Fareportal Receives its Fourth Club Honorees Award from Avianca Airlines

Hybrid travel agency, Fareportal, recently recognized for airline sales performance by Avianca Airlines

NEW YORK, NY – December 22, 2015 – Fareportal, one of the fastest-growing travel companies in the world and the technology behind consumer travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel, recently received its fourth Club Honorees award from Avianca Airlines, South America’s leading airline carrier.

“Avianca Airlines’ partnership with Fareportal has contributed to the brand’s overall growth, and we thank Fareportal for its continued support and excellent results in revenue and market share,” said Rolando Damas, Managing Director, North America and Asia.

To be recognized as a Club Honorees member, a travel agency partner must generate exceptional results for Avianca in terms of profitability, market share and sales volumes. These performance indicators are measured annually by Avianca Airlines.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a Club Honoree,” said Carolina Serrano, Assistant Vice President of Supplier Relations, at Fareportal. “As a company, Fareportal is committed to offering customers a wide variety of travel choices, and our relationship with Avianca Airlines makes this possible.”

Fareportal customers can search for and book flights on Avianca Airlines by visiting CheapOair.com or OneTravel.com or by calling the company’s call center directly to speak with a trained travel agent.

About Avianca Airlines
Avianca is a leading Latin American airline that is working to provide a world-class service to garner the preference of travelers. Its route network includes more than 100 destinations in 27 countries in the American continent and Europe, with Connection Centers in Bogota, El Salvador and Lima. Via its Star Alliance membership, the airline offers the possibility of global connectivity.

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.

Tnooz Hackathon Participants Leverage Fareportal’s Technology

Fareportal recognizes two hackathon innovations that inspire and encourage travel

NEW YORK, NY – December 17, 2015 – Fareportal, a technology company that operates consumer travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel, recently opened its API to multiple teams of web developers and designers during Tnooz’s THack New York in New York City.

THack New York, a two-day hackathon presented by Tnooz, the leading source of travel news and information, brought developers and designers together to solve various challenges in travel using API technology from leading travel and technology brands, including Fareportal.

“Fareportal’s involvement in the inaugural THack New York Hackathon has been an exciting opportunity to see innovation in action,” said Harsh Sood, Fareportal’s CTO. “As a global technology company, we seek to foster collaboration within the technology community here in New York and worldwide, and constantly promote innovation.”

THack, which has taken place in major cities across the globe, including San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Berlin and Hamburg, leveraged Fareportal’s API (https://www.fareportallabs.com/) and other leading travel brands’ technology during the New York event throughout the weekend.

As a result of THack, two teams were recognized with awards by members of Fareportal’s marketing and technology departments for creating travel app enhancements that make travel more enjoyable and effortless. The first innovation, a social travel planner, sought to ignite inspiration and discovery in travel. The other, a “text hovering” application, populates inspirational text messages with travel details.

“We’re excited about offering developers an opportunity to create innovations in travel that could enhance the travel technology community,” said Gene Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Tnooz. “By partnering with industry leaders like Fareportal, THack participants can gather and share insights with developers and designers from leading travel technology companies.”

About Tnooz
Tnooz was founded in 2009 as the first global B2B media brand to provide news and analysis about technology and its impact on the digital travel economy.

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 providing access to over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies that serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners can benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries. To learn more, visit http://www.Fareportal.com.

CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for the 2015 Holiday Travel Season

Leading online travel agency releases data showing a record-breaking 47-million passengers will be flying this year for the holidays, a 4 percent increase compared to 2014

NEW YORK, NY – December 8, 2015 – CheapOair®, the first flights-focused hybrid travel agency, today announced its top ten most popular domestic and international destinations consumers are traveling to for the holiday season this year.

CheapOair’s data shows many popular destinations are included on the list of top domestic travel picks, such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Florida is the most popular state for domestic travel, with Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa maintaining three positions on the list. The average round-trip domestic airfare this year is $423, with the lowest fares available to cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver and New York City area.

CheapOair’s top domestic destinations for holiday travel and average airfare:

Orlando, FL, $466
Los Angeles, CA, $454
Denver, CO, $407
Las Vegas, NV, $361
Ft. Lauderdale, FL , $508
San Francisco, CA, $438
Chicago, IL, $333
Phoenix, AZ, $403
Newark, NJ, $404
Tampa, FL, $458

The list of top ten international destinations also includes several cities that are favored by tourists, such as San Juan, Cancun and Montego Bay. Mexico takes the reigns as the most popular country on the list, with Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and San Jose Cabo maintaining four of the top ten positions. The average round-trip international airfare is $719.

CheapOair’s top international destinations for holiday travel and average airfare:

San Juan, Puerto Rico, $639
Cancun, Mexico, $729
Montego Bay, Jamaica, $677
St. Thomas, $906
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, $773
Mexico City, Mexico, $576
Kingston, Jamaica, $576
Panama City, Panama, $785
San Jose Cabo, Mexico, $688
San José, Costa Rica, $842

“This year, the travel industry is expected to see an increase of 4 percent in passengers flying on U.S. airlines during the holiday travel period (December 18th-January 4th), bringing the total number of passengers to roughly 47 million,” explained Thomas Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “Low fuel costs have kept ticket prices lower than last year, for the same period, which is making the 2015 holiday travel season record-breaking for the airline industry.”

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 any time December 20th through December 31st and returning any time before January 2nd.

For more information, please visit http://www.CheapOair.com, http://www.cheapoair.com/mobile, or CheapOair’s 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.