SOURCE: Yapta, Inc.

Yapta, Inc.

September 24, 2009 07:00 ET

Yapta.com Introduces Frugal Travel Flaunts on Facebook

Share Flight and Hotel Savings With Friends by Flaunting It on Your Facebook Wall

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - Yapta.com, an online travel shopping service that monitors airfare and hotel prices for travelers, today announced a unique social feature that allows travelers to flaunt their airfare or hotel savings on Facebook -- and point their friends to a potential travel deal.

Hundreds-of-thousands of travelers currently use Yapta to track airfare and hotel prices and to be alerted to savings when their select flights or hotels drop in price. With Yapta's introduction of Frugal Travel Flaunts, travelers can now choose to flaunt their savings on Facebook once they've acted on an alert and booked at a reduced price -- or when they're alerted to a refund or credit from their airline on purchased tickets that have dropped in price.

Yapta users with a Facebook account can post their Frugal Travel Flaunts on their Wall and have friends see them in their news feed. The flaunts consist of short messages such as, "I found a $116 refund by tracking price drops on a purchased flight with Yapta," or, "I saved 20% on a flight to Chicago by tracking price drops with Yapta."

"It gives travelers an opportunity to celebrate on Facebook when they've scored a great deal on a particular flight or hotel -- or when they're credited on an airline ticket that they've already booked," said Tom Romary, president and CEO of Yapta.com. "It also has the potential to help travelers spotlight a deal for their friends on Facebook who may have an interest in the same trip. After all, a friend who can find travel deals for you is a friend worth keeping."

Additionally, travelers can now also use Yapta to post the trips they're planning on Facebook. Whether traveling for business or leisure, sharing travel plans on Facebook can lead to meet-up and networking opportunities or valuable travel tips on places to stay, eat and explore.

About Yapta.com

Yapta.com, Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant, provides do-it-yourself travel planners with the tools and information needed to get the best value on their travel arrangements. Yapta enables travelers to find their ideal flights and hotel rooms, track specific airfare and hotel rates, and to be alerted when prices drop -- or when they hit a designated price-point. Bringing to light pro-consumer "guaranteed airfare" policies offered by many airlines, Yapta also helps travelers obtain an airline travel voucher when the price of their purchased ticket becomes available for less. For more information visit: www.yapta.com.

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