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Last updated: February 13, 2015
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Orbitz is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages.
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2015. Online travel service Expedia buys competitor Orbitz
After buying Travelocity earlier this month for $280 million, Expedia continues its online travel acquisition spree. The company announced an agreement to acquire Orbitz for $1.6 billion. The deal speaks to ongoing consolidation in the market, but also Expedia’s bigger competitive threat in the form of Priceline, which owns Kayak and other large travel properties, and the fact that perhaps Orbitz saw the consolidation writing on the wall itself. After years of investment, airlines and hotels are doing more business through their own websites. Other websites that scan the Internet for travel deals from multiple sources have become the first stop for many travelers.