Online Travel Agency Implements Orbitz for Business

Orbitz, a leading travel website, has announced the successful and on-time launch of Orbitz for Business, the first corporate booking and tracking tool implemented by an online travel agency.
Corporate interest has surpassed Orbitz` expectations, and the company is currently enrolling Orbitz for Business customers on a daily basis.

“The response to Orbitz for Business has been overwhelming since its launch, confirming Orbitz` belief that the program is providing what companies and business travelers wanted—an inexpensive and easy-to-implement corporate travel solution,” explained Rick Weber
, Vice President of Business Services at Orbitz. “Orbitz for Business is currently in discussions with hundreds of companies interested in reducing travel management costs and providing their business travelers with more flight options and the most web-only fares.”

Launched just 2 weeks ago, Orbitz for Business
already has customers enrolled in and using the program. Mostly comprised of small- to mid-sized companies, current customers of Orbitz for Business are now saving up to 75 percent on the $40 - $60 transaction fees charged by offline corporate travel agencies. Orbitz for Business has also received interest from large companies.

“Orbitz for Business provided a quick and hassle-free implementation that allowed us to integrate our corporate negotiated fares and rates into the Orbitz display, so now our business travelers can view and select among corporate, published or web fares and rates for all flights, hotels and cars,” said Mike Berent, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago-based Centerprise Advisors. “The monthly data reports provided by Orbitz also permit us to more accurately track our company travel spending and negotiate volume agreements with suppliers.”

“Enrolling for Orbitz for Business is just as easy as using the program. Interested companies can sign up online in minutes - and implementation can be complete in 48 hours,” said Dave Cerino, General Manager of Corporate Travel at Orbitz.


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