CheapTickets is an American company providing online travel services to their customers across the world. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Presently, they operate as the wholly owned subsidiary of Expedia, which one of the most popular travel companies globally.
The slogan of the company is “Cheap is Good”. The company allows their customers to book flight tickets, cars, cruises, vacation packages, hotels, and many more. Along with their main website, the company also offer a mobile application for iOS as well as Android users. They offer a network affiliate program to the people through which people can earn additional revenue. The website of the company has more than 60 million unique customers in a month. There are more than 260,000 properties throughout the world that can be booked through their site.
Furthermore, the people can book flights of around 400 airlines. In 2013, the gross bookings of the company were US$ 39.5 billion. Presently, the company operates in more than 70 countries across the world.
The company was started by Michael J. Hartley and Sandra Hartley in 1986 when advertising tickets through classified ads. The first call center of the organization was opened in 1987. After that, they expanded to other cities by opening call centers in the cities of Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Lakeport. It was acquired by Cendant in 2000 who sold it Orbitz Worldwide in 2006. However, Expedia acquired Orbitz along with the CheapTickets.