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CheapTickets.com Re-launches Event Tickets Website and Offers 10% Off Event Tickets and Hotel Stays

Monday, July 30, 2012

CheapTickets.com Re-launches Event Tickets Website and Offers 10% Off Event Tickets and Hotel Stays07:00 EDT Monday, July 30, 2012CheapTickets Reveals Lists of Top 10 Events for Late SummerCHICAGO, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopping for the hottest sports, concert and theater tickets ? including sold out events ? just got better with the relaunch today of the CheapTickets Events website which includes tickets to more than 30,000 summer events and an additional 10 percent kick-off discount on all event tickets and select hotel stays on CheapTickets.com.The overhauled CheapTickets Events website (available at www.cheaptickets.com/events or by clicking the "Event Tickets & More" tab on the CheapTickets.com homepage) provides convenience and greater ease-of-use when purchasing tickets to top events nationwide, in combination with access to low air fares, hotel and rental car rates always available on CheapTickets.com. Highlights of the new site include:Geo-targeted homepage displaying the most popular events in a customer's area with the ability to easily switch to view events in other locations Interactive seat map providing a seamless process for selecting seats and viewing pricing Weekend Finder helping customers find last-minute tickets to top weekend events in their area Easy-to-use shopping cart allowing consumers to purchase event tickets, parking and party passes all with a single checkout page Best value in events with competitive pricing on all tickets, plus a 10 percent discount on hotel stays with the purchase of any ticket.1 This week only, customers will also receive 10 percent off all event tickets using the promotion code Tickets10.2  "According to a recent survey by CheapTickets.com, nearly 65 percent of consumers attend theater shows, sporting events or concerts when traveling. CheapTickets is the only site where customers can buy any event ticket and get a promotion code for a discount on a hotel so there is no better bargain when traveling or planning a night out that includes an event and hotel stay," said Will Misloski, vice president of CheapTickets.com.  "Launching the new Events site with 10 percent off all tickets and hotel stays makes CheapTickets a one-stop shop for planning an entire vacation on the cheap."CheapTickets' new ticketing capabilities are made possible through a partnership with Ticket Evolution, a leading ticket exchange. Event tickets will also be available on CheapTickets' sister site Orbitz.com beginning this fall. "We are excited to launch this partnership with CheapTickets and Orbitz and provide an amazing new channel for ticket sellers to reach consumers," said Drew Gainor, vice president and co-founder of Ticket Evolution. "As a technology leader in the secondary ticket industry we are providing the online travel consumer an easy way to attend live events in the best seats possible."Summer's Hottest EventsConsumers are now booking last minute summer trips and looking to fill them with fun activities and events. According to event bookings made on CheapTickets.com, concerts make up half of the top ten most popular events in August. America's favorite pastime ? baseball  ? is also a popular choice for consumers. Take a sneak peak at ten of the top events in August based on ticket sales made on CheapTickets.com.CheapTickets.com Top 10 Events for Late Summer2RankEvent1Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw2Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan3One Direction4Wicked5The Book Of Mormon6Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees7Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals8San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers9Dave Matthews Band10Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest DaysTo get a great deal on tickets to one of the hottest summer events visit www.cheaptickets.com/events. Terms & Conditions:1Buy any event ticket and book a qualifying hotel between July 30, 2012 12:00AM (CST) and December 31, 2012 11:59PM (CST), for 1 or more nights for travel between July 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012 via CheapTickets and instantly receive 10% off your booking through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferrable and not for resale. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. CheapTickets reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. 2Purchase an event ticket between July 30, 2012 12:00AM CST and August 5, 2012 11:59PM (CST) via CheapTickets.com/events and instantly receive 10% off through the use of the promotion code Tickets10. Limit one discount per ticket and one promotion code per booking. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason.  Promotion codes are non-transferrable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. CheapTickets.com/events reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Excludes shipping or any other service fees.3The top summer events are based on tickets purchased on CheapTickets.com for events taking place August 1 ? September 3, 2012.About CheapTickets.comCheapTickets is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its website, www.cheaptickets.com. CheapTickets provides consumers access to its collection of airfares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to cheap flights, CheapTickets' family of discounted travel products also includes cheap hotels, cheap cruises, cheap rental cars, cheap vacation packages, condo rentals and Last Minute Trips. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets is a brand that is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). OWW also owns and operates Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), ebookers (http://www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.net/hotel.reservations/), RatesToGo (http://www.ratestogo.com/Hotels-Last-Minute/EN) and the Away Network (http://www.away.com).About Ticket EvolutionTicket Evolution is a ticketing technology company that has developed a revolutionary, automated ticket uploader application. This technology has changed the modus operandi for secondary market ticket brokers and aggregators by sending their inventory files to multiple exchanges. There are many features included with this technology. The point of sale system integrates real time purchasing, and automatically coordinates with inventory, shipping, record keeping, and order management for maximum user functionality. In addition, Ticket Evolution has integrated mobile technology and third party application programming interfaces including accounting suites and marketing tools to increase the efficiency of the program. Learn more at www.ticketevolution.com.SOURCE CheapTickets.comFor further information: Marita Hudson Thomas, +1-312-260-8304, marita.hudson@cheaptickets.com