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Expedia Kicks Off College Football Season With Deals And Travel Guide For Top College Towns

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia®, the world's leading online travel agency, today kicked off its support for college football with two programs: a nationwide College Football Travel Guide featuring a guide to 29 top college football towns, and deals at more than 3,000 hotels nationwide in college football destinations.  As part of the College Football Travel Guide, travel blogger Jeremy Branham of Budget Travel Adventures is traveling to nine top games to report on his travel experience in real time on Expedia and through Twitter.

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The College Football Travel Guide features the top college towns, based on data from StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, showcasing which schools have the most loyal fan base both at home and on the road. The guide, which is at www.expedia.com/collegefootball, provides fans with information about how to best experience each college town the way a fan and traveler should, with information on where to stay, what to do in town, and game day tips like recommendations on where to find the best pre- and post-game food and drinks.

"Travel is all about culture and in the U.S., college football towns each have their own legendary cultures that every fan should experience," said Joe Megibow, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com®. "Tapping into travel blogger Jeremy Branham's yearly tour of college towns is an excellent example of the kind of loyalty that college football inspires. For alumni, students and fans who want to experience college towns not just as a football fan but from a travel experience, Expedia has college football travel tips and deals available that ensure that every fan can follow their team spirit, wherever it leads them."

The 2012 College Football Travel Tour with ExpediaLifelong traveler Jeremy Branham was raised in South Carolina, in the heart of the football-mad American South. He took his first solo road trip to watch his beloved South Carolina team play their arch-rival Clemson, at Clemson ( South Carolina defeated Clemson 33-7). The experience was transformative. Jeremy now executes an annual College Football Travel Tour. Expedia is the title sponsor of the 2012 edition.

Jeremy will attend nine signature games during the 2012 season, beginning with Notre Dame versus Navy on September 1, in Dublin, Ireland, and closing at a bowl game that will be announced at a later date. Branham's gridiron schedule includes:

 

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