CheapTickets Tells College Students: Take a Break!

Online Travel Company Offers Great Deals to Traditional Spring Break Destinations

Encourages Students to Consider Volunteer Getaways

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Every February, within the dead of winter, one thought prevails amongst college students suffering through mid- terms: Is Spring Break here yet?

CheapTickets ( http://www.cheaptickets.com/ ), a leading online agency for cheap travel, rescues students from the brink of midterm burnout and provides these weary souls with deals to historical hotspots and volunteer vacations that college students desperately desire to travel to this Spring Break.

“Spring Break is the one time of the year for students to travel with friends and explore the world before they graduate and go into the workforce,” said Marita Hudson, from the CheapTickets’ Cheap Squad. “Whether it’s hanging with friends in Cabo or traveling to an impoverished destination to help humankind, CheapTickets can assist students with making their Spring Break dreams a reality.”

Top Ten Traditional Destinations for College Spring Break

Each Spring, in a migratory pattern as sure as the marching of penguins, college students are heading to the beach in droves. According to CheapTickets’ staff picks of historically busy college vacation towns, hotel booking data identifies the top ten spots where college students are headed in March 2006 to make many unforgettable Spring Break memories.

CheapTickets Top Ten College
Spring Break Destinations (1)

1 Miami, FL
2 Daytona, FL
3 Key West, FL
4 South Padre Island, TX
5 Bahamas
6 Panama City
7 Jamaica
8 Cancun
9 Acapulco
10 San Jose Cabo

(1) Spring Break destinations were nominated by CheapTickets Staff and
ranked using aggregate hotel booking data. Rankings are based on
CheapTickets hotel bookings as of 2-13-06 for March Arrivals.
Aggregate bookings on CheapTickets likely include customers outside
the scope of 18-22 years old.

Some deals to these top traditional spring break destinations include:

Miami Madness $449*: Fly from Boston to Miami, Travel Dates: March 13-17,
Accommodations: 3-star Wyndham Grand Bay, Package includes: flight and
hotel

All-Inclusive Cancun Fiesta $813*: Fly from Chicago to Cancun, Travel
Dates: March 13-17, Accommodations: 4-star all-inclusive Blue Bay Getaway
& Spa, Package includes: flight, hotel, meals and some entertainment

Bahamas Delight $737**: Fly from New York to Nassau, Bahamas, Travel
Dates: March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Radisson Cable Beach & Golf
Resort, Package includes: flight and hotel

Top Three Staff Picks of volunteer Destinations for College Spring Break

While Spring Break is a time to rest, relax and party for some, CheapTickets is encouraging students this year to think about the needs of others and use the time to explore, experience and ignite social change. Below are CheapTickets’ Staff Picks of great destinations to volunteer during Spring Break and great deals to the regions.

Clean up the streets of the gulf coast: The Gulf Coast, which includes New
Orleans, LA, Biloxi, MS and Foley, AL, is known for its unique
architecture, spicy Southern cuisine and smooth sounds of jazz. Hurricane
Katrina has compromised the beauty of the Coast and clean up efforts are
underway to help restore balance in the region. think MTV and United Way
will welcome 100 students, through its Storm Corps project, from all over
the country to help rebuild Biloxi, MS and Foley, AL. To find out more
about Storm Corps as well as other opportunities to volunteer over Spring
Break, log on to http:www.think.mtv.com .

Gulf Coast Cleanup $592**: Fly from Atlanta to New Orleans, Travel Dates:
March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Holiday Inn French Quarter, Package
includes: flight and hotel

Protect Endangered Species in Hawaii: Environmentally-conscious students
can spend their Spring Break in beautiful Hawaii and help protect
endangered species. Check out the Haleakala National Park where
volunteers can monitor endangered bird populations. For more information
about Haleakala National Park, or other environmentally-related volunteer
opportunities, visit the National Park Service website at
http://www.nps.gov/volunteer .

Help Endangered Species in Hawaii $821**: Fly from Las Vegas to Hawaii,
Travel Dates: March 20-24, Accommodations: 3-star Royal Lahaina Resort,
Package includes: flight and hotel

Build a house in Santa Fe: Join a work team and build a house in Santa Fe,
New Mexico, or another exciting location with Habitat for Humanity.
Students can volunteer as a group through the Collegiate Challenge program
or individually through the Global Village department. For more
information on how to partner with Habitat to build houses and eliminate
poverty housing, call 1-800-HABITAT or visit http://www.habitat.org/ .

Build in Santa Fe $516***: Fly from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, Travel Dates:
March 27-31, Accommodations: 3-star Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe,
Package includes: flight and hotel

For more information on Spring Break deals and more, visit http://www.cheaptickets.com/ .

*Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on
2/21/06 for travel from 3/13/06 — 3/17/06 and may not represent current
prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating
prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult,
based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will
vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel
selected, hotel room category, and availability.

**Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on
2/21/06 for travel from 3/20/06 — 3/24/06 and may not represent current
prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating
prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult,
based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will
vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel
selected, hotel room category, and availability.

***Sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on
2/21/06 for travel from 3/27/06 — 3/31/06 and may not represent current
prices because or real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating
prices and availability. Vacation package prices shown are for one adult,
based on double-occupancy, include applicable taxes and fees, and will
vary by selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel
selected, hotel room category, and availability.

About CheapTickets

CheapTickets is a leading seller of discounted leisure travel products online through its Web site, http://www.cheaptickets.com/ . CheapTickets provides consumers access to its exclusive collection of unpublished airfares, as well as regularly published fares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to air, CheapTickets’ family of discounted travel products also includes hotel accommodations, cruises, rental cars, vacation packages, condo rentals and Last Minute Trips. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets is part of the Consumer Travel Americas group within Cendant’s Travel Distribution Services Division.

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