BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has targeted its concerns over the online travel website Agoda.com owned by the Priceline Group. Agoda is extremely popular in Thailand for its discounted deals on accommodation and tour packages.
Thailand’s Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is saying that a recent report indicated that the site is providing deals with unregistered hotels.
According to NNT officials at (TAT) are especially concerned about its direct link with Agoda.com. TAT has now dispatched officials to gather further details.
Meanwhile, the TAT has stressed that its website supports only legally registered hotels that officially belong to the Thailand Hotel Association, adding that the search results from zizzee.com, a Thai made hotel price comparison website, would add hotels listed from Agoda.com without checking the credentials of the establishment.
Consumers are urged to perform background checks on hotels on websites themselves before booking.