Chicago, IL, July 24, 2007 - The following is a statement from CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com) regarding a series of unsolicited, blast faxes advertising vacation deals to Mexico which have been sent to unsuspecting consumers.
Please note that CheapTickets, a brand of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. a division of Travelport Ltd. does not as part of its business practices send, or retain others to send, unsolicited facsimile advertisements of any kind to consumers, including offers of travel packages.
CheapTickets has learned that unsuspecting consumers have been receiving unsolicited facsimile advertisements offering vacation travel packages to Mexico and perhaps other destinations. The entities responsible for the faxes are unlawfully holding themselves out as "CheapTickets" and "CheapTickets Cancun", resulting in consumer confusion and frustration, as well as damage to the valuable "CheapTickets" brand.
Again, CheapTickets, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. and Travelport, Ltd. are in no way affiliated with these parties. CheapTickets has undertaken efforts to identify the responsible parties and is pursuing legal remedies against these parties. We recently secured the transfer of several "cheapticketscancun" domain names in an arbitration proceeding before the National Arbitration Forum, in an effort to stop the unlawful and wrongful use of these domains by others to sell travel packages.
As an organization, CheapTickets, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. and Travelport, Ltd. respect our customers' privacy. Please be assured that CheapTickets has made resolving this situation a priority. In the meantime, we encourage you not to respond to unsolicited facsimile advertisements, including those that resemble "official" company memoranda, and to report any such unsolicited facsimiles to us at the e-mail address below.
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