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Orbitz Debuts Among Top 10 Travel Web Sites

July 01, 2001|JANE ENGLE

Orbitz, the Internet travel site owned by five U.S. airlines, rocketed to fifth place among the most popular travel sites in its first full week of operation (June 4 to 10), then dropped to No. 8 in its second week, according to statistics from Jupiter Media Matrix, which monitors traffic on the Internet.

For the week ending June 17, http://www.orbitz.com drew nearly 900,000 visitors--more than http://www.hotwire.com but below http://www.americanexpress.com (about 3.5 million), http://www.travelocity.com (about 2.6 million) and Expedia Travel (an aggregate of domains, including http://www.expedia.com, at nearly 2.2 million).

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