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And it's one -- three million people are expected to fly this weekend this holiday week and in many of them are paying higher fares than usual.
Higher fares could mean less flying so.
What's that mean for online travel site like orbits joining us now is CEO.
Barney Hartford Barney good to see you get great to see you appreciate.
All right so is it getting harder to find airline deals well you know FS are certainly increasing but there are absolutely deals to -- -- past.
We've seen a significant increase over Thanksgiving in terms of fares and hotel rates to folks -- paying.
But as we look forward to Christmas and Christmas travel planning season -- -- deals to be had if you look at Europe for example.
The exchange rates compared to a couple of years mean to some really good values we've got dollars really -- about it over the past year for example you can get to London or Paris.
-- night vacation -- a hotel for 11112100 dollar some really good deals we have pretty good but it generally speaking.
International fair affairs is -- you'll find more organs of domestic -- that's -- domestic -- we're seeing increases of over 10% year on year whereas domestically is it's India it's in the -- -- are there any cities that are worse than others for example is is New York -- Las Vegas in terms of flying -- you know it really agrees it's really as what we've seen across -- possible but I would -- I would say there's -- deals to be had as we look for the Christmas travel -- season there's also really could drive time -- we have.
-- a lot of folks -- down downgrading in terms of -- amount they spend the some really good vacation now office we have in Florida for example or nine Southern California how about this southwest how about Arizona within Las Vegas in particular -- -- -- was just in -- couple weeks ago and -- -- certainly -- and is definitely had good -- just we -- especially -- bunch -- apparently with a -- Buying a hotel.
On the flight together.
It always -- of the copper price itself better to wait until the last senator do -- -- hair I would absolute studio which indeed this weekend's a great time to be shopping for Christmas travel.
What about don't have the passengers they say those those dead weeks after the -- are those the best you know January if you if you can take that we could January as an -- great time to be expo and will you know.
How does all this affect orbits your business strategy we huddled -- -- actually seen a real resurgence a European business of the focus is is really -- we were up 39% in the last quarter.
-- what we've seen is a significant growth in the international mix of our rev up business.
And in the hopes on the -- and and -- found new ways is of advertise selling your wares to write bad for exam that's right now on the mobile side we've done launched a groundbreaking all of its iPad that -- for hotels isn't and his example.
Actually allows you to go and see you well hotels are you destination and then just explore fuel -- -- from hotels it's really seamless.
And you can book a hotel in just three taps while is that just iPad are you gonna do it on other products as we absolutely have no lapse -- -- for android iPhone etc.
But we wanted to already explored the that the unique -- Style of the act thankful for the hotel booking experience on -- -- -- you guys holding up against the opposition against the yeah.
The competition you'll wind velocity -- awaiting Priceline we we just signed a new deal -- gonna be parroting the AOL travel.
From -- going forward and another really really exciting -- as American Express we look -- growth in the lawsuit with American Airlines that says settling absolutely I think I think we -- with dealing -- feeling good about positioned for that -- -- -- -- -- to have a better.
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