Nair wasted little time in shaking things up, laying off 40 percent of the Orbitz staff in November. Since then, Orbitz has migrated to Expedia's online platform and added 130,000 hotels. Orbitz Rewards, a loyalty program launched in 2013 to boost hotel bookings, remains in place. Despite being downsized and swallowed up by Expedia, the 15-year-old company remains committed to Chicago and its burgeoning tech scene, said Nair, 46, vice president and general manager of Orbitz and its sister site, CheapTickets.com. Get the full story at the Chicago Tribune