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April 05, 2011 13:54 ET

Cheapflights Brings Inspiration Search to Facebook

"Travel Inspiration" App Adds New Spin to Trip Planning

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Cheapflights, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has added a new spin to its Facebook page, literally. Now, with the Travel Inspiration application, Cheapflights Facebook users in the U.S., U.K. and Canada can spin the globe to spark their travel imaginations.

Modeled after the successful "Be Inspired" tab on the Cheapflights Web sites, the new Facebook application combines a playful interface with travel inspiration, asking users to simply click on the flag of their home country and select their departure point. From there, they have the option to add details such as budget, continent, trip type (beaches, adventure, family, etc.) and/or timeframe (next 30 days, two months or three months). The app does the rest, delivering a destination suggestion and specific flight deals for the trip.

"We are striving to put the fun back into travel and travel planning," said Chris Cuddy, CEO of Cheapflights Media. "There's a vast world of travel opportunities, and sometimes all that's missing is a spark of inspiration. Because our app is tied to real deals, we not only whet users' appetites for new places, but give them the concrete pricing and availability they need to book a great adventure."

"This app is also the perfect fit for the newest wave of budget-driven travelers -- those willing to be adventurous, try new things, and go further than they've gone before to make the most of their holiday budget. Our app opens their eyes to new choices and affordable alternatives," adds Cuddy.

The Facebook application puts inspiration search at the heart of the social media universe, where users share and compare travel plans and aspirations, but that's not all. Each spin of the globe brings a chance to be entered into a golden pin sweepstake. If a user and two friends all find a gold pin while using our Facebook application, they all win a chance to enter for a weekly prize.

About Cheapflights Media
Cheapflights Media is an international media network providing users with different ways to find low cost travel. Since 1996, Cheapflights Media has been helping consumers research, compare and save on domestic and international travel. Our flagship brand, Cheapflights, is one of the largest flight deals publishers, delivering over 4 million deals daily. With brand-name deals on airline tickets from more than 300 partners and 600 airlines and a team of travel experts hand picking the best offerings, Cheapflights offers visitors a mix of deals they can't find anywhere else. There are currently Cheapflights sites for the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit www.cheapflights.com.

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