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CheapOair

February 16, 2011 10:14 ET

CheapOair Introduces New Services That Provide Travel Trend Data

Current Trends on the Most Popular Destinations and Travel Routes Help Consumers Make Educated Travel Decisions and Inform Industry Professionals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - CheapOair announces today the launch of two additions to its site, the Top 50 Destinations and the 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 CheapOair.com 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 1Q 2010 vs. 1Q 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 1Q 2011 vs 1Q 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 Las Vegas and Los Angeles still remain in the top three, while San Francisco has been replaced by Denver in 10th place.

1Q 2010 Rank 1Q 2011 Rank  
Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL  
Orlando, FL Las Vegas, NV  
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA  
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ft. Lauderdale, FL  
Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ  
Atlanta, GA Tampa, FL  
Tampa, FL Miami, FL  
Miami, FL Fort Myers, FL  
Fort Myers, FL Atlanta, GA  
San Francisco, CA Denver, CO  

Top International Destinations 1Q 2010 vs. 1Q 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.

1Q 2010 Rank 1Q 2011 Rank  
Cancun, Mexico Cancun, Mexico  
London, England Manila, Philippines  
Manila, Philippines London, England  
Mexico City, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico  
Guadalajara, Mexico San Jose, Costa Rica  
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico  
San Jose, Costa Rica Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago  
Montego Bay, Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica  
Paris, France Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  
Frankfurt, Germany Bangkok, Thailand  

Top City Pairs in 2010 vs. 2011:

The January cold weather and snow storms have impacted the top 10 travel routes booked on 2011 vs 2010, with a greater number of departures being from Minneapolis, Detroit and Boston-all cities that were heavily hit during the snow storms.

2010 Origination City 2010 Destination   2011 Origination City 2011 Destination
 
New York Ft. Lauderdale   New York Port of Spain
         
Los Angeles New York   Minneapolis Phoenix
         
New York Kingston   New York Ft Lauderdale
         
New York Port of Spain   Minneapolis Fort Myers
         
New York Los Angeles   New York Kingston
         
Ft. Lauderdale New York   Detroit Fort Myers
         
Detroit Las Vegas   Detroit Las Vegas
         
Orlando San Juan   Boston Ft Lauderdale
         
Boston Ft. Lauderdale   Boston Fort Myers
         
Los Angeles Atlanta   Philadelphia Orlando

Additional data provided by CheapOair has also shown how travelers this year have booked their destinations five weeks before they travel as compared with four weeks in 2010.

For more information about CheapOair or these new pages, please visit Top 50 destinations and Top 25 city pairs or call toll free 888-516-4914.

ABOUT CHEAPOAIR:
CheapOair is a top 10 online travel booking site and a leading supplier of airfares, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages. Backed by Travelong, which ranked 13th in the industry in Travel Weekly's esteemed 2010 "Power List," CheapOair offers the best in value with attractive solutions for today's savvy traveler. Their portfolio of products include over 100 million airfare combinations on over 400 airlines, low airfare guarantees, 100,000 negotiated hotel rates and the technological foundation to deliver affordable tickets to every region in the world. Current domestic and international travel trends are available at Top 50 Destinations and Top 25 City Pairs.For more information, call 866-636-9088 or visit www.cheapoair.com.

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