Have Vote, Will Travel; Site59 Offers Additional $59 Off Last-Minute Getaways to Swing States

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 13, 2004–Site59, the leading online provider of discount last-minute getaways, announces a deal that even George W. Bush and John Kerry couldn’t debate: bargain-priced travel packages to presidential election swing states on sale Oct. 20 – Nov. 2.

The Nov. 2 race for the White House is heating up with polls showing the candidates in a dead heat. Site59 encourages voters to take advantage of its inexpensive packages to Florida, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states with electoral votes still in full swing. To make it even easier for travelers to chat up locals about President Bush, Senator Kerry, or even third-party candidate Ralph Nader, cities in the swing states including West Palm Beach, Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia are on sale at an additional $59 off of packages that are $300 or more.

Site59 Last-Minute Getaways are dynamic travel packages that include the traveler’s selected combination of round-trip flights, hotels and rental cars. They are available 14 days up to three hours before departure from more than 100 cities in the United States and Canada. All Site59 flights are eligible for frequent flyer mile credit.

    Last-Minute Getaways that will be on sale include:

    West Palm Beach, Fla.: Rock the Boat...er, Vote

Sample price from New York City: flight +2 nights hotel from $357pp double (take $59 off $714)

The dimpled chad jokes have been retired, but with 27 electoral votes up for grabs, all eyes are on Florida again. Head to this swing state’s beautiful beaches to campaign for a little R & R while persuading locals to vote for the candidate of your choice.

Detroit: Detroit Rock the Vote City

Sample price from New York City: flight +2 nights hotel from $250pp double (take $59 off $500)

Motor to Motown in time to make a difference in the battle over who will get Michigan’s 17 precious presidential electoral votes.

“With the election on everyone’s minds, Site59 feels a responsibility to give voters a chance to travel to swing states to support their candidates,” said Robert Albert, general manager of Site59. “Combined with our most recent addition to the site, our new 59th-Minute Dash search engine, there are plenty of reasons for travelers to log on to Site59 and hit the road.”

About SITE59(R)

Named for the 59th, or last minute, SITE59(R) is a recognized leader in technology and creative content for last-minute online travel, and is owned by Travelocity(R), a Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) company. Beyond accolades and best of web awards from Forbes, CNN, The Wall St. Journal, The NBC Today Show, Readers Digest, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, and many more, Site59 is credited with developing the industry’s premier real-time packaging technology. Site59 has a patent-pending system that automates and assembles inventory in real-time from over 3300 industry suppliers — including major airlines, hotel companies, car rental companies, and hundreds of specialty providers worldwide. Site59’s technology and supplier relationships are the cornerstones of the company’s successful ASP distribution product. Additional information and offerings can be viewed at www.Site59.com.

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