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Europe for the Holidays: Old-World Charm at Off-Season Prices


Chicago, IL, November 8, 2007 - CheapTickets (, a leading online travel agency that knows, "the less you pay, the better it feelsSM," introduces its Fourth Quarter 2007 Off-Season Deals Report.

Although the U.S. dollar is weaker than the Euro, travelling across "The Pond" and staying at some of the hottest hotels for less can still be a reality for travelers with their sights set on a vacation overseas. Focusing its keen travel eye on popular European destinations, CheapTickets' looked to find the best overseas deals for U.S. travelers by comparing the region's expensive summer travel period - when cities are oversaturated with tourists and rates are priced accordingly - with the more intimate, and budget-friendly travel experience of Europe in the Fourth Quarter. The resulting analysis offers travelers an insightful look into the eight most value-oriented European cities for the remainder of 2007.

"Europe is rich in many things - history, culture, and inspiring destinations - but our message to budget travelers is that you don't have to be cash-rich to experience the splendor of it all," said Marita Hudson Thomas, from the CheapTickets' Cheap SquadSM. "This most recent report reinforces what our budget-conscious Destination Experts have been telling us: value-minded consumers should opt for Europe in the fall and winter, avoiding the overloaded summer season to enjoy Europe's welcoming holiday setting."

Noteworthy highlights from the Q4-2007 report include:

  • The most value-added destination for U.S. travelers this holiday season, Ireland claimed the number one spot on the report, offering an average saving of 57 percent in the Fourth Quarter compared to summer-time travel.
  • A 16 percent average savings in London this winter makes the UK worth reconsidering - a destination often overlooked by budget travelers due to the currency exchange rate.
  • As the second annual Q4 Off-Season Deals Report, CheapTickets is pleased to introduce two new cities for travelers' consideration: Amsterdam, Netherlands and Budapest, Hungary, offering 37 percent and 28 percent savings, respectively.

The quarterly 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 2007 Fourth Quarter Off-Seasons Deals Report, CheapTickets monitored the average price for all vacation package bookings (hotel + air) purchased on for travel to key European cities during the Fourth Quarter and compared the average rate with all vacation package bookings during the peak summer season from June through August 2007 to the same European destinations.

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).

Media Contacts:
Marita Hudson Thomas

Patricia Nugent

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