CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz.com, a pioneer in online
travel, today announced the expansion of its golf site in time for travelers to embrace the fall golf season. With new tee time access, exclusive vacation offers, insider golf tips and tickets to the sport's top events, Orbitz travelers can now book their entire golf travel experience, from beginning to end, on http://www.golf.orbitz.com/.
"As golf continues to inspire vacations and drive travel, Orbitz is keeping pace by enhancing its golf page to include a substantially larger number of features," said Tom Russell, Group Vice President for Brand Marketing at Orbitz Worldwide. "With such a wide variety of offerings, we are now able to cater to every type of golf enthusiast, from the spectator to the professional."
With new tools and insider expertise from partners such as Golfswitch, Perry Golf, Callaway Golf and Golf.com, Orbitz customers can now take advantage of the following:
-- Ability to book tee times at more than 1,400 of the best golf courses around the world, including Pinehurst
-- Luxury golf vacations to 12 of the world's most memorable destinations, such as South Africa, Scotland and New Zealand
-- Tickets to top golfing events, including the Masters, the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and more than 100 other major tournaments
-- Exclusive news and insider tips from some of the sport's top golf professionals
To help travelers take advantage of the upcoming fall golf season, Orbitz and GolfSwitch, a leader in the golf reservation industry, offer golf enthusiasts their top picks to keep golfers hitting away this autumn. While the West and the Southeast are known as great areas for fall golf, lesser known destinations throughout the Midwest, Northwest, Northeast and Canada offer great golfing and an opportunity to enjoy the scenic surroundings at a slower pace.
Region Accommodations Book Tee Times At
Canada The Westin Bear Mountain The on-site Mountain course,
Victoria Golf Resort & Spa, designed by Jack Nicklaus and
Victoria, B.C. his son Steve
Pan Pacific Whistler Nicklaus North Golf Course
Midwest Tree Tops Resort, Gaylord, MI At one of the five on-site
Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, OH Shaker Run Golf Club
Northeast Seaview Resort & Spa, The Bay or Pine courses,
Atlantic City both on-site
Hotel Palomar, Washington D.C. Lake Presidential Golf Course
Northwest The Coeur d'Alene Resort, The resort's highly-
Coeur d'Alene, ID awarded Floating Green golf
Southeast Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club, The club's on-site courses,
Southern Pines, NC or make the 30-minute drive to
West Keystone Lodge & Spa, The on-site Keystone Ranch
Keystone, CO or River courses
Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf & The on-site championship golf
Spa Resort, San Diego, CA course
Orbitz travelers can also save on their next golf excursion by booking a qualified hotel and using the promotion code GOLF10 for an instant 10% OFF*.
Visit the Orbitz Golf Travel Academy and Win
Orbitz travelers can also win the ultimate golf insider experience, with a
trip for four to Pinehurst and a full set of Callaway Golf clubs. To enter, play the new online game 3-Hole Challenge at http://www.golf.orbitz.com/ - featuring holes from Pinehurst No. 2 - to win daily instant prizes. There's also a Practice Range and the Caddie's Corner with insider tips from Callaway Golf Staff Pros.
More details on the Orbitz Travel Academy and our new golf travel features are available at http://www.golf.orbitz.com/.
*Terms and Conditions
Book a qualifying hotel between September 1, 2008, and November 30, 2008, for 1 or more nights for travel between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008 via Orbitz and instantly receive 10% off your booking through the use of the promotion code. To display qualifying hotels, click "I have a promotion code" and enter the promotion code, then look for hotels marked with the icon "COUPON." Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion.
Orbitz (http://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 http://www.orbitz.com/ to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world based on gross travel bookings. On Orbitz, consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. Orbitz is a brand that is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).
About Orbitz Worldwide
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