Orbitz partners with Puerto Rico Tourism

Orbitz partners with Puerto Rico Tourism

Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide has partnered with Puerto Rico Tourism Co. to launch “Orbitz Originals: Secrets of Puerto Rico,” a 10-part online video series that is hosted by award-winning travel expert Richard Bangs and is available for viewing at Orbitz.com/PuertoRico. Supported by hotel discounts of up to 20 percent off and substantial flight and hotel package savings, this ninth installment of the “Orbitz Originals” series once again harnesses the power of online video to inspire travelers and increase bookings to this beautiful Caribbean destination.

Research indicates that online video is an important source of inspiration in the travel planning process, with 64 percent of travelers watching online video when choosing a destination and 62 percent watching online video when looking for activities offered at a particular destination.1 “Orbitz Originals: Secrets of Puerto Rico” showcases the tropical paradise’s many accommodations, activities and adventures, created to entice travelers to visit and experience it all for themselves. Using colorful descriptions and his expert perspective, Bangs takes viewers on an engaging tour of “Puerto Rico’s many offerings.

Select highlights from the 10-part series:

-  “Puerto Rico Adventures” gives viewers an overview of all of the high-adventure that awaits on the island, including a trip down the world’s second-longest and highest zip line.
-  “The Best Scuba Diving on the Planet” explores the aquarium-like conditions and wildlife at “The Wall,” a cliff of coral some 22 miles long, just off the island’s south side near the Copamarina Resort.
-  “Barefoot Luxury” contains Richard’s “Gold List” of the top hotels, resorts and spas on the island.
-  “The Best Golfing in Puerto Rico” gives golf pros and enthusiasts alike a feel for the many world-class courses available on the island with World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriquez.

“The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is very excited to join with Orbitz and Richard Bangs on this fantastic ‘Orbitz Originals’ series,” said Gabriel Emanuelli, director of global sales for Puerto Rico Tourism Co.

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To date, “Orbitz Originals” videos highlighting Cancun, the Cayman Islands, Qatar, Vermont, Western Ireland, New York and Florida have been viewed over one million times by travelers seeking inspiration for future trips. Bookings to those destinations have experienced double-digit growth over the life of each campaign.

“Our goal for each installment of the ‘Orbitz Originals’ series is to use the power of video to give travelers a real sense of the destination and inspire them to visit,” said Josh Winkler, Orbitz Worldwide vice president of partner marketing. “In the case of Puerto Rico, Richard provides an expert look at this gorgeous destination, providing keen recommendations travelers can take advantage of when booking their getaway.”