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Study Shows Travelocity Leads Online Pricing Battle against Orbitz, Expedia

Travelers looking to save time and money do not need to comparison shop for the best airfare deals. According to a five-month airfare study comparing nearly 140,000 airfares, Travelocity(R) beat or matched Expedia pricing 89 percent of the time and Orbitz 87 percent of the time. In addition, the study found that when Travelocity had the lowest fare, it saved its customers an average of more than $30.The study was conducted using FareChase’s MarketView software, which offers the first real-time non-GDS pricing analysis for assessing yield management and acquiring a snapshot of airfare inventory. The study, which was originally devised as an internal benchmarking exercise, analyzed 171 of the top 250 domestic travel routes and compared Travelocity’s pricing with two major online travel competitors, Expedia and Orbitz.

“We’ve always believed in offering the best deals available to our customers,” said Tracey Weber, vice president, air and car for Travelocity. “This study confirms our beliefs that Travelocity is the only place travelers need to visit to purchase travel. These significant savings allow travelers to more affordably enhance their trip through the purchase of “travel extras” like ski lift tickets, tickets to shows, tours and attractions, and ground transportation. Or they can simply enjoy the savings, and the satisfaction of getting a great deal.”

With Travelocity’s one-stop shop for airline tickets, consumers have access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of fares, and convenient products that make their travel shopping experience fast and easy. Tools and features available to assist travelers when searching for the best deals include