Cheap Tickets Unveils New Web Site

5th Dec 2002

Trip Network, Inc.

unveiled a fully remodeled Cheap Tickets` Web site with new features, more
discounted inventory, and enhanced resources for savvy, value-conscious travel
Nearly all aspects of the popular site have been improved with many new
features, including expanded search options and greater personalization
features that make the site easier to navigate, and accelerate the search and
purchase processes.  Complementing an already extensive collection of
discounted leisure travel products, including discounted airfare, car rentals,
hotel accommodations, Last Minute Trips and cruises, specific enhancements include:

-  New look and feel with enhanced navigation;

-  Removal of log-in requirement for searches;

-  More hotels at lower prices than ever before;

-  Up to five times as many airfare combinations returned for each
      search through Trip Network`s implementation of ITA Software`s

-  Added search preferences for flights, allowing customers to search by
      schedule, preferred carriers, child and senior fares, and first and
      business class tickets;

-  E-ticketing within six hours of departure;

-  Access to a multitude of travel specials and offers, hundreds of
      discounted vacation packages, and thousands of ski packages that
      include accommodations and lift tickets, and even ski rentals;

-  More travel tools and resources, such as tips to save money and other
      features, including:

-  My Trips(SM), which allows customers access to saved and booked
        itineraries and complete destination information for easy
        reference that can be e-mailed to friends and travel companions;

-  My Profile(SM), which easily stores personal information such as
        home airport, frequent flier numbers, and purchase information to
        save time and effort;

-  Destination Guides and Resources, including Fodor`s travel guides
        to help travelers plan activities at their destinations, with
        additional resources like weather, airport maps, street maps, and
        driving directions;

-  FlightTracker(SM), which allows visitors to track flights in
        real-time throughout North America

  “Cheap Tickets is a long-standing favorite that has been synonymous with
great travel deals for more than 16 years and our new site makes it even
easier for customers to optimize their trips with valuable travel options and
without hidden or complicated fees,” said Jacob Stepan, chief operating
officer of Trip Network, Inc.

has been rebuilt using the booking engine and travel
resources of its affiliated site,, and primarily utilizes Galileo


`s Apollo(R) reservations system to search and process travel
transactions.  To round out its hotel offering, the new Cheap Tickets` site
has also added inventory and content from to provide more
destination and properties at lower average nightly rates than ever before.

“The new Web site represents the strength and value of Trip Network`s
affiliation with Cendant, and is a perfect example of leveraging our
relationship with Cendant and its affiliated assets to deliver greater value
to consumers and suppliers while increasing revenue for Trip Network, Cendant
and our travel marketing partners,” added Stepan.
“Cheap Tickets is the `Best Kept Secret in Travel` and we`re letting even
more people in on our great travel deals with the new site,” said Evans
Gebhardt, chief marketing officer of Trip Network, Inc.  “The products and
resources offered through Cheap Tickets are magnified as part of Trip Network,
and we`ll continue to add new features and advanced technology to deliver even
more value and service to our customers and affiliated partners.”
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