SOURCE: CheapOair


November 03, 2009 15:52 ET

CheapOair Pledges to Train and Employ Under-Privileged Youth in New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - CheapOair, a top ten online travel booking agency, is proud to announce its continuing partnership with the Covenant House. Deepening a 3-year relationship with the Covenant House, CheapOair began the first of a series of 6-week long Agent Training Programs on September 8, 2009 at Covenant House to help the young adults learn valuable skills that can translate into future job opportunities.

The goal of the program is to teach entry level basics needed to become a travel professional. CheapOair is committed to training and hiring under-privileged youth from the Covenant House and other shelters in the New York area. "As our company grows, we feel the need to give back to our community, which will mean providing employment opportunities as well as providing access to training facilities to people who otherwise would not have access to such programs," said Sam Jain, President and CEO of CheapOair.

Sam added that, "The students are all very excited and are looking forward to joining us or other travel companies after the program is completed. They will all also receive a certificate of training completion."

CheapOair also held an employee drive for clothing and other daily items needed by Covenant House youth. In addition, Sam Jain, presented Mr. Jerome Kilbane, Executive Director of Covenant House with a $5,000 donation.

CheapOair will conduct four training programs per year, two at Covenant House and two at Ali Forney Center, starting after the new year. To learn more about the Agent Training Program visit CheapOair website at, CheapOair Charitable Endeavors.

About CheapOair is the 7th largest online booking travel site and is a leading supplier of airfares, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages. CheapOair offers the best in value with attractive solutions for today's savvy traveler. Their portfolio of products includes over 100 million airfare combinations on over 400 airlines, low airfare guarantees, 85,000 negotiated hotel rates, and the technological foundation to deliver affordable tickets to every region in the world. For CheapOair information, call 866-636-9088 or visit

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