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One Year After 2005 Storm Season: Cheaptickets.Com Highlights "Come Back" Destinations Offering Off-Peak Values Of Up To 25 Percent

CheapTickets Off-Season Deals Report Identifies Top Destinations to Beat High Prices Through September

Chicago, IL, July 27, 2006 – CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), a leading online travel agency that knows "the less you pay, the better it feels," is releasing its Third Quarter 2006 Off-Season Deals Report.

This edition of the report identifies the top five domestic "come back" destinations that have rebounded from the effects of the 2005 hurricane season. Visitors will discover many hotels and vacation spots fully operational and available at a great savings. Additionally, CheapTickets reviewed other non-hurricane impacted regions of the world, and released a list of the best off-season deals for domestic and international travel.

"Popular destinations have put endless hours into restoring their cities back to where they were before the 2005 hurricane season," said Marita Hudson, from the CheapTickets' Cheap Squad. "Travelers who believe that lightning won't strike twice in the same place can enjoy a vacation at significant savings and provide a valuable boost to local economies."

Some report highlights include:

 

  • The Florida Keys (25%), Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL (24%) and New Orleans (22%) represent the greatest savings (vs. peak season) for hurricane impacted regions in the United States.
  • Richmond/Williamsburg, VA (28%) represents the greatest domestic savings for travelers (vs. peak season), while Brazil (24%) is the place to go internationally for an exotic destination in South America.

The CheapTickets Off-Season Deals Report reviews average pricing for vacation packages (flight + hotel) for destinations during peak vs. off-peak season, and reports to travelers the percentage savings to these destinations on a quarterly basis. For more detail and the full report, visit the CheapTickets press room at http://pressroom.cheaptickets.com/downloads/off_season.pdf.

About CheapTickets

CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com) is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, www.cheaptickets.com. 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 Travelport Inc. brand. Travelport (www.travelport.com) is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.

Media Contact:
Marita Hudson
312-260-8304
marita.hudson@cheaptickets.com

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