Simple Pricing Model and Ease of Use Drive Strategic Decision of Leader in Energy Equipment and Services Industry
Chicago, IL - August 3, 2004 - Orbitz for Business™, a leading online corporate travel management program, today announced that it has won the business of Dresser, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of energy equipment services. Dresser selected the low cost, high service travel management program for its simple pricing model and easy-to-use interface.
According to Dresser, with over 750 U.S. travelers and an annual $3 million air travel budget, the company desired an online booking tool that will result in increased employee use and decreased costs. Orbitz for Business fit Dresser's requirements for a solution that was all-inclusive with no extra costs and would be more readily accepted among its travelers.
"After seeing how easy Orbitz for Business is to use and administer and knowing we won't be surprised by extra costs, the decision was simple," said Ferle Thomas, travel manager for Dresser, Inc. "Many of our employees were already going on Orbitz.com to find the best prices. Because of the simple pricing structure and high degree of familiarity among our employees, we expect our adoption rates to soar and our overall program costs to decrease significantly."
"The fact that we are able to offer a comprehensive program with no hidden costs is one of the reasons that industry-leading companies like Dresser are making a strategic move and selecting Orbitz for Business," said Steve Tracas, president of Orbitz for Business. "Our ability to offer a low-cost, high-service program for companies of all sizes is a compelling business proposition that must be seriously considered."
Dallas, TX-based Dresser, Inc. is the latest addition to Orbitz for Business's growing client roster joining customers such as McDonald's, Knight Ridder and Ace Hardware.
For additional information on Orbitz for Business, visit www.orbitz.com/business.
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 to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On www.orbitz.com, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, as well as rates at over 65,000 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 www.orbitz.com.
About Dresser, Inc.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dresser, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of highly engineered equipment and services sold primarily to customers in the flow control, measurement systems, and compression and power systems segments of the energy industry. Dresser has a widely distributed global presence, with over 8,000 employees and a sales presence in over 100 countries worldwide. The company's website can be accessed at www.dresser.com.