My Agoda Story

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.

From Indonesia to Thailand: My Agoda Story

If you’re an Indonesian-speaking customer who has ever called Agoda’s Indonesian hotline, you might be surprised to find out that the Customer Experience Specialists supporting you are actually based in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. With bookings from our Indonesian customers growing everyday.

11 years at Agoda: Why I still love it here

Over a decade ago, if you wanted to book and pay for accommodation you did it through reservation calls and paperwork instead of a few easy clicks on a website or app. Jitwadee Ananpanyasuk (“Kung”), who joined Agoda in 2007 and now oversees Agoda’s Partner Programs in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar as a Regional Manager.

My Agoda journey from Seattle to Bangkok

After seven years at Microsoft in Seattle, initially working on developer tools like Visual Studio and then more consumer-facing products like the Windows Phone, David Salamon now heads up the conversion optimization teams for Agoda’s website and mobile apps as a Senior Product Owner.

New City, New Job, New Challenge

Tamara Kievsky spent years managing the Content team at Agoda’s sister company, Booking.com, in Buenos Aires before moving to New York where she is now working as a Supply Innovation Business Owner at Agoda.

Why I left investment banking to join a tech company

Joy Xiayun Sun is a Development Manager who leads one of the data engineering teams at Agoda. “The problems we solve here are interesting,” says Joy, “Because they’re not just about technology or business – we take into account the entire market dynamics.”

Why I believe in the power of developer communities

Leonid Olevsky is a Development Manager in Agoda’s mobile team. He still remembers how different he felt when he first joined the team two years ago. “It was fun,” explains Leonid. “I used to be the one who only works at work, but here is totally different.

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