FareChase Teams with USATODAY.com

11th Jul 2002

FareChase, Inc.
`s MarketView(TM)
software has been selected by USATODAY.com to deliver snapshots of the best
airfares found across the Web to users of its new travel Web site, USATODAY.com
MarketView(TM) can be used to perform simultaneous searches of airline Web
sites and leading online travel agencies for comparative fares on popular
routes. The FareChase solution powers the “Fare Compare” data published each
Thursday by USATODAY.com Travel. It allows users to compare prices before
choosing where to purchase tickets.


  “USA TODAY`s readers travel frequently, and often book their travel
online. And like other Internet users, many compare prices before they buy,”
said Andrew Sherry, USATODAY.com`s director of Online Ventures. “By supplying
airfare comparisons from FareChase`s MarketView(TM), we hope to give our
customers a head start on that process. USATODAY.com Travel is designed to be
the starting point for smarter travel.”
“Travel works online, it`s a very virtual product,” says Krista Pappas,
SVP of FareChase. “That`s why an estimated 20 percent of all travel will be
booked on the Internet this year.”
The National Business Travel Association recently found that 99 percent of
business travelers report that they find cheaper fares on the Web than
negotiated business rates provided by corporate travel managers.
“With such a wide disparity in fares, it is no wonder that users go to
four or five different Web sites to compare prices before booking. Our
breakthrough technology meets the demand of the smart USATODAY.com Travel
shopper for ease and convenience in comparing airfare prices,” added Pappas.
Through its proprietary Web automation technology, FareChase`s
MarketView(TM) offers real-time pricing data for acquiring a snapshot of
airfare inventory by monitoring and benchmarking competitive airfare

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