Orbitz Worldwide, the online travel service, has expanded its Orbitz for Business managed booking tool for small business with a new self managed travel site. It allows small businesses and their travelers to access and book through Orbitz for Business with a simple self-registration process.
The extension of its business site includes many of the same features and benefits of the company's larger managed programs, including access to corporate travel rates at no cost beyond the transaction fees.
"This gives small businesses a sense of having their own managed program on Orbitz for Business, and furthers our commitment to having an array of travel products that are a great fit for any size business," said Dean Sivley, COO and GM of Orbitz Worldwide's Corporate Travel Solutions. "We're now catering to any and every small business that has travel requirements and wants greater control."
The Orbitz for Business self-managed site offers a number of business specific resources, such as dedicated site reporting, which includes monthly executive travel summaries documenting all travel categories. It allows customers to manage travel expenditures more efficiently. There is also a unique, dedicated Orbitz for Business site, created specifically for small businesses and their travelers.
Members have access to unused eTicket tracking that tracks the value and expiration dates of unused tickets every time you log in. Unused eTicket tracking is seamless and does not require a call to an agent or transaction fees. The site also allows for free online exchanges, cancellations and voids, which means there are no charges or fees for trip bookings that can't be completed, although fees imposed by airlines may still apply. There is also a dedicated customer service line. A member number provides quick and easy access to a live agent, with customer support available 24/7.
Orbitz Worldwide's business travel portfolio now features distinct travel products to serve everyone from the individual unmanaged traveler to the large, Fortune 500 corporation. The Road Warrior site, at http://roadwarrior.orbitz.com, is a microsite that offers business specific tools, such as Wi-Fi finder, restaurant reservations, business hotel reviews and
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