Fareportal Joins the Tourism Cares Community

Membership supports destinations and workforce development, as well as engagement of staff and clients

New York, NY – September 2, 2015 – Fareportal, one of the fastest-growing travel technology companies, announced today its membership with Tourism Cares, the charitable arm of the travel and tourism industry.

Tourism Cares brings the entire travel and tourism industry together to make a greater impact on important issues, such as investing in emerging tourism destinations or those in crisis, and supporting a strong workforce. Tourism Cares helps the industry make the most of its giving and volunteering, for the benefit of employees, destinations and the traveling public.

“Fareportal supports several charities worldwide and we are honored to be a member of Tourism Cares, the travel industry’s charitable community,” said Corissa Leong, vice president of human resources. “Fareportal’s philanthropy division has previously provided financial donations and organized company charity events with several charitable organizations such as AIDS walk, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Covenant House, Humane Society, KEEN NYC, Punta Cana Foundation, Salvation Army and Wounded Warriors.”

Tourism Cares membership complements any corporate giving effort, offering a range of services and benefits: powerful outcomes and the satisfaction that come from working together; employee engagement and volunteering; B2B recognition and visibility; storytelling and advocacy; peer sharing of best practices; disaster response programzs, coordinating the industry when the needs are greatest; and even consulting and custom programs tailored for individual companies.

“We are thrilled to have Fareportal as part of our community,” notes Mike Rea, Tourism Cares CEO. “The stronger our membership, the greater our impact can be. It’s an honor to work with companies and employees so dedicated to giving back.”

About Tourism Cares:
Tourism Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that preserves and enriches the travel experience for future generations. Tourism Cares channel the philanthropic passion and commitment of the travel industry to protect and restore valuable destinations we all care about—and support those destinations as engines for prosperity and pride in their communities. Domestic programs focus on industry-wide volunteer events, capacity building for the non-profit stewards of tourism sites, and scholarships and mentoring to support a talented workforce. Globally, Tourism Cares’ efforts include corporate social responsibility partnerships, strategic investments, and advocacy and education across the travel industry. For additional information or to contribute to Tourism Cares, visit www.tourismcares.org.

About Fareportal:
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit www.Fareportal.com.

CheapOair Data Reveals Most Popular Destinations for Labor Day Weekend

Leading OTA Announces Las Vegas as Top Booked City Across the U.S.

New York – August 19, 2015 – Today, CheapOair, the first flights-focused hybrid online travel agency, announced the top five domestic and international destinations travelers are booking for Labor Day weekend. This year’s data shows that the most popular destinations include a new lineup of cities compared to last year, and unveiled that there are still deals to be found for customers looking to take advantage of the long weekend.

“This summer is a ‘destination summer,’ with the most popular cities being the major tourist destinations, such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Cancun,” said Thomas Spagnola, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “With almost all of the top five domestic destinations under $300, our customers can still find great deals to help them make the most of their last summer holiday weekend.”

Domestically, this year’s top city for Labor Day Weekend travel is Las Vegas, with Denver, Chicago, Orlando and Los Angeles rounding out the list. This compares to 2014’s top five cities of Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and Boston. This year’s top five international destinations are all new cities, with Cancun, San Juan, Manila, Paris and Toronto making the list. Last year’s top five destinations were: St. Thomas, The Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose Cabo and Aruba.

This year, travelers are opting for tourist destinations, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando, with the majority of airfare under $300 for roundtrip.

Most Popular U.S. Destinations and Avg. Roundtrip Airfare
Las Vegas, $290
Denver, $270
Chicago, $258
Orlando, $265
Los Angeles, $368

Looking abroad, travelers are also interested in visiting “destination cities,” such as Cancun, Paris and Toronto.
Most Popular International Destinations and Avg. Roundtrip Airfare
Cancun, $425
San Juan,$411
Manila, $902
Paris, $1,094
Toronto, $316

The average prices above are based on bookings made on CheapOair.com by July 30th for travel between September 4th and September 7th. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, are subject to change, and cannot be guaranteed.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://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.