Fareportal Makes Top Ten on 2017 Travel Weekly Power List

Next generation travel company receives recognition from leading travel industry trade publication

Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair and OneTravel, recently claimed the 10th spot on Travel Weekly’s annual ranking of travel companies with sales greater than $100 million. This recognition from one of the top trade publications in the travel industry further solidifies Fareportal as one of the leaders in the online travel agency space.

“It is a great honor to be named to the Travel Weekly Power List for the ninth year in a row,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal. “Through continuous innovation and unmatched customer care, we are able to continue on our mission to become the world’s best flight booking and customer experience company with a human touch.”

The 2017 Power List recognizes Fareportal’s achievements over the past year, including its 2016 sales of over $4 billion. In 2016, Fareportal saw many great achievements, particularly with significant development of the mobile app capabilities. Some notable additions include the integration of Apple Pay and Android Pay, personalized push notifications for upcoming trips, integration with Apple Watch for a quick glance at trips, and the convenience of selecting seats right from the app.

Looking ahead to 2018, Fareportal is continuing to grow its arsenal of products in order provide an exceptional booking experience across all devices including phone, desktop and mobile.

About Fareportal

Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.

 

 

Fareportal’s CheapOair and Travelong Brands Receive 10 Million Dollar Sales Award from China Airlines

Next generation travel company recognized as a top performer by Asian airline partner

Fareportal, a leading travel technology company, was recently awarded the 10 Million Dollar Sales Award from China Airlines recognizing outstanding sales performance by the company’s CheapOair and Travelong brands. This award is given annually to acknowledge the top sellers of China Airlines tickets over the past year.

Meiyin Lin, Shirley C.H. Yang, and Richard Mei of China Airlines present Sanjay Hathiramani of Fareportal with the 10 Million Dollar Sales Award.

China Airlines operates non-stop flights to Taipei from five North American gateways including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver and Honolulu.

“We are extremely delighted receive the 10 Million Dollar Sales Award from China Airlines,” said Sanjay Hathiramani, Global Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at Fareportal. “This is a testament of the strong relationship we have with China Airlines. At Fareportal, we continue to invest in our staff, products, and technology and in doing so, we are developing a highly acclaimed next-generation travel concierge experience.”

“We team together like tail stabilizers to a plane to complete the details of an excellent passenger experience,” said Shirley C.H. Yang, General Manager Eastern USA at China Airlines. “This 10 Million Dollar plaque is presented with the respect and gratitude of China Airlines. We appreciate Fareportal’s continuous support and dedication and look forward to reaching new heights of achievement.”

About Fareportal

Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.

 

CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for Independence Day Holiday Travel

Leading Online Travel Agency’s Data Shows Average Airfare is Down 7 Percent Since Last Year

CheapOair, a leading flight-focused hybrid online travel agency, announced today the top ten domestic destinations its consumers are traveling to for the 4th of July holiday.  Data shows that average prices for the majority of the top destinations are down compared to last year, with the exception of three cities that are showing increases—Los Angeles, CA (up 5%), New York—LaGuardia (up 7%), and Seattle, WA (up 15%).

The largest price decrease seen between 2016 and 2017 for domestic destinations was reflected in bookings for Chicago, IL, showing a 23 percent decrease in airfare costs.  Additionally, CheapOair’s data shows that those looking to pay the lowest price for their trip should consider Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as the average airfare costs $295.  Las Vegas, NV came in as the most popular destination for the holiday, with a 6 percent decrease in airfare, rounding out at $345.

“Independence Day signifies the height of the travel season, as most consumers kick off their summer vacations this weekend. As airfare prices continue to drop, total numbers of passengers booking flights continues to rise. This July 4th we are expecting to see 70 percent more flights booked than last year,” says Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations.

“Airline prices are only set to increase as we get closer to the July 4th holiday. Consumers should take advantage of the deals available now before they miss out on some great travel opportunities,” Spagnola adds.

Travelers can sign up to receive daily travel deals to various destinations, including the top Independence Day Holiday getaways for 2017, by making a CheapOair profile at CheapOair.com.  For more information, please visit CheapOair.com, download the CheapOair app for iOS and Android or check out CheapOair’s Miles Away blog for travel tips and trends.

*The fares and data referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made beginning March 3, 2017 for travel departing and returning between July 1, 2017 – July 8, 2017.

 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, 1 million 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 App Lets Customers Skip International Data with Offline City Maps

Next generation travel company integrates with Ulmon’s CityMaps2Go to provide in-app access to downloadable worldwide city maps

CheapOair, a leading flight-focused, next generation concierge travel service, is now offering customers the ability to download and save maps to their phone during their travels. This new feature will help CheapOair customers minimize reliance on expensive international data plans while traveling abroad.

CityMaps2Go has been integrated into the CheapOAir app to provide users with the convenience of downloading maps of their destinations. When a customer makes a booking, the option to download a map of their booked destination is presented. Once the map is downloaded, it then becomes available for both online or offline use.

As the first online travel agency to successfully integrate downloadable maps into its app, this milestone is especially beneficial to customers without access to wireless or cellular service as GPS is still available even if the phone is offline. Customers can download the map on their devices through the “My Trips” section of the CheapOair app.

“This is a very exciting development for our team in order to drive post-purchase use of the app,” said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, Senior Vice President of Product & Revenue at Fareportal. “Our goal is to create a full-service travel agency experience for our customers while still offering the convenience of using a mobile app.”

CheapOair is continually expanding its products and services to provide customers with a complete travel experience including assistance prior to booking, throughout the booking process, and even once travel has commenced. The CheapOair app is available to download for free on the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

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.