Booking Fee Cut Combined with the 'Huge Hotel Sale' Continues Orbitz' Unmatched Summer Savings for Travelers
CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) today announced the extension of its dramatic booking fee cut on all of its hotels around the world. This move follows a successful promotional trial that began in April. Combined with the Orbitz 'Huge Hotel Sale' with more than 11,000 properties on sale in thousands of destinations around the world, there's never been a better time to book a hotel on Orbitz.
"We're absolutely committed to making Orbitz the best place to book a hotel online," said Barney Harford, president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "The extension of the hotel booking fee cut, the introduction of Total Price hotel search results and the launch of Hotel Price Assurance are meaningful differentiators for customers that separate Orbitz from the rest of the pack."
Orbitz Total Price hotel search results, introduced in April 2009, makes it radically easier for consumer to search for hotels. Orbitz is the only major online travel company to show Total Price per night including taxes & fees upfront on the initial search results page. Competitors only show base rate, requiring customers to actually select a hotel before finding out the Total Price.
Launched in May 2009, Hotel Price Assurance promises customers the best Orbitz rate for their hotel. Here's how it works: you book any pre-paid hotel on Orbitz, another Orbitz customer subsequently books the same hotel stay at a lower rate, and Orbitz automatically sends you a check for the difference.
For details on the Orbitz hotel booking fee cut visit www.orbitz.com/hotelfeecut.
For details on Orbitz Hotel Price Assurance visit www.orbitz.com/priceassurance.
Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its website to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On Orbitz.com consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.
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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 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 brand Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com). For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.
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