travel sector across the region, and so we are confident this GoLocal initiative will continue to generate even more bookings,” explained Errol Cooke, Vice President Partner Services, Agoda.

    The initiative aligns well with the Philippine government’s push to promote domestic tourism and encourage Filipinos to explore Philippine destinations first.

    Partners signing up to GoLocal are offering up special domestic deals.

    In return, participating partners will be featured across various Agoda product and marketing touch points, strategically identified to maximize impact of the campaign.

    These include the exclusive landing site for domestic travel, GoLocal badges to highlight participating properties on Agoda, plus exciting brand and performance marketing activities.

    Strategic partnerships with key verticals will highlight and promote partner hotels and properties, further extending the reach of the campaign.

    “As restrictions on travel ease, we want the GoLocal campaign to stimulate domestic travel demand across Asia Pacific and beyond, by using creative content and messaging toinspire as many travelers to explore their own countries, reconnect with local culture, and discover hidden gems. We will encourage them to safely learn to travel again and help our customers to find the widest choice and best value deals to do so. We’re going all out to make this campaign a true success, so our partners can ride this wave of increasing demand, and strive for better times ahead,” said Cooke.

    From 2005, digital travel platform Agoda has grown to offer a global network of over 2.8 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travellers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas, to suit all budgets and travel occasions.

    In 2019, Agoda added a flight product and packages to help make travel even easier.