CHICAGO, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), celebrating its fifth anniversary, today announced an exclusive partnership with StubHub, the fans' ticket marketplace. The agreement gives travelers access to tickets to some of the most sought-after events around the world, from sports to sellout concerts to hit Broadway shows. The partnership with StubHub is part of the launch of Orbitz' new Activities Tab, making it even faster and easier for Orbitz customers to find and book attractions and activities directly from the homepage.
Whether you prefer the adventure of hot air ballooning at 5,000 feet, relaxing at a spa, or following your favorite baseball team as they play around the country, booking destination experiences on Orbitz.com is easier than ever before. Orbitz' new Activities Tab, located on the Orbitz.com homepage, allows travelers to search for activities based on destination location, top deals, and most popular events and activities.
"What you do when you get to your destination makes a vacation truly memorable," said Seth Brody, vice president and general manager of complex travel for Orbitz. "Now, whether you're looking to score concert tickets in Las Vegas or seeking adventure on a weekend afternoon near home, you can find and book it on Orbitz."
In addition to tickets on StubHub (http://www.stubhub.com/orbitz), travelers can book hundreds of activities, attractions, and services on the new Orbitz Activities Tab. Some examples include:
* Museum and city passes with Go Card USA(TM) * Harley-Davidson motorcycle rentals with EagleRider(R) * Hot air ballooning and NASCAR driving experiences with Great American Days(R) * Sports and event ticket packages, such as the MLB All Star Game, U.S. Open Tennis, ESPY Awards, Ryder Cup, Super Bowl through TSE Sports & Entertainment * A Las Vegas wedding at the Storybook Wedding Chapel(R) * Surfing lessons, kayaking, and biking tours in San Diego with Hike Bike Kayak, Inc. * Golf tee time reservations in top North American cities through TeeBone Golf * Airport transportation, including SuperShuttle(R) and Execucar private sedan service
"We're excited to partner with Orbitz to provide their customers the enhanced benefit of booking tickets to their choice of over 10,000 live events throughout North America," said Jeff Fluhr, CEO of StubHub. "Our partnership allows us to serve travelers looking to enhance their vacation experience as well those legions of traveling fans across the country."
The new Activities Tab is also available on CheapTickets.com, a Travelport, Inc. brand.
Orbitz (http://www.Orbitz.com) is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, cruises, vacation packages, and activities. Since launching its website http://www.orbitz.com to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On Orbitz, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, tens of thousands of lodging properties worldwide and 16 car rental companies. J.D. Power and Associates noted that Orbitz.com had the highest customer satisfaction for independent travel web sites -- hotels in its 2005 Independent Hotel Web Site Study(SM). Study based on responses from 3,668 consumers who booked their hotel reservations through an independent travel Web site. http://www.jdpower.com. Orbitz was acquired by Cendant's Travel Distribution Services division in November 2004 and is part of the Consumer Travel Americas group.
StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers nationwide to buy and sell tickets at fair market value to a vast selection of sporting, concert, theater and other live entertainment events, even those that are "sold out." StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending FanNetwork(SM) ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866- STUBHUB, and backed by an industry-first FanProtect(SM) Guarantee. Company partners include sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, leading NCAA athletic programs and media companies including AOL. StubHub is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information on StubHub, visit http://www.stubhub.com.