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Mexico, New England or the Mountains: Spring Getaways Offer True Value, and Variety for the Off-Season Traveler Reports the Best of April - June Travel with its Spring 2008 Off-Season Deals Report

CHICAGO, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring marks a period of rebirth for Mother Nature, and is an ideal time to get away and rejuvenate before summer's frenzy. In a final adieu to winter's frost, CheapTickets (, a leading online travel agency that knows, "the less you pay, the better it feels(SM)," introduces its spring 2008 Off-Season Deals Report.

The detailed analysis has identified three key regions for the springtime traveler: the mountains of the West, the coastal areas of New England, and the beach-centric communities of Mexico. A diverse assortment to match any travel taste, these regions share one very common denominator: off-season value for budget-conscious travelers.

"Our team of experts narrowed in on three great areas for spring travel when developing the latest Off-Season Deals Report, and the breadth of experiences -- and values -- available to travelers was inspiring," said Marita Hudson Thomas, from the CheapTickets Cheap Squad(SM). She continued, "Whether our customers are looking to hike blossom-covered mountains, lounge on the beach or explore quaint New England cities, our report confirms that spring is the time to make the trip."

  Noteworthy highlights from the spring 2008 report include:

  -- The most value-added off-season springtime destination is Cape Cod,
     Mass., offering an average savings of 63 percent on hotel
  -- A 56 percent average savings in Acapulco this spring makes Mexico's
     Pacific Coast worth considering.  The traditional "spring break" crowd
     has since departed, leaving a budget-friendly oasis of white-sand
     beaches and world-class scuba diving.
  -- Lake Tahoe proves the most price-friendly mountain retreat for
     springtime travelers, offering a 52 percent savings on hotel

CheapTickets' Off-Season Deals Report has become a much-valued resource for travelers, offering hard data and expert suggestions for travel in the U.S. and abroad. To develop the spring 2008 Off-Season Deals Report, CheapTickets monitored the average price for all April 1 - June 15, 2008 hotel bookings purchased on in three regional categories. The rates were then compared to the average monthly rate to those same destinations purchased on

  To view the full report, visit:

  About CheapTickets

CheapTickets ( is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, CheapTickets provides consumers access to its collection of airfares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to air, CheapTickets' family of discounted travel products also includes hotel accommodations, cruises, rental cars, vacation packages, condo rentals and Last Minute Trips. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets is a brand that is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).


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