A subsidiary of Expedia Inc., Orbitz is a known travel website where customers and travelers can find and compare travel fares and packages. The website is operated by Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., and currently based in Chicago, Illinois. The company was established in 2001, at a time when the industry is looking to find ways on how to lower the distribution costs for airlines. The result is Orbitz, a popular travel fare aggregator platform where customers can easily shop for the lowest air fares, hotels, cruise packages and other travel activities.
Discover the Best Deals Online
At Orbitz, customers and frequent travelers can count on a comprehensive search tool that can be used to locate the best travel deals. The website runs using the mixed Red Hat Linux and Solaris-powered platform. The website also adopted Jini from Sun Microsystems, on top of the other proprietary software used by the company. The search for products and services is made possible by its search tool online and the available service categories. Some of the popular service categories covered by Orbitz include Hotels, Flights, Packages, Cars, Vacation Rentals and Cruises. Customers can also use the ‘Discover’ tab to find specific packages and offers related to a certain customer requirement.
To help customers and travelers find the most suitable offers, they can click on the ‘Deals’ category. Here, the latest deals and offers are listed, including their prices. Regular promotions are also hosted including the use of promo codes that can be used when signing up for specific deals and offers. And just like Expedia, Orbitz also offers a Rewards Program. Available in three tiers, the program awards points for every dollar spent on the travel products and services. With the points earned, regular customers of Orbitz can count on exclusive perks including complimentary breakfasts and preferred rates.