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Aug 13, 2020, 09:37 ET Open for business: New Orbitz site filters for LGBTQ hotels with a 'higher standard'

Travelers searching for flights and hotels online in the early 2000s likely remember Orbitz® among the leading travel sites of the dotcom boom. What...


May 05, 2020, 08:09 ET Orbitz Rewards Travelers for Staying Home During COVID-19 with $100 for a Future Trip

As millions of Americans enter their seventh week of staying home and social distancing, Orbitz is rewarding travelers for doing their part in...


Nov 21, 2019, 11:54 ET Travel Experts Agree: These are the best Cyber Week 2019 Travel Deals

Savvy shoppers can find deals, discounts and coupons for just about anything during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and travel is no exception. With...


Sep 16, 2019, 09:07 ET Spend the night with succulents, palms and ferns at the first plant pop-up hotel from Orbitz

Millennial travelers have spoken: they want more plants, please. In a recent survey by Orbitz, 63% of millennial vacationers said the hotel amenity...


Jun 24, 2019, 08:44 ET Orbitz Travel Survey Shows Three-in-Four Vacationers are Planning a Road Trip for Their Pets this Summer

The great American road trip has officially taken on dogs. According to a recent online travel survey from Orbitz, 77% of vacationers are planning to ...


May 23, 2019, 13:11 ET Save on summer travel to Chicago during Orbitz Week June 3-10

Thinking about a trip to the Windy City this summer? June 3 is Orbitz Day in the city of Chicago, and to celebrate the travel company is rewarding...


Apr 02, 2019, 09:41 ET Feeling Taxed? Orbitz is Matching Travel Taxes and Fees on April 15

Whether you're banking on a refund or preparing to pay up, one thing is certain: the 2018 tax season has been, well, taxing. In a recent online...


Mar 26, 2019, 09:23 ET Pride Travel is Heating Up: Orbitz Survey Reveals Top LGBTQ+ Travel Considerations and Trending Destinations for 2019 Pride Events

Did last year's Pride celebrations give you FOMO? With April acting as the unofficial kick off to Pride season, recognized annually and...


Nov 16, 2018, 12:16 ET Orbitz adds LoungeBuddy passes and travel reimbursement to its rewards program

From in-cabin pet fees to airport Wi-Fi and seat upgrades, online travel agency Orbitz is giving members of its long-standing loyalty program, Orbitz ...


Oct 12, 2017, 10:00 ET Orbitz Insiders Advise That It's Time To Get Ready for Holiday Travel

Don't look now, but the holiday season is fast approaching. Falling on November 23rd this year, Thanksgiving 2017 is earlier than usual, and with...


Aug 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Orbitz wants to upgrade one flyer's seat from "middling" to "magnificent"

As the final step between a traveler and his or her destination, there is an undeniable sense of excitement and anticipation upon boarding a flight....


Aug 15, 2017, 10:00 ET Orbitz Insiders: It's not too late for a great Labor Day getaway

With just over two weeks before the Labor Day weekend, many potential travelers may believe that it is too late to book a getaway for the last long...


Mar 05, 2013, 08:00 ET Travelers Flee the Cold and Cash-In On Lower Flight Prices This Spring Break, According to Orbitz Insider Index

Spring Break travelers should move quickly to finalize plans and take advantage of lower airfares in many major markets, coupled with finding the...


Feb 04, 2013, 07:00 ET Las Vegas Tops Sexiest Cities and Most Popular Destination Lists for Valentine's Day, According to Orbitz Insider Index

This Valentine's Day, ditch the chocolates and roses. According to a recent survey by Orbitz, nearly 80 percent of consumers have never received a...


Dec 11, 2012, 04:35 ET Orbitz iPhone App Inducted Into the App Store Hall of Fame

Like the rock and roll legends in Cleveland and the baseball superstars in Cooperstown, the Orbitz iPhone app is now officially in the Hall of Fame....


Nov 14, 2012, 01:17 ET Orbitz Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Newly Released Corporate Equality Index

Orbitz Worldwide received a perfect Corporate Equality Index score for the sixth consecutive year and is recognized as one of the "Best Places to...


Oct 19, 2012, 09:00 ET Orbitz.com Launches New "Hotels by Orbitz" App for Android®

Adding to its award-winning suite of mobile travel products including recently being named the highest ranked full-service travel company in mobile...


Oct 16, 2012, 07:00 ET Orbitz 2012 "Best In Stay" Awards Recognize Highest Customer-Reviewed Hotels

Orbitz today announced the winners of the 2012 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards which recognize top-rated hotels based on reviews by Orbitz customers....


Oct 04, 2012, 07:00 ET Orbitz Leads All Full-Service Travel Sites in Mobile Sales, According to Internet Retailer's Mobile 400 List

Orbitz.com's projected 2012 mobile sales place it as the highest ranked full-service travel company in mobile commerce, according to the newly...


Oct 03, 2012, 07:00 ET Orbitz Launches First Full-Service Spanish-Language Travel Website in the U.S.

Orbitz today announced the launch of Orbitz en Español, www.orbitz.com/es, the only full-service Spanish-language travel website targeting the U.S....


Oct 03, 2012, 07:00 ET Orbitz Lanza el Primer Portal de Viajes de EE.UU. que Ofrece Servicios Completos en Español

Orbitz anunció hoy el lanzamiento de Orbitz en Español, www.orbitz.com/es, el único portal de viajes dirigido al mercado estadounidense que ofrece...


Sep 26, 2012, 07:00 ET Orbitz Election Board Announces Winner of Vacation Party Candidate Contest

After a spirited campaign, a resident of Kentucky has been chosen as the standard bearer for fun and relaxation seekers everywhere and was anointed...


Sep 06, 2012, 12:55 ET Let the Voting Begin! Orbitz Reveals Finalists Vying to Win $25,000 in Travel and Become the Official Candidate of the Orbitz Vacation Party

As the national election campaign heads into the post-Labor Day homestretch, Orbitz today named three finalists to lead the Vacation Party who will...


Aug 13, 2012, 07:00 ET Dip in Airfares Give Americans the Chance to Grab an Affordable Labor Day Getaway, According to Orbitz Insider Index

Labor Day airfares are down year-over-year to top vacation spots across the U.S. and Europe according to the Labor Day edition of the Orbitz Insider...


Jun 21, 2012, 06:00 ET Orbitz Rolls Out Major Update to App for iPhone and iPod Touch

Orbitz announced today a re-launch of the popular Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars for iPhone App, adding major speed improvements, powerful sort and...