What is an Agoda listing?

Agoda is a renowned online travel agency (OTA) with a global reach, offering a platform for property owners to list their accommodations and attract potential guests from all over the world. An Agoda listing is your property’s online profile on this platform, showcasing your hotel’s unique features, rates, availability, and more to millions of potential guests.

Why should you list your property on Agoda?

An Agoda property listing opens up a world of opportunities. With over two million properties listed worldwide, Agoda offers a vast audience of potential guests ready to book. By listing your property on Agoda, you can tap into this extensive network of international travellers, potentially increasing bookings and revenue for your property. Moreover, Agoda provides a range of tools to help manage your property, including real-time updates, detailed analytics, and multiple payment options – though not all of these tools are designed with small hotels in mind and can have a learning curve. 

How to put up your listing on Agoda

Sign up & fill your details

Image showing example of agoda listing process

To list your property on Agoda, you first need to ensure that it meets the platform’s eligibility criteria. Your property must have a valid operating licence, comply with local regulations, and meet Agoda’s quality standards. Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, you can create an Agoda account at www.agoda.com/homes and click on “List my Hotel”. You’ll need to provide your name, email address, and password to create an account.

Booking policies

Agoda allows you to manage customer bookings through the platform. This includes confirming reservations, handling cancellations, and responding to guest inquiries. Agoda also offers a messaging system that allows you to communicate directly with guests before, during, and after their stay. However, the functionality is a little limited and isn’t designed exclusively for small hotels like Little Hotelier’s offering.

Set rates & availability

Next, you’ll need to set your room rates and availability. Agoda offers a variety of rate plans, including standard rates, non-refundable rates, and promotional rates. You can also set minimum and maximum stay requirements and update your availability calendar to ensure that guests can only book when your property is available.

Upload high quality photos

As part of setting up your account, you’ll need to provide essential information about your property, such as its name, address, and contact details. High-quality photos are crucial for attracting potential guests. Upload clear, well-lit images that showcase your property’s best features, including exterior shots and photos of individual rooms or amenities.

Submit for review

Once you’ve completed all the steps above, you can submit your property for review. Agoda will then evaluate your listing based on their quality standards and, if approved, your property will be live and ready to receive bookings.

Tips to optimise your Agoda listing

Craft compelling property description

To boost your property’s visibility on Agoda, provide engaging and detailed descriptions of your property’s features and amenities. Make sure to not only provide the “what” of staying with you, but the “why” as well – sell the sizzle, not just the sausage.

Use relevant keywords

Incorporate relevant keywords in your property description to make it easier for potential guests to find your listing. This will help your listing appear on more relevant searches from potential guests.

Offer competitive rates

Research the rates being offered by other properties in your area and adjust your prices accordingly. Offering competitive rates can help you attract more bookings on Agoda. If you’re a Little Hotelier user, simply investigate our Insights report for a detailed overview of your competitor’s pricing position.

Highlight positive reviews

Positive guest reviews can go a long way in attracting more bookings on Agoda. Ensure that you provide excellent customer service, maintain a clean and well-equipped property, and promptly address any complaints or issues guests may have. Encourage guests to leave reviews by following up with them after their stay and kindly requesting honest feedback. Automation is your friend here, so be sure to use Little Hotelier’s guest communication tool to ensure you stay in touch without adding to your workload.

Special deals or promotions

Offering special deals and promotions, such as last-minute booking discounts or free breakfast with stays, can help you entice more guests to book your property on Agoda. These promotions can be highlighted on your property listing page to increase visibility and encourage bookings.

Monitor & respond

Keep track of your performance metrics on Agoda, such as occupancy rates, average daily rates, and revenue per available room. Monitoring these metrics can help you identify areas for improvement and inform your pricing strategies.

How to manage your Agoda hotel listing better

Managing multiple property listings can be a daunting task, especially for small hotel owners. This is where Little Hotelier comes into play. As a hotel management software provider, Little Hotelier offers a comprehensive solution to manage your Agoda listings more efficiently.

Little Hotelier can help you automate your pricing and availability updates, track your revenue and performance metrics in real time, and manage your bookings more efficiently across all of your platforms, including Agoda. This means you can spend less time on manually updating listings, figuring out double bookings, and synchronising calendars, and more time growing your business and wowing your guests.

By integrating with Little Hotelier, you can streamline your operations, optimise your resources, and compete effectively with larger hotels and your competitors. Whether it’s managing bookings, updating rates, or responding to guest inquiries, Little Hotelier has got you covered.

By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of Little Hotelier, the all-in-one software solution purpose-built to make the lives of small accommodation providers easier. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at Little Hotelier. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance, and, ultimately, value for small accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations (and live their life).