Orbitz today announced the launch of the Orbitz Hotels App, a native iPad application that gives customers an intuitive search-and-book experience designed specifically for iPad. The Orbitz Hotels App offers travelers the entire selection of Orbitz hotel properties, powerful comparison tools and secure booking in just three taps. The Orbitz Hotels App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbitz-hotels/id445927435.
The Orbitz Hotels App for iPad takes full advantage of iPad’s unique capabilities, providing a streamlined, fast and friendly interface for travelers to find, compare and book hotels, whether on the couch or on the go. Highlights include:
Book hotels at any of thousands of destinations around the world available on Orbitz
Find hotels nearby using iPad’s GPS capabilities – particularly convenient for same day bookings – or search by city, address, zip code or landmark
Filter and sort hotels by price, star rating, review score, distance, neighborhood and more
Compare hotels and prices on an interactive map. Tiles alongside the map provide summarized hotel information and can be expanded to show photographs, guest reviews by verified customers, special offers, amenities and detailed hotel/room descriptions
Toggle from map view to an innovative matrix view to effortlessly compare many hotel options at once
To mark the launch of the Orbitz Hotel App for iPad, Orbitz will be giving away an iPad 2 each day for the next week on Facebook, from Wednesday, July 6 through Tuesday, July 12(1). To enter the giveaway and for complete terms visit http://www.facebook.com/Orbitz.
“The Orbitz Hotels App for iPad sets a new standard, allowing customers to search for, compare and book hotels effortlessly,” said Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide. “Designed from the ground up to take advantage of iPad’s format and interface, the Orbitz Hotels App for iPad is fun to use, fast and streamlined, allowing customers to book a hotel in just three taps.”
In addition to a groundbreaking search and book experience, the new Orbitz Hotels App for iPad delivers the same value that customers have come to expect when booking hotels on Orbitz, including:
Automatic Hotel Price Assurance refunds – If another Orbitz customer books the same prepaid hotel room for less, Orbitz will send you a check for the difference automatically
Enhanced Low Price Guarantee – Orbitz customers who find their same prepaid hotel room for a lower price online can receive a refund for the difference and a $50 discount on a future hotel booking(2)
No Orbitz fees on hotel cancellations or changes
The Orbitz Hotels App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbitz-hotels/id445927435.
Orbitz Mobile History
Orbitz was the first full service online travel company to launch a mobile website in 2006. The site enabled consumers to access Orbitz from any web-enabled cell phone, and initial launch features included the ability to check flight status and search for available hotels in 20 top U.S. markets.
In July 2010, Orbitz launched an updated mobile website (http://m.orbitz.com) enabling consumers to book hotel, air and car from any smartphone browser.
In November 2010, Orbitz released iPhone and Android apps. Orbitz was the first (and is still the only) full service online travel company to offer hotel, air and car shopping and booking capabilities within native apps.
For more information on the Orbitz iPhone and Android apps, please visit http://www.orbitz.com/mobile.