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CheapTickets Launches Urban Traveler Microsite With Featured Content by
New Site Offers Information and Tools to Book the Perfect Urban Getaway

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Attending cultural events and festivals are among the top four activities African-Americans enjoy while vacationing, according to the Travel Industry Association's Minority Traveler Report.

To better serve the travel needs and interests of this community, (, a leading discount online travel agency, announced the launch of a microsite that provides the ultimate experience in urban travel ( To enhance the user experience, featured content will be provided by, an online journal by the publishers of EBONY and JET magazines.

From music festivals to museums, the new Urban Traveler site highlights top locations and events around the world that add a hint of historical insight and a splash of cultural inspiration to any vacation. Whether travelers are looking to include that special something to an already planned trip or take a dedicated cultural odyssey, the site provides information on the top urban destinations accompanied by travel options and discounts.

"At it is our goal to provide each customer with tools that will help them plan and ultimately book a trip that is perfect for them," said Tom Russell, group vice president of brand marketing for CheapTickets. "We are proud to partner with a strong and trusted brand such as on the new Urban Traveler site. The insight and content their editors provide gives the site credibility and a unique perspective that will greatly benefit our customers."

The Microsite's Features Include:

-- The "Top Spots" list which highlights the hottest urban travel
destinations and events around the world.

-- A "Featured Destination" spotlight providing photos and a detailed
description of the most popular urban destination or event for the

-- A blog featuring the varied cultural travel experiences from magazine
editors, museum curators, celebrities and others. The first monthly
blog features's Senior Editor Terry Glover, as she
discusses the impact that many historic locations highlighted on the
site had on Black History.

"The African American travel market is growing in an exciting way, and we're delighted to be part of an online resource to help travelers make informed decisions," said Eric Easter, chief of digital strategy for

The new website ( is also accessible from both the CheapTickets blog ( and the travel page on the ( website.

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 is a daily online magazine featuring unique voices and lively perspective on politics, arts and global culture. is the online arm of Johnson Publishing Company, publishers of Ebony and Jet magazines, the world's largest black-focused publications.

SOURCE: CheapTickets

CONTACT: Marita Hudson Thomas of, +1-312-260-8304,; or Jeanine Collins of,

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