Orbitz, Inc. operates as an online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase an array of travel products, including airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, cruises, and vacation packages. The company sells its travel products both individually and as part of packaged trips to leisure and corporate customers located primarily in the United States. It also offers access to travel news and other information of interest to travelers through its Web site. The company’s Web site enables consumers to search for fares and flights on approximately 455 airlines, and rates at approximately 45,000 lodging properties and at 23 car rental companies. The company was formerly known as ...
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Founded in 2000
Orbitz, Inc. Launches Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars App for iPad
Feb 25 13
Orbitz, Inc. launched the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars app for iPad, an extension of its top-rated mobile apps. The Orbitz app for iPad is the only fully native, in-app experience that allows consumers to search and book all three major components of a trip. Designed specifically for the iPad, the new app brings the same speed, ease of use and exclusive mobile-only discounts to consumers. Highlights of the new Orbitz iPad app are unrivaled speed and ease of use; exclusive mobile-only deals and convenient travel tools. To mark the launch of the new app, Orbitz will be giving away a trip for two to Chicago that includes first-class round-trip airfare and a two-night stay in a suite at the five-star Peninsula Chicago.
Ameranth, Inc. Files Suit in United States District Court for Southern District of California Against Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, Travelocity, Kayak, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Usablenet, Inc., Hotel Tonight Inc., Ticketmaster, StubHub, Inc., Micros, EMN8, Inc., Orderin, Subtledata, ATX Innovation, Inc. and Wanderspot LLC
Jul 2 12
Ameranth, Inc. announced that it has greatly expanded the enforcement of its broad 'data/display synchronization' patent portfolio, now having filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against many of the leading hotel, travel site, ticketing, point of sale and other hospitality companies. New patent infringement suits have been filed against Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, Travelocity, Kayak, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Usablenet, Inc., Hotel Tonight Inc., Ticketmaster, StubHub, Inc., Micros, EMN8, Inc., Orderin, Subtledata, ATX Innovation, Inc. and Wanderspot LLC. The explosive growth of the use of smart phones, social/affinity group networking, wireless networks, payment processing and mobile wallets on/via smart phones, cloud based computing, and related technologies now make the use and licensing of Ameranth's patents essential to achieve a totally synchronized hospitality system, that is the 21st Century Communications(TM) system -- conceived/invented in September 1998 by Ameranth's visionary inventors.
Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity Settle Florida Hotel Tax Case
Jun 24 12
Palm Beach County in South Florida has reached a $1.9 million settlement agreement with major online travel companies, including Expedia Inc. over alleged uncollected bed taxes. In addition to Expedia, other companies in the agreement include Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity. Anne Gannon, the county's tax collector, filed suit against the companies in July 2009. The suit alleged the websites did not pay the county's tourist development tax as authorized by state statute. The tax is 5 cents a dollar on hotel stays of six months or less. Expedia has been the subject of 44 lawsuits involving the payment of hotel occupancy taxes across the U.S. From Florida to California and from Michigan to Texas, Expedia has been hit with legal cases involving local hotel occupancy taxes, those tourism charges of 10% or more tacked on hotel bills.