July 1, 2012 |
Mac users who search for hotels on the Orbitz online booking service are initially directed to more expensive hotels than PC users, Orbitz acknowledged last week. Orbitz defended the practice, saying the travel search engine is simply showing users what it thinks they prefer. Orbitz Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford said data collected by Orbitz show that Mac users were 40% more likely than PC users to book four- or five-star hotels. “That is just one of many factors that determine which hotels to recommend a given customer as part of our effort to show customers the most relevant hotels possible,” he said in an email.
June 10, 2011 |
In honor of its 10th year, the travel website Orbitz is handing out extras to those who make hotel reservations in the next week. Book two nights at selected hotels and score a $25 dining coupon and a $200 coupon good for future travel purchased through Orbitz. If the dates work for you, this offer could be a sweet way to save money on a summer trip. The deal: The coupons are part of Orbitz's 10th Anniversary Hotel Sale . You have to stay at least two nights at qualifying hotels (they are marked on the website with special anniversary logos)
June 2, 2009 |
Orbitz Worldwide Inc. and Travelocity.com, a unit of Sabre Holdings Corp., stopped charging a fee to book airline tickets at their websites. The online travel sites are following the lead of Expedia Inc., which lifted its fee for online plane tickets last week.
November 14, 2011 |
Los Angeles International Airport is about to claim a title that may spell trouble for holiday airline passengers this month. LAX is expected to be the nation's busiest airport for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to ticket sales on Orbitz, one of the nation's busiest travel websites. The website determines the annual ranking by calculating ticket sales for the nation's top 50 airports for the weekend, which this year is Nov. 23-27. Officials at LAX said they have yet to tally all ticket sales for the airport for the long weekend.
November 9, 2012 |
If you hate crowds, stay clear of Chicago's O'Hare International or Los Angeles International airports for Thanksgiving. For the third straight year, O'Hare and LAX were the nation's two busiest airports, according to booking data by the travel website Orbitz.com. Last year, LAX was ranked the busiest, with O'Hare coming in second, according to Orbitz. The two airports switched places in the ranking this year, with San Francisco International Airport coming in third, the website said.
January 6, 2012 |
New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago and Los Angeles topped the list of most popular travel destinations in 2011, according to booking data and online searches reviewed by the travel website Orbitz. But what was surprising about the top 10 list was the absence of coastal vacation spots such as San Diego, Honolulu and Miami. All three beach destinations, as well as New Orleans, made the top 10 list in 2010 but were bumped off in 2011 by Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Atlanta. Orbitz analyzed search inquiries and found that the most popular perks among travelers booking hotel rooms in 2011 were convenient transportation, pools and extras such as spa services, fitness centers and wireless Internet.