Site59 Adds 20 North American Departure Cities; Get Up and Go… From Even More Places

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 24, 2005–Site59(R), the industry leader in last-minute travel, announces there are now 20 new North American departure cities from which travelers can leave and find bargain Last-Minute Weekend Getaways, bringing the and Travelocity’s Last Minute Deals number of available departure cities to 151.

“Our continued expansion into new cities in North America means new customers can take advantage of deeply discounted, exciting Last-Minute Weekend Getaways,” said Site59 General Manager Robert Albert. “Shorter trips booked within a week of departure are a growing trend, and Site59 is able to provide bargain weekend packages to hundreds of destinations in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

Newly added cities from which travelers can leave for a Last-Minute Weekend Getaway include:

  Augusta, Ga.          AGS           Maui                  OGG

  Bangor/Bar Harbor     BGR           Monterey, Calif.      MRY

  Bozeman/Big Sky       BZN           Palm Springs          PSP

  Corpus Christi        CRP           Quebec City           YQB

  Gulfport/Biloxi       GPT           Roanoke               ROA

  Halifax               YHZ           San Luis Obispo       SBP

  Idaho Falls           IDA           Santa Barbara         SBA

  Jackson Hole          JAC           Shreveport            SHV

  Kalispell             FCA           Springfield, Mo.      SGF

  Key West              EYW           Wilmington, N.C.      ILM

With packaging technology that combines inventory from more than 3200 hotels, airlines, car rental companies, and specialty providers worldwide, Site59, a Travelocity company, showcases online deals that, when booked within seven days of departure, represent savings of up to 70%.

Travelers can choose from hundreds of domestic and international destinations, running the gamut from Belize and Boston to Bermuda and Brussels. Combined as Flight + Hotel, Flight + Car, and Hotel + Car–with optional extras and recommended restaurants and sights–these packages fit the needs of spontaneous travelers who want to get up and go this weekend, or every weekend.

Unlike other discount travel providers, Site59 reveals the important trip details up front, so travelers know complete price, flight, and hotel information before they commit. All flights are eligible for frequent flier miles, and trips can be booked from 14 days to three hours before departure. Site59 packages average approximately $350 per person.

Site59 Last-Minute Getaways and sample prices (at press time) include:

Portland, Ore.: The Secret’s Out. The city commonly known as America’s best kept secret has become one of the country’s most popular destinations. From Bozeman/Big Sky, MT: Flight + Hotel starts at $247/pp

Memphis, Tenn.: Tickled Pink in the City of Blues. Love it tender, love it true–there’s nothing like Memphis for a weekend of blues and barbecue. From Augusta, GA: Flight + Hotel starts at $285/pp

Las Vegas, Nev.: Sin City Revival. Hallelujah! The original city of sin is back to its wily ways. From Palm Springs, CA: Flight + Hotel starts at $291/pp

New Orleans, La.: Bye-Bye Bayou Budget Blues. You don’t have to spend beaucoup bucks to tap into the French Quarter’s American je ne sais quoi. From Corpus Christi, TX: Flight + Hotel starts at $292/pp

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About SITE59

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, 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 2600 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

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