CheapOair Launches Immersive City Guides for 10 U.S. Destinations

Online Travel Agency enhances travel experience with addition of rich destination content to compliment booking services

CheapOair, a leading flight-focused, hybrid travel agency, has launched Things To Do, a new online resource aimed at inspiring travelers to explore destinations with engaging guides for 10 cities around the United States.

The new microsite offers original content for Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco, with more destinations soon to come. This helpful feature makes CheapOair a one-stop shop for all travel needs, including inspirational content, researching, booking, and resources for during a trip.

 Things to Do

Traveling to a major city can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. CheapOair kicks off each city guide with basic details on how to spend the first 48 hours and offers suggestions for cost-free activities.

Recommendations are then broken down by interest, such as dining and nightlife, shopping, outdoor activities, or arts and culture. To give travelers the most trustworthy advice, CheapOair leveraged the knowledge of locals to curate content for each destination. Many of CheapOair’s suggestions also include video content for a deeper dive into the recommended listings.

 A Personal Touch

Each destination features at least one personal story from an area native exploring their individual connection with the city. These stories give the reader authentic insights the typical traveler may not know about.

CheapOair also provides Community Recommendations and Reviews from other CheapOair customers for an added layer of validation during the planning process.

 When to Go and How to Get There

Of course, the most important part is planning when to go and determining the best way to get there. CheapOair offers insight on when to experience the best weather, the cheapest months to travel, and the best ways to reach each city.

 CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers in both planning their travel 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 research and book the travel that’s right for you.

 For more information about booking travel to these destinations, please visit www.CheapOair.com, www.cheapoair.com/mobile, our blog, http://www.cheapoair.com/miles-away or our social media pages, www.Facebook.com/CheapOair and www.twitter.com/cheapoair.

 About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flight-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (https://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.

 

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CheapOair Names Top St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations to Attend in 2017

Online travel agency identifies best cities and events to celebrate Irish-American heritage month

As the saying goes, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so for those with Irish heritage or those who are just Irish for the day, CheapOair®, a leading flight-focused hybrid travel agency, has identified the best cities for over-the-top celebrations, parades, and plenty of Irish pubs.

Boston, Massachusetts
According to 2015 U.S. Census data, 21.6% of people in the Greater Boston Area identify as having Irish ancestry and it is clear through their annual celebration that they are very proud of that heritage. The St. Patrick’s Day parade began in 1737 and runs through the traditionally Irish neighborhood of South Boston. The event is held annually on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day and features floats, marching bands, and bagpipe bands. In addition to hosting one of the largest parades in the country, Bostonians are known for their post-parade party. With more Irish pubs than any other U.S. city, parade goers are sure to find the party going well beyond the end of the parade with local pubs hosting live music and holiday food and beverage specials. This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, March 19th

Dublin, Ireland
Of course, there’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in his home country of Ireland. Dublin, the nation’s capital, hosts one of the largest celebrations around the world with four full days of activities. An impressive parade, carnival, plus theater and musical performances headline the annual festival. The locals typically keep their celebrations low-key with modest expressions of their Irish pride, the tourist population can be found engaging in the debauchery that has come to be associated with the holiday in Dublin’s Temple Bar neighborhood. This year’s festival will take place from March 16th – March 19th with the parade on March 17th.

New York, New York
As with many cultural festivals, New York is known to hold the biggest and the best St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. and also has the distinction of being the oldest in the world. The annual event held on March 17th attracts over two spectators and up to 250,000 participants. The procession up 5th Avenue can last as long as six hours and is only open to people marching on foot, no floats or cars are permitted. The parade first began in 1762 by Irish soldiers serving in the British Army. Today the parade features participants including bands, performers, public servants, social clubs and associations.

Savannah, Georgia
Despite being a smaller city, Savannah takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously with a celebration that rivals the major cities. The parade first began in 1824 by the Irish population that had settled in the area. Today the celebration draws over 300,000 spectators and features a parade, live performances, and street vendors. Since Savannah doesn’t have an open container law, parade goers can enjoy an Irish draught while still catching the parade. But, of course, remember to please drink responsibly.

For more information about booking travel to these destinations, please visit http://www.CheapOair.com, http://www.cheapoair.com/mobile, or our social media pages, http://www.Facebook.com/CheapOair and http://www.twitter.com/cheapoair.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is a flight-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (https://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 Announces Top Spring Break Destinations for 2017

Data Shows the Most Popular Travel Days, Trends and Average Price Points for Vacationers this Season

CheapOair, the first flights-focused hybrid travel agency, announced today the top ten international and domestic destinations consumers are traveling to for spring break, between March 2nd and March 27th.  This year, an overall trend that CheapOair is seeing with consumers booking air travel, is that in addition to full week getaways, some travelers are booking weekend trips, with departure days on Thursdays and return flights on Mondays.

“After analyzing our data booking trends for this year’s spring break travel, we’ve found that, due to the decrease in many airfare prices in recent years, travelers now have more flexibility to take weekend trips. However, a common mistake for travelers is to book a trip from Friday to Sunday, which are the most popular days to travel,” said Tom Spagnola, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations for CheapOair. “Booking a longer weekend trip from Thursday to Monday allows travelers to get in a full five-day vacation, while also saving costs on hotel and flight rates, and even vacation days.  It’s win-win.”

Among this year’s top domestic destinations for Spring Break, Orlando, Florida is the most popular city, with an average roundtrip airfare of $295.  Additionally, Florida stole six out of the ten spots on the top destinations list, as airfare has decreased year-over-year to its many of its cities. Ultimately, this has driven more travelers to Florida, to take shorter trips to its popular cities more often than usual. Following Florida’s destination cities, on the list this year was also Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Cancun, Mexico.

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.

Travelers can sign up to receive daily travel deals to various destinations, including the top spring break locations for 2016, by making a CheapOair profile at CheapOair.com. For more information, please visit CheapOair.com, CheapOair.com/mobile, or check out CheapOair’s Miles Away blog for travel tips and trends.

 About CheapOair

CheapOair is a flight-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (https://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.