New Hotel Pricing Comparison "Dares Consumers to Compare" by Showing the Hotel Prices of Other Travel Companies
CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CheapTickets.com today rolled out a suite of new travel programs and tools that help value-conscious consumers score great travel deals and deliver on the brand's promise that "Cheap Is Good."
The new CheapCashSM loyalty program, central to the new consumer offerings, is for deal-seeking travelers who are intent on saving money on every trip. Travelers can earn $50 in CheapCash when booking any flight on the CheapTickets.com website. If booking through the CheapTickets' mobile app for iOS and Android, members can earn on both air and hotel - $75 when booking a flight ($50 plus an additional $25 app bonus) and $25 when booking a hotel. The CheapCash currency can be redeemed against stays in tens of thousands of CheapCash hotels in destinations around the world. CheapCash can be used immediately after booking, or within 30 days, but members have one year from the date of booking to complete travel.
The CheapCash program is free and easy to join with just one click at check out. There are no blackout dates and no earn or redeem hurdles. CheapCash can also be combined with other promotions, sales and offers such as the refreshed Cheap of the Week program – a weekly deal that gives customers up to 20 percent off of CheapTickets.com's best hotel deals.
For more information about the CheapCash program visit www.cheaptickets.com/cheapcash.
"CheapTickets.com's customers are deal seekers. So, we spent the past year talking to value-focused travelers and listening to what they said about the types of programs they like and what they consider a great deal. They told us travel programs and deals had to be straightforward and easy to understand. They also said they go to great lengths – visiting and revisiting lots of sites over multiple days – to find the very best deal and once they see it, they grab it," said Gayle Pigatto, general manager of CheapTickets.com. "The CheapCash program was designed specifically for that customer – the ultimate deal seeker. Since the CheapCash program launched in beta in April, the program is saving customers about 13 percent on average and of those customers who redeem CheapCash, nearly one-third do it the very same day. The initial results show that we have created a program perfect for those customers who are seeking a deal and looking to save right now."
Deal seekers no longer have to go to several websites to see if they are finding the best hotel deals. To save travelers time and money, CheapTickets.com also introduced a hotel pricing comparison feature that compares CheapTickets.com's hotel rates with up to four competitors when searching for hotels. If the CheapTickets.com price is higher, the company will match the lower price plus give the customer $50 in CheapCash through its new Best Price Guarantee.
"The combination of CheapCash along with the hotel pricing comparison feature and the Best Price Guarantee gives our customers confidence that they are going to find a great deal and snag the best available price every time they visit CheapTickets.com," said Pigatto.
CheapTickets.com is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products. CheapTickets.com provides consumers access to its collection of airfares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to cheap flights, CheapTickets.com's family of discounted travel products includes cheap hotels, cheap cruises, cheap rental cars, cheap vacation packages, vacation rentals, last minute trips and event tickets. CheapTickets.com now offers the CheapCash loyalty program where customers can earn rewards towards hotel stays when booking flights through the website or when booking either flights or hotels through the mobile apps. Follow CheapTickets.com on Facebook and Twitter for more cheap travel deals and giveaways. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets.com is a brand that is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW).
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