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Orbitz' Cure for Convention Madness

Great Get-Away Deals from New York and Boston on

Chicago, June 30, 2004 (Nasdaq: ORBZ) - Herds of political delegates, party supporters and media will soon descend upon Boston for the Democratic National Convention, July 26-29, and in New York during the Republican National Convention, August 30-September 2. New Yorkers and Bostonians seeking refuge from traffic jams and demonstrators need only look to Orbitz, the site that makes it easy to find great travel deals.

Orbitz offers fun getaway options to help Bostonians and New Yorkers leave town and avoid convention congestion caused by over 30,000 visitors expected to arrive in Boston and the 50,000 visitors expected to attend the Republican National Convention.

According to Orbitz, the top destinations for travelers flying out of Boston the week of the convention are Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco and Orlando. Following are deals to other great destinations for those wanting to escape Boston July 26 - 29:

  • Washington, D.C. (three-nights) Boston travelers don't have to go far for a great vacation. Book air transportation on United Airlines and lodging in a king room at the three-star Washington Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of Washington D.C. Price is just $319 per person including taxes.
  • Montreal, CA (three- nights) Book air transportation on United Airlines and stay at the three-star Lenouvel Hotel located in downtown Montreal. Price is $590 per person including taxes.
  • Chicago (three-nights) Book air transportation on United Airlines and stay at the four-star Amalfi Hotel Chicago in the River North District, close to the shops on Miracle Mile and convenient to the Theatre District. Price is $374 per person including taxes.
The top destinations for New Yorkers leaving the city the week of the convention are Orlando, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Denver. Potential travelers can try these other destination ideas to escape New York August 30- September 2:

  • Los Angeles (three-nights) Book air transportation on US Airways and stay at the three-star Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood, located on trendy Santa Monica Boulevard close to extraordinary dining, unique shopping and glamorous nightlife. Price is $413 per person including taxes.
  • Nassau, Bahamas (three-nights) Book air transportation on Delta Airlines and stay at the three-star Nassau Beach Hotel set amid lush tropical gardens on a 3,000-foot stretch of Cable Beach. Enjoy kayaking or reef snorkeling before drying off in the sun. Price is only $493 per person including taxes and round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel.
  • Cancun, Mexico (three-nights) Book US Airways and stay at the four-star all- inclusive Sunset Lagoon Hotel and Marina which includes round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel, all meals, drinks including unlimited domestic beer, wine and liquor, non-motorized watersports, activities and more. Price is $544 per person including taxes.
For those seeking to immerse themselves in the political scene, Orbitz is still offering hotel availability in New York City, despite the approximate 18,000 hotel rooms expected to sell out during the convention. Check out these great OrbitzSaver rates:

  • Book a room at the four-star Muse Hotel in Midtown at a rate of $396 a night.
  • Stay at the three-star Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village at a rate of $190 per night.
  • Book the three-star Murray Hill East Hotel at a rate of $250 per night.
Please note: Package prices subject to availability. Please contact Orbitz for up-to-the-minute pricing and deals from your home city.

About Orbitz

Orbitz is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its website in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, as well as rates at over 45,000 lodging properties and at 23 car rental companies. Orbitz, Inc. became a publicly traded company on Dec. 17, 2003, when its shares were listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol ORBZ. For more information on the company, visit

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