OneTravel Launches “Tweet Your Way to Turkey” Contest

NEW YORK, February 17, 2011

OneTravel is giving away three grand prize trips to Istanbul during its “Tweet Your way to Turkey” contest, which launches Monday, February 21. Three lucky winners will be awarded the grand prize trip consisting of two roundtrip tickets to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and a five day, four night stay at the new 4-star Edition Hotel.

The “Tweet Your Way to Turkey” contest runs for three weeks until Friday, March 11. Each Friday, a winner will be selected for one of the three grand prize trips to Istanbul.

To enter the contest, simply visit the OneTravel blog ( and tweet for the chance to win:

  1. Look for the Turkey-themed blog post daily, Monday through Thursday, on the OneTravel blog
  2. Click the “Send me to Turkey!” icon inside the blog post to automatically tweet the phrase “I’m Tweeting my way to Turkey thanks to @OneTravel”
  3. Voila, you’re entered for that day
  4. Each day, one tweet will be selected as a finalist for that Friday’s prize giveaway. A unique hash tag will be used every day, so check the blog diligently and tweet daily for more chances to win!
  5. Daily finalists and weekly Friday winners will be announced on the OneTravel blog

Entrants must be followers of OneTravel on Twitter to be eligible and are limited to one tweet per day. For details on contest rules and eligibility, visit the “Tweet Your Way to Turkey” contest page.

SOURCE: OneTravel


CheapOair Introduces Travel Trend Data

NEW YORK, February 16, 2011

CheapOair today announced the launch of two additions to its site, the Top 50 Destinations and Top 25 City Pairs pages. The lists tally travel trend data on the top 50 destinations and top 25 travel routes most searched by customers on as well as the lowest fares to those cities. Each Tuesday morning the lists are updated so it’s easy to stay in touch with current hot spots — both domestically and internationally. Changes in week over week popularity are also displayed to see which destinations are trending at all times.

Consumers can use the information as a tool to gauge popular destinations and make educated travel selections. CheapOair will also include subsequent deals to the leading destinations featured on these pages, offering the lowest fares by pulling from over 100 million airfare combinations on over 400 airlines. A special promotion of up to $50 off is being offered by using PR50 discount code, to commemorate the launch of the new landing pages. Additionally, industry professionals can utilize this new information as research to stay competitive in their fields.

Top Domestic Destinations Q1 2010 vs. Q1 2011

Florida destinations remain popular, with five of the top ten 2011 domestic flights being booked to Florida cities. Orlando has surpassed Las Vegas for most booked destination in Q1 2011 vs. Q1 2010 along with several Florida cities moving up the list, most likely due to severe weather the country faced in January. Las Vegas and Los Angeles still remain in the top three, while San Francisco has been replaced by Denver in 10th place.

Rank Q1 2010  Q1 2011 
1 Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL
2 Orlando, FL Las Vegas, NV
3 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ
6 Atlanta, GA Tampa, FL
7 Tampa, FL Miami, FL
8 Miami, FL Ft. Myers, FL
9 Fort Myers, FL Atlanta, GA
10 San Francisco, CA Denver, CO

Top International Destinations Q1 2010 vs. Q1 2011

Cancun remains the top international destination year over year and the top 10 list continues to be dominated by warm weather and resort destinations in Mexico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. New for 2011 include more exotic destination such as the Port of Spain and Bangkok which have replaced Paris and Frankfurt in the top 10.

Rank Q1 2010  Q1 2011 
1 Cancun, Mexico Cancun, Mexico
2 London, UK Manilla, Philippines
3 Manilla, Philippines London, UK
4 Mexico City, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
5 Guadalajara, Mexico San Jose, Cosa Rica
6 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
7 San Jose, Cosa Rica Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
8 Montego Bay, Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica
9 Paris, France Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
10 Frankfurt, Germany Bangkok, Thailand

SOURCE: CheapOair


Ed Faberman Joins Fareportal Advisory Board

NEW YORK, February 9, 2011

Ed Faberman

Fareportal, an online technology company that provides web-based portals and management tools for the travel industry and parent to (, a leading online travel booking site, announces today that veteran travel attorney, Ed Faberman, has joined the company as an advisory board member.

As a seasoned travel and transportation authority, Faberman brings his strong background in both areas, which will further strengthen Fareportal’s standing in the travel industry.

Currently, Faberman is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP where he represents a variety of aviation clients including low-fare airlines, startup carriers, airports, airport security companies, and more. By representing these types of parties before U.S. government organizations such as the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Justice

 (DOJ), State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Faberman’s extent of knowledge goes far beyond the basics of aviation and travel. His focus is on expanding opportunities for carriers, airport authorities and communities.

“We could not be more pleased to have Faberman join the company as an advisory board member,” said Sam Jain, CEO and Founder of Fareportal. “He brings to Fareportal a unique combination of deep experience in both the travel and airline industry. With Ed’s experience, we can truly capitalize on the foundation that Fareportal has built.”

Faberman also sits on the board of Air Carrier Association of America and the American University Alumni Association. He also belongs to and speaks at events hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives and the Airport Council International.

SOURCE: Fareportal