CheapOair brings light to children of Nepal in holiday campaign video

Online Travel Agency launches 2016 holiday campaign with video documenting surprise delivery of over 1,000 inflatable solar lights and school supplies to village in Nepal

DSC01617CheapOair, a leading flights-focused, next generation concierge travel service, released the company’s holiday campaign kick-off video today concurrent with Giving Tuesday. The video, titled “Give to New Heights,” highlights CheapOair’s recent philanthropic partnership with Kids of Kathmandu, a non-profit organization helping to rebuild schools in Nepal’s most earthquake devastated areas, to deliver solar-powered lights and school supplies to children in the remote region of Timal, Nepal.

CheapOair provided funding for transportation, logistical support and manpower to deliver over 1,000 Luci® lights provided by MPOWERD, Inc. for the grand opening of Kids of Kathmandu’s first of 50 re-built schools. The children from the local village gathered at the school at dusk for an unknown surprise to find their new school building illuminated for the first time. Each child was also given an individual light to take home, a backpack, personal white board, water bottle, and toy airplane.

“These supplies are imperative to this region due to Nepal’s power shortages that often cut electricity during the evening hours; the time of day a child would usually focus on homework,” said Stefanie Smith, Social Media Director at CheapOair. “The goal of this project was to provide the children with items that will allow them to maximize the benefits of their new school – a personal light for full-circle education, a water bottle to utilize the school’s new water purification system, and white board for sustainable learning.”

The video kicks off CheapOair’s month-long holiday campaign focused on recognizing people who go above and beyond to give back to their families, neighborhoods or communities in special ways. During the campaign, people can nominate friends or family they think deserve special recognition for their spirit of giving. CheapOair will then select a winner each day through December 24, 2016 to receive a $50 CheapOair gift card.

CheapOair has a longstanding commitment to helping communities in need through charitable donations and volunteer work. The company is always seeking out new opportunities to get involved with charity organizations both at home and abroad.

 

About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel service 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 rental companies. 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 and OneTravel launch new travel rewards credit cards just in time for the holidays

Next generation online travel agency announces special financing options and enhanced loyalty program benefits for CheapOair and OneTravel with new credit cards

CheapOair and OneTravel have launched a co-branded credit card program with Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) just in time to book holiday travel. This is the first credit card program from an online travel agency to include a special financing offer1 to help manage the cost of travel.

The program includes new Visa® and Visa Signature® credit cards for both CheapOair and OneTravel, as well as a private label credit card for each brand.  Each card offers a range of introductory benefits to qualifying cardholders2 including:

  • Six-month special financing option on purchases of $399 or more (after discounts) made on CheapOair.com or OneTravel.com
  • A $50 statement credit after making purchases of $500 or more in the first 90 days (excludes special financing purchases)
  • Accelerated earning of CheapOair and OneTravel Rewards Program Points

Cardholders get CheapOair and OneTravel Reward’s Program Points plus 6 additional Points per $1 spent using their CheapOair or OneTravel Credit Card on CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com.  The chart below outlines what a cardholder could earn in rewards points:

Synchrony Points

In addition to earning points faster on all CheapOair and OneTravel purchases, Visa credit cardholders will earn 4 points for every $1 spent on dining purchases and 2 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases wherever Visa credit cards are accepted.

CheapOair and OneTravel operate with a business model that bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional travel agency by providing convenient online booking capabilities, as well as a 24/7 personalized trip booking experience.

“Travelers are looking for great experiences but are also for great deals,” said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, SVP, Product and Revenue at Fareportal. “The CheapOair and OneTravel co-branded credit cards offer customers outstanding financing options and an enhanced loyalty program.”

Travelers around the world can find and book their perfect trip on CheapOair or OneTravel’s websites, mobile and tablet apps, and by calling one of thousands of trained travel agents in multiple countries and in multiple languages. Fareportal provides access to more than 450 airlines, 200,000 hotels and hundreds of car rental agencies worldwide.

“Synchrony Financial share passion with CheapOair and OneTravel for using innovation and technology to provide a seamless customer service experience,” said Tom Quindlen, Executive Vice President and CEO, Retail Card, Synchrony Financial. “Special financing can be a key differentiator for travelers looking for flexible payment options while also maximizing the versatility and value of expenditures with a CheapOair or OneTravel credit card.”

1 Based on independent research conducted November 2016

2 Subject to credit approval

 

About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel service 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 rental companies. 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.

About OneTravel

OneTravel is a leading online travel booking site offering travel deals for today’s savvy traveler looking for quality and value. Launched in the mid-nineties in a barn in Pennsylvania, OneTravel is now recognized in the US and internationally for providing one-stop shopping for all travel needs: millions of cheap flights including business and first class, hotel deals, car rentals and cheap vacation packages to top destinations throughout the world. For the best value in travel visit OneTravel.com, or call 866-794-6049. 

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ over 350,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial offers private label and co-branded Dual Card™ credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at www.synchronyfinancial.com, facebook.com/SynchronyFinancial, www.linkedin.com/company/synchrony-financial and twitter.com/SYFNews.

 

*The Nilson Report (May 2016, Issue # 1087) – based on 2015 data.

 

CheapOair Predicts the Cheapest Days to Book 2016 Holiday Travel

Leading Online Travel Agency uses cutting-edge data science to help customers find the best holiday travel deals

Best Day to Book

*Predicted fares are based on historical data and trends since 2010, and include fuel surcharges, service fees, and taxes for round-trip, domestic travel departing between 12/22 through 12/24.

CheapOair, a leading flights-focused, next generation concierge travel service consisting of a traditional travel agency with a digital front end, has released predictive data on when consumers can get the best deals on their holiday airline tickets.

For the upcoming December holiday season, CheapOair predicts that travelers can save up to 15% on flights if booked November 7th through November 9th. Delay the purchase any longer and prices could rise up to $60 more per ticket.

According to CheapOair’s data, average ticket price for round-trip, domestic airfare over these three days is predicted to be $410.25. Beginning November 10th, prices steadily increase through the end of December and reach an average price of $471.93*.

“Our fare predictions for holiday travel are meant to help travelers determine the best time to book and to get them the best deals possible,” said David Chodniewicz, AVP of Data Science at CheapOair. “Airfares typically increase in price as demand increases and seats fill. Our fare predictor tool uses cutting edge data science technologies, historical data from the past six years, and over 10 trillion flight searches to learn when airfares are expected to increase and when airline discounts are expected to expire.”

While this predictive model has historically been accurate within $10, fares may vary by route and travel dates.

 

About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel service 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 rental companies. 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.

Built in NYC ranks Fareportal among Top 100 Digital Companies for 2016

Next generation travel company included in list of most innovative technology companies in NYC

Fareportal, a high-tech, high-touch travel company that powers CheapOair, a next generation travel concierge, is ranked among the top digital technology companies based in New York City for 2016. The list was recently issued by Built in NYC, an online community that creates and curates exclusive content on local startups, hosts local events and publishes data on the New York City tech sector.

 

“This recognition is very exciting as we are first and foremost a technology company,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal. “I am proud to have built a successful organization utilizing the unmatched resources New York City has to offer ambitious entrepreneurs. Today, through the acquisition of top talent across multiple technology fields we are able to continue our growth and increase our presence in the city’s growing tech community.”

 

This year’s list includes technology companies from all sectors including B2C, B2B, E-Commerce, Software Development, Web Design, and Digital Agencies.

 

About Fareportal

Fareportal is a high-tech, high-touch travel company that powers the next generation travel concierge. 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. To learn more, visit http://www.fareportal.com/.