CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for Thanksgiving 2015

Leading Online Travel Agency Releases Data Showing Top 10 Most Traveled to Cities for the Holiday Weekend

NEW YORK, NY – October 22, 2015 – CheapOair®, the first flights-focused hybrid travel agency, today announced its top ten most popular domestic and international destinations for Thanksgiving. This year’s data shows many travelers are visiting warm weather cities, with Los Angeles, Miami and Orlando dominating the top three domestic destinations. The top three international destinations include Manila, Cancun and Delhi, which are also warm weather cities during this time of the year.

In addition to popular tourist areas, such as New York and Los Angeles, CheapOair’s data shows three cities in Florida among the top ten U.S. destinations, with Miami coming in at number two, Orlando at number three and Ft. Lauderdale at the number ten ranking. The average roundtrip domestic airfare for destinations on the list this year is $429, with the lowest fares to cities such as Orlando, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale and NYC.
CheapOair’s Top Domestic Destinations for Thanksgiving 2015 Holiday and the average roundtrip airfare:
Los Angeles, CA, $511
Miami, FL, $425
Orlando, FL, $371
Dallas, TX, $362
New York, NY, $424
Chicago, IL, $462
San Francisco, CA, $448
Newark, NJ, $411
Ft Lauderdale, FL, $382
Seattle, WA, $497

The list of top ten international destinations also includes several that are favored by tourists, such as Cancun, San Juan, Sydney and Aruba. The average airfare for the leading international travel destinations during the Thanksgiving travel season is $585.
CheapOair’s Top International Destinations for Thanksgiving 2015 Holiday and the average roundtrip airfare:
Manila, Philippines, $823
Cancun, Mexico, $485
Delhi, India, $908
Sydney, Australia, $623
Bangkok, Thailand, $812
San Juan, Puerto Rico, $440
Mexico City, Mexico, $383
Mumbai, India, $498
Toronto, Canada, $418
Aruba, $463

“When it comes to booking travel around Thanksgiving, we advise consumers to be flexible on travel dates, and utilize CheapOair’s website or mobile app to compare fares and search for different travel options,” explains Thomas Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “Booking flights that are scheduled to fly on Thanksgiving Day, rather than in the days leading up to the holiday, is a great cost effective strategy for price-sensitive travelers.”

As an added bonus, online bookings made on CheapOair’s Thanksgiving travel deals page between now and October 30th will be automatically entered to win a $300 travel voucher thanks to CheapOair’s Home AwaitsTM program.

By consistently monitoring travel trends, CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations. With a portfolio of products, including rate and schedule information from 450 global airlines, CheapOair is a great way to book the travel that’s right for you.
The fares referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made 30+ days in advance, leaving anytime on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and returning the following Sunday or Monday.

For more information, please visit http://www.CheapOair.com, http://www.cheapoair.com/mobile, or our social media pages, http://www.Facebook.com/CheapOair and https://twitter.com/cheapoair.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Names Gold City Winners in the Inaugural CheapOair Owards

Cities of New Orleans, Savannah, and Pensacola named Gold Oward winners in the CheapOair Owards

NEW YORK, NY – October 21, 2015 – CheapOair®, a leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, announced today the Gold Winners for the Most Effortless, Most Affordable and Most Enjoyable Cities of the Year in the inaugural CheapOair OwardsTM.

In its first year, the CheapOair Owards recognized 15 American cities that best embody the brand’s overall mission and vision of making travel effortless, affordable and enjoyable. The finalist cities were chosen by a panel of internal travel experts with years of collective travel and travel booking experience. The finalist cities were then narrowed down to three Gold winners based on independent online travelers’ voting over a two month period.

The 2015 CheapOair Owards Gold Winners are:
● New Orleans, Louisiana named the Most Effortless City of the Year
● Savannah, Georgia named the Most Affordable City of the Year
● Pensacola, Florida named the Most Enjoyable City of the Year

“The winners of the popular vote truly make travel effortless, affordable and enjoyable – just like we strive to do every day at CheapOair,” said Sam S. Jain, CEO and founder of Fareportal, the company that operates CheapOair. “Travelers booking their next trip to the winning cities of New Orleans, La.., Savannah, Ga., or Pensacola, Fla. can rest assured they’ll enjoy an effortless, budget-friendly and enjoyable travel experience. ”
For more information on each Gold Oward Winner and the city finalists, visit http://www.CheapOair.com/Owards/ or follow CheapOair on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

Fareportal Wins Several Accolades for CheapOair’s and OneTravel’s Apps and Websites

CheapOair and OneTravel win for their app, website and latest TV commercial in three award programs, including Appy Awards, Hermes Creative Awards and WebAward

NEW YORK, NY – October 8, 2015 – Fareportal, one of the fastest-growing travel technology companies, announced today that the websites of both CheapOair and OneTravel recently won the 2015 WebAward from the Web Marketing Association. Since 1997, the annual WebAward competition has allowed thousands of participants to receive independent evaluation of their Web development efforts in a forum that has become the Internet’s premier online awards event.

“CheapOair aims to make travel effortless, affordable and enjoyable for all travelers, and the speed and user interface of our website and app are critical as we strive to make our booking experience as easy and smooth as possible,” said Harsh Sood, chief technology officer at Fareportal, the company that operates CheapOair. “Our multiple award-winning website and apps make it that much easier for our customers to book their perfect trip and we are thrilled to add more accolades to our growing roster.”

Fareportal and its brands, CheapOair and OneTravel, were also recognized with several other top industry honors for their app, website and latest TV commercial. CheapOair was named a finalist in the Travel and Tourism App of the Year category in the Appy Awards. Organized by MediaPost, since 1996 one of the largest media, marketing and advertising online news sources, the awards highlighted the best in app innovation.

Fareportal also won several awards in the Hermes Creative Awards. Its “Perks” TV commercial won Platinum in the Video / TV Ad of the Year category. CheapOair app and OneTravel website won Gold in Mobile App and Website of the Year categories, respectively. About 6,000 entries from throughout the United States and 22 other countries were submitted in this year’s Hermes Creative Awards. Only about 15 percent of the entries received the highest platinum honor, and about 22 percent received gold recognition.

About Fareportal
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 550 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit www.fareportal.com.

Fareportal Named Organization of the Year in 2015 American Business Awards

Fareportal wins Grand Stevie® Award with a total of five gold, 12 silver and eight bronze awards in the 13th annual competition

NEW YORK, NY – October 1, 2015 – Fareportal, one of the fastest-growing travel technology companies, announced today that it was named Organization of the Year in the 13th annual American Business Awards. Fareportal received the Grand Stevie award for Organization of the Year, for earning the most award points (54.5) in the competition, ahead of AT&T and Accenture (both at 23.5 points).

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, with more than 200 executives worldwide participating in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The Grand Stevie Awards were presented to the organizations that submitted the best body of entries this year, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win counting for 1.5 points.

“Both CheapOair and OneTravel aim to make booking the perfect trip effortless, affordable and enjoyable, through relentless pursuit of technical innovations and superior customer service,” said Chris Cuddy, chief commercial officer at Fareportal. “We are particularly proud to have both our technological innovations and customer service recognized in the 13th annual American Business Awards and to be named Organization of the Year in North America, among so many other top American brands.”

Fareportal won the following five gold awards in this year’s competition:
1. CheapOair’s customer service department won in the Customer Service Department of the Year category
2. CheapOair won in the Consumer Services category
3. OneTravel won in the App of the Year category
4. CheapOair won in the Direct Response Video of the Year category for its latest “Perks” TV commercial
5. and Julia Zamorska, senior director of corporate communications, won in the PR Executive of the Year category.

Fareportal also won a total of 12 silver and eight bronze awards, for its app, website, company achievements and HR, marketing and technology departments and executives.

About Fareportal
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 550 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit http://www.Fareportal.com