In an on-going effort to provide unparalleled
last-minute getaway options for consumers, Site59å®, the industry leader in last-minute
packages and dynamic packaging technology, announces several new product
New features include extended departure options for Hawaii,
mid-week departure and return options for Las Vegas, and a last-minute trip
protection plan. Site59
has also added “Quick
Shop” buttons on the homepage, enabling consumers
to rapidly search for and locate packages within popular travel categories.
In addition to regular Thursday, Friday and Saturday departures with Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday returns, travelers can now experience the bright lights
of Las Vegas during the middle of the week with last-minute bookings through
Site59. Flights now depart from all of Site59`s 36 origination cities on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, with Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday return
dates. In addition, Site59 has added new Wednesday departures to Hawaii.
, together with Access America, introduces a
new trip protection plan. Site59`s trip protection plan is designed
specifically for last-minute getaways and costs only $23 per person to
protect the travelers` well-being and trip investment. Benefits of the trip
protection plan include coverage for trip cancellation/interruption up to
$1,000; baggage loss, $1,000; emergency medical and dental, $10,000;
emergency medical transportation, $20,000; and travel accident, $25,000.
The trip protection program also provides baggage delay coverage when bags
are missing for more than 12 hours, rather than the standard 24, and travel
delay coverage goes into effect when a trip is delayed only six hours,
rather than the usual 12.
In a constant effort to simplify the many options for purchasing travel,
Site59 has added “Quick Shop” buttons to the
homepage. These buttons link directly to many of Site59`s
most popular getaway packages, which are
conveniently grouped into specific travel categories: Sun & Beach,
Vegas/Casino, Music, International, Kids/Family, Golf, Luxury and Top
“We are consistently improving our product and options based on consumer
demand. New partnerships with companies such as Access America, as well as
new departure and return dates for popular destinations, enable Site59 to
offer even more attractive last-minute choices,” said Damon Tassone, General
Manager of Site59.
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