Orbitz for Business Secures McDonald’s Corporate Travel Account

3rd Nov 2003

Orbitz for Business?, has announced that McDonald’s Home Office and McDonald’s USA have chosen Orbitz as their exclusive travel provider.
According to McDonald’s, the company chose Orbitz for Business because it provides a lower cost travel program that is user friendly, gives employees the flexibility to make their own travel plans and offers customizable tools to help control costs. After a 9-month pilot, McDonald’s made the decision to secure a long-term relationship with Orbitz for Business based on recognized and potential cost savings and its high quality customer service.

Starting this month, all U.S.-based McDonald’s employees began using Orbitz for Business for corporate travel transactions, including flight, hotel and car bookings.

“Companies like McDonald’s realize that they can lower travel costs and receive superior service by migrating online to Orbitz for Business,” said Rick Weber, vice president of Business Travel Services at Orbitz.

Orbitz for Business offers companies the following unique benefits:

An online Premier Traveler program that handles “high touch” services like upgrades and confirmations

Real-time “Care Alert” notifications on flight delays and other events sent to travelers’ mobile phone, PDA or email

Most advanced traveler reporting program that enables companies to more effectively manage budgets and spending

Ability to display and book only a company’s preferred suppliers for air, car and hotel transactions

A full range of customizable features that allow companies to effectively track, manage and reduce employee travel spending


“Orbitz for Business is attractive to corporate buyers because our full-service business travel program delivers savings of up to 20 percent on travel prices and fees, while tracking all transactions for more accurate travel budget management,” said David Cerino, general manager, Orbitz for Business.



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