Innovative display shows Total Price upfront making it easier than ever
for consumers to search for hotels
CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) today
announced the launch of Total Price hotel search results. Orbitz is now the
only major online travel company to show base rate, taxes & fees and Total
Price per night upfront on the initial search results page. Competitors only
show base rates on their initial search results pages making it impossible for
consumers to see the Total Price they will pay until after they have selected
"With the launch of Total Price hotel search results we're making it
dramatically easier for consumers to search for hotels," said Barney Harford,
president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "Until today, there was no convenient
way for consumers to compare multiple hotels on a Total Price basis.
Consumers had to click through to the details page for each hotel to see how
much it would cost to book. With Total Price hotel search results, Orbitz is
Orbitz today also launched the "Hotel Fee Cut" promotion, drastically
cutting booking fees on all of its hotels around the world for rooms booked by
July 15. Of course, lower booking fees mean a lower Total Price.
The introduction of hotel Total Price and the hotel booking fee cut
promotion comes on the heels of the recent launch of the Orbitz "Biggest Hotel
Sale Ever," featuring discounts of 30 percent or more at thousands of
properties worldwide through May 31.
"We dare consumers to compare the Orbitz Total Price before booking their
hotel anywhere else," added Harford.
For details on the Orbitz hotel fee cut promotion visit
Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) is a leading online travel company that
enables travelers to search for and purchase 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. 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 (NYSE: OWW).
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 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.
Jeanenne Tornatore, Orbitz.com, +1-312-894-4986,