"With the launch of Google Street View on Orbitz.com, we are continuing to progress towards our goal of making Orbitz the best place for travelers to book a hotel," said Sam Fulton, GVP of retail merchandising for Orbitz Worldwide. "This launch comes on the heels of the introduction of Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results, differentiating Orbitz from the competition."

"We're excited to see Orbitz implementing the Google Maps API Premier and adding Street View imagery to the hotel booking experience on Orbitz, giving consumers the ability to observe a hotel's surroundings as if they were there," said Daniel Chu, Product Manager, Google Enterprise. "We're glad to see partners like Orbitz bring this type of innovative technology to their millions of customers."

To access Google Street View on Orbitz, simply select the "Maps & area info" tab on the hotel property page and click the "Street View" link. Any hotel address available for Street View on Google Maps will be available to view on Orbitz.com.

Street View is made available via the Google Maps APIs. Orbitz is implementing Google Maps API Premier, the enterprise-grade version of the Google Maps API with advanced geocoding and support capabilities.