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CheapTickets Tells College Students: Take a Break!

Online Travel Company Offers Great Deals to Traditional Spring Break Destinations Encourages Students to Consider Volunteer Getaways

Chicago, IL, February 22, 2006 - Every February, within the dead of winter, one thought prevails amongst college students suffering through mid-terms: Is Spring Break here yet?

CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), a leading online agency for cheap travel, rescues students from the brink of midterm burnout and provides these weary souls with deals to historical hotspots and volunteer vacations that college students desperately desire to travel to this Spring Break.

"Spring Break is the one time of the year for students to travel with friends and explore the world before they graduate and go into the workforce," said Marita Hudson, from the CheapTickets' Cheap Squad. "Whether it's hanging with friends in Cabo or traveling to an impoverished destination to help humankind, CheapTickets can assist students with making their Spring Break dreams a reality."

TOP TEN TRADITIONAL DESTINATIONS FOR COLLEGE SPRING BREAK

Each Spring, in a migratory pattern as sure as the marching of penguins, college students are heading to the beach in droves. According to CheapTickets' staff picks of historically busy college vacation towns, hotel booking data identifies the top ten spots where college students are headed in March 2006 to make many unforgettable Spring Break memories.

SOME DEALS TO THESE TOP TRADITIONAL SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS INCLUDE:

Miami Madness $449*: Fly from Boston to Miami, Travel Dates: March 13-17, Accommodations: 3-star Wyndham Grand Bay, Package includes: flight and hotel

All-Inclusive Cancun Fiesta $813*: Fly from Chicago to Cancun, Travel Dates: March 13-17, Accommodations: 4-star all-inclusive Blue Bay Getaway & Spa, Package includes: flight, hotel, meals and some entertainment

Bahamas Delight $737**: Fly from New York to Nassau, Bahamas, Travel Dates: March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort, Package includes: flight and hotel

OP THREE STAFF PICKS OF VOLUNTEER DESTINATIONS FOR COLLEGE SPRING BREAK

While Spring Break is a time to rest, relax and party for some, CheapTickets is encouraging students this year to think about the needs of others and use the time to explore, experience and ignite social change. Below are CheapTickets' Staff Picks of great destinations to volunteer during Spring Break and great deals to the regions.

CLEAN UP THE STREETS OF THE GULF COAST: The Gulf Coast, which includes New Orleans, LA, Biloxi, MS and Foley, AL, is known for its unique architecture, spicy Southern cuisine and smooth sounds of jazz. Hurricane Katrina has compromised the beauty of the Coast and clean up efforts are underway to help restore balance in the region. think MTV and United Way will welcome 100 students, through its Storm Corps project, from all over the country to help rebuild Biloxi, MS and Foley, AL. To find out more about Storm Corps as well as other opportunities to volunteer over Spring Break, log on to www.think.mtv.com.

Gulf Coast Cleanup $592**: Fly from Atlanta to New Orleans, Travel Dates: March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Holiday Inn French Quarter, Package includes: flight and hotel

PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES IN HAWAII: Environmentally-conscious students can spend their Spring Break in beautiful Hawaii and help protect endangered species. Check out the Haleakala National Park where volunteers can monitor endangered bird populations. For more information about Haleakala National Park, or other environmentally-related volunteer opportunities, visit the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/volunteer.

Help Endangered Species in Hawaii $821**: Fly from Las Vegas to Hawaii, Travel Dates: March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Royal Lahaina Resort, Package includes: flight and hotel

BUILD A HOUSE IN SANTA FE: Join a work team and build a house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, or another exciting location with Habitat for Humanity. Students can volunteer as a group through the Collegiate Challenge program or individually through the Global Village department. For more information on how to partner with Habitat to build houses and eliminate poverty housing, call 1-800-HABITAT or visit www.habitat.org.

Build in Santa Fe $516***: Fly from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, Travel Dates: March 27-31, Accommodations: 3-star Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe, Package includes: flight and hotel For more information on Spring Break deals and more, visit www.CheapTickets.com. *Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 2/21/06 for travel from 3/13/06-3/17/06 and may not represent current prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult, based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and availability.

**Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 2/21/06 for travel from 3/20/06-3/24/06 and may not represent current prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult, based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and availability.

***Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 2/21/06 for travel from 3/27/06-3/31/06 and may not represent current prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult, based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and availability.

About CheapTickets

CheapTickets is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, www.CheapTickets.com. CheapTickets provides consumers access to its exclusive collection of unpublished airfares, as well as regularly published fares 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 part of the Consumer Travel Americas group within Cendant's Travel Distribution Services Division.

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

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