Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com Sign Distribution Deal with the Las Vegas Monorail
Chicago, IL and Las Vegas, NV, June 21, 2007- Orbitz Worldwide, a leading global online travel company, today announced a distribution partnership with the Las Vegas Monorail. Orbitz Worldwide will be the first online travel agency to offer its customers the convenience of booking Las Vegas Monorail service on its Orbitz (www.orbitz.com) and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com) websites.
Fares will be sold through the Activities path on Orbitz and CheapTickets sites, available as stand alone purchases or as add-ons for customers booking customized vacation packages to Las Vegas. Prices range from $5 to $40; ticket types offered are a single-ride, two-ride, ten-ride, unlimited one-day pass and unlimited three-day pass.
“The Orbitz and CheapTickets brands provide the Las Vegas Monorail Company a significant distribution channel that gives Las Vegas visitors a ‘one stop shop' to plan their Las Vegas vacation, including transportation on the Las Vegas Monorail,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president of corporate communication for the Las Vegas Monorail. “We're excited about our partnership and look forward to many joint promotions and programs with Orbitz Worldwide.”
The Las Vegas Monorail is the quickest and easiest way to travel the Las Vegas Strip. The service is a seven-stop elevated train system that covers four miles of Las Vegas casinos and attractions, including a direct connection to eight premiere resort destinations and the Las Vegas Convention Center. Trips that span the length of the Strip take 15 minutes or less, with trains arriving every few minutes. The Las Vegas Monorail's future expansion plans include direct access to McCarran International Airport, as well as direct connections to additional resort properties. The Las Vegas Monorail is the only privately funded public transportation system in the country.
“We're pleased to be the first online travel agency to sell Las Vegas Monorail service to customers who want a fast and affordable way to see the Strip”, said Seth Brody, Vice President and General Manager of Hospitality Services for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.. “Orbitz Worldwide will continue to offer more attractions and services for customers who continue to seek great deals for their travel to the Las Vegas area.”
Activities tabs on the Orbitz (http://activities.orbitz.com) and CheapTickets (http://activities.cheaptickets.com) sites also allow travelers to purchase museum passes, spa treatments and services, organized tours, tickets to shows, sporting events and concerts, and airport to hotel transportation among other amenities. Travelers can visit the official Las Vegas destination page for Orbitz (vegas.orbitz.com) and for CheapTickets (vegas.cheaptickets.com)
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (www.away.com) and corporate travel brands Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business (www.travelportcorporatesolutions.com).
About The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to the city's world-class restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels and casinos. Monorail riders can travel the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in 15 minutes or less in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately-funded Monorail system has seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally's/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah's/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton; and the Sahara. As one of the nation's most environmentally-friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail's electric trains produce zero emissions and consistently run at 99 percent operational efficiency, indicating an optimal level of performance from people, processes and technology. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call (866) 4-MONORAIL or (866) 466-6672, or pick-up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.
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