Orbitz.com Celebrates Gay Pride with Sale and Charity Auction

Thu. July 12, 2007 12:00 AM

Chicago-based Orbitz Marks 5th Anniversary of Being First Major Online Travel Agency to La

Chicago, IL - Orbitz.com was the first major online travel agency to create a dedicated gay travel microsite in June 2002. Extending the celebration of gay pride beyond the month of June, Orbitz is launching an online charity auction, aimed at raising funds for top charities including Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD and The Matthew Shepard Foundation. In addition to the auction, Orbitz launches a hotel and package sale to help travelers find great deals to pride events worldwide.

Bidding for a Cause
Orbitz is encouraging everyone to visit http://www.orbitzcharity.com/lgbt. Through August 12th, 2007, Orbitz is hosting this online charity auction where people can bid on great items such as travel packages, True Colors Tour tickets with backstage access, and autographed CDs.

Orbitz has partnered with several other committed companies, such as Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Paris Las Vegas, Luxor, Treasure Island, New York - New York Hotel & Casino, and the True Colors Tour who have donated auction items.

Proceeds from the auctions will be donated directly to various worthy charities, including HRC, GLAAD, and The Matthew Sheppard Foundation. For more details about the Orbitz online charity auction, terms and conditions of the auction items, and to start your bidding, visit http://www.orbitzcharity.com/lgbt.

Orbitz Pride Sale
June is the official month marking numerous annual pride events and festivals around the world. Orbitz wants to help its customers stay a step ahead this summer no matter where they travel. Whether heading to a pride event or a family reunion, the Orbitz Pride Sale will help travelers get there for less.

• Save $100 when booking a hotel or vacation for 5+ nights by entering promo code PRIDE100.

• Save $40 when booking a hotel or vacation for 3 or 4 nights by entering promo code PRIDE40.

Travelers must book by August 10, 2007. For more details and terms and conditions click here.

Source: Press Release