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|Orbitz Hits it Out of the Park: Get Your Tickets & Hotel for Pro Baseball's Biggest Games in 2005 in Chicago and Houston|
Package available now at Orbitz.com including two nights deluxe hotel accommodations, car rental, one ball game ticket and more
CHICAGO – October 21, 2005 – Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), the faster, easier way to find the trip you want, announced today the availability of a deluxe travel package to see game 1 or 2 of professional baseball's biggest match up of the year, beginning October 22 in Chicago. Customers who book a flight from anywhere in the U.S. flying into O'Hare or Midway Airports for the weekend of October 21-23 will have the additional option of purchasing a fully loaded package that includes one ticket to see either Game 1 or Game 2 in Chicago.
Travel packages, which will also include a ticket to games in Houston, will also be available.
"Orbitz is thrilled to offer this travel package for baseball enthusiasts – to see the game and experience everything great about the city of Chicago," said Mitch Truwit, CEO of Orbitz and CheapTickets. "At Orbitz, we strive to offer unique destination services that our customers can enjoy in order to enhance their stay in any city – and we're certain that this package, offered for each championship game, will be very enticing to many sports fans around the country."
Travel packages are provided by TSE Sports & Entertainment.
"We are excited to partner with Orbitz to offer baseball fans the opportunity to witness history in the making," said Brett Sklar, Senior Vice President, TSE Sports & Entertainment.
Once a reservation is made, customers will receive an e-mail linking them to a voucher for this baseball travel package. The printed voucher allows individuals to get their ticket to the game and redeem additional services.
Full breakfast daily
One (1) upper level outfield ticket (Sections 506 - 516, 548 - 558) to game 1 or game 2 in Chicago
Compact rental car
- Three days/two nights deluxe hotel accommodations
- based on double occupancy: meaning two people in the same room
- single occupancy is available for additional $350
- hotel will be a 3 star such as a Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton or similar type properties
- Package does not include airfare to/from Chicago
- Package does not include ground transportation to/from airport and hotel (however rental car provided)
- Wheelchair accessibility is available, but game ticketing may need to change and pricing may increase
For added convenience and a true one-stop-shopping experience, Orbitz offers travelers the ability to book hundreds of attractions and services on the site, from theme park passes and sightseeing tours to ground transportation and museum tickets. Just as Orbitz offers travelers more value when booking a flight, hotel or vacation package, the site's attractions and services product enables customers to choose and confirm their activities in advance, allowing for a pleasurable and convenient trip.
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 www.orbitz.com to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On Orbitz, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, tens of thousands of lodging properties worldwide and 16 car rental companies. Orbitz was acquired by Cendant's Travel Distribution Services division in November 2004 and is part of the Consumer Travel Americas group.
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