Orbitz Launches Fall Sale With Up to 40% Off, Free Nights and $500 Off Future Travel for Thousands of Hotels Worldwide

Orbitz Insider Index Reveals Fall's Top Shoulder Season Destinations and Year-Over-Year Average Daily Hotel Rate Changes

Sep 10, 2010, 07:00 ET from Orbitz.com

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) today announced its annual Fall Hotel Sale, giving travelers up to 40 percent off of select hotels and $500 off future travel for thousands of hotels worldwide(1).  The company also released the latest edition of the Orbitz Insider Index revealing the most popular shoulder season destinations and year-over-year average daily hotel rate changes to fall's top hotspots.

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Orbitz Fall Hotel Sale:  40% Off and Free Nights

"With up to 40% off hotels and free nights, the Orbitz Fall Hotel Sale makes it possible to take advantage of a budget-friendly fall getaway," said Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Travel Editor of Orbitz.com.  "While we are seeing a slight increase in year-over-year average daily hotel rates to some shoulder season destinations this fall, there is still tremendous value for consumers in markets such as Las Vegas and Miami where prices are still significantly down from 2008 levels."

In addition to the 40 percent off and free nights offer, travelers who book any hotel as part of Orbitz Fall Hotel Sale will also get two coupons worth up to $500 towards future travel.  This includes two coupon codes good for $250-off of a qualifying flight and hotel package booking of five or more nights for travel between October 21, 2010 and April 15, 2011 with no blackout dates, even during the holidays.

Orbitz Insider Index:  Top Fall Shoulder Season Destinations

Looking for destination inspiration this fall?  From the beaches of Honolulu and Cancun to the bright lights of Las Vegas and Chicago, Orbitz also announced the top shoulder season destinations where travelers will enjoy lower prices and lighter crowds this fall.  The Orbitz Insider Index reviewed average hotel costs in 10 popular shoulder season hotspots, identifying those which give travelers the most value this fall.

Noteworthy highlights include:

  • Las Vegas, Seattle and Denver offer the best percentage savings during the 2010 Shoulder Season versus nightly rates experienced in 2008.
  • With slightly increasing hotel rates year-over-year in 2008 and 2009, Fort Lauderdale still boasts sub-100 dollar per night hotel rates along with Denver, Orlando and Las Vegas.
  • Following a slight $1 per night increase in hotel rates from 2008 to 2009, Honolulu hotel rates have increased by 26 percent in 2010 but still remain at an affordable average rate of $150 per night.  

Orbitz Insider Index

Fall's Top Shoulder Season Destinations(2)

Destination

2010

Average Daily

Hotel Rate(3)

2009

Average Daily

Hotel Rate(4)

2008

Average Daily

Hotel Rate(5)

2010 vs. 2009

Percentage Change

2010 vs. 2008

Percentage Change

Las Vegas

$92

$89

$104

3%

-12%

Orlando

$90

$91

$77

-1%

17%

Chicago

$144

$134

$146

7%

-1%

Denver

$93

$90

$99

3%

-6%

Seattle

$113

$116

$122

-3%

-7%

Miami

$119

$106

$109

11%

9%

Cancun

$161

$161

$161

No change

No change

Fort Lauderdale

$93

$91

$83

2%

12%

Honolulu

$150

$119

$118

26%

27%

San Diego

$113

$115

$113

-2%

No change



All of the top Orbitz Insider Index shoulder season destinations are included in the Fall Hotel Sale.  For more information about the sale and complete terms and conditions, visit www.orbitz.com/sales.

Terms and Conditions

(1) Up to 40% savings or free night stays are available at participating hotels only. Minimum stay requirements and blackout dates may apply and will vary depending on market and hotel. Prices shown in search results reflect discount and may exclude taxes and other fees. Discounts available on bookings made by 10/18/10.  $500 Offer: Book a qualifying Orbitz hotel between September 9, 2010 and 11:59 PM (Central Time) on October 18, 2010 for travel by November 15, 2010 and you will receive two coupon codes good for $250 off a qualifying flight + hotel booking of five (5) or more nights. Coupons must be redeemed on Orbitz.com by 11:59 PM (Central Time) on November 15, 2010 for travel between October 21, 2010 and April 15, 2011.  Visit www.orbitz.com/sales for complete terms and conditions, including blackout dates.  

(2) The Orbitz Insider Index Top Shoulder Season destinations were selected by Orbitz and are based on the research and opinions of internal travel analysts and based on a combination of bookings and a particular destinations status as a shoulder season locale.

(3) Average Daily Rate was calculated on September 7, 2010 by taking the average price for all hotels and hotel plus air bookings made on Orbitz.com to key shoulder season destinations for travel in the fall of 2010 (Sept. through Nov.).

(4) Average Daily Rate was calculated on September 7, 2010 by taking the average price for all hotels and hotel plus air bookings made on Orbitz.com to key shoulder season destinations for travel in the fall of 2009 (Sept. through Nov.).

(5) Average Daily Rate was calculated on September 7, 2010 by taking the average price for all hotels and hotel plus air bookings made on Orbitz.com to key shoulder season destinations for travel in the fall of 2008 (Sept. through Nov.).

About Orbitz.com

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 Web site 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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