Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Orbitz for Business Launches Program for Small Businesses

Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), today launched Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program.

Recognizing the need for growing companies to have a managed travel solution that is both flexible and affordable, Orbitz for Business Express empowers those businesses with a dedicated booking website, special rates and discounts, 24/7 assistance from Orbitz travel experts, detailed reports on company travel expenditures and full mobile access to travel searches, bookings and flight updates – with no minimum transaction requirements.

There are over 30 million business travelers in the United States, 70 percent of whom book their travel through an unmanaged process*. Orbitz for Business Express is designed to bring managed travel solutions to companies with smaller travel budgets or unmanaged programs, offering a simple and quickly implemented program that enables growing companies to focus on expanding their business instead of planning travel. Benefits include an easy-to-use booking tool based on the familiar user interface, as well as lower transaction fees, specially promoted business hotel rates and air discounts, access to a dedicated corporate call center for 24/7 support, and corporate discounts negotiated exclusively by the Orbitz team. Orbitz for Business Express further enables companies to get the most out of their travel dollars by providing vital insight reports that track costs across multiple travel categories, and traveler safety is enhanced by tracking tools that monitor itineraries every step of the way.