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CANCUN IS BACK IN BUSINESS AFTER HURRICANE WILMA

CheapTickets.com offers hotel+air packages for as low as $527*

(Chicago, December 14, 2005) Less than two months after Hurricane Wilma swept through Quintana Roo and Yucatan states, Cancun is up and running and many hotel properties, businesses and beaches are ready for action.

CheapTickets.com (www.CheapTickets.com), a leading online travel agency for cheap travel, announced today that it is offering great hotel and air package deals to the region now. "Historically, Cancun is sold out this time of the year and it's nearly impossible to get a flight and hotel room, especially at a reasonable rate," said Heather Leisman, Director of Merchandising for CheapTickets.com. "Now that the region is back on its feet, air and hotel inventory that would have normally been booked back in September and October is now available."

Media reports have widely depicted images of Cancun with severe flooding and hotel damage during the hurricane, but the situation on the ground has changed.

"Most of the hotels, restaurants, beaches and popular entertainment spots are now open," said Antonio Pitta, CheapTickets Hotel Regional Director for Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America – who actually resides in Quintana Roo, Mexico. "If consumers are looking for a warm, exotic, last minute trip to a beautiful destination at an affordable price, Cancun is the place to be."

Book now and take advantage of the top three deals on CheapTickets.com: Colonial Relaxation: $527/person*

Take your break and travel with ease after the New Year. This special package includes:

 

  • Non-stop airfare from New York to Cancun
  • 4-day/3-night stay at the 3-star Colonial style Radisson Hacienda
  • Travel dates are January 9-12

Be All Inclusive: $578/person*
How can anyone resist this great all inclusive deal? This package includes:

 

  • Airfare from Chicago to Cancun
  • 4-day/3-night stay at the 3-star all inclusive Riu Caribe
  • Meals, drinks, entertainment, some activities, taxes and tips
  • Travel dates are January 9-12

Another All-Inclusive Steal of a Deal: $660/person** Steal of a Deal! The all inclusive package includes:

 

  • Airfare from Dallas/Fort-Worth to Cancun
  • 4-day/3-night stay at the 4-star all inclusive Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Meals, drinks, entertainment, some activities, taxes and tips
  • Travel dates are January 16-19

For more information on deals to Cancun and more, visit www.CheapTickets.com.

*Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 12/ 14/05 for travel from 1/09/06-1/12/06 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 12/ 14/05 for travel from 1/16/06-1/19/06 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.

Vacation Package Offer Details: Domestic vacation packages are per person and include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations (double occupancy; minimum travel party of two required. International vacation packages include round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations (double occupancy); minimum travel party of two required. Total Vacation Package price will always be clearly displayed to you prior to purchase. Limited time offer is subject to (i) change without notice; (ii) availability (advance reservation is required).

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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