MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vayama.com, the only online travel agency in the United States that specializes in international travel, along with NPR (National Public Radio) stations across the country are partnering together to offer international travel promotions during seasonal pledge drives. Contributors to the pledge drive automatically receive entry in sweepstakes to win international travel prizes such as airfare and hotel accommodations to destinations worldwide as well as travel vouchers that can be used on Vayama.com. Participating stations include KQED San Francisco, WNYC New York City, WBUR Boston, and WBEZ Chicago.
"As an international travel company we support and agree with NPR's objective to provide its audience with a deeper understanding and appreciation of ideas and cultures worldwide," said Thomas Kent, vice president of marketing at Vayama.com. "We are thrilled to be working with NPR and hope the international travel prizes we are offering encourage people to donate to the organization so they can continue their mission to deliver the most important stories and insights happening worldwide."
Vayama provided KQED San Francisco, which serves Northern California and is the most listened to public radio station in the nation, with two $1,000 vouchers to be used on Vayama.com. This month KQED hosted a weeklong fundraiser and during one day of the drive two contributors had a chance to win one voucher each.
Also during the month of May, Vayama provided WNYC, New York's flagship public radio station that broadcasts programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, with two $2,000 vouchers to be used on Vayama.com. During the fundraising drive, contributors were automatically entered into the sweepstakes and two were selected to win the vouchers.
In March, Vayama provided Boston's WBUR, which produces and airs more than 25 hours of locally produced programs each week and reaches approximately 500,000 listeners weekly, with a trip for two to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band live in Dublin on July 18, 2012. The trip to Ireland includes two round-trip flights from Boston and five nights accommodations at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin.
In October of this year, Vayama will donate travel vouches to WBEZ Chicago, a noncommercial public radio station that has been serving the people of Chicago since 1943. Travel vouchers that can be used on Vayama.com will be a part of WBEZ's fall fundraiser and listeners will be automatically entered into a raffle for the vouchers upon donation.
Vayama is an online travel agency that is uniquely focused on international travel offering its customers with a vast selection of flights including inventory not available on other websites. The company provides a simplified search option allowing its customers with the ability to search, select and book airfare with just three clicks of the mouse. Vayama offers hundreds of international airlines, hotels and car rentals all in one place with more discounted international flights than any other website and unique discounts and promotions that are not available elsewhere.
For more information about Vayama's donations to NPR, please visit http://www.vayama.com/travel-deals/vayama-on-npr/.
Vayama is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. The company offers travelers a vast selection of flights through its online booking engine that taps into inventory not available on other online travel websites. Launched in 2007, Vayama has continued to expand its online international travel services to include features such as 24/7 customer service, premium economy airfare, hotels, activities and car rentals.
About Travix International B.V.
Vayama is part of Travix International B.V., a global travel company that manages an extensive portfolio of international travel websites operating under the brands: Vayama (USA), CheapTickets (Europe & Asia), Vliegwinkel.nl (Netherlands), BudgetAir (The Netherlands, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, France and Spain), Flugladen (Germany) and EasyToBook.com (Worldwide).
Travix operates in 16 countries, employs 500 staff and has combined sales in excess of USD $1.2Billion.