has named seasoned travel industry
executive Steve Tracas as president of Orbitz for Business(TM), the company’s
full service travel management program.
In this position, Tracas will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of
Orbitz for Business including strategy, business development, technology and
marketing, ensuring the continued growth of the company in the corporate
travel segment. Tracas will report to Jeff Katz, Orbitz president and chief
“We are delighted to bring on an industry veteran of Steve’s caliber to
lead Orbitz for Business,” said Katz. “His many years of distribution and
corporate sales experience will bring the leadership and expertise needed to
continue building a trusted brand and superior program within the corporate
Prior to joining Orbitz, Tracas served as vice president of Sales and
Marketing for US Airways where he led the team that developed usairways.com,
was responsible for all corporate and agency sales, Global Distribution System
(GDS) distribution, electronic commerce, and Global Cargo Sales and
Operations. Tracas also held a number of management positions during his
19-year career with AMR Corp including positions with American Airlines and
Sabre Group. Tracas served as managing director for Sabre Group, where he was
responsible for GDS sales within the Western United States and the national
“Orbitz is breaking new ground every day in the corporate travel industry.
Leading the Orbitz for Business team is an exciting opportunity to take
corporate travel to the next level and establish Orbitz as the preferred
business travel management company,” Tracas said.
Tracas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Technology from
Arizona State University in Tempe.
Rick Weber, vice president of Business Travel Service, will assume the
newly created position of vice president of International Planning and
Development, reporting directly to Katz.
Orbitz for Business is a leading full-service travel management program
designed to supply its clients with the combination of up to 20 percent
savings on travel spending, quality customer service and advanced policy
tools. Orbitz for Business was the first travel management program launched
by an online agency (September 2002).