SOURCE: Yapta, Inc.

December 04, 2007 06:00 ET

Yapta Announces Firefox Compatibility

Travel Planning Website Extends Trip-Tagging Capability to Millions Who Use the Firefox Web Browser

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Yapta, Inc. (, an online travel shopping service that tracks airline ticket pricing for leisure and business travelers, today announced compatibility with the Mozilla Firefox Web browser, extending Yapta's unique "trip-tagging" capability to millions of additional online travel planners.

According to the latest data from W3Counter, Firefox is the second most popular Web browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, capturing more than 27 percent share of the total Web browser market. Mozilla estimates that currently there are at least 125 million Firefox users worldwide. Since Yapta's launch in late May 2007, support for the award-winning browser has been the feature most heavily requested by Yapta users.

"The majority of email feedback we've received has either thanked us for the service or requested Yapta as a Firefox add-on," said Tom Romary, CEO of Yapta. "We've obviously listened and are happy to be bringing a valued travel tool to a browser that is rapidly growing in popularity."

The Firefox browser add-on is currently available for download at or at the Firefox Add-ons website, Online travel planners use Yapta's browser add-on to track airfares by "tagging" (or "bookmarking") the exact flight itineraries that they want while searching on airline websites. Once a trip is tagged, all key flight information -- including price, airline and travel dates -- is automatically stored on the traveler's "My Trips" page at and users are subsequently notified via email when prices drop and when they're eligible for a travel voucher or refund from their airline.

The release of the Firefox browser add-on is a significant follow-up to other recently released features. In recent weeks, Yapta has introduced a series of innovative features, including an airfare comparison shopping tool and the ability to forward airline confirmation emails directly to to begin price tracking and refund alerts. To date, Yapta users have "tagged" more than $200 million worth of flight itineraries, which were stored conveniently in their personal "My Trips" list. Yapta subsequently delivered over $10 million in potential savings to more than 175,000 travelers and has been named one of this year's 50 Best Websites by TIME magazine.

About Yapta, Inc.

Yapta, Inc. was founded in January 2006 with the mission to assure consumers that they get the most value out of their trip planning and pay the lowest possible price for airline tickets. Yapta's online service monitors airfare price volatility and alerts consumers when the price on "tagged" flights decreases. Bringing to light pro-consumer "guaranteed airfare rules" offered by many airlines, the service helps air travelers obtain travel vouchers -- and in some cases, cash refunds -- when the price decreases on tickets that have already been purchased. Yapta also enables travelers to keep all of their flight information in one place online. For more information, visit

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