Orbitz for Business Business Advantage rates and amenities are now available from hotel partners in every major U.S. market, as well as key international business destinations in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. In exchange for refundable rates and amenities, Business Advantage gives participating hotels premium visibility and search placement with hundreds of thousands of qualified, in-market business travelers. Since the pilot launch of Business Advantage in January 2011, participating hotels have seen a 62 percent year-over-year increase in Orbitz for Business bookings (compared to a 20 percent increase for non-participating hotels). "From the moment we launched the pilot, Business Advantage has delivered a compelling value proposition to our individual business travelers, corporate travel managers and participating hotel partners," said Frank Petito, president, Orbitz for Business. "Given the nature of business travel – and the frequent last-minute adjustments to meeting dates, times and venues – it was important for us to work with our hotel partners in key markets to give business travelers more flexibility and savings when making their travel arrangements." Corporate customers and travel managers that participate in Business Advantage can access these discounted rates and amenities with no online booking or cancelation fees if the reservation is canceled or changed at least 24 hours before check-in. In order to participate in Business Advantage, hotels are required to provide a refundable room rate and encouraged to offer a further rate discount or value-added business amenity (free Wi-Fi, breakfast, room upgrades, etc.) not available through other public channels. Once a refundable rate is entered into the Orbitz for Business system, participating hotels will start reaping the benefits of premium visibility and placement with thousands of business travelers.