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CheapTickets.com's Fall 2008 Off-Season Deals Report Suggests Travelers Savor Autumn's Bounty on the Beach

Fall Beach Sale Offers $100-Off Vacation Packages Booked By November 23, 2008

CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial passing of summertime splendor. But research by CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com/) suggests that fall is an ideal time to enjoy sun, sand and surf. The leading online travel company that knows, "the less you pay, the better it feels(SM)," reveals its Fall 2008 Off-Season Deals Report, identifying 10 U.S. and Caribbean beaches offering bountiful savings this fall. The report -- a detailed hotel pricing analysis -- is available at http://offseason.cheaptickets.com/. Key findings include:

-- Savings upwards of 40 percent in Florida, where Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando claim three of the top 10 best beach spots.

-- Significant savings in popular Western states, including California and Hawaii.

-- Deep hotel discounts for those exploring Caribbean hotspots such as Puerto Rico and Mexico. Travelers can expect to pay up to 28 percent less than during the high-season.

Making a fall beach getaway further affordable, CheapTickets has introduced its Fall Beach Sale, offering $100-off qualifying flight + hotel packages of four or more nights using the promotional code FALLBEACH100. Travelers must book by November 23, 2008 for travel through March 31, 2009.(1)

"As fall kicks into gear, warm-weather destinations look to replace the strong business they enjoyed during the summertime," said Marita Hudson Thomas, from the CheapTickets' Cheap Squad(SM). "It's an excellent season for travelers to enjoy a quieter stay on the beach, with fewer crowds and lower prices in exchange for a slight dip in temperature."

A seasonal guide for the budget-smart traveler, CheapTickets' Fall 2008 Off-Season Deals Report reviewed the average price for all hotel bookings to destinations included in the report, which were booked on CheapTickets.com for travel from August 18, 2008 through December 17, 2008. The pricing was then compared to the highest average monthly rate for all hotel bookings to those same destinations booked on CheapTickets.com.

  Terms & Conditions:
  (1) Book a qualifying flight + hotel package to an eligible destination
      between September 1, 2008, and November 23, 2008, for 4 or more nights
      for travel between September 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009, via
      CheapTickets and instantly receive $100 off your booking through the
      use of the promotion code. Eligible destinations for this promotion
      code are: Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and California. To
      display qualifying hotels or packages, click "I have a promotion
      code." and enter the promotion code, then look for hotels or packages
      marked with the icon "COUPON."  Limit one discount per hotel room and
      one promotion code per booking. Discounts are not redeemable for cash
      for any reason. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest
      extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted.
      CheapTickets reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in
      its sole discretion.


  About CheapTickets

CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com/) is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, http://www.cheaptickets.com/. 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). Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a portfolio of consumer brands that also includes Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com/), ebookers (http://www.ebookers.com/), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com/), RatesToGo (http://www.ratestogo.com/) and the Away Network (http://www.away.com/).

SOURCE: CheapTickets.com

CONTACT: Patricia Nugent, +1-212-284-9935, pnugent@mg-pr.com, or Lauren
Eisele, +1-212-980-9192, leisele@mg-pr.com, both for CheapTickets.com

Web site: http://www.cheaptickets.com/

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