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New Sites Are Powered by TicketNetwork Direct's Real Time Inventory which Includes Thousands of Sports & Entertainment Tickets

CHICAGO, IL – August 14, 2007 - The hottest event tickets are just a click away. (, a leading online travel agency that knows "the less you pay, the better it feelsSM," today announced the launch of three branded event ticket Web sites.

CheapTickets customers have direct access to ticket inventory for thousands of the most popular events around the world when they visit By simplifying the order process, CheapTickets is able to offer competitive prices to premier events. From sporting events to concerts to theatre performances, ticket orders go straight to the business that possesses the tickets you are interested in.

For even more ease and convenience, customers can do more targeted searches and purchase tickets to their favorite sporting events ( and concerts ( Additionally, travelers can directly book hundreds of vacation activities and attractions such as hot air ballooning, purchasing theme park tickets or booking airport transportation (

"The launch of CheapTickets' event ticket websites allows us to expand the brand," said Seth Brody, vice president and general manager of hospitality services for CheapTickets. "By offering customers an array of tickets to their favorite events, at home or nearly anywhere they are traveling, we are broadening what the CheapTickets brand name stands for."

All ticket inventory and vacation activities/attractions can also be found by clicking the "Events and More" tab on The new ticketing capabilities are made possible through a partnership with TicketNetwork Direct, a leading ticket distribution channel.

"We are pleased to partner with CheapTickets on the launch of several newly branded event ticket Web sites," said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork. "'s enhanced offering of tickets to a greater range of events will enable customers to engage in a first-class ticket buying experience again and again."

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).

About TicketNetwork Direct

TicketNetwork Direct powers websites with seamless access to the ticketing industry's largest inventory for popular local performances, shows, concerts and sporting events at competitive prices. TicketNetwork Direct enhances the ticket offerings of partner websites at a critical stage in the purchase process, when sports fans, tourists and locals are actively seeking information. provides leading-edge software that powers an industry leading ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access to the world's largest aggregate ticket-distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers seeking a private labeled solution. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit

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