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TRAVEL TO TORINO WON'T COST YOU GOLD

Leading online travel agency offers Italian Getaway plans including low airfares, hotel deals and the top five travel tips for attending the games in Italy

Chicago, IL, January 19, 2006 - The excitement is building, the athletes are training and tickets are still available. With the sporting event of the year just weeks away, it's not too late to book travel for an Italian getaway you thought was out of your reach.

CheapTickets.com (www.cheaptickets.com), a leading online travel agency for cheap travel, announced today travel deals and tips for attending the games in Torino, Italy. Via CheapTickets.com consumers can find the information and resources they need to plan an affordable trip to see the games and take a full Italian vacation.

"Many consumers assume that taking a trip to Italy would be too expensive," said Alan Josephs, Vice President and General Manager of Packaging, Cruise and Destination Services for CheapTickets.com. "If you have always wanted to attend this international sporting event, now is the time to take an incredible Italian vacation because there are good deals available."

CheapTickets.com Five Tips For Traveling To Torino

1. Book travel to Milan instead of Torino: Most hotels in Torino are nearly filled. But don't be discouraged, Milan is just 88 miles from Torino. Book there instead and take advantage of the thriving cultural scene and nightlife.

2. Book a package deal****: Take your Italian getaway on the cheap. By booking air and hotel together, on average consumers can save on their trip.

3. Take the train: You can certainly rent a car but parking near the games will be scarce and expensive. Take the train instead and enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride. A ride from Milan to the Torino is about 1 ½ hours aboard the EuroStar Italia. Check out Trenitalia, the national train company of Italy, at
http://www.trenitalia.it/en/index.html.

4. Pre-book tickets to the sporting events: Use the Internet to find official sites by which you can chart out the events you want to see and purchase tickets in advance.

5. Don't let the chill get you: If you plan on attending any of the outside events such as skiing or bobsledding, dress warmly and take a blanket...it's going to be chilly!

Who will stand atop the podium with their national anthem leading the crowd in song? Be one of the first to know by booking one of these great deals available on CheapTickets.com.

Weekend Adventure $658/person*

  • Airfare from New York to Milan
  • Travel dates are February 23-27
  • 4-day/3-night stay at the exquisite, 4-star Hotel Ripamontidue


Italian Fun $735/person**

  • Airfare from Los Angeles to Milan (overnight flight)
  • Travel dates are February 9-13
  • 4-day/3-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Adam


Airfare Only Deals***

  • Los Angeles to Milan: $621 (travel dates Feb. 9-13)
  • Los Angeles to Torino: $640 (travel dates Feb. 9-13)
  • Chicago to Milan: $504 (travel dates Feb. 16-20)
  • Chicago to Torino: $643 (travel dates Feb. 16-20)
  • New York to Milan: $498 (travel dates Feb. 23-27)
  • New York to Torino:$708 (travel dates Feb. 23-27)


For more information on travel to Milan, Torino and more, visit www.CheapTickets.com.

*Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 1/18/06 for travel from 2/23/06-2/27/06 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,minimum travel party of two required, 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. . 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).

**Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 1/ 18/06 for travel from 2/09/06-2/13/06 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. . 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).

***Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 1/ 18/06 for travel from 2/09/06-2/13/06, 2/16/06-2/2/20/06 and 2/23/06-2/27/06 and may not represent current prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability.

****Savings based on the cost of booking a flight-plus-hotel package on Cheaptickets.com versus booking the same flight and hotel separately on Cheaptickets.com.

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
CheapTickets
312-260-8304
marita.hudson@cheaptickets.com

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