"We're absolutely committed to making Orbitz the best place to book a hotel online," said Barney Harford, president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "The extension of the hotel booking fee cut, the introduction of Total Price hotel search results and the launch of Hotel Price Assurance are meaningful differentiators for customers that separate Orbitz from the rest of the pack."

Orbitz Total Price hotel search results, introduced in April 2009, makes it radically easier for consumer to search for hotels. Orbitz is the only major online travel company to show Total Price per night including taxes & fees upfront on the initial search results page. Competitors only show base rate, requiring customers to actually select a hotel before finding out the Total Price.

Launched in May 2009, Hotel Price Assurance promises customers the best Orbitz rate for their hotel. Here's how it works: you book any pre-paid hotel on Orbitz, another Orbitz customer subsequently books the same hotel stay at a lower rate, and Orbitz automatically sends you a check for the difference.