Indonesians are prioritizing experiences, such as cooking workshops and heritage tours, as part of their hotel packages, and they are most likely among the region to cite it as a must-have.

Food and beverage benefits and early check-in/late check-out perks rank as second and third must-haves respectively, according to Agoda’s ‘Travel in 2021’ survey, announced today to mark the launch of Agoda’s Special Offers travel deals in Indonesia.

With domestic travel the only option for many travelers in the Asia Pacific region, people are prioritizing how, where and what they do on their travels based on their top accommodations must-haves. Across the region, the top accommodation priorities are similar, with F&B benefits heading the list, followed by experiences. Early check-in and late check-out perks round out the top three ‘must-have’ benefits, while upgrade of rooms and wellness benefits like spa vouchers ranked #4 and #5 respectively.

When it comes to early check in or late check out as a must-have,Singapore takes the top spot, followed by Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. South Korea, Japan and Thailand are least likely to cite this as a ‘must-have’. Respondents from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are the most likely markets to desire room upgrades, while Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are least likely.

”Previously hotels might have been a base for exploring the locale, especially for international vacationers. Now with domestic visitors and staycation travel dominating travel plans, people want to enhance their accommodation experience as they may spend more time inside, and are looking for the hotel to provide the entertainment. Whether that’s additional activities or simply those added luxuries like F&B or spa package, or the decadence of a late check-out, how folks are getting holiday highs have changed. And Agoda is helping consumers find the best deals with its new Agoda Special Offers product to help consumers get a more fulfilling travel experience at a great value as they continue to travel hyper local,” said Gede Gunawan, Senior Country Director, Indonesia, Agoda.

Agoda launches Agoda Special Offers to meet travelers’ desire for extra perks with their stay at great prices

With Agoda Special Offers, Indonesian travelers now have access to exclusive and non-exclusive packages, and value-added benefits when they search for accommodation on They can browse the range of offers most suited to their needs, from food and beverage credits, local experiences within or outside the hotel, early check-in or late check-out perks to special room upgrades, and make bookings for these packaged deals at great prices.

Foodies can also look forward to Agoda’s upcoming Food Festival flash sale campaign to enjoy Agoda Special Offers featuring dining deals at up to 50% off.

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