My Agoda Story

My Agoda Story: Minyoung Lee on transcribing documents for the Smithsonian library

There are many ways of giving back to the community and volunteering virtually is one of them. Agoda recently launched Benevity, an internal platform for giving back, where our employees can search for volunteering and donation opportunities and take action. We chatted with Minyoung Lee, a Market Manager based in Tokyo, about her virtual volunteering […]

Life at Agoda: How yoga helps Iris bring out the best in others­

Undeniably, working from home has changed the way several things work at Agoda, including how Yogoda, our yoga Agoda Life Group, conducts weekly yoga practice. We used to have instructors come into our local offices for a one-hour company-sponsored session each week, but during working from home, we’ve moved the sessions online and identified the preference for shorter sessions.

Fail Like a Boss at Agoda

With millions of users each day and the amount of money Agoda could lose each second the system is down, it seems like the weight of our responsibility shouldn’t allow for failure at all. How then could we “fail like a boss” if the stakes are so high? Let me tell you how.

Why I work for Agoda, from the Bangkok to the Tel Aviv office

Fast forward to 7 years later in April 2019, we are celebrating our first anniversary of coming back to Tel Aviv from Thailand. After spending almost 4.5 years living in Bangkok, having our ups and downs, meeting incredible people, travelling, surviving a monkey bite, and having a baby – we came back home.

Living in Bangkok — an experience in privilege

A year ago, we moved to Bangkok after a long time in the US (16 years for me, 27 years for my wife and their entire lives for my kids). It wasn’t a planned move. Unlike most folks who plan meticulously to experience living abroad as expats, we did things like we do big things.

3 Lessons Solo Travel Has Taught Me

As a solo traveler, Lynette’s ideal trips are different from most people. Whether it is staying with a local family in Colombia, skydiving in the Czech Republic or climbing amid nature to Machu Picchu – one of the charms of travel for her is the opportunity to turn precious experiences into everyday lessons.

How working at Agoda inspires me to travel more

When Aaron Moy first hopped on a 20-hour flight from New York to Bangkok two years ago, he never imagined that he’d be leading Agoda’s UX Research team in Bangkok in a few months. “Back then, I was just a curious traveler with no prospects to stay in Thailand long-term.

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