Travelong Ranks 11th in Travel Weekly’s 2013 Power List

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013

Travel Weekly’s esteemed 2013 Power List was announced this week and Travelong, an affiliate of Fareportal and parent company to leading online travel agency CheapOair, has come in at number 11. This recognition from one of the top publications in the trade industry further solidifies Fareportal as an emerging leader in the online travel space.

“We are honored to see our company’s success recognized on Travel Weekly’s Power List again this year,” said Sam Jain, CEO at Fareportal. “At Fareportal, we continue to envision and implement advances in many areas of the company with a single goal, which is to enhance our customers’ experience.”

The 2013 Power List recognized Fareportal’s achievements as a top company, including its major developments throughout the past year. Accomplishments include 2012 sales at $3.5 billion as well as the growth of its mobile apps, having been launched on several platforms with more than 1.3 million app downloads by the end of 2012. Fareportal was also recognized for the significant expansion of its contact centers, with call volume continuing to grow.

Looking toward the future of the company, Fareportal is continuing to advance in many ways to help increase customer satisfaction. In addition to a continual drive to run the fastest travel websites, Fareportal will continue to grow its brands internationally. Additionally, Fareportal will continue to expand its mobile developments in an effort to accommodate all mobile users in today’s technologically advanced world.

Fareportal and its affiliate companies like Travelong have been continuously acknowledged for outstanding work, placing them among industry leads like Expedia, American Express and AAA Travel. In the past year, Fareportal has earned numerous performance accolades from partners including Sabre Travel Network, US Airways, LAN Airlines, China Airlines, Korean Airlines, Avianca and TACA Airlines and TAM.

Travel Weekly’s esteemed Power List applauds significant improvements of outstanding companies in the online travel industry with its yearly ranking structure. Travel Weekly was established in 1958 and is written for U.S. travel agents, tour operators, corporate travel executives and travel industry suppliers.

SOURCE: Travelong

CheapOair First U.S. Online Travel Agency to Offer Complete Inventory from Interjet

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013

Leading travel website CheapOair announced today a partnership with Interjet, the second-largest air carrier in Mexico, to offer its customers access to the airline’s full flight and fare inventory. Under the concept of “high efficiency” the airline serves Mexico’s top destinations, giving CheapOair customers an additional airline option for flying to and within the country.

With this partnership, CheapOair brings another convenient option to customers seeking value when traveling to or from Mexico. Serving 33 of the country’s top destinations, CheapOair customers now have greater choice when planning and booking travel to points like Cancun, Mexico City and Guadalajara, all of which fall within the 10 most popularly booked international destinations on CheapOair.

“As the demand for international travel has grown, so has the need to provide our customers with additional travel options when booking, making this partnership with Interjet extremely valuable,” said Sam Jain, CEO at CheapOair. “Our customers traveling from major cities across the United States will now enjoy the option to fly on Interjet, which will provide them not only with great deals, but also great service.”

An official at Interjet said, “Interjet is pleased to expand its reach to customers in the United States by partnering with CheapOair, and parent company Fareportal. As CheapOair is a top five online travel agency, Interjet is making its value-focused products available to a greater share of U.S. travelers.”

Recently, CheapOair launched a new site for Spanish-speaking customers to book flights in their native language. Customers can now access Interjet inventory and book flights directly by visiting, or to book flights in Spanish, making booking easy and hassle-free for customers worldwide.

SOURCE: CheapOair