|Orbitz Teams Up With Legendary Gentleman's Barber Shop Truefitt & Hill To Give Customers A Smooth Shave For A Smooth Evening In Las Vegas|
|Chicago, Sept. 28, 2005 – Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), the faster, easier way to find the trip you want, today announced it is making a visit to Las Vegas a bit more enticing by entering into a marketing partnership with Truefitt & Hill, the legendary London-based Barber Shop. This exclusive program allows travelers the opportunity to reserve a Hot Lather Shave with optional Manicure when booking air, hotel and vacation packages to Las Vegas.
"Recent industry trends suggest that men, more now than ever, are embracing personal care and grooming," said Alan Josephs, vice president of packaging at Orbitz. "Collaborating with a men's barbershop of such storied success and history as Truefitt & Hill is a wonderful addition to our travel packaging options. We are seeing an increasing interest in destination services from our customers and this is just one way we are meeting those needs."
Orbitz customers can choose a Hot Lather Shave for $65, during which a Master Barber applies hot towels and uses time-tested techniques to expertly shave the face with a straight razor using Truefitt & Hill's luxury shaving creams and balms. Alternatively, Orbitz customers may also choose the Truefitt & Hill Men's Refuge package for $100, which includes both a Hot Lather Shave and a Manicure, offering customers a relaxing hand massage and a moisturizing treatment for the hands and nails.
Truefitt & Hill's services are perfect for the business traveler in need of a brief respite, or the bachelor group looking to add a touch of sophistication to their Vegas-style party. This offer is available exclusively at Truefitt & Hill's Las Vegas Barber Shop, located street level in the Forum Shops at Caesars on Las Vegas Boulevard.
"Whether in Las Vegas for business or pleasure, men enjoy being able to put their best face forward. We are thrilled to collaborate with Orbitz to provide men the opportunity for a world-class shave and grooming experience," noted Guy Cartwright, President & CEO of Truefitt & Hill.
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.
About Truefitt & Hill
In every age, for all generations, Truefitt & Hill is an invaluable asset to the well-groomed man. From their personal Barber Shop services to finely-crafted products, they provide the guidance, confidence, knowledge, tools and inspiration men need to put their best face forward. The Truefitt & Hill collection of fine grooming products can be purchased at upscale specialty shops, through the company website www.truefittandhill.com or by calling 1-800-236-8089.
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