CheapOair Kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month with Their Mexican Dream Vacation Destinations

Starting today the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration that honors the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. CheapOair, the travel experience experts, is starting this celebratory month by highlighting the vibrant country of Mexico with their top picks for a culturally immersive vacation experience.

Travel Advisory: As of September 13th, the U.S. State Department has lowered Mexico’s travel advisory to a Level 3 ahead of September 21st which is when the U.S.-Mexico border closure expires. For more information please click here.

Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico’s capital is a bustling metropolis filled with art, culture, music, and mouthwatering cuisine. A good starting point for any first-time tourist would be to visit Zócalo – the Plaza de la Constitución. This historic plaza offers exciting concerts, events, markets, and fantastic people watching. It is also right in the middle of Mexico City’s three biggest attractions: The National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor.

Nearest airport: Mexico City Juarez International Airport

Zacatecas, Mexico
A city that rose to prominence during the region’s mining boom, Zacatecas is known for its breathtaking pink limestone architecture which has earned it the nickname Ciudad Rosada. Considered an underrated gem, this unique city offers old-world charm, in-depth history, and jaw-dropping mountain views.

Nearest airport: General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport

Oaxaca, Mexico
A true meeting of the ancient and modern, the colonial architecture stands in sharp contrast to the pre-Hispanic ruins from Mexico’s past. Located in the Southwest region, the city is close to gorgeous coastal views. For spirit lovers, Oaxaca is the home to Mezcal, the smokier and richer cousin of tequila.

Nearest airport: Puerto Escondido Airport

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Destinations Consumers will ‘Fall’ in Love with This Autumn

Cooler temperatures call for colorful leaves, vibrant landscapes, and a vacation or two to take in it all in. With autumn days away, people everywhere are planning their getaways. Whether flying or driving (or flying to drive!), the travel experts at CheapOair are sharing some of their favorite spots for the perfect socially distanced and idyllic fall trip.

“Here at CheapOair, we know that fall vacation destinations are the worst kept secret in travel. Flight prices are down, the weather is beautiful, and many consumers want to get some leisure travel in before the frantic holiday rush. Even in times where we all must be careful, there’s still a lot of adventure to be had as long you take precautions,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal, owner of travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel.

Stowe, Vermont
This classic New England village sits at the base of Vermont’s highest peak, which provides an excellent vantage point for those who want to see the beautiful changing leaves. Visitors are recommended to take a drive through Stowe’s scenic back roads to really take in the splendor.

Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport (BTV)

Travel Advisory: Any out-of-state travelers are asked to quarantine for 14 days when visiting but there is a growing list of exempt states that are eligible for “quarantine-free leisure travel.” States and territories on this list include Delaware, Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Click here for the latest updates.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Move over, New England. This western park offers vast acres of gorgeous foliage from the Aspen forests. In addition to its over 300 hiking trails, this national gem offers some of most scenic car rides in the country including the not-to-be-missed Trail Ridge Road that offers forest views from an altitude of over 12,000 feet.

Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Travel Advisory: Rocky Mountain National Park is adhering to a phased reopening schedule with limited access to the park. Currently, visitors must make a reservation ahead of time for two-hour visitation limits. For more information please click here for the latest updates and reservation information.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Northern Michigan offers remarkable drives and seemingly endless acres of forests with a rainbow of colors to see. There are several different routes to take but there is no way of choosing wrong. With a combination of shoreline views, small town ambiance, and unbelievable foliage, there’s no doubt that Michigan offers the very best in scenic fall travel.

Nearest Airport: Flint-Bishop International Airport

Travel Advisory: Michigan is open to all travelers but does require face coverings when social distancing is not achievable. For more information visit michigan.gov.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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CheapOair Reveals Their Top Picks for a Last-Minute Labor Day Trip

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner which signals the end of summer travel. Before consumers everywhere start trading in trips to the beach for walks around an apple orchard, CheapOair has picked their top end-of-summer destinations for a last-minute Labor Day vacation.

“Even amid COVID-19, our data shows that Labor Day weekend is proving to be one of the most popular travel weekends of the year with people everywhere eager for some adventure. There are many getaways that not only offer affordable cheap flights but are also smart and safe to visit,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal, owner of travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel.

Portland, Maine
This gem of a town is located in southern Maine and has everything from breathtaking ocean views, amazing seafood, and a wide array of shopping and beachy recreation options that’ll keep even the most restless traveler busy. Additionally, as Maine is known as “Vacationland,” Portland makes an excellent stop on any New England road trip.

Travel Advisory: The state of Maine has implemented a policy that gives out-of-state visitors three options. If traveling to Maine one must either have tested negative for COVID-19 in the last 72 hours, comply with a 14-day mandatory quarantine, or be on the list of exempted states that includes Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Updates can be found here.

Burlington, Vermont
Vermont offers so much more than its ski slopes; the Green Mountain State truly has something for anyone looking for adventure and fresh air. With the greenest forests for camping, lovely lakes, and a plethora of farmers markets, wine tastings, and cheese tours to excite any pallet.

Travel Advisory: Any out-of-state travelers are asked to quarantine for 14-days when visiting but there is a growing list of exempt states that are eligible for “quarantine free leisure travel.” States and territories on this list include Delaware, Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Click here for the latest updates.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
A New England summertime staple! The perfect destination for one last (socially distanced) beach weekend getaway. Cape Cod has taken numerous steps to better ensure the safety of beachgoers with several distancing guidelines and procedures so beachgoers can soak in the sun safely.

Travel Advisory: Out-of-state travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. States exempt from this restriction includeColorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia. Please check here for the latest updates and exemptions.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair’s Labor Day Ticket Trends Bode Well for Travel Industry

The travel industry may be changing but as the world adjusts to living safely during a pandemic, people are once again gaining the confidence to travel. CheapOair, the flight focused agency, dug into their consumer habits data and have identified Labor Day travel trends that imply an upswing in the industry overall.

According to CheapOair data, there has been in a 250% increase in customers searching for travel options ahead of Labor Day weekend and that number is escalating as the popular holiday weekend approaches.

“As always, we advise caution while navigating travel in the age of COVID-19 but we’re optimistic that both airlines and popular tourist destinations are adapting to the new guidelines and safety precautions,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal, owner of travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel.

Unlike years past there is less focus on particular destinations. Approximately 80% of consumers searching for trips are seeking value over location by opting to plan their vacation around locations that will garner them the best deal.

Interestingly, customers looking for a specific destination sought out flights to Las Vegas, which was the top location searched by CheapOair customers.

“More than ever, consumers are looking for budget-friendly options when planning travel, and now is a good time to take advantage of lower than usual ticket prices. While we usually see a dip in prices after Labor Day, more airlines are keen on incentivizing customers during one of the year’s peak travel seasons,” continued Jain.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Offers Tips and Safety Tricks for Planning a Fall Solo Trip

As summer winds down, many are starting to consider their fall travel plans, even in these uncertain times. In fact, as travel norms shift in the wake of COVID-19, a lot of people are opting to travel alone. CheapOair, the vacation planning specialists, weighs in on how traveling alone this fall can be safe, fun, and affordable.

One of the clearest benefits of traveling alone is the amount of money saved. This rings especially true for anyone traveling in the fall, which is well-known for being one of the cheapest times of the year to travel.

“Usually as summer reaches its end, ticket prices nationwide take a dip and stay low until around October when people start making their holiday plans. This is a fantastic opportunity for folks to grab a cheap flight for a fall getaway,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal, owner of travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel.

While traveling solo can be exciting, there are several steps any solo adventurer should take into consideration when planning their trip.

“In my opinion, the most important measure any solo traveler can take is to plan ahead! Have your route mapped out, the numbers of every hotel and airline available to you, and always share your itinerary with a loved one so they have an idea where you are in case of an emergency,” remarked Tom Spagnola, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations of Fareportal.

Other important safety measures to take into consideration include sharing your phone’s location with a trusted loved one and making sure there is WiFi and cell phone service at various checkpoints during your travels.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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Nature is Calling! CheapOair Recommends their Top National Parks Picks to Safely Visit

How Americans vacation looks different than it has in past years but that doesn’t mean planning a trip isn’t possible. CheapOair, the travel experience experts, offers insight into a few of their favorite and safest National Parks destinations across the country.

“In the midst of a pandemic, crowded cities are certainly not ideal vacation destinations but fortunately there are dozens of gorgeous National Parks that offer safe and socially distanced options for the perfect getaway. Travelers are trading in luxury hotels for breathtaking views from their tents,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Fareportal Founder and CEO.

Yosemite National Park
Located in northern California, Yosemite is one of the most well-known National Parks in the U.S.  With 1,169 square miles of unforgettable hiking trails and valleys, exciting wildlife (you may be able to spot a bear from a safe distance!), and massive ancient sequoia trees that will leave anyone awestruck, it’s truly a one-of-kind American landmark.  

Travel Advisory: The park is currently open with all its primary activities active. Please visit this site for more information and safety tips: https://www.yosemite.com/covid-19/

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
This southern Colorado oasis is home to North America’s largest sand dunes that are estimated to have formed over 11,000 years ago. While this park is the perfect place for traditional outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and stargazing (the Milky Way is easily visible at certain times of the year!), it also offers unique activities such as sand sledding and sandboarding!

Travel Advisory: As of June 17th, The Great Sand Dunes Park has entered Phase 2 of its re-opening with increased recreational access and activities. Visit this site for more information: https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Isle Royale National Park
Michigan, already known for its over 11,000 lakes, boasts this beautiful gem of a National Park. Located on a remote island in Lake Superior, people from all over flock to this unique piece of land to fish, kayak, boat, and camp. Isle Royale is also the only National Park in the U.S to be closed for the entirety of its off-season which spans from November-April.

Travel Advisory: All campgrounds, docks, and trails are currently open to the public.


About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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Fareportal Introduces Flight Booking Widget to Travel & Ecommerce Industries

2020 has triggered many changes to how companies view their product offerings.  While much of this upheaval has been challenging, there are instances where necessity has truly spawned exciting new invention.

Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair and OneTravel, announced today the unveiling of a new airline ticket booking widget that will be available to select industry partners.  With this widget, ecommerce providers will be able to insert airline ticket purchase functionality onto their sites by placing a single small piece of code.  Once in place, partners will be able to offer and sell airline tickets by accessing CheapOair and OneTravel’s database of tens of millions of searchable itineraries accessing over 600 airlines worldwide.

“What’s exciting here is the ease of implementation.  We’re already speaking with a variety of traditional travel partners and are also seeing interest from some compelling lifestyle brands,” said J. Andrew Stein, Fareportal Director of Innovation.  “Companies are seeking ways to increase their revenue.  By offering flight purchases via our fully responsive widget, they will be able to offer their customers a needed and in-demand service.”

Fareportal founder and CEO, Sam S. Jain, continues, “One of our core beliefs as a company is the importance of making travel accessible to everyone.  With our new fight booking widget, we are expanding the availability of a secure and comprehensive travel booking experience.”

Demand for Fareportal’s new widget is already growing, and initial marketplace reaction has been strong.

About Fareportal
Featuring a suite of brands with a 42-year history, Fareportal is a technology company that powers leading hybrid travel agencies like CheapOair, OneTravel, and Travelong. Fareportal’s unique hybrid business model bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional travel agency by providing a convenient online booking capability as well as a 24/7 personalized trip booking experience arranged by hundreds of trained and certified travel agents in multiple countries and in multiple languages.

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Fareportal Teams Up with British Airways to Bring Customers a Better Booking Experience

Fareportal, the travel technology company that powers CheapOair and OneTravel, has joined forces with British Airways to launch a New Distribution Capability that will bring customers a personalized travel experience.

“Our partnership with British Airways marks an exciting time for the Fareportal team. We’re constantly striving to bring our customers new and innovative ways to book flights and now with British Airways we’ll be able to continue to provide a seamless experience,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal.

This collaboration, which will be available on both CheapOair.com and CheapOair.ca, will include several features such as flexible flight choices, diverse content, and an overall one-stop-shop booking experience that will include a rich menu of ancillaries such as paid seat selection and baggage options.

“Fareportal has been at the forefront of innovation, which is what this partnership with British Airways represents. Travelers appreciate a personalized experience and interacting with rich content really enhances the entire booking process,” said Sanjay Hathiramani, Global Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at Fareportal.

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 600 airlines, a 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.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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Travel Tech Innovation Continues with Fareportal’s Latest Spirit Airlines Integration

Leading travel technology company Fareportal, the corporation behind online travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, announced its latest innovation in partnership with Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE). The New Distribution Capability, NDCv18.2, will provide innovative ways for airline passengers to make seat selections and baggage option choices that were previously not available. More enhancements are planned for the future.

“Fareportal is a leader in NDC implementation and further engaging with Spirit Airlines will enable us to provide additional content to our customers,” said Veronica Silver, Vice President, Automation & Product Development at Fareportal.

Sam S. Jain, CEO and Founder of Fareportal, continues, “Moving travel technology forward to improve the flight travel booking experience is what the Fareportal team strives for every day. We have a long relationship with Spirit Airlines and worked closely with them to implement this enhanced capability.”

Throughout its history, Fareportal has successfully adhered to a “tech first” focus that reflects the company’s orientation to provide value to its airline partners. This competitive edge allows the company and its partners to remain at the forefront in today’s highly competitive travel market and provide additional value for airline passengers.

 

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 600 airlines, a 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.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean and are dedicated to giving back and improving those communities. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.

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CheapOair Offers Insight into Having a Safe Theme Park Experience

Theme parks and attractions are reopening across the country and CheapOair, the travel experience experts, has a few tips to help travelers have an experience that’s not only magical but also safe.

“We’re very happy to be seeing the extensive safety measures many of our favorite theme parks are taking as they welcome their guests back. With everything from temperature checks, increased cleanings, and a wide variety of hygienic supplies readily available to customers, anyone ready to explore theme parks should take comfort in the steps being taken,” remarked Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal.

Masks are Essential
Cloth masks are key. According to the CDC, they’re the most effective safety tool for guests in the moments where social distancing may be difficult. A cloth face mask will keep others from spreading any germs they may unknowingly be carrying, and full compliance greatly reduces the risk of spreading. Fortunately, if guests forget masks, the bigger theme parks (and several smaller ones) have complimentary ones on hand or for purchase.

It is important to note that masks are strongly not recommended for anyone under the age of two so it may be safer for guests to leave the littlest members of their families at home.

“The safest way to enjoy any theme park is by wearing a mask. You’re doing your part to keep fellow guests healthy and minimize any potential spreading that comes with a lot of people in a contained area,” added Thomas Spagnola, Vice President of Supplier Relations at Fareportal.

Hand Sanitizer is Your Friend
The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer any time an interaction is made with someone outside your own party or with a foreign surface. While most parks will certainly have sanitizing stations at most entry points, concession stands, bathrooms, and attractions, it’s wise to have your own sanitizer handy at all times. Any sanitizer used should also contain at least 60% percent alcohol to be effective in killing germs.

Take Advantage of Virtual Lines and Contactless
The less shared surfaces and touchpoints, the better. Several theme parks, including the Happiest Place on Earth, are allowing visitors to digitally reserve ride times to reduce the amount of time guests need to physically wait on lines where it is usually more challenging to keep six feet of distance. Additionally, contactless payment options are also extremely helpful for customers wanting to buy food, drink, or merchandise.

 

About CheapOair
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-646-738-4820) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.

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